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Posts tagged: string orchestra

A memorable debut by a new ensemble – “The Capital Band” presents works by Mozart and Schubert

By , 05/09/2020
A warm welcome to “The Capital Band” and its conductor/Music Director, Douglas Harvey, on the spirited showing made by the musicians during their first Wellington concert on Saturday evening! At a time when Covid-19 is wreaking havoc for organisations planning concerts of live music-making, any fresh endeavours in such a respect are welcomed, but even more so when presented with the kind of enthusiasm and verve that greeted we... read more

Strong, exemplary student performances of string orchestra masterpieces

By , 19/09/2018
I confess I was unprepared for the actual nature of this concert, entitled string students of the NZSM. Naively I’d thought of a string(?) of solos, duets and threesomes, perhaps a string quartet. I was a bit late, arriving as Martin Riseley finished his introduction to the recital, and launched into Handel’s Concerto Grosso in D, Op 6 No 5, inspiring playing that sounded as if it was a... read more

Bow at St.Andrews – tightening the strings….

By , 10/07/2011
This concert was the Bow String Ensemble's second outing, following its inaugural concert last October, also at St.Andrew's. On that occasion the new ensemble made an admirable job of the concert's first half, but, given the rehearsal time available to amateur players, simply couldn't do justice to what was practically a full-length program. The result resembled what I thought was very much a concert of two halves, disconcertingly so... read more

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