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International Akaroa Music Festival - Soirée Sensible


Thu 18 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)
  • Students: $12.30 ($12.00 + $0.30 fees)
  • Senior: $33.75 ($30.00 + $3.75 fees)
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Polly Ott, soprano
Catrin Johnsson, mezzo soprano
Celia Craig, oboe
Wolfgang Kraemer, recorder
Leni Maeckle, bassoon
Andrew Beer, violin
Serenity Thurlow, viola
Edith Salzmann, cello
Ramón Jaffé, cello
Rachel Fuller, piano/ harpsichord
Akaroa Festival Orchestra

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Concerto in A Minor for cello and chamber orchestra, Wq.170

Robert Schumann
Piano Quartet in E at major, Op. 47

Antonio Vivaldi
Sonata in a Minor for recorder, bassoon and B.c.

Claudio Monteverdi
Pur ti miro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ah perdona il primo affetto

Accompanied by the Festival Orchestra, an exciting combination of New Zealand and international artists present works by C.P.E. Bach, Schumann, Monteverdi and Mozart. The concert offers a rare opportunity to hear some lesser-known works by these composers as well as more famous items such as Mozart’s ‘Ah perdona, al primo affetto’.

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.