Vita Destructa

Vita Destructa

Sunday 6 May 2018, 3:00pm—5:00pm

To celebrate New Zealand Music Month Woolston Brass presents 'Vita Destructa'. A musical showcase of established and emerging New Zealand Composers and talented musicians including Kiwi Euphonium Soloist Buzz Newton.

Restriction: All Ages

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Adult $22.50+ BF
Senior Citizen $18.75+ BF
Student/Unwaged $18.75+ BF
Child $11.25+ BF
Adult + 1 Child $22.50+ BF

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Child $11.25 + $1.75 Fee
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To celebrate New Zealand Music Month Woolston Brass presents 'Vita Destructa'. A musical showcase of established and emerging New Zealand Composers and talented musicians including Kiwi Euphonium Soloist Buzz Newton.

Guest Soloist Buzz Newton will perform Matthew Hall's 'Kiwi Dragon' and Kenneth Young's 'Reverie'. Buzz is one of the world’s top euphonium soloists and a leading figure in brass education in New Zealand.

Woolston Brass will perform major work 'Vita Destructa' written by emerging New Zealand composer Todd Smith. This will be the premiere performance in Christchurch since it was commissioned by Professor David King in 2013 for National Australia Brass in recognition of the work done by Dame Adrienne Stewart, a longtime Christchurch resident, on behalf of the arts across Australia and New Zealand.

Vita Destructa gains it title from the devastating February 2011 earthquake that hit Christchurch, New Zealand. The Christchurch area was severally damaged, 185 lives were lost and many more were severely injured. The piece contrasts violent, original music with various transformations of the hymn tune Abide with Me in order to depict the events of the earthquake. The musical narrative embodies the underlying experiences of life in the midst of natural disaster, and shows the ability to rebuild and recover from such events.

Woolston Brass will also perform works of emerging New Zealand composer Dale Vail 'Episode for Brass Band' and 'Solitario'.

The programme will include works written by iconic New Zealand Composers Anthony Ritchie, Kenneth Young, and the late Professor John Ritchie.

Woolston Brass will conclude the concert with Dean Goffin's famous 'Rhapsody in Brass'.

About Buzz Newton:

Buzz is one of the world’s top euphonium soloists and a leading figure in brass education in New Zealand. He was awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) in Cardiff in 2010 where he learnt from the father-and-son combination and euphonium gurus Robert and David Childs.

While in the United Kingdom Buzz won many awards including the Best Euphonium Prize at the British Open Solo Competition, the RWCMD Concerto Competition, was the first student in the U.K. to get a mark of 100% for a final Masters recital, and he was named as the RWCMD’s top music student in 2012.

Buzz is the Principal Euphonium with the Wellington Brass Band and is an Artist Teacher at the New Zealand School of Music. He has performed with the National Band of New Zealand, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Buzz is a Besson artist and performs exclusively on a Besson Prestige Euphonium with an Alliance DC3 mouthpiece.

About Woolston Brass:

For more information about Woolston Brass visit http://www.woolstonbrass.org

Tickets:

Door sales available (Eftpos/Cash); Adult $30, Senior Citizen/Student/Unwaged $25, Child $15, Adult + 1 Child $30.

Early Bird tickets available online from Dash Tickets.

Parking available onsite via Te Kura Street (off Straven Road, Fendalton) and surrounding streets. Please do not park on the grass.

A variety of CDs and Merchandise will be available to purchase at the concert.

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Christchurch Boys High School
Christchurch, New Zealand

Address: Straven Rd
Christchurch
Canterbury