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January 01, 2020 12:00 — December 31, 2021 12:00   ·   various

Compose Aotearoa! | National Choral Composition Competition 2021

Opportunity

Compose Aotearoa! is a new national initiative to stimulate the creation of new and diverse New Zealand music for choirs. Designed as an annual competition facilitated by the national body managing our three national choirs, Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand Trust, Compose Aotearoa! will be a rewarding pathway for young as well as established composers to produce new work.


  1. Open category – prize $2,000
  2. Composers aged 25 years and under – prize $2,000
  3. Waiata Tira with substantial Te Reo Māori content (70%-100%) – prize $2,000

An additional prize valued at $1,000 will be awarded to a category winner in form of travel, per diems and other costs associated with the invitation to join one of the national choirs as Composer in Residence to progress the work for performance.

Category winners will become SOUNZ Composers. A SOUNZ composer has a profile page on www.sounz.org.nz which lists their works, commissions, performances, films/audio, etc. and provides worldwide visibility.


Click here for Competition Requirements and to submit your entry

Deadline for submission 20 September 2021.

For any enquiries please contact Anna Bowron, anna@choirsnz.co.nz


Compose Aotearoa! is a new national initiative to stimulate the creation of new and diverse New Zealand music for choirs. Designed as an annual competition facilitated by the national body managing our three national choirs, Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand Trust, Compose Aotearoa! will be a rewarding pathway for young as well as established composers to produce new work.


  1. Open category – prize $2,000
  2. Composers aged 25 years and under – prize $2,000
  3. Waiata Tira with substantial Te Reo Māori content (70%-100%) – prize $2,000

An additional prize valued at $1,000 will be awarded to a category winner in form of travel, per diems and other costs associated with the invitation to join one of the national choirs as Composer in Residence to progress the work for performance.

Category winners will become SOUNZ Composers. A SOUNZ composer has a profile page on www.sounz.org.nz which lists their works, commissions, performances, films/audio, etc. and provides worldwide visibility.


Click here for Competition Requirements and to submit your entry

Deadline for submission 20 September 2021.

For any enquiries please contact Anna Bowron, anna@choirsnz.co.nz


June 24, 2021 09:00 — September 20, 2021 17:00

Opus Orchestra presents Mahy Magic (Hamilton)

Concert

Additional performances:

July 31st (Tauranga)
August 1st (Rotorua)


“Zing! goes the cymbal. Bang! goes the drum…” Come and explore the magic world of Margaret Mahy with Opus Orchestra! A treat for children of all ages, this short concert features favourite poems and stories by iconic New Zealand author, Margaret Mahy, set to music by composer Philip Norman.

The first in an exciting pair of short interactive concerts, Mahy Magic is an early afternoon delight specially created for children and families. Favourite poems and stories by the beloved New Zealand writer are set to music by award-winning composer Philip Norman. ‘The Tin Can Band’, ‘The Lion in the Meadow’ and ‘Flingamingo Tango’ are just a few of the Margaret Mahy gems Norman has delightfully brought to life through original compositions.

Be entertained by narrative and interactive performances from New Zealander’s Georgia Jamieson Emms and Robert Tucker. Classical soprano, singer, teacher, librettist and founder of Wanderlust Opera, Georgia sang professionally in Germany. Opera fans may have seen Baritone Robert most recently in the highly regarded New Zealand Opera production of Eight Songs for a Mad King. Robert was an Emerging Performer at the Australian Opera Studio in 2005 and is a current Freemasons Opera Scholar with New Zealand Opera.

General Admission, tickets $15

Additional performances:

July 31st (Tauranga)
August 1st (Rotorua)


“Zing! goes the cymbal. Bang! goes the drum…” Come and explore the magic world of Margaret Mahy with Opus Orchestra! A treat for children of all ages, this short concert features favourite poems and stories by iconic New Zealand author, Margaret Mahy, set to music by composer Philip Norman.

The first in an exciting pair of short interactive concerts, Mahy Magic is an early afternoon delight specially created for children and families. Favourite poems and stories by the beloved New Zealand writer are set to music by award-winning composer Philip Norman. ‘The Tin Can Band’, ‘The Lion in the Meadow’ and ‘Flingamingo Tango’ are just a few of the Margaret Mahy gems Norman has delightfully brought to life through original compositions.

Be entertained by narrative and interactive performances from New Zealander’s Georgia Jamieson Emms and Robert Tucker. Classical soprano, singer, teacher, librettist and founder of Wanderlust Opera, Georgia sang professionally in Germany. Opera fans may have seen Baritone Robert most recently in the highly regarded New Zealand Opera production of Eight Songs for a Mad King. Robert was an Emerging Performer at the Australian Opera Studio in 2005 and is a current Freemasons Opera Scholar with New Zealand Opera.

General Admission, tickets $15

Additional performances:

July 31st (Tauranga)
August 1st (Rotorua)


“Zing! goes the cymbal. Bang! goes the drum…” Come and explore the magic world of Margaret Mahy with Opus Orchestra! A treat for children of all ages, this short concert features favourite poems and stories by iconic New Zealand author, Margaret Mahy, set to music by composer Philip Norman.

The first in an exciting pair of short interactive concerts, Mahy Magic is an early afternoon delight specially created for children and families. Favourite poems and stories by the beloved New Zealand writer are set to music by award-winning composer Philip Norman. ‘The Tin Can Band’, ‘The Lion in the Meadow’ and ‘Flingamingo Tango’ are just a few of the Margaret Mahy gems Norman has delightfully brought to life through original compositions.

Be entertained by narrative and interactive performances from New Zealander’s Georgia Jamieson Emms and Robert Tucker. Classical soprano, singer, teacher, librettist and founder of Wanderlust Opera, Georgia sang professionally in Germany. Opera fans may have seen Baritone Robert most recently in the highly regarded New Zealand Opera production of Eight Songs for a Mad King. Robert was an Emerging Performer at the Australian Opera Studio in 2005 and is a current Freemasons Opera Scholar with New Zealand Opera.

General Admission, tickets $15

July 30, 2021 18:30 — July 30, 2021 19:30   ·   Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

Opus Orchestra presents Mahy Magic (Tauranga)

Concert

Additional performances:

July 30th (Hamilton)
August 1st (Rotorua)


“Zing! goes the cymbal. Bang! goes the drum…” Come and explore the magic world of Margaret Mahy with Opus Orchestra! A treat for children of all ages, this short concert features favourite poems and stories by iconic New Zealand author, Margaret Mahy, set to music by composer Philip Norman.

The first in an exciting pair of short interactive concerts, Mahy Magic is an early afternoon delight specially created for children and families. Favourite poems and stories by the beloved New Zealand writer are set to music by award-winning composer Philip Norman. ‘The Tin Can Band’, ‘The Lion in the Meadow’ and ‘Flingamingo Tango’ are just a few of the Margaret Mahy gems Norman has delightfully brought to life through original compositions.

Be entertained by narrative and interactive performances from New Zealander’s Georgia Jamieson Emms and Robert Tucker. Classical soprano, singer, teacher, librettist and founder of Wanderlust Opera, Georgia sang professionally in Germany. Opera fans may have seen Baritone Robert most recently in the highly regarded New Zealand Opera production of Eight Songs for a Mad King. Robert was an Emerging Performer at the Australian Opera Studio in 2005 and is a current Freemasons Opera Scholar with New Zealand Opera.

Additional performances:

July 30th (Hamilton)
August 1st (Rotorua)


“Zing! goes the cymbal. Bang! goes the drum…” Come and explore the magic world of Margaret Mahy with Opus Orchestra! A treat for children of all ages, this short concert features favourite poems and stories by iconic New Zealand author, Margaret Mahy, set to music by composer Philip Norman.

The first in an exciting pair of short interactive concerts, Mahy Magic is an early afternoon delight specially created for children and families. Favourite poems and stories by the beloved New Zealand writer are set to music by award-winning composer Philip Norman. ‘The Tin Can Band’, ‘The Lion in the Meadow’ and ‘Flingamingo Tango’ are just a few of the Margaret Mahy gems Norman has delightfully brought to life through original compositions.

Be entertained by narrative and interactive performances from New Zealander’s Georgia Jamieson Emms and Robert Tucker. Classical soprano, singer, teacher, librettist and founder of Wanderlust Opera, Georgia sang professionally in Germany. Opera fans may have seen Baritone Robert most recently in the highly regarded New Zealand Opera production of Eight Songs for a Mad King. Robert was an Emerging Performer at the Australian Opera Studio in 2005 and is a current Freemasons Opera Scholar with New Zealand Opera.

Additional performances:

July 30th (Hamilton)
August 1st (Rotorua)


“Zing! goes the cymbal. Bang! goes the drum…” Come and explore the magic world of Margaret Mahy with Opus Orchestra! A treat for children of all ages, this short concert features favourite poems and stories by iconic New Zealand author, Margaret Mahy, set to music by composer Philip Norman.

The first in an exciting pair of short interactive concerts, Mahy Magic is an early afternoon delight specially created for children and families. Favourite poems and stories by the beloved New Zealand writer are set to music by award-winning composer Philip Norman. ‘The Tin Can Band’, ‘The Lion in the Meadow’ and ‘Flingamingo Tango’ are just a few of the Margaret Mahy gems Norman has delightfully brought to life through original compositions.

Be entertained by narrative and interactive performances from New Zealander’s Georgia Jamieson Emms and Robert Tucker. Classical soprano, singer, teacher, librettist and founder of Wanderlust Opera, Georgia sang professionally in Germany. Opera fans may have seen Baritone Robert most recently in the highly regarded New Zealand Opera production of Eight Songs for a Mad King. Robert was an Emerging Performer at the Australian Opera Studio in 2005 and is a current Freemasons Opera Scholar with New Zealand Opera.

July 31, 2021 13:00 — July 31, 2021 14:00   ·   Baycourt Addison Theatre

Made for Opus: Composer Encounters (Tauranga)

Concert

Additional performance: August 1st (Rotorua)


The professional orchestra for Waikato and the Bay of Plenty, Opus Orchestra, will perform Made for Opus: Composer Encounters, an early-evening concert in which audience members have the chance to interact with some of New Zealand’s most respected composers and the musicians of Opus Orchestra. Each composer will introduce their work, then, following the performances, the audience is invited to stay on for a Q&A session with them.

The Made for Opus: Composer Encounters programme includes Ross Harris’ Three Pieces for Orchestra, each inspired by a European composer - Mahler’s Vienna, Wagner’s Lucerne, and Schumann’s Düsseldorf. Martin Lodge’s Pan Dreaming will feature Agnes Harmath on flute. Finally, Gareth Farr’s Marimba Concerto – which was written for Opus Orchestra in 2019 – will be performed with Tauranga local Yoshiko Tsuruta on marimba.

Arts laureate Ross Harris is one of New Zealand’s leading composers. He has written more than two hundred compositions including opera, symphonic music, chamber music, klezmer and electronic music. He has been a finalist in the prestigious SOUNZ Contemporary Award more times than any other New Zealand composer and won the award four times.

Gareth Farr is a leading composer of contemporary music in New Zealand. Also an accomplished percussionist, Gareth’s music has been performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonia and the NZ String Quartet, among others, and he has composed for ballet, theatre, contemporary dance, and TV.

