A memorial service will be held in Auckland on 31 August for celebrated New Zealand born clarinetist Murray Khouri. The service will include a concert, after which refreshments will be served while listening to Murray’s recordings.
Khouri was born in Wellington and performed both with the NZSO Youth Orchestra and the NZSO. He was 16 when he joined the Youth Orchestra in 1959 – the year it was established.
Following his formal education, he performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Ballet Orchestra and Prague Metropolitan Orchestra and was led by some well-known conductors including Leopold Stokowski, Pierre Boulez, Georg Solti, Bernard Haitink, Adrian Boult, and Eugen Jochum.
Khouri was also the principal in the NZBC Concert Orchestra then the NZBC Symphony and also performed concertos with Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and the City of Birmingham Symphony.
In New Zealand he created programmes exploring all the great conductors he’d worked with and a series explaining the instruments in the orchestra. He also did numerous reviews of live and recorded performances. Khouri also founded the Spring Festival concert series in Whanganui in 2008.
August 31, 2019 2:30PM
Parish Hall of St Marks
95 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland
Please RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mobile to 0408 839 687.