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From Earth To Sky | A tribute to Jenny McLeod

Concert

A tribute to the late Jenny McLeod and a survey of her Tone Clock pieces for piano.

Also including a world premiere of a piece by Geoffrey Hinds.

RSVP for venue and further details from Geoffrey — geowill4@gmail.com or 630 3267 or 027 422 1294.

— N.B. Seating is limited. —


A tribute to the late Jenny McLeod and a survey of her Tone Clock pieces for piano.

Also including a world premiere of a piece by Geoffrey Hinds.

RSVP for venue and further details from Geoffrey — geowill4@gmail.com or 630 3267 or 027 422 1294.

— N.B. Seating is limited. —


A tribute to the late Jenny McLeod and a survey of her Tone Clock pieces for piano.

Also including a world premiere of a piece by Geoffrey Hinds.

RSVP for venue and further details from Geoffrey — geowill4@gmail.com or 630 3267 or 027 422 1294.

— N.B. Seating is limited. —


February 06, 2023 15:00   ·   Private venue, Auckland

CMNZ | Voices at the End (New Plymouth)

Concert

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
18 February (Hamilton) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 21 February (Auckland) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 25 February (Wellington) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 28 March (Nelson) / 29 March (Christchurch)

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
18 February (Hamilton) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 21 February (Auckland) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 25 February (Wellington) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 28 March (Nelson) / 29 March (Christchurch)

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
18 February (Hamilton) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 21 February (Auckland) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 25 February (Wellington) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 28 March (Nelson) / 29 March (Christchurch)

February 17, 2023 19:30   ·   TSB Showplace, New Plymouth

Music and Memory

Concert

MUSIC & MEMORY

TWO WELLINGTON CONCERTS:

Saturday, February 18th, 2023 at Futuna Chapel, Karori, 2:00pm
Sunday, February 19th, 2023 at Te Ngākau Tapu, Porirua, 2:00pm


Music and Memory is about connecting. It brings together strands from Māori and Pakeha music and craft traditions, from our shared and turbulent colonial history, as we take part in a musical pilgrimage back to the history of the North Island Main Trunk Line. Together we will enjoy, sing, learn about our separate cultures and our present directions, as we walk back to the future. And build anew.

In our concerts, we combine two ancient, pre-colonial traditions of music. Viols and Taonga Pūoro together weaving beautiful sounds, harmony and musical invention with immediate appeal. Taonga Pūoro express in a pure way the relationship of humans to each other and to this unique landscape. A consort of viols weaves lines of melody and harmony, clear in each part. The music connects the times of Shakespeare and pre- colonial Aotearoa with our present. Composers include 21st Century New Zealanders Dame Gillian Whitehead and Ross Harris with 17th Century English composers Orlando Gibbons, William Byrd, & Anthony Holborne.


Admission is free, but space is limited. Booking is ESSENTIAL.

Call 0210 257 4375 or e-mail chant4robert@gmail.com to book.


MUSIC & MEMORY

TWO WELLINGTON CONCERTS:

Saturday, February 18th, 2023 at Futuna Chapel, Karori, 2:00pm
Sunday, February 19th, 2023 at Te Ngākau Tapu, Porirua, 2:00pm


Music and Memory is about connecting. It brings together strands from Māori and Pakeha music and craft traditions, from our shared and turbulent colonial history, as we take part in a musical pilgrimage back to the history of the North Island Main Trunk Line. Together we will enjoy, sing, learn about our separate cultures and our present directions, as we walk back to the future. And build anew.

In our concerts, we combine two ancient, pre-colonial traditions of music. Viols and Taonga Pūoro together weaving beautiful sounds, harmony and musical invention with immediate appeal. Taonga Pūoro express in a pure way the relationship of humans to each other and to this unique landscape. A consort of viols weaves lines of melody and harmony, clear in each part. The music connects the times of Shakespeare and pre- colonial Aotearoa with our present. Composers include 21st Century New Zealanders Dame Gillian Whitehead and Ross Harris with 17th Century English composers Orlando Gibbons, William Byrd, & Anthony Holborne.


Admission is free, but space is limited. Booking is ESSENTIAL.

Call 0210 257 4375 or e-mail chant4robert@gmail.com to book.


February 18, 2023 14:00   ·   Futuna Chapel, Karori, Wellington

CMNZ | Voices at the End (Hamilton)

Concert

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 21 February (Auckland) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 25 February (Wellington) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 28 March (Nelson) / 29 March (Christchurch)

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 21 February (Auckland) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 25 February (Wellington) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 28 March (Nelson) / 29 March (Christchurch)

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 21 February (Auckland) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 25 February (Wellington) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 28 March (Nelson) / 29 March (Christchurch)

February 18, 2023 19:30   ·   Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton

Music and Memory

Concert

MUSIC & MEMORY

TWO WELLINGTON CONCERTS:

Saturday, February 18th, 2023 at Futuna Chapel, Karori, 2:00pm
Sunday, February 19th, 2023 at Te Ngākau Tapu, Porirua, 2:00pm


Music and Memory is about connecting. It brings together strands from Māori and Pakeha music and craft traditions, from our shared and turbulent colonial history, as we take part in a musical pilgrimage back to the history of the North Island Main Trunk Line. Together we will enjoy, sing, learn about our separate cultures and our present directions, as we walk back to the future. And build anew.

In our concerts, we combine two ancient, pre-colonial traditions of music. Viols and Taonga Pūoro together weaving beautiful sounds, harmony and musical invention with immediate appeal. Taonga Pūoro express in a pure way the relationship of humans to each other and to this unique landscape. A consort of viols weaves lines of melody and harmony, clear in each part. The music connects the times of Shakespeare and pre- colonial Aotearoa with our present. Composers include 21st Century New Zealanders Dame Gillian Whitehead and Ross Harris with 17th Century English composers Orlando Gibbons, William Byrd, & Anthony Holborne.


Admission is free, but space is limited. Booking is ESSENTIAL.

Call 0210 257 4375 or e-mail chant4robert@gmail.com to book.


MUSIC & MEMORY

TWO WELLINGTON CONCERTS:

Saturday, February 18th, 2023 at Futuna Chapel, Karori, 2:00pm
Sunday, February 19th, 2023 at Te Ngākau Tapu, Porirua, 2:00pm


Music and Memory is about connecting. It brings together strands from Māori and Pakeha music and craft traditions, from our shared and turbulent colonial history, as we take part in a musical pilgrimage back to the history of the North Island Main Trunk Line. Together we will enjoy, sing, learn about our separate cultures and our present directions, as we walk back to the future. And build anew.

In our concerts, we combine two ancient, pre-colonial traditions of music. Viols and Taonga Pūoro together weaving beautiful sounds, harmony and musical invention with immediate appeal. Taonga Pūoro express in a pure way the relationship of humans to each other and to this unique landscape. A consort of viols weaves lines of melody and harmony, clear in each part. The music connects the times of Shakespeare and pre- colonial Aotearoa with our present. Composers include 21st Century New Zealanders Dame Gillian Whitehead and Ross Harris with 17th Century English composers Orlando Gibbons, William Byrd, & Anthony Holborne.


Admission is free, but space is limited. Booking is ESSENTIAL.

Call 0210 257 4375 or e-mail chant4robert@gmail.com to book.


February 19, 2023 14:00   ·   Te Ngākau Tapu, Porirua

CMNZ | Voices at the End (Hawke's Bay)

Concert

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 18 February (Hamilton) / 21 February (Auckland) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 25 February (Wellington) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 28 March (Nelson) / 29 March (Christchurch)

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 18 February (Hamilton) / 21 February (Auckland) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 25 February (Wellington) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 28 March (Nelson) / 29 March (Christchurch)

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 18 February (Hamilton) / 21 February (Auckland) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 25 February (Wellington) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 28 March (Nelson) / 29 March (Christchurch)

February 20, 2023 19:30   ·   MTG Century Theatre, Napier

CMNZ | Voices at the End (Auckland)

Concert

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 18 February (Hamilton) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 25 February (Wellington) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 28 March (Nelson) / 29 March (Christchurch)

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 18 February (Hamilton) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 25 February (Wellington) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 28 March (Nelson) / 29 March (Christchurch)

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 18 February (Hamilton) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 25 February (Wellington) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 28 March (Nelson) / 29 March (Christchurch)

February 21, 2023 19:30   ·   Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

CMNZ | Voices at the End (Tauranga)

Concert

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 18 February (Hamilton) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 21 February (Auckland) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 25 February (Wellington) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 28 March (Nelson) / 29 March (Christchurch)

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 18 February (Hamilton) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 21 February (Auckland) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 25 February (Wellington) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 28 March (Nelson) / 29 March (Christchurch)

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 18 February (Hamilton) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 21 February (Auckland) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 25 February (Wellington) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 28 March (Nelson) / 29 March (Christchurch)

February 22, 2023 19:30   ·   X Space Baycourt, Tauranga

CMNZ | Voices at the End (Palmerston North)

Concert

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 18 February (Hamilton) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 21 February (Auckland) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 25 February (Wellington) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 28 March (Nelson) / 29 March (Christchurch)

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 18 February (Hamilton) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 21 February (Auckland) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 25 February (Wellington) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 28 March (Nelson) / 29 March (Christchurch)

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 18 February (Hamilton) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 21 February (Auckland) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 25 February (Wellington) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 28 March (Nelson) / 29 March (Christchurch)

February 24, 2023 19:30   ·   Globe Theatre, Palmerston North

CMNZ | Voices at the End (Wellington)

Concert

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 18 February (Hamilton) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 21 February (Auckland) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 28 March (Nelson) / 29 March (Christchurch)

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 18 February (Hamilton) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 21 February (Auckland) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 28 March (Nelson) / 29 March (Christchurch)

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 18 February (Hamilton) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 21 February (Auckland) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 28 March (Nelson) / 29 March (Christchurch)

February 25, 2023 19:30   ·   Public Trust Hall, Wellington

NZTrio | HOMELAND 1: SONGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME (Wellington)

Concert

Nostalgia and melancholy opens 'Homeland 1' with Dvořák’s second piano trio, imbued with his personality and Slavic folk elements. The trip around the globe continues with a set of miniatures by American composer Daniel Temkin, with a chance to pay homage to five 20th-century composers who celebrated folk-music in their masterpieces: Britten, Bartok, Copland, Dutilleux and Ligeti.

The spirit of Aotearoa is reflected in Eve de Castro-Robinson’s newest commission before we enter into the soundscape of the emotional struggles of humankind in Weinberg piano trio – a product of WWII. Even through the stark turbulence, there is a sense of optimism and hope as we wind down with a poignant tune from Dvořák’s Gypsy Songs, telling a story of a mother’s tears, memories and influence – encapsulating the essence of folk-music being passed down through generations.


Additional performances:
Auckland (5 March)
Norsewood (8 March)
Rotorua (10 March)

Nostalgia and melancholy opens 'Homeland 1' with Dvořák’s second piano trio, imbued with his personality and Slavic folk elements. The trip around the globe continues with a set of miniatures by American composer Daniel Temkin, with a chance to pay homage to five 20th-century composers who celebrated folk-music in their masterpieces: Britten, Bartok, Copland, Dutilleux and Ligeti.

The spirit of Aotearoa is reflected in Eve de Castro-Robinson’s newest commission before we enter into the soundscape of the emotional struggles of humankind in Weinberg piano trio – a product of WWII. Even through the stark turbulence, there is a sense of optimism and hope as we wind down with a poignant tune from Dvořák’s Gypsy Songs, telling a story of a mother’s tears, memories and influence – encapsulating the essence of folk-music being passed down through generations.


Additional performances:
Auckland (5 March)
Norsewood (8 March)
Rotorua (10 March)

Nostalgia and melancholy opens 'Homeland 1' with Dvořák’s second piano trio, imbued with his personality and Slavic folk elements. The trip around the globe continues with a set of miniatures by American composer Daniel Temkin, with a chance to pay homage to five 20th-century composers who celebrated folk-music in their masterpieces: Britten, Bartok, Copland, Dutilleux and Ligeti.

The spirit of Aotearoa is reflected in Eve de Castro-Robinson’s newest commission before we enter into the soundscape of the emotional struggles of humankind in Weinberg piano trio – a product of WWII. Even through the stark turbulence, there is a sense of optimism and hope as we wind down with a poignant tune from Dvořák’s Gypsy Songs, telling a story of a mother’s tears, memories and influence – encapsulating the essence of folk-music being passed down through generations.


Additional performances:
Auckland (5 March)
Norsewood (8 March)
Rotorua (10 March)

March 02, 2023 19:00   ·   Public Trust Hall, Wellington

NZTrio | HOMELAND 1: SONGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME (Auckland)

Concert

Nostalgia and melancholy opens 'Homeland 1' with Dvořák’s second piano trio, imbued with his personality and Slavic folk elements. The trip around the globe continues with a set of miniatures by American composer Daniel Temkin, with a chance to pay homage to five 20th-century composers who celebrated folk-music in their masterpieces: Britten, Bartok, Copland, Dutilleux and Ligeti.

The spirit of Aotearoa is reflected in Eve de Castro-Robinson’s newest commission before we enter into the soundscape of the emotional struggles of humankind in Weinberg piano trio – a product of WWII. Even through the stark turbulence, there is a sense of optimism and hope as we wind down with a poignant tune from Dvořák’s Gypsy Songs, telling a story of a mother’s tears, memories and influence – encapsulating the essence of folk-music being passed down through generations.


Additional performances:
Wellington (2 March)
Norsewood (8 March)
Rotorua (10 March)

Nostalgia and melancholy opens 'Homeland 1' with Dvořák’s second piano trio, imbued with his personality and Slavic folk elements. The trip around the globe continues with a set of miniatures by American composer Daniel Temkin, with a chance to pay homage to five 20th-century composers who celebrated folk-music in their masterpieces: Britten, Bartok, Copland, Dutilleux and Ligeti.

The spirit of Aotearoa is reflected in Eve de Castro-Robinson’s newest commission before we enter into the soundscape of the emotional struggles of humankind in Weinberg piano trio – a product of WWII. Even through the stark turbulence, there is a sense of optimism and hope as we wind down with a poignant tune from Dvořák’s Gypsy Songs, telling a story of a mother’s tears, memories and influence – encapsulating the essence of folk-music being passed down through generations.


Additional performances:
Wellington (2 March)
Norsewood (8 March)
Rotorua (10 March)

Nostalgia and melancholy opens 'Homeland 1' with Dvořák’s second piano trio, imbued with his personality and Slavic folk elements. The trip around the globe continues with a set of miniatures by American composer Daniel Temkin, with a chance to pay homage to five 20th-century composers who celebrated folk-music in their masterpieces: Britten, Bartok, Copland, Dutilleux and Ligeti.

The spirit of Aotearoa is reflected in Eve de Castro-Robinson’s newest commission before we enter into the soundscape of the emotional struggles of humankind in Weinberg piano trio – a product of WWII. Even through the stark turbulence, there is a sense of optimism and hope as we wind down with a poignant tune from Dvořák’s Gypsy Songs, telling a story of a mother’s tears, memories and influence – encapsulating the essence of folk-music being passed down through generations.


Additional performances:
Wellington (2 March)
Norsewood (8 March)
Rotorua (10 March)

March 05, 2023 17:00   ·   Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber

NZTrio | HOMELAND 1: SONGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME (Norsewood)

Concert

Nostalgia and melancholy opens 'Homeland 1' with Dvořák’s second piano trio, imbued with his personality and Slavic folk elements. The trip around the globe continues with a set of miniatures by American composer Daniel Temkin, with a chance to pay homage to five 20th-century composers who celebrated folk-music in their masterpieces: Britten, Bartok, Copland, Dutilleux and Ligeti.

The spirit of Aotearoa is reflected in Eve de Castro-Robinson’s newest commission before we enter into the soundscape of the emotional struggles of humankind in Weinberg piano trio – a product of WWII. Even through the stark turbulence, there is a sense of optimism and hope as we wind down with a poignant tune from Dvořák’s Gypsy Songs, telling a story of a mother’s tears, memories and influence – encapsulating the essence of folk-music being passed down through generations.


At The Old Dairy Factory in Norsewood at 7pm, this memorable evening will consist of a concert by the NZTrio and a buffet meal of two courses. Limited numbers only. Ticket price includes a two course buffet by chef Will from the Oruawhao Homestead in Takapau.


Additional performances:
Wellington (2 March)
Auckland (5 March)
Rotorua (10 March)

Nostalgia and melancholy opens 'Homeland 1' with Dvořák’s second piano trio, imbued with his personality and Slavic folk elements. The trip around the globe continues with a set of miniatures by American composer Daniel Temkin, with a chance to pay homage to five 20th-century composers who celebrated folk-music in their masterpieces: Britten, Bartok, Copland, Dutilleux and Ligeti.

The spirit of Aotearoa is reflected in Eve de Castro-Robinson’s newest commission before we enter into the soundscape of the emotional struggles of humankind in Weinberg piano trio – a product of WWII. Even through the stark turbulence, there is a sense of optimism and hope as we wind down with a poignant tune from Dvořák’s Gypsy Songs, telling a story of a mother’s tears, memories and influence – encapsulating the essence of folk-music being passed down through generations.


At The Old Dairy Factory in Norsewood at 7pm, this memorable evening will consist of a concert by the NZTrio and a buffet meal of two courses. Limited numbers only. Ticket price includes a two course buffet by chef Will from the Oruawhao Homestead in Takapau.


Additional performances:
Wellington (2 March)
Auckland (5 March)
Rotorua (10 March)

Nostalgia and melancholy opens 'Homeland 1' with Dvořák’s second piano trio, imbued with his personality and Slavic folk elements. The trip around the globe continues with a set of miniatures by American composer Daniel Temkin, with a chance to pay homage to five 20th-century composers who celebrated folk-music in their masterpieces: Britten, Bartok, Copland, Dutilleux and Ligeti.

The spirit of Aotearoa is reflected in Eve de Castro-Robinson’s newest commission before we enter into the soundscape of the emotional struggles of humankind in Weinberg piano trio – a product of WWII. Even through the stark turbulence, there is a sense of optimism and hope as we wind down with a poignant tune from Dvořák’s Gypsy Songs, telling a story of a mother’s tears, memories and influence – encapsulating the essence of folk-music being passed down through generations.


At The Old Dairy Factory in Norsewood at 7pm, this memorable evening will consist of a concert by the NZTrio and a buffet meal of two courses. Limited numbers only. Ticket price includes a two course buffet by chef Will from the Oruawhao Homestead in Takapau.


