Exotica and resonance in NZ trio and choir concerts

The first of two concerts that bookend Show day is tonight.

New Zealand’s leading professional trio, the NZTrio, perform their Exotica programme at the War Memorial Theatre tonight.

Cellist Ashley Brown, violinist Andrew Beer and Stephen De Pledge on piano present a tapas-style feast of music with piquant sounds from Spain, Argentina, Brazil and beyond. Tangy works from Ravel, Piazzolla, Cassado and Albeniz are performed alongside local delicacies.

The concert is in support of the Gisborne International Music Competition (GIMC). Mr Brown was a GIMC finalist in 1993 and returned as an adjudicator.

A function to launch the 30th anniversary of the GIMC will follow tonight’s concert.

New Zealand Male Choir comes to Gisborne for the first time on Saturday.

The choir’s repertoire ranges from formal choral works to popular, show, folk, waiata, sacred and gospel.

The programme will be supported by Gisborne Choral Society, who will sing independently and in combination.

• The NZTrio presents Exotica, War Memorial Theatre, tonight, 7pm. Tickets from Stephen Jones Photography or TicketDirect.

• The NZ Male Choir, supported by Gisborne Choral Society, St Andrew’s Church, Saturday, 7.30pm. Tickets at door $25. Children and students free.

The first of two concerts that bookend Show day is tonight.

New Zealand’s leading professional trio, the NZTrio, perform their Exotica programme at the War Memorial Theatre tonight.

Cellist Ashley Brown, violinist Andrew Beer and Stephen De Pledge on piano present a tapas-style feast of music with piquant sounds from Spain, Argentina, Brazil and beyond. Tangy works from Ravel, Piazzolla, Cassado and Albeniz are performed alongside local delicacies.

The concert is in support of the Gisborne International Music Competition (GIMC). Mr Brown was a GIMC finalist in 1993 and returned as an adjudicator.

A function to launch the 30th anniversary of the GIMC will follow tonight’s concert.

New Zealand Male Choir comes to Gisborne for the first time on Saturday.

The choir’s repertoire ranges from formal choral works to popular, show, folk, waiata, sacred and gospel.

The programme will be supported by Gisborne Choral Society, who will sing independently and in combination.

• The NZTrio presents Exotica, War Memorial Theatre, tonight, 7pm. Tickets from Stephen Jones Photography or TicketDirect.

• The NZ Male Choir, supported by Gisborne Choral Society, St Andrew’s Church, Saturday, 7.30pm. Tickets at door $25. Children and students free.

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