Clar­inet mas­ter­piece for mati­nee concert

The Tribune (NZ) - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

Clar­inet­tist In­grid Vlieg marks her re­turn to Palmer­ston North with a Sun­day Mati­nee Se­ries per­for­mance at the Globe this week.

A for­mer mem­ber of the Royal New Zealand Air Force Cen­tral Band, and prin­ci­pal clar­inet­tist with Welling­ton’s Cap­i­tal Per­form­ing Arts Orches­tra, Vlieg has re­turned to the city to live and work.

With concert se­ries con­venor Guy Don­ald­son, Vlieg will be play­ing a pro­gramme of duo pieces that are ro­man­tic and lyri­cal in na­ture.

It opens with Ger­ald Finzi’s Five Ba­gatelles. Finzi, lived in the first half of the 20th cen­tury, and his at­trac­tive and tune­ful pieces make an ideal en­tre´e to the main course.

In 1891, Brahms was so in­spired by the play­ing of a vir­tu­oso clar­inet player, he came out of com­pos­ing re­tire­ment to write two sonatas for clar­inet and piano . With four move­ments of con­trast­ing moods, his Sonata No. 1 in F mi­nor is one of the great mas­ter­pieces of the clar­inet reper­toire.

Dessert comes cour­tesy of Rossini’s In­tro­duc­tion, Theme and Vari­a­tions with its melodic score guar­an­teed to send any au­di­ence away smil­ing.

En­try to Sun­day’s 2.30pm concert is by koha.

Pi­anist Guy Don­ald­son and clar­inet­tist In­grid Vlieg play the Globe Sun­day Concert Se­ries.

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