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Composer Connections: New Zealand Chamber Soloists

When:

Wed 13 May 2015, 8:00pm–9:45pm

Where: MTG Century Theatre, 9 Herschell Street, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Child: $10.00
  • Student Rush: $15.00
  • A Reserve: $55.00
  • B Reserve: $45.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: CMNZ

"We've had a 20 year relationship with works by John Psathas and are constantly drawn to his energy and passionate compositional style. We've also embraced both the Rachmaninov and Babajanian Trios for their full blown romantic expression. Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for the emotional ride of a lifetime!" New Zealand Chamber Soloists

Celebrate our musical cultural heritage with a journey of discovery through collaboration, innovation and inspiration. Witness the special connection between composer and performer and the evolving process of composition through to performance.
As part of Chamber Music New Zealand’s Our Music Composer Connections tour during New Zealand Music Month these concerts feature the New Zealand Chamber Soloists performing a programme specially curated by New Zealand composer John Psathas with the ensemble in mind, showcasing music that deeply influences him.

John Psathas on creating music…
"When I write it is a revelatory experience; I do not know in what way the piece will unfold as I begin the first few bars. I spend a great deal of time writing these first few bars, sometimes months. Somehow when I have finally found the first seeds of the piece I just know... It is like nurturing an extremely fragile plant, working intensely and continuously, to sustain it and allow it to grow naturally and organically."

Programme
Rachmaninov | Trio élégiaque in G minor
John Psathas | Corybas
John Psathas | Island Songs
Babajanian | Piano Trio

Pre-Concert Talk: This talk is free to attend and takes place at the concert venue 1 hour prior. The pre-concert talk will be run by a local music specialist and provides a great opportunity to learn more about the artists and the music, before experiencing it live.

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