Thursday 3 August 2017, 6:00pm
Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall
FREE to those with APO concert tickets
- Indra Hughes
- Programme details to be announced
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 Radio New Zealand Concert. These have included a number of Composer of the Week talks, as well as his own 10-part series, Music Matters. Several 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 Organ Association, Acting President in 2011, and now President since 2012.
The organ concert is free to all concert goers who have a ticket for the
APO Bayleys Great Classics concert at 7:30pm
The organ concert will begin at 6.00 pm
Sam Girling will give the APO pre-concert talk at 6.45 pm
and the APO concert will start at 7.30 pm