DARROCH/COWAN DUO

ABOUT

The Darroch/Cowan Duo have curated two programmes that will showcase the richness and variety of music written for flute and guitar. Featuring the sizzling offerings of Argentinians Piazzolla and Golijov, the soulful, grammy-nominated ‘Mountain Songs’ of Robert Beaser, and the evocative music of two of this century’s leading female composers, Joan Tower and Katherine Hoover. The programmes also introduce New Zealand audiences new music from composers that the duo collaborate with in Montréal: the new-generation composer Jason Noble (b. 1980), and one of the pillars of Canadian contemporary composition, Brian Cherney (b.1942).

New Zealand flutist Hannah Darroch is currently a course lecturer and flute and chamber music instructor at McGill University in Montréal. Before relocating to Canada, Hannah worked regularly on both flute and piccolo with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Wellington.

Canadian guitarist Steve Cowan has performed and taught extensively throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe. His critically acclaimed debut album, Pour guitare, has helped to establish him as “one of Canada’s top contemporary classical guitarists” (Classical Guitar Magazine). He is on faculty as a guitar instructor at McGill University in Montréal.

PROGRAMME

Programme One
Kerikeri & Te Awamutu

GOLIJOV
Fish Tale

BRIAN CHERNEY
Music for a Summer Wedding

KATHERINE HOOVER
Canyon Echoes

—interval—

PIAZZOLLA
‘Campero’ from Cinco Piezas for solo guitar
Tango Etude #3 for solo flute
‘Café 1930’ from Histoire du Tango

JOAN TOWER
Snow Dreams

ROBERT BEASER
Mountain Songs, selections

Programme Two
Whanganui, Rotorua, Gisborne, Tauranga & Wanaka

GOLIJOV
Fish Tale

JASON NOBLE
Folk Suite

KATHERINE HOOVER
Canyon Echoes

—interval—

PIAZZOLLA
‘Campero’ from Cinco Piezas for solo guitar
Tango Etude #3 for solo flute
‘Café 1930’ from Histoire du Tango

JOAN TOWER
Snow Dreams

ROBERT BEASER
Mountain Songs, selections

THE MUSICIANS

Hannah Darroch Flute
Steve Cowan Guitar

MEDIA

INFORMATION

TOUR DATES
15 – 30 May 2020

DURATION
90 minutes including an interval

LOCATIONS
Whanganui, Kerikeri, Te Awamutu, Rotorua, Gisborne, Tauranga & Wanaka

PRESENTERS
This concert is presented in association with Aroha Music Society, Chamber Music Wanganui, Musica Viva Gisborne, Rotorua Music Federation, Tauranga Musica Inc., Te Awamutu Music Federation & Wanaka Concert Society Inc.

WHEN AND WHERE

WHANGANUI

Fri 15 May

Prince Edward Auditorium, Wanganui Collegiate School

KERIKERI

Sun 17 May

Turner Centre

TE AWAMUTU

Tue 19 May

Methodist Church

ROTORUA

Wed 20 May

Monarch Room, Princes Gate Hotel

GISBORNE

Sat 23 May

Tairāwhiti Museum

TAURANGA

Sun 24 May

Tauranga Park Auditorium

WANAKA

Sat 30 May

Lake Wanaka Centre

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