Duo Col LegnoBy: Music Society Eastern Southland in association with Chamber Music New Zealand
12-May-2019, 5:30 PM Eastern Southland Gallery Adults $20, children and students with ID $5
Yoshiko Tsuruta Marimba
Heleen du Plessis Cello
After forming their duo for a specific project in 2014, Heleen and Yoshiko were inspired to further explore the warm sonorities and the repertoire possible on their combination of instruments.
On this tour they share a diverse programme that brings together Tchaikovsky, Arvo Pärt, traditional Japanese songs and the infectious rhythms of Atanas Ourkouzounov. They have also commissioned Wellington-based composer Gareth Farr to write a new worth for marimba and cello that will be performed on this tour.
Yoshiko Tsuruta began playing the marimba as a primary school student growing up in Japan. After relocating to New Zealand, she graduated from the New Zealand School of Music before studying music in Europe. Since returning home to Aotearoa she has one several competitions and played concertos with many regional orchestras. Originally from South Africa, Heleen lectured in cello in Pretoria for 15 years before taking up a position at Otago University. Dunedin is now her base from which she has a busy career performing concertos, as part of various chamber ensembles and with the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.
This concert is presented by Music Society Eastern Southland in association with Chamber Music New Zealand.
CONCERT INFORMATION Running Time 90 minutes including an interval
Sense of Place GARETH FARR New Commission
PETER KLATZOW A Sense of Place
ARVO PÄRT Fratres
ATANAS OURKOUZOUNOV Tanzologia
ANDREW BEALL Rose of Sharon
TCHAIKOVSKY Andante Cantabile
FAURÉ Après un rêve Traditional Three Japanese Songs