Additional performances:
Wellington (2 March)
Auckland (5 March)
Rotorua (10 March)

March 08, 2023 18:30   ·   The Old Dairy Factory, Norsewood

NZTrio | HOMELAND 1: SONGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME (Rotorua)

Concert

Nostalgia and melancholy opens 'Homeland 1' with Dvořák’s second piano trio, imbued with his personality and Slavic folk elements. The trip around the globe continues with a set of miniatures by American composer Daniel Temkin, with a chance to pay homage to five 20th-century composers who celebrated folk-music in their masterpieces: Britten, Bartok, Copland, Dutilleux and Ligeti.

The spirit of Aotearoa is reflected in Eve de Castro-Robinson’s newest commission before we enter into the soundscape of the emotional struggles of humankind in Weinberg piano trio – a product of WWII. Even through the stark turbulence, there is a sense of optimism and hope as we wind down with a poignant tune from Dvořák’s Gypsy Songs, telling a story of a mother’s tears, memories and influence – encapsulating the essence of folk-music being passed down through generations.


Additional performances:
Wellington (2 March)
Auckland (5 March)
Norsewood (8 March)

Nostalgia and melancholy opens 'Homeland 1' with Dvořák’s second piano trio, imbued with his personality and Slavic folk elements. The trip around the globe continues with a set of miniatures by American composer Daniel Temkin, with a chance to pay homage to five 20th-century composers who celebrated folk-music in their masterpieces: Britten, Bartok, Copland, Dutilleux and Ligeti.

The spirit of Aotearoa is reflected in Eve de Castro-Robinson’s newest commission before we enter into the soundscape of the emotional struggles of humankind in Weinberg piano trio – a product of WWII. Even through the stark turbulence, there is a sense of optimism and hope as we wind down with a poignant tune from Dvořák’s Gypsy Songs, telling a story of a mother’s tears, memories and influence – encapsulating the essence of folk-music being passed down through generations.


Additional performances:
Wellington (2 March)
Auckland (5 March)
Norsewood (8 March)

Nostalgia and melancholy opens 'Homeland 1' with Dvořák’s second piano trio, imbued with his personality and Slavic folk elements. The trip around the globe continues with a set of miniatures by American composer Daniel Temkin, with a chance to pay homage to five 20th-century composers who celebrated folk-music in their masterpieces: Britten, Bartok, Copland, Dutilleux and Ligeti.

The spirit of Aotearoa is reflected in Eve de Castro-Robinson’s newest commission before we enter into the soundscape of the emotional struggles of humankind in Weinberg piano trio – a product of WWII. Even through the stark turbulence, there is a sense of optimism and hope as we wind down with a poignant tune from Dvořák’s Gypsy Songs, telling a story of a mother’s tears, memories and influence – encapsulating the essence of folk-music being passed down through generations.


Additional performances:
Wellington (2 March)
Auckland (5 March)
Norsewood (8 March)

March 10, 2023 19:00   ·   Concert Chamber, Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, Rotorua

Auckland Arts Festival | Requiem

Concert

Conductor Vincent Hardaker
Tenor Simon O’Neill
Soprano Jayne Tankersley
Choirmaster David Squire
Luminata Voices Women’s Chamber Choir

Taonga Puoro Maianginui

Ruby Solly Ātahu
Debussy Nocturnes
Mahler Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
Victoria Kelly Requiem


What does it mean to be alive, knowing that life is finite?

Award-winning composer Victoria Kelly elevates one of the most ancient musical forms, the Requiem, and takes it to new secular and spiritual heights.

Premiering alongside a new composition for taonga puoro and orchestra by Ruby Solly, and featuring the magnificent voices of Simon O’Neill and Jayne Tankersley, Kelly’s exquisite work is poignantly shaped around poetry by Bill Manhire, Sam Hunt, Chloe Honum, Ian Wedde and James K Baxter, and inspired by the visual language of acclaimed photographer, Anne Noble.

Originally scheduled for 2022, Auckland Arts Festival is now proud to present the world premiere of Requiem in March 2023.


Conductor Vincent Hardaker
Tenor Simon O’Neill
Soprano Jayne Tankersley
Choirmaster David Squire
Luminata Voices Women’s Chamber Choir

Taonga Puoro Maianginui

Ruby Solly Ātahu
Debussy Nocturnes
Mahler Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
Victoria Kelly Requiem


What does it mean to be alive, knowing that life is finite?

Award-winning composer Victoria Kelly elevates one of the most ancient musical forms, the Requiem, and takes it to new secular and spiritual heights.

Premiering alongside a new composition for taonga puoro and orchestra by Ruby Solly, and featuring the magnificent voices of Simon O’Neill and Jayne Tankersley, Kelly’s exquisite work is poignantly shaped around poetry by Bill Manhire, Sam Hunt, Chloe Honum, Ian Wedde and James K Baxter, and inspired by the visual language of acclaimed photographer, Anne Noble.

Originally scheduled for 2022, Auckland Arts Festival is now proud to present the world premiere of Requiem in March 2023.


Conductor Vincent Hardaker
Tenor Simon O’Neill
Soprano Jayne Tankersley
Choirmaster David Squire
Luminata Voices Women’s Chamber Choir

Taonga Puoro Maianginui

Ruby Solly Ātahu
Debussy Nocturnes
Mahler Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
Victoria Kelly Requiem


What does it mean to be alive, knowing that life is finite?

Award-winning composer Victoria Kelly elevates one of the most ancient musical forms, the Requiem, and takes it to new secular and spiritual heights.

Premiering alongside a new composition for taonga puoro and orchestra by Ruby Solly, and featuring the magnificent voices of Simon O’Neill and Jayne Tankersley, Kelly’s exquisite work is poignantly shaped around poetry by Bill Manhire, Sam Hunt, Chloe Honum, Ian Wedde and James K Baxter, and inspired by the visual language of acclaimed photographer, Anne Noble.

Originally scheduled for 2022, Auckland Arts Festival is now proud to present the world premiere of Requiem in March 2023.


March 11, 2023 19:30   ·   Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

The Unruly Tourists are back! (this time on the stage)

Theatre

After a pandemic-forced rescheduling, New Zealand Opera is at last preparing to stage a highly anticipated new opera comedy based on the real-life case of the “unruly tourists” who “terrorised” parts of New Zealand in 2019, making international headlines and landing the visitors in local courtrooms.

Tickets for the originally scheduled production were in high demand by intrigued Kiwis, and New Zealand Opera anticipates interest has remained high. Originally scheduled to debut earlier this year, The Unruly Tourists will now be part of the 2023 Auckland Arts Festival, with performances on 22-26 March 2023.

In one of many firsts, New Zealand Opera’s General Director, Thomas de Mallet Burgess, commissioned Livi Reihana and Amanda Kennedy from the comedy duo The Fan Brigade to work with composer Luke Di Somma to develop the opera. De Mallet Burgess will also direct the production, designed by Tracy Grant Lord.

This production, a fictionalised retelling of events, is a comedy that deals with issues of identity, group-think, and the media. It will challenge the traditional parameters of opera and reflect current social issues. It is calculated to appeal to a wider audience – moving away, in this instance, from more familiar or conventional, oft-staged material.

The Unruly Tourists revisits a now-famous episode involving badly behaved tourists from the UK who were eventually deported from Aotearoa New Zealand, leaving a trail of rubbish and ill will. As the opera will explore, the family’s refusal to conform to local social norms sparked outrage and a public frenzy. Our obsessed nation came together in a rare show of solidarity, ensuring the tourists remained front page news for weeks. The Unruly Tourists follows one journalist whose own journey intertwines with the events and the national obsession.

Indeed, a couple of our most well-known journalists weighed in when The Unruly Tourists was initially put on the calendar: Heather du Plessis Allan said she would “happily relive a summer of the unruly tourists”, and Jack Tame possibly spoke for many newbie opera-goers when he wrote, “That is a piece of commissioning genius. Forget stuffy 17th and 18th century pieces in foreign languages, I want something fresh!”

Thomas de Mallet Burgess says, “New Zealand Opera is proud to be working alongside Auckland Arts Festival to present the world premiere of a New Zealand opera. A festival is the ideal place to experiment, and this is exactly what we have done in The Unruly Tourists with our choice of writers and composer, with the narrative themes, with the hybrid musical theatre and opera cast, and with completely re-imagining the layout of the Bruce Mason Theatre for an immersive experience.

“When the production was first announced it caused a huge stir, and we know audiences have been eager to see how such a story is staged. The answer may well be – with a lot of rubbish.

“It is an exciting time in the world of opera to be able to present a modern opera comedy that is broadly appealing, entertaining, and thought-provoking. Challenging some of the conventions and boundaries of the form and inviting in new audiences who perhaps thought opera wasn’t for them is thrilling.”

Shona McCullagh, Artistic Director of Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki / Auckland Arts Festival says, “We are so excited to co-present this unbelievable yet based on a true story production, which is finally coming to the much loved and plot-appropriate Takapuna stage. As one of New Zealand’s leading commissioners and presenters of great new work, AAF loves helping artists and companies push artistic boundaries. We saw very strong interest in this comedic production when it was announced in our 2022 line up and I’d suggest booking a ticket very soon – as it’s bound to be a sell-out Festival highlight”.

Presented by New Zealand Opera and Auckland Arts Festival at the Bruce Mason Centre, in Takapuna where it all started, The Unruly Tourists breaks opera stereotypes and promises to spark conversation and reflection long after the curtain goes down.

Though this is a fictionalised depiction, New Zealand Opera is mindful of being respectful of everyone involved in the events being retold, and is working with bi-cultural and traveller-community consultants to ensure this is the case.

About the production:
What: NZ Opera and Auckland Arts Festival presents The Unruly Tourists
When: 22-26 March 2023
Where: Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland
Tickets:
https://nzopera.com/the-unruly-tourists-2023/

Cast:
Tayla Alexander
Ebony Andrew
Morag Atchison
Sid Chand
Byron Coll
Andrew Grainger
Georgia Jamieson Emms
Catrin Johnsson
William Kelly
Matthew Kereama
Alex Matangi
Chris McRae
Bryony Skillington
Robert Tucker
Jennifer Ward-Lealand

Creative team:
Composer: Luke Di Somma
Libretto: The Fan Brigade (Livi Reihana and Amanda Kennedy)
Director: Thomas de Mallet Burgess
Music Director: Luke Di Somma
Designer: Tracy Grant Lord
Lighting Designer: Matthew Marshall
Assistant Director/Movement Director: Megan Adams
Dramaturg: Riley Spadaro
Principal Répétiteur: Ben Kubiak
Assistant Movement Director: Emma Broad
Accent Coach: Perry Piercy
Tikanga and Cultural Advisor: Mikaere Paki (Ngāti Apa, Ngā Wairiki, Tūwharetoa, Irish, Ngāti Kauwhata, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tahu, Tūmatakōkiri, Ngāti Poua, Welsh)
Cultural Advisor: Mary Bourke

After a pandemic-forced rescheduling, New Zealand Opera is at last preparing to stage a highly anticipated new opera comedy based on the real-life case of the “unruly tourists” who “terrorised” parts of New Zealand in 2019, making international headlines and landing the visitors in local courtrooms.

Tickets for the originally scheduled production were in high demand by intrigued Kiwis, and New Zealand Opera anticipates interest has remained high. Originally scheduled to debut earlier this year, The Unruly Tourists will now be part of the 2023 Auckland Arts Festival, with performances on 22-26 March 2023.

In one of many firsts, New Zealand Opera’s General Director, Thomas de Mallet Burgess, commissioned Livi Reihana and Amanda Kennedy from the comedy duo The Fan Brigade to work with composer Luke Di Somma to develop the opera. De Mallet Burgess will also direct the production, designed by Tracy Grant Lord.

This production, a fictionalised retelling of events, is a comedy that deals with issues of identity, group-think, and the media. It will challenge the traditional parameters of opera and reflect current social issues. It is calculated to appeal to a wider audience – moving away, in this instance, from more familiar or conventional, oft-staged material.

The Unruly Tourists revisits a now-famous episode involving badly behaved tourists from the UK who were eventually deported from Aotearoa New Zealand, leaving a trail of rubbish and ill will. As the opera will explore, the family’s refusal to conform to local social norms sparked outrage and a public frenzy. Our obsessed nation came together in a rare show of solidarity, ensuring the tourists remained front page news for weeks. The Unruly Tourists follows one journalist whose own journey intertwines with the events and the national obsession.

Indeed, a couple of our most well-known journalists weighed in when The Unruly Tourists was initially put on the calendar: Heather du Plessis Allan said she would “happily relive a summer of the unruly tourists”, and Jack Tame possibly spoke for many newbie opera-goers when he wrote, “That is a piece of commissioning genius. Forget stuffy 17th and 18th century pieces in foreign languages, I want something fresh!”

Thomas de Mallet Burgess says, “New Zealand Opera is proud to be working alongside Auckland Arts Festival to present the world premiere of a New Zealand opera. A festival is the ideal place to experiment, and this is exactly what we have done in The Unruly Tourists with our choice of writers and composer, with the narrative themes, with the hybrid musical theatre and opera cast, and with completely re-imagining the layout of the Bruce Mason Theatre for an immersive experience.

“When the production was first announced it caused a huge stir, and we know audiences have been eager to see how such a story is staged. The answer may well be – with a lot of rubbish.

“It is an exciting time in the world of opera to be able to present a modern opera comedy that is broadly appealing, entertaining, and thought-provoking. Challenging some of the conventions and boundaries of the form and inviting in new audiences who perhaps thought opera wasn’t for them is thrilling.”

Shona McCullagh, Artistic Director of Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki / Auckland Arts Festival says, “We are so excited to co-present this unbelievable yet based on a true story production, which is finally coming to the much loved and plot-appropriate Takapuna stage. As one of New Zealand’s leading commissioners and presenters of great new work, AAF loves helping artists and companies push artistic boundaries. We saw very strong interest in this comedic production when it was announced in our 2022 line up and I’d suggest booking a ticket very soon – as it’s bound to be a sell-out Festival highlight”.

Presented by New Zealand Opera and Auckland Arts Festival at the Bruce Mason Centre, in Takapuna where it all started, The Unruly Tourists breaks opera stereotypes and promises to spark conversation and reflection long after the curtain goes down.

Though this is a fictionalised depiction, New Zealand Opera is mindful of being respectful of everyone involved in the events being retold, and is working with bi-cultural and traveller-community consultants to ensure this is the case.

About the production:
What: NZ Opera and Auckland Arts Festival presents The Unruly Tourists
When: 22-26 March 2023
Where: Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland
Tickets: https://nzopera.com/the-unruly-tourists-2023/

Cast:
Tayla Alexander
Ebony Andrew
Morag Atchison
Sid Chand
Byron Coll
Andrew Grainger
Georgia Jamieson Emms
Catrin Johnsson
William Kelly
Matthew Kereama
Alex Matangi
Chris McRae
Bryony Skillington
Robert Tucker
Jennifer Ward-Lealand

Creative team:
Composer: Luke Di Somma
Libretto: The Fan Brigade (Livi Reihana and Amanda Kennedy)
Director: Thomas de Mallet Burgess
Music Director: Luke Di Somma
Designer: Tracy Grant Lord
Lighting Designer: Matthew Marshall
Assistant Director/Movement Director: Megan Adams
Dramaturg: Riley Spadaro
Principal Répétiteur: Ben Kubiak
Assistant Movement Director: Emma Broad
Accent Coach: Perry Piercy
Tikanga and Cultural Advisor: Mikaere Paki (Ngāti Apa, Ngā Wairiki, Tūwharetoa, Irish, Ngāti Kauwhata, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tahu, Tūmatakōkiri, Ngāti Poua, Welsh)
Cultural Advisor: Mary Bourke

After a pandemic-forced rescheduling, New Zealand Opera is at last preparing to stage a highly anticipated new opera comedy based on the real-life case of the “unruly tourists” who “terrorised” parts of New Zealand in 2019, making international headlines and landing the visitors in local courtrooms.

Tickets for the originally scheduled production were in high demand by intrigued Kiwis, and New Zealand Opera anticipates interest has remained high. Originally scheduled to debut earlier this year, The Unruly Tourists will now be part of the 2023 Auckland Arts Festival, with performances on 22-26 March 2023.

In one of many firsts, New Zealand Opera’s General Director, Thomas de Mallet Burgess, commissioned Livi Reihana and Amanda Kennedy from the comedy duo The Fan Brigade to work with composer Luke Di Somma to develop the opera. De Mallet Burgess will also direct the production, designed by Tracy Grant Lord.

This production, a fictionalised retelling of events, is a comedy that deals with issues of identity, group-think, and the media. It will challenge the traditional parameters of opera and reflect current social issues. It is calculated to appeal to a wider audience – moving away, in this instance, from more familiar or conventional, oft-staged material.

The Unruly Tourists revisits a now-famous episode involving badly behaved tourists from the UK who were eventually deported from Aotearoa New Zealand, leaving a trail of rubbish and ill will. As the opera will explore, the family’s refusal to conform to local social norms sparked outrage and a public frenzy. Our obsessed nation came together in a rare show of solidarity, ensuring the tourists remained front page news for weeks. The Unruly Tourists follows one journalist whose own journey intertwines with the events and the national obsession.

Indeed, a couple of our most well-known journalists weighed in when The Unruly Tourists was initially put on the calendar: Heather du Plessis Allan said she would “happily relive a summer of the unruly tourists”, and Jack Tame possibly spoke for many newbie opera-goers when he wrote, “That is a piece of commissioning genius. Forget stuffy 17th and 18th century pieces in foreign languages, I want something fresh!”

Thomas de Mallet Burgess says, “New Zealand Opera is proud to be working alongside Auckland Arts Festival to present the world premiere of a New Zealand opera. A festival is the ideal place to experiment, and this is exactly what we have done in The Unruly Tourists with our choice of writers and composer, with the narrative themes, with the hybrid musical theatre and opera cast, and with completely re-imagining the layout of the Bruce Mason Theatre for an immersive experience.

“When the production was first announced it caused a huge stir, and we know audiences have been eager to see how such a story is staged. The answer may well be – with a lot of rubbish.

“It is an exciting time in the world of opera to be able to present a modern opera comedy that is broadly appealing, entertaining, and thought-provoking. Challenging some of the conventions and boundaries of the form and inviting in new audiences who perhaps thought opera wasn’t for them is thrilling.”

Shona McCullagh, Artistic Director of Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki / Auckland Arts Festival says, “We are so excited to co-present this unbelievable yet based on a true story production, which is finally coming to the much loved and plot-appropriate Takapuna stage. As one of New Zealand’s leading commissioners and presenters of great new work, AAF loves helping artists and companies push artistic boundaries. We saw very strong interest in this comedic production when it was announced in our 2022 line up and I’d suggest booking a ticket very soon – as it’s bound to be a sell-out Festival highlight”.

Presented by New Zealand Opera and Auckland Arts Festival at the Bruce Mason Centre, in Takapuna where it all started, The Unruly Tourists breaks opera stereotypes and promises to spark conversation and reflection long after the curtain goes down.

