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International Akaroa Music Festival - Woodwind Extravaganza


Sat 20 Jan 2018, 6:00pm–8:15pm

Where: Gaiety Hall, Rue Jolie, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: $36.83 ($33.00 + $3.83 fees)
  • Students: $12.30 ($12.00 + $0.30 fees)
  • Senior: $33.75 ($30.00 + $3.75 fees)
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Luca Manghi, flute
John Robinson, clarinet
Celia Craig, oboe
Alison Jepson, oboe
Leni Maeckle, bassoon
Selena Orwin, bassoon
Olivia Humphrey, recorder
Wolfgang Kraemer, recorder
Sarah McCracken, violin
Rachel Fuller, piano/harpsichord
Akaroa Festival Orchestra

Alessandro Marcello
Concerto for oboe concerto in D minor

Francis Poulenc
Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano

Benjamin Britten
Metamorphoses for solo oboe

Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto for oboe, violin, two recorders, and two oboes in G minor, RV 576

Johann Friedrich Fasch
Quattro for two oboes and two bassoons in F major

On a summer Saturday evening the Akaroa Festival welcomes the star Australian oboist Celia Craig and Canterbury bassoonist Selena Orwin to a ‘Woodwind Extravaganza’. Be mesmerised by a wide selection of some of the greatest woodwind works in the repertory, from Marcello to Britten and Vivaldi to Poulenc, accompanied by the best of New Zealand’s young musicians in the form of the Akaroa Festival Orchestra.

Come and join us for our 11th Festival in beautiful Akaroa. For the 2018 edition of the festival, we have created an exciting concert programme showcasing NZ’s most accomplished musicians and fabulous international guest artists.

Latvian cellist Ramon Jaffe will be back this year - expect more Flamencos and Tangoes here – German pianist Michael Endres, American star – violinist Charles Castleman, Canterbury soprano Polly Ott and many others. On the musical menu, we have Piazolla’s Seasons in our Cellissimo concert, the Mendelssohn Octet lead by APO concertmaster Andrew Beer, a selection of Brahms songs performed by Rachel Fuller and Catrin Johnson, exciting baroque works performed by our baroque ensemble under the direction of Festival Director Wolfgang Kraemer and – our exciting new addition – a series of solo concertos performed by our guest artists with the Akaroa Festival Orchestra. We will also be hosting the double reed society with Australian oboe star Celia Craig and Canterbury’s bassoonist Selena Orwin. We are looking forward to our Woodwind Extravaganza concert on Saturday.

Together with the professionals, we have NZ’s best young talent in Akaroa. The students will present themselves in our lunchtime concert series at St. Peter’s Church. Do come along and see what the students are up to!

We are very much looking forward to having you as our guests,
Edith Salzmann and Wolfgang Kraemer.