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Wairua Sinfonietta: Winter Soiree

Wairua Sinfonietta: Winter Soiree

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  • Sat 29 Aug ’15, 5:00pm


St Lukes Church, 130 Remuera Rd, Remuera


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adults: $30.00
  • Student / Seniors: $15.00
  • Children under 8: $0.00

Lilburn - Concert Overture in D
Haydn - Cello Concerto in C major. Soloist: Sarah Spence
Brahms - Serenade No. 2 in A major
Conductor - Elizabeth Lau

Be entranced by the music of Douglas Lilburn, 'the Grandfather of NZ Music', and be charmed by Haydn's Cello Concerto in C that was thought to have been lost for nearly two centuries, played by the brilliantly engaging cellist Sarah Spence.

Before his celebrated symphonies, Brahms practised his craft in the form of his Serenades. His second serenade has an unusual scoring of double winds, violas, cellos, basses, but no violins, and is the first piece he's written with the sound of the orchestra in mind - indeed one can hear fragments of his Symphonies in the Serenade!

Please join us for this special programme of 'Winter Soiree', and support Wairua Sinfonietta to support our community in our first fundraising concert.

Tickets: Door sales or call 0508 WAIRUA | tickets@wairuasinfonietta.com

About Sarah Spence - Cello
Sarah completed her Bachelor of Music with Honours at the Royal Northern College of Music studying under the principal cellist of the Royal Danish Symphony, Kim Bak Dinitzen. She went on to Duesseldorf to complete a Masters in Chamber Music at the Robert Schumann Musik Hochschule with Professor Gregor Horsch, principal cellist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Whilst in Germany, Sarah studied and performed with Germany’s leading contemporary ensemble, Musik Fabrik and also worked closely with German composer, Michael Denhoff, performing his pieces at various concert series in the NRW. In her years at the RNCM, Sarah studied Baroque cello with baroque specialist, Susan Shepherd and went on to perform with German Baroque ensemble, the Palm Concertino as soloist and continuo player. She has made various recordings with her group, the Eris Ensemble in Scotland and since arriving in NZ, has pursued her love of chamber music with newly formed Kulios Trio and Villani Quartet. Sarah feels extremely privileged to perform with the Wairua Sinfionetta as principal cellist and even more so, to be asked as a soloist, she looks forward to growing with the ensemble well into the future.

About Wairua Sinfonietta
Founded in July 2014, Wairua Sinfonietta is a unique Auckland-based orchestra made up of established musicians, university music performance graduates and emerging artists who are embarking on their music career. With like-minded musicians and supporters, Wairua Sinfonietta puts on high quality concerts to increase awareness and raise funds for charitable organisations locally and around the globe.

Our belief in education as a means of developing our community drives Wairua Sinfonietta’s goal of providing performance opportunities for emerging artists and post-graduate performance students. At the same time, giving our players the chance to share the stage and music with world-class soloists.

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