Quintet’s concert a first for Paekakariki
For three musicians, this weekend’s Kapiti concert will simultaneously break new ground, and bring back memories of university.
Eleanor Carter, her sister Kathryn Mosley and Elizabeth Patchett are three parts of the Iota Piano Quintet, who will perform at the Paekakariki Memorial Hall on Sunday afternoon as part of the Mulled Wine Concert series.
The quintet will be performing Carl Czerny’s arrangement of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2, the first time the piece has been performed by a quintet anywhere.
They will also perform Schumann’s piano quintet in E flat, a piece Carter, Mosley and Patchett played many times together while studying at Auckland University, and Beethoven’s String Trio in D.
The quintet’s other two members are violinist Rebecca Struthers and violist Lyndsay Mountfort.
All members except Mosley, who is based in England, are in the NZSO.
Mulled Wine Concerts organiser Mary Gow said the Czerny piece’s premiere would bring out a few pianists in the area.
‘‘It’s unbelievable ... for it to be happening in Paekakariki is pretty fantastic.
‘‘I can’t wait until Sunday comes.’’
She said the Schumann piece had never been performed as part of the concert series.
The concert starts at 2:30pm. Tickets are $25 for adults, and $10 for students under 14. For more information, visit the Mulled Wine Concerts website or Facebook page.
Four members of the Iota Piano Quintet: Elizabeth Patchett, Rebecca Struthers, Eleanor Carter and Lyndsay Mountfort.