Tauranga-born Martin Lodge is a New Zealand composer known for his eclectic and individual style. He has received commissions from the major performance ensembles in New Zealand including the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, the Ogen Trio and the New Zealand Chamber Soloists, as well as from leading performers across the world.

Additional performance: August 1st (Rotorua)


The professional orchestra for Waikato and the Bay of Plenty, Opus Orchestra, will perform Made for Opus: Composer Encounters, an early-evening concert in which audience members have the chance to interact with some of New Zealand’s most respected composers and the musicians of Opus Orchestra. Each composer will introduce their work, then, following the performances, the audience is invited to stay on for a Q&A session with them.

The Made for Opus: Composer Encounters programme includes Ross Harris’ Three Pieces for Orchestra, each inspired by a European composer - Mahler’s Vienna, Wagner’s Lucerne, and Schumann’s Düsseldorf. Martin Lodge’s Pan Dreaming will feature Agnes Harmath on flute. Finally, Gareth Farr’s Marimba Concerto – which was written for Opus Orchestra in 2019 – will be performed with Tauranga local Yoshiko Tsuruta on marimba.

Arts laureate Ross Harris is one of New Zealand’s leading composers. He has written more than two hundred compositions including opera, symphonic music, chamber music, klezmer and electronic music. He has been a finalist in the prestigious SOUNZ Contemporary Award more times than any other New Zealand composer and won the award four times.

Gareth Farr is a leading composer of contemporary music in New Zealand. Also an accomplished percussionist, Gareth’s music has been performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonia and the NZ String Quartet, among others, and he has composed for ballet, theatre, contemporary dance, and TV.

Tauranga-born Martin Lodge is a New Zealand composer known for his eclectic and individual style. He has received commissions from the major performance ensembles in New Zealand including the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, the Ogen Trio and the New Zealand Chamber Soloists, as well as from leading performers across the world.

Additional performance: August 1st (Rotorua)


The professional orchestra for Waikato and the Bay of Plenty, Opus Orchestra, will perform Made for Opus: Composer Encounters, an early-evening concert in which audience members have the chance to interact with some of New Zealand’s most respected composers and the musicians of Opus Orchestra. Each composer will introduce their work, then, following the performances, the audience is invited to stay on for a Q&A session with them.

The Made for Opus: Composer Encounters programme includes Ross Harris’ Three Pieces for Orchestra, each inspired by a European composer - Mahler’s Vienna, Wagner’s Lucerne, and Schumann’s Düsseldorf. Martin Lodge’s Pan Dreaming will feature Agnes Harmath on flute. Finally, Gareth Farr’s Marimba Concerto – which was written for Opus Orchestra in 2019 – will be performed with Tauranga local Yoshiko Tsuruta on marimba.

Arts laureate Ross Harris is one of New Zealand’s leading composers. He has written more than two hundred compositions including opera, symphonic music, chamber music, klezmer and electronic music. He has been a finalist in the prestigious SOUNZ Contemporary Award more times than any other New Zealand composer and won the award four times.

Gareth Farr is a leading composer of contemporary music in New Zealand. Also an accomplished percussionist, Gareth’s music has been performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonia and the NZ String Quartet, among others, and he has composed for ballet, theatre, contemporary dance, and TV.

Tauranga-born Martin Lodge is a New Zealand composer known for his eclectic and individual style. He has received commissions from the major performance ensembles in New Zealand including the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, the Ogen Trio and the New Zealand Chamber Soloists, as well as from leading performers across the world.

July 31, 2021 17:00 — July 31, 2021 18:30   ·   Baycourt Addison Theatre Tauranga

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | Mozart Goes to Paris

Concert

Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

Darius Milhaud | La Creation du monde
Philip Dadson | Fax to Paris
Philip Glass | Facades
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Symphony No. 31 (Paris)


At the age of 22, Mozart had arrived in Paris, eager to impress. His 31st symphony did just that with its radical use of the orchestra, brilliant writing and breathtaking finale. The Parisian audiences clearly loved it and Mozart commented to his father that, at the premiere, not only did they applaud between movements to try and encourage encores, but during movements as well.

Philip Dadson, of New Zealand's groundbreaking percussion ensemble From Scratch, was also hoping to capture the attention of Parisians, but for a very different reason. His miniature Fax to Paris was composed in protest at the continuing French nuclear testing in the Pacific during the 1990s.

Frenchman Darius Milhaud on the other hand left Paris behind to explore the jazz halls of 1920s Harlem, New York, where he found inspiration for what became his ballet score La creation du monde.


Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

Darius Milhaud | La Creation du monde
Philip Dadson | Fax to Paris
Philip Glass | Facades
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Symphony No. 31 (Paris)


At the age of 22, Mozart had arrived in Paris, eager to impress. His 31st symphony did just that with its radical use of the orchestra, brilliant writing and breathtaking finale. The Parisian audiences clearly loved it and Mozart commented to his father that, at the premiere, not only did they applaud between movements to try and encourage encores, but during movements as well.

Philip Dadson, of New Zealand's groundbreaking percussion ensemble From Scratch, was also hoping to capture the attention of Parisians, but for a very different reason. His miniature Fax to Paris was composed in protest at the continuing French nuclear testing in the Pacific during the 1990s.

Frenchman Darius Milhaud on the other hand left Paris behind to explore the jazz halls of 1920s Harlem, New York, where he found inspiration for what became his ballet score La creation du monde.


Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

Darius Milhaud | La Creation du monde
Philip Dadson | Fax to Paris
Philip Glass | Facades
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Symphony No. 31 (Paris)


At the age of 22, Mozart had arrived in Paris, eager to impress. His 31st symphony did just that with its radical use of the orchestra, brilliant writing and breathtaking finale. The Parisian audiences clearly loved it and Mozart commented to his father that, at the premiere, not only did they applaud between movements to try and encourage encores, but during movements as well.

Philip Dadson, of New Zealand's groundbreaking percussion ensemble From Scratch, was also hoping to capture the attention of Parisians, but for a very different reason. His miniature Fax to Paris was composed in protest at the continuing French nuclear testing in the Pacific during the 1990s.

Frenchman Darius Milhaud on the other hand left Paris behind to explore the jazz halls of 1920s Harlem, New York, where he found inspiration for what became his ballet score La creation du monde.


July 31, 2021 19:00   ·   The Piano, Christchurch

Opus Orchestra presents Mahy Magic (Rotorua)

Concert

Additional performances:

July 30th (Hamilton)
July 31st (Tauranga)


“Zing! goes the cymbal. Bang! goes the drum…” Come and explore the magic world of Margaret Mahy with Opus Orchestra! A treat for children of all ages, this short concert features favourite poems and stories by iconic New Zealand author, Margaret Mahy, set to music by composer Philip Norman.

The first in an exciting pair of short interactive concerts, Mahy Magic is an early afternoon delight specially created for children and families. Favourite poems and stories by the beloved New Zealand writer are set to music by award-winning composer Philip Norman. ‘The Tin Can Band’, ‘The Lion in the Meadow’ and ‘Flingamingo Tango’ are just a few of the Margaret Mahy gems Norman has delightfully brought to life through original compositions.

Be entertained by narrative and interactive performances from New Zealander’s Georgia Jamieson Emms and Robert Tucker. Classical soprano, singer, teacher, librettist and founder of Wanderlust Opera, Georgia sang professionally in Germany. Opera fans may have seen Baritone Robert most recently in the highly regarded New Zealand Opera production of Eight Songs for a Mad King. Robert was an Emerging Performer at the Australian Opera Studio in 2005 and is a current Freemasons Opera Scholar with New Zealand Opera.

Additional performances:

July 30th (Hamilton)
July 31st (Tauranga)


“Zing! goes the cymbal. Bang! goes the drum…” Come and explore the magic world of Margaret Mahy with Opus Orchestra! A treat for children of all ages, this short concert features favourite poems and stories by iconic New Zealand author, Margaret Mahy, set to music by composer Philip Norman.

The first in an exciting pair of short interactive concerts, Mahy Magic is an early afternoon delight specially created for children and families. Favourite poems and stories by the beloved New Zealand writer are set to music by award-winning composer Philip Norman. ‘The Tin Can Band’, ‘The Lion in the Meadow’ and ‘Flingamingo Tango’ are just a few of the Margaret Mahy gems Norman has delightfully brought to life through original compositions.

Be entertained by narrative and interactive performances from New Zealander’s Georgia Jamieson Emms and Robert Tucker. Classical soprano, singer, teacher, librettist and founder of Wanderlust Opera, Georgia sang professionally in Germany. Opera fans may have seen Baritone Robert most recently in the highly regarded New Zealand Opera production of Eight Songs for a Mad King. Robert was an Emerging Performer at the Australian Opera Studio in 2005 and is a current Freemasons Opera Scholar with New Zealand Opera.

Additional performances:

July 30th (Hamilton)
July 31st (Tauranga)


“Zing! goes the cymbal. Bang! goes the drum…” Come and explore the magic world of Margaret Mahy with Opus Orchestra! A treat for children of all ages, this short concert features favourite poems and stories by iconic New Zealand author, Margaret Mahy, set to music by composer Philip Norman.

The first in an exciting pair of short interactive concerts, Mahy Magic is an early afternoon delight specially created for children and families. Favourite poems and stories by the beloved New Zealand writer are set to music by award-winning composer Philip Norman. ‘The Tin Can Band’, ‘The Lion in the Meadow’ and ‘Flingamingo Tango’ are just a few of the Margaret Mahy gems Norman has delightfully brought to life through original compositions.

Be entertained by narrative and interactive performances from New Zealander’s Georgia Jamieson Emms and Robert Tucker. Classical soprano, singer, teacher, librettist and founder of Wanderlust Opera, Georgia sang professionally in Germany. Opera fans may have seen Baritone Robert most recently in the highly regarded New Zealand Opera production of Eight Songs for a Mad King. Robert was an Emerging Performer at the Australian Opera Studio in 2005 and is a current Freemasons Opera Scholar with New Zealand Opera.

August 01, 2021 14:00 — August 01, 2021 15:00   ·   St Luke's Church Rotorua

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (Napier)

Concert

Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


August 01, 2021 17:00   ·   MTG Century Theatre, Napier

Made for Opus: Composer Encounters (Rotorua)

Concert

Additional performance: July 31st (Tauranga)


The professional orchestra for Waikato and the Bay of Plenty, Opus Orchestra, will perform Made for Opus: Composer Encounters, an early-evening concert in which audience members have the chance to interact with some of New Zealand’s most respected composers and the musicians of Opus Orchestra. Each composer will introduce their work, then, following the performances, the audience is invited to stay on for a Q&A session with them.

The Made for Opus: Composer Encounters programme includes Ross Harris’ Three Pieces for Orchestra, each inspired by a European composer - Mahler’s Vienna, Wagner’s Lucerne, and Schumann’s Düsseldorf. Martin Lodge’s Pan Dreaming will feature Agnes Harmath on flute. Finally, Gareth Farr’s Marimba Concerto – which was written for Opus Orchestra in 2019 – will be performed with Tauranga local Yoshiko Tsuruta on marimba.

Arts laureate Ross Harris is one of New Zealand’s leading composers. He has written more than two hundred compositions including opera, symphonic music, chamber music, klezmer and electronic music. He has been a finalist in the prestigious SOUNZ Contemporary Award more times than any other New Zealand composer and won the award four times.

