Waiheke Marketplace : May 11th 2011
23 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, MAY 11, 2011 EVENTS Live @ Whittakers Whittakers Music Museum, Artworks Oneroa Admission $20 Concessions Available Bookings phone 372 9627 5pm Saturday 14 MAY featuring Minsi Yang (violin) Luca Manghi (fute) David Kelly (piano) Playing works by Brahms, Debussy and others. Harakeke Ensemble $10 pre-sold tickets available from The Rocks & Shop The Rock. SATURDAY 14 MAY AT THE ROCKS 8PM A night to remember - Bob Marley who died May 11 1981 reggae / hip hop featuring Waiheke's Nicky Stevens GRAHAM HOOPER AND THE ROCKS PRESENT Big new show has environmental message Kaleidoscope extravaganza: Kyla Hamilton is lifted by Tristan Glendinning during rehearsals for the upcoming show. ' There is a comedic karmic come-uppance with a dash of existential angst. ' -- Wendy Kendall Kaleidoscope Performing Arts group is busy preparing for its up- coming show It s a Jungle Out There. Nearly 80 performers of all ages from four and up are honing their skills under co-directors Katy Ogletree and Wendy Kendall. They have been on acrobatic workshops and rehearsals during the school holidays., They trained at Waita- kere Gym Club prac- ticing lifts, somersaults, and tumbles, even wrap- ping themselves up in a circus silk and hanging from the ceiling. Ms Kendall says: As the title of the show suggests, the setting features a rapidly declin- ing rainforest, with a heroine who feels deeply con- nected to the creatures who are being affected by the decline of their environment. The show features themes such as the destructive environ- mental impact of modern lifestyles and greed. With nowhere left to go different animals con- gregate in the last remaining rainforest to delay extinction. However, the empire- making, power-hungry Mr De Groote has designs on this rainforest to drill for oil with no regard for the conse- quences. What ensues is in typical Kal- eidoscope fashion, Ms Kendall says. There is a comedic karmic come- uppance with a dash of existential angst, and a rip-roaring, uplifting, everything- will-be-all-right finale. The show runs over the first two weekends of June at Artworks The- atre, opening June 3 and closing on June 12. Tickets go on sale on May 16 at the I-site. Good friends come together to perform at Whittakers Playing Whittakers this weekend will be the Harakeke Ensemble featuring Minsi Yang on violin, Luca Manghi on flute and David Kelly on piano. The trio, who are good friends, formed the ensemble at the begin- ning of this year and will be playing works by Brahms, Debussy and others at the concert starting at 5pm on Saturday. Luca Manghi was born in Parma, Italy. While studying in Rome with Sir William Bennett, and in Paris with Jean Fer- randis, he performed with various chamber ensembles and orchestras and taught at the Conservatoire de Levallois. He has won several international compe- titions, and as principal flautist with a number of European orchestras, he has toured a variety of countries in Europe, Asia and the United States. He is now based in New Zealand as a free- lance artist, and since 2008 has taught flute and chamber music at the Universities of Otago, Waikato, and Auckland. Minsi Yang was born in Zhongshan, China and started learning the violin at age six. After moving to New Zealand in 2002, she gained her bachelor of music at Victoria Univer- sity and completed her masters of music with first class honours in performance at Auck- land University in 2009. Minsi is undertaking the Manchester Fellow- ship programme with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. David Kelly studied at the University of Canterbury with Diedre Irons and Dr Maurice Till. He also worked at the university as an accompanist and coach, as well as with the Christchurch City Choir, Christchurch Symphony and NASDA. In 2006 David became a PwC Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist for The NBR New Zealand Opera, and in 2007 was invited to pursue an opportunity with the Australian Opera Studio in Perth. Tickets are $20 and concessions are avail- able. Phone 372-9627 to book. Winter's the time to celebrate art Making visitors welcome: Studio owner Christine Hafermalz Wheeler, right, from The Artist Goldsmith. ' Visitors will be warmly welcomed with special treats. ' -- Linda Chalmers More than 20 studios and galleries will open their doors for the second Waiheke Winter Arts Festival at Queen s Birthday weekend. For two days, visiting and resident art lovers willbeabletogoona discovery tour of the island s creative com- munity. The festival on June 4 and 5, initiated by Waiheke Community Art Gal- lery, will see a collec- tion of 20 artists allowing the public into their own work- ing spaces which are as individual as the artists themselves. Waiheke is known for its creative community and many international artists have made the island their home. Festi- val goers will have the chance to meet and chat with artists from as far afield as South Africa, Russia, the United States and Europe as well as those closer to home, who produce everything from still life, collage and mixed media to world class jewellery and sculpture. Waiheke Community Art Gallery director Linda Chalmers says she is delighted the first fes- tival proved popular with visitors last year. The Winter Arts Fes- tival is a rare chance to discover and enjoy Wai- heke s artists in their extraordinary studios, from magnificent homes to corrugated iron barns and intimate and quirky creative spaces. It s a special week- end, when all artists studios will be open and visitors will be warmly welcomed with special treats. The festival is sponsored by Fullers. Chief executive Douglas Hudson says: We are delighted to be able to support the second winter festival and the important work the community gal- lery does in encourag- ing art on Waiheke and encouraging visi- tors to the island. Because participat- ing studios will be offer- ing hospitality, tickets to the festival are essential. Tickets include a festi- val pack and pass com- plete with a map and details for the weekend. They are available from the Waiheke Com- munity Art Gallery at Artworks and Fullers Waiheke ticket office.
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