Rodd & Gunn weekend at Huka Lodge

Fashion, fishing and the fine things in life will be brought together for the Rodd & Gunn Weekend at Huka Lodge, Taupo on May 29 and 30.

Inspired by the things that Rodd & Gunn love to create and share, it offers a weekend of adventure as well as a luxury escape.

Rodd & Gunn’s head designer John Prikryl will be present to provide insight into his artistic visions for the coming season and offer one-on-one personal styling experiences.

Bespoke leather worker Zoli Szalardi, who handcraft’s Rodd & Gunn luggage using the finest leather tanned in Italy, will also be at the Lodge to share his journey stitch-by-stitch.

Other activities include test driving the latest Range Rover Sport; Fly Casting; wine tasting with Amisfield’s winemaker Dr Stephanie Lambert; sherry and port tasting in the wine cellar; and the ultimate Sealegs Experience – an amphibious adventure on Lake Taupo in the revolutionary power boat that has retractable and steerable wheels.

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Australian Brandenburg Orchestra presents Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

WHAT: Award winning British composer Max Richter has taken a baroque classic – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons – and recomposed it for orchestra and synthesiser.

The result is an extraordinary creation; a worldwide phenomenon that proves what Brandenburg audiences already know: great music is constantly revealing itself to us and can flourish under radically different interpretations, whilst retaining its indestructible genius. Swapping his harpsichord for an Apple Mac, Paul and guest concertmaster Brendan Joyce (solo violin) celebrate Richter’s own leap of faith with the Australian premiere of this audacious and wonderful work.

Framed by more traditional performances of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.3 and a concerto from Vivaldi’s grand L’estro armonico, is a C.P.E. Bach concerto for flute re imagined for the soprano saxophone. This soaring work is perfectly suited to the lyrical gifts of Australian soloist Christina Leonard, who so endeared herself to Brandenburg audiences in last year’s Noël! Noël! concerts.

WHO:  Australian Brandenburg Orchestra featuring. Brendan Joyce (Australia) baroque violin, Paul Dyer (Australia) Synthesiser, Christina Leonard (Australia) soprano saxophone.


Melbourne Recital Centre

Sun 17 May 5pm

Mon 18 May 7pm

City Recital Hall Angel Place

Wed 6 May 7pm

Fri 8 May 7pm

Sat 9 May 7pm

Wed 13 May 7pm

Fri 15 May 7pm

Sat 9 May 2pm (Matinee)

Queensland Performing Arts Centre

Mon 11 May 7.30pm

Tues 19 May 7.30pm

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