Events Schumann’s Piano Concerto
Schumann’s Piano Concerto
St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra Performing Schumann’s Piano Concerto with Distinguished Pianist Diedre Irons Conductor Michael Joel. A Must-Be-There Concert!
> Sunday 18 August 2019 2.30 PM
Conductor: Michael Joel
Soloist: Diedre Irons (Piano)
If you have not heard St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra play then you are missing one of the finest musical experiences in Auckland. Gillian Ansell (NZ String Quartet) says “St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra’s high quality music-making brings their audiences much joy”. For the already converted this will be a wonderful concert. www.smco.org.nz.
Diedre Irons MBE ONZM
Canadian born Diedre Irons is one of New Zealand’s most distinguished performing musicians. At age 12 she played the Schumann Piano Concerto with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. After graduating from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia she was invited by her teacher, Rudolf Serkin, to join the faculty of that prestigious conservatory, a position she held for 9 years. She also toured Canada and the USA as a soloist and chamber music player. She has performed concerts in 25 countries.
Since moving to New Zealand in 1977 Irons has performed regularly with the NZSO, the APO and the Christchurch Symphony; toured under the auspices of Chamber Music New Zealand and recorded extensively for Radio New Zealand, including the complete Beethoven Concerti.
She taught at the University of Canterbury from 1992-2003 before moving on to the position of Head of Classical Performance at the NZ School of Music. In 2011 she left that position in order to focus fully on her own career as a concert pianist.
TICKETS Eventfinda or Door sales cash only. Adults $30 Concessions $25 children under 12 free. ST MATTHEW-IN-THE-CITY CHURCH corner Wellesley & Hobson Streets.