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

Australian and New Zealand Viola Society | 2021 Composition Competition

Opportunity

"Once you become a viola-player, one of your most important duties is to strive to enlarge the library of solo viola music"

— Lionel Tertis —


Writing new music for viola?

After three previous successful Viola Composition Competitions run by ANZVS, another one will be held in Winter 2021.

There is now a new category in the competition this year: compositions will be accepted for viola plus voice or viola plus one other instrument, for the first time.


Click here for the entry form and Conditions of Entry.

For further enquiries about the competition or the Australian and New Zealand Viola Society, contact secretary@anzvs.com.


"Once you become a viola-player, one of your most important duties is to strive to enlarge the library of solo viola music"

— Lionel Tertis —


Writing new music for viola?

After three previous successful Viola Composition Competitions run by ANZVS, another one will be held in Winter 2021.

There is now a new category in the competition this year: compositions will be accepted for viola plus voice or viola plus one other instrument, for the first time.


Click here for the entry form and Conditions of Entry.

For further enquiries about the competition or the Australian and New Zealand Viola Society, contact secretary@anzvs.com.


October 27, 2020 09:00 — May 01, 2021 17:00

Wellington Jazz Festival | Call for Submissions

Opportunity

As part of our ongoing commitment to investing in local musicians and contributing to the development of Aotearoa jazz sounds, the Wellington Jazz Festival is pleased to once again open submissions for new work from jazz composers.


KEY INFO

There is one commission available:

  • 1 x commission for compositions between 1-5 instruments or 6-9 instruments (maximum).
  • The commission fee is $10,000 or $12,500 dependent on the size of the ensemble.
  • Each commission should be between 15 - 20 minutes (we note that lengths may vary in performance due to improvisation).
  • Instruments may include voice.
  • The compositions should feature improvisation. Hybrid genres and experimentation are encouraged.

Subject to funding an additional proposal may be selected for performance. This will be offered under the same conditions, fee and otherwise, as above. Please note that should we be successful in our application for funding at least one of the commissions will be awarded to a Māori composer.

Click here for more information, including Entry Criteria


Photo credit: Stephen A’Court


As part of our ongoing commitment to investing in local musicians and contributing to the development of Aotearoa jazz sounds, the Wellington Jazz Festival is pleased to once again open submissions for new work from jazz composers.


KEY INFO

There is one commission available:

  • 1 x commission for compositions between 1-5 instruments or 6-9 instruments (maximum).
  • The commission fee is $10,000 or $12,500 dependent on the size of the ensemble.
  • Each commission should be between 15 - 20 minutes (we note that lengths may vary in performance due to improvisation).
  • Instruments may include voice.
  • The compositions should feature improvisation. Hybrid genres and experimentation are encouraged.

Subject to funding an additional proposal may be selected for performance. This will be offered under the same conditions, fee and otherwise, as above. Please note that should we be successful in our application for funding at least one of the commissions will be awarded to a Māori composer.

Click here for more information, including Entry Criteria


Photo credit: Stephen A’Court


February 18, 2021 09:00 — March 08, 2021 17:00

NZSO | Setting Up Camp – Town & Country (Invercargill)

Concert

Additional performances:

March 6th (Dunedin)
March 10th (Christchurch)
March 14th (Blenheim)
June 9th (North Shore)
June 10th (Auckland)
June 11th (Kerikeri)


James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 6th (Dunedin)
March 10th (Christchurch)
March 14th (Blenheim)
June 9th (North Shore)
June 10th (Auckland)
June 11th (Kerikeri)


James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 6th (Dunedin)
March 10th (Christchurch)
March 14th (Blenheim)
June 9th (North Shore)
June 10th (Auckland)
June 11th (Kerikeri)


James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


March 04, 2021 19:30   ·   Civic Theatre, Invercargill

Auckland Arts Festival | Taku Tau Kahurangi: An Aotearoa Love Story

Concert

Come together with Ria Hall and friends for an opening Festival concert celebrating aroha with covers of beloved songs from Aotearoa.

Borne of this land, inspired by this place and our people. Come together in these precarious and uncertain times to enjoy songs by some of New Zealand's most loved artists, including Emma Paki, Split Enz, Bic Runga, Kora, and Shihad.

The inimitable Ria Hall has selected some of her favourite kiwi classics and will be making them her own – with the backing of Mt Roskill legends The Levites.

Let your spirits be lifted and join us for this collective journey through a sensory experience of music, lyrics and imagery.


Come together with Ria Hall and friends for an opening Festival concert celebrating aroha with covers of beloved songs from Aotearoa.

