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“Exhibition” – a variety of brass, with Wellington bands playing host to the Chicago Brass

By , 08/07/2019
Having never reviewed a brass band concert before, I didn’t really know what to expect, other than hearing an evening’s-worth of splendid and varied sounds! On that score I wasn’t disappointed, with the music in every case projected with flair, sensitivity and energy, the sounds at times suitably roof-raising, while tempered by contrasts of every conceivable variety. Being an “exhibition” concert meant that there were considerable bonuses to be had... read more

Wellington Chamber Music’s fine, imaginative violin and piano recital from Beer and Watkins

By , 07/07/2019
Andrew Beer, Concert Master of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Sarah Watkins, highly regarded chamber musician played an interesting recital in the Wellington Chamber music Sunday Concerts series. Two new New Zealand works were sandwiched in between a rarely heard sonata by Ravel and one of the most popular pieces of the violin repertoire, César Franck's violin sonata. Leonie Holmes is a prolific and versatile composer, teaching composition at the... read more

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