Friday, June 21
Highlights of this concert feature clever arrangements of Mozart’s charming ‘Magic Flute’, the raucous sensuality of Bizet’s Carmen, and Vivaldi’s exciting Concerto Grosso ‘The Night’.
The Donizetti Trio, comprising top musicians Ben Hoadley bassoon; David Kelly piano and Luca Manghi, flute, have brought their eclectic music and energetic performances to audiences since 2009. This concert’s programme ranges from Italian Baroque to the present day.
Italian Luca Manghi studied in Paris and was Principal Flute of Orchestra Filarmonica di Parma. Based in New Zealand since 2007, Luca is well known to local audiences, performing regularly as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the country, and also appearing with the NZSO, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Dunedin Symphony and others.
Ben Hoadley, a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium and the New England Conservatory, served as principal bassoon with Hartford Symphony and played in the Boston Symphony. Ben has worked with many of the leading orchestras in Australia and New Zealand and is principal bassoonist of the Sydney Omega Ensemble.
Pianist David Kelly is the official repetiteur for NZ Opera, and coach and accompanist for the University of Auckland and NZ Opera School. Originally from Christchurch, he was chosen as one of the first PwC Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artists and went on to study and work at the renowned Australian Opera Studio in Perth.
The Trio performs in the Lake Wanaka Centre on Friday 21 June at 7.30 pm. Cash sales from Gifted Design, and on-line at Eventfinda.com. $30 for Wanaka Concert Subscribers, $35 for non-subscribers and children/students free.
86 Ardmore Street, Wanaka, Wanaka, Otago 9305, New Zealand