Grigg and Wang return for winter
New Zealand composer Douglas Lilburn’s song cycle Sings Harry features in an eclectic programme presented by tenor Harry Grigg and pianist Xing Wang on Sunday.
A member of the Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus Grigg recently finished the “a full noise opera” season of Rossini’s riotous The Barber of Seville.
In the process of completing his honours degree at the University of Auckland Grigg’s vocal technique was described in a review in The Press in 2016 as effortless “with a warm, resounding tenor filled with personality. A voice, and a name, to watch out for in the future.”
Auckland-based Wang is a sought-after concert pianist and piano teacher who has collaborated with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, the Auckland Symphony Orchestra, Manawatu Sinfonia, NZSM Orchestra, and the Tawa Symphony Orchestra. She and her colleagues founded the Auckland Piano Trio and her ensemble was part of the 2017 Chamber Music NZ Encompass Regional Tour series. With her husband James Jin, Wang directs the New Zealand International Young Artists Festival and the Asia Pacific Performing Arts Company.
Grigg and Wang’s recital will include music by Donaudy, Tosti, Schubert, Sondheim, Lerner, Loewe and Lilburn.
The Tairawhiti Museum winter concert series presents Harry Grigg (vocal) and Xing Wang (piano) in concert on Sunday at 2pm. Door sales $5 adults, children and students with ID free.