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