The Dunedin Collegiate Orchestra presents an exciting programme of orchestral music, featuring renowned harp soloist Helen Webby at 7pm on Saturday the 22nd of May. Venue is Hanover Hall, 65 Hanover Street. The programme will begin with Faust Overture by Emilie Mayer, followed by Concertstück by Gabriel Pierné and Symphony 103 (The 'Drumroll') by Joseph Haydn. Featuring an entire symphony orchestra, conductor Natasha Manowitz and harp soloist Helen Webby, this is a concert to save in your calendar! Cash only sales at the door: $10 adults and $5 students or beneficiaries.
A bit about Helen Webby:
Principal Harp with Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Helen Webby loves to come out of the back of the orchestra and play her amazing Concert harp, made by her brother Kim Webby. Helen studied harp in Auckland, The Netherlands and Germany, and was lucky to be mentored by several top European harpists. Helen’s recordings are frequently heard on RNZ Concert, and her solo CD Pluck (MANU) was nominated for Best Classical CD in the 2013 NZ Music Awards. Helen is a favourite with Arts on Tour audiences around New Zealand, and she features in the recent documentary Central to the Soul by Dunedin film-maker Bill Morris, selected for the 14th International Doc Edge Festival in 2019. Helen is passionate about sharing the magic and mystery of the harp: she teaches harp players of all ages in Christchurch and Dunedin, plays solo and chamber music, and pushes the boundaries of harp music with her friends in Café Operana. For further info go to Helen Webby's website.