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

Electronics - mini music fest #2

Concert

Mark Menzies | Violin/Viola
Nathaniel Otley | Violin

Nina C. Young | Sun Propeller for violin and electronics
Ihlara McIndoe | On Satin Waters for violin, viola and electronics
Salina Fisher | Hā for viola and electronics
Nathaniel Otley | Drowned Valley for violin, viola and electronics
John Rimmer | Composition 8 for violin and electronics


In their second concert at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Mark Menzies and Nathaniel Otley present programme of music for violin and electronics from both New Zealand and abroad.

Mark Menzies is one of New Zealand's premiere violinists and composers with a long career as a violin virtuoso, chamber musician, pianist, conductor and strong advocate of contemporary music. Committed to performing a wide range of contemporary repertoire, Menzies has collaborated closely with renowned composers from around the world and developed a considerable reputation as both a soloist and as a chamber music performer predominantly with the California based Formalist Quartet.

Menzies’ compositions are increasingly played across the globe, with recent premieres in The Netherlands, Italy, Los Angeles, San Diego and Christchurch. Mark is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, London, an honour bestowed in 2014. Mark was the viola and violin professor and coordinator of conducted ensembles at the California Institute of the Arts from 1999-2016, where he curated a remarkable series of concerts at REDCAT at Disney Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Mark is currently Professor of Music and head of instrumental performance at the University of Canterbury where he maintains an extensive performing schedule both in New Zealand and abroad.

Nathaniel Otley is a composer, violinist and conductor based in Ōtepoti, Dunedin. His compositions have been performed or workshopped in both New Zealand and Australia by artists including the Argonaut Ensemble, Mark Menzies, the NZSO, NZ Trio, the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and the Dunedin Youth Orchestra. In 2019 he was a featured young composer at the Bendigo International Festival for Exploratory Music (BIFEM) as part of their Reo Hou future voices New Zealand programme with his piece Impasto. His piece Recalibration for violin and electronics also won the 2019 University of Otago Lilburn Trust Composition Competition and he was among the winners of the 2019 NZ Trio Impetus composition competition. As an orchestral composer Nathaniel is a three time finalist in the NZSO TODD corporation young composers award and was the 2019 winner with his piece biosphere degradation.

As a violinist he is a current member of the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra and regularly performs in solo and chamber settings including performing a wide variety of New Zealand music. In the past he has been a member of the Dunedin Youth Orchestra, NZSO National Youth Orchestra, New Zealand Youth Choir, New Zealand Secondary Students Choir and the New Zealand Secondary Schools Symphony Orchestra. He is also an active conductor in Dunedin and has worked with many ensembles including the Otago Symphonic Band, Dunedin Youth Orchestra, and the Southern Youth Choir.

Mark Menzies | Violin/Viola
Nathaniel Otley | Violin

Nina C. Young | Sun Propeller for violin and electronics
Ihlara McIndoe | On Satin Waters for violin, viola and electronics
Salina Fisher | Hā for viola and electronics
Nathaniel Otley | Drowned Valley for violin, viola and electronics
John Rimmer | Composition 8 for violin and electronics


In their second concert at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Mark Menzies and Nathaniel Otley present programme of music for violin and electronics from both New Zealand and abroad.

Mark Menzies is one of New Zealand's premiere violinists and composers with a long career as a violin virtuoso, chamber musician, pianist, conductor and strong advocate of contemporary music. Committed to performing a wide range of contemporary repertoire, Menzies has collaborated closely with renowned composers from around the world and developed a considerable reputation as both a soloist and as a chamber music performer predominantly with the California based Formalist Quartet.

Menzies’ compositions are increasingly played across the globe, with recent premieres in The Netherlands, Italy, Los Angeles, San Diego and Christchurch. Mark is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, London, an honour bestowed in 2014. Mark was the viola and violin professor and coordinator of conducted ensembles at the California Institute of the Arts from 1999-2016, where he curated a remarkable series of concerts at REDCAT at Disney Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Mark is currently Professor of Music and head of instrumental performance at the University of Canterbury where he maintains an extensive performing schedule both in New Zealand and abroad.

Nathaniel Otley is a composer, violinist and conductor based in Ōtepoti, Dunedin. His compositions have been performed or workshopped in both New Zealand and Australia by artists including the Argonaut Ensemble, Mark Menzies, the NZSO, NZ Trio, the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and the Dunedin Youth Orchestra. In 2019 he was a featured young composer at the Bendigo International Festival for Exploratory Music (BIFEM) as part of their Reo Hou future voices New Zealand programme with his piece Impasto. His piece Recalibration for violin and electronics also won the 2019 University of Otago Lilburn Trust Composition Competition and he was among the winners of the 2019 NZ Trio Impetus composition competition. As an orchestral composer Nathaniel is a three time finalist in the NZSO TODD corporation young composers award and was the 2019 winner with his piece biosphere degradation.

As a violinist he is a current member of the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra and regularly performs in solo and chamber settings including performing a wide variety of New Zealand music. In the past he has been a member of the Dunedin Youth Orchestra, NZSO National Youth Orchestra, New Zealand Youth Choir, New Zealand Secondary Students Choir and the New Zealand Secondary Schools Symphony Orchestra. He is also an active conductor in Dunedin and has worked with many ensembles including the Otago Symphonic Band, Dunedin Youth Orchestra, and the Southern Youth Choir.

Mark Menzies | Violin/Viola
Nathaniel Otley | Violin

Nina C. Young | Sun Propeller for violin and electronics
Ihlara McIndoe | On Satin Waters for violin, viola and electronics
Salina Fisher | Hā for viola and electronics
Nathaniel Otley | Drowned Valley for violin, viola and electronics
John Rimmer | Composition 8 for violin and electronics


In their second concert at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Mark Menzies and Nathaniel Otley present programme of music for violin and electronics from both New Zealand and abroad.

Mark Menzies is one of New Zealand's premiere violinists and composers with a long career as a violin virtuoso, chamber musician, pianist, conductor and strong advocate of contemporary music. Committed to performing a wide range of contemporary repertoire, Menzies has collaborated closely with renowned composers from around the world and developed a considerable reputation as both a soloist and as a chamber music performer predominantly with the California based Formalist Quartet.

Menzies’ compositions are increasingly played across the globe, with recent premieres in The Netherlands, Italy, Los Angeles, San Diego and Christchurch. Mark is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, London, an honour bestowed in 2014. Mark was the viola and violin professor and coordinator of conducted ensembles at the California Institute of the Arts from 1999-2016, where he curated a remarkable series of concerts at REDCAT at Disney Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Mark is currently Professor of Music and head of instrumental performance at the University of Canterbury where he maintains an extensive performing schedule both in New Zealand and abroad.

Nathaniel Otley is a composer, violinist and conductor based in Ōtepoti, Dunedin. His compositions have been performed or workshopped in both New Zealand and Australia by artists including the Argonaut Ensemble, Mark Menzies, the NZSO, NZ Trio, the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and the Dunedin Youth Orchestra. In 2019 he was a featured young composer at the Bendigo International Festival for Exploratory Music (BIFEM) as part of their Reo Hou future voices New Zealand programme with his piece Impasto. His piece Recalibration for violin and electronics also won the 2019 University of Otago Lilburn Trust Composition Competition and he was among the winners of the 2019 NZ Trio Impetus composition competition. As an orchestral composer Nathaniel is a three time finalist in the NZSO TODD corporation young composers award and was the 2019 winner with his piece biosphere degradation.

As a violinist he is a current member of the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra and regularly performs in solo and chamber settings including performing a wide variety of New Zealand music. In the past he has been a member of the Dunedin Youth Orchestra, NZSO National Youth Orchestra, New Zealand Youth Choir, New Zealand Secondary Students Choir and the New Zealand Secondary Schools Symphony Orchestra. He is also an active conductor in Dunedin and has worked with many ensembles including the Otago Symphonic Band, Dunedin Youth Orchestra, and the Southern Youth Choir.

August 13, 2020 19:00 — August 13, 2020 21:00   ·   Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Kāpiti Concert Orchestra | Music for a New World

Concert

Featuring the Kāpiti Concert Orchestra with:

Donald Maurice | conductor
Sophia Acheson | viola
Coral Trimmer | harmonica
Michelle Velvin | harp


The Kāpiti Concert Orchestra is delighted to present their first concert for 2020 at Te Raukura ki Kāpiti, Paraparaumu. This will be an occasion to celebrate just how far we have come from Covid -19 lockdown days, to being able to go to a concert again and to experience the wonderful new performing arts venue on the Kāpiti Coast.

