Cathy Irons

violinist: performer and teacher

Tres Cordes in Rangiora

Spring is in the air and what better way to reflect on the welcome longer days and warmer temperatures, than Piazzolla's Primevera Portena? (followed by Summer/Verano of course!)

We feel so privileged as musicians to be in New Zealand at this time, and be able to perform live at this intimate, up-close, special venue where our audience also feels part of the musical experience.

Tres Cordes has a real joy getting together, choosing the programme and rehearsing and exploring the many different ways of interpreting the music. This is one of our favourite programmes which we toured in North Island last year and we are delighted to now perform it closer to home.
Beethoven's 11th opus, the Piano Trio in B-flat major, is often referred to as the Gassenhauer Trio, due to the third movement which contains nine variations of a popular melody of the time. Loosely translated, Gassenhauer is a simple or catchy melody that you might find someone whistling in the street. Which sets the mind to what kind of variations Beethoven might have created if presented with ear-worms of today such as Slice of Heaven, Hey Jude, or perhaps even Baby Shark!

Come along to the Rangiora Art Gallery on Thursday 10 September at 7.30pm, as the Tres Cordes Piano Trio performs the real Gassenhauer Trio; two Argentinian tango compositions from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, by Astor Piazzolla; two movements from Resphigi's 6 Pieces for Violin and Piano, and a few other treats.

7.30pm Thursday 10 September

The Chamber Gallery, Rangiora Gallery

141 Percival Street

Tickets $35 adult, $15 student

Door sales only


Kammel Piano Trio No 6 Op 1
Brahms Intermezzo op.118 no.2
Beethoven Gassenhauer Trio op.11
Albrechtsberger Violin and Cello Duo no 3
Resphigi 6 Pieces for Violin and Piano: Aria and Valse Carresante

Martinu Variations on a Slovak Folk Song
Piazzolla Four Seasons: Spring and Summer

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