Gareth Farr is a leading composer of contemporary music in New Zealand. Also an accomplished percussionist, Gareth’s music has been performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonia and the NZ String Quartet, among others, and he has composed for ballet, theatre, contemporary dance, and TV.

Tauranga-born Martin Lodge is a New Zealand composer known for his eclectic and individual style. He has received commissions from the major performance ensembles in New Zealand including the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, the Ogen Trio and the New Zealand Chamber Soloists, as well as from leading performers across the world.

Additional performance: July 31st (Tauranga)


The professional orchestra for Waikato and the Bay of Plenty, Opus Orchestra, will perform Made for Opus: Composer Encounters, an early-evening concert in which audience members have the chance to interact with some of New Zealand’s most respected composers and the musicians of Opus Orchestra. Each composer will introduce their work, then, following the performances, the audience is invited to stay on for a Q&A session with them.

The Made for Opus: Composer Encounters programme includes Ross Harris’ Three Pieces for Orchestra, each inspired by a European composer - Mahler’s Vienna, Wagner’s Lucerne, and Schumann’s Düsseldorf. Martin Lodge’s Pan Dreaming will feature Agnes Harmath on flute. Finally, Gareth Farr’s Marimba Concerto – which was written for Opus Orchestra in 2019 – will be performed with Tauranga local Yoshiko Tsuruta on marimba.

Arts laureate Ross Harris is one of New Zealand’s leading composers. He has written more than two hundred compositions including opera, symphonic music, chamber music, klezmer and electronic music. He has been a finalist in the prestigious SOUNZ Contemporary Award more times than any other New Zealand composer and won the award four times.

Gareth Farr is a leading composer of contemporary music in New Zealand. Also an accomplished percussionist, Gareth’s music has been performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonia and the NZ String Quartet, among others, and he has composed for ballet, theatre, contemporary dance, and TV.

Tauranga-born Martin Lodge is a New Zealand composer known for his eclectic and individual style. He has received commissions from the major performance ensembles in New Zealand including the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, the Ogen Trio and the New Zealand Chamber Soloists, as well as from leading performers across the world.

Additional performance: July 31st (Tauranga)


The professional orchestra for Waikato and the Bay of Plenty, Opus Orchestra, will perform Made for Opus: Composer Encounters, an early-evening concert in which audience members have the chance to interact with some of New Zealand’s most respected composers and the musicians of Opus Orchestra. Each composer will introduce their work, then, following the performances, the audience is invited to stay on for a Q&A session with them.

The Made for Opus: Composer Encounters programme includes Ross Harris’ Three Pieces for Orchestra, each inspired by a European composer - Mahler’s Vienna, Wagner’s Lucerne, and Schumann’s Düsseldorf. Martin Lodge’s Pan Dreaming will feature Agnes Harmath on flute. Finally, Gareth Farr’s Marimba Concerto – which was written for Opus Orchestra in 2019 – will be performed with Tauranga local Yoshiko Tsuruta on marimba.

Arts laureate Ross Harris is one of New Zealand’s leading composers. He has written more than two hundred compositions including opera, symphonic music, chamber music, klezmer and electronic music. He has been a finalist in the prestigious SOUNZ Contemporary Award more times than any other New Zealand composer and won the award four times.

Gareth Farr is a leading composer of contemporary music in New Zealand. Also an accomplished percussionist, Gareth’s music has been performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonia and the NZ String Quartet, among others, and he has composed for ballet, theatre, contemporary dance, and TV.

Tauranga-born Martin Lodge is a New Zealand composer known for his eclectic and individual style. He has received commissions from the major performance ensembles in New Zealand including the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, the Ogen Trio and the New Zealand Chamber Soloists, as well as from leading performers across the world.

August 01, 2021 17:30 — August 01, 2021 19:00   ·   St Luke's Church Rotorua

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (Hamilton)

Concert

Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


August 02, 2021 19:30   ·   Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Wanaka)

Concert

Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


August 02, 2021 19:30   ·   Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (Auckland)

Concert

Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


August 03, 2021 19:30   ·   Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Arrowtown)

Concert

Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


August 04, 2021 18:00   ·   Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall, Arrowtown

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Bannockburn)

Concert

Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


August 05, 2021 19:00   ·   Coronation Hall, Bannockburn

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Gisborne)

Concert

Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


August 07, 2021 15:00   ·   Tiromoana, Gisborne

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Wakatāne)

Concert

Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


August 08, 2021 16:00   ·   St George & St John Anglican Church, Whakatāne

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Rangiora)

Concert

Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


August 11, 2021 19:30   ·   The Chamber Gallery, Rangiora Library, Rangiora

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Christchurch)

Concert

Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


August 12, 2021 19:30   ·   The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, Christchurch

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Warkworth)

Concert

Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


August 14, 2021 16:00   ·   Warkworth Town Hall, Warkworth

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | Crouching Tiger

Concert

Ashley Brown | cello
Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

Eve De Castro-Robinson | Len Dances
Tan Dun | Crouching Tiger Concerto for cello and orchestra
Claude Debussy | La mer


Based on his Oscar-winning score for Ang Lee's film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tan Dun's Crouching Tiger Concerto was originally written for and premiered by Yo-Yo Ma. The concerto continues Tan's exploration of the meeting of cultures of East and West and conjures exotic landscapes brought to life by NZ Trio's captivating cellist, Ashley Brown.

Debussy held vivid memories of his childhood summers beside the sea. His fascination with light on the water and the play of the wind and waves are skillfully captured in his enchanting orchestral seascape, La mer.

Eve de Castro-Robinson's Len Dances are a colourful and quirky tribute to New Zealand artist and kinetic sculptor, Len Lye.


Ashley Brown | cello
Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

Eve De Castro-Robinson | Len Dances
Tan Dun | Crouching Tiger Concerto for cello and orchestra
Claude Debussy | La mer


Based on his Oscar-winning score for Ang Lee's film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tan Dun's Crouching Tiger Concerto was originally written for and premiered by Yo-Yo Ma. The concerto continues Tan's exploration of the meeting of cultures of East and West and conjures exotic landscapes brought to life by NZ Trio's captivating cellist, Ashley Brown.

Debussy held vivid memories of his childhood summers beside the sea. His fascination with light on the water and the play of the wind and waves are skillfully captured in his enchanting orchestral seascape, La mer.

Eve de Castro-Robinson's Len Dances are a colourful and quirky tribute to New Zealand artist and kinetic sculptor, Len Lye.


Ashley Brown | cello
Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

Eve De Castro-Robinson | Len Dances
Tan Dun | Crouching Tiger Concerto for cello and orchestra
Claude Debussy | La mer


Based on his Oscar-winning score for Ang Lee's film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tan Dun's Crouching Tiger Concerto was originally written for and premiered by Yo-Yo Ma. The concerto continues Tan's exploration of the meeting of cultures of East and West and conjures exotic landscapes brought to life by NZ Trio's captivating cellist, Ashley Brown.

Debussy held vivid memories of his childhood summers beside the sea. His fascination with light on the water and the play of the wind and waves are skillfully captured in his enchanting orchestral seascape, La mer.

Eve de Castro-Robinson's Len Dances are a colourful and quirky tribute to New Zealand artist and kinetic sculptor, Len Lye.


August 14, 2021 19:30   ·   Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Wellington)

Concert

Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


August 15, 2021 15:00   ·   St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Upper Hutt)

Concert

Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


August 16, 2021 19:30   ·   Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre, Upper Hutt

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (Nelson)

Concert

Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


August 18, 2021 19:30   ·   Nelson Centre for Musical Arts, Nelson

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (Christchurch)

Concert

Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


August 19, 2021 19:30   ·   The Piano, Christchurch

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Motueka)

Concert

Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


August 19, 2021 19:30   ·   Chanel Arts Centre, Motueka

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (Dunedin)

Concert

Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


August 20, 2021 19:30   ·   Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin

Stroma | 20th Anniversary Concert

Concert

Featuring:

Alistair Fraser | taonga puoro
Bridget Douglas | flute

Programme:

Jenny McLeod | Cat Dreams for mixed ensemble
Salina Fisher | Lumina for mixed ensemble
Kaija Saariaho | Terreste for flute and ensemble
Simon Eastwood and Alistair Fraser | Te Aitanga Pepeke for taonga puoro and ensemble
Luciano Berio | Ricorrenze for wind quintet
Michael Norris | Gyri for mixed ensemble


In 2021 we will celebrate the end of our 20th anniversary season with a concert featuring some of our favourite music and composers, including a repeat performance of Stroma's original commission from Jenny McLeod, entitled Cat Dreams, in honour of her 80th birthday. Also, hear NZ premieres of works by Salina Fisher and Michael Norris, two favourites from Saariaho and Berio, and a guest appearance by Wellington taonga puoro legend Al Fraser in his luminous collaboration with composer Simon Eastwood.


Featuring:

Alistair Fraser | taonga puoro
Bridget Douglas | flute

Programme:

Jenny McLeod | Cat Dreams for mixed ensemble
Salina Fisher | Lumina for mixed ensemble
Kaija Saariaho | Terreste for flute and ensemble
Simon Eastwood and Alistair Fraser | Te Aitanga Pepeke for taonga puoro and ensemble
Luciano Berio | Ricorrenze for wind quintet
Michael Norris | Gyri for mixed ensemble


In 2021 we will celebrate the end of our 20th anniversary season with a concert featuring some of our favourite music and composers, including a repeat performance of Stroma's original commission from Jenny McLeod, entitled Cat Dreams, in honour of her 80th birthday. Also, hear NZ premieres of works by Salina Fisher and Michael Norris, two favourites from Saariaho and Berio, and a guest appearance by Wellington taonga puoro legend Al Fraser in his luminous collaboration with composer Simon Eastwood.


Featuring:

Alistair Fraser | taonga puoro
Bridget Douglas | flute

Programme:

Jenny McLeod | Cat Dreams for mixed ensemble
Salina Fisher | Lumina for mixed ensemble
Kaija Saariaho | Terreste for flute and ensemble
Simon Eastwood and Alistair Fraser | Te Aitanga Pepeke for taonga puoro and ensemble
Luciano Berio | Ricorrenze for wind quintet
Michael Norris | Gyri for mixed ensemble


In 2021 we will celebrate the end of our 20th anniversary season with a concert featuring some of our favourite music and composers, including a repeat performance of Stroma's original commission from Jenny McLeod, entitled Cat Dreams, in honour of her 80th birthday. Also, hear NZ premieres of works by Salina Fisher and Michael Norris, two favourites from Saariaho and Berio, and a guest appearance by Wellington taonga puoro legend Al Fraser in his luminous collaboration with composer Simon Eastwood.


