Charles Castleman, violin
Serenity Thurlow, viola
Ramón Jaffe, cello
Edith Salzmann, cello
Michael Endres, piano
Polly Ott, soprano
Rachel Fuller, piano
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Piano Trio in G major, Op.1 No.2
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor
En proie a la tristesse
Glitter and Be Gay
This exciting concert sees the return of cellist Ramón Jaffé to the Festival, as well as the American violinist Charles Castleman. The programme showcases some of the greatest 19th-century chamber works by Beethoven, Brahms and Rossini, and concludes with a performance of Bernstein’s ‘Glitter and Be Gay’ from his operetta Candide.
Come and join us for our 11th Festival in beautiful Akaroa. For the 2018 edition of the festival we have created an exciting concert programme showcasing NZ’s most accomplished musicians and fabulous international guest artists.
Latvian cellist Ramon Jaffe will be back this year - expect more Flamencos and Tangoes here – German pianist Michael Endres, American star – violinist Charles Castleman, Canterbury soprano Polly Ott and many others. On the musical menu, we have Piazolla’s Seasons in our Cellissimo concert, the Mendelssohn Octet lead by APO concertmaster Andrew Beer, a selection of Brahms songs performed by Rachel Fuller and Catrin Johnson, exciting baroque works performed by our baroque ensemble under the direction of Festival Director Wolfgang Kraemer and – our exciting new addition – a series of solo concertos performed by our guest artists with the Akaroa Festival Orchestra. We will also be hosting the double reed society with Australian oboe star Celia Craig and Canterbury’s bassoonist Selena Orwin. We are looking forward to our Woodwind Extravaganza concert on Saturday.
Together with the professionals, we have NZ’s best young talent in Akaroa. The students will present themselves in our lunchtime concert series at St. Peter’s Church. Do come along and see what the students are up to!
We are very much looking forward to having you as our guests,
Edith Salzmann and Wolfgang Kraemer.