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Colours of Futuna Concert Series: Michelle Velvin and Jennifer Newth

  • 06 Mar 2016
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • 67 Futuna Close, Friend Street, Karori, Wellington

The Colours of Futuna Concert Series is all set for a great summer season again! Following on from the highly successful series in 2012, 2013 and 2014, this year's concerts will feature some of Wellington's best ensembles, choirs, and solo performers. A wide variety of music will be showcased in the series - from classical to string quartets, harps and guitars, voice both solo and choral. Concerts are every Sunday from 2pm for an hour, from 24th January through to 20th March.

Michelle Velvin and Jennifer Newth will be playing on 6 March 2016.

For more information see :  http://www.futunatrust.org.nz/events/colours-of-futuna-concert-series-2016/

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About the performers:

Michelle Velvin recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma in harp performance at Te Kōkī, New Zealand School of Music, learning with Carolyn Mills. Michelle completed a Bachelor of Music in Classical Performance and Instrumental/vocal composition in 2014. In 2015 she was the winner of the NZ Performance Harp Competition (advanced category). In 2014 she created the Wellington Harp Orchestra, which she organises and directs. Michelle has performed with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the NZSO National Youth Orchestra, Orchestra Wellington, Wellington Youth Orchestra and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. 

Jennifer Newth is a twenty-one year old harpist based in Wellington. Jennifer recently graduated from Te Kōkī, New Zealand School of Music with a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours, studying the harp with Carolyn Mills. Jennifer completed a Bachelor of Music in Classical Performance in 2013 at the age of nineteen, and was subsequently awarded the Ariadne Danilow Music Prize, presented to the top student proceeding to postgraduate study. She has performed as a soloist with the NZSM Orchestra, playing the Ginastera Harp Concerto, and was a participant in the 2015 New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Fellowship Programme.

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