Pro­grammes will de­light

The Tribune (NZ) - - THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT -

The next two Clas­sic Se­ries con­certs at St An­drews in the City fea­ture the grand pi­ano. Venti Dita (mean­ing 20 fin­gers) is the pi­ano duet part­ner­ship of Co­ralie Hunter and Roy Tanker­s­ley. On Septem­ber 5, the pair will present a widerang­ing pro­gramme fea­tur­ing sonatas by Mozart and Poulenc, Latin pieces by Christo­pher Nor­ton, Moszkowski’s Span­ish Dances and Faure´’s Dolly Suite. The reper­toire in­cludes The Creel, a nov­elty suite by Alan Raw­sthorne that il­lus­trates va­ri­eties of fish – pike, sprat, carp and salmon.

Venti Dita have been per­form­ing to­gether for 22 years, pre­sent­ing con­certs in Palmer­ston North as well as Gis­borne, Welling­ton, and Hawke’s Bay. Hunter is an in­de­mand ac­com­pa­nist, pi­ano teacher and cham­ber mu­sic coach in the Gis­borne area, and Tanker­s­ley, di­rec­tor of mu­sic at St An­drew’s in the City, is well­known as an or­gan­ist and harp­si­chordist.

Satur­day’s con­cert com­mences at 7.30pm with pro­grammes on sale at the door.

The sec­ond con­cert, part of the monthly Wed­nes­day lunch-hour se­ries, fea­tures Guy Don­ald­son. Mu­si­cal di­rec­tor of the Re­nais­sance Singers, teacher, ad­ju­di­ca­tor, ac­com­pa­nist, soloist, cham­ber mu­si­cian, and mu­sic coach, Guy con­venes the monthly Te Manawa Con­cert Se­ries and has been a fre­quent guest con­duc­tor for the Manawatu Sin­fo­nia.

He will be per­form­ing a pro­gramme of pop­u­lar Chopin works that in­cludes Grande Valse Bril­lante and Nocturne.

The St An­drew’s in the City con­cert on Septem­ber 9 is free with do­na­tions in­vited, and com­mences at 12.15pm.

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Venti Dita pi­ano duo Co­ralie Hunter and Roy Tanker­s­ley per­form at St An­drew’s in the City this Satur­day evening.

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