Though this is a fictionalised depiction, New Zealand Opera is mindful of being respectful of everyone involved in the events being retold, and is working with bi-cultural and traveller-community consultants to ensure this is the case.

About the production:
What: NZ Opera and Auckland Arts Festival presents The Unruly Tourists
When: 22-26 March 2023
Where: Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland
Tickets: https://nzopera.com/the-unruly-tourists-2023/

Cast:
Tayla Alexander
Ebony Andrew
Morag Atchison
Sid Chand
Byron Coll
Andrew Grainger
Georgia Jamieson Emms
Catrin Johnsson
William Kelly
Matthew Kereama
Alex Matangi
Chris McRae
Bryony Skillington
Robert Tucker
Jennifer Ward-Lealand

Creative team:
Composer: Luke Di Somma
Libretto: The Fan Brigade (Livi Reihana and Amanda Kennedy)
Director: Thomas de Mallet Burgess
Music Director: Luke Di Somma
Designer: Tracy Grant Lord
Lighting Designer: Matthew Marshall
Assistant Director/Movement Director: Megan Adams
Dramaturg: Riley Spadaro
Principal Répétiteur: Ben Kubiak
Assistant Movement Director: Emma Broad
Accent Coach: Perry Piercy
Tikanga and Cultural Advisor: Mikaere Paki (Ngāti Apa, Ngā Wairiki, Tūwharetoa, Irish, Ngāti Kauwhata, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tahu, Tūmatakōkiri, Ngāti Poua, Welsh)
Cultural Advisor: Mary Bourke

March 22, 2023 20:00 — March 26, 2023 22:00   ·   Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland

CMNZ | Voices at the End (Invercargill)

Concert

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 18 February (Hamilton) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 21 February (Auckland) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 25 February (Wellington) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 28 March (Nelson) / 29 March (Christchurch)

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 18 February (Hamilton) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 21 February (Auckland) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 25 February (Wellington) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 28 March (Nelson) / 29 March (Christchurch)

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 18 February (Hamilton) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 21 February (Auckland) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 25 February (Wellington) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 28 March (Nelson) / 29 March (Christchurch)

March 24, 2023 19:30   ·   Civic Theatre, Invercargill

CMNZ | Voices at the End (Dunedin)

Concert

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 18 February (Hamilton) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 21 February (Auckland) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 25 February (Wellington) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 28 March (Nelson) / 29 March (Christchurch)

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 18 February (Hamilton) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 21 February (Auckland) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 25 February (Wellington) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 28 March (Nelson) / 29 March (Christchurch)

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 18 February (Hamilton) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 21 February (Auckland) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 25 February (Wellington) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 28 March (Nelson) / 29 March (Christchurch)

March 25, 2023 19:30   ·   Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin

CMNZ | Voices at the End (Nelson)

Concert

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 18 February (Hamilton) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 21 February (Auckland) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 25 February (Wellington) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 29 March (Christchurch)

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 18 February (Hamilton) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 21 February (Auckland) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 25 February (Wellington) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 29 March (Christchurch)

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 18 February (Hamilton) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 21 February (Auckland) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 25 February (Wellington) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 29 March (Christchurch)

March 28, 2023 19:30   ·   Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, Nelson

CMNZ | Voices at the End (Christchurch)

Concert

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 18 February (Hamilton) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 21 February (Auckland) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 25 February (Wellington) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 28 March (Nelson)

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 18 February (Hamilton) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 21 February (Auckland) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 25 February (Wellington) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 28 March (Nelson)

Michael Houstoun Piano
John Psathas Composer

John Psathas Second-Hand Time (world premiere)
John Psathas Voices at the End


Following the stunning world premiere at the 2021 Auckland Festival of the Arts, John Psathas has created a new Voices at the End (originally for six pianos) for solo pianist, an epic cinematic audio soundtrack, and a brand-new full-length synchronised film that weaves in around the music. Voices at the End was inspired by the film Planetary by author and environmental activist Joanna Macy.

In his latest work, Second-Hand Time, Psathas explores an entirely new format by combining the emotional power and excitement of virtuosic musical performance with a pre-recorded cinematic audio soundtrack (drawn from real and electronic worlds). He integrates these with synchronized projected text that delivers social commentary on current and crucial issues, such as runaway economic models and their impact on society, education, climate change, current life and culture, and the future prospects of the human race.

Second-Hand Time draws from the documentary work of Adam Curtis, and the writings of Henry Giroux, Brad Evans, Svetlana Alexievich, and Noam Chomsky.

John Psathas will be giving a pre-concert talk before each performance.



Additional performances:
17 February (New Plymouth) / 18 February (Hamilton) / 20 February (Hawke's Bay) / 21 February (Auckland) / 22 February (Tauranga) / 24 February (Palmerston North) / 25 February (Wellington) / 24 March (Invercargill) / 25 March (Dunedin) / 28 March (Nelson)

March 29, 2023 19:30   ·   The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, Christchurch

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | Appalachian Dream

Concert

Benjamin Northey Chief Conductor
Thomas Eves Trumpet

Salina Fisher Dream 6
Hummel Trumpet Concerto
Salina Fisher Kingfisher
Copland Appalachian Spring


Christchurch-born composer Salina Fisher’s early career has brimmed with awards and commissions. Two of her colourful and gestural works feature here: Dream 6, based on material from Douglas Lilburn’s Nine Short Pieces for Piano, and Kingfisher, inspired by the poem of the same name by Robert Macfarlane.

Hummel was a pupil of Haydn, eventually succeeding his teacher in the Court of Prince Esterházy. He wrote his Trumpet Concerto for Anton Weidinger, virtuoso of the freshly-minted keyed trumpet. Our very own Principal Trumpet Thomas Eves will present this sparkling tour de force.

Aaron Copland was committed to finding a distinctive American musical voice, and has an immediately endearing melodic style. Appalachian Spring began as music for his friend Martha Graham’s ballet troupe in 1944, with the recognisable Shaker tune “Simple Gifts.” Decades later he turned it into the 13-piece chamber version that features here.


Additional performances:
1 Apr 2023 7:00 pm

Benjamin Northey Chief Conductor
Thomas Eves Trumpet

Salina Fisher Dream 6
Hummel Trumpet Concerto
Salina Fisher Kingfisher
Copland Appalachian Spring


Christchurch-born composer Salina Fisher’s early career has brimmed with awards and commissions. Two of her colourful and gestural works feature here: Dream 6, based on material from Douglas Lilburn’s Nine Short Pieces for Piano, and Kingfisher, inspired by the poem of the same name by Robert Macfarlane.

Hummel was a pupil of Haydn, eventually succeeding his teacher in the Court of Prince Esterházy. He wrote his Trumpet Concerto for Anton Weidinger, virtuoso of the freshly-minted keyed trumpet. Our very own Principal Trumpet Thomas Eves will present this sparkling tour de force.

Aaron Copland was committed to finding a distinctive American musical voice, and has an immediately endearing melodic style. Appalachian Spring began as music for his friend Martha Graham’s ballet troupe in 1944, with the recognisable Shaker tune “Simple Gifts.” Decades later he turned it into the 13-piece chamber version that features here.


Additional performances:
1 Apr 2023 7:00 pm

Benjamin Northey Chief Conductor
Thomas Eves Trumpet

Salina Fisher Dream 6
Hummel Trumpet Concerto
Salina Fisher Kingfisher
Copland Appalachian Spring


Christchurch-born composer Salina Fisher’s early career has brimmed with awards and commissions. Two of her colourful and gestural works feature here: Dream 6, based on material from Douglas Lilburn’s Nine Short Pieces for Piano, and Kingfisher, inspired by the poem of the same name by Robert Macfarlane.

Hummel was a pupil of Haydn, eventually succeeding his teacher in the Court of Prince Esterházy. He wrote his Trumpet Concerto for Anton Weidinger, virtuoso of the freshly-minted keyed trumpet. Our very own Principal Trumpet Thomas Eves will present this sparkling tour de force.

Aaron Copland was committed to finding a distinctive American musical voice, and has an immediately endearing melodic style. Appalachian Spring began as music for his friend Martha Graham’s ballet troupe in 1944, with the recognisable Shaker tune “Simple Gifts.” Decades later he turned it into the 13-piece chamber version that features here.


Additional performances:
1 Apr 2023 7:00 pm

March 31, 2023 19:00   ·   The Piano, Christchurch

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | Appalachian Dream

Concert

Benjamin Northey Chief Conductor
Thomas Eves Trumpet

Salina Fisher Dream 6
Hummel Trumpet Concerto
Salina Fisher Kingfisher
Copland Appalachian Spring


Christchurch-born composer Salina Fisher’s early career has brimmed with awards and commissions. Two of her colourful and gestural works feature here: Dream 6, based on material from Douglas Lilburn’s Nine Short Pieces for Piano, and Kingfisher, inspired by the poem of the same name by Robert Macfarlane.

Hummel was a pupil of Haydn, eventually succeeding his teacher in the Court of Prince Esterházy. He wrote his Trumpet Concerto for Anton Weidinger, virtuoso of the freshly-minted keyed trumpet. Our very own Principal Trumpet Thomas Eves will present this sparkling tour de force.

Aaron Copland was committed to finding a distinctive American musical voice, and has an immediately endearing melodic style. Appalachian Spring began as music for his friend Martha Graham’s ballet troupe in 1944, with the recognisable Shaker tune “Simple Gifts.” Decades later he turned it into the 13-piece chamber version that features here.


Additional performances:
31 Mar 2023 7:00 pm

Benjamin Northey Chief Conductor
Thomas Eves Trumpet

Salina Fisher Dream 6
Hummel Trumpet Concerto
Salina Fisher Kingfisher
Copland Appalachian Spring


Christchurch-born composer Salina Fisher’s early career has brimmed with awards and commissions. Two of her colourful and gestural works feature here: Dream 6, based on material from Douglas Lilburn’s Nine Short Pieces for Piano, and Kingfisher, inspired by the poem of the same name by Robert Macfarlane.

Hummel was a pupil of Haydn, eventually succeeding his teacher in the Court of Prince Esterházy. He wrote his Trumpet Concerto for Anton Weidinger, virtuoso of the freshly-minted keyed trumpet. Our very own Principal Trumpet Thomas Eves will present this sparkling tour de force.

Aaron Copland was committed to finding a distinctive American musical voice, and has an immediately endearing melodic style. Appalachian Spring began as music for his friend Martha Graham’s ballet troupe in 1944, with the recognisable Shaker tune “Simple Gifts.” Decades later he turned it into the 13-piece chamber version that features here.


Additional performances:
31 Mar 2023 7:00 pm

Benjamin Northey Chief Conductor
Thomas Eves Trumpet

Salina Fisher Dream 6
Hummel Trumpet Concerto
Salina Fisher Kingfisher
Copland Appalachian Spring


Christchurch-born composer Salina Fisher’s early career has brimmed with awards and commissions. Two of her colourful and gestural works feature here: Dream 6, based on material from Douglas Lilburn’s Nine Short Pieces for Piano, and Kingfisher, inspired by the poem of the same name by Robert Macfarlane.

Hummel was a pupil of Haydn, eventually succeeding his teacher in the Court of Prince Esterházy. He wrote his Trumpet Concerto for Anton Weidinger, virtuoso of the freshly-minted keyed trumpet. Our very own Principal Trumpet Thomas Eves will present this sparkling tour de force.

Aaron Copland was committed to finding a distinctive American musical voice, and has an immediately endearing melodic style. Appalachian Spring began as music for his friend Martha Graham’s ballet troupe in 1944, with the recognisable Shaker tune “Simple Gifts.” Decades later he turned it into the 13-piece chamber version that features here.


Additional performances:
31 Mar 2023 7:00 pm

April 01, 2023 19:00   ·   The Piano, Christchurch

CMNZ | Les Voisins (Whangārei)

Concert

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

A journey into French music through the ages

A journey into French music through the ages: from the intensely emotional world of Baroque, including New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s own response, through to the vibrant colours of Ravel’s impressionism, and into the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stéphane Grappelli, with the Hot Club de France.


Additional performances:
16 April (Kerikeri) / 20 April (Wanaka) / 27 April (Rotorua) / 29 April (Warkworth) / 30 April (Waikanae) / 2 May (Whanganui) / 3 May (Lower Hutt) / 5 May (Motueka) / 7 May (Wellington)

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

A journey into French music through the ages

A journey into French music through the ages: from the intensely emotional world of Baroque, including New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s own response, through to the vibrant colours of Ravel’s impressionism, and into the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stéphane Grappelli, with the Hot Club de France.


Additional performances:
16 April (Kerikeri) / 20 April (Wanaka) / 27 April (Rotorua) / 29 April (Warkworth) / 30 April (Waikanae) / 2 May (Whanganui) / 3 May (Lower Hutt) / 5 May (Motueka) / 7 May (Wellington)

April 15, 2023 14:30   ·   Old Library Building Arts Centre, Whangārei

CMNZ | Les Voisins (Kerikeri)

Concert

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

A journey into French music through the ages

A journey into French music through the ages: from the intensely emotional world of Baroque, including New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s own response, through to the vibrant colours of Ravel’s impressionism, and into the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stéphane Grappelli, with the Hot Club de France.


Additional performances:
15 April (Whangārei) / 20 April (Wanaka) / 27 April (Rotorua) / 29 April (Warkworth) / 30 April (Waikanae) / 2 May (Whanganui) / 3 May (Lower Hutt) / 5 May (Motueka) / 7 May (Wellington)

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

A journey into French music through the ages

A journey into French music through the ages: from the intensely emotional world of Baroque, including New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s own response, through to the vibrant colours of Ravel’s impressionism, and into the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stéphane Grappelli, with the Hot Club de France.


Additional performances:
15 April (Whangārei) / 20 April (Wanaka) / 27 April (Rotorua) / 29 April (Warkworth) / 30 April (Waikanae) / 2 May (Whanganui) / 3 May (Lower Hutt) / 5 May (Motueka) / 7 May (Wellington)

April 16, 2023 16:00   ·   Cornerstone - Whare Karakia o Manako, Kerikeri

CMNZ | Les Voisins (Wānaka)

Concert

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

A journey into French music through the ages

A journey into French music through the ages: from the intensely emotional world of Baroque, including New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s own response, through to the vibrant colours of Ravel’s impressionism, and into the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stéphane Grappelli, with the Hot Club de France.


Additional performances:
15 April (Whangārei) / 16 April (Kerikeri) / 27 April (Rotorua) / 29 April (Warkworth) / 30 April (Waikanae) / 2 May (Whanganui) / 3 May (Lower Hutt) / 5 May (Motueka) / 7 May (Wellington)

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

A journey into French music through the ages

A journey into French music through the ages: from the intensely emotional world of Baroque, including New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s own response, through to the vibrant colours of Ravel’s impressionism, and into the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stéphane Grappelli, with the Hot Club de France.


Additional performances:
15 April (Whangārei) / 16 April (Kerikeri) / 27 April (Rotorua) / 29 April (Warkworth) / 30 April (Waikanae) / 2 May (Whanganui) / 3 May (Lower Hutt) / 5 May (Motueka) / 7 May (Wellington)

April 20, 2023 19:30   ·   Lake Wānaka Centre, Wānaka

CMNZ | Les Voisins (Rotorua)

Concert

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

A journey into French music through the ages

A journey into French music through the ages: from the intensely emotional world of Baroque, including New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s own response, through to the vibrant colours of Ravel’s impressionism, and into the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stéphane Grappelli, with the Hot Club de France.


Additional performances:
15 April (Whangārei) / 16 April (Kerikeri) / 20 April (Wanaka) / 29 April (Warkworth) / 30 April (Waikanae) / 2 May (Whanganui) / 3 May (Lower Hutt) / 5 May (Motueka) / 7 May (Wellington)

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

A journey into French music through the ages

A journey into French music through the ages: from the intensely emotional world of Baroque, including New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s own response, through to the vibrant colours of Ravel’s impressionism, and into the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stéphane Grappelli, with the Hot Club de France.


Additional performances:
15 April (Whangārei) / 16 April (Kerikeri) / 20 April (Wanaka) / 29 April (Warkworth) / 30 April (Waikanae) / 2 May (Whanganui) / 3 May (Lower Hutt) / 5 May (Motueka) / 7 May (Wellington)

April 27, 2023 19:30   ·   (To Be Confirmed), Rotorua

CMNZ | Les Voisins (Warkworth)

Concert

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

A journey into French music through the ages

A journey into French music through the ages: from the intensely emotional world of Baroque, including New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s own response, through to the vibrant colours of Ravel’s impressionism, and into the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stéphane Grappelli, with the Hot Club de France.


Additional performances:
15 April (Whangārei) / 16 April (Kerikeri) / 20 April (Wanaka) / 27 April (Rotorua) / 30 April (Waikanae) / 2 May (Whanganui) / 3 May (Lower Hutt) / 5 May (Motueka) / 7 May (Wellington)

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

A journey into French music through the ages

A journey into French music through the ages: from the intensely emotional world of Baroque, including New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s own response, through to the vibrant colours of Ravel’s impressionism, and into the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stéphane Grappelli, with the Hot Club de France.


Additional performances:
15 April (Whangārei) / 16 April (Kerikeri) / 20 April (Wanaka) / 27 April (Rotorua) / 30 April (Waikanae) / 2 May (Whanganui) / 3 May (Lower Hutt) / 5 May (Motueka) / 7 May (Wellington)

April 29, 2023 16:00   ·   Warkworth Town Hall, Warkworth

CMNZ | Les Voisins (Waikanae)

Concert

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

A journey into French music through the ages

A journey into French music through the ages: from the intensely emotional world of Baroque, including New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s own response, through to the vibrant colours of Ravel’s impressionism, and into the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stéphane Grappelli, with the Hot Club de France.


Additional performances:
15 April (Whangārei) / 16 April (Kerikeri) / 20 April (Wanaka) / 27 April (Rotorua) / 29 April (Warkworth) / 2 May (Whanganui) / 3 May (Lower Hutt) / 5 May (Motueka) / 7 May (Wellington)

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

A journey into French music through the ages

A journey into French music through the ages: from the intensely emotional world of Baroque, including New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s own response, through to the vibrant colours of Ravel’s impressionism, and into the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stéphane Grappelli, with the Hot Club de France.


Additional performances:
15 April (Whangārei) / 16 April (Kerikeri) / 20 April (Wanaka) / 27 April (Rotorua) / 29 April (Warkworth) / 2 May (Whanganui) / 3 May (Lower Hutt) / 5 May (Motueka) / 7 May (Wellington)

April 30, 2023 14:30   ·   Waikanae Memorial Hall, Waikanae

CMNZ | Les Voisins (Whanganui)

Concert

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

A journey into French music through the ages

A journey into French music through the ages: from the intensely emotional world of Baroque, including New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s own response, through to the vibrant colours of Ravel’s impressionism, and into the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stéphane Grappelli, with the Hot Club de France.


