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Flute, Harp and Viola Concert

When:

Sun 23 Sep 2018, 2:30pm–3:45pm

Where: Globe Theatre, 312 Main St, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission by donation recommended from: $5.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: donaldsonhqf

The Globe concert series has gained a reputation for presenting programmes of particular interest for lovers of good music, and the next programme in the series on Sunday September 23 will surely reinforce that judgment.

Diana Neild, flute and Anne-Gaëlle Ausseil, harp, have been playing together for 10 years. In 2016 when they performed together as part of the Te Manawa concert series such was the enthusiastic response from patrons that many were disappointed to be turned away.

The Gallery did not have the seating capacity to accommodate all who turned up. Now that the series has been transferred to the Globe more music lovers will be able to enjoy the pair, but people are still advised to come early. Joining the pair in this concert will be Diana’s daughter Sylvia who will be playing viola.

The trio are based separately in Wellington, Hamilton and Palmerston North, and they sometimes feel that rehearsing this concert has surely kept Air NZ in business!

Anne-Gaelle started playing at 7, and studied in France for 13 years at the Conservatoire des Yvelines near Versailles, under Marie-Monique Popesco. She and her husband arrived in NZ with two backpacks sixteen years ago from France, and decided to make their home here. She is a scientist with Landcare Wellington and says she is doing her best to save the planet.

Diana Neild studied flute many years ago with Amelia Skinner and Nancy Luther Jara, and never quite gave up the habit despite being sidetracked by writing children's books. The author of the Piggity-Wiggity series, Diana is a nationally recognized children's author, and is an unflinching advocate for live music.

She developed a love of playing chamber music through playing with local musicians and with her children, and plays flute in Trio Bella, and flute and saxophone in functions band Moxy.

Violist Sylvia Neild is currently in her final year of a Bachelor’s of Music at Waikato University studying with Lara Hall. Being a Palmerston North girl she played in the Manawatu Youth Orchestra and numerous local productions, as well as being part of the National Youth Orchestra and Adam Summer Schools. She is a long-time lover of chamber music. With a fondness for history and poetry she also enjoys pestering those same friends and families with short lectures on the subject.

Their concert at the Globe Theatre will make a feature of music from France, since the combination of flute and harp naturally suggests a French flavour. Highlights will include Debussy’s sonata for flute, viola and harp, and arrangements of two pieces from his Suite Bergamasque including his most popular piece – Clair de Lune.

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