NZTrio will bring a taste of Spanish and South American music to the Leigh Sawmill Café on September 10 when it presents Exotica.
Cellist Ashley Brown, violinist Justine Cormack and pianist Sarah Watkins will perform pieces by Ravel, Piazzolla and Cassado, and New Zealand artists Claire Cowan and Alex Taylor.
“People can expect to hear a collection of bite-sized numbers that are spicy and fun,” Ashley says.
“Audiences often come to our shows to hear the older works and expect to grit their teeth through the modern stuff, but end up enjoying the NZ pieces just as much.”
Violinist Andrew Beer will join the trio for its Sawmill performance.
Andrew is the concertmaster of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and has performed across the world, including North America, Asia and Europe.
“We are looking forward to playing with Andrew again; he’s very impressive.”
NZTrio has also done its share of overseas touring, with China a regular stop more recently.
“We try to get around the main centres in NZ three times a year, but love to play at the smaller venues whenever possible.
“We’ve got a funny memory of playing in an old hall in Coromandel, where half the keys on the piano weren’t working by the end of the concert.”
Tickets are available from eventfinda.co.nz
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