The programme includes works by Dvorak - his much loved Symphony No 9, "from the New World" as well as works by New Zealand composers - John Ritchie's "Papanui Road, Overture for Orchestra" which paints a musical picture of that well-known street in Christchurch and two works by Dorothea Franchi, one for Viola and Orchestra with soloist Sophia Acheson and another for Orchestra, Harmonica and Harp with soloists Coral Trimmer and Michelle Velvin.


Featuring the Kāpiti Concert Orchestra with:

Donald Maurice | conductor
Sophia Acheson | viola
Coral Trimmer | harmonica
Michelle Velvin | harp


The Kāpiti Concert Orchestra is delighted to present their first concert for 2020 at Te Raukura ki Kāpiti, Paraparaumu. This will be an occasion to celebrate just how far we have come from Covid -19 lockdown days, to being able to go to a concert again and to experience the wonderful new performing arts venue on the Kāpiti Coast.

The programme includes works by Dvorak - his much loved Symphony No 9, "from the New World" as well as works by New Zealand composers - John Ritchie's "Papanui Road, Overture for Orchestra" which paints a musical picture of that well-known street in Christchurch and two works by Dorothea Franchi, one for Viola and Orchestra with soloist Sophia Acheson and another for Orchestra, Harmonica and Harp with soloists Coral Trimmer and Michelle Velvin.


Featuring the Kāpiti Concert Orchestra with:

Donald Maurice | conductor
Sophia Acheson | viola
Coral Trimmer | harmonica
Michelle Velvin | harp


The Kāpiti Concert Orchestra is delighted to present their first concert for 2020 at Te Raukura ki Kāpiti, Paraparaumu. This will be an occasion to celebrate just how far we have come from Covid -19 lockdown days, to being able to go to a concert again and to experience the wonderful new performing arts venue on the Kāpiti Coast.

The programme includes works by Dvorak - his much loved Symphony No 9, "from the New World" as well as works by New Zealand composers - John Ritchie's "Papanui Road, Overture for Orchestra" which paints a musical picture of that well-known street in Christchurch and two works by Dorothea Franchi, one for Viola and Orchestra with soloist Sophia Acheson and another for Orchestra, Harmonica and Harp with soloists Coral Trimmer and Michelle Velvin.


August 15, 2020 15:00   ·   Kāpiti Performing Arts Centre

Chamber Music NZ | Lucien Johnson Quartet

Concert

Lucien Johnson | tenor saxophone
Jonathan Crayford | piano
Tom Callwood | double bass
Cory Champion | drums

Programme:
A set of original compositions from Lucien’s 2017 album West of the Sun and new material from his upcoming album Kairangi, complemented by interpretations of traditional waiata.


Lucien Johnson is an award winning musician who has been described as “a saxophonist and composer of rare excellence and mettle” (Wellington Jazz Festival), as “a miraculous musician” (Radio NZ) and as “a composer and arranger of supreme skill” (Dominion Post). He is joined in this quartet by some of New Zealand’s finest musicians: celebrated pianist Jonathan Crayford; and Tom Callwood, eminent double bassist for groups such as The Phoenix Foundation and Little Bushman; and rising star Cory Champion on the drums.

Lucien’s compositions reflective of some of the places that he has lived in and travelled to: France, Haiti, Ethiopia and of course, some reflections on our own wonderful country and musical heritage. Included in the set are two traditional waiata which Lucien will reinterpret. As a recent recipient of the Harriet Friedlander Residency he will be returning from New York for the tour and looks forward to seeing how this experience will influence the music.


Lucien Johnson | tenor saxophone
Jonathan Crayford | piano
Tom Callwood | double bass
Cory Champion | drums

Programme:
A set of original compositions from Lucien’s 2017 album West of the Sun and new material from his upcoming album Kairangi, complemented by interpretations of traditional waiata.


Lucien Johnson is an award winning musician who has been described as “a saxophonist and composer of rare excellence and mettle” (Wellington Jazz Festival), as “a miraculous musician” (Radio NZ) and as “a composer and arranger of supreme skill” (Dominion Post). He is joined in this quartet by some of New Zealand’s finest musicians: celebrated pianist Jonathan Crayford; and Tom Callwood, eminent double bassist for groups such as The Phoenix Foundation and Little Bushman; and rising star Cory Champion on the drums.

Lucien’s compositions reflective of some of the places that he has lived in and travelled to: France, Haiti, Ethiopia and of course, some reflections on our own wonderful country and musical heritage. Included in the set are two traditional waiata which Lucien will reinterpret. As a recent recipient of the Harriet Friedlander Residency he will be returning from New York for the tour and looks forward to seeing how this experience will influence the music.


Lucien Johnson | tenor saxophone
Jonathan Crayford | piano
Tom Callwood | double bass
Cory Champion | drums

Programme:
A set of original compositions from Lucien’s 2017 album West of the Sun and new material from his upcoming album Kairangi, complemented by interpretations of traditional waiata.


Lucien Johnson is an award winning musician who has been described as “a saxophonist and composer of rare excellence and mettle” (Wellington Jazz Festival), as “a miraculous musician” (Radio NZ) and as “a composer and arranger of supreme skill” (Dominion Post). He is joined in this quartet by some of New Zealand’s finest musicians: celebrated pianist Jonathan Crayford; and Tom Callwood, eminent double bassist for groups such as The Phoenix Foundation and Little Bushman; and rising star Cory Champion on the drums.

Lucien’s compositions reflective of some of the places that he has lived in and travelled to: France, Haiti, Ethiopia and of course, some reflections on our own wonderful country and musical heritage. Included in the set are two traditional waiata which Lucien will reinterpret. As a recent recipient of the Harriet Friedlander Residency he will be returning from New York for the tour and looks forward to seeing how this experience will influence the music.


August 15, 2020 19:00   ·   Warkworth Town Hall, Warkworth

Baroque Voices | Bingen to Becker

Concert

A belated 25th birthday concert of vocal music from the 12th to the 21st Century: works from Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Ireland and Aotearoa New Zealand.

Come along to The Third Eye and make a night of it: have dinner before the concert and/or drinks before/during/after it... Let the sweet sounds of music from around the globe, from the 12th Century to the 21st Century, enchant and entertain you...

Featuring six singers: Pepe Becker, Anna Sedcole, Jane McKinlay, Milla Dickens, Andrea Cochrane and Katherine Hodge, and bass viol player Robert Oliver (also a shruti box!), performing everything from Medieval chant, to Trad. Irish songs, to Renaissance ditties, to Handel duets, to French 20th C music, to Contemporary NZ works, this concert has something for everyone to enjoy.

A belated 25th birthday concert of vocal music from the 12th to the 21st Century: works from Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Ireland and Aotearoa New Zealand.

Come along to The Third Eye and make a night of it: have dinner before the concert and/or drinks before/during/after it... Let the sweet sounds of music from around the globe, from the 12th Century to the 21st Century, enchant and entertain you...

Featuring six singers: Pepe Becker, Anna Sedcole, Jane McKinlay, Milla Dickens, Andrea Cochrane and Katherine Hodge, and bass viol player Robert Oliver (also a shruti box!), performing everything from Medieval chant, to Trad. Irish songs, to Renaissance ditties, to Handel duets, to French 20th C music, to Contemporary NZ works, this concert has something for everyone to enjoy.

A belated 25th birthday concert of vocal music from the 12th to the 21st Century: works from Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Ireland and Aotearoa New Zealand.

Come along to The Third Eye and make a night of it: have dinner before the concert and/or drinks before/during/after it... Let the sweet sounds of music from around the globe, from the 12th Century to the 21st Century, enchant and entertain you...

Featuring six singers: Pepe Becker, Anna Sedcole, Jane McKinlay, Milla Dickens, Andrea Cochrane and Katherine Hodge, and bass viol player Robert Oliver (also a shruti box!), performing everything from Medieval chant, to Trad. Irish songs, to Renaissance ditties, to Handel duets, to French 20th C music, to Contemporary NZ works, this concert has something for everyone to enjoy.