August 20, 2021 19:30 — August 20, 2021 21:00   ·   Public Trust Hall, Wellington

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Kerikeri)

Concert

Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


August 21, 2021 16:00   ·   Turner Centre, Kerikeri

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Whangārei)

Concert

Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)


August 22, 2021 14:30   ·   Old Library Building Arts Centre, Whangārei

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (Invercargill)

Concert

Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


August 22, 2021 17:00   ·   Civic Theatre, Invercargill

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (Wellington)

Concert

Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


August 24, 2021 19:30   ·   Public Trust Hall, Wellington

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (Palmerston North)

Concert

Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


August 25, 2021 19:30   ·   The Globe, Palmerston North

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (New Plymouth)

Concert

Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)


Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)


August 27, 2021 19:30   ·   4th Wall Theatre, New Plymouth

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra | Symphonic Dances

Concert

Gemma New | conductor
Andrew Beer | violin

Debussy (orch. Büsser) | Printemps
Gillian Whitehead | New work (world premiere)
Rachmaninov | Symphonic Dances


A new work from Dame Gillian Whitehead is something to look forward to, and it being a showpiece created especially for APO Concertmaster Andrew Beer is very exciting. As is the return of Gemma New, one of New Zealand’s most successful conductors.

Debussy’s delicious music of springtime has a curious history. The original score, a student work, was lost, and he had to have his colleague Henri Büsser reorchestrate it many years later.

The Symphonic Dances was Rachmaninov’s last piece. It’s an orchestral tour de force – darkly glittering, exhilarating, and above all permeated with the very soul of Russia, it’s a summation of his life and music.


Gemma New | conductor
Andrew Beer | violin

Debussy (orch. Büsser) | Printemps
Gillian Whitehead | New work (world premiere)
Rachmaninov | Symphonic Dances


A new work from Dame Gillian Whitehead is something to look forward to, and it being a showpiece created especially for APO Concertmaster Andrew Beer is very exciting. As is the return of Gemma New, one of New Zealand’s most successful conductors.

Debussy’s delicious music of springtime has a curious history. The original score, a student work, was lost, and he had to have his colleague Henri Büsser reorchestrate it many years later.

The Symphonic Dances was Rachmaninov’s last piece. It’s an orchestral tour de force – darkly glittering, exhilarating, and above all permeated with the very soul of Russia, it’s a summation of his life and music.


Gemma New | conductor
Andrew Beer | violin

Debussy (orch. Büsser) | Printemps
Gillian Whitehead | New work (world premiere)
Rachmaninov | Symphonic Dances


A new work from Dame Gillian Whitehead is something to look forward to, and it being a showpiece created especially for APO Concertmaster Andrew Beer is very exciting. As is the return of Gemma New, one of New Zealand’s most successful conductors.

Debussy’s delicious music of springtime has a curious history. The original score, a student work, was lost, and he had to have his colleague Henri Büsser reorchestrate it many years later.

The Symphonic Dances was Rachmaninov’s last piece. It’s an orchestral tour de force – darkly glittering, exhilarating, and above all permeated with the very soul of Russia, it’s a summation of his life and music.


September 02, 2021 20:00   ·   Auckland Town Hall

NZTrio | Dramatic Skies: Cumulus (Auckland Town Hall)

Concert

Additional performances:

October 10th (Greytown)


Grieg | Andante Con Moto in C minor
Schifrin | Hommage a Ravel
Jenny McLeod | Clouds (new commission)
Alex Taylor | burlesques mécaniques – ten miniatures for piano trio
Smetana | Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15


Cumulus maps a dramatic voyage, from deep melancholy touched with hints of hope in the Grieg, through a quirky reflection of Ravel’s life and music from Schifrin’s unique point of view, and deep into Smetana’s mournful response to the death of his daughter.

These billowing global masterpieces come to surround and embrace the eminent locals at the heart of the programme – two edgy works by Kiwi composers at the peak of creativity: a rediscovery of Alex Taylor’s remarkable set of rugged miniatures burlesques mécaniques, and the premiere of a mist-covered new work from Jenny McLeod.


Additional performances:

October 10th (Greytown)


Grieg | Andante Con Moto in C minor
Schifrin | Hommage a Ravel
Jenny McLeod | Clouds (new commission)
Alex Taylor | burlesques mécaniques – ten miniatures for piano trio
Smetana | Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15


Cumulus maps a dramatic voyage, from deep melancholy touched with hints of hope in the Grieg, through a quirky reflection of Ravel’s life and music from Schifrin’s unique point of view, and deep into Smetana’s mournful response to the death of his daughter.

These billowing global masterpieces come to surround and embrace the eminent locals at the heart of the programme – two edgy works by Kiwi composers at the peak of creativity: a rediscovery of Alex Taylor’s remarkable set of rugged miniatures burlesques mécaniques, and the premiere of a mist-covered new work from Jenny McLeod.


Additional performances:

October 10th (Greytown)


Grieg | Andante Con Moto in C minor
Schifrin | Hommage a Ravel
Jenny McLeod | Clouds (new commission)
Alex Taylor | burlesques mécaniques – ten miniatures for piano trio
Smetana | Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15


Cumulus maps a dramatic voyage, from deep melancholy touched with hints of hope in the Grieg, through a quirky reflection of Ravel’s life and music from Schifrin’s unique point of view, and deep into Smetana’s mournful response to the death of his daughter.

These billowing global masterpieces come to surround and embrace the eminent locals at the heart of the programme – two edgy works by Kiwi composers at the peak of creativity: a rediscovery of Alex Taylor’s remarkable set of rugged miniatures burlesques mécaniques, and the premiere of a mist-covered new work from Jenny McLeod.


September 05, 2021 17:00   ·   Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

Chamber Music NZ | Liam Wooding (Motueka)

Concert

Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

Douglas Lilburn | Sonata (1939)
Stuart Greenbaum | Remote Connection
Ludwig van Beethoven | Moonlight Sonata
Duke Ellington | Reflections
Claude Debussy | Images (book 1)
John Adams | Phrygian Gates


Originally from Whanganui, Liam Wooding is one of Aotearoa’s leading emerging pianists. Performing and commissioning New Zealand music is central to his musical practice.

As a chamber musician, he has participated in courses and residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada), Skidmore College (USA), and Four Winds (Australia). In 2018 he was the recipient of the Pettman/ROSL Chamber Music Scholarship which will enable him to study and perform in the United Kingdom for one month with The Morton Trio. As part of the Morton Trio, he toured with CMNZ in 2019.

Liam was a prize winner in the National Concerto Competition where he performed with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and he has also featured as a soloist with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

A graduate of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), he is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Waikato where he researches New Zealand piano music.


Additional performances:

July 4th (Gisborne)
July 6th (Bannockburn)
July 10th (Warkworth)
July 13th (Rotorua)
July 17th (Kerikeri)
July 21st (Taihape)
July 22nd (Whanganui)
July 25th (Wellington)
July 27th (Lower Hutt)


Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

Douglas Lilburn | Sonata (1939)
Stuart Greenbaum | Remote Connection
Ludwig van Beethoven | Moonlight Sonata
Duke Ellington | Reflections
Claude Debussy | Images (book 1)
John Adams | Phrygian Gates


Originally from Whanganui, Liam Wooding is one of Aotearoa’s leading emerging pianists. Performing and commissioning New Zealand music is central to his musical practice.

As a chamber musician, he has participated in courses and residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada), Skidmore College (USA), and Four Winds (Australia). In 2018 he was the recipient of the Pettman/ROSL Chamber Music Scholarship which will enable him to study and perform in the United Kingdom for one month with The Morton Trio. As part of the Morton Trio, he toured with CMNZ in 2019.

Liam was a prize winner in the National Concerto Competition where he performed with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and he has also featured as a soloist with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

A graduate of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), he is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Waikato where he researches New Zealand piano music.


Additional performances:

July 4th (Gisborne)
July 6th (Bannockburn)
July 10th (Warkworth)
July 13th (Rotorua)
July 17th (Kerikeri)
July 21st (Taihape)
July 22nd (Whanganui)
July 25th (Wellington)
July 27th (Lower Hutt)


September 10, 2021 19:30   ·   Chanel Arts Centre, Motueka

Chamber Music NZ | The Noveltones (Whangārei)

Concert

Jasmine Lovell-Smith | soprano saxophone
Blair Latham | bass clarinet
Tristan Carter | violin
Tom Callwood | double bass


Programme:

A minute set of music composed by the members of the group.


The Noveltones are an improvising chamber jazz quartet based in Wellington, featuring the unexpected instrumentation of violin, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet and double bass.

With a sound that is melodious, beguiling and sometimes startling, the Noveltones fuse spontaneous improvisation with the lush sonorities of chamber music. The balance of carefully designed sonic architecture and free-form textural explorations combining the individual strengths of these members of Wellington’s jazz, composition, experimental and world music scenes.


Additional performances:

September 25th (Te Awamutu)
October 4th (Bannockburn)


Jasmine Lovell-Smith | soprano saxophone
Blair Latham | bass clarinet
Tristan Carter | violin
Tom Callwood | double bass


Programme:

A minute set of music composed by the members of the group.


The Noveltones are an improvising chamber jazz quartet based in Wellington, featuring the unexpected instrumentation of violin, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet and double bass.

With a sound that is melodious, beguiling and sometimes startling, the Noveltones fuse spontaneous improvisation with the lush sonorities of chamber music. The balance of carefully designed sonic architecture and free-form textural explorations combining the individual strengths of these members of Wellington’s jazz, composition, experimental and world music scenes.


Additional performances:

September 25th (Te Awamutu)
October 4th (Bannockburn)


September 24, 2021 19:30   ·   St John’s Church, Whangārei

Chamber Music NZ | The Noveltones (Te Awamutu)

Concert

Jasmine Lovell-Smith | soprano saxophone
Blair Latham | bass clarinet
Tristan Carter | violin
Tom Callwood | double bass


Programme:

A minute set of music composed by the members of the group.


The Noveltones are an improvising chamber jazz quartet based in Wellington, featuring the unexpected instrumentation of violin, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet and double bass.

With a sound that is melodious, beguiling and sometimes startling, the Noveltones fuse spontaneous improvisation with the lush sonorities of chamber music. The balance of carefully designed sonic architecture and free-form textural explorations combining the individual strengths of these members of Wellington’s jazz, composition, experimental and world music scenes.


Additional performances:

September 24th (Whangārei)
October 4th (Bannockburn)


Jasmine Lovell-Smith | soprano saxophone
Blair Latham | bass clarinet
Tristan Carter | violin
Tom Callwood | double bass


Programme:

A minute set of music composed by the members of the group.


The Noveltones are an improvising chamber jazz quartet based in Wellington, featuring the unexpected instrumentation of violin, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet and double bass.

With a sound that is melodious, beguiling and sometimes startling, the Noveltones fuse spontaneous improvisation with the lush sonorities of chamber music. The balance of carefully designed sonic architecture and free-form textural explorations combining the individual strengths of these members of Wellington’s jazz, composition, experimental and world music scenes.


Additional performances:

September 24th (Whangārei)
October 4th (Bannockburn)


September 25, 2021 14:00   ·   The Methodist Church, Te Awamutu

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Rotorua)

Concert

Monique Lapins | violin
Ken Ichinose | cello
Gabriela Glapska | piano


Programme:

Brahms | Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op 101
Kelly-Marie Murphy | Give Me Phoenix Wings To Fly
Eve de Castro-Robinson | At Water’s Birth
Schumann | Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op 63


Named for Beethoven’s famous work for piano trio, Ghost Trio is made up of Gabriela Glapska (piano), Ken Ichinose (cello) and Monique Lapins (violin). The group was founded in mid-2019 as one of Gabriela’s PhD recital projects.

