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Composer Connections: NZTRIO

Composer Connections: NZTRIO

Thursday 7 May 2015, 7:30pm—9:30pm

Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand in association with SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music

As part of Chamber Music New Zealand’s Our Music Composer Connections, NZTrio perform a programme specially curated by NZ composers with the Trio in mind, showcasing music that deeply influences them as creators of music.

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Sarah Watkins (piano)
Justine Cormack (violin)
Ashley Brown (cello)
Alex Taylor (composer)
Karlo Margetić (composer)
Claire Cowan (composer)

"We are utterly thrilled with the unique and dramatic concept that the composers have come up with. We have no doubt that audiences will be totally captivated through this musical journey." NZTrio

Celebrate our musical cultural heritage with a journey of discovery through collaboration, innovation and inspiration. Witness the special connection between composer and performer and the evolving process of composition through to performance.

As part of Chamber Music New Zealand’s Our Music Composer Connections tour during New Zealand Music Month this concert features NZTrio performing a programme specially curated by New Zealand composers with the ensemble in mind, showcasing music that deeply influences them in their work.

Composers Alex Taylor, Karlo Margetić and Claire Cowan on collaborating...
"This programme draws together a range of threads that connect us as New Zealand composers. We have built an overall framework rich with contemporary resonances, within which each New Zealand work has its own mini-programme and narrative arc, packing the concert full of energy and stimulation."

PRE-CONCERT TALK: The pre-concert talk is free to attend and takes place at the venue 45 minutes prior to the concert. The talk will be run by a local music specialist and provides a great opportunity to learn more about the artists and the music, before experiencing it live.


Nancarrow | Sonatina for piano
Ravel | Habanera for cello and piano
Webern | Four Pieces for violin and piano
Alex Taylor | burlesques mécaniques

Sciarrino | No 2 from Sei Capricci for violin
Ligeti | Cordes à Vide for solo piano
Webern | Three Pieces for cello and piano
Karlo Margetić | Lightbox

Ligeti | Cello Sonata
Ravel | Duo for violin and cello I and II
Claire Cowan | New Work (commissioned by CMNZ)

RUNNING TIME: 1hr 40mins (including interval/s)

Speirs Centre, Palmerston North Boys High
Palmerston North, New Zealand

Address: 263 Featherston St
Palmerston North
Manawatu / Wanganui