Thursday Heritage Concert - Winds from Japan and Europe


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

Whare Wananga, Level 2

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Thursday 13 June 2024




Anna Varghese
021 0872 4572

09 377 0209

Only 70 spaces available, please book using the link or call Auckland Libraries on (09) 377 0209.

Yuhka Nagai, violin & Kent Isomura, piano.

Japan born and raised violinist, Yuhka Nagai and NZ raised Kent Isomura present a programme including two NZ premier Japanese pieces by contemporary composers, alongside the works of two European greats.

Six pieces by Hikaru Hayashi (1931-2012) and a Nursery song by Rikuya Terashima (1964-) from Amami are related to Okinawan folk music which comes from the South of Japan. Traveling from Japan to Europe, Yukha and Kent play Rondo K.269/261 by W.A. Mozart and Violin Sonata No.1 by R. Schumann.

The Mozart Rondo K.269/261 was most likely composed for A. Brunetti and written in the time he wrote his famous 5 violin concertos between 1773 and 1777. It was possibly a replacement of the finale for his violin concerto No.1, K.207. R. Schumann’s 1st violin Sonata is dramatic and has his expressions of unstable emotions and the depth of energy.

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