Having quickly realised that they immensely enjoy playing together, they decided to continue working as a trio. All three are accomplished soloists and chamber musicians with diverse backgrounds. Despite their recent formation as a trio, they have already gained reputation as one of the most refreshing and enjoyable chamber groups in Aotearoa.

The trio has focused on exploring a new approach to the greatest music written for piano trio, as well as the discovery of less-known contemporary treasures of the piano trio repertoire.


Additional performances:

October 6th (Bannockburn)
October 7th (Wanaka)
October 9th (Kerikeri)
October 13th (Lower Hutt)
October 15th (Whanganui)
October 17th (Warkworth)


Monique Lapins | violin
Ken Ichinose | cello
Gabriela Glapska | piano


Programme:

Brahms | Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op 101
Kelly-Marie Murphy | Give Me Phoenix Wings To Fly
Eve de Castro-Robinson | At Water’s Birth
Schumann | Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op 63


Named for Beethoven’s famous work for piano trio, Ghost Trio is made up of Gabriela Glapska (piano), Ken Ichinose (cello) and Monique Lapins (violin). The group was founded in mid-2019 as one of Gabriela’s PhD recital projects.

Having quickly realised that they immensely enjoy playing together, they decided to continue working as a trio. All three are accomplished soloists and chamber musicians with diverse backgrounds. Despite their recent formation as a trio, they have already gained reputation as one of the most refreshing and enjoyable chamber groups in Aotearoa.

The trio has focused on exploring a new approach to the greatest music written for piano trio, as well as the discovery of less-known contemporary treasures of the piano trio repertoire.


Additional performances:

October 6th (Bannockburn)
October 7th (Wanaka)
October 9th (Kerikeri)
October 13th (Lower Hutt)
October 15th (Whanganui)
October 17th (Warkworth)


October 04, 2021 19:00   ·   Harvest Church, Rotorua

Chamber Music NZ | The Noveltones (Bannockburn)

Concert

Jasmine Lovell-Smith | soprano saxophone
Blair Latham | bass clarinet
Tristan Carter | violin
Tom Callwood | double bass


Programme:

A minute set of music composed by the members of the group.


The Noveltones are an improvising chamber jazz quartet based in Wellington, featuring the unexpected instrumentation of violin, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet and double bass.

With a sound that is melodious, beguiling and sometimes startling, the Noveltones fuse spontaneous improvisation with the lush sonorities of chamber music. The balance of carefully designed sonic architecture and free-form textural explorations combining the individual strengths of these members of Wellington’s jazz, composition, experimental and world music scenes.


Additional performances:

September 24th (Whangārei)
September 25th (Te Awamutu)


Jasmine Lovell-Smith | soprano saxophone
Blair Latham | bass clarinet
Tristan Carter | violin
Tom Callwood | double bass


Programme:

A minute set of music composed by the members of the group.


The Noveltones are an improvising chamber jazz quartet based in Wellington, featuring the unexpected instrumentation of violin, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet and double bass.

With a sound that is melodious, beguiling and sometimes startling, the Noveltones fuse spontaneous improvisation with the lush sonorities of chamber music. The balance of carefully designed sonic architecture and free-form textural explorations combining the individual strengths of these members of Wellington’s jazz, composition, experimental and world music scenes.


Additional performances:

September 24th (Whangārei)
September 25th (Te Awamutu)


October 04, 2021 19:00   ·   Coronation Hall, Bannockburn

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Bannockburn)

Concert

Monique Lapins | violin
Ken Ichinose | cello
Gabriela Glapska | piano


Programme:

Brahms | Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op 101
Kelly-Marie Murphy | Give Me Phoenix Wings To Fly
Eve de Castro-Robinson | At Water’s Birth
Schumann | Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op 63


Named for Beethoven’s famous work for piano trio, Ghost Trio is made up of Gabriela Glapska (piano), Ken Ichinose (cello) and Monique Lapins (violin). The group was founded in mid-2019 as one of Gabriela’s PhD recital projects.

Having quickly realised that they immensely enjoy playing together, they decided to continue working as a trio. All three are accomplished soloists and chamber musicians with diverse backgrounds. Despite their recent formation as a trio, they have already gained reputation as one of the most refreshing and enjoyable chamber groups in Aotearoa.

The trio has focused on exploring a new approach to the greatest music written for piano trio, as well as the discovery of less-known contemporary treasures of the piano trio repertoire.


Additional performances:

October 4th (Rotorua)
October 7th (Wanaka)
October 9th (Kerikeri)
October 13th (Lower Hutt)
October 15th (Whanganui)
October 17th (Warkworth)


Monique Lapins | violin
Ken Ichinose | cello
Gabriela Glapska | piano


Programme:

Brahms | Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op 101
Kelly-Marie Murphy | Give Me Phoenix Wings To Fly
Eve de Castro-Robinson | At Water’s Birth
Schumann | Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op 63


Named for Beethoven’s famous work for piano trio, Ghost Trio is made up of Gabriela Glapska (piano), Ken Ichinose (cello) and Monique Lapins (violin). The group was founded in mid-2019 as one of Gabriela’s PhD recital projects.

Having quickly realised that they immensely enjoy playing together, they decided to continue working as a trio. All three are accomplished soloists and chamber musicians with diverse backgrounds. Despite their recent formation as a trio, they have already gained reputation as one of the most refreshing and enjoyable chamber groups in Aotearoa.

The trio has focused on exploring a new approach to the greatest music written for piano trio, as well as the discovery of less-known contemporary treasures of the piano trio repertoire.


Additional performances:

October 4th (Rotorua)
October 7th (Wanaka)
October 9th (Kerikeri)
October 13th (Lower Hutt)
October 15th (Whanganui)
October 17th (Warkworth)


October 06, 2021 19:00   ·   Coronation Hall, Bannockburn

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Wanaka)

Concert

Monique Lapins | violin
Ken Ichinose | cello
Gabriela Glapska | piano


Programme:

Brahms | Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op 101
Kelly-Marie Murphy | Give Me Phoenix Wings To Fly
Eve de Castro-Robinson | At Water’s Birth
Schumann | Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op 63


Named for Beethoven’s famous work for piano trio, Ghost Trio is made up of Gabriela Glapska (piano), Ken Ichinose (cello) and Monique Lapins (violin). The group was founded in mid-2019 as one of Gabriela’s PhD recital projects.

Having quickly realised that they immensely enjoy playing together, they decided to continue working as a trio. All three are accomplished soloists and chamber musicians with diverse backgrounds. Despite their recent formation as a trio, they have already gained reputation as one of the most refreshing and enjoyable chamber groups in Aotearoa.

The trio has focused on exploring a new approach to the greatest music written for piano trio, as well as the discovery of less-known contemporary treasures of the piano trio repertoire.


Additional performances:

October 4th (Rotorua)
October 6th (Bannockburn)
October 9th (Kerikeri)
October 13th (Lower Hutt)
October 15th (Whanganui)
October 17th (Warkworth)


Monique Lapins | violin
Ken Ichinose | cello
Gabriela Glapska | piano


Programme:

Brahms | Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op 101
Kelly-Marie Murphy | Give Me Phoenix Wings To Fly
Eve de Castro-Robinson | At Water’s Birth
Schumann | Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op 63


Named for Beethoven’s famous work for piano trio, Ghost Trio is made up of Gabriela Glapska (piano), Ken Ichinose (cello) and Monique Lapins (violin). The group was founded in mid-2019 as one of Gabriela’s PhD recital projects.

Having quickly realised that they immensely enjoy playing together, they decided to continue working as a trio. All three are accomplished soloists and chamber musicians with diverse backgrounds. Despite their recent formation as a trio, they have already gained reputation as one of the most refreshing and enjoyable chamber groups in Aotearoa.

The trio has focused on exploring a new approach to the greatest music written for piano trio, as well as the discovery of less-known contemporary treasures of the piano trio repertoire.


Additional performances:

October 4th (Rotorua)
October 6th (Bannockburn)
October 9th (Kerikeri)
October 13th (Lower Hutt)
October 15th (Whanganui)
October 17th (Warkworth)


October 07, 2021 19:30   ·   Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Kerikeri)

Concert

Monique Lapins | violin
Ken Ichinose | cello
Gabriela Glapska | piano


Programme:

Brahms | Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op 101
Kelly-Marie Murphy | Give Me Phoenix Wings To Fly
Eve de Castro-Robinson | At Water’s Birth
Schumann | Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op 63


Named for Beethoven’s famous work for piano trio, Ghost Trio is made up of Gabriela Glapska (piano), Ken Ichinose (cello) and Monique Lapins (violin). The group was founded in mid-2019 as one of Gabriela’s PhD recital projects.

Having quickly realised that they immensely enjoy playing together, they decided to continue working as a trio. All three are accomplished soloists and chamber musicians with diverse backgrounds. Despite their recent formation as a trio, they have already gained reputation as one of the most refreshing and enjoyable chamber groups in Aotearoa.

The trio has focused on exploring a new approach to the greatest music written for piano trio, as well as the discovery of less-known contemporary treasures of the piano trio repertoire.


Additional performances:

October 4th (Rotorua)
October 6th (Bannockburn)
October 7th (Wanaka)
October 13th (Lower Hutt)
October 15th (Whanganui)
October 17th (Warkworth)


Monique Lapins | violin
Ken Ichinose | cello
Gabriela Glapska | piano


Programme:

Brahms | Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op 101
Kelly-Marie Murphy | Give Me Phoenix Wings To Fly
Eve de Castro-Robinson | At Water’s Birth
Schumann | Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op 63


Named for Beethoven’s famous work for piano trio, Ghost Trio is made up of Gabriela Glapska (piano), Ken Ichinose (cello) and Monique Lapins (violin). The group was founded in mid-2019 as one of Gabriela’s PhD recital projects.

Having quickly realised that they immensely enjoy playing together, they decided to continue working as a trio. All three are accomplished soloists and chamber musicians with diverse backgrounds. Despite their recent formation as a trio, they have already gained reputation as one of the most refreshing and enjoyable chamber groups in Aotearoa.

The trio has focused on exploring a new approach to the greatest music written for piano trio, as well as the discovery of less-known contemporary treasures of the piano trio repertoire.


Additional performances:

October 4th (Rotorua)
October 6th (Bannockburn)
October 7th (Wanaka)
October 13th (Lower Hutt)
October 15th (Whanganui)
October 17th (Warkworth)


October 09, 2021 16:00   ·   Turner Centre, Kerikeri

NZTrio | Dramatic Skies: Cumulus (Greytown)

Concert

Additional performances:

September 5th (Auckland)


Grieg | Andante Con Moto in C minor
Schifrin | Hommage a Ravel
Jenny McLeod | Clouds (new commission)
Alex Taylor | burlesques mécaniques – ten miniatures for piano trio
Smetana | Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15


Cumulus maps a dramatic voyage, from deep melancholy touched with hints of hope in the Grieg, through a quirky reflection of Ravel’s life and music from Schifrin’s unique point of view, and deep into Smetana’s mournful response to the death of his daughter.

These billowing global masterpieces come to surround and embrace the eminent locals at the heart of the programme – two edgy works by Kiwi composers at the peak of creativity: a rediscovery of Alex Taylor’s remarkable set of rugged miniatures burlesques mécaniques, and the premiere of a mist-covered new work from Jenny McLeod.


