NZTrio Presents Series Final With Twine

Reuben Raj
NZTrio wins Best Classical Artist Award (2017)

NZTrio bring us the last performances of its 2018 season this November with Twine, to be presented in Auckland, New Plymouth, and the Coromandel in a variety of intimate settings. This year’s series has so far delivered on its promise of deep connections and unexpected relationships, revealing layers of familial, romantic, and stylistic links between an eclectic array of composers across the series and within each concert.

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Twine will complete the experience with a pairing of two deeply satisfying romantic heavyweights Schumann and Brahms with an intoxicating 3-minute opening by minimalist Philip Glass (USA), a rollicking smile-inducing work from Matthew Hindson (AUS), and a wildly creative brand new commission from New York based Kiwi composer, Celeste Oram.

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Each concert has presented a new line-up of guest musicians, offering a fresh dynamic with top talent arriving from all corners of the globe to join Ashley Brown (cello) in exhilarating NZTrio combinations every time. Amalia Hall (violin) and Somi Kim (piano) join Ashley for all Twine and TwinePieces (shorter version) concerts.

Ashley Brown (cello) with guest musicians Amalia Hall (violin) and Somi Kim (piano)


TwinePieces: Saturday Nov 3rd, 7pm
Mairangi Arts Centre, 20 Hastings Rd. Mairangi Bay / 09 478 2237

TwinePieces: Sunday Nov 4th, 5pm
Nathan Homestead, 70 Hill Rd. Manurewa / 09 267 0180

Loft Series 3: Twine - Sunday Nov 11, 5pm / Tuesday Nov 13, 7pm
Q Theatre’s Loft, 305 Queen St. / 09 309 9771

New Plymouth
TwinePieces: Wednesday, Nov 7, 7pm
Govett Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre, 42 Queen St. New Plymouth / 06 759 6060

Twine: Thursday Nov 8, 7:30pm
House Concert – Ed & Juliette Cooke 57 Wood Street, Greytown
Presented by the Greytown Music Group
Tickets by phone reservation (evenings): 06 304 9497

Twine: Saturday, Nov 10, 2:30pm
Morcom residence: 705 Purangi Rd, Cooks Beach
Book via Whitianga Paper Plus 07 866 5698, 71 Albert St, Whitianga
Or email Creative Mercury Bay

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Written By: Reuben Raj Reuben is a film and digital photographer who is driven by music in his head. Often seen lurking behind a camera inside the pit of a concert or wandering the streets of China with a blond, Reuben harbours intimate feelings for vinyl records and his Hasselblad SW/C from 1965. He is also the founder of Radio 13.