August 16, 2020 19:30   ·   The Third Eye, Wellington

Nelson Fringe: What's The Purpose of This Project?

Concert

POTENTIALLY PLAYING PRODUCTIONS Evangelina Telfar and Marcus Jackson


We tend to ask ourselves big questions when we lie down to go to sleep, but we seldom talk about our thoughts the next day.

What's the Purpose of this Project? is a show about the universality of self-doubt. The show tackles self-doubt in a variety of areas. Often, we find ourselves asking “am I doing it right?” when it comes to gender, sexuality, religion, creative practice, cultural background, or scientific study. This show brings to light the fact that everyone has these kinds of questions, they make us who we are.

Part audio-essay, part-soundscape, we wanted to create a listening space, where people would feel comfortable to open up to themselves, hold their self-doubt in front of them, and explore the diverse roles it plays in their lives.

People from all walks of life gave their time, allowing us to interview them about various aspects of self-doubt. Using these interviews and a good dose of sonic storytelling, we hope to open up conversations about self-doubt and mental health more broadly within New Zealand. Hopefully, these conversations will continue after the show, as an ongoing process towards a mental wellness culture.

Introspectively staged, we invite you to lie down (or sit, if you prefer), and experience those anxious moments right before you drift off, though—we hope—with a bit more clarity, this time around.

POTENTIALLY PLAYING PRODUCTIONS Evangelina Telfar and Marcus Jackson


We tend to ask ourselves big questions when we lie down to go to sleep, but we seldom talk about our thoughts the next day.

What's the Purpose of this Project? is a show about the universality of self-doubt. The show tackles self-doubt in a variety of areas. Often, we find ourselves asking “am I doing it right?” when it comes to gender, sexuality, religion, creative practice, cultural background, or scientific study. This show brings to light the fact that everyone has these kinds of questions, they make us who we are.

Part audio-essay, part-soundscape, we wanted to create a listening space, where people would feel comfortable to open up to themselves, hold their self-doubt in front of them, and explore the diverse roles it plays in their lives.

People from all walks of life gave their time, allowing us to interview them about various aspects of self-doubt. Using these interviews and a good dose of sonic storytelling, we hope to open up conversations about self-doubt and mental health more broadly within New Zealand. Hopefully, these conversations will continue after the show, as an ongoing process towards a mental wellness culture.

Introspectively staged, we invite you to lie down (or sit, if you prefer), and experience those anxious moments right before you drift off, though—we hope—with a bit more clarity, this time around.

POTENTIALLY PLAYING PRODUCTIONS Evangelina Telfar and Marcus Jackson


We tend to ask ourselves big questions when we lie down to go to sleep, but we seldom talk about our thoughts the next day.

What's the Purpose of this Project? is a show about the universality of self-doubt. The show tackles self-doubt in a variety of areas. Often, we find ourselves asking “am I doing it right?” when it comes to gender, sexuality, religion, creative practice, cultural background, or scientific study. This show brings to light the fact that everyone has these kinds of questions, they make us who we are.

Part audio-essay, part-soundscape, we wanted to create a listening space, where people would feel comfortable to open up to themselves, hold their self-doubt in front of them, and explore the diverse roles it plays in their lives.

People from all walks of life gave their time, allowing us to interview them about various aspects of self-doubt. Using these interviews and a good dose of sonic storytelling, we hope to open up conversations about self-doubt and mental health more broadly within New Zealand. Hopefully, these conversations will continue after the show, as an ongoing process towards a mental wellness culture.

Introspectively staged, we invite you to lie down (or sit, if you prefer), and experience those anxious moments right before you drift off, though—we hope—with a bit more clarity, this time around.

August 19, 2020 21:00 — August 19, 2020 22:00   ·   Nelson Centre of Musical Arts

SCGNZ & SOUNZ presents: David Long & Stephen Gallagher - Composing For Prime Time TV

Workshop

We are proud to present two top Kiwi film composers discussing their work on The Luminaries (BBC) and Mystic (CBBC, Seven Network, TVNZ) television series.

David Long (composer) and Stephen Gallagher (composer, music editor) give us insights into both composing for a series together (Mystic), and their individual composing and editing roles (Luminaries).

There will also be audio/visual studio presentations together with opportunities for questions from our audience.

Join us at Park Road Post at 6.30pm, August 20, to find out the processes, the dilemmas and delights, the technical and artistic skills required to survive in the high pressure world of prime time TV.

This workshop is free to members of the Screen Composers Guild, SOUNZ & APRA and is also open to other guilds and interested parties - but numbers are limited.


Where: Park Road Post, 141 Park Road, Miramar, Wellington
When: 20 August, 6:30pm
RSVP is essential to: info@sounz.org.nz


We are proud to present two top Kiwi film composers discussing their work on The Luminaries (BBC) and Mystic (CBBC, Seven Network, TVNZ) television series.

David Long (composer) and Stephen Gallagher (composer, music editor) give us insights into both composing for a series together (Mystic), and their individual composing and editing roles (Luminaries).

There will also be audio/visual studio presentations together with opportunities for questions from our audience.

Join us at Park Road Post at 6.30pm, August 20, to find out the processes, the dilemmas and delights, the technical and artistic skills required to survive in the high pressure world of prime time TV.

This workshop is free to members of the Screen Composers Guild, SOUNZ & APRA and is also open to other guilds and interested parties - but numbers are limited.


Where: Park Road Post, 141 Park Road, Miramar, Wellington
When: 20 August, 6:30pm
RSVP is essential to: info@sounz.org.nz


We are proud to present two top Kiwi film composers discussing their work on The Luminaries (BBC) and Mystic (CBBC, Seven Network, TVNZ) television series.

David Long (composer) and Stephen Gallagher (composer, music editor) give us insights into both composing for a series together (Mystic), and their individual composing and editing roles (Luminaries).

There will also be audio/visual studio presentations together with opportunities for questions from our audience.

Join us at Park Road Post at 6.30pm, August 20, to find out the processes, the dilemmas and delights, the technical and artistic skills required to survive in the high pressure world of prime time TV.

This workshop is free to members of the Screen Composers Guild, SOUNZ & APRA and is also open to other guilds and interested parties - but numbers are limited.


Where: Park Road Post, 141 Park Road, Miramar, Wellington
When: 20 August, 6:30pm
RSVP is essential to: info@sounz.org.nz


August 20, 2020 18:30   ·   Park Road Post

NZSO Shed Series | Cadence

Concert

Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | electric cello

Brahms (orch. Parlow) | Hungarian Dance Nos. 5 & 6
Composer TBC | Solo work for electric cello
Stravinsky | Danses Concertantes
Maria Grenfell | Clockwerk
WA Mozart | Idomeneo Ballet Music


New Zealand conductor Gemma New leads the NZSO in a concert full of rhythm and dance.

Originally written for piano, Brahms’ Hungarian Dances evokes the spirit of the travelling gypsy bands that served as the inspiration for this music, while Schulhoff’s Suite für Kammerorchester is reminiscent of 1920’s jazz.

Acclaimed cellist Johannes Moser brings something different to his performance as he presents a solo work for electric cello, an instrument that allows him to add new textures and effects to his performance.

Stravinsky originally wrote Danses Concertantes for the concert hall, but it wouldn’t feel out of place as a ballet. The rhythms, syncopation and structure of the piece led to it being choreographed several times, first in 1944 by acclaimed choreographer and co-founder of the New York City Ballet, George Balanchine.

Maria Grenfell's Clockwerk, with its fugal structure, introduces the different string sections of the Orchestra. The feeling of the work changes often before ending on a driving, accelerating end.

Written when he was just 24, Idomeneo is considered one of Mozart’s first great operas. Dance was a large part of opera at the time and the selection of works performed from this opera shows the young genius’ talent as a composer and adaptability to the style.


Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | electric cello

Brahms (orch. Parlow) | Hungarian Dance Nos. 5 & 6
Composer TBC | Solo work for electric cello
Stravinsky | Danses Concertantes
Maria Grenfell | Clockwerk
WA Mozart | Idomeneo Ballet Music


New Zealand conductor Gemma New leads the NZSO in a concert full of rhythm and dance.

