- Marama Hall
Marama Hall is part of the University of Otago campus, and is the main ‘classical’ music performing venue for the Music Department. It is located in the quadrangle of the old part of the University, close to the Registry and famous clock tower.
Originally a small gymnasium, Marama Hall has been used as a music venue for over 50 years. It has undergone renovations and now boasts a superb acoustic and seating for around 200 people, which includes downstairs and a gallery. Facilities include two Steinway grand pianos, harpsichord, fortepiano, small Baroque organ, high quality recording equipment.
Marama Hall is a specialist ‘classical’ music venue and is ideal for solo recitals, chamber music, singing recitals, smaller choirs and chamber orchestras. It has also hosted chamber opera performances, although it is not ideally set up for this medium. It has a long association with ‘new’ music, with many premieres of New Zealand compositions occurring there, including works by various Mozart Fellows over the last 37 years. There have been performances in the hall by Stroma, the NZ String Quartet, The Dunedin Composers Group, the Nevine Quartet as well as many well-known solo performers of new music, such as Arnold Marinissen (percussion) and Alexa Still (flute).
For contacts and further information visit the Otago University Music Department’s websiteSource: Department of Music, University of Otago, 2007