Every year Wilma Smith, celebrated kiwi violinist, puts together three different groups of musical friends she thinks might create some exciting chemistry and they put together programmes full of variety and appeal, from premieres to revered masterpieces and undiscovered gems from every musical era.Every year Wilma Smith, celebrated kiwi violinist, puts together three different groups of musical friends she thinks might create some exciting chemistry and they put together programmes full of variety and appeal, from premieres to revered masterpieces and undiscovered gems from every musical era.
A favourite with audiences Wilma is the former Concertmaster of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and founding member of the New Zealand String Quartet. She moved to Australia in 2003 to take up the position of Concertmaster with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Wilma will be joined by Caroline Henbest on the viola who may be familiar as principal viola with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and also two ilustrious kiwi students who are among those that have stormed the National Academy of Music in Melbourne over recent years - Alexandra Partridge, cello and Andrew Leathwick, piano.
Among favourites of the repertoire of piano quartet by Dvořák, Brahms and Walton the group will perform a new work by their pianist.<!--End mc_embed_signup-->
Date : 30 April 2017
Venue : Theatre Royal Timaru
Tickets : In-Store @ Newmans Music Works + online via Ticketek
Following their 2015 sell-out performances of sleeping beauty... Moscow ballet La Classique makes a triumphant return to Australasia presenting their spectacular performance of Swan Lake: A Spellbinding Classical Romance. “The greatest success of Russian theatre is undoubtedly classical ballet.” The most splendid ballet of all time is brought to life by Petipa & Tchaikovsky's spectacular score masterpiece.
From the moonlit lake where elegant swans silently glide to the magnificent opulence of the palace ballroom, Odile, the temptress in a cloud of black tulle provides a ravishing counterpoint to the purity and innocence of Odette the beautiful swan queen. A fairy tale story conveying all the drama of a tragic romance.
Moscow ballet ‘La Classique’ was established in 1990 by its current director Elik Melikov in this 2 acts performance of swan lake, the illustrious Moscow ballet ‘La Classique’ with their ballet skills, lavish costumes and magnificent stage sets will capture the imagination, the passion and the romance of this classical ballet fairy tale to the company from the critics...
"Dance lovers thrilled by Moscow ballets swan lake." - Nottingham Journal
"Moscow ballet La Classique continues to delight audiences of England and the UK." - Previews UK
"A gloriously traditional production that captures all of the fairytale enchantment and beauty one could wish for." - Manawatu Standard
"You do not have to be a ballerina to love this lavish performance and lush music which magically brings to life one of our most loved tales." - BOP Times
The unrivalled skill and pathos of the famous Moscow ballet “La Classique” is a visual feast.