The Polaris Duo at The Northern Aldborough Festival
The Northern Aldborough Festival was born in 1994, centred around the picturesque village of Aldborough near York. It has fast established itself as one of the most prestigious classical music events in the country and was recently described by the Times as ‘well on its way to being one of the leading fixtures on the classical music calendar’.
The Polaris Duo (saxophone and harp) perform an eclectic programme in The Northern Aldborough Festival in North Yorkshire. Includes a new arrangement of 'floating turning spinning'.
Gillian Blair (saxophone) and Elinor Nicholson (harp) formed the Polaris Duo in 2011 whilst studying at the Royal Northern College of Music. Since then, they have performed at UK venues including the Bridgewater Hall, Buxton Opera House, Warwick University and Leeds International Concert Season. The duo has been exploring an eclectic range of repertoire and possibilities for this unusual instrumentation.