Les Voisins


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At a glance

  • Classical music trio – violin, cello, guitar/theorbo
  • French music from baroque to impressionism, through to jazz
  • New Zealand composer’s response to French themes with overlay of new ideas.
  • A rare opportunity to experience the theorbo, a Baroque instrument of the lute family,with very long bass strings.


Les Voisins take us on an intriguing journey through French music from the court of Louis XIV to the 1930s jazz world of the Hot Club de France through a wide ranging programme. Featured is New Zealand’s composer, Alex Taylor’s response to the Baroque musical world of the Sun King, Ravel’s Violin and Cello Sonata, the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt, and finally the grandfather of jazz violin, Stéphane Grappelli, with the Hot Club de France.

This concert also offers a rare opportunity to see and hear the theorbo, a Baroque plucked instrument of the lute family, which has very long deep bass strings.

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Adult, Child


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Event Details

Date: 2023-04-15

Start time: 02:30 NZST

End time: 04:00 NZST

Venue: Old Library Building, 7 Rust Avenue, Whangarei 0112

Coordinates: 35°43'26.4"S 174°19'05.1"E

Email: info@whangareimusic.org.nz