Nelson Leader : February 7th 2013
3 THE NELSON LEADER, FEBRUARY 7, 2013 NEWS 5160371AB Make friends & have fun Salsa Dance Classes New Classes: Wednesdays from 13th Feb, 6:30pm Trafalgar St Hall (Opp Trailways) 1st lesson free 8 week term -Singles $55, Couples $85 Casuals welcome $10/class, Facebook: Salsa Buena Nelson, 027 781 8817 Here to entertain you -- everywhere By MATT LAWREY On loan: The Troubadour Quartet after their performance at Nelson Public Library. From left, Alice McIvor, Sophie Williams, Jonathan Tanner and Annabel Drummond. Photo: MATT LAWREY FREE CONCERT FOR CHILDREN This Saturday, as part of the Adam Chamber Music Festival, music educator, performer and festival manager Bob Bickerton takes his audience for a sonic plunge into a sea of instruments in a humorous musical romp that he describes as being ''for children aged 90 and under''. The concert starts at 10am at Nelson School Of Music. If you think libraries are quiet, uneventful places then you obviously have not been to Nelson Public Library lately. In addition to all its regular activities, this week the library hosted two performances by The Troubadour Quartet, a group of talented young Wellington- based musicians in town for the Adam Chamber Music Festival. The quartet, which comprises Motueka-born Jonathan Tanner (violin), Annabel Drummond (violin), Alice McIvor (viola) and Sophie Williams (cello), is also playing in schools, gardens, rest homes, hospitals, markets and the street. Their library concert included works by Haydn, Bach and Mozart and was well received by those spoken to by The Leader. Fie Vidar thought she was listening to a CD and got a nice surprise when she saw the musicians in action. It s beautiful. It s gorgeous, she said. David Bell agreed. If people hear it and think there s some- thing more than pop music then that s great. The most exciting moment came when a poster -- part of a Waitangi Day display -- attacked Sophie as she played her cello. The poster peeled off the wall and on to her head, covering her face. Being a total professional she carried on, although later admit- ted she did not find it anywhere near as funny as her fellow musicians. I ve never had such a big fright in my life, she said. The Troubadour Quartet s appearances include free perfor- mances at Nelson s cathedral this Friday and Saturday at 6.30pm. They are taking part in the summer school at Nelson School of Music which includes concerts on Sunday, February 17 at 4pm and 8pm. Tickets are $12 at the door. They will also be involved in master classes from February 10 to 16. People are welcome at the master classes free.
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