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Duo Col Legno

Duo Col Legno

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  • Wed 15 May, 7:30pm – 9:00pm


Oamaru Opera House, 94 Thames St, Oamaru


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult (+ service fees): $25.00
  • Student - ID required (+ service fees): $15.00
  • Child 12 and under (+ service fees): $10.00

Duo Heleen du Plessis and Yoshiko Tsuruta formed their duo in 2014 to perform the NZ premiere of Peter Klatzow’s A Sense of Place, which Heleen had commissioned for her project “Cello for Africa” exploring the notion of music, people, belonging and place.

On this tour they share a diverse programme that brings together Tchaikovsky, Arvo Pärt, traditional Japanese songs and the infectious rhythms of Atanas Ourkouzounov. They have also commissioned Wellington based Gareth Farr to write a new work for marimba and cello that will be performed on this tour.

Yoshiko Tsuruta began playing the marimba as a primary school student growing up in Japan. After relocating to New Zealand, she graduated from the New Zealand School of Music before studying music in Europe. Since returning home to Aotearoa she has one several competitions and played concertos with many regional orchestras.

Originally from South Africa, Heleen lectured in cello in Pretoria for 15 years before taking up a position at Otago University. Dunedin is now her base from which she has a busy career performing concertos, as part of various chamber ensembles and with the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.

Sense of Place

Gareth Farr - New Commission
Peter Klatzow - A Sense of Place
Arvo Pärt - Fratres
Atanas Ourkouzounov - Tanzologia
- Interval -
Andrew Beall - Rose of Sharon
Tchaikovsky - Andante Cantabile
Fauré - Après un rêve
Traditional Three Japanese Songs

Show start: 7:30pm
Interval: Yes
Show end: 9:00pm

The Oamaru Opera House TicketDirect box office is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturday 12pm to 1pm. The box office and the Opera House Cafe & Bar is open 1 hour prior to the show commencing and during interval. Please call 03 433 0770 if you require wheelchair seating.

Presented by: Chamber Music New Zealand

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