CAPITAL REEDS (whānau show)
Get ready for the sensational sounds of Capital Reeds, an exceptional Wellington-based trio that brings together the melodic beauty of the oboe, clarinet, and bassoon. With occasional appearances by lesser-known reed instruments like the cor anglais, bass clarinet, and contrabassoon, this ensemble pushes the boundaries of musical exploration. Embracing their unique combination of instruments, Capital Reeds aim to showcase the reed trio as a truly distinctive, versatile, and audaciously innovative ensemble. Their repertoire traverses diverse eras, styles, and genres, presenting magnificent pieces of music that captivate and inspire. From meticulously crafted chamber music compositions specifically written for the reed trio, to artful musical arrangements that breathe new life into familiar tunes, their performances promise a kaleidoscope of musical delights. Prepare to be immersed in a world where classical elegance meets contemporary flair. Delight in the evocative sounds of the reed trio as they seamlessly transition between eras, embracing the beauty of contrasts. Experience the richness of their jazz-inspired sonorities, blending the sophistication of chamber music with the infectious rhythms of jazz. Calvin Scott, oboe & cor anglais Patrick Hayes, clarinet & bass clarinet Oscar Lavën, bassoon & contrabassoon -- Ludwig van Beethoven, Variations on “Là ci darem la mano” from Mozart's opera “Don Giovanni” Joseph Canteloube, Rondeau à la française from Rustiques Sándor Veress, Sonatina A medley of tunes, including: ‘The Muppet Show Theme’, ‘Those were the days, my friend’, the ‘Nürnberger-Bratwurstglöcklein-Polka’, and an original jazz tune by Oscar Lavën.