Intrepid Music Project: New Blood 2

21 May 2017
Intrepid Music Project
Intrepid Music Project presents: New Blood 2

In a highly anticipated follow-up to the succes of Intrepid Music Project’s 2014 New Blood concert, School of Music alumnus and composer Alex Taylor is back to host a second iteration with New Blood 2 this Sunday at the Tim Melville Gallery.

The Intrepid Music Project is an innovative concert series that celebrates new talent, artistic experimentation, and some of the finest performers in New Zealand. The New Blood production is both a proud and exciting moment for the University, with compositions and performances from our very talented students and alumni alike.

This year’s concert comprises six commissioned works from a range of talented emerging composers including post-graduate music student and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s Rising Star Young Composer-in-Residence (2016-17), Josiah Carr, 3rd year undergraduate music student Tobias Arrow, and doctoral student Naomi Weinroth. Each composition exhibits a unique aesthetic, and will be performed by some of our leading local chamber musicians, such as University Lecturer Ben Hoadley (bassoon). He will be joined by Luca Manghi (flute) Andrew Uren (clarinet), Peau Halapua (violin), Alex Taylor (viola) and Rachel Wells (cello).

Each of these performers brings a wealth of experience and sensitivity to the new works, and an awareness of the New Zealand contemporary music context.

Organiser Alex Taylor, who coincidently is one of New Zealand’s most outstanding young composers of orchestral and chamber music, explains, “I’ve always put a high priority on supporting New Zealand music and I think it’s important that we provide platforms to showcase the art that’s being made here.”

Should the calibre of 2014’s New Blood concert, which included works from University of Auckland alumni David Grahame TaylorCeleste Oram, and Callum Blackmore, act as a benchmark for what to expect this weekend, then consider a trip out to Grey Lynn a good investment of your time!

Intrepid Music Project, supported by the Wallace Foundation, presents: New Blood 2. Sunday 21 May, 7.30pm at Tim Melville Gallery, 4 Winchester St, Newton. Door sales (cash only) $15/$30.