New Zealand ensemble NZTrio will present InterFusions – a wide ranging programme of classical and contemporary music – at the Warkworth Town Hall on Sunday, October 11.
The programme begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor Trio, then teleports far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of composers from elsewhere.
They include works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne, plus a new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher.
Fisher’s piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of kintsugi, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty.
The programme finishes with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.
Warkworth Music spokesperson Lisa Outwin says NZTrio is renowned for its eclectic repertoire, outstanding talent and warm Kiwi presence.
Described as a “national treasure”, the trio has recently appointed two accomplished new players to complete their line-up. They are the concertmaster of Orchestra Wellington, Amalia Hall, and South Korean born New Zealand pianist Somi Kim.
“This Warkworth Music concert is an exciting opportunity to hear the trio enter a new chapter,” Lisa says.
Warkworth Music is hoping that Auckland will have moved to Alert Level 1 by October 11 so the concert can go ahead, but if not a new date will be scheduled.
The concert starts at 4pm. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at warkworthmusic.org.nz or at the door. School students are free.