Playing favourites and little-known gems Evocative sounds and fantasy well-describe Toru, a new trio consisting of harp, viola and flute, playing for Tauranga Musica from 4pm Sunday, May 20 at Tauranga Park Auditorium.
Ingrid Bauer on harp, Sophia Acheson on viola and Karen Batten playing the flute are three principal players from Orchestra Wellington who have come together to form Toru.
All three are established Kiwi musicians, Ingrid just having won the audition for the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's principal harp position.
They will play favourites such as Debussy and Beethoven combined with little-known gems.
Debussy popularised this combination of flute, viola, and harp with his Sonate en trio – its magnificently varied timbral palette has since captured the imaginations of composers, performers, and audiences alike.
Undoubtedly drawing on the evocative fantasy of Debussy's writing, the Bax sonata moves from impressionism to melodies and dance rhythms that give the music a distinctly Irish character.
The trio are also including in their mix of romantic and contemporary repertoire the quirky and entertaining 'Zoological' character pieces of Wendelin Bitzen and a clever arrangement of a Beethoven serenade in programmes that are sure to delight audiences.
The Weekend Sun has one double pass to see Toru at Tauranga Musica for one lucky reader.
Question: What three instruments make up Toru?
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