Additional performances:

September 5th (Auckland)


Grieg | Andante Con Moto in C minor
Schifrin | Hommage a Ravel
Jenny McLeod | Clouds (new commission)
Alex Taylor | burlesques mécaniques – ten miniatures for piano trio
Smetana | Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15


Cumulus maps a dramatic voyage, from deep melancholy touched with hints of hope in the Grieg, through a quirky reflection of Ravel’s life and music from Schifrin’s unique point of view, and deep into Smetana’s mournful response to the death of his daughter.

These billowing global masterpieces come to surround and embrace the eminent locals at the heart of the programme – two edgy works by Kiwi composers at the peak of creativity: a rediscovery of Alex Taylor’s remarkable set of rugged miniatures burlesques mécaniques, and the premiere of a mist-covered new work from Jenny McLeod.


Additional performances:

September 5th (Auckland)


Grieg | Andante Con Moto in C minor
Schifrin | Hommage a Ravel
Jenny McLeod | Clouds (new commission)
Alex Taylor | burlesques mécaniques – ten miniatures for piano trio
Smetana | Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15


Cumulus maps a dramatic voyage, from deep melancholy touched with hints of hope in the Grieg, through a quirky reflection of Ravel’s life and music from Schifrin’s unique point of view, and deep into Smetana’s mournful response to the death of his daughter.

These billowing global masterpieces come to surround and embrace the eminent locals at the heart of the programme – two edgy works by Kiwi composers at the peak of creativity: a rediscovery of Alex Taylor’s remarkable set of rugged miniatures burlesques mécaniques, and the premiere of a mist-covered new work from Jenny McLeod.


October 10, 2021 16:00   ·   Greytown Music Group

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Lower Hutt)

Concert

Monique Lapins | violin
Ken Ichinose | cello
Gabriela Glapska | piano


Programme:

Brahms | Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op 101
Kelly-Marie Murphy | Give Me Phoenix Wings To Fly
Eve de Castro-Robinson | At Water’s Birth
Schumann | Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op 63


Named for Beethoven’s famous work for piano trio, Ghost Trio is made up of Gabriela Glapska (piano), Ken Ichinose (cello) and Monique Lapins (violin). The group was founded in mid-2019 as one of Gabriela’s PhD recital projects.

Having quickly realised that they immensely enjoy playing together, they decided to continue working as a trio. All three are accomplished soloists and chamber musicians with diverse backgrounds. Despite their recent formation as a trio, they have already gained reputation as one of the most refreshing and enjoyable chamber groups in Aotearoa.

The trio has focused on exploring a new approach to the greatest music written for piano trio, as well as the discovery of less-known contemporary treasures of the piano trio repertoire.


Additional performances:

October 4th (Rotorua)
October 6th (Bannockburn)
October 7th (Wanaka)
October 9th (Kerikeri)
October 15th (Whanganui)
October 17th (Warkworth)


Monique Lapins | violin
Ken Ichinose | cello
Gabriela Glapska | piano


Programme:

Brahms | Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op 101
Kelly-Marie Murphy | Give Me Phoenix Wings To Fly
Eve de Castro-Robinson | At Water’s Birth
Schumann | Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op 63


Named for Beethoven’s famous work for piano trio, Ghost Trio is made up of Gabriela Glapska (piano), Ken Ichinose (cello) and Monique Lapins (violin). The group was founded in mid-2019 as one of Gabriela’s PhD recital projects.

Having quickly realised that they immensely enjoy playing together, they decided to continue working as a trio. All three are accomplished soloists and chamber musicians with diverse backgrounds. Despite their recent formation as a trio, they have already gained reputation as one of the most refreshing and enjoyable chamber groups in Aotearoa.

The trio has focused on exploring a new approach to the greatest music written for piano trio, as well as the discovery of less-known contemporary treasures of the piano trio repertoire.


Additional performances:

October 4th (Rotorua)
October 6th (Bannockburn)
October 7th (Wanaka)
October 9th (Kerikeri)
October 15th (Whanganui)
October 17th (Warkworth)


October 13, 2021 19:30   ·   St Mark’s Church, Lower Hutt

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Whanganui)

Concert

Monique Lapins | violin
Ken Ichinose | cello
Gabriela Glapska | piano


Programme:

Brahms | Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op 101
Kelly-Marie Murphy | Give Me Phoenix Wings To Fly
Eve de Castro-Robinson | At Water’s Birth
Schumann | Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op 63


Named for Beethoven’s famous work for piano trio, Ghost Trio is made up of Gabriela Glapska (piano), Ken Ichinose (cello) and Monique Lapins (violin). The group was founded in mid-2019 as one of Gabriela’s PhD recital projects.

Having quickly realised that they immensely enjoy playing together, they decided to continue working as a trio. All three are accomplished soloists and chamber musicians with diverse backgrounds. Despite their recent formation as a trio, they have already gained reputation as one of the most refreshing and enjoyable chamber groups in Aotearoa.

The trio has focused on exploring a new approach to the greatest music written for piano trio, as well as the discovery of less-known contemporary treasures of the piano trio repertoire.


Additional performances:

October 4th (Rotorua)
October 6th (Bannockburn)
October 7th (Wanaka)
October 9th (Kerikeri)
October 13th (Lower Hutt)
October 17th (Warkworth)


Monique Lapins | violin
Ken Ichinose | cello
Gabriela Glapska | piano


Programme:

Brahms | Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op 101
Kelly-Marie Murphy | Give Me Phoenix Wings To Fly
Eve de Castro-Robinson | At Water’s Birth
Schumann | Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op 63


Named for Beethoven’s famous work for piano trio, Ghost Trio is made up of Gabriela Glapska (piano), Ken Ichinose (cello) and Monique Lapins (violin). The group was founded in mid-2019 as one of Gabriela’s PhD recital projects.

Having quickly realised that they immensely enjoy playing together, they decided to continue working as a trio. All three are accomplished soloists and chamber musicians with diverse backgrounds. Despite their recent formation as a trio, they have already gained reputation as one of the most refreshing and enjoyable chamber groups in Aotearoa.

The trio has focused on exploring a new approach to the greatest music written for piano trio, as well as the discovery of less-known contemporary treasures of the piano trio repertoire.


Additional performances:

October 4th (Rotorua)
October 6th (Bannockburn)
October 7th (Wanaka)
October 9th (Kerikeri)
October 13th (Lower Hutt)
October 17th (Warkworth)


October 15, 2021 19:30   ·   Prince Edward Auditorium, Whanganui

Chamber Music NZ | Silver. Stone. Wood. Bone. (New Plymouth)

Concert

Bridget Reweti | moving image
Alistair Fraser | ngā taonga puoro
Bridget Douglas | flutes


Programme:

John Psathas | Irirangi
Gillian Whitehead | Hineraukatauri
Rosie Langabeer | Drawing Fire From The Well
Gareth Farr | Silver Stone Wood Bone
Phil Brownlee | Te Hau o Tāwhirimātea
Josiah Carr | new work
Briar Prastiti | new work


Bridget Douglas, principal flute in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra joins with Alistair Fraser, renowned taonga pūoro researcher and artist, to weave their two musical worlds across one magical night. Western flutes and traditional Māori instruments come together in both celebrated and new pieces by New Zealand composers including John Psathas, Gillian Whitehead and Gareth Farr.

Rounding out the collaboration, the performance is set against the striking backdrop of a specially commissioned video work by visual artist Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi), illustrating our country’s unique landscapes that have literally shaped the sounds of these instruments over generations.

Silver, stone, wood, bone. Enduring materials that weather the storm. Beaten, hollowed carved, and polished to sing songs of the past and breathe life into the future. This is music of and for Aotearoa.


Additional performances:

October 18th (Nelson)
October 21st (Napier)
November 3rd (Christchurch)
November 5th (Wellington)
November 13th (Auckland)


Bridget Reweti | moving image
Alistair Fraser | ngā taonga puoro
Bridget Douglas | flutes


Programme:

John Psathas | Irirangi
Gillian Whitehead | Hineraukatauri
Rosie Langabeer | Drawing Fire From The Well
Gareth Farr | Silver Stone Wood Bone
Phil Brownlee | Te Hau o Tāwhirimātea
Josiah Carr | new work
Briar Prastiti | new work


Bridget Douglas, principal flute in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra joins with Alistair Fraser, renowned taonga pūoro researcher and artist, to weave their two musical worlds across one magical night. Western flutes and traditional Māori instruments come together in both celebrated and new pieces by New Zealand composers including John Psathas, Gillian Whitehead and Gareth Farr.

Rounding out the collaboration, the performance is set against the striking backdrop of a specially commissioned video work by visual artist Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi), illustrating our country’s unique landscapes that have literally shaped the sounds of these instruments over generations.

Silver, stone, wood, bone. Enduring materials that weather the storm. Beaten, hollowed carved, and polished to sing songs of the past and breathe life into the future. This is music of and for Aotearoa.


Additional performances:

October 18th (Nelson)
October 21st (Napier)
November 3rd (Christchurch)
November 5th (Wellington)
November 13th (Auckland)


October 15, 2021 19:30   ·   Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Warkworth)

Concert

Monique Lapins | violin
Ken Ichinose | cello
Gabriela Glapska | piano


Programme:

Brahms | Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op 101
Kelly-Marie Murphy | Give Me Phoenix Wings To Fly
Eve de Castro-Robinson | At Water’s Birth
Schumann | Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op 63


Named for Beethoven’s famous work for piano trio, Ghost Trio is made up of Gabriela Glapska (piano), Ken Ichinose (cello) and Monique Lapins (violin). The group was founded in mid-2019 as one of Gabriela’s PhD recital projects.

Having quickly realised that they immensely enjoy playing together, they decided to continue working as a trio. All three are accomplished soloists and chamber musicians with diverse backgrounds. Despite their recent formation as a trio, they have already gained reputation as one of the most refreshing and enjoyable chamber groups in Aotearoa.

The trio has focused on exploring a new approach to the greatest music written for piano trio, as well as the discovery of less-known contemporary treasures of the piano trio repertoire.


Additional performances:

October 4th (Rotorua)
October 6th (Bannockburn)
October 7th (Wanaka)
October 9th (Kerikeri)
October 13th (Lower Hutt)
October 15th (Whanganui)


Monique Lapins | violin
Ken Ichinose | cello
Gabriela Glapska | piano


Programme:

Brahms | Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op 101
Kelly-Marie Murphy | Give Me Phoenix Wings To Fly
Eve de Castro-Robinson | At Water’s Birth
Schumann | Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op 63


Named for Beethoven’s famous work for piano trio, Ghost Trio is made up of Gabriela Glapska (piano), Ken Ichinose (cello) and Monique Lapins (violin). The group was founded in mid-2019 as one of Gabriela’s PhD recital projects.

Having quickly realised that they immensely enjoy playing together, they decided to continue working as a trio. All three are accomplished soloists and chamber musicians with diverse backgrounds. Despite their recent formation as a trio, they have already gained reputation as one of the most refreshing and enjoyable chamber groups in Aotearoa.

The trio has focused on exploring a new approach to the greatest music written for piano trio, as well as the discovery of less-known contemporary treasures of the piano trio repertoire.


