Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre presents



Monday 2 September | 7.30pm

The Amici Ensemble, comprising of well-known performers who are principal players of the NZSO and leading chamber musicians, has become a regular contributor to the Classical Expressions series.  Its programme in 2013 includes a new piano quintet by NZ composer Christopher Blake which features Christchurch pianist, Kirsten Simpson.  In 1998 Kirsten won the Young Performer of the Year Award and in 2001 was a finalist in the National Concerto Competition.

The concert concludes with Richard Strauss's Metaporphosen written during the closing months of World War II. The piece is most familiar in the string orchestra version but Strauss originally sketched the work for this 7-string ensemble version.

Mozart: Grande Sestetto Concertante

Christopher Blake: Piano Quintet

Strauss: Metamorphose 'In Memoriam'



Four and five concert subscriptions are available from Expressions reception


Genesis Energy Theatre

Tickets: $45 Adult | $40 Concession* | $20 Student

Presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand


* Concession tickets are available to Friends of Expressions, Members of the Upper Hutt Music Society and Expressions Piano Club Members




Monday 2 September |  Dining at 6pm


Eggplant Parmesano - $16

crumbed eggplant, parmesan, roma sauce and mesclun


Duo Antipasti Platter - $17

cheeses, bread, dips, olives and sun dried tomatoes (serves 2)


Cheese Platter - $22

3 cheeses (blue, soft, cheddar) water crackers and quince paste


Cajun Chicken - $17

potato mash, spinach, cherry tomatoes and tangy hollandaise


Lamb Rump - $18

mustard mash, rocket, caramelised onion, cherry tomatoes and sticky sauce


Steak Cut Fries - $6

with aioli and tomato relish A selection of counter food will be available. Gluten free options are available on request.


Bookings are essential for dining - phone (04)527 2168