The Weekend Sun Competition

An eclectic group of wind and brass performers conducted by Professor Barry Vercoe will be performing ‘Music for Wind Instruments’ as the last concert in Tauranga Musica’s 2018 series.

The group comprises 13 musicians from Auckland, Waikato, Whakatane and Tauranga. It includes seasoned professionals plus younger players, including David Adlam, a long-time principal clarinet with the Auckland Philharmonia; Alison Jepson, who plays oboe with the NZ Symphony, the Auckland Philharmonia and Bach Musica; and Gordon Skinner, for many years principal bassoon with the NZSO.

The programme will feature a world premiere performance of a suite for oboe, clarinet and bassoon composed by Barry Vercoe. This wind trio was written in June 1958 and has never been publicly performed. The work depicts five events, each part of the evening's programmed entertainment.

Music for Wind Instruments performs Sunday, October 7 at the Graham Young Youth Centre, Tauranga Boys’ College at 4pm.

Tauranga Musica is indebted to the Tauranga Rotary Club, Holland Beckett Law, and Craigs Investment, additional sponsors for this concert. The programme includes works by Stravinsky, Rossini, Beethoven and Vercoe.

Competition Results

Congratulations to our winner, Margaret McGregor!