Soloists feature in new orchestra
A new orchestra will make its debut with Christmas concerts this December.
The NZ Concerto Orchestra is a new outfit dedicated to featuring solo concerto performances, providing opportunities for New Zealand composers to have their music played and training students and young professionals.
The December Christmas pro- gramme will feature four soloists playing Vivaldi’s Flute Concerto Il Gardellino, Bach’s E Major Violin Concerto, Telemann’s Viola Concerto and Corelli’s Christmas Concerto.
The orchestra will also perform other Christmas favourites by Mozart, Handel, Tchaikovsky and New Zealand’s own Tara JahnWerner in a festive celebration.
Concerts will be held at 6pm on December 6 at St Mark’s Anglican Church in Remuera, and 2pm on December 7 at the Pitt St Methodist Church in Newton.
Tickets are available at venues an hour before the concert or go to allmusic.net.nz/nzconcertorche stra to order online.
Adults $30, students/pensioners $20, children under 14 $10.
Christmas debut: New Zealand Concerto Orchestra soloists Greg McGarity, Elena Abramova, Matama Takahashi and