Originally written for piano, Brahms’ Hungarian Dances evokes the spirit of the travelling gypsy bands that served as the inspiration for this music, while Schulhoff’s Suite für Kammerorchester is reminiscent of 1920’s jazz.

Acclaimed cellist Johannes Moser brings something different to his performance as he presents a solo work for electric cello, an instrument that allows him to add new textures and effects to his performance.

Stravinsky originally wrote Danses Concertantes for the concert hall, but it wouldn’t feel out of place as a ballet. The rhythms, syncopation and structure of the piece led to it being choreographed several times, first in 1944 by acclaimed choreographer and co-founder of the New York City Ballet, George Balanchine.

Maria Grenfell's Clockwerk, with its fugal structure, introduces the different string sections of the Orchestra. The feeling of the work changes often before ending on a driving, accelerating end.

Written when he was just 24, Idomeneo is considered one of Mozart’s first great operas. Dance was a large part of opera at the time and the selection of works performed from this opera shows the young genius’ talent as a composer and adaptability to the style.


Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | electric cello

Brahms (orch. Parlow) | Hungarian Dance Nos. 5 & 6
Composer TBC | Solo work for electric cello
Stravinsky | Danses Concertantes
Maria Grenfell | Clockwerk
WA Mozart | Idomeneo Ballet Music


New Zealand conductor Gemma New leads the NZSO in a concert full of rhythm and dance.

Originally written for piano, Brahms’ Hungarian Dances evokes the spirit of the travelling gypsy bands that served as the inspiration for this music, while Schulhoff’s Suite für Kammerorchester is reminiscent of 1920’s jazz.

Acclaimed cellist Johannes Moser brings something different to his performance as he presents a solo work for electric cello, an instrument that allows him to add new textures and effects to his performance.

Stravinsky originally wrote Danses Concertantes for the concert hall, but it wouldn’t feel out of place as a ballet. The rhythms, syncopation and structure of the piece led to it being choreographed several times, first in 1944 by acclaimed choreographer and co-founder of the New York City Ballet, George Balanchine.

Maria Grenfell's Clockwerk, with its fugal structure, introduces the different string sections of the Orchestra. The feeling of the work changes often before ending on a driving, accelerating end.

Written when he was just 24, Idomeneo is considered one of Mozart’s first great operas. Dance was a large part of opera at the time and the selection of works performed from this opera shows the young genius’ talent as a composer and adaptability to the style.


August 28, 2020 19:30   ·   Shed 6, Wellington

NZSO Podium Series | Passion

Concert

Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | cello

Robin Toan | Tū-mata-uenga "God of War, Spirit of Man"
Elgar | Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 6 'Pathétique'


A former Conducting Fellow under the mentorship of LA Philharmonic’s Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, New Zealander Gemma New has lead performances at Carnegie Hall and with the symphony orchestras of San Diego, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and San Francisco. You will look forward to her intelligent interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony, 'Pathétique' – the vehicle par excellence for expressivity and emotion.

Johannes Moser also returns for the concert. His third time performing with the NZSO, Moser’s easy-going demeanour belies his intensely lyrical playing and superb musicianship.

Written in 2005 as the first NYO Composer-in-Residence commission, Robin Toan’s Tū-mata-uenga “God of War, Spirit of Man” was inspired by the Māori story of creation.


Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | cello

Robin Toan | Tū-mata-uenga "God of War, Spirit of Man"
Elgar | Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 6 'Pathétique'


A former Conducting Fellow under the mentorship of LA Philharmonic’s Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, New Zealander Gemma New has lead performances at Carnegie Hall and with the symphony orchestras of San Diego, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and San Francisco. You will look forward to her intelligent interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony, 'Pathétique' – the vehicle par excellence for expressivity and emotion.

Johannes Moser also returns for the concert. His third time performing with the NZSO, Moser’s easy-going demeanour belies his intensely lyrical playing and superb musicianship.

Written in 2005 as the first NYO Composer-in-Residence commission, Robin Toan’s Tū-mata-uenga “God of War, Spirit of Man” was inspired by the Māori story of creation.


Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | cello

Robin Toan | Tū-mata-uenga "God of War, Spirit of Man"
Elgar | Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 6 'Pathétique'


A former Conducting Fellow under the mentorship of LA Philharmonic’s Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, New Zealander Gemma New has lead performances at Carnegie Hall and with the symphony orchestras of San Diego, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and San Francisco. You will look forward to her intelligent interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony, 'Pathétique' – the vehicle par excellence for expressivity and emotion.

Johannes Moser also returns for the concert. His third time performing with the NZSO, Moser’s easy-going demeanour belies his intensely lyrical playing and superb musicianship.

Written in 2005 as the first NYO Composer-in-Residence commission, Robin Toan’s Tū-mata-uenga “God of War, Spirit of Man” was inspired by the Māori story of creation.


August 29, 2020 19:30   ·   Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Dale Vail in digital Concert

Concert

Sunday, 30 August at 7.00pm NZST (or 5.00pm AEST)


Bringing the excitement of the stage to your living room! Join trombonist Dale Vail on a journey through the magic of multi-tracking.

This livestreamed event will feature a series of multi-tracked trombone works, layed out as if it were a real concert. Repertoire will include:

Mendelssohn | The Hebrides
Pryor | The Blue Bells of Scotland
Vail | Mt. Erebus Quartet
Lafosse | Suite Impromptu
Ropartz | Piece in Eb Minor


To attend, first reserve your ticket on Eventbrite. A link to the livestreamed event will be emailed to you up to 24 hours prior to the event.

If you cannot make the live stream, fear not! The live stream will remain online so you can view it in your own time, or watch it again in the future.


Sunday, 30 August at 7.00pm NZST (or 5.00pm AEST)


Bringing the excitement of the stage to your living room! Join trombonist Dale Vail on a journey through the magic of multi-tracking.

This livestreamed event will feature a series of multi-tracked trombone works, layed out as if it were a real concert. Repertoire will include:

Mendelssohn | The Hebrides
Pryor | The Blue Bells of Scotland
Vail | Mt. Erebus Quartet
Lafosse | Suite Impromptu
Ropartz | Piece in Eb Minor


To attend, first reserve your ticket on Eventbrite. A link to the livestreamed event will be emailed to you up to 24 hours prior to the event.

If you cannot make the live stream, fear not! The live stream will remain online so you can view it in your own time, or watch it again in the future.


August 30, 2020 19:00 — August 30, 2020 20:00   ·   Online event

NZSO Podium Series | Passion

Concert

Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | cello

Robin Toan | Tū-mata-uenga "God of War, Spirit of Man"
Elgar | Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 6 'Pathétique'


A former Conducting Fellow under the mentorship of LA Philharmonic’s Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, New Zealander Gemma New has lead performances at Carnegie Hall and with the symphony orchestras of San Diego, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and San Francisco. You will look forward to her intelligent interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony, 'Pathétique' – the vehicle par excellence for expressivity and emotion.

Johannes Moser also returns for the concert. His third time performing with the NZSO, Moser’s easy-going demeanour belies his intensely lyrical playing and superb musicianship.

Written in 2005 as the first NYO Composer-in-Residence commission, Robin Toan’s Tū-mata-uenga “God of War, Spirit of Man” was inspired by the Māori story of creation.


Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | cello

Robin Toan | Tū-mata-uenga "God of War, Spirit of Man"
Elgar | Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 6 'Pathétique'


A former Conducting Fellow under the mentorship of LA Philharmonic’s Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, New Zealander Gemma New has lead performances at Carnegie Hall and with the symphony orchestras of San Diego, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and San Francisco. You will look forward to her intelligent interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony, 'Pathétique' – the vehicle par excellence for expressivity and emotion.

Johannes Moser also returns for the concert. His third time performing with the NZSO, Moser’s easy-going demeanour belies his intensely lyrical playing and superb musicianship.

Written in 2005 as the first NYO Composer-in-Residence commission, Robin Toan’s Tū-mata-uenga “God of War, Spirit of Man” was inspired by the Māori story of creation.


Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | cello

Robin Toan | Tū-mata-uenga "God of War, Spirit of Man"
Elgar | Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 6 'Pathétique'


A former Conducting Fellow under the mentorship of LA Philharmonic’s Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, New Zealander Gemma New has lead performances at Carnegie Hall and with the symphony orchestras of San Diego, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and San Francisco. You will look forward to her intelligent interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony, 'Pathétique' – the vehicle par excellence for expressivity and emotion.

