Flautist Sally Stocks and harpist Angela Moore are picking up their musical paint brushes to perform the bold masterpieces of C P E Bach, the delicate pastels of Debussy and the fire oils of Piazolla’s Tango.

Sally and Angela will be playing as part of the 25the anniversary celebrations of the Swindon Recital Series at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, on Wednesday March 6 at 1.05pm.

Sally took part in several masterclasses with James Galway during her studies before embarking on a career as a soloist and a chamber musician.

She emigrated to Australia where she was appointed Professor of Flute at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music.

Next she moved to the Canary Islands where she performed regularly before returning to England in 1992. Today she performs with other international chamber musicians and as a soloist.

Angela plays for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; The London Philharmonic Orchestra; the London Symphony Orchestra; and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

She is also a music teacher and enjoys sharing the glamour of the harp at special occasions such as weddings.

Together they are presenting a magical programme of C P E Bach's Hamburger Sonata, Debussy's Reverie and Arabesque No.1 and Piazolla from his Histoire du Tango.

Julia Singleton from the Swindon Recital Series said: "Of all Johann Sebastian Bach’s sons, Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-1788) is the one who is best known. After many years at the Prussian court in Berlin he moved to Hamburg where he was able to write a bolder, more experimental style of music. He believed that music should touch the heart and awaken the passions. The Hamburger Sonata is a light-hearted and charming piece, with many flourishes around simple melodies.

"Debussy’s music has been described as painting in delicate pastels or water colours. This French composer, apparently less than diligent about his studies at the Paris Conservatoire, was, like the Impressionists with whom he has been compared, desperate to break out of the conventional approach to music.  The quiet, reflective passages of Debussy’s beautifully simple work wander about very much as if in a dream. The Arabesque No. 1 uses melodies to create the atmosphere of intertwined flowing lines, originally found in ancient Islamic art.

"A selection from Histoire du Tango, probably one of Piazolla’s most famous pieces, provides a lively contrast to end the programme,'' she said

The Swindon Recital Series was founded 25 years ago by concert pianist Paul Turner, who wanted to bring world-class chamber musictohis home town. The series is a season of  chamber music concerts given by professional musicians. The series takes place between September and April each year.

Tickets to see Sally and Angela at the Wyvern are £6, accompanied children (14 and under) free. For more details visit www.swindonrecitalseries.org