Thursday Heritage Concert – Time to Shine

Where

Auckland Central City Library, 44-46 Lorne Street, Auckland CBD

Whare Wananga, Level 2

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When

Thursday 15 September 2022
12.10pm-1pm



Cost

Free

Bookings

https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/thursday-heritage-concert-time-to-shine-tickets-377622477997
09 377 0209
librarysupport@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Bookings essential as spaces are limited. We will do our best to accommodate walk ups on the day but can't guarantee entry.

Thursday Heritage Concert – Time to Shine

In this duo concert, Polly Sussex (cello) and Sarah Watkins (piano) present two beautiful and unusual works for cello and piano.

The two composers, Ethel Smyth and Melanie Bonis were born in the same year on opposite sides of the English Channel.

They were both destined to suffer the poor public profile of female composers in the early twentieth century, regardless of the high quality of their work.

Both works show an intimate knowledge of the instruments and are a welcome addition to the repertoire.

Today, two established Auckland performers present, for what is thought to be the first time in New Zealand, the first cello sonata of English suffragette Ethel Smyth, and the only cello sonata by the French woman Melanie Bonis.

Bookings essential as spaces are limited. We will do our best to accommodate walk ups on the day but can't guarantee entry.

The Spring Heritage Concert series 2022 is made possible through the generous support of the Auckland Libraries Heritage Trust.

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