Caprice Arts Trust festival

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Country and Region New ZealandWellington
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Porirua/Plimmerton; Lower Hutt; and Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Festival Contact Information

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Festival Description

The Caprice Arts Trust festival features a series of concerts each presented as a mini festival—performed first in Wellington followed by Porirua/Plimmerton and then Lower Hutt. The mini festivals are all part of a larger (8 festival) concert series by the Caprice Arts Trust. Tickets are available on-line and, in addition further information, including venue maps, are available at the Caprice Arts Trust website. Door sales are also available, however, audience numbers at our intimate venues are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Festival Dates May 12 - 16, 2009
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Performances 2009:
  • BRIO Feasts on Falstaff with Instrumentalist Guests
  • Dates—May 8-12, 2009
  • Venues in—Wellington, Porirua, Lower Hutt
  • About the event
    Set in 15th century Elizabethan England, Sir John Falstaff, a well-fed nobleman, arrives in Windsor down on his luck, and decides to try to seduce a mature married woman in order to gain some financial advantage. The music is presented ‘chronologically’, following the story-line through three different operas by Verdi (Italian), Nicolai (German) and Williams (English)… The second half of the programme will feature instrumental music with a Suite for Wind Sextet by Leos Janacek as well as flute music by Doppler, Ravel, Holst and Dvorak.
  • Performers: Janey MacKenzie (Soprano), Alison Hodge (Soprano), Jody Orgias (Alto), Justin Pearce (Bass), Robyn Jaquiery (Piano), Yumi Ikematsu (Flute), Phillip O’Malley (Piano) Tui Clark (Clarinet), Justus Rozemond (Bass Clarinet), Dillon Mayhew (French Horn), Louise Cox (Oboe), Jennifer Vaughan (Flute/Piccolo) Alex Chan (Bassoon)
    Programme: Full Programme Notes
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) in Italian
    Johann Michael Nicolai (1810-1849) in German
    Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) in English all based their operas on Shakespeare’s ‘Merry Wives of Windsor’
  • Interval events
    • Albert Franz Doppler Fantasie Pastorale Hongroise (11 minutes)
    • Leos Janacek (1854-1928) Mladi (not performed on Tuesday night)
    • Maurice Ravel Pavane pour une infante defunte
    • Gustav Holst Jupiter (5 minutes)
    • A Dvorak Als die alte Mutter mich noch lehrte singen (3 minutes)
Schedule 2009:
  • Friday, May 8th
    Venue—Cambridge Terrace Congregational Church, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, May 10
    Venue—Helen Smith Room at Pataka, PORIRUA, 3:00pm
  • Tuesday, May 12
    Venue—St James Church, 71 Woburn Rd, LOWER HUTT, 7:30pm


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