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Paekakariki’s Mulled Wine Concerts: Houstoun and Brown

By , 28/03/2010
The second in the 2010 series of Mulled Wine Concerts in one of Wellington’s unique concert spaces, found the sun pouring in the west-facing windows, the sea across the road and Kapiti Island beyond. There was hardly a spare seat. That two of New Zealand’s finest musicians should be prepared to play in this modest community hall, is evidence of the reputation of the series and the commitment of a... read more

Wellington Chamber Orchestra – Warring Walton and Enigmatic Elgar

By , 28/03/2010
The music-comedy team of Michael Flanders and Donald Swann (of the show At the Drop of a Hat fame) would invariably begin their live performances with a roistering number "A Transport of Delight" (happily preserved on recordings). This was, as Michael Flanders would explain, to help them "get the pitch of the hall", a phrase which came immediately to my mind when Rachel Hyde and the Wellington Chamber Orchestra... read more

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