From one point of view, this was the best presentation yet by NZSM at St. Andrew’s: they made their introductions to the pieces to be played using the microphone, so every word could be heard – hooray!
It was a pity not to have any oboe or bassoon students performing, but those who played had secure techniques and obvious musical sensibilities. All the accompanied pieces had Kirsten Simpson as piano...
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
: William McElwee and Tess Robinson.
Rory Sweeney had sung three Brahms Lieder a week before with... read more
This concert featured seven voice students from the New Zealand School of Music who were either first or second year students and it was a first public performance for four of them. I had noticed only a couple of the names in lesser roles of last year’s wonderful production of