Author: Aunty Muriel

Whiteknights Ensemble Autumn Concert 2018: 17 November, St Paul’s Wokingham

Following a fabulous weekend of rehearsals in France, we’ve come a long way towards finalising details for our forthcoming autumn concert. The programme will feature music by Jacques Ibert, Pavel Haas, Jacob Gade, Francis Poulenc, Otto Mortensen and Norman Hallam, as follows: Ibert – Trois Pièces Brèves Haas – Wind Quintet Gade – Tango Jalousie…

Whiteknights Ensemble: next concert 21 July 2018 at Leighton Park, Peckover Hall

Following the success of our inaugural concert back in November 2017, the Whiteknights Ensemble is currently rehearsing for a second concert in July this year, to be held at Leighton Park, Peckover Hall. The date and venue are fixed, but we have yet to confirm other details, including the programme. It is likely, however, that…

18 November 2017: Inaugural concert of the Whiteknights Ensemble

Earlier this year some of my musical friends and I got together to form the Whiteknights Ensemble, and our inaugural concert is now only three weeks away! We’ll be performing as a wind quintet and the programme comprises works by Mozart, Ligeti, Cambini, Nielsen and Patterson. Based in Earley, Reading, the Whiteknights Ensemble takes its name…

Contextual frame theory and Shirley Jackson’s ‘A Visit’ 

Contextual frame theory explains ‘how readers track reference to characters and events through the process of reading’ (Stockwell, 2002: 155). To summarise the essence of this approach, the reader constructs mental images, or ‘contextual frames’, containing characters and objects which are said to be ‘bound’ to that frame. The binding process enables the reader to…