Aroha Trio Featuring In Paekakariki

Master works from classical masters

By Mary Gow

Haihong Liu – violin (NZSO), Zhongxian Jin – viola, Robert Ibell – cello (NZSO)

Rarely heard master-works for string trio by Beethoven, Sibelius and Mozart will be performed by the Aroha Ensemble

~  at the beautiful seaside Memorial Hall in Paekakariki

 ~ on Sunday 18 June at 2.30pm.

The three members of the Aroha Ensemble are part of the Wellington-based Aroha String Quartet, one of New Zealand’s finest chamber music ensembles, known for its passionate musicality, impressive technique and multicultural innovation.

Fascinating programme

A Mozart String Trio starts the programme

Mozart’s Divertimento for String Trio, written in the same year as this composer’s last three symphonies, has been described as one of his noblest works.

Beethoven’s Opus 9 String Trios were a significant milestone in his development. His G major trio is rich, energetic and almost symphonic.

The fascinating third work in the programme is a movement from an unfinished trio from Sibelius’s early chamber music period.

Aroha Ensemble on tour

The concert in Paekakariki is part of a twelve centre New Zealand tour taking the Aroha Ensemble from Invercargill to Kerikeri. Mulled Wine Concerts organiser Mary Gow says Kapiti is lucky indeed to catch these very busy and prominent musicians on their tour and we are very proud to present them in Paekakariki.

Aroha Ensemble violinist Haihong Liu said We’re relishing the special challenges and delights of playing as a trio and are really excited to be performing these amazing pieces around the country.

Paekakariki is one of the jewels of the Kapiti Coast and features coastal walks, cycle trails and a long, beautiful beach as well as the hotel, cafes and restaurants.

What better way for concert-goers to combine their outdoor activities to have a special day out, finishing off with some fine music?

Event and ticket details

Mulled Wine Concerts presents the AROHA ENSEMBLE at the Memorial Hall, The Parade, Paekakariki on Sunday 18 June 2017 at 2:30 PM.

Tickets $25 adults ($10 students under 14).

Online sales: Tel: 021 101 9609

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