Supported by generous help from the Turnovsky Endowment Trust

Gorgeous concert of New Zealand commissions for voice and harp

Everyone at ‘Pluck’ would have been delighted by what they heard. The works were commissioned by an enterprising Helen Webby, with support from Creative New Zealand.  Most of the composers are New Zealand residents, but several are currently based overseas.  All the works were written for full-size orchestral harp – pedal harp – unless otherwise stated below. Anthony Ritchie’s Angels Flow was certainly apt to its title: evocative, misty, and at the... read more

NZ String Quartet – Britten alongside his heroes

By , 13/09/2013
The New Zealand String Quartet concluded their epic New Zealand Bravo! Britten tour with two Wellington concerts on the weekend, featuring separate programs, of which I was privileged to hear the first one on Friday evening. I feel almost abashed to admit that I would have gone to both concerts had I not been scheduled to attend the opening of Wagner's "Flying Dutchman' the following evening! Of course both Britten... read more

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