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Bridging Cultures: Beethoven 250 and Beyond – Recitals


 

 

 

Stephen De Pledge: Recital: Bagatelles and Beyond

1.30 – 3pm, Friday 17th January,

      The Great Hall, King’s College Golf Avenue, Otahuhu,Auckland

                                         

Beethoven’s Bagatelles alongside New Zealand piano pieces, stretching from Lilburn in the 1940s to new works hot off the press!

This recital programme takes as its starting point the astonishing late Bagatelles of Beethoven –  character pieces with an intense focus and searing individuality.  Alongside these will be a selection of New Zealand pieces, suitable for a variety of different levels of player, an introduction to the wonderful world of contemporary music. 

PROGRAMME

Beethoven – Bagatelles op.126

Lilburn – Bagatelle no.4 ‘from the Port Hills’ from Five Bagatelles

Ross Carey – …Valse Vermillon…

John Rimmer – Flashes of Iridescence

Kenneth Young – ‘A time and place there was’ from Five Pieces for Piano

Janet Jennings – ‘Landscape with cathedral’ and ‘Grandparents at the door’ from Pictures at                                                                                                                         the Waikato Museum

Salina Fisher – Three Short Pieces’

Gary Wilby – Five Bagatelles

Jeroen Speak – Five Piano Duets

 

We are pleased to announce that Stephen de Pledge will be performing this concert on the new Steinway Spirio Piano.             

 

 

Ticket Prices*

IRMT Members $20  (regular and late registration)

non IRMT Members $40

Students $15

 

*Please note that Early Bird conference registration includes tickets to all conference recitals.


NZSQ plays Beethoven

 8pm, Friday 17th January,

  The Great Hall, King’s College Golf Avenue, Otahuhu,Auckland

  

New Zealand’s première string chamber ensemble presents a programme of three Beethoven Quartets, one from each of his so-called three periods, early, middle and late.

Opening with the unsettled world of the C Minor work from Op. 18, Beethoven’s first published collection of six quartets, NZSQ proceeds to the third Razumovsky Quartet, a work whose startling introduction recalls the opening bars of Mozart’s “Dissonance” Quartet, K.465, both works sharing the same so-called “easy” key centre of C Major. The final movement is a tour de force of string quartet virtuosity, one of those movements that leaves musicians and audience gasping for breath!

The second half of NZSQ’s Beethoven recital is devoted to just one work, the A Minor Quartet, Op. 132. Written in 1825 and premièred by the famous Schuppanzigh Quartet in 1826, this substantial work includes the famous “Heiliger Dankgesang” as its extended central movement, a piece which Beethoven had penned after a prolonged period of ill-health.

String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18 No. 4

String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59 No. 3

INTERVAL

String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132

Ticket Prices*

IRMT Members $30  (regular and late registration)

non IRMT Members $50

Students $20

 
 

 

NZSQ and Stephen De Pledge

Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Op. 44

    Sunday 19 January, 12 noon

    The Great Hall, King’s College Golf Avenue, Otahuhu,Auckland   

Widely acknowledged as one of his finest compositions, Schumann’s Piano Quintet is also amongst his most extrovert works. Its infectious rhythms, sparkling energy and magnificent lyricism will guarantee that delegates leave Conference 2020 invigorated and re-charged for the year the ahead.

 

Ticket Price

This concert is included in all full registrations and Sunday morning registration.

All extra tickets $25


*Please note that Early Bird conference registration includes tickets to all conference recitals.

 

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