AROHA in association with CMNZ proudly present: ACE Brass
If you have been fortunate enough to have heard this trio play, you know they give a dynamic and entertaining performance not to be missed. Energetic, visually intriguing playing a wide range of composers; treat yourself to brass as surprising as it is entertaining.
Huw Dann is the Principal Trumpet of the Auckland Philharmonia and Brass Unit Coordinator at the University of Auckland. Originally from Melbourne, Huw moved to Auckland in 2009 to take up his job in the APO. He has always loved playing chamber music so soon formed ACE Brass with John and Emma in 2011. Outside of music, Huw enjoys playing chess, long distance running, watching Australian Rules Football, and spending as much time as possible with his wife and two young children.
Emma Eden is a proud Kiwi who has been principal horn of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra since 2020. Prior to this Emma was principal third horn in the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra for 11 years. Emma is a founding member of ACE Brass and especially enjoys the community outreach part of her job. Outside of music Emma enjoys gardening, water skiing and spending time with her wife and two-year-old daughter.
John Gluyas (MMus) is a graduate of the Rotterdam Conservatory of Music where he studied with Jorgen van Rijen, the solo trombonist of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. As well as being an inspirational teacher where he holds the position of Head of Brass at St. Peters College in Auckland, he has performed with the Adelaide and New Zealand Symphonies, Orchestra Victoria and the Auckland Philharmonia. John has also performed in Broadway productions of musicals such as Aladdin, Wicked, Mary Poppins and The Book of Mormon. John is passionate about new music. In 2007 and 2009 he attended the IMPULS New Music master course in Graz, Austria where he studied with trombone soloist and composer Mike Svoboda. John enjoys watching football, taking French classes and glamping with his family.
Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Ástor Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Ástor Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Yasunori Kanazawa | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Giacomo Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Date: Sunday 2 May 2021
Time: 4pm (no interval)
Venue: Turner Centre, Auditorium
Tickets: $40 Adults | $30 Friends | 18 & under Free
Note: For Friends tickets please add tickets to your cart then enter pre-issued code to apply discount. 18 & under tickets ONLY available at Turner Centre Box Office.
Support from KIPC Trust.