Sun­day mati­nees re­turn

The Tribune (NZ) - - WHAT'S ON - RICHARD MAYS

One year af­ter chang­ing venue to the Globe The­atre, con­venor Guy Don­ald­son has pro­nounced the new Sun­day Mati­nee Con­cert Series a suc­cess.

‘‘Its colour­ful mix­ture, with some of the best con­cert mu­si­cians from the Manawatu and beyond, has proved to be very pop­u­lar and au­di­ences have con­tin­ued to grow,’’ Don­ald­son said.

While the the­atre of­fered a bet­ter con­cert venue, Don­ald­son said there were in­creased costs.

Rather than change the cul­ture, he re­quested that au­di­ence dona­tions be a min­i­mum of five dol­lars to cover costs, and pro­vide some re­im­burse­ment to the per­form­ers.

The first con­cert of the 2017 series this Sun­day is by Palmer­ston North based fam­ily group, the Neild Trio.

‘‘Diana Neild plays in Trio Bella, in func­tions band Moxy, and with harpist Anne-Gaelle Aus­seil. She is a mem­ber of Mu­sica Viva and is a keen ad­vo­cate of live mu­sic.’’

Daugh­ter Sylvia Neild was study­ing vi­ola at Waikato Univer­sity. A mem­ber of the New Zealand Youth Orches­tra, last year Sylvia was part of the win­ning group at the Waikato Univer­sity Cham­ber Mu­sic com­pe­ti­tions.

Pi­anist David Neild un­der­took per­for­mance pi­ano at the New Zealand School of Mu­sic, then stud­ied law, and is a so­lic­i­tor in Blen­heim.

The pro­gramme will ex­plore cham­ber mu­sic by Bach, Mau­rice Du­ru­fle and John Rut­ter; with film mu­sic by Jac­ques Ibert and Nino Rota ( The God­fa­ther/ Zef­fer­elli’s Romeo and Juliet).

New Zealan­der Dou­glas Lil­burn is also rep­re­sented with part of his 1952 piece Salutes to Seven Po­ets com­mis­sioned by New Zealand poet Allen Curnow.

Ad­mis­sion to the 2.30pm con­cert is by $5 do­na­tion.

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Sylvia, David and Diana Neild. The vi­olin­ist, pi­anist and flautist make up the Neild Trio.

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