Borne of this land, inspired by this place and our people. Come together in these precarious and uncertain times to enjoy songs by some of New Zealand's most loved artists, including Emma Paki, Split Enz, Bic Runga, Kora, and Shihad.

The inimitable Ria Hall has selected some of her favourite kiwi classics and will be making them her own – with the backing of Mt Roskill legends The Levites.

Let your spirits be lifted and join us for this collective journey through a sensory experience of music, lyrics and imagery.


Come together with Ria Hall and friends for an opening Festival concert celebrating aroha with covers of beloved songs from Aotearoa.

Borne of this land, inspired by this place and our people. Come together in these precarious and uncertain times to enjoy songs by some of New Zealand's most loved artists, including Emma Paki, Split Enz, Bic Runga, Kora, and Shihad.

The inimitable Ria Hall has selected some of her favourite kiwi classics and will be making them her own – with the backing of Mt Roskill legends The Levites.

Let your spirits be lifted and join us for this collective journey through a sensory experience of music, lyrics and imagery.


March 04, 2021 19:30   ·   Auckland Town Hall

Auckland Arts Festival | Subtle Dances

Concert

Witness the birth of an exciting new company in New Zealand with the launch of BalletCollective Aotearoa and its stimulating inaugural programme of proudly homegrown dance, music and design.

Subtle Dances is a trio of new work created by some of New Zealand’s most exciting choreographers: London-based Cameron McMillan (former dancer with Royal New Zealand Ballet, English National Ballet, Rambert), Loughlan Prior (Royal New Zealand Ballet) and Sarah Knox (Footnote New Zealand Dance, Black Grace).

Harnessing the energy and vivacity of ballet dancers trained here in Aotearoa, and starring the astonishing Abigail Boyle, the work engages in our unique creativity shaped by the country’s isolation and rugged landscape; our openness to new and immersive ideas through many cultural influences; and the innate curiosity of all New Zealanders.

In collaboration, the prodigious NZTrio — Amalia Hall (violin), Ashley Brown (cello) and Somi Kim (piano) — will perform live John Psathas’ work Helix, Claire Cowan’s Subtle Dances (commissioned by the NZTrio), and music by Rhian Sheehan, rearranged for NZTrio by Ryan Youens.


Additional performances:

Saturday, 6 March at 2.00pm
Saturday, 6 March at 7.30pm


Witness the birth of an exciting new company in New Zealand with the launch of BalletCollective Aotearoa and its stimulating inaugural programme of proudly homegrown dance, music and design.

Subtle Dances is a trio of new work created by some of New Zealand’s most exciting choreographers: London-based Cameron McMillan (former dancer with Royal New Zealand Ballet, English National Ballet, Rambert), Loughlan Prior (Royal New Zealand Ballet) and Sarah Knox (Footnote New Zealand Dance, Black Grace).

Harnessing the energy and vivacity of ballet dancers trained here in Aotearoa, and starring the astonishing Abigail Boyle, the work engages in our unique creativity shaped by the country’s isolation and rugged landscape; our openness to new and immersive ideas through many cultural influences; and the innate curiosity of all New Zealanders.

In collaboration, the prodigious NZTrio — Amalia Hall (violin), Ashley Brown (cello) and Somi Kim (piano) — will perform live John Psathas’ work Helix, Claire Cowan’s Subtle Dances (commissioned by the NZTrio), and music by Rhian Sheehan, rearranged for NZTrio by Ryan Youens.


Additional performances:

Saturday, 6 March at 2.00pm
Saturday, 6 March at 7.30pm


March 05, 2021 19:30   ·   Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland

Auckland Arts Festival | Subtle Dances

Concert

Witness the birth of an exciting new company in New Zealand with the launch of BalletCollective Aotearoa and its stimulating inaugural programme of proudly homegrown dance, music and design.

Subtle Dances is a trio of new work created by some of New Zealand’s most exciting choreographers: London-based Cameron McMillan (former dancer with Royal New Zealand Ballet, English National Ballet, Rambert), Loughlan Prior (Royal New Zealand Ballet) and Sarah Knox (Footnote New Zealand Dance, Black Grace).

Harnessing the energy and vivacity of ballet dancers trained here in Aotearoa, and starring the astonishing Abigail Boyle, the work engages in our unique creativity shaped by the country’s isolation and rugged landscape; our openness to new and immersive ideas through many cultural influences; and the innate curiosity of all New Zealanders.

In collaboration, the prodigious NZTrio — Amalia Hall (violin), Ashley Brown (cello) and Somi Kim (piano) — will perform live John Psathas’ work Helix, Claire Cowan’s Subtle Dances (commissioned by the NZTrio), and music by Rhian Sheehan, rearranged for NZTrio by Ryan Youens.


