Clarinet masterpiece for matinee concert
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.