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New trio by Ken Young, an under-rated Saint-Saëns trio and Beethoven, not as you know him

By , 19/10/2015
The programmes put together by NZTrio are always unpredictable or eccentric or from left field; there’s always something that attracts strongly, something that rings a bell and induces you to give it a go, and something quite unknown – usually a new work and often by a New Zealand composer. The latter was the case here – a commission by the trio itself from New Zealand composer Kenneth Young The... read more

Hamish McKeich’s final WYO concert a knockout

By , 19/10/2015

This was a thoroughly enjoyable and enlivening programme, and as it turned out a  most appropriate way for the Wellington Youth Orchestra to (a) conclude a successful playing-year, and (b) farewell conductor Hamish McKeich, who's been the orchestra's inspirational music director for the past four years. Having heard nothing about Hamish's departure beforehand, I was surprised when the concert's master of ceremonies, Peter Dykes made the announcement... read more

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