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Chamber Music New Zealand Presents Inspired By Bach

Chamber Music New Zealand Presents Inspired By Bach: Michael Houstoun

Discover the influence of Johann Sebastian Bach in a musical journey with New Zealand's most revered pianist, Michael Houstoun. Featuring piano transcriptions, homages and a new work from composer Ross Harris, this concert explores Bach's music. The piano did not exist during Bach's lifetime so transcribing for the instrument leaves space for interpretation from each composer – hear how they redesign his music to explore their own musical expression. Alongside Bach's Partita No 1 in B flat, the programme features Ross Harris' Fugue for Piano, Lilburn's Chaconne (in recognition of the composer's centenary) and masterpieces by Ravel and Rachmaninov.
“To play across a wide spectrum of repertoire is to encounter JS Bach at every turn. Learning a Prelude and Fugue is really the beginning of a pianist’s musical education.” – Michael Houstoun

INVERCARGILL: Civic Theatre | Tuesday 15 September 7:30pm | Book tickets at Ticketdirect 0800 4TICKET (484 253)

DUNEDIN: Glenroy Auditorium | Wednesday 16 September 7:30pm | Book tickets at Ticketdirect 0800 4TICKET (484 253)

CHRISTCHURCH: Charles Luney Auditorium | Friday 18 September 7.30pm | Book tickets at TICKETEK 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) | Part of Christchurch Arts Festival

TIMARU: Craighead Diocesan School | Saturday 19 September 7:30pm Door Sales only

NELSON: Old St John’s Church | Monday 21 September 7:30pm | Book tickets at Ticketdirect 0800 4TICKET (484 253)

WELLINGTON: Michael Fowler Centre | Wednesday 23 September 7:30pm | Free pre-concert talk6:30pm | Book tickets at TICKETEK 0800 TICKETEK (842 538)

PALMERSTON NORTH: Regent on Broadway | Saturday 26 September 7.30pm | Free pre-concert talk6:45pm | Book at Dash Tickets (06) 350 1922

NEW PLYMOUTH: Theatre Royal, TSB Showplace | Monday 28 September 7:30pm | Book tickets at Ticketmaster 0800 111 999

NAPIER: MTG Century Theatre | Wednesday 30 September 8:00pm | Free pre-concert talk 7:00pm | Book tickets at TICKETEK 0800 TICKETEK (842 538)

Whangarei: See Website for details, 3 October

AUCKLAND: Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall | Friday 2 and Sunday 4 October 5.00pm | Free pre-concert talk 4:15pm on Sunday| Book tickets at Ticketmaster 0800 111 999

HAMILTON: Gallagher Academy | Tuesday 6 October 7:30pm | Book tickets by phoning 07 858

GISBORNE: Lawson Field Theatre | Thursday 8 October 7:30pm | Book tickets by phoning (06) 868 6443


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