En­sem­ble to go for baroque

The Tribune (NZ) - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - RICHARD MAYS

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.

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