Big sound com­ing up at mu­sic mu­seum

Waiheke Marketplace - - Out & About - DIANA WOR­THY

A group of emerg­ing mu­si­cians has been wow­ing au­di­ences at a sum­mer con­cert se­ries they’ve been pre­sent­ing in the Auck­land re­gion.

As part of that, the Tubaca Brass Quin­tet will be per­form­ing a fi­nal con­cert at Whittaker’s Mu­sic Mu­seum, in Oneroa, on Feb­ru­ary 11 from 5pm.

Mem­bers Bren­dan Agnew (trum­pet), Nicholas Al­lan (trum­pet), Anita Austin (horn), Mark Bing­ham (trom­bone) and Lach­lan Grant (tuba) are part of the New Zealand Youth Brass En­sem­ble, formed in 2016.

Trum­pet player Pe­ter Reid will be join­ing them for the Wai­heke con­cert.

The evening’s pro­gramme in­cludes work from Modest Mus­sorgsky and Vic­tor Ewald, six pieces from West Side Story, and mu­sic from An Amer­i­can in Paris.

Duke Elling­ton and Bob Rus­sell’s Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me also fea­tures and there will be four Ger­man clas­si­cal com­po­si­tions by Gus­tav Mahler.

Brass en­sem­ble mem­bers have been play­ing in var­i­ous com­mu­nity bands, or­ches­tras and cham­ber groups to­gether since in­ter­me­di­ate school.

More re­cently, they have held prin­ci­pal po­si­tions in en­sem­bles such as NZSO Na­tional Youth Or­ches­tra and Auck­land Youth Or­ches­tra.

Pe­ter Reid plays trum­pet for Bach Mu­sica and free­lances with other Auck­land or­ches­tras and en­sem­bles.

He has toured twice with Cham­ber Mu­sic New Zealand and has also per­formed in Aus­tralia.

Nicholas Al­lan es­tab­lished the New Zealand Brass En­sem­ble in 2015 with Bren­dan Agnew and has per­formed with the Auck­land Phil­har­mo­nia Or­ches­tra.

Anita Austin was a 2017 New Zealand Sym­phony Or­ches­tra Fel­low­ship stu­dent and 2016 Auck­land Phil­har­mo­nia Or­ches­tra In­tern.

She was prin­ci­pal horn of the Auck­land Youth Or­ches­tra from 2014 to 2016 and mem­ber of the NZSO Na­tional Youth Or­ches­tra. She works as a free­lance horn player with ma­jor New Zealand or­ches­tras.

Mark Bing­ham is a re­serve trom­bone in the Royal New Zealand Navy Band and has per­formed with many en­sem­bles. He has been awarded a 2018 Fel­low­ship with the New Zealand Sym­phony Or­ches­tra.

Lach­lan Grant has been a mem­ber of the Auck­land Youth Or­ches­tra since 2014 and per­forms with the Auck­land Cham­ber Or­ches­tra and brass bands. Ticket from the mu­seum are $25 (adult), $10 (stu­dents/ child) and a $5 dis­count for Friends of Whittaker’s.

Tubaca Brass Quin­tet will be play­ing Whittaker’s Mu­sic Mu­seum on Feb­ru­ary 11. SUP­PLIED

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