When: 7.30 pm, 20 April 2023
Where: Lake Wanaka Centre
Duration: 80 minutes
A journey into French music through the ages: from the intensely emotional world of Baroque, including New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s own response, through to the vibrant colours of Ravel’s impressionism, and into the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stéphane Grappelli, with the Hot Club de France.
About the Trio
Les Voisins (Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours, and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio, James pursuing the freedom and energy of Baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top groups. While performing, they met Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis, a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth, and positivity.
Justine Cormack, violin James Bush, cello Simon Martyn-Ellis, theorbo and guitars
ROBERT DE VISÉE Prélude and Passacaille (Solo Theorbo) JEAN MARIE LECLAIR Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op 2, No 1 in E minor Adagio, Allegro ma poco, Sarabanda, Allegro ROBERT DE VISÉE Prélude and Allemande: La Plainte ou tombeau des Mesdemoiselles de Visée, filles de L'Auteur from Suite in C minor (Solo Theorbo) MARIN MARAIS Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris ALEX TAYLOR Ordre (new NZ work) —interval— MAURICE RAVEL Sonata for Violin and Cello Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif DJANGO REINHARDT Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing
Booking information will be publicised closer to the concert.
Les Voisins (Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours, and friends.