A beautiful programme of intimate and uplifting music exploring music inspired by gods and monsters. Affetto will feature the magical interweaving of voice with instrument, playing in Auckland, Hamilton & Tauranga.
Affetto are joined by hot property Will King - the tone of his rich, resonant voice and his effortlessly crafted musicianship will stay with you long after this concert. Will was the winner of the 2018 Dame Malvina Major Wellington Aria Competition, and since graduating from Wellington NZ School of Music in 2018 is working this year for NZ Opera as an Emerging Artist.
Will King - Baritone
Polly Sussex - Baroque Cello, Treble Viol, Bass Viol
Peter Reid - Cornetto, Baroque Trumpet
Rachael Griffiths-Hughes - Organ, Harpsichord
Affetto has participated in the Auckland Fringe, twice winning the award for “Best Musical Production”. Formed in 2010, the group is renowned for innovative and uplifting programming, beauty of sound, and for bringing forgotten music to life in new ways.
"...this was true ensemble performance characterized by balance and warmth of tone and a virtuosity which comes from a passion for and an appreciation of music which is rarely heard - the music or the passion." - Waikato Times
"Affetto doesn’t just give us an academic glimpse into a bygone era. Affetto transports us there, to celebrate the lives, loves, joys and torments of those who populated that place in time – men and women just like us. They step out of history into our hearts and minds. Here is early music-making at its very best - impeccable musicianship, inspired interpretation and innovative programming." - Palmerston North Tribune
''Affetto perform with an expertise, a playfulness, and joy that can only come from the deepest love of what they do.'' - Theatreview
The Italian word ‘affetto’ means mood, emotion or affect, and is both the name and the nature, the group strive to take the audience on a sonic journey from plaintive to passionate, serene to sensational.
Tickets at the door.