Music Alive for Friday 26 October 2018
A concert given by NZTrio in Nelson's Theatre Royal. The main work, Iris Dreaming, is a short opera by Gillian Whitehead with a libretto by her many-time collaborator Fleur Adcock. It's based on the life of the writer Robin Hyde, whose real name was Iris Wilkinson.
For this the trio is joined by London-based New Zealander Joanne Roughton-Arnold.
And there are two other wonderful and relatively new works … by David Hamilton and Claire Cowan.
David Hamilton's piece The Faraday Cage and Claire Cowan's Ultraviolet were both commissioned in 2015 by NZTrio.
David HAMILTON: The Faraday Cage;
Claire COWAN: Ultraviolet;
Gillian WHITEHEAD: Iris Dreaming
Joanne Roughton-Arnold (soprano), NZTrio: Justine Cormack (violin), Ashley Brown (cello), Sarah Watkins (piano)
Recorded in Theatre Royal, Nelson by RNZ