A Tribute to Italy


A group of wind players, members of the Haffner Orchestra, formed a Wind Quintet in 2016. It was with great pleasure that we were invited to perform at the Lancaster Grand Theatre as part of Lancaster’s ‘Festa Italia 2022’.

We were warmly received by a most enthusiastic audience at what was an exhilarating evening, performing Italian themed music. Apparently one of the audience member’s was moved to tears when we performed ‘ Nessun Dorma’ from Puccini’s ‘Turandot’ a theme put on the world map in 1990 when Pavarotti sang it as an opening to the 1990 World Cup.