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International Akaroa Music Festival - The Trout & Gretc


Sun 21 Jan 2018, 5:00pm–7:15pm

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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Polly Ott, soprano
Luca Manghi, flute
John Robinson, clarinet
Celia Craig, oboe
Andrew Beer, violin
Charles Chastleman, violin
Serenity Thurlow, viola
Anna Maksymova, piano
Akaroa Festival Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach
Double Concerto in D minor for two violins, strings and B.c., BWV 1043

Franz Schubert
Gretchen am Spinnrad Seligkeit
Die Forelle

Malcolm Arnold
Divertimento for flute, oboe and clarinet

Felix Mendelssohn
Octet in E- at Major, Op. 20

This diverse programme of woodwind, vocal and string music contains works from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. APO concertmaster Andrew Beer and American violinist Charles Castleman shine in J.S. Bach’s Double Concerto in D minor, whilst Mendelssohn’s Octet op. 20, a work once described as a “miracle of nineteenth-century music”, is sure to be one of the festival’s high points.

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