Additional performances:

Friday, 5 March at 7.30pm
Saturday, 6 March at 7.30pm


Witness the birth of an exciting new company in New Zealand with the launch of BalletCollective Aotearoa and its stimulating inaugural programme of proudly homegrown dance, music and design.

Subtle Dances is a trio of new work created by some of New Zealand’s most exciting choreographers: London-based Cameron McMillan (former dancer with Royal New Zealand Ballet, English National Ballet, Rambert), Loughlan Prior (Royal New Zealand Ballet) and Sarah Knox (Footnote New Zealand Dance, Black Grace).

Harnessing the energy and vivacity of ballet dancers trained here in Aotearoa, and starring the astonishing Abigail Boyle, the work engages in our unique creativity shaped by the country’s isolation and rugged landscape; our openness to new and immersive ideas through many cultural influences; and the innate curiosity of all New Zealanders.

In collaboration, the prodigious NZTrio — Amalia Hall (violin), Ashley Brown (cello) and Somi Kim (piano) — will perform live John Psathas’ work Helix, Claire Cowan’s Subtle Dances (commissioned by the NZTrio), and music by Rhian Sheehan, rearranged for NZTrio by Ryan Youens.


Additional performances:

Friday, 5 March at 7.30pm
Saturday, 6 March at 7.30pm


March 06, 2021 14:00   ·   Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland

Auckland Arts Festival | Taonga Moana – A Love Letter to the Oceans

Concert

Aotearoa's outstanding national chamber choir, Voices New Zealand, presents a breathtaking musical and visual homage to the beauty and vulnerability of our oceans.

Celebrating our moana as precious taonga with uplifting music from around the globe, this beautiful concert accompanies the flight of the kuaka/godwit, from icy northern seas all the way down to a fragile sanctuary in Antarctica.

Starting in the North with a new work by eclectic Finnish composer Jaakko Mäntyjärvi about the Arctic Ocean, we encounter whales, turtles and mysterious serpents on this musical journey following the great Māori navigator Ui-Te-Rangiora on his quest to save the oceans. Travelling through Latvia, Canada, the US and Indonesia, we arrive at a sanctuary, the majestic Antarctic captured in a new work by New Zealand’s Warren Maxwell, inspired by his own, personal experiences on the ice.

Conducted by Dr Karen Grylls, with elegant direction and choreography by Arts Foundation Laureate Sara Brodie, Taonga Moana is set to a stunning landscape of projected moving images.

This spectacular theatrical event is an ode to the power and poetry of oceans – essential, now more than ever, to survival on our planet.



Aotearoa's outstanding national chamber choir, Voices New Zealand, presents a breathtaking musical and visual homage to the beauty and vulnerability of our oceans.

Celebrating our moana as precious taonga with uplifting music from around the globe, this beautiful concert accompanies the flight of the kuaka/godwit, from icy northern seas all the way down to a fragile sanctuary in Antarctica.

Starting in the North with a new work by eclectic Finnish composer Jaakko Mäntyjärvi about the Arctic Ocean, we encounter whales, turtles and mysterious serpents on this musical journey following the great Māori navigator Ui-Te-Rangiora on his quest to save the oceans. Travelling through Latvia, Canada, the US and Indonesia, we arrive at a sanctuary, the majestic Antarctic captured in a new work by New Zealand’s Warren Maxwell, inspired by his own, personal experiences on the ice.

Conducted by Dr Karen Grylls, with elegant direction and choreography by Arts Foundation Laureate Sara Brodie, Taonga Moana is set to a stunning landscape of projected moving images.

This spectacular theatrical event is an ode to the power and poetry of oceans – essential, now more than ever, to survival on our planet.



Aotearoa's outstanding national chamber choir, Voices New Zealand, presents a breathtaking musical and visual homage to the beauty and vulnerability of our oceans.

Celebrating our moana as precious taonga with uplifting music from around the globe, this beautiful concert accompanies the flight of the kuaka/godwit, from icy northern seas all the way down to a fragile sanctuary in Antarctica.

Starting in the North with a new work by eclectic Finnish composer Jaakko Mäntyjärvi about the Arctic Ocean, we encounter whales, turtles and mysterious serpents on this musical journey following the great Māori navigator Ui-Te-Rangiora on his quest to save the oceans. Travelling through Latvia, Canada, the US and Indonesia, we arrive at a sanctuary, the majestic Antarctic captured in a new work by New Zealand’s Warren Maxwell, inspired by his own, personal experiences on the ice.

