Cham­ber en­sem­ble flies in

The Tribune (NZ) - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - STAFF RE­PORTER

Clas­si­cal combo, the London Con­chord En­sem­ble, is bring­ing a pro­gramme of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Gi­nastera and Villa-Lo­bos to the Re­gent on Broad­way.

A clas­si­cal combo, one half of the octet is bring­ing a pro­gramme of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Gi­nastera and Villa-Lo­bos to the Re­gent on Broad­way.

Founded 12 years ago by principal play­ers from four Euro­pean mu­si­cal in­sti­tu­tions - the BBC Sym­phony Orches­tra, the Royal Opera House, the Scot­tish Cham­ber Orches­tra and Cham­ber Orches­tra of Europe - the London Con­chord En­sem­ble, has quickly won an in­ter­na­tional fol­low­ing.

The out­fit, de­scribed by crit­ics as a clas­si­cal ’su­per­group’, has even launched its own mu­si­cal event.

The Con­chord Fes­ti­val, held this year in June in St Mary’s Church, famous as the burial site of poet Alexan­der Pope, on the banks of the River Thames at Twick­en­ham, is an an­nual week­end of world-class per­for­mances from in­ter­na­tional artists.

Now the London Con­chord En­sem­ble is tour­ing New Zealand in two quar­tets.

Hus­band and wife duo flautist Daniel Pailthorpe and oboe player Emily Pailthorpe, cel­list Bartholomew LaFol­lette, and An­drea de Flam­mineis on bas­soon will be play­ing the Re­gent on Broad­way next Mon­day.

As part of the Cham­ber Mu­sic NZ Pre­lude Series, the 7.30pm pro­gramme in­cludes a free pre-con­cert talk at 6.45pm, which will pro­vide ad­di­tional in­sights into the mu­si­cians, the en­sem­ble, and the pieces they will be per­form­ing.

Cham­ber Mu­sic New Zealand is also us­ing the con­cert to launch its ‘Babysit­ting Club’.

This of­fers a spe­cial ticket price to par­ents who need to pay a babysit­ter in or­der to at­tend the con­cert.

Visit the Cham­ber Mu­sic NZ web­site for de­tails. Book­ings are on­line and through Tick­etDirect.

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Mem­bers of the London Con­chord En­sem­ble, which plays the Re­gent on Broad­way as a quar­tet.

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