Additional performances:
15 April (Whangārei) / 16 April (Kerikeri) / 20 April (Wanaka) / 27 April (Rotorua) / 29 April (Warkworth) / 30 April (Waikanae) / 3 May (Lower Hutt) / 5 May (Motueka) / 7 May (Wellington)

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

A journey into French music through the ages

A journey into French music through the ages: from the intensely emotional world of Baroque, including New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s own response, through to the vibrant colours of Ravel’s impressionism, and into the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stéphane Grappelli, with the Hot Club de France.


Additional performances:
15 April (Whangārei) / 16 April (Kerikeri) / 20 April (Wanaka) / 27 April (Rotorua) / 29 April (Warkworth) / 30 April (Waikanae) / 3 May (Lower Hutt) / 5 May (Motueka) / 7 May (Wellington)

May 02, 2023 19:30   ·   Whanganui Memorial Centre, Whanganui

CMNZ | Les Voisins (Lower Hutt)

Concert

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

A journey into French music through the ages

A journey into French music through the ages: from the intensely emotional world of Baroque, including New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s own response, through to the vibrant colours of Ravel’s impressionism, and into the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stéphane Grappelli, with the Hot Club de France.


Additional performances:
15 April (Whangārei) / 16 April (Kerikeri) / 20 April (Wanaka) / 27 April (Rotorua) / 29 April (Warkworth) / 30 April (Waikanae) / 2 May (Whanganui) / 5 May (Motueka) / 7 May (Wellington)

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

A journey into French music through the ages

A journey into French music through the ages: from the intensely emotional world of Baroque, including New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s own response, through to the vibrant colours of Ravel’s impressionism, and into the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stéphane Grappelli, with the Hot Club de France.


Additional performances:
15 April (Whangārei) / 16 April (Kerikeri) / 20 April (Wanaka) / 27 April (Rotorua) / 29 April (Warkworth) / 30 April (Waikanae) / 2 May (Whanganui) / 5 May (Motueka) / 7 May (Wellington)

May 03, 2023 19:30   ·   St Mark's Church, Lower Hutt

CMNZ | Les Voisins (Motueka)

Concert

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

A journey into French music through the ages

A journey into French music through the ages: from the intensely emotional world of Baroque, including New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s own response, through to the vibrant colours of Ravel’s impressionism, and into the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stéphane Grappelli, with the Hot Club de France.


Additional performances:
15 April (Whangārei) / 16 April (Kerikeri) / 20 April (Wanaka) / 27 April (Rotorua) / 29 April (Warkworth) / 30 April (Waikanae) / 2 May (Whanganui) / 3 May (Lower Hutt) / 7 May (Wellington)

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

A journey into French music through the ages

A journey into French music through the ages: from the intensely emotional world of Baroque, including New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s own response, through to the vibrant colours of Ravel’s impressionism, and into the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stéphane Grappelli, with the Hot Club de France.


Additional performances:
15 April (Whangārei) / 16 April (Kerikeri) / 20 April (Wanaka) / 27 April (Rotorua) / 29 April (Warkworth) / 30 April (Waikanae) / 2 May (Whanganui) / 3 May (Lower Hutt) / 7 May (Wellington)

May 05, 2023 19:30   ·   Chanel Arts Centre, Motueka

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | White Horses

Concert

Jessica Cottis Conductor
Benjamin Morrison Violin

Gemma Peacocke White Horses (Co-commission with APO)
Dvořák Violin Concerto
Brahms Symphony No 2


This concert shines the spotlight on two talented New Zealanders. Now Brooklyn-based Gemma Peacocke’s White Horses was inspired by the mystery of Viva Waud Farmar, WWI nurse and one of Aotearoa’s first female pilots.

Christchurch-born violinist Benjamin Morrison is the only New Zealander to win a seat in the Vienna Philharmonic, and he returns to dazzle hometown audiences with Dvořák’s virtuosic Violin Concerto.

Brahms’ second symphony is often described as a cheerful ‘pastoral,’ but also features stormy moments, and is best experienced live for the full rush of symphonic waves. Brahms spoke candidly about the challenges of being a young German composer writing symphonies in Beethoven’s shadow, but his four symphonies have become beloved staples of the Romantic orchestral repertoire.


Jessica Cottis Conductor
Benjamin Morrison Violin

Gemma Peacocke White Horses (Co-commission with APO)
Dvořák Violin Concerto
Brahms Symphony No 2


This concert shines the spotlight on two talented New Zealanders. Now Brooklyn-based Gemma Peacocke’s White Horses was inspired by the mystery of Viva Waud Farmar, WWI nurse and one of Aotearoa’s first female pilots.

Christchurch-born violinist Benjamin Morrison is the only New Zealander to win a seat in the Vienna Philharmonic, and he returns to dazzle hometown audiences with Dvořák’s virtuosic Violin Concerto.

Brahms’ second symphony is often described as a cheerful ‘pastoral,’ but also features stormy moments, and is best experienced live for the full rush of symphonic waves. Brahms spoke candidly about the challenges of being a young German composer writing symphonies in Beethoven’s shadow, but his four symphonies have become beloved staples of the Romantic orchestral repertoire.


Jessica Cottis Conductor
Benjamin Morrison Violin

Gemma Peacocke White Horses (Co-commission with APO)
Dvořák Violin Concerto
Brahms Symphony No 2


This concert shines the spotlight on two talented New Zealanders. Now Brooklyn-based Gemma Peacocke’s White Horses was inspired by the mystery of Viva Waud Farmar, WWI nurse and one of Aotearoa’s first female pilots.

Christchurch-born violinist Benjamin Morrison is the only New Zealander to win a seat in the Vienna Philharmonic, and he returns to dazzle hometown audiences with Dvořák’s virtuosic Violin Concerto.

Brahms’ second symphony is often described as a cheerful ‘pastoral,’ but also features stormy moments, and is best experienced live for the full rush of symphonic waves. Brahms spoke candidly about the challenges of being a young German composer writing symphonies in Beethoven’s shadow, but his four symphonies have become beloved staples of the Romantic orchestral repertoire.


May 06, 2023 19:30   ·   Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch

CMNZ | Les Voisins (Wellington)

Concert

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

A journey into French music through the ages

A journey into French music through the ages: from the intensely emotional world of Baroque, including New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s own response, through to the vibrant colours of Ravel’s impressionism, and into the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stéphane Grappelli, with the Hot Club de France.


Additional performances:
15 April (Whangārei) / 16 April (Kerikeri) / 20 April (Wanaka) / 27 April (Rotorua) / 29 April (Warkworth) / 30 April (Waikanae) / 2 May (Whanganui) / 3 May (Lower Hutt) / 5 May (Motueka)

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

A journey into French music through the ages

A journey into French music through the ages: from the intensely emotional world of Baroque, including New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s own response, through to the vibrant colours of Ravel’s impressionism, and into the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stéphane Grappelli, with the Hot Club de France.


Additional performances:
15 April (Whangārei) / 16 April (Kerikeri) / 20 April (Wanaka) / 27 April (Rotorua) / 29 April (Warkworth) / 30 April (Waikanae) / 2 May (Whanganui) / 3 May (Lower Hutt) / 5 May (Motueka)

May 07, 2023 15:00   ·   St Andrew's on The Terrace, Wellington

CMNZ | NZTrio (Hamilton)

Concert

Amalia Hall violin
Ashley Brown cello
Somi Kim piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio in B flat major K 502
Arvo Pärt/Mozart Adagio
Gareth Farr Forbidden Colours
Johannes Brahms One of either Piano Trio No 1, No 2, or No 3
Claire Cowan Ultra Violet (performed only Brahms Trio No 3)


Join NZTrio as they celebrate their 21st birthday in a concert that bursts with colour and emotion, featuring the music of past and present masters.

At the heart of the programme are Brahms’ remarkable Piano Trios, composed during the early, mid, and late stages of his life. Each concert features one of the trios with the cycle completed at the conclusion of the national tour.


Additional performances: Auckland (10 May) / Hawke's Bay (11 May) / New Plymouth (16 May) / Palmerston North (17 May) / Wellington (20 May) / Nelson (21 May) / Christchurch (23 May) / Dunedin (24 May) / Invercargill (25th May)

Amalia Hall violin
Ashley Brown cello
Somi Kim piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio in B flat major K 502
Arvo Pärt/Mozart Adagio
Gareth Farr Forbidden Colours
Johannes Brahms One of either Piano Trio No 1, No 2, or No 3
Claire Cowan Ultra Violet (performed only Brahms Trio No 3)


Join NZTrio as they celebrate their 21st birthday in a concert that bursts with colour and emotion, featuring the music of past and present masters.

At the heart of the programme are Brahms’ remarkable Piano Trios, composed during the early, mid, and late stages of his life. Each concert features one of the trios with the cycle completed at the conclusion of the national tour.


Additional performances: Auckland (10 May) / Hawke's Bay (11 May) / New Plymouth (16 May) / Palmerston North (17 May) / Wellington (20 May) / Nelson (21 May) / Christchurch (23 May) / Dunedin (24 May) / Invercargill (25th May)

May 09, 2023 19:30   ·   Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton

CMNZ | NZTrio (Auckland)

Concert

Amalia Hall violin
Ashley Brown cello
Somi Kim piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio in B flat major K 502
Arvo Pärt/Mozart Adagio
Gareth Farr Forbidden Colours
Johannes Brahms One of either Piano Trio No 1, No 2, or No 3
Claire Cowan Ultra Violet (performed only Brahms Trio No 3)


Join NZTrio as they celebrate their 21st birthday in a concert that bursts with colour and emotion, featuring the music of past and present masters.

At the heart of the programme are Brahms’ remarkable Piano Trios, composed during the early, mid, and late stages of his life. Each concert features one of the trios with the cycle completed at the conclusion of the national tour.


Additional performances: Hamilton (9 May) / Hawke's Bay (11 May) / New Plymouth (16 May) / Palmerston North (17 May) / Wellington (20 May) / Nelson (21 May) / Christchurch (23 May) / Dunedin (24 May) / Invercargill (25th May)

Amalia Hall violin
Ashley Brown cello
Somi Kim piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio in B flat major K 502
Arvo Pärt/Mozart Adagio
Gareth Farr Forbidden Colours
Johannes Brahms One of either Piano Trio No 1, No 2, or No 3
Claire Cowan Ultra Violet (performed only Brahms Trio No 3)


Join NZTrio as they celebrate their 21st birthday in a concert that bursts with colour and emotion, featuring the music of past and present masters.

At the heart of the programme are Brahms’ remarkable Piano Trios, composed during the early, mid, and late stages of his life. Each concert features one of the trios with the cycle completed at the conclusion of the national tour.


Additional performances: Hamilton (9 May) / Hawke's Bay (11 May) / New Plymouth (16 May) / Palmerston North (17 May) / Wellington (20 May) / Nelson (21 May) / Christchurch (23 May) / Dunedin (24 May) / Invercargill (25th May)

May 10, 2023 19:30   ·   Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

NZSO | Emperor (Wellington)

Concert

Ross Harris | Cento
Beethoven | Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor
R Schumann | Symphony No. 2


We finish our opening Immerse 2023 weekend with a concert of grandiose proportions. Featuring Ross HarrisCento and Robert Schumann’s Second Symphony, the showpiece will undoubtedly be Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto.

Out of the destruction and debris of war rose Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto, when writing it, betrayed nothing of the turmoil he was surrounded by. While he likely wouldn’t have approved of the Emperor title, it’s actually a very appropriate name for the piece itself, reflecting the nobility, dignity, poise, regality and mana of the work.

Pianist Paul Lewis returns to complete the full Beethoven Piano cycle with this seminal work.


Additional performances:

Tauranga (14 May)
Christchurch (21 May)


Ross Harris | Cento
Beethoven | Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor
R Schumann | Symphony No. 2


We finish our opening Immerse 2023 weekend with a concert of grandiose proportions. Featuring Ross HarrisCento and Robert Schumann’s Second Symphony, the showpiece will undoubtedly be Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto.

Out of the destruction and debris of war rose Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto, when writing it, betrayed nothing of the turmoil he was surrounded by. While he likely wouldn’t have approved of the Emperor title, it’s actually a very appropriate name for the piece itself, reflecting the nobility, dignity, poise, regality and mana of the work.

Pianist Paul Lewis returns to complete the full Beethoven Piano cycle with this seminal work.


Additional performances:

Tauranga (14 May)
Christchurch (21 May)


May 11, 2023 19:30   ·   Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

CMNZ | NZTrio (Hawke's Bay)

Concert

Amalia Hall violin
Ashley Brown cello
Somi Kim piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio in B flat major K 502
Arvo Pärt/Mozart Adagio
Gareth Farr Forbidden Colours
Johannes Brahms One of either Piano Trio No 1, No 2, or No 3
Claire Cowan Ultra Violet (performed only Brahms Trio No 3)


Join NZTrio as they celebrate their 21st birthday in a concert that bursts with colour and emotion, featuring the music of past and present masters.

At the heart of the programme are Brahms’ remarkable Piano Trios, composed during the early, mid, and late stages of his life. Each concert features one of the trios with the cycle completed at the conclusion of the national tour.


Additional performances: Hamilton (9 May) / Auckland (10 May) /
New Plymouth (16 May) / Palmerston North (17 May) / Wellington (20 May) / Nelson (21 May) / Christchurch (23 May) / Dunedin (24 May) / Invercargill (25th May)

Amalia Hall violin
Ashley Brown cello
Somi Kim piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio in B flat major K 502
Arvo Pärt/Mozart Adagio
Gareth Farr Forbidden Colours
Johannes Brahms One of either Piano Trio No 1, No 2, or No 3
Claire Cowan Ultra Violet (performed only Brahms Trio No 3)


Join NZTrio as they celebrate their 21st birthday in a concert that bursts with colour and emotion, featuring the music of past and present masters.

At the heart of the programme are Brahms’ remarkable Piano Trios, composed during the early, mid, and late stages of his life. Each concert features one of the trios with the cycle completed at the conclusion of the national tour.


Additional performances: Hamilton (9 May) / Auckland (10 May) /
New Plymouth (16 May) / Palmerston North (17 May) / Wellington (20 May) / Nelson (21 May) / Christchurch (23 May) / Dunedin (24 May) / Invercargill (25th May)

May 11, 2023 19:30   ·   MTG Century Theatre, Napier

NZSO | Emperor (Tauranga)

Concert

Ross Harris | Cento
Beethoven | Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor
R Schumann | Symphony No. 2


We finish our opening Immerse 2023 weekend with a concert of grandiose proportions. Featuring Ross HarrisCento and Robert Schumann’s Second Symphony, the showpiece will undoubtedly be Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto.

Out of the destruction and debris of war rose Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto, when writing it, betrayed nothing of the turmoil he was surrounded by. While he likely wouldn’t have approved of the Emperor title, it’s actually a very appropriate name for the piece itself, reflecting the nobility, dignity, poise, regality and mana of the work.

Pianist Paul Lewis returns to complete the full Beethoven Piano cycle with this seminal work.


Additional performances:

Wellington (11 May)
Christchurch (21 May)


Ross Harris | Cento
Beethoven | Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor
R Schumann | Symphony No. 2


We finish our opening Immerse 2023 weekend with a concert of grandiose proportions. Featuring Ross HarrisCento and Robert Schumann’s Second Symphony, the showpiece will undoubtedly be Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto.

Out of the destruction and debris of war rose Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto, when writing it, betrayed nothing of the turmoil he was surrounded by. While he likely wouldn’t have approved of the Emperor title, it’s actually a very appropriate name for the piece itself, reflecting the nobility, dignity, poise, regality and mana of the work.

Pianist Paul Lewis returns to complete the full Beethoven Piano cycle with this seminal work.


Additional performances:

Wellington (11 May)
Christchurch (21 May)


May 14, 2023 14:00   ·   Baycourt Community & Arts Centre, Tauranga

CMNZ | NZTrio (New Plymouth)

Concert

Amalia Hall violin
Ashley Brown cello
Somi Kim piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio in B flat major K 502
Arvo Pärt/Mozart Adagio
Gareth Farr Forbidden Colours
Johannes Brahms One of either Piano Trio No 1, No 2, or No 3
Claire Cowan Ultra Violet (performed only Brahms Trio No 3)


Join NZTrio as they celebrate their 21st birthday in a concert that bursts with colour and emotion, featuring the music of past and present masters.

At the heart of the programme are Brahms’ remarkable Piano Trios, composed during the early, mid, and late stages of his life. Each concert features one of the trios with the cycle completed at the conclusion of the national tour.


Additional performances: Hamilton (9 May) / Auckland (10 May) / Hawke's Bay (11 May) / Palmerston North (17 May) / Wellington (20 May) / Nelson (21 May) / Christchurch (23 May) / Dunedin (24 May) / Invercargill (25th May)

Amalia Hall violin
Ashley Brown cello
Somi Kim piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio in B flat major K 502
Arvo Pärt/Mozart Adagio
Gareth Farr Forbidden Colours
Johannes Brahms One of either Piano Trio No 1, No 2, or No 3
Claire Cowan Ultra Violet (performed only Brahms Trio No 3)


Join NZTrio as they celebrate their 21st birthday in a concert that bursts with colour and emotion, featuring the music of past and present masters.

At the heart of the programme are Brahms’ remarkable Piano Trios, composed during the early, mid, and late stages of his life. Each concert features one of the trios with the cycle completed at the conclusion of the national tour.


Additional performances: Hamilton (9 May) / Auckland (10 May) / Hawke's Bay (11 May) / Palmerston North (17 May) / Wellington (20 May) / Nelson (21 May) / Christchurch (23 May) / Dunedin (24 May) / Invercargill (25th May)

May 16, 2023 19:30   ·   4th Wall Theatre, New Plymouth

CMNZ | NZTrio (Palmerston North)

Concert

Amalia Hall violin
Ashley Brown cello
Somi Kim piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio in B flat major K 502
Arvo Pärt/Mozart Adagio
Gareth Farr Forbidden Colours
Johannes Brahms One of either Piano Trio No 1, No 2, or No 3
Claire Cowan Ultra Violet (performed only Brahms Trio No 3)


Join NZTrio as they celebrate their 21st birthday in a concert that bursts with colour and emotion, featuring the music of past and present masters.

At the heart of the programme are Brahms’ remarkable Piano Trios, composed during the early, mid, and late stages of his life. Each concert features one of the trios with the cycle completed at the conclusion of the national tour.


