The Waikanae Music Society will open its 2020 season on Sunday, 9 February, with a concert featuring the music of J S Bach performed by pianist Michael Houstoun and the Amici Ensemble.
This is Michael Houstoun’s final appearance in Waikanae and a last chance for his many fans to hear him before he retires later this year.
New Zealand’s most famous and treasured pianist, Michael has been performing in Waikanae regularly since 1986 and many wonderful memories have been formed over that long time.
Michael describes Waikanae as “one of his favourite gigs” and in return his audience would surely describe him as one of their favourite pianists.
As well as playing Bach’s Partita No 4 he will be joined by the Amici Ensemble to perform Bach’s great Keyboard Concerto in D minor.
The Amici Ensemble, a group of prominent NZSO musicians led by Donald Armstrong, will perform one of Bach’s popular Brandenburg Concertos and also a Trio Sonata from The Musical Offering.
The concert, in the Waikanae Memorial Hall, starts at 2.30pm. Tickets are available from Waikanae New World, Moby Dickens Books in Paraparaumu Beach, from the website www.waikanaemusic.org.nz or phone 04 293 4025. Door sales will be available.