Ensemble to go for baroque
Exciting violinist Hannah Fang returns to Palmerston North’s Sunday Matinee Concert series as a member of the Manawatu Baroque Ensemble.
Sunday Matinee audiences responded enthusiastically to Fang’s local debut in 2016, and in Sunday’s May 7 concert, she will be joined by cellist Sasha Routh, harpsichord player Roy Tankersley and Whanganui organist Leonard Cave in a pres- entation of baroque pieces.
Tankersley said teaming his keyboard with Cave’s chamber organ and the strings of Fang and Routh, will set the 17th century works alight.
Recently retired to Whanganui, Cave was a soughtafter accompanist and organ recitalist, and had served as a director of music in many Auckland and Waikato secondary schools, as well as directing a number of school and community choirs.
‘‘His own chamber organ will balance beautifully with the sounds of the French harpsichord.‘‘ . The concert culminates in a collaborative arrangement of Corelli’s famous La Folia variations featuring all four performers.
The 2.30pm concert will be in the smaller Globe 2 theatre, and patrons are advised to arrive early to secure a seat. Admission is by a recommended $5 donation.
Roy Tankersley - harpsichord, Hannah Fang - violin, and Sasha Routh - cello, perform as the Manawatu Baroque Ensemble.