Accordionist, Kevin Friedrich, has returned to Dargaville to present the 12th annual celebration of music

Musically speaking

by Jill Dickie

The Dargaville Museum is once again proud to present an afternoon of musical entertainment with Kevin Friedrich and friends on Sunday, March 31 at the Lighthouse Function Centre.

The popular event is suitable for all ages and tastes in genre particularly with this year’s theme Music from the Stage and Screen. Performances will feature music from shows such as Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, My Fair Lady, Evita and more.

The programme will include acts from 15 musicians, vocalists, groups and individuals, each presenting a range of their talent for the audience. “With a variety show like this, you never know what’s going to happen,” said organiser, Margaret Tier.

Featuring during the afternoon is Kevin Friedrich playing a kauri accordion with Linda Emmett Litt playing her kauri drum. Kevin’s introduction to music was from Linda’s mother and is well-known for establishing the accordion collection at the museum.

“These concerts give a stage to new performers who develop into wonderful musicians. It’s great watching them grow,” said Kevin.
Local mosaic artist, Kim Harrison, will unveil a themed mosaic accordion to a new work, Song of Patience, written by New Zealand composer, Gary Daverne. The mosaic accordion is decorated to celebrate Anzac.

All are welcome to join in this celebration of musical talent. For more information and ticket purchase contact Dargaville Museum 09 439 7555.

All proceeds are donated to the museum.