Soloist does old favourite
Flautist Catherine Bowie takes centre stage with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra this week with a piece she first played as a teenager.
The Westmere resident was the orchestra’s principal flautist until leaving in July to spend more time with one-yearold daughter Ciara.
Catherine returns as soloist for Mozart’s Flute Concerto in D, in a concert called The Devil and the Divine on tomorrow evening at the Auckland Town Hall.
“The Mozart concerto is a personal favourite of mine, and a piece I first played more than 20 years ago when I was a finalist in the Christchurch Concerto Competition in 1986,” Catherine says.
“I have played it since, but it’s wonderful to go back to a favourite piece and find new things.”
The orchestra will be conducted by French prodigy Lionel Bringuier.
At 18 years old, he was the unanimous winner of the prestigious Besançon Young Conductors Competition.
Now aged 21, he is assistant conductor at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Devil and The Divine also includes Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Roussel’s The Spider’s Feast.
For more information about the concert visit the website www.apo. co.nz.