Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


800 Million Heartbeats Inside the City Gallery This August

800 Million Heartbeats Inside the City Gallery This August

NZTRIO: ART³ - Heartbeats

NZTrio invites you back in 2013 to enjoy more sublime music at City Gallery Wellington as part of its popular Art³. Staying true to NZTrio style, Heartbeats explores extraordinary New Zealand works at the heart of the programme.

NZTrio could easily, un-facetiously be dubbed the rockstars of the New Zealand classical music scene” – Craccum 2013

2013 is an incredibly busy time for the trio; having opened the year with a myriad of festival concerts including Auckland Arts Festival and recently completing a nationwide tour for Chamber Music New Zealand, the group will once again reprise their metropolitan chic Loft Series at Auckland’s Loft @ Q before embarking on another tour of regional centres with Arts on Tour NZ and performances at both the Taranaki and Tauranga Arts Festival.

Returning to City Gallery Wellington for the 2013 Art³ concert audiences will be surrounded by the powerful artworks of Shane Cotton, and drawing on cultures from both the Old and New Worlds, will bask in the sumptuous sounds of unashamedly colourful and emotional music from Russia and Australia. 

Heartbearts derives its name from a work crafted by Australian composer Stuart Greenbaum800 Million Heartbeats. A metaphor for a life, measured in heartbeats, and the journeys that fill its course, 800 Million Heartbeats was first created in 2007 and subsequently recorded at the Melbourne Recital Centre by NZTrio as part of their collaboration with Greenbaum to record all his works for piano trio.

The CD 800 Million Heartbeats will be released this year under the ABC Classics label.  Regional audiences will also have the chance to hear Greenbaum’s work as part of the Arts on Tour NZ performances throughout September.

Heartbeats also features a recent work by hallowed composer (and Wellington local) John Psathas, with Corybas receiving its Wellington premiere as part of this performance. Psathas had the distinct honour of writing much of the ceremonial music for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games (as documented on the CD/DVD project View From Olympus) and despite the complexity of his music has engaged a wide range of listeners.

Auckland based composer Samuel Holloway also returns to NZTrio’s repertoire with his work stapes. Penned in 2005, stapes saw Holloway travel to the World Music Days festival in Hong Kong in 2007 and earning him the Asian Composers’ League Young Composers’ Award.

Heartbeats is rounded off by the music of Russian composer Anton Arensky, whose timeless work has become very much a standard within the realms of Romantic chamber music repertoire – and influenced by one of the greatest composers in history, Pyotr Tchaikovsky. 

Programme for NZTrio: Art³ - Heartbeats
v  Stuart Greenbaum (Australia) - 800 Million Heartbeats
v  Samuel Holloway (NZ) - stapes
v  John Psathas (NZ) – Corybas
v  Anton Arensky (Russia) – Piano Trio in d minor, Opus 32

NZTrio: Art³ - Heatbeats plays
Tuesday 27th August, 7:00pm
Tickets: Adult $40, Student $20
Seating General Admission
Bookings: manager@nztrio.com or (04) 801 3017

More information on NZTrio: www.nztrio.com

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Scoop Review Of Books: Q&A: Prue Hyman On ‘Hopes Dashed?’

For Scoop Review of Books, Alison McCulloch interviewed Prue Hyman about her new book, part of the BWB Texts series, Hopes Dashed? The Economics of Gender Inequality More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Chuck Berry (And James Comey, And Bill English)

Back when many people were still treating rock’n’roll as a passing fad – was calypso going to be the new thing? – Chuck Berry knew that it had changed popular music forever. What is even more astonishing is that this 30-ish black r&b musician from a middle class family in St Louis could manage to recreate the world of white teenagers, at a time when the very notion of a “teenager” had just been invented. More>>

Howard Davis Review:
The Baroque Fusion Of L'arpeggiata

Named after a toccata by German composer Girolamo Kapsberger, L'Arpeggiata produces its unmistakable sonority mainly from the resonance of plucked strings, creating a tightly-woven acoustic texture that is both idiosyncratic and immediately identifiable. Director Christina Pluhar engenders this distinctive tonality associated with the ensemble she founded in 2000 by inviting musicians and vocalists from around the world to collaborate on specific projects illuminated by her musicological research. More>>

African Masks And Sculpture: Attic Discovery On Display At Expressions Whirinaki

Ranging from masks studded with nails and shards of glass to statues laden with magical metal, the works are from ethnic groups in nine countries ranging from Ivory Coast to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. More>>

Obituary: Andrew Little Remembers Murray Ball

“Murray mined a rich vein of New Zealand popular culture and exported it to the world. Wal and Dog and all the other Kiwi characters he crafted through Footrot Flats were hugely popular here and in Australia, Europe and North America." More>>

ALSO:

Organised Choas: NZ Fringe Festival 2017 Awards

Three more weeks of organised chaos have come to an end with the Wellington NZ Fringe Arts Festival Awards Ceremony as a chance to celebrate all our Fringe artists for their talent, ingenuity, and chutzpah! More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Wellington Writer Wins $US165,000 Literature Prize

Victoria University of Wellington staff member and alumna Ashleigh Young has won a prestigious Windham-Campbell Literature Prize worth USD$165,000 for her book of essays Can You Tolerate This? More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: We’re All Lab Rats

A couple of years ago, there were reports that Silicon Valley executives were sending their children to tech-free schools. It was a story that dripped of irony: geeks in the heart of techno-utopia rejecting their ideology when it came to their own kids. But the story didn’t catch on, and an awkward question lingered. Why were the engineers of the future desperate to part their gadgets from their children? More>>

  • CensusAtSchool - Most kids have no screen-time limits
  • Netsafe - Half of NZ high school students unsupervised online
  • Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Culture
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news