Johannes Moser also returns for the concert. His third time performing with the NZSO, Moser’s easy-going demeanour belies his intensely lyrical playing and superb musicianship.

Written in 2005 as the first NYO Composer-in-Residence commission, Robin Toan’s Tū-mata-uenga “God of War, Spirit of Man” was inspired by the Māori story of creation.


September 01, 2020 19:30   ·   Town Hall, Dunedin

NZSO Podium Series | Passion

Concert

Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | cello

Robin Toan | Tū-mata-uenga "God of War, Spirit of Man"
Elgar | Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 6 'Pathétique'


A former Conducting Fellow under the mentorship of LA Philharmonic’s Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, New Zealander Gemma New has lead performances at Carnegie Hall and with the symphony orchestras of San Diego, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and San Francisco. You will look forward to her intelligent interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony, 'Pathétique' – the vehicle par excellence for expressivity and emotion.

Johannes Moser also returns for the concert. His third time performing with the NZSO, Moser’s easy-going demeanour belies his intensely lyrical playing and superb musicianship.

Written in 2005 as the first NYO Composer-in-Residence commission, Robin Toan’s Tū-mata-uenga “God of War, Spirit of Man” was inspired by the Māori story of creation.


Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | cello

Robin Toan | Tū-mata-uenga "God of War, Spirit of Man"
Elgar | Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 6 'Pathétique'


A former Conducting Fellow under the mentorship of LA Philharmonic’s Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, New Zealander Gemma New has lead performances at Carnegie Hall and with the symphony orchestras of San Diego, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and San Francisco. You will look forward to her intelligent interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony, 'Pathétique' – the vehicle par excellence for expressivity and emotion.

Johannes Moser also returns for the concert. His third time performing with the NZSO, Moser’s easy-going demeanour belies his intensely lyrical playing and superb musicianship.

Written in 2005 as the first NYO Composer-in-Residence commission, Robin Toan’s Tū-mata-uenga “God of War, Spirit of Man” was inspired by the Māori story of creation.


Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | cello

Robin Toan | Tū-mata-uenga "God of War, Spirit of Man"
Elgar | Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 6 'Pathétique'


A former Conducting Fellow under the mentorship of LA Philharmonic’s Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, New Zealander Gemma New has lead performances at Carnegie Hall and with the symphony orchestras of San Diego, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and San Francisco. You will look forward to her intelligent interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony, 'Pathétique' – the vehicle par excellence for expressivity and emotion.

Johannes Moser also returns for the concert. His third time performing with the NZSO, Moser’s easy-going demeanour belies his intensely lyrical playing and superb musicianship.

Written in 2005 as the first NYO Composer-in-Residence commission, Robin Toan’s Tū-mata-uenga “God of War, Spirit of Man” was inspired by the Māori story of creation.


September 02, 2020 19:30   ·   Christchurch Town Hall Auditorium

NZSO Shed Series | Cadence

Concert

Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | electric cello

Brahms (orch. Parlow) | Hungarian Dance Nos. 5 & 6
Composer TBC | Solo work for electric cello
Stravinsky | Danses Concertantes
Maria Grenfell | Clockwerk
WA Mozart | Idomeneo Ballet Music


New Zealand conductor Gemma New leads the NZSO in a concert full of rhythm and dance.

Originally written for piano, Brahms’ Hungarian Dances evokes the spirit of the travelling gypsy bands that served as the inspiration for this music, while Schulhoff’s Suite für Kammerorchester is reminiscent of 1920’s jazz.

Acclaimed cellist Johannes Moser brings something different to his performance as he presents a solo work for electric cello, an instrument that allows him to add new textures and effects to his performance.

Stravinsky originally wrote Danses Concertantes for the concert hall, but it wouldn’t feel out of place as a ballet. The rhythms, syncopation and structure of the piece led to it being choreographed several times, first in 1944 by acclaimed choreographer and co-founder of the New York City Ballet, George Balanchine.

Maria Grenfell's Clockwerk, with its fugal structure, introduces the different string sections of the Orchestra. The feeling of the work changes often before ending on a driving, accelerating end.

Written when he was just 24, Idomeneo is considered one of Mozart’s first great operas. Dance was a large part of opera at the time and the selection of works performed from this opera shows the young genius’ talent as a composer and adaptability to the style.


Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | electric cello

Brahms (orch. Parlow) | Hungarian Dance Nos. 5 & 6
Composer TBC | Solo work for electric cello
Stravinsky | Danses Concertantes
Maria Grenfell | Clockwerk
WA Mozart | Idomeneo Ballet Music


New Zealand conductor Gemma New leads the NZSO in a concert full of rhythm and dance.

Originally written for piano, Brahms’ Hungarian Dances evokes the spirit of the travelling gypsy bands that served as the inspiration for this music, while Schulhoff’s Suite für Kammerorchester is reminiscent of 1920’s jazz.

Acclaimed cellist Johannes Moser brings something different to his performance as he presents a solo work for electric cello, an instrument that allows him to add new textures and effects to his performance.

Stravinsky originally wrote Danses Concertantes for the concert hall, but it wouldn’t feel out of place as a ballet. The rhythms, syncopation and structure of the piece led to it being choreographed several times, first in 1944 by acclaimed choreographer and co-founder of the New York City Ballet, George Balanchine.

Maria Grenfell's Clockwerk, with its fugal structure, introduces the different string sections of the Orchestra. The feeling of the work changes often before ending on a driving, accelerating end.

Written when he was just 24, Idomeneo is considered one of Mozart’s first great operas. Dance was a large part of opera at the time and the selection of works performed from this opera shows the young genius’ talent as a composer and adaptability to the style.


Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | electric cello

Brahms (orch. Parlow) | Hungarian Dance Nos. 5 & 6
Composer TBC | Solo work for electric cello
Stravinsky | Danses Concertantes
Maria Grenfell | Clockwerk
WA Mozart | Idomeneo Ballet Music


New Zealand conductor Gemma New leads the NZSO in a concert full of rhythm and dance.

Originally written for piano, Brahms’ Hungarian Dances evokes the spirit of the travelling gypsy bands that served as the inspiration for this music, while Schulhoff’s Suite für Kammerorchester is reminiscent of 1920’s jazz.

Acclaimed cellist Johannes Moser brings something different to his performance as he presents a solo work for electric cello, an instrument that allows him to add new textures and effects to his performance.

Stravinsky originally wrote Danses Concertantes for the concert hall, but it wouldn’t feel out of place as a ballet. The rhythms, syncopation and structure of the piece led to it being choreographed several times, first in 1944 by acclaimed choreographer and co-founder of the New York City Ballet, George Balanchine.

Maria Grenfell's Clockwerk, with its fugal structure, introduces the different string sections of the Orchestra. The feeling of the work changes often before ending on a driving, accelerating end.

Written when he was just 24, Idomeneo is considered one of Mozart’s first great operas. Dance was a large part of opera at the time and the selection of works performed from this opera shows the young genius’ talent as a composer and adaptability to the style.


September 04, 2020 19:30   ·   Q Theatre, Auckland

Dido and Aeneas and The Pleasure Garden

Concert

Jubilate Singers present 'Dido and The Pleasure Garden'

A concert of Purcell’s evergreen opera Dido and Aeneas and the Christchurch premiere of The Pleasure Garden, a witty, artful operatic romp by Philip Norman and A. K. Grant. Conducted by Philip Norman.

With soloists from The Opera Club of Christchurch including Samantha Warhurst as Dido, Fernand Kenel as Aeneas, Sarah-Jane Rennie as Belinda, Peter Hind as an Art Critic, and Erin Callanan as the ‘spectrally dismayed’ ghost of Frances Hodgkins.

Accompanied by top Christchurch musicians Amandine Guerin, Jonathan Tanner, Sharon Baylis, Tomas Hurnik, Matthew Harris strings and Grant Bartley keyboards.


Two performances - 3.00pm and 7.30pm, Saturday 5 September 2020


Jubilate Singers present 'Dido and The Pleasure Garden'

A concert of Purcell’s evergreen opera Dido and Aeneas and the Christchurch premiere of The Pleasure Garden, a witty, artful operatic romp by Philip Norman and A. K. Grant. Conducted by Philip Norman.

