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International Akaroa Music Festival - Stirring Desires


Fri 12 Jan 2018, 7:00pm–9:15pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: $36.83 ($33.00 + $3.83 fees)
  • Student: $12.30 ($12.00 + $0.30 fees)
  • Senior: $33.75 ($30.00 + $3.75 fees)
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Rachel Fuller, piano
Catrin Johnsson, mezzo soprano
Edith Salzmann, cello

Edvard Grieg
Haugtussa – Song Cycle – op.67

Clara Schumann
Ich stand in dunklen Traumen, op.13 No.1
Die stille Lotusblume, op.13 No.6

Robert Schumann
Widmung from “Myrthen” – op.25
Mondnacht from “Liederkreis”, – op.39

Johannes Brahms
Liebestreu – op.3 No.1
Minnelied – op.71 No.5
Zwei Gesange – op.91
Gestillte Sehnsucht
Geistliches Wiegenlied

Swedish soprano Catrin Johnsson and NZ pianist Rachel Fuller perform a selection of 19th-century songs by Edvard Grieg, Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. The concert serves to highlight some of the lesser-known, yet equally beautiful, vocal repertoire from this period.

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.