Classical Expressions 2023 presents

Double Shot

Monday 22 May | 7.30pm

Formed in 2015, Double Shot provides a colourful mixture of percussion instruments based around marimba and vibraphone. The duo is comprised of Yoshiko Tsuruta, marimba and percussion Jeremy Fitzsimons, vibraphone and percussion and their strength lies in the wonderfully subtle variety of their performances and the rich, mellow resonance of their instruments.

This engaging concert begins with a set of playful, lively crowd-pleasers by contemporary composers, including New Zealanders John Psathas and Briar Prastiti, whose new commission Double Shot are delighted to premiere. The second half is dedicated to Debussy’s exquisite storytelling through his ballet score La boîte à joujoux (The Toy Box) which has been arranged for Double Shot by Yoshiko Tsuruta.

Presented in conjunction with Chamber Music NZ

John Psathas (arr. Omar Carmenates) Muisca I. Soledad II. Chia III. El Dorado

Alyssa Weinberg Table Talk

Michael Taylor Rhapsody for Vibraphone and Marimba

Steve Reich Nagoya Marimbas

Claude Debussy (arr. Yoshiko Tsuruta) La boîte à joujoux (The Toy Box) I. Prelude: Le sommeil de la boîte (The Sleep of the Toy Box) II. Tableau 1: Le magasin de jouets (The Toy Shop) III. Valse: Danse de poupée (Doll’s Waltz) IV. Tableau 2: Le champ de bataille (The Battlefield) V. Tableau 3: La bergerie a vendre (The Sheepfold for Sale) VI. Tableau 4: Après fortune faite (After Making a Fortune) VII. Epilogue

Adult $35 | Student $20 | Friends of Whirinaki/Piano Club/Upper Hutt Music Society $30 | Classical Expressions Subscription $160 | Booking fees apply

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