Amer­i­can pi­anist to per­form

South Waikato News - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Amer­i­can pi­anist Me­lanie Lina will kick off South Waikato Mu­sic So­ci­ety’s en­ter­tain­ment sched­ule with a per­for­mance at The Plaza in Pu­taruru.

Mrs Lina is new to this part of New Zealand but al­ready has a South Waikato con­nec­tion with her hus­band Hank Lina grow­ing up in Toko­roa.

The cou­ple make their home in Cam­bridge and, since mov­ing to New Zealand, Me­lanie has been in great de­mand as a soloist and has al­ready toured ex­ten­sively.

Last year she per­formed Gersh­win’s Rhap­sody in Blue at the in­au­gu­ral Waikato Proms.

Mrs Lina is a clas­si­cal pi­anist who is de­ter­mined to play mu­sic that au­di­ences will en­joy, so once again she will play some Gersh­win – this time his Pre­ludes.

Add to that Beethoven’s Waldstein sonata and De­bussy’s L’isle joyeuse, and you have some of the in­gre­di­ents of a beau­ti­ful af­ter­noon of mu­sic.

The con­cert be­gins at 2.30pm.

CHANCE TO SHINE: Amer­i­can pi­anist Me­lanie Lina will shine in the South Waikato this week.

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