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Distinguished guests share Nelson concert of masterpieces

By , 06/02/2011
The evening concert offered no further obeissance to the national day. Instead, it was given over to two rather contrasting parts, returning the the universal instead of the parochial. In the first part strings were in the spotlight, together with clarinettist James Campbell; in the second British pianist Martin Roscoe played. Campbell explained his adaptation of Mozart's String Quintet K 406, for clarinet and strings. Since there were few chamber... read more

New Zealand wind music to mark Waitangi Day at Nelson

By , 06/02/2011
A concert to mark Waitangi Day in appropriate fashion took place at lunchtime in the Nelson School of Music. It was given over to wind instruments, driven no doubt by the decision to feature Maori instruments, taonga puoro, largely wind. The first piece for taonga puoro had been commissioned by Richard Nunns from Martin Lodge, but illness had stopped Martin from getting past a few sketches. Recent studies by Nunns... read more

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