Music Alive for Tuesday 23 January 2018
Violinist Andrew Beer, who is the Concertmaster of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, gives a recital with pianist Sarah Watkins in the Music Theatre at the University of Auckland.
Auckland composer Leonie Holmes's new work Dance of the Wintersmith is inspired by the book of the same name by fantasy writer Terry Pratchett. In the book a girl is training to become a witch and gets taken into the forest where she witnesses a Morris dance by otherworldly men and the wintersmith himself, who is the bringer of winter. The girl is swept up in the dance and feels like she has to join in. The piece is in three parts: Prologue, Dance, Epilogue.
Recorded 29 September 2017
Producer/Engineer: Adrian Hollay