Atéa Wind Quintet: Malcolm Arnold and more


Venue Great Hall

Running time 60 minutes

Artists Atéa Quintet


£10 (50% off students & under 18s)

Next date 29th July 5:15 pm

Book online below

About this event

A lovely, lively programme of wind music, from Malcom Arnold’s characteristically jolly Sea Shanties  – first performed in an aircraft hangar at the Filton Aerodrome, Bristol, in August 1943 – to the lyrically romantic Italian composer Briccaldi.


Malcom Arnold – Three Shanties

Eugène Bozza – Une Musique de Nuit

Thea Musgrave – Wind Quintet

Doreen Carwithen – Five Diversions

Giulio Briccialdi – Quintet No.2 in B flat


The Atea Quintet are:

Alena Walentin flute
Anna Hashimoto clarinet
Ashley Myall bassoon
Chris Beagles horn
Philip Haworth oboe


Don’t miss:

In Echo revelling in early Venetian music
The rollicking City Musick
The Virtuoso Recorder: Jill Kemp
Mark Lockheart and Chris Batchelor leading Jazzworks


The Atéa Quintet is the foremost British wind quintet of their generation. Internationally acclaimed, they recently became double prizewinners at the 2015 Karl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition in Denmark. As the Associate Ensemble in Residence at the Birmingham Conservatoire and Quintet in Residence at the Purcell School, they mentor some of the finest up and coming musicians in the country. Since its formation in 2009, the Atéa Quintet has performed at Cheltenham, Brighton and Lake District Summer Festivals and in concerts at Wigmore Hall, St Martin in the Fields, Bridgewater Hall and St Johns Smith Square. Recent seasons have included a tour to Scotland, the Czech Republic and a residency at the Two Moors Festival. Brought together by their communal love of wind chamber music, the Atéa Quintet have individually received prizes in international competitions, and played with all of the country’s leading orchestras.

Listen to the Atéa Quintet here.

About our Summer Concerts

This concert is part of the Dartington International Summer School & Festival, a month-long musical celebration, encompassing shared music making, learning and listening.

Our extensive public concert series utilises a faculty of internationally renowned and emerging musicians to create a stunning cross-genre programme of over 100 concerts and events. Set against the backdrop of Dartington’s striking medieval Great Hall, the Summer School’s concert series presents the highest levels of performance in a carefully curated collection of classic works and “made for Dartington” exclusives. Full listings for the Summer School concert series can be found here.

If you are interested in taking part in one of Summer School’s music courses, you can find out further details here.

Food and drink

Head up to the Dartington estate early to enjoy our pre-concert food offerings. The Green Table café will be staying open late during the festival, plating up fresh and seasonal local food and drinks. Next to the Great Hall, The White Hart restaurant and bar will be serving a selection of food, along with a broad range of quality drinks and between concert nibbles.

Offer: Special rate for Dartington Members

Dartington Members will receive a 10% discount, applied when they log in during the checkout process. For more information about Membership, click here (opens in new tab).

Book now

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Phone: 01803 847070 |

Monday 29th July

Visiting Dartington Hall

At our 1,200 acre estate, based in South Devon, there’s plenty to explore – from the natural beauty of the grounds, to our visitor attractions and year-round events programme. You can also make a stay of it with our historic hotel or campsite, and enjoy award-winning food and drink in our cafes and restaurants.

About us

Dartington is an old place with a new story.

The Dartington Experiment began in 1925 and was based on the idea that humans are many-sided – and how we need environments that encourage our whole being to flourish, in connection with nature and each other.

This idea is as true today is it ever was.