Additional performances: Hamilton (9 May) / Auckland (10 May) / Hawke's Bay (11 May) / New Plymouth (16 May) / Wellington (20 May) / Nelson (21 May) / Christchurch (23 May) / Dunedin (24 May) / Invercargill (25th May)

Amalia Hall violin
Ashley Brown cello
Somi Kim piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio in B flat major K 502
Arvo Pärt/Mozart Adagio
Gareth Farr Forbidden Colours
Johannes Brahms One of either Piano Trio No 1, No 2, or No 3
Claire Cowan Ultra Violet (performed only Brahms Trio No 3)


Join NZTrio as they celebrate their 21st birthday in a concert that bursts with colour and emotion, featuring the music of past and present masters.

At the heart of the programme are Brahms’ remarkable Piano Trios, composed during the early, mid, and late stages of his life. Each concert features one of the trios with the cycle completed at the conclusion of the national tour.


Additional performances: Hamilton (9 May) / Auckland (10 May) / Hawke's Bay (11 May) / New Plymouth (16 May) / Wellington (20 May) / Nelson (21 May) / Christchurch (23 May) / Dunedin (24 May) / Invercargill (25th May)

May 17, 2023 19:30   ·   Globe Theatre, Palmerston North

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra | Dragspil

Concert

Conductor Luke Dollman
Accordion James Crabb

Sibelius The Bard
Cresswell Dragspil
Elgar Symphony No.1


Think you know the accordion? You don’t until you’ve heard James Crabb. His breath-taking virtuosity simply redefines the instrument, and his performances are an awe-inspiring experience. One of the many composers to write for him was the late New Zealander Lyell Cresswell, who made a big splash at the BBC Proms in 1995 with Dragspil (Icelandic for ‘accordion’).

Elgar’s towering symphony is the antithesis of ‘Land of Hope and Glory’. It’s rich, deeply romantic music by a very emotional man. Sibelius described his mystical tone-poem as ‘something like an ancient Scandinavian ballad from the time of the Vikings’.


Conductor Luke Dollman
Accordion James Crabb

Sibelius The Bard
Cresswell Dragspil
Elgar Symphony No.1


Think you know the accordion? You don’t until you’ve heard James Crabb. His breath-taking virtuosity simply redefines the instrument, and his performances are an awe-inspiring experience. One of the many composers to write for him was the late New Zealander Lyell Cresswell, who made a big splash at the BBC Proms in 1995 with Dragspil (Icelandic for ‘accordion’).

Elgar’s towering symphony is the antithesis of ‘Land of Hope and Glory’. It’s rich, deeply romantic music by a very emotional man. Sibelius described his mystical tone-poem as ‘something like an ancient Scandinavian ballad from the time of the Vikings’.


Conductor Luke Dollman
Accordion James Crabb

Sibelius The Bard
Cresswell Dragspil
Elgar Symphony No.1


Think you know the accordion? You don’t until you’ve heard James Crabb. His breath-taking virtuosity simply redefines the instrument, and his performances are an awe-inspiring experience. One of the many composers to write for him was the late New Zealander Lyell Cresswell, who made a big splash at the BBC Proms in 1995 with Dragspil (Icelandic for ‘accordion’).

Elgar’s towering symphony is the antithesis of ‘Land of Hope and Glory’. It’s rich, deeply romantic music by a very emotional man. Sibelius described his mystical tone-poem as ‘something like an ancient Scandinavian ballad from the time of the Vikings’.


May 18, 2023 19:30   ·   Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

CMNZ | Double Shot (Rotorua)

Concert

Yoshiko Tsuruta marimba, percussion
Jeremy Fitzsimons vibraphone, percussion


Playful contemporary pieces including Steve Reich and John Psathas, alongside an arrangement of Debussy's La boîte à joujoux.


Formed in 2015, Double Shot provides a colourful mixture of percussion instruments based around marimba and vibraphone. The duo’s strength lies in the wonderfully subtle variety of their performances and the rich, mellow resonance of their instruments.

This engaging concert begins with a set of playful, lively crowd-pleasers by contemporary composers including Steve Reich and John Psathas. The second half is dedicated to Debussy’s exquisite storytelling through his ballet score La boîte à joujoux (The Toy Box) which has been arranged for Double Shot by Yoshiko Tsuruta.


Additional performances: Whakatāne (20 May) / Upper Hutt (22 May) / Whanganui (24 May) / Whanārei (27 May)

Yoshiko Tsuruta marimba, percussion
Jeremy Fitzsimons vibraphone, percussion


Playful contemporary pieces including Steve Reich and John Psathas, alongside an arrangement of Debussy's La boîte à joujoux.


Formed in 2015, Double Shot provides a colourful mixture of percussion instruments based around marimba and vibraphone. The duo’s strength lies in the wonderfully subtle variety of their performances and the rich, mellow resonance of their instruments.

This engaging concert begins with a set of playful, lively crowd-pleasers by contemporary composers including Steve Reich and John Psathas. The second half is dedicated to Debussy’s exquisite storytelling through his ballet score La boîte à joujoux (The Toy Box) which has been arranged for Double Shot by Yoshiko Tsuruta.


Additional performances: Whakatāne (20 May) / Upper Hutt (22 May) / Whanganui (24 May) / Whanārei (27 May)

May 19, 2023 19:30   ·   TBC, Rotorua

CMNZ | Double Shot (Whakatāne)

Concert

Yoshiko Tsuruta marimba, percussion
Jeremy Fitzsimons vibraphone, percussion


Playful contemporary pieces including Steve Reich and John Psathas, alongside an arrangement of Debussy's La boîte à joujoux.


Formed in 2015, Double Shot provides a colourful mixture of percussion instruments based around marimba and vibraphone. The duo’s strength lies in the wonderfully subtle variety of their performances and the rich, mellow resonance of their instruments.

This engaging concert begins with a set of playful, lively crowd-pleasers by contemporary composers including Steve Reich and John Psathas. The second half is dedicated to Debussy’s exquisite storytelling through his ballet score La boîte à joujoux (The Toy Box) which has been arranged for Double Shot by Yoshiko Tsuruta.


Additional performances: Rotorua (19 May) / Upper Hutt (22 May) / Whanganui (24 May) / Whanārei (27 May)

Yoshiko Tsuruta marimba, percussion
Jeremy Fitzsimons vibraphone, percussion


Playful contemporary pieces including Steve Reich and John Psathas, alongside an arrangement of Debussy's La boîte à joujoux.


Formed in 2015, Double Shot provides a colourful mixture of percussion instruments based around marimba and vibraphone. The duo’s strength lies in the wonderfully subtle variety of their performances and the rich, mellow resonance of their instruments.

This engaging concert begins with a set of playful, lively crowd-pleasers by contemporary composers including Steve Reich and John Psathas. The second half is dedicated to Debussy’s exquisite storytelling through his ballet score La boîte à joujoux (The Toy Box) which has been arranged for Double Shot by Yoshiko Tsuruta.


Additional performances: Rotorua (19 May) / Upper Hutt (22 May) / Whanganui (24 May) / Whanārei (27 May)

May 20, 2023 16:00   ·   Church of St George & St John, Whakatāne

CMNZ | NZTrio (Wellington)

Concert

Amalia Hall violin
Ashley Brown cello
Somi Kim piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio in B flat major K 502
Arvo Pärt/Mozart Adagio
Gareth Farr Forbidden Colours
Johannes Brahms One of either Piano Trio No 1, No 2, or No 3
Claire Cowan Ultra Violet (performed only Brahms Trio No 3)


Join NZTrio as they celebrate their 21st birthday in a concert that bursts with colour and emotion, featuring the music of past and present masters.

At the heart of the programme are Brahms’ remarkable Piano Trios, composed during the early, mid, and late stages of his life. Each concert features one of the trios with the cycle completed at the conclusion of the national tour.


Additional performances: Hamilton (9 May) / Auckland (10 May) / Hawke's Bay (11 May) / New Plymouth (16 May) / Palmerston North (17 May) / Nelson (21 May) / Christchurch (23 May) / Dunedin (24 May) / Invercargill (25th May)

Amalia Hall violin
Ashley Brown cello
Somi Kim piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio in B flat major K 502
Arvo Pärt/Mozart Adagio
Gareth Farr Forbidden Colours
Johannes Brahms One of either Piano Trio No 1, No 2, or No 3
Claire Cowan Ultra Violet (performed only Brahms Trio No 3)


Join NZTrio as they celebrate their 21st birthday in a concert that bursts with colour and emotion, featuring the music of past and present masters.

At the heart of the programme are Brahms’ remarkable Piano Trios, composed during the early, mid, and late stages of his life. Each concert features one of the trios with the cycle completed at the conclusion of the national tour.


Additional performances: Hamilton (9 May) / Auckland (10 May) / Hawke's Bay (11 May) / New Plymouth (16 May) / Palmerston North (17 May) / Nelson (21 May) / Christchurch (23 May) / Dunedin (24 May) / Invercargill (25th May)

May 20, 2023 19:30   ·   Public Trust Hall, Wellington

NZSO | Emperor (Christchurch)

Concert

Ross Harris | Cento
Beethoven | Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor
R Schumann | Symphony No. 2


We finish our opening Immerse 2023 weekend with a concert of grandiose proportions. Featuring Ross HarrisCento and Robert Schumann’s Second Symphony, the showpiece will undoubtedly be Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto.

Out of the destruction and debris of war rose Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto, when writing it, betrayed nothing of the turmoil he was surrounded by. While he likely wouldn’t have approved of the Emperor title, it’s actually a very appropriate name for the piece itself, reflecting the nobility, dignity, poise, regality and mana of the work.

Pianist Paul Lewis returns to complete the full Beethoven Piano cycle with this seminal work.


Additional performances:

Wellington (11 May)
Tauranga (14 May)


Ross Harris | Cento
Beethoven | Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor
R Schumann | Symphony No. 2


We finish our opening Immerse 2023 weekend with a concert of grandiose proportions. Featuring Ross HarrisCento and Robert Schumann’s Second Symphony, the showpiece will undoubtedly be Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto.

Out of the destruction and debris of war rose Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto, when writing it, betrayed nothing of the turmoil he was surrounded by. While he likely wouldn’t have approved of the Emperor title, it’s actually a very appropriate name for the piece itself, reflecting the nobility, dignity, poise, regality and mana of the work.

Pianist Paul Lewis returns to complete the full Beethoven Piano cycle with this seminal work.


Additional performances:

Wellington (11 May)
Tauranga (14 May)


May 21, 2023 14:00   ·   Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch

CMNZ | Double Shot (Tauranga)

Concert

Yoshiko Tsuruta marimba, percussion
Jeremy Fitzsimons vibraphone, percussion


Playful contemporary pieces including Steve Reich and John Psathas, alongside an arrangement of Debussy's La boîte à joujoux.


Formed in 2015, Double Shot provides a colourful mixture of percussion instruments based around marimba and vibraphone. The duo’s strength lies in the wonderfully subtle variety of their performances and the rich, mellow resonance of their instruments.

This engaging concert begins with a set of playful, lively crowd-pleasers by contemporary composers including Steve Reich and John Psathas. The second half is dedicated to Debussy’s exquisite storytelling through his ballet score La boîte à joujoux (The Toy Box) which has been arranged for Double Shot by Yoshiko Tsuruta.


Additional performances: Rotorua (19 May) / Whakatāne (20 May) / Upper Hutt (22 May) / Whanganui (24 May) / Whanārei (27 May)

Yoshiko Tsuruta marimba, percussion
Jeremy Fitzsimons vibraphone, percussion


Playful contemporary pieces including Steve Reich and John Psathas, alongside an arrangement of Debussy's La boîte à joujoux.


Formed in 2015, Double Shot provides a colourful mixture of percussion instruments based around marimba and vibraphone. The duo’s strength lies in the wonderfully subtle variety of their performances and the rich, mellow resonance of their instruments.

This engaging concert begins with a set of playful, lively crowd-pleasers by contemporary composers including Steve Reich and John Psathas. The second half is dedicated to Debussy’s exquisite storytelling through his ballet score La boîte à joujoux (The Toy Box) which has been arranged for Double Shot by Yoshiko Tsuruta.


Additional performances: Rotorua (19 May) / Whakatāne (20 May) / Upper Hutt (22 May) / Whanganui (24 May) / Whanārei (27 May)

May 21, 2023 14:00   ·   Holy Trinity Hall, Tauranga

CMNZ | NZTrio (Nelson)

Concert

Amalia Hall violin
Ashley Brown cello
Somi Kim piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio in B flat major K 502
Arvo Pärt/Mozart Adagio
Gareth Farr Forbidden Colours
Johannes Brahms One of either Piano Trio No 1, No 2, or No 3
Claire Cowan Ultra Violet (performed only Brahms Trio No 3)


Join NZTrio as they celebrate their 21st birthday in a concert that bursts with colour and emotion, featuring the music of past and present masters.

At the heart of the programme are Brahms’ remarkable Piano Trios, composed during the early, mid, and late stages of his life. Each concert features one of the trios with the cycle completed at the conclusion of the national tour.


Additional performances: Hamilton (9 May) / Auckland (10 May) / Hawke's Bay (11 May) / New Plymouth (16 May) / Palmerston North (17 May) / Wellington (20 May) / Christchurch (23 May) / Dunedin (24 May) / Invercargill (25th May)

Amalia Hall violin
Ashley Brown cello
Somi Kim piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio in B flat major K 502
Arvo Pärt/Mozart Adagio
Gareth Farr Forbidden Colours
Johannes Brahms One of either Piano Trio No 1, No 2, or No 3
Claire Cowan Ultra Violet (performed only Brahms Trio No 3)


Join NZTrio as they celebrate their 21st birthday in a concert that bursts with colour and emotion, featuring the music of past and present masters.

At the heart of the programme are Brahms’ remarkable Piano Trios, composed during the early, mid, and late stages of his life. Each concert features one of the trios with the cycle completed at the conclusion of the national tour.


Additional performances: Hamilton (9 May) / Auckland (10 May) / Hawke's Bay (11 May) / New Plymouth (16 May) / Palmerston North (17 May) / Wellington (20 May) / Christchurch (23 May) / Dunedin (24 May) / Invercargill (25th May)

May 21, 2023 14:30   ·   Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, Nelson

CMNZ | Double Shot (Upper Hutt)

Concert

Yoshiko Tsuruta marimba, percussion
Jeremy Fitzsimons vibraphone, percussion


Playful contemporary pieces including Steve Reich and John Psathas, alongside an arrangement of Debussy's La boîte à joujoux.


Formed in 2015, Double Shot provides a colourful mixture of percussion instruments based around marimba and vibraphone. The duo’s strength lies in the wonderfully subtle variety of their performances and the rich, mellow resonance of their instruments.

This engaging concert begins with a set of playful, lively crowd-pleasers by contemporary composers including Steve Reich and John Psathas. The second half is dedicated to Debussy’s exquisite storytelling through his ballet score La boîte à joujoux (The Toy Box) which has been arranged for Double Shot by Yoshiko Tsuruta.


Additional performances: Rotorua (19 May) / Whakatāne (20 May) / Whanganui (24 May) / Whanārei (27 May)

Yoshiko Tsuruta marimba, percussion
Jeremy Fitzsimons vibraphone, percussion


Playful contemporary pieces including Steve Reich and John Psathas, alongside an arrangement of Debussy's La boîte à joujoux.


Formed in 2015, Double Shot provides a colourful mixture of percussion instruments based around marimba and vibraphone. The duo’s strength lies in the wonderfully subtle variety of their performances and the rich, mellow resonance of their instruments.

This engaging concert begins with a set of playful, lively crowd-pleasers by contemporary composers including Steve Reich and John Psathas. The second half is dedicated to Debussy’s exquisite storytelling through his ballet score La boîte à joujoux (The Toy Box) which has been arranged for Double Shot by Yoshiko Tsuruta.


Additional performances: Rotorua (19 May) / Whakatāne (20 May) / Whanganui (24 May) / Whanārei (27 May)

May 22, 2023 19:30   ·   Whirinaki Whare Taonga, Upper Hutt

CMNZ | NZTrio (Christchurch)

Concert

Amalia Hall violin
Ashley Brown cello
Somi Kim piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio in B flat major K 502
Arvo Pärt/Mozart Adagio
Gareth Farr Forbidden Colours
Johannes Brahms One of either Piano Trio No 1, No 2, or No 3
Claire Cowan Ultra Violet (performed only Brahms Trio No 3)


Join NZTrio as they celebrate their 21st birthday in a concert that bursts with colour and emotion, featuring the music of past and present masters.

At the heart of the programme are Brahms’ remarkable Piano Trios, composed during the early, mid, and late stages of his life. Each concert features one of the trios with the cycle completed at the conclusion of the national tour.


Additional performances: Hamilton (9 May) / Auckland (10 May) / Hawke's Bay (11 May) / New Plymouth (16 May) / Palmerston North (17 May) / Wellington (20 May) / Nelson (21 May) / Dunedin (24 May) / Invercargill (25th May)

Amalia Hall violin
Ashley Brown cello
Somi Kim piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio in B flat major K 502
Arvo Pärt/Mozart Adagio
Gareth Farr Forbidden Colours
Johannes Brahms One of either Piano Trio No 1, No 2, or No 3
Claire Cowan Ultra Violet (performed only Brahms Trio No 3)


Join NZTrio as they celebrate their 21st birthday in a concert that bursts with colour and emotion, featuring the music of past and present masters.

At the heart of the programme are Brahms’ remarkable Piano Trios, composed during the early, mid, and late stages of his life. Each concert features one of the trios with the cycle completed at the conclusion of the national tour.


Additional performances: Hamilton (9 May) / Auckland (10 May) / Hawke's Bay (11 May) / New Plymouth (16 May) / Palmerston North (17 May) / Wellington (20 May) / Nelson (21 May) / Dunedin (24 May) / Invercargill (25th May)

May 23, 2023 19:30   ·   The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, Christchurch

CMNZ | Double Shot (Whanganui)

Concert

Yoshiko Tsuruta marimba, percussion
Jeremy Fitzsimons vibraphone, percussion


Playful contemporary pieces including Steve Reich and John Psathas, alongside an arrangement of Debussy's La boîte à joujoux.


Formed in 2015, Double Shot provides a colourful mixture of percussion instruments based around marimba and vibraphone. The duo’s strength lies in the wonderfully subtle variety of their performances and the rich, mellow resonance of their instruments.

This engaging concert begins with a set of playful, lively crowd-pleasers by contemporary composers including Steve Reich and John Psathas. The second half is dedicated to Debussy’s exquisite storytelling through his ballet score La boîte à joujoux (The Toy Box) which has been arranged for Double Shot by Yoshiko Tsuruta.


Additional performances: Rotorua (19 May) / Whakatāne (20 May) / Upper Hutt (22 May) / Whanārei (27 May)

Yoshiko Tsuruta marimba, percussion
Jeremy Fitzsimons vibraphone, percussion


Playful contemporary pieces including Steve Reich and John Psathas, alongside an arrangement of Debussy's La boîte à joujoux.


