Now in its fifth year, this boutique classical music festival in the heart of Mt Eden Village welcomes some of this country’s most well-loved chamber musicians and offers three exciting programmes over a single weekend.
The concerts take place over the weekend of the 30th October, starting on Friday evening through to the final Sunday afternoon concert.
Artistic Director Simeon Broom (violin), who founded the Festival in 2016 in collaboration with the Eden Arts Trust, is joined by Auckland musicians James Bush (cello) and David Samuel (viola) on Friday evening for a trio performance of J.S Bach’s famous Goldberg Variations.
The Saturday evening concert will be a song recital, with a young singer already hugely popular in the world of opera and song in New Zealand and abroad, Amelia Berry. She is joined on piano by Rosemary Barnes, who has been a leading figure in vocal collaboration for many years. Their programme features a variety of song repertoire, from the emotionally laden Proses Lyriques by Debussy to Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915.
On Sunday afternoon, we are thrilled to feature a performance by the internationally acclaimed New Zealand String Quartet. Their dynamic and compelling performances have been at the forefront of chamber music in this country for over 30 years. Honouring the 250 anniversary of his birth, their first work is one of the great early quartets by Beethoven, Op.18 No.6. They follow this with Smetana’s 2nd String Quartet.
The hour-long (approx.) concerts take place in the beautiful historic church of the Mt Eden Village Centre, which has proved to be an ideal acoustic and setting for audiences to enjoy and fully experience the intimacy of the performances. There is a discount for the full 3-concert series and it is recommended you book early due to the limited seating.
The Eden Arts Trust has supported the arts in the wider Mt Eden area for over 30 years.
For ticket bookings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org