Conducted by Dr Karen Grylls, with elegant direction and choreography by Arts Foundation Laureate Sara Brodie, Taonga Moana is set to a stunning landscape of projected moving images.

This spectacular theatrical event is an ode to the power and poetry of oceans – essential, now more than ever, to survival on our planet.



March 06, 2021 19:30   ·   Auckland Town Hall

Auckland Arts Festival | Subtle Dances

Concert

Witness the birth of an exciting new company in New Zealand with the launch of BalletCollective Aotearoa and its stimulating inaugural programme of proudly homegrown dance, music and design.

Subtle Dances is a trio of new work created by some of New Zealand’s most exciting choreographers: London-based Cameron McMillan (former dancer with Royal New Zealand Ballet, English National Ballet, Rambert), Loughlan Prior (Royal New Zealand Ballet) and Sarah Knox (Footnote New Zealand Dance, Black Grace).

Harnessing the energy and vivacity of ballet dancers trained here in Aotearoa, and starring the astonishing Abigail Boyle, the work engages in our unique creativity shaped by the country’s isolation and rugged landscape; our openness to new and immersive ideas through many cultural influences; and the innate curiosity of all New Zealanders.

In collaboration, the prodigious NZTrio — Amalia Hall (violin), Ashley Brown (cello) and Somi Kim (piano) — will perform live John Psathas’ work Helix, Claire Cowan’s Subtle Dances (commissioned by the NZTrio), and music by Rhian Sheehan, rearranged for NZTrio by Ryan Youens.


Additional performances:

Friday, 5 March at 7.30pm
Saturday, 6 March at 2.00pm


Witness the birth of an exciting new company in New Zealand with the launch of BalletCollective Aotearoa and its stimulating inaugural programme of proudly homegrown dance, music and design.

Subtle Dances is a trio of new work created by some of New Zealand’s most exciting choreographers: London-based Cameron McMillan (former dancer with Royal New Zealand Ballet, English National Ballet, Rambert), Loughlan Prior (Royal New Zealand Ballet) and Sarah Knox (Footnote New Zealand Dance, Black Grace).

Harnessing the energy and vivacity of ballet dancers trained here in Aotearoa, and starring the astonishing Abigail Boyle, the work engages in our unique creativity shaped by the country’s isolation and rugged landscape; our openness to new and immersive ideas through many cultural influences; and the innate curiosity of all New Zealanders.

In collaboration, the prodigious NZTrio — Amalia Hall (violin), Ashley Brown (cello) and Somi Kim (piano) — will perform live John Psathas’ work Helix, Claire Cowan’s Subtle Dances (commissioned by the NZTrio), and music by Rhian Sheehan, rearranged for NZTrio by Ryan Youens.


Additional performances:

Friday, 5 March at 7.30pm
Saturday, 6 March at 2.00pm


March 06, 2021 19:30   ·   Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland

NZSO | Setting Up Camp – Town & Country (Dunedin)

Concert

James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 4th (Invercargill)
March 10th (Christchurch)
March 14th (Blenheim)
June 9th (North Shore)
June 10th (Auckland)
June 11th (Kerikeri)


James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 4th (Invercargill)
March 10th (Christchurch)
March 14th (Blenheim)
June 9th (North Shore)
June 10th (Auckland)
June 11th (Kerikeri)


James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 4th (Invercargill)
March 10th (Christchurch)
March 14th (Blenheim)
June 9th (North Shore)
June 10th (Auckland)
June 11th (Kerikeri)


March 06, 2021 19:30   ·   Dunedin Town Hall

Auckland Arts Festival | Shoulder to Shoulder

Concert

Presented by Auckland Arts Festival & Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Elena Schwarz | coductor
Ariana Tikao | taonga puoro
Ruby Solly | taonga puoro
Te Kahureremoa Taumata | taonga puoro
Khali Meari Materoa | taonga puoro
Ingrid Bauer | harp
Julia Deans | guitar


Performed works:

Ruby Solly | Ātahu (world premiere)
Rachael Morgan | Seeking Answers to the Riddle
Tailleferre | Concertino for Harp and Orchestra
Reena Esmail | Black Iris
Bingen – (arr. Pfau) | De innocentibus: Rex noster
Aida Shirazi | The Distorted Reminiscences of a Guardian
Dorothy Ker | a gentle infinity
Julia Wolfe | Big Beautiful Dark and Scary


Celebrate International Women’s Day with music and words from inspirational women, including a world premiere commission for taonga puoro and orchestra by Ruby Solly, work by Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Wolfe, and more.

This vibrant programme highlights women composers ranging from the mystic brilliance of 12th century pioneer Hildegard von Bingen, to multi-faceted musician, writer, and taonga puoro practitioners Ruby Solly (Kāi Tahu, Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe) and Arts Foundation Laureate Ariana Tikao (Kāi Tahu).

