Futuna Chapel Open Day- Musical Performance By Karen Batten & Ingrid Bauer – Public Talk by David Straight


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A graduate of Victoria University, Karen Batten has developed a varied freelance career. She is Principal Flute for Orchestra Wellington and has frequently worked for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Karen has taught extensively throughout the Wellington region and continues to teach privately. Chamber music is a passion for Karen. She has been part of several groups, some of which have toured nationally for Chamber Music New Zealand.

Ingrid Bauer is the Principal Harp of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. As a soloist, she has performed with Bach Musica, the Bay of Plenty Symphonia, the Kapiti Concert Orchestra, and the Wellington Youth Orchestra. Ingrid has performed solo in competitions and recitals in the US, Europe, New Zealand and Australia, and has a solo CD called Dreambird. As a chamber musician, Ingrid has toured with her ensembles Toru and Parp!, and performed at the 2014 Huntington Estate Music Festival. She is also a founding member of the harp septet SHE, which has performed around the world.

David Straight was born in Christchurch, raised on the West Coast, and graduated from Massey University School of Fine Arts, Wellington. He is a photographer whose work focuses primarily on architecture and the built environment, and he now works with many leading New Zealand architects, with his latest work, exploring the essence of John Scott’s work – from intimate images of architectural details and moments, to ideas rooted in te ao Māori which are found in Scott’s work.

The book is a celebration of one of New Zealand’s most important architects and a timely acknowledgment not only of his buildings but also his place within our wider cultural context.

A koha entry concert as part of the Friends of Futuna Annual Open Day.

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