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Josh Layne will strike a chord with Thames audiences on March 5. Photo: SUPPLIED

Canadian harpist to perform

Thames Music Group is “delighted” to host a Canadian harpist and composer for its first 2023 concert performance on March 5.
Josh Layne has many strings to his bow including a revival performance of Bochsa’s long dormant Concerto No. 1 in D minor at the World Harp Congress in Wales in July, 2022.
He has performed extensively across Canada, the United States, Europe and South America, and has been praised for his virtuosity and the sensitivity of his playing.
Mr Layne has also recorded four albums of solo harp music including his 2013 CD Passage: music for solo harp, which features three of his original harp compositions.

Nicknamed a “harp genius”and a “consummate musician”, Mr Layne will perform a program at St George’s Anglican Church that shows off the depth and breadth of the harp.
His concert will include original pieces and performances of Smetana’s orchestral masterpiece, The Moldau, the Adagio from Beethoven’s Appassionata sonata, and Jacques de le Presle’s French impressionist Garden in the Rain.
His Thames performance will mark the end of his New Zealand tour, which began at the start of February.
DETAILS: Josh Layne – Harpist, March 5, 2pm at St George’s, Thames, $20 door, $15 members.