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Les Bons Vivants

  • 13 Aug 2017
  • 21 Sep 2017
  • 12 sessions
  • 13 Aug 2017, 3:00 PM (NZST)
  • 14 Aug 2017 (NZST)
  • 17 Aug 2017, 1:09 AM (NZST)
  • 18 Aug 2017, 6:00 PM (NZST)
  • 19 Aug 2017, 7:30 PM (NZST)
  • 20 Aug 2017, 3:00 PM (NZST)
  • 23 Aug 2017 (NZST)
  • 24 Aug 2017 (NZST)
  • 25 Aug 2017, 7:30 PM (NZST)
  • 26 Aug 2017, 4:00 PM (NZST)
  • 27 Aug 2017, 4:00 PM (NZST)
  • 21 Sep 2017 (NZST)
  • Various, NZ

"Chamber music with ‘joie de vivre’ is the theme of ‘Les Bons Vivants’, showcasing three musicians from the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Amandine Guerin (violin), Anthony Ferner (flute), Helen Webby (harp).

France meets musicians from the Antipodes in this program:

Saint-Saëns’ Fantaisie for Violin and Harp takes us in to the evocative world of French Romantic music, and we journey back in time to the court of Louis XV with Jean-Marie Leclair’s Triosonata in D. NZ composer Lissa Meridan lives in Paris, and will write a short piece for solo harp for this program, and Christchurch composer Alex van den Broek will write a trio for flute, violin & harp.

English composer Eugène Goosens lived for much of his life in Australia, and we perform his luscious Suite for Flute, Violin & Harp. African pygmy music meets classical flute & harp in Rain Forest, by NZ’s dearly loved and recently passed composer Jack Body. Finally, back to France with Fauré’s Après un Rêve (after a dream) and the Spanish flavor of Jacques Ibert’s Deux Interludes. Bon voyage!"

Gore: Sunday 13 August, 3pm, James Cumming Theatre, Ardwick Street 

Dunedin: Monday 14 August, House concert. Contact Chamber Music NZ

Motueka: Thursday 17 August, 7.30pm, Chanel Arts Centre 

Blenheim: Friday 18 August, 6pm, St Andrew’s Church, 5 Henry St 

Greytown: Saturday 19 August, 7.30pm, House concert. Contact Ed & Juliet Cooke, 

Whanganui: Sunday 20 August, 3pm, Whanganui Collegiate School, 132 Liverpool St 

Napier: Wednesday & Thursday 23/24 August, Accessible workshops. Contact Chamber Music NZ for details. 

Auckland : Friday 25th August, 7.30pm, Epsom contact Anna for details 

Warkworth: Saturday 26 August, 4pm, Ascension Winery 

Tauranga: Sunday 27 August,4pm, Tauranga Park Auditorium, 383 Pyes Pa Road. 

Christchurch 21 September Accessible workshops (note this is different from prior items listed above).  For details on this particular date see:

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