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Thursday Heritage Concert Series - The Kotuku Quintet

When:

Thu 21 Jun 2018, 12:10pm–1:00pm

Where: Central City Library, 44-46 Lorne St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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The Kotuku Quintet performs Amy Beach’s Quintet in f sharp minor, op. 67. Overcoming society’s constraints, Amy Beach became the first successful woman composer in America and “the most performed composer of her generation.”

After her husband’s death in 1910, she devoted herself to concert tours, composing, and championing women composers. The Kotuku Quintet will also perform “Fin and Quill : for soprano and piano quintet” composed by Auckland pianist Louise Webster and based on a poem by Dylan Thomas.

This work was commissioned by Auckland Libraries in 2015 to acknowledge 10 years of lunchtime concerts. With two women composers, one 20th Century and the other performing her own work, this final concert of the series aligns with the up coming exhibition on the second floor gallery which honours women’s achievements in this year of celebrating 125 years of suffrage in New Zealand.

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