That is, nobody asked me to advertise this. But I came across it and I wish I lived in Wellington and could go. If you do live in Wellington, I highly recommend it.
From City Gallery Wellington:
MOVEMENT IN SQUARES
Sunday 12 June, 2pm
An inspiring and innovative concert featuring Victoria University’s School of Music students performing 20th century British compositions in celebration of the exhibition, Bridget Riley: Paintings and Preparatory Work 1961-2004.
Allison Cormack (runner-up of the Lexus Song Quest 2005) - A song of Autumn by Edward Elgar. Accompanied by Douglas Mews.
Sophia Acheson and Francesca Hunt - Lament for two violas by Frank Bridge.
Rosel Labone - The Heart's Desire by John Ireland and Love's Philosophy by Roger Quilter. Accompanied by Douglas Mews.
Laurel Hungerford - April on piano from John Ireland’s Two Pieces
Francesca Hunt - Elegy for solo viola by Benjamin Britten
Madeleine Pierard (winner of the Lexus Song Quest 2005) - Performing three songs from On this Island by Benjamin Britten: Let the florid music praise, Nocturne, and As it is plenty. Accompanied by Douglas Mews.
gateseven (Wellington’s premiere contemporary music ensemble) - Orange and Yellow by Paul Newland on clarinet, electric guitar, viola, cello; See Our Lake by Laurence Crane on alto flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello and vibraphone; and White & Light by Harrison Birtwistle on clarinet, clarinet, soprano, cello on bass.
Alas, I'm at the other end of the country. But by a delightful twist of fate, it looks like I might just be able to send someone in my stead - my cousin - who lives in Melbourne - will be in Wellington for business. I've told her she must make every possible effort to attend. And I intend to wring a review from her too. Why is everything happening elsewhere at the moment?
P.S. Rosel - do you love Love's Philosophy? I do but it sounds like it must be hellish to sing. And when oh when will I ever get to hear you...