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