You are invited to our Winter Concert Series at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. The first concert features the RNZAF Woodwind Trio.
Takes place inside the Hall of Memories, National War Memorial at 4pm.
The performance includes a programme of music from the great masters including Bach, Haydn, Mozart and more.
Image of the RNZAF Woodwind Trio is taken from the Wellington Trio d’anches website.
The RNZAF musicians are:
LAC Calvin Scott (Oboe) began learning the piano at a young age and went on to develop a keen interest in music and the oboe during his school years in New Plymouth and Wanganui. He then went on to study music and European languages at Auckland University and in Germany. Since settling in Wellington in 2008 Calvin contributes to the concert activities of the New Zealand School of Music and is regularly involved in chamber music performances and community music projects in the greater Wellington and Hawke’s Bay regions. He is currently principal oboe of the Royal New Zealand Air Force and works in Wellington as a policy adviser.
CPL Mary Scott (Clarinet) studied music and science at Victoria University and after winning 1st prize in the New Zealand National Concerto Competition she continued her studies in Germany and Holland. After returning to New Zealand she played principal E-flat Clarinet in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and taught clarinet and chamber music at the New Zealand School of Music. Mary has been a featured soloist and ensemble member of the Amici Ensemble and the New Zealand Chamber Orchestra and is currently a freelance clarinettist and teacher based in Wellington appearing frequently as guest clarinettist of Orchestra Wellington and other New Zealand Orchestras.
LAC Penny Mile (Bassoon) completed her Master’s degree at the Northwestern University in Chicago, USA, in 2000, studying bassoon with Robert Barris, a former member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She plays second bassoon for Orchestra Wellington, and is regularly in the pit for the NZ Opera and Royal New Zealand Ballet performances. She was principal bassoon in the Wellington Sinfonia for seven years, and has played with the NZSO on many occasions. She is a member the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band. Penny plays chamber music with the Wellington Trio d’anches, often at Government House for ceremonial occasions.
Visit The Great War Exhibition's Home Shores cafe for afternoon tea before the concert.
The concert will commence at 4pm and concludes at 4.45pm.
You are invited to attend the daily Last Post ceremony. Prior to the 5pm ceremony on Sundays, we remember a fallen World War One soldier by reciting their story alongside the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.
Admission is free and no RSVPs are required.
Winter Concert Series Programme
22 May RNZAF Band Wind Trio - programme of music from the masters, Haydn, Mozaret, Bach and more
19 June Anon Vocal Ensemble - programme of war loss and remembrance
10 July Hannah Darroch, Principal Flute, RNZAF Band - a programme of solo repertoire for flute, from old to new
14 August Anon Vocal Ensemble - programme paying musical homage to the words of Shakespeare
11 September Organ Recital by Timothy Hurd QSM
2 October Classical Saxophones and Voice - programme of renaissance and baroque music
Updated on 23rd May 2016