Cellists to feature at concert


Players with the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra will present their third chamber music Players’ Concert this weekend.

The Players’ Concert, to be held this Sunday, March 8, from 3pm, in Hanover Hall, will feature a cello ensemble for the first time.

Led by Heleen du Plessis, the cello ensemble will perform works by Gareth Farr and Dmitri Shostakovich.

The concert will also feature an alto flute performance from Feby Idrus, who will play works by J.S. Bach and Andras Derecskei, while duo trumpeters Ralph Miller and Patrick Lepine will include Herbert L. Clarke’s Carnival of Venice among their pieces.

Feby Idrus, having put down her alto flute, will be joined by pianist John van Buskirk to play Anthony Ritchie’s delightful Flute Concerto

In addition, AN exciting young string quartet, comprising violinists Ngaru Martin and Frances Christian-Farrow, violist Ben Pinkney and cellist Greta McLean will play Winter, from Vivaldi’s ever popular Four Seasons

Martin and Pinkney will also play a movement from Manuel Ponce’s Sonata, as a duo.

Admission to Sunday’s afternoon of music-making will be on a “pay what you can” basis.