Additional performances:

October 4th (Rotorua)
October 6th (Bannockburn)
October 7th (Wanaka)
October 9th (Kerikeri)
October 13th (Lower Hutt)
October 15th (Whanganui)


October 17, 2021 16:00   ·   Warkworth Town Hall, Warkworth

Chamber Music NZ | Silver. Stone. Wood. Bone. (Nelson)

Concert

Bridget Reweti | moving image
Alistair Fraser | ngā taonga puoro
Bridget Douglas | flutes


Programme:

John Psathas | Irirangi
Gillian Whitehead | Hineraukatauri
Rosie Langabeer | Drawing Fire From The Well
Gareth Farr | Silver Stone Wood Bone
Phil Brownlee | Te Hau o Tāwhirimātea
Josiah Carr | new work
Briar Prastiti | new work


Bridget Douglas, principal flute in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra joins with Alistair Fraser, renowned taonga pūoro researcher and artist, to weave their two musical worlds across one magical night. Western flutes and traditional Māori instruments come together in both celebrated and new pieces by New Zealand composers including John Psathas, Gillian Whitehead and Gareth Farr.

Rounding out the collaboration, the performance is set against the striking backdrop of a specially commissioned video work by visual artist Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi), illustrating our country’s unique landscapes that have literally shaped the sounds of these instruments over generations.

Silver, stone, wood, bone. Enduring materials that weather the storm. Beaten, hollowed carved, and polished to sing songs of the past and breathe life into the future. This is music of and for Aotearoa.


Additional performances:

October 15th (New Plymouth)
October 21st (Napier)
November 3rd (Christchurch)
November 5th (Wellington)
November 13th (Auckland)


Bridget Reweti | moving image
Alistair Fraser | ngā taonga puoro
Bridget Douglas | flutes


Programme:

John Psathas | Irirangi
Gillian Whitehead | Hineraukatauri
Rosie Langabeer | Drawing Fire From The Well
Gareth Farr | Silver Stone Wood Bone
Phil Brownlee | Te Hau o Tāwhirimātea
Josiah Carr | new work
Briar Prastiti | new work


Bridget Douglas, principal flute in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra joins with Alistair Fraser, renowned taonga pūoro researcher and artist, to weave their two musical worlds across one magical night. Western flutes and traditional Māori instruments come together in both celebrated and new pieces by New Zealand composers including John Psathas, Gillian Whitehead and Gareth Farr.

Rounding out the collaboration, the performance is set against the striking backdrop of a specially commissioned video work by visual artist Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi), illustrating our country’s unique landscapes that have literally shaped the sounds of these instruments over generations.

Silver, stone, wood, bone. Enduring materials that weather the storm. Beaten, hollowed carved, and polished to sing songs of the past and breathe life into the future. This is music of and for Aotearoa.


Additional performances:

October 15th (New Plymouth)
October 21st (Napier)
November 3rd (Christchurch)
November 5th (Wellington)
November 13th (Auckland)


October 18, 2021 19:00   ·   Suter Gallery, Nelson

Chamber Music NZ | Silver. Stone. Wood. Bone. (Napier)

Concert

Bridget Reweti | moving image
Alistair Fraser | ngā taonga puoro
Bridget Douglas | flutes


Programme:

John Psathas | Irirangi
Gillian Whitehead | Hineraukatauri
Rosie Langabeer | Drawing Fire From The Well
Gareth Farr | Silver Stone Wood Bone
Phil Brownlee | Te Hau o Tāwhirimātea
Josiah Carr | new work
Briar Prastiti | new work


Bridget Douglas, principal flute in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra joins with Alistair Fraser, renowned taonga pūoro researcher and artist, to weave their two musical worlds across one magical night. Western flutes and traditional Māori instruments come together in both celebrated and new pieces by New Zealand composers including John Psathas, Gillian Whitehead and Gareth Farr.

Rounding out the collaboration, the performance is set against the striking backdrop of a specially commissioned video work by visual artist Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi), illustrating our country’s unique landscapes that have literally shaped the sounds of these instruments over generations.

Silver, stone, wood, bone. Enduring materials that weather the storm. Beaten, hollowed carved, and polished to sing songs of the past and breathe life into the future. This is music of and for Aotearoa.


Additional performances:

October 15th (New Plymouth)
October 18th (Nelson)
November 3rd (Christchurch)
November 5th (Wellington)
November 13th (Auckland)


Bridget Reweti | moving image
Alistair Fraser | ngā taonga puoro
Bridget Douglas | flutes


Programme:

John Psathas | Irirangi
Gillian Whitehead | Hineraukatauri
Rosie Langabeer | Drawing Fire From The Well
Gareth Farr | Silver Stone Wood Bone
Phil Brownlee | Te Hau o Tāwhirimātea
Josiah Carr | new work
Briar Prastiti | new work


Bridget Douglas, principal flute in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra joins with Alistair Fraser, renowned taonga pūoro researcher and artist, to weave their two musical worlds across one magical night. Western flutes and traditional Māori instruments come together in both celebrated and new pieces by New Zealand composers including John Psathas, Gillian Whitehead and Gareth Farr.

Rounding out the collaboration, the performance is set against the striking backdrop of a specially commissioned video work by visual artist Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi), illustrating our country’s unique landscapes that have literally shaped the sounds of these instruments over generations.

Silver, stone, wood, bone. Enduring materials that weather the storm. Beaten, hollowed carved, and polished to sing songs of the past and breathe life into the future. This is music of and for Aotearoa.


Additional performances:

October 15th (New Plymouth)
October 18th (Nelson)
November 3rd (Christchurch)
November 5th (Wellington)
November 13th (Auckland)


October 21, 2021 19:30   ·   MTG Century Theatre, Napier

Chamber Music NZ | Silver. Stone. Wood. Bone. (Christchurch)

Concert

Bridget Reweti | moving image
Alistair Fraser | ngā taonga puoro
Bridget Douglas | flutes


Programme:

John Psathas | Irirangi
Gillian Whitehead | Hineraukatauri
Rosie Langabeer | Drawing Fire From The Well
Gareth Farr | Silver Stone Wood Bone
Phil Brownlee | Te Hau o Tāwhirimātea
Josiah Carr | new work
Briar Prastiti | new work


Bridget Douglas, principal flute in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra joins with Alistair Fraser, renowned taonga pūoro researcher and artist, to weave their two musical worlds across one magical night. Western flutes and traditional Māori instruments come together in both celebrated and new pieces by New Zealand composers including John Psathas, Gillian Whitehead and Gareth Farr.

Rounding out the collaboration, the performance is set against the striking backdrop of a specially commissioned video work by visual artist Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi), illustrating our country’s unique landscapes that have literally shaped the sounds of these instruments over generations.

Silver, stone, wood, bone. Enduring materials that weather the storm. Beaten, hollowed carved, and polished to sing songs of the past and breathe life into the future. This is music of and for Aotearoa.


Additional performances:

October 15th (New Plymouth)
October 18th (Nelson)
October 21st (Napier)
November 5th (Wellington)
November 13th (Auckland)


Bridget Reweti | moving image
Alistair Fraser | ngā taonga puoro
Bridget Douglas | flutes


Programme:

John Psathas | Irirangi
Gillian Whitehead | Hineraukatauri
Rosie Langabeer | Drawing Fire From The Well
Gareth Farr | Silver Stone Wood Bone
Phil Brownlee | Te Hau o Tāwhirimātea
Josiah Carr | new work
Briar Prastiti | new work


Bridget Douglas, principal flute in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra joins with Alistair Fraser, renowned taonga pūoro researcher and artist, to weave their two musical worlds across one magical night. Western flutes and traditional Māori instruments come together in both celebrated and new pieces by New Zealand composers including John Psathas, Gillian Whitehead and Gareth Farr.

Rounding out the collaboration, the performance is set against the striking backdrop of a specially commissioned video work by visual artist Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi), illustrating our country’s unique landscapes that have literally shaped the sounds of these instruments over generations.

Silver, stone, wood, bone. Enduring materials that weather the storm. Beaten, hollowed carved, and polished to sing songs of the past and breathe life into the future. This is music of and for Aotearoa.


Additional performances:

October 15th (New Plymouth)
October 18th (Nelson)
October 21st (Napier)
November 5th (Wellington)
November 13th (Auckland)


November 03, 2021 19:00   ·   Christchurch Art Gallery

Chamber Music NZ | Silver. Stone. Wood. Bone. (Wellington)

Concert

Bridget Reweti | moving image
Alistair Fraser | ngā taonga puoro
Bridget Douglas | flutes


Programme:

John Psathas | Irirangi
Gillian Whitehead | Hineraukatauri
Rosie Langabeer | Drawing Fire From The Well
Gareth Farr | Silver Stone Wood Bone
Phil Brownlee | Te Hau o Tāwhirimātea
Josiah Carr | new work
Briar Prastiti | new work


Bridget Douglas, principal flute in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra joins with Alistair Fraser, renowned taonga pūoro researcher and artist, to weave their two musical worlds across one magical night. Western flutes and traditional Māori instruments come together in both celebrated and new pieces by New Zealand composers including John Psathas, Gillian Whitehead and Gareth Farr.

Rounding out the collaboration, the performance is set against the striking backdrop of a specially commissioned video work by visual artist Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi), illustrating our country’s unique landscapes that have literally shaped the sounds of these instruments over generations.

Silver, stone, wood, bone. Enduring materials that weather the storm. Beaten, hollowed carved, and polished to sing songs of the past and breathe life into the future. This is music of and for Aotearoa.


Additional performances:

October 15th (New Plymouth)
October 18th (Nelson)
October 21st (Napier)
November 3rd (Christchurch)
November 13th (Auckland)


Bridget Reweti | moving image
Alistair Fraser | ngā taonga puoro
Bridget Douglas | flutes


Programme:

John Psathas | Irirangi
Gillian Whitehead | Hineraukatauri
Rosie Langabeer | Drawing Fire From The Well
Gareth Farr | Silver Stone Wood Bone
Phil Brownlee | Te Hau o Tāwhirimātea
Josiah Carr | new work
Briar Prastiti | new work


Bridget Douglas, principal flute in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra joins with Alistair Fraser, renowned taonga pūoro researcher and artist, to weave their two musical worlds across one magical night. Western flutes and traditional Māori instruments come together in both celebrated and new pieces by New Zealand composers including John Psathas, Gillian Whitehead and Gareth Farr.

Rounding out the collaboration, the performance is set against the striking backdrop of a specially commissioned video work by visual artist Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi), illustrating our country’s unique landscapes that have literally shaped the sounds of these instruments over generations.

Silver, stone, wood, bone. Enduring materials that weather the storm. Beaten, hollowed carved, and polished to sing songs of the past and breathe life into the future. This is music of and for Aotearoa.


Additional performances:

October 15th (New Plymouth)
October 18th (Nelson)
October 21st (Napier)
November 3rd (Christchurch)
November 13th (Auckland)


November 05, 2021 19:30   ·   Public Trust Hall, Wellington

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra | Community Classics West: Ao Tūroa

Concert

How can music represent the natural world around us? Can you make the call of the kiwi on a contrabassoon?

Community Classics in 2021 is inspired by New Zealand. We will explore Ao Tūroa the natural world of Aotearoa including exciting new works inspired by New Zealand’s flora and fauna from composers Ryan Youens and Chris Adams written with this I mind. With music from Disney’s Moana and Ladyhawke’s hit song River there will be something for all the whānau.

