Mulled Wine Concerts Return

Mary Gow and Jian Liu are featuring in the Mulled Wine Concert in Kāpiti on June 7.

After a long break through Covid-19 Kāpiti’s popular Mulled Wine Concerts are back with the first concert featuring Jian Liu, Mary Gow and friends.

Concertgoers have been eagerly awaiting the return of concerts and events and musicians of all stripes have been longing to play for audiences again. Mulled Wine Concerts in Paekākāariki will bring together some stellar names from the world of classical music in New Zealand for a concert at the famous Paekākāariki Memorial Hall on Sunday June 7 at 2:30 PM. The remaining restrictions will limit the paying audience to 90 people, so everyone is advised to get their tickets as soon as possible.

The programme features Jian Liu, Director of Classical Performance and Head of Piano Studies at the New Zealand School of Music. Together with longtime friend Mary Gow, organiser of the Mulled Wine Concerts and also of major events in Brussels, Belgium, the duo have brought together Monique Lapins, violinist in the NZ String Quartet, Gabriela Glapska, a pianist from Poland who has recently completed her PhD in piano performance at the NZSM and Ken Ichinose, Associate Principal Cello of the NZ Symphony Orchestra.

Concertgoers will be treated to an afternoon of fine music in a beautiful seaside setting.

Jian Liu starts the programme with pieces by Douglas Lilburn and Zianzhong Wang before being joined by Mary Gow to present Beethoven’s Sonata for Four Hands, Op.6. The friends – Gabriela, Monique and Ken perform Haydn’s “Piano Trio in A major”, Schumann’s “Three Romances for Violin and Piano” and Janček’s “Poddhka for Cello and Piano”.

The performance ends with the magnificent “Trio lgiaque No. 1 in G minor” by Rachmaninoff.

The shutdown has been problematic for musicians and concertgoers alike. But it has had a lucky side-effect of keeping several of these high-level musicians, who would normally be travelling the world, at home in New Zealand and available for this concert. Local

concertgoers are lucky indeed!

Who Where and When

Mulled Wine Concerts presents Jian Liu, Mary Gow and Friends

at Paekākāariki Memorial Hall, 96 The Parade, Paekākāariki

on Sunday 7 June 2020 at 2:30PM

Tickets Pre-sales (until 6 June) Adults $25, Students (under 14) $10. Door sales $30.

Online sales: [email protected]

Info: 021 101 9609.

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