Formed in 2015, Double Shot provides a colourful mixture of percussion instruments based around marimba and vibraphone. The duo’s strength lies in the wonderfully subtle variety of their performances and the rich, mellow resonance of their instruments.

This engaging concert begins with a set of playful, lively crowd-pleasers by contemporary composers including Steve Reich and John Psathas. The second half is dedicated to Debussy’s exquisite storytelling through his ballet score La boîte à joujoux (The Toy Box) which has been arranged for Double Shot by Yoshiko Tsuruta.


Additional performances: Rotorua (19 May) / Whakatāne (20 May) / Upper Hutt (22 May) / Whanārei (27 May)

May 24, 2023 19:30   ·   Whanganui Collegiate School, Whanganui

CMNZ | NZTrio (Dunedin)

Concert

Amalia Hall violin
Ashley Brown cello
Somi Kim piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio in B flat major K 502
Arvo Pärt/Mozart Adagio
Gareth Farr Forbidden Colours
Johannes Brahms One of either Piano Trio No 1, No 2, or No 3
Claire Cowan Ultra Violet (performed only Brahms Trio No 3)


Join NZTrio as they celebrate their 21st birthday in a concert that bursts with colour and emotion, featuring the music of past and present masters.

At the heart of the programme are Brahms’ remarkable Piano Trios, composed during the early, mid, and late stages of his life. Each concert features one of the trios with the cycle completed at the conclusion of the national tour.


Additional performances: Hamilton (9 May) / Auckland (10 May) / Hawke's Bay (11 May) / New Plymouth (16 May) / Palmerston North (17 May) / Wellington (20 May) / Nelson (21 May) / Christchurch (23 May) / Invercargill (25th May)

Amalia Hall violin
Ashley Brown cello
Somi Kim piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio in B flat major K 502
Arvo Pärt/Mozart Adagio
Gareth Farr Forbidden Colours
Johannes Brahms One of either Piano Trio No 1, No 2, or No 3
Claire Cowan Ultra Violet (performed only Brahms Trio No 3)


Join NZTrio as they celebrate their 21st birthday in a concert that bursts with colour and emotion, featuring the music of past and present masters.

At the heart of the programme are Brahms’ remarkable Piano Trios, composed during the early, mid, and late stages of his life. Each concert features one of the trios with the cycle completed at the conclusion of the national tour.


Additional performances: Hamilton (9 May) / Auckland (10 May) / Hawke's Bay (11 May) / New Plymouth (16 May) / Palmerston North (17 May) / Wellington (20 May) / Nelson (21 May) / Christchurch (23 May) / Invercargill (25th May)

May 24, 2023 19:30   ·   Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin

CMNZ | NZTrio (Invercargill)

Concert

Amalia Hall violin
Ashley Brown cello
Somi Kim piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio in B flat major K 502
Arvo Pärt/Mozart Adagio
Gareth Farr Forbidden Colours
Johannes Brahms One of either Piano Trio No 1, No 2, or No 3
Claire Cowan Ultra Violet (performed only Brahms Trio No 3)


Join NZTrio as they celebrate their 21st birthday in a concert that bursts with colour and emotion, featuring the music of past and present masters.

At the heart of the programme are Brahms’ remarkable Piano Trios, composed during the early, mid, and late stages of his life. Each concert features one of the trios with the cycle completed at the conclusion of the national tour.


Additional performances: Hamilton (9 May) / Auckland (10 May) / Hawke's Bay (11 May) / New Plymouth (16 May) / Palmerston North (17 May) / Wellington (20 May) / Nelson (21 May) / Christchurch (23 May) / Dunedin (24 May)

Amalia Hall violin
Ashley Brown cello
Somi Kim piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio in B flat major K 502
Arvo Pärt/Mozart Adagio
Gareth Farr Forbidden Colours
Johannes Brahms One of either Piano Trio No 1, No 2, or No 3
Claire Cowan Ultra Violet (performed only Brahms Trio No 3)


Join NZTrio as they celebrate their 21st birthday in a concert that bursts with colour and emotion, featuring the music of past and present masters.

At the heart of the programme are Brahms’ remarkable Piano Trios, composed during the early, mid, and late stages of his life. Each concert features one of the trios with the cycle completed at the conclusion of the national tour.


Additional performances: Hamilton (9 May) / Auckland (10 May) / Hawke's Bay (11 May) / New Plymouth (16 May) / Palmerston North (17 May) / Wellington (20 May) / Nelson (21 May) / Christchurch (23 May) / Dunedin (24 May)

May 25, 2023 19:30   ·   Civic Theatre, Invercargill

CMNZ | Double Shot (Whangārei)

Concert

Yoshiko Tsuruta marimba, percussion
Jeremy Fitzsimons vibraphone, percussion


Playful contemporary pieces including Steve Reich and John Psathas, alongside an arrangement of Debussy's La boîte à joujoux.


Formed in 2015, Double Shot provides a colourful mixture of percussion instruments based around marimba and vibraphone. The duo’s strength lies in the wonderfully subtle variety of their performances and the rich, mellow resonance of their instruments.

This engaging concert begins with a set of playful, lively crowd-pleasers by contemporary composers including Steve Reich and John Psathas. The second half is dedicated to Debussy’s exquisite storytelling through his ballet score La boîte à joujoux (The Toy Box) which has been arranged for Double Shot by Yoshiko Tsuruta.


Additional performances: Rotorua (19 May) / Whakatāne (20 May) / Upper Hutt (22 May) / Whanganui (24 May)

Yoshiko Tsuruta marimba, percussion
Jeremy Fitzsimons vibraphone, percussion


Playful contemporary pieces including Steve Reich and John Psathas, alongside an arrangement of Debussy's La boîte à joujoux.


Formed in 2015, Double Shot provides a colourful mixture of percussion instruments based around marimba and vibraphone. The duo’s strength lies in the wonderfully subtle variety of their performances and the rich, mellow resonance of their instruments.

This engaging concert begins with a set of playful, lively crowd-pleasers by contemporary composers including Steve Reich and John Psathas. The second half is dedicated to Debussy’s exquisite storytelling through his ballet score La boîte à joujoux (The Toy Box) which has been arranged for Double Shot by Yoshiko Tsuruta.


Additional performances: Rotorua (19 May) / Whakatāne (20 May) / Upper Hutt (22 May) / Whanganui (24 May)

May 27, 2023 19:00   ·   Old Library Building Arts Centre, Whangārei

CMNZ | Ben Wilcock Quartet (Upper Hutt)

Concert

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Whangārei (22 July) / Kerikeri (23 July) / Warkworth (29 July) / Motueka (30 July) / Wānaka (1 August) / Rotorua (4 August) / Whakatāne (5 August) / Tauranga (6 August) / New Plymouth (12 August)

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Whangārei (22 July) / Kerikeri (23 July) / Warkworth (29 July) / Motueka (30 July) / Wānaka (1 August) / Rotorua (4 August) / Whakatāne (5 August) / Tauranga (6 August) / New Plymouth (12 August)

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Whangārei (22 July) / Kerikeri (23 July) / Warkworth (29 July) / Motueka (30 July) / Wānaka (1 August) / Rotorua (4 August) / Whakatāne (5 August) / Tauranga (6 August) / New Plymouth (12 August)

June 02, 2023 20:00   ·   Whirinaki Whare Taonga, Upper Hutt

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | Call of the Wild

Concert

Benjamin Northey Chief Conductor
Adam Page Saxophone

Ravel Mother Goose Suite
John Psathas Saxophone Concerto “Call of the Wild”
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade


Music can transport us to faraway lands. Step into the colourful world of French orchestration with Ravel’s childlike Ma mère l’oye or Mother Goose, originally written as a piano duo for his friend’s two children, to encounter a cast of magical characters.

CSO welcomes thrilling Australian saxophonist Adam Page to perform John PsathasCall of the Wild – a vividly programmatic work that charts the experiences of Psathas’ own Greek family over the past century.

Synesthete Rimsky-Korsakov employed a glittering use of the full orchestra in bringing the tales of the Arabian Nights to life in Scheherazade. Audiences will hear Sinbad sailing the rocky seas, and have front row seats to Scheherazade’s outwitting of the cruel Sultan Shahryar.


Benjamin Northey Chief Conductor
Adam Page Saxophone

Ravel Mother Goose Suite
John Psathas Saxophone Concerto “Call of the Wild”
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade


Music can transport us to faraway lands. Step into the colourful world of French orchestration with Ravel’s childlike Ma mère l’oye or Mother Goose, originally written as a piano duo for his friend’s two children, to encounter a cast of magical characters.

CSO welcomes thrilling Australian saxophonist Adam Page to perform John PsathasCall of the Wild – a vividly programmatic work that charts the experiences of Psathas’ own Greek family over the past century.

Synesthete Rimsky-Korsakov employed a glittering use of the full orchestra in bringing the tales of the Arabian Nights to life in Scheherazade. Audiences will hear Sinbad sailing the rocky seas, and have front row seats to Scheherazade’s outwitting of the cruel Sultan Shahryar.


Benjamin Northey Chief Conductor
Adam Page Saxophone

Ravel Mother Goose Suite
John Psathas Saxophone Concerto “Call of the Wild”
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade


Music can transport us to faraway lands. Step into the colourful world of French orchestration with Ravel’s childlike Ma mère l’oye or Mother Goose, originally written as a piano duo for his friend’s two children, to encounter a cast of magical characters.

CSO welcomes thrilling Australian saxophonist Adam Page to perform John PsathasCall of the Wild – a vividly programmatic work that charts the experiences of Psathas’ own Greek family over the past century.

Synesthete Rimsky-Korsakov employed a glittering use of the full orchestra in bringing the tales of the Arabian Nights to life in Scheherazade. Audiences will hear Sinbad sailing the rocky seas, and have front row seats to Scheherazade’s outwitting of the cruel Sultan Shahryar.


June 17, 2023 19:30   ·   Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch

Matariki with Troy Kingi

Concert

MATARIKI WITH TROY KINGI

Together with the APO


Ma-nawatia a Matariki

In 2023 we come together again to celebrate Matariki with an inspiring night of musical fusion.

Winner of the 2022 Silver Scroll, Troy Kingi (Te Arawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui) is one of Aotearoa’s most dynamic, hard-working and popular singer-songwriters. With a mission to release 10 albums in 10 years, he is a diverse musical genius – equally comfortable singing pop, funk, disco, rock and everything in between.

Expect the unexpected as Kingi and the APO perform a wide-ranging setlist from Kingi’s eclectic catalogue. With lush orchestral arrangements by composer Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper this will be an amazing night of creativity and collaboration.



MATARIKI WITH TROY KINGI

Together with the APO


Ma-nawatia a Matariki

In 2023 we come together again to celebrate Matariki with an inspiring night of musical fusion.

Winner of the 2022 Silver Scroll, Troy Kingi (Te Arawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui) is one of Aotearoa’s most dynamic, hard-working and popular singer-songwriters. With a mission to release 10 albums in 10 years, he is a diverse musical genius – equally comfortable singing pop, funk, disco, rock and everything in between.

Expect the unexpected as Kingi and the APO perform a wide-ranging setlist from Kingi’s eclectic catalogue. With lush orchestral arrangements by composer Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper this will be an amazing night of creativity and collaboration.



MATARIKI WITH TROY KINGI

Together with the APO


Ma-nawatia a Matariki

In 2023 we come together again to celebrate Matariki with an inspiring night of musical fusion.

Winner of the 2022 Silver Scroll, Troy Kingi (Te Arawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui) is one of Aotearoa’s most dynamic, hard-working and popular singer-songwriters. With a mission to release 10 albums in 10 years, he is a diverse musical genius – equally comfortable singing pop, funk, disco, rock and everything in between.

Expect the unexpected as Kingi and the APO perform a wide-ranging setlist from Kingi’s eclectic catalogue. With lush orchestral arrangements by composer Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper this will be an amazing night of creativity and collaboration.



July 13, 2023 19:30   ·   Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

CMNZ | Ben Wilcock Quartet (Whangārei)

Concert

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Upper Hutt (2 June) / Kerikeri (23 July) / Warkworth (29 July) / Motueka (30 July) / Wānaka (1 August) / Rotorua (4 August) / Whakatāne (5 August) / Tauranga (6 August) / New Plymouth (12 August)

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Upper Hutt (2 June) / Kerikeri (23 July) / Warkworth (29 July) / Motueka (30 July) / Wānaka (1 August) / Rotorua (4 August) / Whakatāne (5 August) / Tauranga (6 August) / New Plymouth (12 August)

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Upper Hutt (2 June) / Kerikeri (23 July) / Warkworth (29 July) / Motueka (30 July) / Wānaka (1 August) / Rotorua (4 August) / Whakatāne (5 August) / Tauranga (6 August) / New Plymouth (12 August)

July 22, 2023 19:00   ·   Old Library Building Arts Centre, Whangārei

CMNZ | Ben Wilcock Quartet (Kerikeri)

Concert

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Upper Hutt (2 June) / Whangārei (22 July) / Warkworth (29 July) / Motueka (30 July) / Wānaka (1 August) / Rotorua (4 August) / Whakatāne (5 August) / Tauranga (6 August) / New Plymouth (12 August)

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Upper Hutt (2 June) / Whangārei (22 July) / Warkworth (29 July) / Motueka (30 July) / Wānaka (1 August) / Rotorua (4 August) / Whakatāne (5 August) / Tauranga (6 August) / New Plymouth (12 August)

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Upper Hutt (2 June) / Whangārei (22 July) / Warkworth (29 July) / Motueka (30 July) / Wānaka (1 August) / Rotorua (4 August) / Whakatāne (5 August) / Tauranga (6 August) / New Plymouth (12 August)

July 23, 2023 16:00   ·   Turner Centre Bar, Kerikeri

CMNZ | Ben Wilcock Quartet (Warkworth)

Concert

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Upper Hutt (2 June) / Whangārei (22 July) / Kerikeri (23 July) / Motueka (30 July) / Wānaka (1 August) / Rotorua (4 August) / Whakatāne (5 August) / Tauranga (6 August) / New Plymouth (12 August)

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Upper Hutt (2 June) / Whangārei (22 July) / Kerikeri (23 July) / Motueka (30 July) / Wānaka (1 August) / Rotorua (4 August) / Whakatāne (5 August) / Tauranga (6 August) / New Plymouth (12 August)

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Upper Hutt (2 June) / Whangārei (22 July) / Kerikeri (23 July) / Motueka (30 July) / Wānaka (1 August) / Rotorua (4 August) / Whakatāne (5 August) / Tauranga (6 August) / New Plymouth (12 August)

July 29, 2023 16:00   ·   Warkworth Town Hall

CMNZ | Ben Wilcock Quartet (Motueka)

Concert

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Upper Hutt (2 June) / Whangārei (22 July) / Kerikeri (23 July) / Warkworth (29 July) / Wānaka (1 August) / Rotorua (4 August) / Whakatāne (5 August) / Tauranga (6 August) / New Plymouth (12 August)

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Upper Hutt (2 June) / Whangārei (22 July) / Kerikeri (23 July) / Warkworth (29 July) / Wānaka (1 August) / Rotorua (4 August) / Whakatāne (5 August) / Tauranga (6 August) / New Plymouth (12 August)

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Upper Hutt (2 June) / Whangārei (22 July) / Kerikeri (23 July) / Warkworth (29 July) / Wānaka (1 August) / Rotorua (4 August) / Whakatāne (5 August) / Tauranga (6 August) / New Plymouth (12 August)

July 30, 2023 19:30   ·   Chanel Arts Centre, Motueka

CMNZ | Ben Wilcock Quartet (Wānaka)

Concert

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Upper Hutt (2 June) / Whangārei (22 July) / Kerikeri (23 July) / Warkworth (29 July) / Motueka (30 July) / Rotorua (4 August) / Whakatāne (5 August) / Tauranga (6 August) / New Plymouth (12 August)

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Upper Hutt (2 June) / Whangārei (22 July) / Kerikeri (23 July) / Warkworth (29 July) / Motueka (30 July) / Rotorua (4 August) / Whakatāne (5 August) / Tauranga (6 August) / New Plymouth (12 August)

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Upper Hutt (2 June) / Whangārei (22 July) / Kerikeri (23 July) / Warkworth (29 July) / Motueka (30 July) / Rotorua (4 August) / Whakatāne (5 August) / Tauranga (6 August) / New Plymouth (12 August)

August 01, 2023 19:30   ·   Lake Wānaka Centre, Wānaka

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra | Brahms 1

Concert

Conductor Giordano Bellincampi
Baritone Benson Wilson

Ross Harris Symphony No.7 (world premiere)
Mahler Songs of a Wayfarer
Brahms Symphony No.1


Brahms took decades to summon the self-belief to write a symphony. It was worth the wait. It is a mighty work and with Giordano Bellincampi it will be a mighty performance.

The world premiere of the new symphony by Ross Harris is the latest chapter in the long and fruitful artistic relationship between the APO and one of New Zealand’s most distinguished composers. It will be a major occasion in the year’s concert-going.

Mahler wrote this early song-cycle in the wake of an unhappy love affair. Its protagonist, on his love’s wedding day, walks away to escape the memory of her blue eyes. New Zealand-born Sāmoan baritone Benson Wilson is bound to impress in his APO debut.


Conductor Giordano Bellincampi
Baritone Benson Wilson

Ross Harris Symphony No.7 (world premiere)
Mahler Songs of a Wayfarer
Brahms Symphony No.1


Brahms took decades to summon the self-belief to write a symphony. It was worth the wait. It is a mighty work and with Giordano Bellincampi it will be a mighty performance.

The world premiere of the new symphony by Ross Harris is the latest chapter in the long and fruitful artistic relationship between the APO and one of New Zealand’s most distinguished composers. It will be a major occasion in the year’s concert-going.

Mahler wrote this early song-cycle in the wake of an unhappy love affair. Its protagonist, on his love’s wedding day, walks away to escape the memory of her blue eyes. New Zealand-born Sāmoan baritone Benson Wilson is bound to impress in his APO debut.


Conductor Giordano Bellincampi
Baritone Benson Wilson

Ross Harris Symphony No.7 (world premiere)
Mahler Songs of a Wayfarer
Brahms Symphony No.1


Brahms took decades to summon the self-belief to write a symphony. It was worth the wait. It is a mighty work and with Giordano Bellincampi it will be a mighty performance.

The world premiere of the new symphony by Ross Harris is the latest chapter in the long and fruitful artistic relationship between the APO and one of New Zealand’s most distinguished composers. It will be a major occasion in the year’s concert-going.

Mahler wrote this early song-cycle in the wake of an unhappy love affair. Its protagonist, on his love’s wedding day, walks away to escape the memory of her blue eyes. New Zealand-born Sāmoan baritone Benson Wilson is bound to impress in his APO debut.


