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Piano Trust Gala Concert

We are thrilled to announce, in addition our main 2015 concert series, a very special benefit concert featuring Michael Houstoun, Diedre Irons and friends.

This gala concert will be on Sunday 25 January 2015 at 3.00 p.m. in the Hutt Memorial Little Theatre. Accompanying Michael and Diedre will be Bridget Douglas (flute), Robert Orr (oboe), Rachel Vernon (clarinet), Robert Weeks (bassoon) and Ed Allen (horn). The programme is:

  • Schubert – Moments Musicaux, D 780 (Diedre Irons)
  • Mozart – Quintet for piano and winds in Eb major, K 452 (Michael Houstoun, Robert Orr, Rachel Vernon, Robert Weeks, Ed Allen)
  • Poulenc – Sonata for flute and piano (Bridget Douglas and Diedre Irons)
  • Bizet – Jeux d’enfants for piano, four hands, Op 22 (Michael Houstoun and Diedre Irons)

Proceeds from the concert will go to the Little Theatre Piano Trust, members of which have personally guaranteed the shortfall between the cost of the piano and the money raised so far. All the artists are providing their services free of charge, and the Hutt City Council is providing the theatre at no cost.

There will be complimentary refreshments from 2.30 p.m. and an opportunity to meet the artists after the concert.

Tickets are available on EventFinda. We urge you to buy early as only 300 will be available. If you cannot attend the concert, but would like to contribute to the cause you can do so on EventFinda. If you do not have access to EventFinda please ring Frank on 938-1728 or Bev on 566-3368.

We might pay for your ticketsbuy your flexi-ticket on or before 31 December 2014 and your name will go into the draw for two free tickets to the Benefit Concert.