With soloists from The Opera Club of Christchurch including Samantha Warhurst as Dido, Fernand Kenel as Aeneas, Sarah-Jane Rennie as Belinda, Peter Hind as an Art Critic, and Erin Callanan as the ‘spectrally dismayed’ ghost of Frances Hodgkins.

Accompanied by top Christchurch musicians Amandine Guerin, Jonathan Tanner, Sharon Baylis, Tomas Hurnik, Matthew Harris strings and Grant Bartley keyboards.


Two performances - 3.00pm and 7.30pm, Saturday 5 September 2020


Jubilate Singers present 'Dido and The Pleasure Garden'

A concert of Purcell’s evergreen opera Dido and Aeneas and the Christchurch premiere of The Pleasure Garden, a witty, artful operatic romp by Philip Norman and A. K. Grant. Conducted by Philip Norman.

With soloists from The Opera Club of Christchurch including Samantha Warhurst as Dido, Fernand Kenel as Aeneas, Sarah-Jane Rennie as Belinda, Peter Hind as an Art Critic, and Erin Callanan as the ‘spectrally dismayed’ ghost of Frances Hodgkins.

Accompanied by top Christchurch musicians Amandine Guerin, Jonathan Tanner, Sharon Baylis, Tomas Hurnik, Matthew Harris strings and Grant Bartley keyboards.


Two performances - 3.00pm and 7.30pm, Saturday 5 September 2020


September 05, 2020 15:00 — September 05, 2020 21:00   ·   The Piano

NZSO Podium Series | Passion

Concert

Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | cello

Robin Toan | Tū-mata-uenga "God of War, Spirit of Man"
Elgar | Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 6 'Pathétique'


A former Conducting Fellow under the mentorship of LA Philharmonic’s Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, New Zealander Gemma New has lead performances at Carnegie Hall and with the symphony orchestras of San Diego, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and San Francisco. You will look forward to her intelligent interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony, 'Pathétique' – the vehicle par excellence for expressivity and emotion.

Johannes Moser also returns for the concert. His third time performing with the NZSO, Moser’s easy-going demeanour belies his intensely lyrical playing and superb musicianship.

Written in 2005 as the first NYO Composer-in-Residence commission, Robin Toan’s Tū-mata-uenga “God of War, Spirit of Man” was inspired by the Māori story of creation.


Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | cello

Robin Toan | Tū-mata-uenga "God of War, Spirit of Man"
Elgar | Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 6 'Pathétique'


A former Conducting Fellow under the mentorship of LA Philharmonic’s Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, New Zealander Gemma New has lead performances at Carnegie Hall and with the symphony orchestras of San Diego, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and San Francisco. You will look forward to her intelligent interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony, 'Pathétique' – the vehicle par excellence for expressivity and emotion.

Johannes Moser also returns for the concert. His third time performing with the NZSO, Moser’s easy-going demeanour belies his intensely lyrical playing and superb musicianship.

Written in 2005 as the first NYO Composer-in-Residence commission, Robin Toan’s Tū-mata-uenga “God of War, Spirit of Man” was inspired by the Māori story of creation.


Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | cello

Robin Toan | Tū-mata-uenga "God of War, Spirit of Man"
Elgar | Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 6 'Pathétique'


A former Conducting Fellow under the mentorship of LA Philharmonic’s Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, New Zealander Gemma New has lead performances at Carnegie Hall and with the symphony orchestras of San Diego, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and San Francisco. You will look forward to her intelligent interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony, 'Pathétique' – the vehicle par excellence for expressivity and emotion.

Johannes Moser also returns for the concert. His third time performing with the NZSO, Moser’s easy-going demeanour belies his intensely lyrical playing and superb musicianship.

Written in 2005 as the first NYO Composer-in-Residence commission, Robin Toan’s Tū-mata-uenga “God of War, Spirit of Man” was inspired by the Māori story of creation.


September 05, 2020 19:30   ·   Town Hall, Auckland

CSA Studio Series | The Art of the Chamber Orchestra

Concert

Chris Cree Brown | Memories Apart
Igor Stravinsky | Ragtime for Eleven Musicians
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Adagio molto for harp and string quartet
Elena Kats-Chernin | Hemispheres
Maurice Ravel | Introduction and Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet


This series is presented in the Ron Ball Studio situated in the CSO’s new home within the Town Hall. Celebrating the talents of the musicians of the orchestra, each one hour programme is carefully curated to explore the different sounds of an orchestra in an up-close and intimate setting.


Chris Cree Brown | Memories Apart
Igor Stravinsky | Ragtime for Eleven Musicians
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Adagio molto for harp and string quartet
Elena Kats-Chernin | Hemispheres
Maurice Ravel | Introduction and Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet


This series is presented in the Ron Ball Studio situated in the CSO’s new home within the Town Hall. Celebrating the talents of the musicians of the orchestra, each one hour programme is carefully curated to explore the different sounds of an orchestra in an up-close and intimate setting.


Chris Cree Brown | Memories Apart
Igor Stravinsky | Ragtime for Eleven Musicians
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Adagio molto for harp and string quartet
Elena Kats-Chernin | Hemispheres
Maurice Ravel | Introduction and Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet


This series is presented in the Ron Ball Studio situated in the CSO’s new home within the Town Hall. Celebrating the talents of the musicians of the orchestra, each one hour programme is carefully curated to explore the different sounds of an orchestra in an up-close and intimate setting.


September 23, 2020 19:00   ·   Ron Ball Studio, Christchurch

NZSO Podium Series | Eroica

Concert

Miguel Harth-Bedoya | conductor
Augustin Hadelich | violin

Anthony Ritchie | Remember Parihaka
Sibelius | Violin Concerto
Beethoven | Symphony No. 3 'Eroica'


Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya is a familiar face to New Zealand audiences, returning to conduct an offering of time-tested classics.

Anthony Ritchie was inspired to write Remember Parihaka as testament to the plight of Māori at Parihaka, forcibly removed from their Pā, unjustly arrested and imprisoned in 1881.

Augustin Hadelich, one of this generation’s greatest violinists, performs Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. After a disastrous premiere, Sibelius reworked the concerto substantially, removing some of its most difficult sections. Even in this more commonly played revised version, the Concerto remains one of the most difficult works written for violin – while still retaining the power to move, inspire and exhilarate.

Beethoven’s Third Symphony also looms large as a great work. Its effect on 19th-century classical music was cataclysmic; after the Third, the symphony as a form was never the same again.


Miguel Harth-Bedoya | conductor
Augustin Hadelich | violin

Anthony Ritchie | Remember Parihaka
Sibelius | Violin Concerto
Beethoven | Symphony No. 3 'Eroica'


Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya is a familiar face to New Zealand audiences, returning to conduct an offering of time-tested classics.

Anthony Ritchie was inspired to write Remember Parihaka as testament to the plight of Māori at Parihaka, forcibly removed from their Pā, unjustly arrested and imprisoned in 1881.

Augustin Hadelich, one of this generation’s greatest violinists, performs Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. After a disastrous premiere, Sibelius reworked the concerto substantially, removing some of its most difficult sections. Even in this more commonly played revised version, the Concerto remains one of the most difficult works written for violin – while still retaining the power to move, inspire and exhilarate.

Beethoven’s Third Symphony also looms large as a great work. Its effect on 19th-century classical music was cataclysmic; after the Third, the symphony as a form was never the same again.


Miguel Harth-Bedoya | conductor
Augustin Hadelich | violin

Anthony Ritchie | Remember Parihaka
Sibelius | Violin Concerto
Beethoven | Symphony No. 3 'Eroica'


Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya is a familiar face to New Zealand audiences, returning to conduct an offering of time-tested classics.

Anthony Ritchie was inspired to write Remember Parihaka as testament to the plight of Māori at Parihaka, forcibly removed from their Pā, unjustly arrested and imprisoned in 1881.

Augustin Hadelich, one of this generation’s greatest violinists, performs Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. After a disastrous premiere, Sibelius reworked the concerto substantially, removing some of its most difficult sections. Even in this more commonly played revised version, the Concerto remains one of the most difficult works written for violin – while still retaining the power to move, inspire and exhilarate.

Beethoven’s Third Symphony also looms large as a great work. Its effect on 19th-century classical music was cataclysmic; after the Third, the symphony as a form was never the same again.


