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International Akaroa Music Festival - Woodwind Extravaganza


Sat 16 Jan 2016, 7:00pm–9:15pm

Where: Akaroa Area School, 141 Rue Jolie, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $33.25 ($30.00 + $3.25 fees)
  • Students: $12.30 ($12.00 + $0.30 fees)
  • Seniors: $31.20 ($28.00 + $3.20 fees)
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Woodwind Extravaganza

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Flute quartet in C Major

Francois Devienne
Bassoon quartet in C Major

Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto a tre in a Minor

Heitor Villa Lobos
The Jet whistle
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Trio in E flat Major

Wolfgang Kraemer, recorder
Luca Manghi, flute
Selena Orwin, bassoon
John Robinson, clarinet
Andrew Beer, violin
Serenity Thurlow, viola
Edith Salzmann, cello
Rachel Fuller, piano

Some of NZ’s finest woodwind musicians take centre-stage in this joyful celebration of chamber music that radiates elegance and joie de vivre. In the late 1700s the clarinet was new technology and Mozart was the first to show the world its now famed beauty and versatility, so delightfully captured in the beloved “Kegelstatt” trio in E-flat major. Woodwind and strings join together in Mozart’s evergreen flute quartet and in the charming bassoon quartet by his French contemporary François Devienne. The elegant grandeur and virtuosity of Telemann’s recorder concerto take us back to the lavish splendour of the Baroque, and Villa-Lobos’ poetic and mysterious duo for flute and cello transports us into the brave new world of the mid-twentieth century.