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Echoes and cries

Tairawhiti Museum presents, as part of its Sunday afternoon concert series, a performance by award-winning clarinettist Ben van Leuven and pianist Otis Prescott-Mason. The duo will perform a broad programme that ranges from the romantic music of Brahms to the modern jazz-inspired tunes of Gershwin.

Students at the New Zealand School of Music, van Leuven and Prescott-Mason perform together regularly in various ensembles around Wellington.

Van Leuven was last year a prize-winner in the annual Lilburn Trust NZSM Composers competition for his performance in Echoes and Cries, while in the same year Prescott-Mason took out first prize in the New Zealand Junior Piano Competition in which adjudicator Richard Mapp said he was particularly drawn to the consistency of communication Otis displayed in his perfomance in the final, with every note and through every piece.

The Tairawhiti Museum Sunday afternoon concert series is made possible with support from arts patron Jack C Richards.

Ben van Leuven (clarinet) and Otis Prescott-Mason (piano), Tairawhiti Museum, Sunday, 2pm. Entry $10 adults, $5 for Friends of the Museum, and free for students (with ID) and children.

BEN VAN LEUVEN