VESA & FRIENDS

The Regional Tour

ABOUT

Born and raised in Finland, Vesa-Matti Leppänen moved to New Zealand in 2000. For well over a decade he has been Concertmaster of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and has earned international recognition as a chamber musician, teacher, adjudicator and soloist.

Vesa-Matti Leppänen has gathered an impressive group of friends, including principal players from the NZSO, to perform a programme that shines a light on the sensational horn playing of Samuel Jacobs. After several years playing principal horn in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Samuel returned to New Zealand in 2017 to take up a permanent position with our national orchestra.

The ensemble will perform the most cherished piece of chamber music for horn, Mozart’s Quintet, and will be joined by a second horn player from the NZSO to play a rarely performed work, Beethoven’s Sextet in E-flat Major. To mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, the group will also perform his String Trio in E flat as part of their programme.

PROGRAMME

BEETHOVEN
String Trio in E-flat, op 3

—interval—

MOZART
Horn Quintet in E-flat, K 407

BEETHOVEN
Sextet in E-flat major, op 81b

THE MUSICIANS

Samuel Jacobs Horn 1
Ian Wildsmith Horn 2
Vesa-Matti Leppänen Violin
Andrew Thomson Violin and Viola
Nicholas Hancox Viola
Andrew Joyce Cello

MEDIA

INFORMATION

TOUR DATES
5 – 19 July 2020

DURATION
96 minutes including an interval

LOCATIONS
Waikanae, Wanaka, Christchurch, Motueka, Wellington, Upper Hutt, Kerikeri & Warkworth

PRESENTERS
This concert is presented in association with Aroha Music Society, Christopher’s Classics, Expressions Whirinaki, Motueka Music Group, Waikanae Music Society Inc., Wanaka Concert Society Inc., Warkworth Music & Wellington Chamber Music Trust.

WHEN AND WHERE

WAIKANAE

Sun 5 Jul

Waikanae Memorial Hall

WANAKA

Tue 7 Jul

Lake Wanaka Centre

CHRISTCHURCH

Thu 9 Jul

The Piano

MOTUEKA

Fri 10 Jul

Chanel Arts Centre

WELLINGTON

Sun 12 Jul

St. Andrew’s on The Terrace

UPPER HUTT

Mon 13 Jul

Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre

KERIKERI

Thu 16 Jul

Turner Centre

WARKWORTH

Sun 19 Jul

Warkworth Town Hall

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