Unlikely combination delights

Brass enthusiasts and lovers of harp music can look forward to hearing an innovative new ensemble in Warkworth.

Parp! comprises trombonist Peter Maunder and harpist Ingrid Bauer.

Warkworth Music spokesperson Lisa Outwin says although harp and trombone may seem an unlikely combination, it has tremendous scope for taking both instruments on new adventures.

“Every concert is inventive, vibrant, and filled with unexpected delights,” she says.

The programme, entitled Opposites Attract, will feature a wide repertoire, from contemporary classical to jazz, and popular songs of the 30s and 40s.

Peter Maunder has a wealth of experience as a symphonic trombonist with major orchestras in the UK, as well as more than 20 years in the NZSO. He is currently Principal Trombone with Orchestra Wellington. His recital and chamber music concerts have involved partnerships with brass, percussion, piano, organ, voice, and harp arrangements.

Ingrid Bauer has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in seven countries, including performances at the 2014 Huntington Estate Music Festival in Australia. She is a regular guest player with the NZSO and plays Principal Harp with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

Parp! performs at the Old Masonic Hall, Baxter Street, Warkworth on Sunday, 26 August at 5pm.

Tickets are $35 at the door, school students free.