August 03, 2023 19:30   ·   Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

CMNZ | Ben Wilcock Quartet (Rotorua)

Concert

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Upper Hutt (2 June) / Whangārei (22 July) / Kerikeri (23 July) / Warkworth (29 July) / Motueka (30 July) / Wānaka (1 August) / Whakatāne (5 August) / Tauranga (6 August) / New Plymouth (12 August)

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Upper Hutt (2 June) / Whangārei (22 July) / Kerikeri (23 July) / Warkworth (29 July) / Motueka (30 July) / Wānaka (1 August) / Whakatāne (5 August) / Tauranga (6 August) / New Plymouth (12 August)

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Upper Hutt (2 June) / Whangārei (22 July) / Kerikeri (23 July) / Warkworth (29 July) / Motueka (30 July) / Wānaka (1 August) / Whakatāne (5 August) / Tauranga (6 August) / New Plymouth (12 August)

August 04, 2023 19:30   ·   TBC, Rotorua

CMNZ | Ben Wilcock Quartet (Whakatāne)

Concert

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Upper Hutt (2 June) / Whangārei (22 July) / Kerikeri (23 July) / Warkworth (29 July) / Motueka (30 July) / Wānaka (1 August) / Rotorua (4 August) / Tauranga (6 August) / New Plymouth (12 August)

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Upper Hutt (2 June) / Whangārei (22 July) / Kerikeri (23 July) / Warkworth (29 July) / Motueka (30 July) / Wānaka (1 August) / Rotorua (4 August) / Tauranga (6 August) / New Plymouth (12 August)

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Upper Hutt (2 June) / Whangārei (22 July) / Kerikeri (23 July) / Warkworth (29 July) / Motueka (30 July) / Wānaka (1 August) / Rotorua (4 August) / Tauranga (6 August) / New Plymouth (12 August)

August 05, 2023 16:00   ·   Church of St George & St John, Whakatāne

CSO Presents: Troy Kingi

Concert

Featuring Troy Kingi with...

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra
David Kay Conductor
Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper Orchestral Arrangements


CSO Presents Troy Kingi (Te Arawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui) is a showcase of Troy’s passion for music and his ever-expanding artistic career.

A prolific song-writer and serial collaborator, with voracious capacity and freakish efficiency he is also a wonderfully powerful performer.

Matching this with the force and aplomb of Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, this will be a night not to be missed.


Featuring Troy Kingi with...

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra
David Kay Conductor
Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper Orchestral Arrangements


CSO Presents Troy Kingi (Te Arawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui) is a showcase of Troy’s passion for music and his ever-expanding artistic career.

A prolific song-writer and serial collaborator, with voracious capacity and freakish efficiency he is also a wonderfully powerful performer.

Matching this with the force and aplomb of Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, this will be a night not to be missed.


Featuring Troy Kingi with...

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra
David Kay Conductor
Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper Orchestral Arrangements


CSO Presents Troy Kingi (Te Arawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui) is a showcase of Troy’s passion for music and his ever-expanding artistic career.

A prolific song-writer and serial collaborator, with voracious capacity and freakish efficiency he is also a wonderfully powerful performer.

Matching this with the force and aplomb of Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, this will be a night not to be missed.


August 05, 2023 19:30   ·   Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch

CMNZ | Ben Wilcock Quartet (Tauranga)

Concert

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Upper Hutt (2 June) / Whangārei (22 July) / Kerikeri (23 July) / Warkworth (29 July) / Motueka (30 July) / Wānaka (1 August) / Rotorua (4 August) / Whakatāne (5 August) / New Plymouth (12 August)

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Upper Hutt (2 June) / Whangārei (22 July) / Kerikeri (23 July) / Warkworth (29 July) / Motueka (30 July) / Wānaka (1 August) / Rotorua (4 August) / Whakatāne (5 August) / New Plymouth (12 August)

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Upper Hutt (2 June) / Whangārei (22 July) / Kerikeri (23 July) / Warkworth (29 July) / Motueka (30 July) / Wānaka (1 August) / Rotorua (4 August) / Whakatāne (5 August) / New Plymouth (12 August)

August 06, 2023 16:00   ·   Tauranga Boys College, Tauranga

CMNZ | Ben Wilcock Quartet (New Plymouth)

Concert

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Upper Hutt (2 June) / Whangārei (22 July) / Kerikeri (23 July) / Warkworth (29 July) / Motueka (30 July) / Wānaka (1 August) / Rotorua (4 August) / Whakatāne (5 August) / Tauranga (6 August)

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Upper Hutt (2 June) / Whangārei (22 July) / Kerikeri (23 July) / Warkworth (29 July) / Motueka (30 July) / Wānaka (1 August) / Rotorua (4 August) / Whakatāne (5 August) / Tauranga (6 August)

Ben Wilcock piano
Tristan Carter violin
Daniel Yeabsley bass
John Rae percussion


Improvisations and contemporary takes on jazz standards, along with original pieces from Ben Wilcock's latest album, The River Tethys.


Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel-like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.


Additional performances:
Upper Hutt (2 June) / Whangārei (22 July) / Kerikeri (23 July) / Warkworth (29 July) / Motueka (30 July) / Wānaka (1 August) / Rotorua (4 August) / Whakatāne (5 August) / Tauranga (6 August)

August 12, 2023 19:30   ·   4th Wall Theatre, New Plymouth

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra | In the Elements

Concert

Conductor Vincent Hardaker
Taonga puoro Jerome Kavanagh

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Salina Fisher Taonga Puoro Concerto (world premiere)
Britten Four Sea-Interludes from Peter Grimes
Sibelius Symphony No.7


Salina Fisher has always been fascinated by collaboration, and her work with taonga puoro master Jerome Kavanagh reaches a significant milestone with this new concerto for traditional Māori instruments. It promises to be extraordinary.

Benjamin Britten lived next to the bitter North Sea: its glittering sunshine and furious storms are sharply drawn in his opera Peter Grimes, of which these interludes are the well-known orchestral showcase.

Jean Sibelius described his Seventh Symphony as ‘The moon through storm clouds’. Its massively ecstatic mood is well matched with Vaughan Williams’ visionary cathedral of sound that opens the evening.


Conductor Vincent Hardaker
Taonga puoro Jerome Kavanagh

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Salina Fisher Taonga Puoro Concerto (world premiere)
Britten Four Sea-Interludes from Peter Grimes
Sibelius Symphony No.7


Salina Fisher has always been fascinated by collaboration, and her work with taonga puoro master Jerome Kavanagh reaches a significant milestone with this new concerto for traditional Māori instruments. It promises to be extraordinary.

Benjamin Britten lived next to the bitter North Sea: its glittering sunshine and furious storms are sharply drawn in his opera Peter Grimes, of which these interludes are the well-known orchestral showcase.

Jean Sibelius described his Seventh Symphony as ‘The moon through storm clouds’. Its massively ecstatic mood is well matched with Vaughan Williams’ visionary cathedral of sound that opens the evening.


Conductor Vincent Hardaker
Taonga puoro Jerome Kavanagh

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Salina Fisher Taonga Puoro Concerto (world premiere)
Britten Four Sea-Interludes from Peter Grimes
Sibelius Symphony No.7


Salina Fisher has always been fascinated by collaboration, and her work with taonga puoro master Jerome Kavanagh reaches a significant milestone with this new concerto for traditional Māori instruments. It promises to be extraordinary.

Benjamin Britten lived next to the bitter North Sea: its glittering sunshine and furious storms are sharply drawn in his opera Peter Grimes, of which these interludes are the well-known orchestral showcase.

Jean Sibelius described his Seventh Symphony as ‘The moon through storm clouds’. Its massively ecstatic mood is well matched with Vaughan Williams’ visionary cathedral of sound that opens the evening.


August 24, 2023 19:30   ·   Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

NZTrio | HOMELAND 2: TUNES FROM MY HOME (Auckland)

Concert

'Homeland 2' begins in Romania with Enescu’s luscious A minor trio, one of the very few works he composed during WWII and a strong witness to his fascination with the countryside and folk music of his homeland. Then, Chen Yi transports us half a world away to her upbringing in China with musical stories filled with bustling energies and happy memories, before the warmness of a serenade composed by a young Enescu melts our hearts.

Victoria Kelly’s gently rhythmic and mystical sound world brings us back home to Aotearoa before our final stop in Prague, where a 42-year old Dvořák takes us into the depths of Czech folk music traditions and into the dark and brooding romanticism of his F minor piano trio.


Additional performances:
24 September (Christchurch)

'Homeland 2' begins in Romania with Enescu’s luscious A minor trio, one of the very few works he composed during WWII and a strong witness to his fascination with the countryside and folk music of his homeland. Then, Chen Yi transports us half a world away to her upbringing in China with musical stories filled with bustling energies and happy memories, before the warmness of a serenade composed by a young Enescu melts our hearts.

Victoria Kelly’s gently rhythmic and mystical sound world brings us back home to Aotearoa before our final stop in Prague, where a 42-year old Dvořák takes us into the depths of Czech folk music traditions and into the dark and brooding romanticism of his F minor piano trio.


Additional performances:
24 September (Christchurch)

August 31, 2023 19:30   ·   Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber

NZSO | Bernstein & Copland (Wellington)

Concert

Eve De Castro-Robinson | Len Dances
Bernstein | Symphony No. 2 The Age of Anxiety
Copland Symphony No. 3


Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland were firm friends and Til time shall end is taken from a poem Bernstein wrote to Copland for his 80th birthday. Grammy Award-winning conductor Giancarlo Guerrero’s NZSO debut presents two works from these exceptional American composers.

Since his last visit to Aotearoa New Zealand, Guerrero has debuted with the New York Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony to critical acclaim. He has also earned yet another Grammy nomination.

Maestro Guerrero leads the NZSO in a performance of Copland’s Third Symphony, a heroic expansion of Copland’s characteristic Americana feel.

Pianist Joyce Yang, the burgeoning piano superstar, brings her “poetic and sensitive pianism” (Washington Post) to Bernstein’s “The Age of Anxiety”, a six-part virtuoso symphony for solo piano and orchestra.

Eve de Castro Robinson’s Len Dances rounds out this (almost!) all-American programme. Len Dances is inspired by the maverick artistry of Kiwi sculptor and filmmaker Len Lye.


Additional performances:

Auckland (2 September)

Eve De Castro-Robinson | Len Dances
Bernstein | Symphony No. 2 The Age of Anxiety
Copland Symphony No. 3


Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland were firm friends and Til time shall end is taken from a poem Bernstein wrote to Copland for his 80th birthday. Grammy Award-winning conductor Giancarlo Guerrero’s NZSO debut presents two works from these exceptional American composers.

Since his last visit to Aotearoa New Zealand, Guerrero has debuted with the New York Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony to critical acclaim. He has also earned yet another Grammy nomination.

Maestro Guerrero leads the NZSO in a performance of Copland’s Third Symphony, a heroic expansion of Copland’s characteristic Americana feel.

Pianist Joyce Yang, the burgeoning piano superstar, brings her “poetic and sensitive pianism” (Washington Post) to Bernstein’s “The Age of Anxiety”, a six-part virtuoso symphony for solo piano and orchestra.

Eve de Castro Robinson’s Len Dances rounds out this (almost!) all-American programme. Len Dances is inspired by the maverick artistry of Kiwi sculptor and filmmaker Len Lye.


Additional performances:

Auckland (2 September)

September 01, 2023 18:30   ·   Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

NZSO | Bernstein & Copland (Auckland)

Concert

Eve De Castro-Robinson | Len Dances
Bernstein | Symphony No. 2 The Age of Anxiety
Copland Symphony No. 3


Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland were firm friends and Til time shall end is taken from a poem Bernstein wrote to Copland for his 80th birthday. Grammy Award-winning conductor Giancarlo Guerrero’s NZSO debut presents two works from these exceptional American composers.

Since his last visit to Aotearoa New Zealand, Guerrero has debuted with the New York Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony to critical acclaim. He has also earned yet another Grammy nomination.

Maestro Guerrero leads the NZSO in a performance of Copland’s Third Symphony, a heroic expansion of Copland’s characteristic Americana feel.

Pianist Joyce Yang, the burgeoning piano superstar, brings her “poetic and sensitive pianism” (Washington Post) to Bernstein’s “The Age of Anxiety”, a six-part virtuoso symphony for solo piano and orchestra.

Eve de Castro Robinson’s Len Dances rounds out this (almost!) all-American programme. Len Dances is inspired by the maverick artistry of Kiwi sculptor and filmmaker Len Lye.


Additional performances:

Wellington (1 September)

Eve De Castro-Robinson | Len Dances
Bernstein | Symphony No. 2 The Age of Anxiety
Copland Symphony No. 3


Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland were firm friends and Til time shall end is taken from a poem Bernstein wrote to Copland for his 80th birthday. Grammy Award-winning conductor Giancarlo Guerrero’s NZSO debut presents two works from these exceptional American composers.

Since his last visit to Aotearoa New Zealand, Guerrero has debuted with the New York Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony to critical acclaim. He has also earned yet another Grammy nomination.

Maestro Guerrero leads the NZSO in a performance of Copland’s Third Symphony, a heroic expansion of Copland’s characteristic Americana feel.

Pianist Joyce Yang, the burgeoning piano superstar, brings her “poetic and sensitive pianism” (Washington Post) to Bernstein’s “The Age of Anxiety”, a six-part virtuoso symphony for solo piano and orchestra.

Eve de Castro Robinson’s Len Dances rounds out this (almost!) all-American programme. Len Dances is inspired by the maverick artistry of Kiwi sculptor and filmmaker Len Lye.


Additional performances:

Wellington (1 September)

September 02, 2023 19:30   ·   Auckland Town Hall

NZTrio | HOMELAND 2: TUNES FROM MY HOME (Christchurch)

Concert

'Homeland 2' begins in Romania with Enescu’s luscious A minor trio, one of the very few works he composed during WWII and a strong witness to his fascination with the countryside and folk music of his homeland. Then, Chen Yi transports us half a world away to her upbringing in China with musical stories filled with bustling energies and happy memories, before the warmness of a serenade composed by a young Enescu melts our hearts.

Victoria Kelly’s gently rhythmic and mystical sound world brings us back home to Aotearoa before our final stop in Prague, where a 42-year old Dvořák takes us into the depths of Czech folk music traditions and into the dark and brooding romanticism of his F minor piano trio.


Additional performances:
31 August (Auckland)

'Homeland 2' begins in Romania with Enescu’s luscious A minor trio, one of the very few works he composed during WWII and a strong witness to his fascination with the countryside and folk music of his homeland. Then, Chen Yi transports us half a world away to her upbringing in China with musical stories filled with bustling energies and happy memories, before the warmness of a serenade composed by a young Enescu melts our hearts.

Victoria Kelly’s gently rhythmic and mystical sound world brings us back home to Aotearoa before our final stop in Prague, where a 42-year old Dvořák takes us into the depths of Czech folk music traditions and into the dark and brooding romanticism of his F minor piano trio.


Additional performances:
31 August (Auckland)

September 24, 2023 17:00   ·   The Piano, Christchurch

NZSO | Poem of Ecstasy (Auckland)

Concert

Kenneth Young | Dance
Scriabin | The Poem of Ecstasy
Debussy | Syrinx
Sibelius | Luonnotar
Ravel | Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2


Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Gemma New conducts a programme featuring titans of early twentieth-century romanticism.

Scriabin’s 1908 Poem of Ecstasy was described by the composer as “The Joy of Liberated Action […] a Divine Play of Worlds.”

While Scriabin indulged his taste for cosmic scope, Jean Sibelius kept things a little more grounded in Luonnotar, his 1913 tone poem for soprano and orchestra. Here the golden-voiced Madeleine Pierard embodies the mythological Finnish goddess of nature.

We start and end with dance. Firstly, with NZ composer Ken Young’s Dance, and lastly, with Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2.

Nestled in this concert’s heart is Debussy’s solo flute piece Syrinx. Debussy’s enigmatic, harmonically adventurous works provided the key to unlocking the creativity of contemporaries like Scriabin, Sibelius and Ravel, allowing them to then create their own distinctive sound worlds.


Additional performances:

Wellington (28 October)
Dunedin (3 November)
Hamilton (10 November)

Kenneth Young | Dance
Scriabin | The Poem of Ecstasy
Debussy | Syrinx
Sibelius | Luonnotar
Ravel | Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2


Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Gemma New conducts a programme featuring titans of early twentieth-century romanticism.

Scriabin’s 1908 Poem of Ecstasy was described by the composer as “The Joy of Liberated Action […] a Divine Play of Worlds.”

While Scriabin indulged his taste for cosmic scope, Jean Sibelius kept things a little more grounded in Luonnotar, his 1913 tone poem for soprano and orchestra. Here the golden-voiced Madeleine Pierard embodies the mythological Finnish goddess of nature.

We start and end with dance. Firstly, with NZ composer Ken Young’s Dance, and lastly, with Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2.

Nestled in this concert’s heart is Debussy’s solo flute piece Syrinx. Debussy’s enigmatic, harmonically adventurous works provided the key to unlocking the creativity of contemporaries like Scriabin, Sibelius and Ravel, allowing them to then create their own distinctive sound worlds.


Additional performances:

Wellington (28 October)
Dunedin (3 November)
Hamilton (10 November)

October 27, 2023 19:30   ·   Auckland Town Hall

NZSO | Poem of Ecstasy (Wellington)

Concert

Kenneth Young | Dance
Scriabin | The Poem of Ecstasy
Debussy | Syrinx
Sibelius | Luonnotar
Ravel | Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2


Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Gemma New conducts a programme featuring titans of early twentieth-century romanticism.

Scriabin’s 1908 Poem of Ecstasy was described by the composer as “The Joy of Liberated Action […] a Divine Play of Worlds.”

While Scriabin indulged his taste for cosmic scope, Jean Sibelius kept things a little more grounded in Luonnotar, his 1913 tone poem for soprano and orchestra. Here the golden-voiced Madeleine Pierard embodies the mythological Finnish goddess of nature.

We start and end with dance. Firstly, with NZ composer Ken Young’s Dance, and lastly, with Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2.

Nestled in this concert’s heart is Debussy’s solo flute piece Syrinx. Debussy’s enigmatic, harmonically adventurous works provided the key to unlocking the creativity of contemporaries like Scriabin, Sibelius and Ravel, allowing them to then create their own distinctive sound worlds.


Additional performances:

Auckland (27 October)
Dunedin (3 November)
Hamilton (10 November)

Kenneth Young | Dance
Scriabin | The Poem of Ecstasy
Debussy | Syrinx
Sibelius | Luonnotar
Ravel | Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2


Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Gemma New conducts a programme featuring titans of early twentieth-century romanticism.

