Described as a “national treasure” and “New Zealand’s most indispensable ensemble” (William Dart, NZ Herald), NZTrio - He Taonga Wairere is renowned for its eclectic repertoire, outstanding talent and warm kiwi stage presence. Any preconceptions of classical music being stuffy or intimidating are smashed by edgy repertoire, venue ambiance, and post-concert manaakitanga. Bringing together three incredibly accomplished artists: Amalia Hall (violin), Ashley Brown (cello) and Sarah Watkins (guest pianist), every NZTrio performance powerfully reaffirms the importance and cathartic nature of a live musical experience in today’s digital world. Expect to be affected.
Benjamin Britten - Introduction and Allegro for piano trio
Lera Auerbach - Trio No. 2 Triptych - This Mirror Has Three Faces
Chris Cree Brown - New Work
Felix Mendelssohn - Trio in D minor Op. 49
Journey through a diverse musical landscape beginning with Benjamin Britten's 'Introduction and Allegro for Piano Trio', a masterpiece that showcases his distinctive harmonic language and rhythmic vitality. Next, immerse yourself in the enigmatic world of Lera Auerbach's 'Trio No. 2 Triptych - This Mirror Has Three Faces', a thought-provoking exploration of reflection, identity, and transformation, structured as a triptych with three distinct movements, each inviting introspection. Adding a touch of Aotearoa is a new work by a talented New Zealand composer Chris Cree Brown. Finally, we conclude with the rich and expressive 'Trio in D minor Op. 49' by Felix Mendelssohn, which beautifully balances classical structure with Romantic lyricism.
Please note that Triptych 1 concerts will be performed with guest pianist Sarah Watkins
Companion tickets available.
Sunday 26 May, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Restrictions: All Ages
Adult Admission $50.00
Student Admission $25.00
Companion Admission Two tickets bought together (attendee and their carer/companion). $25.00
Blyth Performing Arts Centre, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
42 Lucknow Rd, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
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