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Upper Hutt Leader : June 15th 2011
33 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JUNE 15, 2011 ARTS 3775242AB 3751716 Winner of Wellington Best Specialist Restaurant MANO'S LICENSED RESTAURANT The Exquisite Indian Dining Experience "Serving for 20 years authentic Indian & Malaysian cuisine to pamper the discerning tastes of Upper Hutters" Fully Licensed & BYO Wine Only 39 Main Street, Upper Hutt Ph 939 9288 Fax 939 9336 LUNCH Tues-Fri 12-2 from DINNER Mon-Sun 5pm onwards Sun-Thurs Complimentary Soup for Diners 3668042 Poetry contest marks 11th year Upper Hutt s long-established and popular poetry competition celebrates its 11th birthday this year, in conjunction with nationwide events which cons- titute New Zealand Post National Poetry Day on Friday, July 22. Tony Chad, the Whiteman s Valley poet and musician, is again organising the competition. This is a free-to-enter competition open to all. The early launch and the closing date of Friday, July 8, are designed to be part of the annual New Zealand Post National Poetry Day events. Winners will be announced on Friday, July 22, at an evening performance completing a day of celeb- ration of poetry in Upper Hutt s contribution to National Poetry Day. In keeping with the overall focus of National Poetry Day which is Poetry in the Community, Mr Chad came up with the theme -- inspired by the recent installation of photovoltaic cells on his roof to generate power -- Generational Poems or Ageless in Upper Hutt . We re looking for poems about the different generations growing up in Upper Hutt. You can use your imagination -- if you are young you can write about being old. If you are more advanced in years you have lots of options. You can write about growing up in earlier times or about how it might be growing up now. Or you can write about your own experiences in the 21st cen- tury. If you live outside of Upper Hutt then you have an additional opportunity to write about these options even though you don t live here. Lots of opportunity for invention. Just write some poems and enter them in this year s Upper Hutt Poetry Competition. The first three placegetters will receive book tokens and a year s subscription to Valley Micro- press, a locally produced monthly poetry magazine now in its 14th year. Local finalists will be invited to read their entries at the evening performance. The audience will then vote on their favourite poem the author if which will win the People s Choice award that was so popular last year. A selection of poems will be published in the form of a commemorative booklet. Entries come from Auckland to Dunedin, and even Tasmania. Contact Tony Chad 528 8968 or Helen Thomas at Upper Hutt City Library 527 2182. Entry forms at the library and Upper Hutt i-SITE Visitor Information Centre and on both main websites soon (upperhuttlibrary.co.nz and upperhuttcity.com). Pianist's talent top of the Liszt Liszt celebration: Ben Booker, left, and Buz Bryant-Greene, who will both be performing pieces by Liszt, with their NZSM piano lecturer Jian Liu. June s Expressions Live! concert will be a treat for lovers of piano music, with a celebratory nod to Hungarian pianist and composer Franz Liszt, who was born in 1811. Third year New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) student, Ben Booker, will perform Vallee d Obermann by Liszt at the concert, which will be held on Tuesday, June 21, at Expressions. Liszt uses the piano very effectively. He was one of the most famous pianists of his day, as well as a composer and a teacher, so the direction in his music is very clear, says Booker. Booker will also be performing the Liszt in December as part of his four- piece entry in the first Indonesian Pusaka International Piano Competition in which he has been selected to compete with pianists from all around the world. Besides competing, this will be a great opportunity to bounce ideas around, as well as getting in touch with the inter- national piano scene, he says. It s great to play for other people, because only then can you experience what music is all about. I really enjoy being able to present my ideas and emotions to people through performance. It s a huge challenge, but you feel so sat- isfied afterwards, Booker says. Ballade No 2 by Liszt will also be fea- tured at the concert along with piano music by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Chopin, Bach and Prokofiev -- all played by NZSM students. The June concert will mark the half- way point in the Expressions Live! con- cert series. Expressions director Stephanie Cottrill is delighted with the series to date, which has included jazz, string and vocal music performed by students from the School of Music. The popularity of the concerts has remained consistent across all the genres, with more than 120 people attending each, and audiences have been impressed by the quality of the music. As well as fulfilling our goal to bring quality music to Upper Hutt, it is really import- ant to us that Expressions is more than a place that exhibits finished products, but also supports developing musicians and artists. We are also thrilled with the way the partnership between the Upper Hutt Music Society, Expressions and NZSM is developing. Councils invest huge amounts of money in infrastructure and venues and it is important that they are used to help grow the cultural sector, she says. The June Expressions Live! concert will be performed on the new Kawai RX- 2 piano, for which a fundraising cam- paign is under way. The piano is already available, thanks to the efforts of the Upper Hutt Concert Grand Piano Trust and the generosity of Piano House, Wel- lington. Donations from the free lunch hour (1pm start) concert series will go towards the purchase of the piano and to establish a scholarship for a top performing NZSM student. Now and Then plays at the Upper Hutt Cossie Club on Saturday night. Saturday lineup
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