Amici Ensemble - Wellington Chamber Music

Amici Ensemble - Wellington Chamber Music

Sunday 8 June 2014, 3:00pm


Shostakovich - Two Pieces for String Octet Opus 11

Enescu - String Octet in C major Opus 7

Mendelssohn - Octet in E flat major Opus 20

Restriction: All Ages

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The Amici Ensemble is a favourite contributor to chamber music throughout the country, and has delighted Wellington audiences many times. The membership, led by NZSO Assistant Concert Master Donald Armstrong, has varied over the years, according to their programme. This time they are an octet, drawn mainly from current NZSO players.

The programme's three octets are vibrant, youthful works, each demonstrating promise of emerging genius. As well as the marvellous Mendelssohn 'Octet' we hear the Shostakovich 'Octet', which combines a slow, elegiac prelude in memory of a poet friend, and a wild scherzo. The programme is rounded out with a string octet by Enescu, Romania's leading composer, whose music, combining late romantic sounds with the colours of Romanian folk music, has been steadily gaining favour.

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