How can music represent the natural world around us? Can you make the call of the kiwi on a contrabassoon?

Community Classics in 2021 is inspired by New Zealand. We will explore Ao Tūroa the natural world of Aotearoa including exciting new works inspired by New Zealand’s flora and fauna from composers Ryan Youens and Chris Adams written with this I mind. With music from Disney’s Moana and Ladyhawke’s hit song River there will be something for all the whānau.

How can music represent the natural world around us? Can you make the call of the kiwi on a contrabassoon?

Community Classics in 2021 is inspired by New Zealand. We will explore Ao Tūroa the natural world of Aotearoa including exciting new works inspired by New Zealand’s flora and fauna from composers Ryan Youens and Chris Adams written with this I mind. With music from Disney’s Moana and Ladyhawke’s hit song River there will be something for all the whānau.

November 06, 2021 15:00   ·   The Trusts Arena, Henderson

NZTrio | Dramatic Skies: Cirrus (Auckland South)

Concert

Additional performances:

December 15th (Auckland Town Hall)


Schubert | Sonatensatz, D. 28
Rachel Clement | shifting states
Panufnik | Piano Trio Op. 1
Gillian Whitehead | tba (new commission)
Rachmaninoff | Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9


Cirrus sweeps us into the heights of Schubert’s musical charm, shifting us into Rachel Clement’s glassmaking inspired sound world. Through passionate mood changes and luscious melodies reminiscent of the late French Romantics, Panufnik’s piano trio takes us into the depths of the nebulous glow of the clouds of Aotearoa in our new commission by Gillian Whitehead. Rachmaninoff’s masterpiece reflects on the huge journey of the whole series and brings the year to a dramatic close with a sense of pathos and heightened emotion.


Additional performances:

December 15th (Auckland Town Hall)


Schubert | Sonatensatz, D. 28
Rachel Clement | shifting states
Panufnik | Piano Trio Op. 1
Gillian Whitehead | tba (new commission)
Rachmaninoff | Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9


Cirrus sweeps us into the heights of Schubert’s musical charm, shifting us into Rachel Clement’s glassmaking inspired sound world. Through passionate mood changes and luscious melodies reminiscent of the late French Romantics, Panufnik’s piano trio takes us into the depths of the nebulous glow of the clouds of Aotearoa in our new commission by Gillian Whitehead. Rachmaninoff’s masterpiece reflects on the huge journey of the whole series and brings the year to a dramatic close with a sense of pathos and heightened emotion.


Additional performances:

December 15th (Auckland Town Hall)


Schubert | Sonatensatz, D. 28
Rachel Clement | shifting states
Panufnik | Piano Trio Op. 1
Gillian Whitehead | tba (new commission)
Rachmaninoff | Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9


Cirrus sweeps us into the heights of Schubert’s musical charm, shifting us into Rachel Clement’s glassmaking inspired sound world. Through passionate mood changes and luscious melodies reminiscent of the late French Romantics, Panufnik’s piano trio takes us into the depths of the nebulous glow of the clouds of Aotearoa in our new commission by Gillian Whitehead. Rachmaninoff’s masterpiece reflects on the huge journey of the whole series and brings the year to a dramatic close with a sense of pathos and heightened emotion.


November 06, 2021 17:00   ·   Nathan Homestead, Auckland

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | Triumph Over Tragedy

Concert

Stephen De Pledge | piano
Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

Samuel Barber | Overture to The School for Scandal
Leonie Holmes | Piano Concerto (premiere)
Dmitri Shostakovich | Symphony No. 10


The final concert of the Lamb & Hayward Masterworks Series opens with Samuel Barber's glittering Overture to The School for Scandal. Best known for his Adagio for Strings, this early work is a bright and lively overture filled with charm and lyricism.

The CSO is delighted to be premiering a new concerto by the renowned composer Leonie Holmes, written for pianist Stephen De Pledge. Widely considered to be one of New Zealand's most respected musicians, Stephen is highly regarded for his sensitive and imaginative performances.

Considered to be one of the greatest symphonies of all time, Shostakovich's tenth is a masterpiece in symphonic writing. Demonstrating his remarkable skill at evoking mood and emotion through sensitive and ingenious use of the instruments of the orchestra, this symphony takes the audience on an epic musical journey concluding with a thrilling finale, a powerful statement of our ability to triumph over adversity.


Stephen De Pledge | piano
Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

Samuel Barber | Overture to The School for Scandal
Leonie Holmes | Piano Concerto (premiere)
Dmitri Shostakovich | Symphony No. 10


The final concert of the Lamb & Hayward Masterworks Series opens with Samuel Barber's glittering Overture to The School for Scandal. Best known for his Adagio for Strings, this early work is a bright and lively overture filled with charm and lyricism.

The CSO is delighted to be premiering a new concerto by the renowned composer Leonie Holmes, written for pianist Stephen De Pledge. Widely considered to be one of New Zealand's most respected musicians, Stephen is highly regarded for his sensitive and imaginative performances.

Considered to be one of the greatest symphonies of all time, Shostakovich's tenth is a masterpiece in symphonic writing. Demonstrating his remarkable skill at evoking mood and emotion through sensitive and ingenious use of the instruments of the orchestra, this symphony takes the audience on an epic musical journey concluding with a thrilling finale, a powerful statement of our ability to triumph over adversity.


Stephen De Pledge | piano
Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

Samuel Barber | Overture to The School for Scandal
Leonie Holmes | Piano Concerto (premiere)
Dmitri Shostakovich | Symphony No. 10


The final concert of the Lamb & Hayward Masterworks Series opens with Samuel Barber's glittering Overture to The School for Scandal. Best known for his Adagio for Strings, this early work is a bright and lively overture filled with charm and lyricism.

The CSO is delighted to be premiering a new concerto by the renowned composer Leonie Holmes, written for pianist Stephen De Pledge. Widely considered to be one of New Zealand's most respected musicians, Stephen is highly regarded for his sensitive and imaginative performances.

Considered to be one of the greatest symphonies of all time, Shostakovich's tenth is a masterpiece in symphonic writing. Demonstrating his remarkable skill at evoking mood and emotion through sensitive and ingenious use of the instruments of the orchestra, this symphony takes the audience on an epic musical journey concluding with a thrilling finale, a powerful statement of our ability to triumph over adversity.


November 06, 2021 19:30   ·   Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch

Chamber Music NZ | Silver. Stone. Wood. Bone. (Auckland)

Concert

Bridget Reweti | moving image
Alistair Fraser | ngā taonga puoro
Bridget Douglas | flutes


Programme:

John Psathas | Irirangi
Gillian Whitehead | Hineraukatauri
Rosie Langabeer | Drawing Fire From The Well
Gareth Farr | Silver Stone Wood Bone
Phil Brownlee | Te Hau o Tāwhirimātea
Josiah Carr | new work
Briar Prastiti | new work


Bridget Douglas, principal flute in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra joins with Alistair Fraser, renowned taonga pūoro researcher and artist, to weave their two musical worlds across one magical night. Western flutes and traditional Māori instruments come together in both celebrated and new pieces by New Zealand composers including John Psathas, Gillian Whitehead and Gareth Farr.

Rounding out the collaboration, the performance is set against the striking backdrop of a specially commissioned video work by visual artist Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi), illustrating our country’s unique landscapes that have literally shaped the sounds of these instruments over generations.

Silver, stone, wood, bone. Enduring materials that weather the storm. Beaten, hollowed carved, and polished to sing songs of the past and breathe life into the future. This is music of and for Aotearoa.


Additional performances:

October 15th (New Plymouth)
October 18th (Nelson)
October 21st (Napier)
November 3rd (Christchurch)
November 5th (Wellington)


Bridget Reweti | moving image
Alistair Fraser | ngā taonga puoro
Bridget Douglas | flutes


Programme:

John Psathas | Irirangi
Gillian Whitehead | Hineraukatauri
Rosie Langabeer | Drawing Fire From The Well
Gareth Farr | Silver Stone Wood Bone
Phil Brownlee | Te Hau o Tāwhirimātea
Josiah Carr | new work
Briar Prastiti | new work


Bridget Douglas, principal flute in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra joins with Alistair Fraser, renowned taonga pūoro researcher and artist, to weave their two musical worlds across one magical night. Western flutes and traditional Māori instruments come together in both celebrated and new pieces by New Zealand composers including John Psathas, Gillian Whitehead and Gareth Farr.

Rounding out the collaboration, the performance is set against the striking backdrop of a specially commissioned video work by visual artist Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi), illustrating our country’s unique landscapes that have literally shaped the sounds of these instruments over generations.

Silver, stone, wood, bone. Enduring materials that weather the storm. Beaten, hollowed carved, and polished to sing songs of the past and breathe life into the future. This is music of and for Aotearoa.


Additional performances:

October 15th (New Plymouth)
October 18th (Nelson)
October 21st (Napier)
November 3rd (Christchurch)
November 5th (Wellington)


November 13, 2021 19:30   ·   Hollywood Cinema, Avondale, Auckland

NZTrio | Dramatic Skies: Cirrus (Auckland Town Hall)

Concert

Additional performances:

November 6th (Nathan Homestead, Auckland)


Schubert | Sonatensatz, D. 28
Rachel Clement | shifting states
Panufnik | Piano Trio Op. 1
Gillian Whitehead | tba (new commission)
Rachmaninoff | Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9


Cirrus sweeps us into the heights of Schubert’s musical charm, shifting us into Rachel Clement’s glassmaking inspired sound world. Through passionate mood changes and luscious melodies reminiscent of the late French Romantics, Panufnik’s piano trio takes us into the depths of the nebulous glow of the clouds of Aotearoa in our new commission by Gillian Whitehead. Rachmaninoff’s masterpiece reflects on the huge journey of the whole series and brings the year to a dramatic close with a sense of pathos and heightened emotion.


Additional performances:

November 6th (Nathan Homestead, Auckland)


Schubert | Sonatensatz, D. 28
Rachel Clement | shifting states
Panufnik | Piano Trio Op. 1
Gillian Whitehead | tba (new commission)
Rachmaninoff | Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9


Cirrus sweeps us into the heights of Schubert’s musical charm, shifting us into Rachel Clement’s glassmaking inspired sound world. Through passionate mood changes and luscious melodies reminiscent of the late French Romantics, Panufnik’s piano trio takes us into the depths of the nebulous glow of the clouds of Aotearoa in our new commission by Gillian Whitehead. Rachmaninoff’s masterpiece reflects on the huge journey of the whole series and brings the year to a dramatic close with a sense of pathos and heightened emotion.


Additional performances:

November 6th (Nathan Homestead, Auckland)


Schubert | Sonatensatz, D. 28
Rachel Clement | shifting states
Panufnik | Piano Trio Op. 1
Gillian Whitehead | tba (new commission)
Rachmaninoff | Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9


Cirrus sweeps us into the heights of Schubert’s musical charm, shifting us into Rachel Clement’s glassmaking inspired sound world. Through passionate mood changes and luscious melodies reminiscent of the late French Romantics, Panufnik’s piano trio takes us into the depths of the nebulous glow of the clouds of Aotearoa in our new commission by Gillian Whitehead. Rachmaninoff’s masterpiece reflects on the huge journey of the whole series and brings the year to a dramatic close with a sense of pathos and heightened emotion.


December 12, 2021 17:00   ·   Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
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