Wednesday 9 September 2015, 7:30pm
Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall
FREE concert: no booking or tickets are required
- Indra Hughes
- The programme will include:
- the first movement of Elgar's Organ Sonata, Bach's Trio Sonata in C major
- and the final movement from Vierne's Symphony No 1 ... and much more
Dr Indra Hughes is widely recognized as one of the most distinguished musicians working in New Zealand today. He received his early training at the cathedral in Blackburn, Lancashire, and at Oriel College, Oxford, where he was Organ Scholar and also took a degree in Law. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.
In March 2007 he became the first person in New Zealand to be awarded the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts (University of Auckland), with a thesis presenting new theories about the unfinished ending of Contrapunctus 14 from J S Bach’s The Art of Fugue. In September 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Indra Hughes is also a much admired writer, broadcaster, speaker, adjudicator and examiner. He has written and presented many radio programmes for Concert FM. These have included a number of Composer of the Week talks, as well as his own 10-part series, Music Matters. A number of these programmes have concentrated on the music of
J S Bach and his family. In June 2010 Indra was elected Vice-President of the New Zealand Association of Organists, Acting President in 2011, and President in 2012.
Admission to this concert is free of charge: there is no provision for you to register or book or reserve seats.
Your donation to the work of the Trust at the conclusion of the concert will be much appreciated.
Programmes will be on sale on the day for $2.
The concert is expected to end at around 9:20pm