Supported by generous help from the Turnovsky Endowment Trust

New wind ensemble plays for mulled wine at Paekakariki

By , 15/07/2012
The famous Mulled Wine Concerts in the hall on The Parade, Paekakariki, staged the first performance by a new wind ensemble, to honour the stormy seas pounding the beach across the road. No ordinary wind ensemble, that usually includes flute and horn, but one comprising entirely reeds – single and double. Moira Hurst introduced the players, explaining the name Category 5  as relating to the meteorological classification of wind strength... read more

Consorting with harpsichords – Erin Helyard and Douglas Mews

By , 15/07/2012
One of a series of concerts entitled "Musicke for Severall Friends", this one featured a close-knit partnership of two harpsichordists, playing both together and singly for the delight of a small-ish but dedicated Adam Concert Room audience. The "two-for-the-price-of-one" package featured two tutor-performers from the New Zealand School of Music, plus two instruments from the NZSM collection of keyboard instruments, copies of French (1769) and German (1728) harpsichords respectively... read more

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