"Chamber music with ‘joie de vivre’ is the theme of ‘Les Bons Vivants’, showcasing three musicians from the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Amandine Guerin (violin), Anthony Ferner (flute), Helen Webby (harp).
France meets musicians from the Antipodes in this program:
Saint-Saëns’ Fantaisie for Violin and Harp takes us in to the evocative world of French Romantic music, and we journey back in time to the court of Louis XV with Jean-Marie Leclair’s Triosonata in D. NZ composer Lissa Meridan lives in Paris, and will write a short piece for solo harp for this program, and Christchurch composer Alex van den Broek will write a trio for flute, violin & harp.
English composer Eugène Goosens lived for much of his life in Australia, and we perform his luscious Suite for Flute, Violin & Harp. African pygmy music meets classical flute & harp in Rain Forest, by NZ’s dearly loved and recently passed composer Jack Body. Finally, back to France with Fauré’s Après un Rêve (after a dream) and the Spanish flavor of Jacques Ibert’s Deux Interludes. Bon voyage!"
Gore: Sunday 13 August, 3pm, James Cumming Theatre, Ardwick Street
Dunedin: Monday 14 August, House concert. Contact Chamber Music NZ Motueka: Thursday 17 August, 7.30pm, Chanel Arts Centre
Blenheim: Friday 18 August, 6pm, St Andrew’s Church, 5 Henry St
Greytown: Saturday 19 August, 7.30pm, House concert. Contact Ed & Juliet Cooke, Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Whanganui: Sunday 20 August, 3pm, Whanganui Collegiate School, 132 Liverpool St
Napier: Wednesday & Thursday 23/24 August, Accessible workshops. Contact Chamber Music NZ for details.
Auckland : Friday 25th August, 7.30pm, Epsom contact email@example.com for details
Warkworth: Saturday 26 August, 4pm, Ascension Winery
Tauranga: Sunday 27 August,4pm, Tauranga Park Auditorium, 383 Pyes Pa Road.
Christchurch: Thursday & Friday 21/23 September, Accessible workshops. Contact Chamber Music NZ for details.
See http://www.chambermusic.co.nz/whats-on/les-bons-vivants for details and tickets. The above description was cut and paste from the chambermusic.co.nz website.