September 24, 2020 19:30   ·   Gisborne War Memorial, Gisborne

NZSO Podium Series | Eroica

Concert

Miguel Harth-Bedoya | conductor
Augustin Hadelich | violin

Anthony Ritchie | Remember Parihaka
Sibelius | Violin Concerto
Beethoven | Symphony No. 3 'Eroica'


Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya is a familiar face to New Zealand audiences, returning to conduct an offering of time-tested classics.

Anthony Ritchie was inspired to write Remember Parihaka as testament to the plight of Māori at Parihaka, forcibly removed from their Pā, unjustly arrested and imprisoned in 1881.

Augustin Hadelich, one of this generation’s greatest violinists, performs Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. After a disastrous premiere, Sibelius reworked the concerto substantially, removing some of its most difficult sections. Even in this more commonly played revised version, the Concerto remains one of the most difficult works written for violin – while still retaining the power to move, inspire and exhilarate.

Beethoven’s Third Symphony also looms large as a great work. Its effect on 19th-century classical music was cataclysmic; after the Third, the symphony as a form was never the same again.


Miguel Harth-Bedoya | conductor
Augustin Hadelich | violin

Anthony Ritchie | Remember Parihaka
Sibelius | Violin Concerto
Beethoven | Symphony No. 3 'Eroica'


Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya is a familiar face to New Zealand audiences, returning to conduct an offering of time-tested classics.

Anthony Ritchie was inspired to write Remember Parihaka as testament to the plight of Māori at Parihaka, forcibly removed from their Pā, unjustly arrested and imprisoned in 1881.

Augustin Hadelich, one of this generation’s greatest violinists, performs Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. After a disastrous premiere, Sibelius reworked the concerto substantially, removing some of its most difficult sections. Even in this more commonly played revised version, the Concerto remains one of the most difficult works written for violin – while still retaining the power to move, inspire and exhilarate.

Beethoven’s Third Symphony also looms large as a great work. Its effect on 19th-century classical music was cataclysmic; after the Third, the symphony as a form was never the same again.


Miguel Harth-Bedoya | conductor
Augustin Hadelich | violin

Anthony Ritchie | Remember Parihaka
Sibelius | Violin Concerto
Beethoven | Symphony No. 3 'Eroica'


Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya is a familiar face to New Zealand audiences, returning to conduct an offering of time-tested classics.

Anthony Ritchie was inspired to write Remember Parihaka as testament to the plight of Māori at Parihaka, forcibly removed from their Pā, unjustly arrested and imprisoned in 1881.

Augustin Hadelich, one of this generation’s greatest violinists, performs Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. After a disastrous premiere, Sibelius reworked the concerto substantially, removing some of its most difficult sections. Even in this more commonly played revised version, the Concerto remains one of the most difficult works written for violin – while still retaining the power to move, inspire and exhilarate.

Beethoven’s Third Symphony also looms large as a great work. Its effect on 19th-century classical music was cataclysmic; after the Third, the symphony as a form was never the same again.


September 26, 2020 19:30   ·   Turner Centre, Kerikeri

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | Houstoun Plays Brahms

Concert

Benjamin Northey | chief conductor
Michael Houstoun | piano
Anthony Ferner | flute

Claude Debussy | Lindaraja (arr. Bill Hopkins) *
Felix Mendelssohn | Symphony No 4 “Italian”
Francis Poulenc | Cantilena for Flute (arr. Chris Cree Brown)
Johannes Brahms | Concerto No. 1 for Piano

* NZ premiere


Mendelssohn’s fourth symphony is bursting with exuberance and youthful energy. Inspired by his travels around Italy, it is characterised by bright, sunny melodies and an uplifting freshness.

Also featuring in this programme are two exquisite miniatures, Debussy’s Lindaraja, originally composed for two pianos, and Poulenc’s Cantilena both re-imagined in sensitive arrangements for orchestra.

New Zealand’s foremost pianist, Michael Houstoun, joins the CSO to perform Brahms' magnificent first piano concerto in his final performance with the CSO as he farewells the concert platform.


Benjamin Northey | chief conductor
Michael Houstoun | piano
Anthony Ferner | flute

Claude Debussy | Lindaraja (arr. Bill Hopkins) *
Felix Mendelssohn | Symphony No 4 “Italian”
Francis Poulenc | Cantilena for Flute (arr. Chris Cree Brown)
Johannes Brahms | Concerto No. 1 for Piano

* NZ premiere


Mendelssohn’s fourth symphony is bursting with exuberance and youthful energy. Inspired by his travels around Italy, it is characterised by bright, sunny melodies and an uplifting freshness.

Also featuring in this programme are two exquisite miniatures, Debussy’s Lindaraja, originally composed for two pianos, and Poulenc’s Cantilena both re-imagined in sensitive arrangements for orchestra.

New Zealand’s foremost pianist, Michael Houstoun, joins the CSO to perform Brahms' magnificent first piano concerto in his final performance with the CSO as he farewells the concert platform.


Benjamin Northey | chief conductor
Michael Houstoun | piano
Anthony Ferner | flute

Claude Debussy | Lindaraja (arr. Bill Hopkins) *
Felix Mendelssohn | Symphony No 4 “Italian”
Francis Poulenc | Cantilena for Flute (arr. Chris Cree Brown)
Johannes Brahms | Concerto No. 1 for Piano

* NZ premiere


Mendelssohn’s fourth symphony is bursting with exuberance and youthful energy. Inspired by his travels around Italy, it is characterised by bright, sunny melodies and an uplifting freshness.

Also featuring in this programme are two exquisite miniatures, Debussy’s Lindaraja, originally composed for two pianos, and Poulenc’s Cantilena both re-imagined in sensitive arrangements for orchestra.

New Zealand’s foremost pianist, Michael Houstoun, joins the CSO to perform Brahms' magnificent first piano concerto in his final performance with the CSO as he farewells the concert platform.


October 03, 2020 19:30   ·   Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch

Janet Jennings | Voices of Women

Concert

Music by Janet Jennings for voices, violin, marimba, piano and percussion.

A free concert of new music/songs composed by internationally-recognised, Hamilton-based composer Janet Jennings. Janet has set to music, using an interesting range of instruments played by local female musicians, words of NZ women - both Maori and non-Maori - that describe women's aspirations for equality and challenges to achieving this. It features voice, marimba, piano, violin and percussion.

The concert will be recorded by SOUNZ as part of the Resound project, and following the public concert, the musicians will spend two days with international recording label, Atoll Records, making a top quality recording for national and international distribution.

Artists include:
Te Ohorere Williams, Stephanie Acraman (University of Waikato), Catrin Johnsson, Noelle Dannenbring, Yoshiko Tsuruta, Maia Dean Martin (University of Waikato), Rachel Thomas, Jayne Tankersley, Maria Mo, Catrin Johnsson, Rachel Fuller, Stephanie Acraman (University of Waikato), Katherine Austin (University of Waikato)

This project is possible due to the generous support of University of Waikato and WELEnergy Trust. The free concert is presented in association with the Hamilton Fringe Festival. Tickets are free but can be reserved at www.eventbrite.co.nz - search Voices of Women; or can be issued at the door. Ticketing is purely for our records of the numbers attending.


Music by Janet Jennings for voices, violin, marimba, piano and percussion.

A free concert of new music/songs composed by internationally-recognised, Hamilton-based composer Janet Jennings. Janet has set to music, using an interesting range of instruments played by local female musicians, words of NZ women - both Maori and non-Maori - that describe women's aspirations for equality and challenges to achieving this. It features voice, marimba, piano, violin and percussion.

The concert will be recorded by SOUNZ as part of the Resound project, and following the public concert, the musicians will spend two days with international recording label, Atoll Records, making a top quality recording for national and international distribution.

Artists include:
Te Ohorere Williams, Stephanie Acraman (University of Waikato), Catrin Johnsson, Noelle Dannenbring, Yoshiko Tsuruta, Maia Dean Martin (University of Waikato), Rachel Thomas, Jayne Tankersley, Maria Mo, Catrin Johnsson, Rachel Fuller, Stephanie Acraman (University of Waikato), Katherine Austin (University of Waikato)

This project is possible due to the generous support of University of Waikato and WELEnergy Trust. The free concert is presented in association with the Hamilton Fringe Festival. Tickets are free but can be reserved at www.eventbrite.co.nz - search Voices of Women; or can be issued at the door. Ticketing is purely for our records of the numbers attending.


