Tauranga Musica 2016 Concert Programme

“Music is an outburst of the soul” — Frederick Delius

Our aims

  • To increase the awareness of classical music in the Western Bay of Plenty and Tauranga.
  • To provide a venue for audience participation, by promoting quality music of a high standard.
  • To include in the repertoire a comprehensive range of composers and compositions, and create a medium for innovative music in selected venues.

Membership Subscription

By paying an annual membership fee of $30 per person, you are entitled to:

  • Purchase the subscription series of 6 concerts, at a cost per ticket of $20 (an overall saving of $42) if purchased together with your annual membership fee.
    Tickets unable to be used for a particular concert can be exchanged for another concert or concerts in the 2016 series.
  • Purchase additional member's tickets at $25 per ticket at the door.
  • Regular Newsletters

Tauranga Musica's next concert:

Trans Tasman Piano Duo
Sunday 4th September, 4.00pm at Graham Young Youth Theatre, Tauranga Boys College, 664 Cameron Rd, Tauranga map »
Katherine Austin (piano), Glenn Riddle (piano)

TRINITY TRIO held a large audience in rapt attention with a stunning performance of Beethoven, Gareth Farr and Antonin Dvorak in the third Tauranga Musica concert, Graham Young Theater on Sunday afternoon.

It is rare that young performers can reach inside sophisticated music to show what it's made of and how it works, yet this is just what Trinity Trio did on Sunday.

True, they had a head start. Sally Kim has a stunningly beautiful tone on cello; Tina Kim has a rattling piano technique; and violinist Stella Kim led this group with clear phrasing and firm intonation.

Their Beethoven was a gem, surprisingly mature given this was from his Opus 1 collection.

Gareth Farr's "Ahi" (Maori for "fire") began very tonal, suddenly turning atonal before bursting into flame.

Dvorak was an old hand, able to rock with his European contemporaries whenever he chose. Yet his late Opus 90 Trio suddenly reverts to the youthful Bohemian he really was – so full of surprises.

The audience guide to surprises came from the musicians themselves, who (especially the cellist) gave away the secret every time with a glance that disclosed how the trio maintained its impeccable togetherness.

What a wonderful lesson in Chamber Music performance! Bravo Tauranga Musica for bringing this to town.

The next concert of the series is on September 4 at Boys' College Graham Young Theater.

— 7th Aug 2016, by Prof. Barry Vercoe, Mus.D.