Scriabin’s 1908 Poem of Ecstasy was described by the composer as “The Joy of Liberated Action […] a Divine Play of Worlds.”

While Scriabin indulged his taste for cosmic scope, Jean Sibelius kept things a little more grounded in Luonnotar, his 1913 tone poem for soprano and orchestra. Here the golden-voiced Madeleine Pierard embodies the mythological Finnish goddess of nature.

We start and end with dance. Firstly, with NZ composer Ken Young’s Dance, and lastly, with Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2.

Nestled in this concert’s heart is Debussy’s solo flute piece Syrinx. Debussy’s enigmatic, harmonically adventurous works provided the key to unlocking the creativity of contemporaries like Scriabin, Sibelius and Ravel, allowing them to then create their own distinctive sound worlds.


Additional performances:

Auckland (27 October)
Dunedin (3 November)
Hamilton (10 November)

October 28, 2023 19:30   ·   Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

NZSO | Poem of Ecstasy (Dunedin)

Concert

Kenneth Young | Dance
Scriabin | The Poem of Ecstasy
Debussy | Syrinx
Sibelius | Luonnotar
Ravel | Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2


Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Gemma New conducts a programme featuring titans of early twentieth-century romanticism.

Scriabin’s 1908 Poem of Ecstasy was described by the composer as “The Joy of Liberated Action […] a Divine Play of Worlds.”

While Scriabin indulged his taste for cosmic scope, Jean Sibelius kept things a little more grounded in Luonnotar, his 1913 tone poem for soprano and orchestra. Here the golden-voiced Madeleine Pierard embodies the mythological Finnish goddess of nature.

We start and end with dance. Firstly, with NZ composer Ken Young’s Dance, and lastly, with Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2.

Nestled in this concert’s heart is Debussy’s solo flute piece Syrinx. Debussy’s enigmatic, harmonically adventurous works provided the key to unlocking the creativity of contemporaries like Scriabin, Sibelius and Ravel, allowing them to then create their own distinctive sound worlds.


Additional performances:

Auckland (27 October)
Wellington (28 October)
Hamilton (10 November)

Kenneth Young | Dance
Scriabin | The Poem of Ecstasy
Debussy | Syrinx
Sibelius | Luonnotar
Ravel | Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2


Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Gemma New conducts a programme featuring titans of early twentieth-century romanticism.

Scriabin’s 1908 Poem of Ecstasy was described by the composer as “The Joy of Liberated Action […] a Divine Play of Worlds.”

While Scriabin indulged his taste for cosmic scope, Jean Sibelius kept things a little more grounded in Luonnotar, his 1913 tone poem for soprano and orchestra. Here the golden-voiced Madeleine Pierard embodies the mythological Finnish goddess of nature.

We start and end with dance. Firstly, with NZ composer Ken Young’s Dance, and lastly, with Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2.

Nestled in this concert’s heart is Debussy’s solo flute piece Syrinx. Debussy’s enigmatic, harmonically adventurous works provided the key to unlocking the creativity of contemporaries like Scriabin, Sibelius and Ravel, allowing them to then create their own distinctive sound worlds.


Additional performances:

Auckland (27 October)
Wellington (28 October)
Hamilton (10 November)

November 03, 2023 19:30   ·   Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin

NZTrio | HOMELAND 3: DUMKY (Nathan Homestead)

Concert

Join us for a 1 hour concert of selections from our Homeland 3 programme.

Prepare to be swept away by the heartfelt melodies of Novak’s dramatic one-movement ballade, written when he was simultaneously gazing back in time to traditional Czech folk melodies, yet also looking ahead to tonal modernism. Swiss-American composer Ernest Bloch’s evocative Three Nocturnes showcase his Jewish heritage with staggering impressionistic beauty, before Frank Martin takes us on a rambunctious journey through popular Irish melodies that will be sure to awaken your inner dancer.

We return to the sounds of Aotearoa with an exciting new work by celebrated NZ composer Ross Harris, before we embark upon the joy and nostalgia of Dvorak’s famous “Dumky” Trio, overflowing with a wealth of village songs and Czech country dances.


Additional performances:
Wellington (23 November)
Whangārei (25 November)
Auckland (26 November)

Join us for a 1 hour concert of selections from our Homeland 3 programme.

Prepare to be swept away by the heartfelt melodies of Novak’s dramatic one-movement ballade, written when he was simultaneously gazing back in time to traditional Czech folk melodies, yet also looking ahead to tonal modernism. Swiss-American composer Ernest Bloch’s evocative Three Nocturnes showcase his Jewish heritage with staggering impressionistic beauty, before Frank Martin takes us on a rambunctious journey through popular Irish melodies that will be sure to awaken your inner dancer.

We return to the sounds of Aotearoa with an exciting new work by celebrated NZ composer Ross Harris, before we embark upon the joy and nostalgia of Dvorak’s famous “Dumky” Trio, overflowing with a wealth of village songs and Czech country dances.


Additional performances:
Wellington (23 November)
Whangārei (25 November)
Auckland (26 November)

November 04, 2023 17:00   ·   Nathan Homestead, Auckland

NZSO | Benjamin on Britten (Dunedin)

Concert

David Mason | NZSO Commission, World Premiere
Britten | Violin Concerto, Op. 15
Brahms | Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98


In the second of this three-night festival with Principal Conductor Gemma New, the NZSO teams up with another New Zealand-born violinist Benjamin Morrison.

A former student of Stephen Larsen and Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Benjamin made the leap overseas in 2007. He won prizes internationally before landing a permanent position with the legendary Vienna Philharmonic. Now back on home soil, he performs the Britten Violin Concerto.

Brahms’ Fourth Symphony is one of his best-loved. Tom Service, writing for The Guardian, recognised the “cathartic power” of this “despairing, troubling and astonishing symphony.”


Additional performances:

Hamilton (11 November)

David Mason | NZSO Commission, World Premiere
Britten | Violin Concerto, Op. 15
Brahms | Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98


In the second of this three-night festival with Principal Conductor Gemma New, the NZSO teams up with another New Zealand-born violinist Benjamin Morrison.

A former student of Stephen Larsen and Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Benjamin made the leap overseas in 2007. He won prizes internationally before landing a permanent position with the legendary Vienna Philharmonic. Now back on home soil, he performs the Britten Violin Concerto.

Brahms’ Fourth Symphony is one of his best-loved. Tom Service, writing for The Guardian, recognised the “cathartic power” of this “despairing, troubling and astonishing symphony.”


Additional performances:

Hamilton (11 November)

David Mason | NZSO Commission, World Premiere
Britten | Violin Concerto, Op. 15
Brahms | Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98


In the second of this three-night festival with Principal Conductor Gemma New, the NZSO teams up with another New Zealand-born violinist Benjamin Morrison.

A former student of Stephen Larsen and Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Benjamin made the leap overseas in 2007. He won prizes internationally before landing a permanent position with the legendary Vienna Philharmonic. Now back on home soil, he performs the Britten Violin Concerto.

Brahms’ Fourth Symphony is one of his best-loved. Tom Service, writing for The Guardian, recognised the “cathartic power” of this “despairing, troubling and astonishing symphony.”


Additional performances:

Hamilton (11 November)

November 04, 2023 19:30   ·   Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin

NZSO | Poem of Ecstasy (Hamilton)

Concert

Kenneth Young | Dance
Scriabin | The Poem of Ecstasy
Debussy | Syrinx
Sibelius | Luonnotar
Ravel | Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2


Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Gemma New conducts a programme featuring titans of early twentieth-century romanticism.

Scriabin’s 1908 Poem of Ecstasy was described by the composer as “The Joy of Liberated Action […] a Divine Play of Worlds.”

While Scriabin indulged his taste for cosmic scope, Jean Sibelius kept things a little more grounded in Luonnotar, his 1913 tone poem for soprano and orchestra. Here the golden-voiced Madeleine Pierard embodies the mythological Finnish goddess of nature.

We start and end with dance. Firstly, with NZ composer Ken Young’s Dance, and lastly, with Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2.

Nestled in this concert’s heart is Debussy’s solo flute piece Syrinx. Debussy’s enigmatic, harmonically adventurous works provided the key to unlocking the creativity of contemporaries like Scriabin, Sibelius and Ravel, allowing them to then create their own distinctive sound worlds.


Additional performances:

Auckland (27 October)
Wellington (28 October)
Dunedin (3 November)

Kenneth Young | Dance
Scriabin | The Poem of Ecstasy
Debussy | Syrinx
Sibelius | Luonnotar
Ravel | Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2


Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Gemma New conducts a programme featuring titans of early twentieth-century romanticism.

Scriabin’s 1908 Poem of Ecstasy was described by the composer as “The Joy of Liberated Action […] a Divine Play of Worlds.”

While Scriabin indulged his taste for cosmic scope, Jean Sibelius kept things a little more grounded in Luonnotar, his 1913 tone poem for soprano and orchestra. Here the golden-voiced Madeleine Pierard embodies the mythological Finnish goddess of nature.

We start and end with dance. Firstly, with NZ composer Ken Young’s Dance, and lastly, with Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2.

Nestled in this concert’s heart is Debussy’s solo flute piece Syrinx. Debussy’s enigmatic, harmonically adventurous works provided the key to unlocking the creativity of contemporaries like Scriabin, Sibelius and Ravel, allowing them to then create their own distinctive sound worlds.


Additional performances:

Auckland (27 October)
Wellington (28 October)
Dunedin (3 November)

November 10, 2023 19:30   ·   Globox Arena, Claudelands, Hamilton

NZSO | Benjamin on Britten (Hamilton)

Concert

David Mason | NZSO Commission, World Premiere
Britten | Violin Concerto, Op. 15
Brahms | Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98


In the second of this three-night festival with Principal Conductor Gemma New, the NZSO teams up with another New Zealand-born violinist Benjamin Morrison.

A former student of Stephen Larsen and Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Benjamin made the leap overseas in 2007. He won prizes internationally before landing a permanent position with the legendary Vienna Philharmonic. Now back on home soil, he performs the Britten Violin Concerto.

Brahms’ Fourth Symphony is one of his best-loved. Tom Service, writing for The Guardian, recognised the “cathartic power” of this “despairing, troubling and astonishing symphony.”


Additional performances:

Dunedin (4 November)

David Mason | NZSO Commission, World Premiere
Britten | Violin Concerto, Op. 15
Brahms | Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98


In the second of this three-night festival with Principal Conductor Gemma New, the NZSO teams up with another New Zealand-born violinist Benjamin Morrison.

A former student of Stephen Larsen and Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Benjamin made the leap overseas in 2007. He won prizes internationally before landing a permanent position with the legendary Vienna Philharmonic. Now back on home soil, he performs the Britten Violin Concerto.

Brahms’ Fourth Symphony is one of his best-loved. Tom Service, writing for The Guardian, recognised the “cathartic power” of this “despairing, troubling and astonishing symphony.”


Additional performances:

Dunedin (4 November)

David Mason | NZSO Commission, World Premiere
Britten | Violin Concerto, Op. 15
Brahms | Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98


In the second of this three-night festival with Principal Conductor Gemma New, the NZSO teams up with another New Zealand-born violinist Benjamin Morrison.

A former student of Stephen Larsen and Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Benjamin made the leap overseas in 2007. He won prizes internationally before landing a permanent position with the legendary Vienna Philharmonic. Now back on home soil, he performs the Britten Violin Concerto.

Brahms’ Fourth Symphony is one of his best-loved. Tom Service, writing for The Guardian, recognised the “cathartic power” of this “despairing, troubling and astonishing symphony.”


Additional performances:

Dunedin (4 November)

November 11, 2023 19:30   ·   Globox Arena, Claudelands, Hamilton

NZTrio | HOMELAND 3: DUMKY (Wellington)

Concert

Prepare to be swept away by the heartfelt melodies of Novak’s dramatic one-movement ballade, written when he was simultaneously gazing back in time to traditional Czech folk melodies, yet also looking ahead to tonal modernism. Swiss-American composer Ernest Bloch’s evocative Three Nocturnes showcase his Jewish heritage with staggering impressionistic beauty, before Frank Martin takes us on a rambunctious journey through popular Irish melodies that will be sure to awaken your inner dancer.

We return to the sounds of Aotearoa with an exciting new work by celebrated NZ composer Ross Harris, before we embark upon the joy and nostalgia of Dvorak’s famous “Dumky” Trio, overflowing with a wealth of village songs and Czech country dances.


Additional performances:
Nathan Homestead (4 November)
Whangārei (25 November)
Auckland (26 November)

Prepare to be swept away by the heartfelt melodies of Novak’s dramatic one-movement ballade, written when he was simultaneously gazing back in time to traditional Czech folk melodies, yet also looking ahead to tonal modernism. Swiss-American composer Ernest Bloch’s evocative Three Nocturnes showcase his Jewish heritage with staggering impressionistic beauty, before Frank Martin takes us on a rambunctious journey through popular Irish melodies that will be sure to awaken your inner dancer.

We return to the sounds of Aotearoa with an exciting new work by celebrated NZ composer Ross Harris, before we embark upon the joy and nostalgia of Dvorak’s famous “Dumky” Trio, overflowing with a wealth of village songs and Czech country dances.


Additional performances:
Nathan Homestead (4 November)
Whangārei (25 November)
Auckland (26 November)

November 23, 2023 19:00   ·   Public Trust Hall, Wellington

Auckland Philhamonia Orchestra | Beethoven's Violin

Concert

Conductor Giordano Bellincampi
Violin Clara-Jumi Kang

Leonie Holmes For just a little moment...
Beethoven Violin Concerto
Stravinsky Petrushka (1947)


Leonie Holmes’ short work, commissioned by the APO in 2020, opens the final mainstage concert of the year. It takes its inspiration from Tessa Stephens’ poem Cycles.

Beethoven’s scintillating Violin Concerto is an exhilarating piece, particularly with a tour de force performance from the astonishing violinist Clara-Jumi Kang.

Stravinsky’s ballet about a wooden puppet that comes to life is one of the most folk-influenced pieces he ever wrote. The opening scene is set in a fairground, and Stravinsky said that audiences should be able to smell the food.


Conductor Giordano Bellincampi
Violin Clara-Jumi Kang

Leonie Holmes For just a little moment...
Beethoven Violin Concerto
Stravinsky Petrushka (1947)


Leonie Holmes’ short work, commissioned by the APO in 2020, opens the final mainstage concert of the year. It takes its inspiration from Tessa Stephens’ poem Cycles.

Beethoven’s scintillating Violin Concerto is an exhilarating piece, particularly with a tour de force performance from the astonishing violinist Clara-Jumi Kang.

Stravinsky’s ballet about a wooden puppet that comes to life is one of the most folk-influenced pieces he ever wrote. The opening scene is set in a fairground, and Stravinsky said that audiences should be able to smell the food.


Conductor Giordano Bellincampi
Violin Clara-Jumi Kang

Leonie Holmes For just a little moment...
Beethoven Violin Concerto
Stravinsky Petrushka (1947)


Leonie Holmes’ short work, commissioned by the APO in 2020, opens the final mainstage concert of the year. It takes its inspiration from Tessa Stephens’ poem Cycles.

Beethoven’s scintillating Violin Concerto is an exhilarating piece, particularly with a tour de force performance from the astonishing violinist Clara-Jumi Kang.

Stravinsky’s ballet about a wooden puppet that comes to life is one of the most folk-influenced pieces he ever wrote. The opening scene is set in a fairground, and Stravinsky said that audiences should be able to smell the food.


November 24, 2023 19:30   ·   Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

NZTrio | HOMELAND 3: DUMKY (Whangārei)

Concert

Prepare to be swept away by the heartfelt melodies of Novak’s dramatic one-movement ballade, written when he was simultaneously gazing back in time to traditional Czech folk melodies, yet also looking ahead to tonal modernism. Swiss-American composer Ernest Bloch’s evocative Three Nocturnes showcase his Jewish heritage with staggering impressionistic beauty, before Frank Martin takes us on a rambunctious journey through popular Irish melodies that will be sure to awaken your inner dancer.

We return to the sounds of Aotearoa with an exciting new work by celebrated NZ composer Ross Harris, before we embark upon the joy and nostalgia of Dvorak’s famous “Dumky” Trio, overflowing with a wealth of village songs and Czech country dances.


Additional performances:
Nathan Homestead (4 November)
Wellington (23 November)
Auckland (26 November)

Prepare to be swept away by the heartfelt melodies of Novak’s dramatic one-movement ballade, written when he was simultaneously gazing back in time to traditional Czech folk melodies, yet also looking ahead to tonal modernism. Swiss-American composer Ernest Bloch’s evocative Three Nocturnes showcase his Jewish heritage with staggering impressionistic beauty, before Frank Martin takes us on a rambunctious journey through popular Irish melodies that will be sure to awaken your inner dancer.

We return to the sounds of Aotearoa with an exciting new work by celebrated NZ composer Ross Harris, before we embark upon the joy and nostalgia of Dvorak’s famous “Dumky” Trio, overflowing with a wealth of village songs and Czech country dances.


Additional performances:
Nathan Homestead (4 November)
Wellington (23 November)
Auckland (26 November)

November 25, 2023 14:00   ·   The Old Library, Whangārei

NZTrio | HOMELAND 3: DUMKY (Auckland)

Concert

Prepare to be swept away by the heartfelt melodies of Novak’s dramatic one-movement ballade, written when he was simultaneously gazing back in time to traditional Czech folk melodies, yet also looking ahead to tonal modernism. Swiss-American composer Ernest Bloch’s evocative Three Nocturnes showcase his Jewish heritage with staggering impressionistic beauty, before Frank Martin takes us on a rambunctious journey through popular Irish melodies that will be sure to awaken your inner dancer.

We return to the sounds of Aotearoa with an exciting new work by celebrated NZ composer Ross Harris, before we embark upon the joy and nostalgia of Dvorak’s famous “Dumky” Trio, overflowing with a wealth of village songs and Czech country dances.


Additional performances:
Nathan Homestead (4 November)
Wellington (23 November)
Whangārei (25 November)

Prepare to be swept away by the heartfelt melodies of Novak’s dramatic one-movement ballade, written when he was simultaneously gazing back in time to traditional Czech folk melodies, yet also looking ahead to tonal modernism. Swiss-American composer Ernest Bloch’s evocative Three Nocturnes showcase his Jewish heritage with staggering impressionistic beauty, before Frank Martin takes us on a rambunctious journey through popular Irish melodies that will be sure to awaken your inner dancer.

We return to the sounds of Aotearoa with an exciting new work by celebrated NZ composer Ross Harris, before we embark upon the joy and nostalgia of Dvorak’s famous “Dumky” Trio, overflowing with a wealth of village songs and Czech country dances.


Additional performances:
Nathan Homestead (4 November)
Wellington (23 November)
Whangārei (25 November)

November 26, 2023 19:00   ·   Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
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