Red Clay, Mississippi Delta

Arcadia Winds

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Arcadia Winds


‘[One of] Australia’s best emerging artists.’ The Age

About Arcadia Winds

Arcadia Winds is a trailblazing ensemble, known for its energetic, spontaneous and joyful style. The ensemble celebrates the great music that exists for wind quintet, exploring every angle: from classical repertoire and new works by Australian composers to inventive arrangements of music spanning the ancient to the popular.

About the concert

Like the famous fertile lands of the Mississippi Delta, Arcadia Winds has become a force of nature in wind quintet music. This concert celebrates contemporary gems written by Arcadia Winds’ friends from across Australia and the world. Red Clay, Mississippi Delta is the epitome of mesmerising American flautist Valerie Coleman’s jazzy, dynamic style. From Australia, exciting works by Elizabeth Younan, Kate Neal and Holly Harrison are just as inspiring.

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Arcadia Winds
Kiran Phatak flute
Emmanuel Cassimatis oboe
Lloyd Van’t Hoff clarinet
Rachel Shaw horn
Matthew Kneale bassoon


Hildegard von Bingen
Ave generosa

Elizabeth Younan
Shoreditch Grind

Holly Harrison

Kate Neal
Paper, Scissors, Dog

Valerie Coleman
Red Clay, Mississippi Delta