November 06, 2020 19:00   ·   Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber, University of Waikato

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra | Poetry & Passion

Concert

Giordano Bellincampi | Conductor
Ingrid Fliter | Piano

Leonie Holmes | New work
Schumann | Piano Concerto
Tchaikovsky | Symphony No.4


Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony opens with a stark fanfare which, Tchaikovsky said, represented ‘Fate, that ominous power’, adding ‘There is no alternative but to submit to Fate’. His friend and patron, Mme von Meck, heard ‘profound, terrifying despair’ in this music. True, but it has also passion, drama and ultimately catharsis.

The superb pianist Ingrid Fliter returns with Schumann’s ineffably poetic concerto, and to open the concert, a new work from the multifaceted Auckland composer, and former APO composer-in-residence, Leonie Holmes.


Giordano Bellincampi | Conductor
Ingrid Fliter | Piano

Leonie Holmes | New work
Schumann | Piano Concerto
Tchaikovsky | Symphony No.4


Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony opens with a stark fanfare which, Tchaikovsky said, represented ‘Fate, that ominous power’, adding ‘There is no alternative but to submit to Fate’. His friend and patron, Mme von Meck, heard ‘profound, terrifying despair’ in this music. True, but it has also passion, drama and ultimately catharsis.

The superb pianist Ingrid Fliter returns with Schumann’s ineffably poetic concerto, and to open the concert, a new work from the multifaceted Auckland composer, and former APO composer-in-residence, Leonie Holmes.


Giordano Bellincampi | Conductor
Ingrid Fliter | Piano

Leonie Holmes | New work
Schumann | Piano Concerto
Tchaikovsky | Symphony No.4


Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony opens with a stark fanfare which, Tchaikovsky said, represented ‘Fate, that ominous power’, adding ‘There is no alternative but to submit to Fate’. His friend and patron, Mme von Meck, heard ‘profound, terrifying despair’ in this music. True, but it has also passion, drama and ultimately catharsis.

The superb pianist Ingrid Fliter returns with Schumann’s ineffably poetic concerto, and to open the concert, a new work from the multifaceted Auckland composer, and former APO composer-in-residence, Leonie Holmes.


November 12, 2020 20:00   ·   Auckland Town Hall

NZSO Shed Series | Kabarett

Concert

Hamish McKeich | conductor

Eisler | Kleine Sinfonie
Simon Eastwood | Quanta
Weill (arr. Bruckner-Ruggerberg) | Suite from Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
Satie (arr. Debussy) | Gymnopédies Nos. 1 & 3
Schreker | Kammersymphonie


The final Shed Series concert of 2020 celebrates some of the weird and wonderful music linked to the flourishing cabaret scene of the 1920s and 30s and which continues to inspire composers and delight audiences today.

Austrian composer Hanns Eisler also worked with Weill, and the concert features his sweeping and engrossing Kleine Sinfonie before New Zealand composer Simon Eastwood’s Quanta.

Kurt Weill is best known for his cabaret-era songs with librettist Bertolt Brecht. His Suite from Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny) is a stunning arrangement by Wilhelm Brückner-Rüggeberg. Rarely performed in New Zealand, it features banjo, bass guitar, saxophone and more, alongside orchestral instruments, to capture the essence of Weill and Brecht’s hit 1930 opera.

Shed Series 2020 concludes with Claude Debussy’s orchestral arrangement of fellow Frenchman Eric Satie’s timeless and hugely influential Gymnopédies Nos. 1 & 3 and Austrian Franz Schreker‘s Kammersymphonie. Written in 1916 Kammersymphonie was ahead of its time and remains a heartfelt and emotive work, anticipating orchestral music’s wide use in film.

Hamish McKeich | conductor

Eisler | Kleine Sinfonie
Simon Eastwood | Quanta
Weill (arr. Bruckner-Ruggerberg) | Suite from Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
Satie (arr. Debussy) | Gymnopédies Nos. 1 & 3
Schreker | Kammersymphonie


The final Shed Series concert of 2020 celebrates some of the weird and wonderful music linked to the flourishing cabaret scene of the 1920s and 30s and which continues to inspire composers and delight audiences today.

Austrian composer Hanns Eisler also worked with Weill, and the concert features his sweeping and engrossing Kleine Sinfonie before New Zealand composer Simon Eastwood’s Quanta.

Kurt Weill is best known for his cabaret-era songs with librettist Bertolt Brecht. His Suite from Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny) is a stunning arrangement by Wilhelm Brückner-Rüggeberg. Rarely performed in New Zealand, it features banjo, bass guitar, saxophone and more, alongside orchestral instruments, to capture the essence of Weill and Brecht’s hit 1930 opera.

Shed Series 2020 concludes with Claude Debussy’s orchestral arrangement of fellow Frenchman Eric Satie’s timeless and hugely influential Gymnopédies Nos. 1 & 3 and Austrian Franz Schreker‘s Kammersymphonie. Written in 1916 Kammersymphonie was ahead of its time and remains a heartfelt and emotive work, anticipating orchestral music’s wide use in film.

Hamish McKeich | conductor

Eisler | Kleine Sinfonie
Simon Eastwood | Quanta
Weill (arr. Bruckner-Ruggerberg) | Suite from Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
Satie (arr. Debussy) | Gymnopédies Nos. 1 & 3
Schreker | Kammersymphonie


The final Shed Series concert of 2020 celebrates some of the weird and wonderful music linked to the flourishing cabaret scene of the 1920s and 30s and which continues to inspire composers and delight audiences today.

Austrian composer Hanns Eisler also worked with Weill, and the concert features his sweeping and engrossing Kleine Sinfonie before New Zealand composer Simon Eastwood’s Quanta.

Kurt Weill is best known for his cabaret-era songs with librettist Bertolt Brecht. His Suite from Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny) is a stunning arrangement by Wilhelm Brückner-Rüggeberg. Rarely performed in New Zealand, it features banjo, bass guitar, saxophone and more, alongside orchestral instruments, to capture the essence of Weill and Brecht’s hit 1930 opera.

Shed Series 2020 concludes with Claude Debussy’s orchestral arrangement of fellow Frenchman Eric Satie’s timeless and hugely influential Gymnopédies Nos. 1 & 3 and Austrian Franz Schreker‘s Kammersymphonie. Written in 1916 Kammersymphonie was ahead of its time and remains a heartfelt and emotive work, anticipating orchestral music’s wide use in film.

November 13, 2020 19:30   ·   Shed 6, Wellington

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | Tūmahana: Exchange

Concert

Juanita Hepi | artistic director
Danny Syme | co-director/head trainer
Hamish Oliver | composer


Tūmahana: Exchange is a bilingual (Te Reo Māori and English) performance that offers a glimpse into a past where generations of our tīpuna and ancestors have made their homes in and around the Ngāi Tahu takiwā of Te Waipounamu.

This all ages performance weaves theatre, aerial and visual arts, acrobatics, Toi Māori and Tāonga Pūoro with orchestral music in collaboration with Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, Christchurch Circus Collective and CSO.


Juanita Hepi | artistic director
Danny Syme | co-director/head trainer
Hamish Oliver | composer


Tūmahana: Exchange is a bilingual (Te Reo Māori and English) performance that offers a glimpse into a past where generations of our tīpuna and ancestors have made their homes in and around the Ngāi Tahu takiwā of Te Waipounamu.

This all ages performance weaves theatre, aerial and visual arts, acrobatics, Toi Māori and Tāonga Pūoro with orchestral music in collaboration with Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, Christchurch Circus Collective and CSO.


Juanita Hepi | artistic director
Danny Syme | co-director/head trainer
Hamish Oliver | composer


Tūmahana: Exchange is a bilingual (Te Reo Māori and English) performance that offers a glimpse into a past where generations of our tīpuna and ancestors have made their homes in and around the Ngāi Tahu takiwā of Te Waipounamu.

This all ages performance weaves theatre, aerial and visual arts, acrobatics, Toi Māori and Tāonga Pūoro with orchestral music in collaboration with Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, Christchurch Circus Collective and CSO.


March 27, 2021 19:30   ·   Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch
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