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Vesa and Friends

Vesa and Friends

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  • Sun 5 Jul, 2:30pm – 4:15pm


Waikanae Memorial Hall, 7 Pehi Kupa St, Waikanae


All Ages

Music for Horn and Strings to Celebrate the Return of Waikanae Concerts.

Beethoven - String Trio in Eb, Opus 3
Mozart - Horn Quintet in Eb, K 407
Beethoven - Sextet in Eb, Opus 81b

The Waikanae Music Society will re-open its concert season on Sunday 5 July with a concert from Vesa and Friends. This ensemble is led by NZSO Concertmaster Vesa-Matti Leppanen. Born and raised in Finland, Vesa moved to New Zealand in 2000 to lead New Zealand's renowned national orchestra.
For this concert he has gathered an impressive group of friends, including principal players from the NZSO - Andrew Thompson (violin and viola), Nicholas Hancox (viola) and Andrew Joyce (cello), to perform an exciting programme that shines a light on the sensational horn playing of the orchestra’s principal horn Samuel Jacobs.

As well as performing Mozart’s quintet, perhaps the most cherished piece of chamber music for horn, the group will be joined by a second horn player Shadley van Wyk to play a rarely performed work: Beethoven’s brilliant Sextet in E-flat major. 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, and the group will also perform his epic string trio in E-flat as part of their programme.

The concert, which is part of a nationwide Chamber Music New Zealand tour, is at 2.30pm in the Waikanae Memorial Hall. Enquiries are welcome on 04 9056070 or for more information visit the website.

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