Constellations Dec 8-11

Now entering the cosmos…

In this third and final episode of the series, and approaching the date of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, we open the concert where it all began: his seminal Opus 1 No 1. Then our focus branches out to the Finnish-German-French influence in Kaija Saariaho’s spectral masterpiece Light and Matter. Staying in the brightest light, we experience the delightful return of the prizewinning Lightbox by New Zealander Karlo Margetić. The light then projects onto the silver screen in the Piano Trio by Erich Korngold, a work that bears all the hallmarks of his Austro-Hungarian upbringing, WW2-era immigration into America, and film-music career.

Beethoven Piano Trio No. 1
Saariaho Light and Matter
Margetić Lightbox
Korngold Piano Trio

Dec 8 – Tirimoana Estate, Gisborne – MORE INFO/BOOK HERE
Dec 10 – Mairangi Arts Centre, Auckland – MORE INFO/BOOK HERE
Dec 11 – Auckland Town Hall, Concert Chamber – MORE INFO/BOOK HERE

Duration approx. 1.5 hours plus interval*
Complimentary refreshments following the Auckland performances
*Slightly shortened version of 1 hour no interval at Mairangi Bay concert, see website for details
Special price of $35 at Auckland Town Hall for those who also attend Mairangi Arts Centre concert,
email Jessica at manager@nztrio.com for booking details.

Full downloadable programme notes here

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