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A musical journey

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Sunday 18 August, 4pm.

Our August concert, on Sunday 18 August at 4pm, is a musical journey, led by Duo Tapas and capturing the essence of Eastern Europe, Spain, Ireland, and New Zealand. It features Rupa Maitra, violin, and Owen Moriarty, guitar, and will include works by Bela Bartok, Joaquin Rodrigo, Douglas Lilburn, M.D. Pujol, Almer Imamovic, and Anthony Ritchie.

Rupa Maitra studied violin with Pamela Bryce at Otago University where she completed a BMus in 1990, gaining several prizes in performance and musicology. She was a member of the Southern Sinfonia between 1986 and 1997, including as principal second violin in 1994-97. She plays in various chamber groups in Wellington and is a member of the first violin section of Orchestra Wellington. Rupa directs the Wadestown Primary school orchestra in Wellington.

Owen Moriarty completed his Masters at Massey University in 2003, before heading to the US where he studied at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles) with James Smith and Los Angeles Guitar Quartet members Scott Tennant and Bill Kanengiser. He also participated in master classes with guitar luminaries Odair and Sergio Assad and Grammy award winning guitarist David Russell. Owen has released three CDs through ODE Records and in 2013 completed his sixth tour on behalf of Chamber Music New Zealand. He has performed solo, concerto and chamber music concerts across the country as well as in Australia, USA, Portugal, Mexico, Thailand, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Phone 06 304-9025 (business hours) or 304-9497 (evenings) to reserve seats — cost $25 adults, $10 students, pay at the door but reservations essential. Greytown Music Group concerts are held with assistance from Creative New Zealand.

The final concert for this season is as follows:

Sun 15 September - Cathy Irons (violin) and Flavio Villani (piano)
Gypsy Violin Music for violin & piano by Dvorak, Sarasate, Dohnanyi, Bartok and Brahms.

An illustrated brochure for the year's programme is available on request from Eric Turner, phone 06 379-6510 or email eric.turner@xtra.co.nz

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