With the glorious majesty of the harp (perhaps the grandmother of the strings?) and the warm, sustained sonority of the violin, this performance will be fascinating! Join the musicians for a mesmerizing afternoon of fantasy and romance with a touch of feisty, to bring warmth and cheer to your winter.
- Spohr Sonata for Violin and Harp in C minor
- Saint-saens Fantasie for Violin and Harp op 124
- Paganini Andante Cantabile
- Mel Powell Divertimento for harp and violin
- Adrian Gordon Pizzicato Paradise
- de Falla Nana
- Jacques Ibert Entr'acte
This concert is family friendly - the performers will give brief introductions to each piece, and they will bring a small lap harp for children to pluck after the performance. Both musicians of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and with established reputations throughout NZ and abroad, the duo are comfortable taking their instruments from classical music through to a wide range of styles.
Helen Webby (CSO principal harp) often performs traditional music of Ireland and Scotland together with Davy Stuart and together they are regular guest artists at folk festivals throughout New Zealand and Australia.
Cathy Irons (CSO first violinist) performs an eclectic mix of music with her Classical Jazz Quartet - the Baroque era re-imagined through the eyes of swing and jazz, as well as traditional classical music with her string trio - Tres Cordes, the latter with whom she has travelled internationally.