Palmerston North (NOTE: Palmerston North box office and online sales will close at 5pm on May 10th. Tickets available at the venue one hour prior to the concert, cash or cheque only.)
ARTISTS: Justine Cormack (violin), Ashley Brown (cello), Sarah Watkins (piano)
NZTrio celebrated their tenth anniversary in 2012, the same year they were presented the KBB CANZ award for outstanding services to NZ music.
In these concerts Bright Sheng’s evocative Four Movements are paired with a brand new commission from Claire Cowan, the young New Zealand composer whose first work for NZTrio was hailed for its “disarming grace and playfulness” by William Dart.
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, one of the USA’s most exciting composers, leads into Tchaikovsky’s mighty Op 50; and in programme two, Korngold’s glorious opus one is followed by Shostakovich’s Op 67 of 1944, as full of exquisitely beautiful, Jewish-inflected melody as it is a searing indictment of Stalinism and the war.
|2 May 13||Programme Two||7.30pm||Civic Theatre||Invercargill|
|3 May 13||Programme One||7.30pm||Glenroy Auditorium||Dunedin|
|6 May 13||Programme One||7.30pm||School of Music||Nelson|
|7 May 13||Programme Two||7.30pm||Middleton Grange Performing Arts Centre||Christchurch|
|8 May 13||Programme One||8pm, free pre-concert talk 7pm||Auckland Town Hall||Auckland|
|11 May 13||Programme Two||7.30pm||Theatre Royal||New Plymouth|
|12 May 13||Programme One||5pm, free pre-concert talk 4:15pm||The Speirs Centre||Palmerston North|
|13 May 13||Programme One||8pm, free pre-concert talk 7pm||Municipal Theatre||Napier|
|15 May 13||Programme Two||7.30pm, free pre-concert talk 6:30pm||Wellington Town Hall||Wellington|
|16 May 13||Programme Two||7.30pm||Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts||Hamilton|
All four works, interpreted with compelling strength, connected well with an audience grateful to hear a programme nearly replete with contemporary worksRead full reviewMarian Poole, Otago Daily Times - 04 May 2013
It was a beautiful evening of old world and contemporary chamber music from an impressive trio.Read full reviewGwyneth Hyndman, The Southland Times - 06 May 2013
Coaxing extraordinary sounds from their instruments, NZTrio swung easily into the piece's complex, jazzy rhythm, to the audience's delight.Read full reviewBrenda Harwood, The Star (Dunedin) - 09 May 2013
NZTrio asked the audience to sit back and luxuriate and we didRead full reviewRuth Allison, Nelson Mail - 07 May 2013
Tchaikovsky's most imaginative and vivid writing received its full dues, twisting the tune from pizzicato scherzo, fugue and mazurka to a waltz that could have floated into Swan Lake.Read full reviewWilliam Dart, New Zealand Herald - 10 May 2013
dramatic, intense and definitely one to be experienced liveRead full reviewStephen Fisher, Manawatu Standard - 13 May 2013
...it was beautifully played and superbly paced.Read full reviewJohn Button, Dominion Post - 17 May 2013