29 Dec 2014

Introduction to Huia

From Summer Sonic, 12:00 pm on 29 December 2014

Indra Hughes brings a personal programme to Summer Sonic with a strong West Auckland thread where this Lancashire lad now lives. He'll share music that is special to him, and chat about people he's worked with. There's Bach in unusual guises, rousing 'curtain-raisers' of romantic British music, Mel Tormé, relaxing and beautiful slow movements and tuneful eighteenth-century organ concertos.

This programme includes a beautiful bassoon concerto by Capel Bond, Indra’s eighteenth-century predecessor as Organist of Holy Trinity, Coventry, which was his first job after University. Ben Hoadley will talk about his 2013 composition “Huia” which is a depiction of where Indra lives, and there’ll be a recording of the premiere of that piece played by the APO with a link to a video of that performance.  And he’ll include his recommendation for the best recording of the Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony.