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Amici Ensemble: Waikanae Music Soc. 40th Anniversary Concert


Sun 2 Sep 2018, 2:30pm

Where: Waikanae Memorial Hall, 7 Pehi Kupa St, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Public: $35.00
  • WMS Members: $25.00
  • Students under 25: $5.00
  • Additional fees may apply

- Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A, K581
- Salina Fisher: "Coastlines" (premiere of 40th Anniversary Commission for string quartet, flute, clarinet and harp)
- Mozart: Flute Quartet in D, K285
- Debussy: Syrinx (solo flute)
- Ravel: Introduction & Allegro (string quartet, flute, clarinet and harp)

- Donald Armstrong - violin
- Malavika Gopal - violin
- Sam Burstin - viola
- Ken Ichinose - cello
- Bridget Douglas - flute
- Patrick Barry - clarinet
- Carolyn Mills - harp

The Waikanae Music Society shares its important milestone of 40 years with Donald Armstrong’s Amici Ensemble, who are making their 25th appearance in Waikanae. This amazingly long and rewarding partnership has resulted in many memorable concerts since Amici first played in Waikanae in 1989.

In a delightful coincidence, Mozart’s glorious Clarinet Quintet was on that 1989 programme. We look forward to hearing it again, also Ravel’s evocative Introduction and Allegro, one of the highlights of Amici’s 2010 concert.

One of the Society’s objectives is to commission a new work from a New Zealand composer to mark each 5th anniversary. Each of these works has been premiered by Donald Armstrong and his band of prominent NZSO musicians. Our 2018 commission is from a young composer who is one of this country’s most exciting new voices. Salina Fisher has won the prestigious Sounz Contemporary Award two years in a row and has been honoured with a 2017 New Generation Award from the NZ Arts Foundation.

A recipient of a Waikanae Music Society Charitable Trust scholarship, Salina is currently studying at New York’s Manhattan School of Music. Her new work, “Coastlines”, which takes its inspiration from the Waikanae landscape, will be one of the highlights of a delightful programme that also includes Mozart’s sparkling Flute Quartet and Debussy’s magical Syrinx.

The 40th Anniversary Commission is supported by the Lion Foundation and Wellington Community Trust. The concert, in the Waikanae Memorial Hall, starts at 2:30pm. Tickets will be available at Waikanae New World, Moby Dickens Books in Paraparaumu Beach or at the Kapiti i-site in Paraparaumu.

Enquiries are welcome on 04 293 4025, 04 905 6070 or via the society's website.