Northern News : January 19th 2011
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Liquor Centre SPIRITS • WINES • BEER "The Shed" LIQUOR CENTRE KAIKOHE Grants (1ltr) Jim Bean (1ltr) Coruba (1lt r) Gordons (1ltr) $3699 ea $3199 ea ea 25th January 2011 or while stocks last. $3699 ea $3699 ea $2999 ea Viladivar Vodka (1ltr) Export Dry (15pk) 2 for $20 Flame (15pk) Lion Red (24pk) Jack Daniels 5% (8pk cans) SPECIALS VALID UNTIL: Woodstock 5% (18pk) Smirnoff 7% (12pk cans) Canterbury Cream (750ml) $1999 ea Billy Maverick 8% (12pk) $1999 $2399 ea $2299 ea $1999 ea $2399 Corona (12pk) $2499 ea Steinlager Pure (12pk) $3499 ea $3199 ea drive-thru open hours 24 McDonald's KAITAIA Open 24/7 Passion for music began at age 4 ABOUT THE ARTS with Mike Nettmann Pianist David Jenkin Chase down your passion like it's the last bus of the night -- Terri Guillemets David Jenkin Recently over a superb breakfast at The Pear Tree, I chatted to 22-year-old pianist David Jenkin about his music and achievements. David lives in Paihia and Brisbane where he has been studying piano performance at the Queensland Conserv- atorium. At the end of last year he graduated with dis- tinction, attaining a bachelor of music per- formance. This year he returns to The Con , as it is affec- tionately known, to study for a masters in piano performance. David, how did your passion for piano begin? When I was four years old my parents bought me a crappy elec- tric keyboard thing that sat in my room. I mucked around with it and a fascination for rhythms developed, probably from my con- stant rhythmic bashing. At seven my mum and dad suggested I might like to have lessons in piano. I started with a local jazz pianist and later Margaret Lange. They both took me through the early Royal Schools of Music exams. At 13 I went to Kings College in Auckland studying with Jane Chen and completing my Royal Schools exams and also getting a diploma of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. From Kings I went to the Queensland Conserv- atorium to continue my piano studies. What kind of music do you listen to? I have an eclectic taste and listen to anything from Beethoven to Fat Freddy s Drop. I love Chopin, especially his Ballade in G minor Opus 23. There is everything in the piece -- drama, lyricism and passion. Another favour- ite is Rach 2. My favour- ite pianist is Vladimir Ashkenazy. Which composer do you not like? Brahms. I had a bad experience with a Brahms chamber piece, unpianistic and very dif- ficult to play. Ironically I have a Brahms piece to play this year for my masters. Which New Zealand composers are you drawn to? Gareth Farr. I dis- covered his music while at Kings. I love the South East Asian influences in his music and he writes for west- ern classical instru- ments, percussive and rhythmic. I am also drawn to John Psathas compositions. What have you enjoyed most the last four years? The learning and knowledge gained, in particular the history of music and differences in styles. I have also enjoyed making many musician friends and accom- panying some of them giving me the oppor- tunity to share ex- periences. David is a likeable, enthusiastic young man with a passion for his music and above all he has a great sense of humour. He told me that he is very interested in performing at next year s piano competition in Kerikeri. Bring it on! ARTS CALENDAR JANUARY Until Jan 25, White Silence paintings and prints by Mark Graver at Art at Wharepuke Kerikeri. Gallery open daily 9am-5pm. Until Jan 28, Birds of a Feather, Lester Hall -- prints and originals; Alicia Courtney -- jewellery at Loft Design and Gallery Fairway Drive, Kerikeri. Jan 30, Kawakawa Vintage Railway concert, pm-5.30pm. Jan 30, Hokianga Jazz Club presents Lounge Sweet at Omapere Copthorne, 2pm- 5pm, $5 at door. Until Jan 30, Art to Relate to, works by Carol Watts, Maria Lindsay & Tracey Miller at Kaan Zamaan 373 Kerikeri Rd. Until Jan 31: Water Views paintings at Art Upstairs, 22 Mill Lane, Kerikeri. Jan 31-Feb 1, Orhan's two day only sale of handmade Turkish kilims and carpets at Kaan Zamaan Kerikeri Rd, 9am- 5pm. FEBRUARY Feb 2, Royal NZ Navy Band at The Centre at 6pm, $10, Feb 3: KKNPC finalist Buz Bryant Greene gives a piano recital at Trussler Residence, Pa Rd Kerikeri, at 7.30pm. Feb 5: The little BIG day out, a fun family musical day featuring five bands at Soundgarden ,Kohukohu, $20. For more info ph Bruce 021-1766-355. Feb 5-27: Both Sides Now new work by Sally Bristow at Kaan Zamaan, 373 Kerikeri Rd. Opening preview, February 4, 4pm-6pm. Feb 19 and 20, MASS Ensemble returns to The Centre Kerikeri at 7.30pm, $65 and $50. Feb 25, Habbadam, award- winning young folk trio from Denmark at Swamp Palace, Doubtless Bay at 7pm, $10 at door. MARCH Mar 1, Party Girls starring Geraldine Brophy, Pinky Agnew and Lyndee-jane Rutherford at The Centre Kerikeri at 7.30pm, $59. Mar 10, live comedy with The Canadian Club Real NZ Tour at The Centre Kerikeri at 7.30pm, $25 & $22. Mar 17: Power Tutus on Tour with Pinocchio and Verdi Variations at The Centre Kerikeri at 7.30pm, $45, $35, $25. Mar 24, Michael Jackson Tribute at The Centre Kerikeri at 8pm, $69, $64, $49. APRIL Apr 2, International concert pianist Michael Andres at The Centre Kerikeri at 7.30pm. MAY May 24, The Pink Floyd Experience Tribute at The Centre Kerikeri at 8pm, $89.
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