Join NZTrio at the Auckland Town Hall’s Concert Chamber for the first concert of the 2020 programme originally scheduled for April. Origins presents a journey through the musical and cultural influences of musicians Amalia Hall (violin), Ashley Brown (cello), and Somi Kim (piano).
The first in a three concert series*, Origins opens with Beethoven’s mighty Ghost trio to celebrate his birth a quarter of a millennium ago before embarking on a tour through the varied heritages of NZTrio. Works by Mark Anthony Turnage (UK) and Isang Yun (Korea) envelop a brand new work (and world premiere) by Sarah Ballard (NZ) deeply inspired by Indian culture and music. To finish, our attention turns to the worrying global upsurges of separatism and hatred, so the last word comes from Austrian-American Alexander von Zemlinsky whose Jewish-Muslim upbringing inspires understanding and love.
Turnage A Fast Stomp
Ballard (NZ) Prema Lahari (new commission and world premiere)
Yun Piano Trio
Zemlinsky Piano Trio
… NZTrio, surely this country's most indispensable chamber ensemble.
William Dart – NZ Herald
…. a very powerful display of musicianship which left the audience enthralled. Each musician was both individually and collectively amazing.
Sarah Van Voornveld, Southland Times
I have never been to a more stimulating concert.
Margot Hannigan, Nelson Mail