Past Event15 Nov 2020

An Evening in Budapest with the New Zealand Chamber Soloists

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Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

Classical music

Due to the indisposition of our pianist, Katherine Austin, New Zealand Chamber Soloists' concert Musical Revolutionaries, has had to be postponed from this Sunday, 11th July.

The concert will now take place on Sunday 14th November, 5:00pm and your existing tickets will be valid for this new date.

If you are unable to make the new date, please contact Ticketmaster on this link.


A Night in Budapest 

Haydn Trio  
Kodaly Duo for Violin and Cello 
Helen Bowater Fekete Folyó black river  
Bartok Contrasts. For violin, clarinet and piano, featuring guest clarinettist Peter Scholes. 


The Programme 

International travel is off the table for most of us right now, so instead, join the New Zealand Chamber Soloists for An Evening in Budapest. Featuring works by two of the great Hungarian composers: Béla Bartók, who created works of revolutionary power and revelatory expression, and Zoltán Kodály, a mighty cultural force whose music retains its power to shock, seduce and inspire. The New Zealand Chamber Soloists will also be premiering a new work by New Zealand composer Helen Bowater, composed specifically for this programme. Fekete Folyó black river is inspired by the great Hungarian composers and Hungarian folk dances.   

The Artists 

Combining the talents of Katherine Austin (piano), Lara Hall (violin), and James Tennant (cello) the group is dedicated to presenting classical music as a spontaneous and vivid experience connecting the audience and performers through the universal language of music.  Since its inception, the New Zealand Chamber Soloists have celebrated the unique voice of New Zealand's new generation of composers, alongside the works of the classical and twentieth-century traditions. The group has brought a unique blend of virtuosity, colour, and a full-on, spontaneous energy to music old and new. 

Guest soloist Peter Scholes is a clarinettist, musical director, conductor and composer.  He is the former principal clarinet with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and current musical director of the Auckland Chamber Orchestra. 

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