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Turnovsky Jubilee Ensemble

When:

Fri 12 Jun 2015, 7:30pm–9:10pm

Where: Auckland Town Hall - Great Hall, 303 Queen St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • C reserve: $35.00
  • Child: $10.00
  • Student Rush: $15.00
  • A reserve: $70.00
  • B reserve: $55.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: CMNZ

Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand.

Wilma Smith (director/violin)
Natalie Lin (violin)
Justine Cormack (violin, viola)
Lara Hall (violin, viola)
Gillian Ansell (viola)
Bryony Gibson-Cornish (viola)
Ashley Brown (cello)
Victoria Simonsen (cello)
Victoria Jones (double bass)
Bridget Douglas (flute)

Celebrate the 50th Jubilee of the NZCT Chamber Music Contest with this all-star ensemble made up of Contest winners spanning 25 years. Led by charismatic violinist Wilma Smith, this stellar ensemble takes to the road to celebrate the iconic annual event dedicated to showcasing the best NZ musical talent.

This programme reflects a youthful focus, with Mendelssohn’s exuberant Octet, written when he was only 16, and the colourful Simple Symphony by Britten, based on his own piano tunes and composed when he was aged between nine and twelve. Add in some well-loved Bach and our own Douglas Lilburn in his centenary year and you have a recipe guaranteed to delight. Keep an eye out for local players who may join in along the way too.

Wilma Smith says…"Wonderful musical friends from way back together with incredible young musicians I've admired from afar, playing music we all love for a celebration that means so much to all of us - that's a recipe for some serious chemistry!"

Justine Cormack says…"Everyone in this project has a profound love for chamber music. We will be representing the 50 years of music making in the Contest. What a fabulous challenge and incredible honour. I won’t be taking that challenge lightly!!"

Ashley Brown says…"The Mendelssohn is a really rich work packed with thrills - it'll be a privilege to perform, and a unique experience for people to witness."

Pre-Concert Talk in Auckland: The pre-concert talk is free to attend and takes place at the venue 45 minutes prior to the concert. The 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.

Programme
Bach | Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G BWV 1048
Britten | Simple Symphony Op 4
Lilburn | Allegro for Strings
Interval
Mendelssohn | Octet in Eb Op 20

This tour is generously supported by the Turnovsky Endowment Trust.

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