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Alan Griffiths World Premiere - Paul Whelan & Nicholas Young

Alan Griffiths World Premiere - Paul Whelan & Nicholas Young


  • Sat 17 Sep, 7:30pm – 10:00pm


The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, 156 Armagh Street , Christchurch


All Ages

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  • General Admission: $45.79
  • Students & Concession (with ID): $23.00
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Paul Whelan World Premiere

Paul Whelan (lyric bass)
Nicholas Young (piano)
Anna Maksymova (piano)

'Such A Fine, Sunny Day' World Premiere

World renown opera singer Paul Whelan gives the World Premiere of new song cycle ‘Such A Fine, Sunny Day’, by Australian/New Zealand composer Alan Griffiths.
The song cycle includes a dramatic 4 hand piano accompaniment to be performed by Australian virtuoso Nicholas Young and New Zealand concert pianist Anna Maksymova.
Young will also perform the World Premiere of 2 new piano works from Griffiths’ next album Land No More?
Young will then perform the New Zealand Premiere of selected piano works from Griffiths' acclaimed 2016 Introspection and 2018 Rare View albums.

World Premiere
'Such A Fine, Sunny Day'
1st Wave in Memoriam
Finding New Home

New Zealand Premiere
Reverie I, II and III
Rhapsody and Fantasia
2/3rd Fugue
A Touch of Tango
Till We Meet Again
Cake Walk From Hell
2 Motifs - Smashed

Critics have observed:
‘Griffiths can move easily from one mode of expression to another seamlessly’ (Fanfare Magazine, New York.)
‘… great compositional balance of virtuosity, simplicity, fragility and drama’. (Cut|Common, Melbourne).
‘… individuality in unexpected and touching ways.’ (factsandarts, Bordeaux).
‘… extremely impressive mastery of style and range of emotions….’ (ANZCA Music Examinations)

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