Sunday 11 October 4 pm
Warkworth Town Hall
Ashley Brown - cello
Somi Kim - piano
Amalia Hall - violin
Beethoven - Piano Trio in C Minor, op 1, no.3
Kriztos Hatzis - Old Photographs
Salina Fisher - new work
Dinuk Wijeratne - Love Triangle
Ravel - Piano Trio in A Minor
Meet the new NZTrio! Described as a ‘national treasure’, the trio has recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete its line-up, following an international search. This is an exciting opportunity to hear the trio in its new chapter, giving audiences the chance to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.
The group is known for concerts that combine some of the most loved and celebrated works in the repertoire with lesser-known compositions. In their playing and commentary the musicians bring to life thrilling and expansive connections between these familiar and newer pieces. This concert, which begins with the dark lyric beauty of Beethoven’s explosive C minor trio, will finish with the piano trio of Ravel – among the most treasured works written for violin, cello and piano.
Between these two masterworks, the heart of the programme consists of moving pieces by composers who have made Canada home. Born in Greece, Kriztos Hatzis has been a composition professor in Toronto since 1995 and established an impressive reputation. The sinuous melodies that another Canadian, Dinuk Wijeratene, winds through ‘Love Triangle’ evoke the sounds of Middle Eastern and North Indian music. Before the end of this work each of the three members of the trio has the opportunity to shine in dazzling solos.
NZTrio is a respected ambassador of contemporary New Zealand music and proudly features at least one New Zealand composition in every concert – this programme will be rounded off by a new commission from a New Zealand composer.
∗ This concert is presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand. The CMNZ Regional Series is supported by the Deane Endowment Trust Artist Development Fund. For more information visit http://www.chambermusic.co.nz