Historically, music by women has been considered ‘lost’ or ‘forgotten’ – or to tell it like it is, actively marginalised and systemically oppressed.

Shoulder to Shoulder champions work by established Aotearoa composers Dorothy Ker and Rachael Morgan; the only female member of France’s Les Six, Germaine Tailleferre; and international living composers from India, Iran, and the United States – Reena Esmail, Aida Shirazi, and Julia Wolfe in her score for orchestra and electric guitar.

Interspersed with these works, the powerful voices of women are also expressed through poetry, text and spoken word.


Presented by Auckland Arts Festival & Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Elena Schwarz | coductor
Ariana Tikao | taonga puoro
Ruby Solly | taonga puoro
Te Kahureremoa Taumata | taonga puoro
Khali Meari Materoa | taonga puoro
Ingrid Bauer | harp
Julia Deans | guitar


Performed works:

Ruby Solly | Ātahu (world premiere)
Rachael Morgan | Seeking Answers to the Riddle
Tailleferre | Concertino for Harp and Orchestra
Reena Esmail | Black Iris
Bingen – (arr. Pfau) | De innocentibus: Rex noster
Aida Shirazi | The Distorted Reminiscences of a Guardian
Dorothy Ker | a gentle infinity
Julia Wolfe | Big Beautiful Dark and Scary


Celebrate International Women’s Day with music and words from inspirational women, including a world premiere commission for taonga puoro and orchestra by Ruby Solly, work by Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Wolfe, and more.

This vibrant programme highlights women composers ranging from the mystic brilliance of 12th century pioneer Hildegard von Bingen, to multi-faceted musician, writer, and taonga puoro practitioners Ruby Solly (Kāi Tahu, Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe) and Arts Foundation Laureate Ariana Tikao (Kāi Tahu).

Historically, music by women has been considered ‘lost’ or ‘forgotten’ – or to tell it like it is, actively marginalised and systemically oppressed.

Shoulder to Shoulder champions work by established Aotearoa composers Dorothy Ker and Rachael Morgan; the only female member of France’s Les Six, Germaine Tailleferre; and international living composers from India, Iran, and the United States – Reena Esmail, Aida Shirazi, and Julia Wolfe in her score for orchestra and electric guitar.

Interspersed with these works, the powerful voices of women are also expressed through poetry, text and spoken word.


Presented by Auckland Arts Festival & Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Elena Schwarz | coductor
Ariana Tikao | taonga puoro
Ruby Solly | taonga puoro
Te Kahureremoa Taumata | taonga puoro
Khali Meari Materoa | taonga puoro
Ingrid Bauer | harp
Julia Deans | guitar


Performed works:

Ruby Solly | Ātahu (world premiere)
Rachael Morgan | Seeking Answers to the Riddle
Tailleferre | Concertino for Harp and Orchestra
Reena Esmail | Black Iris
Bingen – (arr. Pfau) | De innocentibus: Rex noster
Aida Shirazi | The Distorted Reminiscences of a Guardian
Dorothy Ker | a gentle infinity
Julia Wolfe | Big Beautiful Dark and Scary


Celebrate International Women’s Day with music and words from inspirational women, including a world premiere commission for taonga puoro and orchestra by Ruby Solly, work by Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Wolfe, and more.

This vibrant programme highlights women composers ranging from the mystic brilliance of 12th century pioneer Hildegard von Bingen, to multi-faceted musician, writer, and taonga puoro practitioners Ruby Solly (Kāi Tahu, Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe) and Arts Foundation Laureate Ariana Tikao (Kāi Tahu).

Historically, music by women has been considered ‘lost’ or ‘forgotten’ – or to tell it like it is, actively marginalised and systemically oppressed.

Shoulder to Shoulder champions work by established Aotearoa composers Dorothy Ker and Rachael Morgan; the only female member of France’s Les Six, Germaine Tailleferre; and international living composers from India, Iran, and the United States – Reena Esmail, Aida Shirazi, and Julia Wolfe in her score for orchestra and electric guitar.

Interspersed with these works, the powerful voices of women are also expressed through poetry, text and spoken word.


March 08, 2021 20:00   ·   Auckland Town Hall

Chamber Music NZ | Transfigured Night (Auckland)

Concert

Laura Saxon Jones
William Fitzgerald
Tabitha Dombroski
with Artistic Direction and Choreography by Loughlan Prior

Helene Pohl | violin
Monique Lapins | violin
Gillian Ansell | viola
Serenity Thurlow | viola
Rolf Gjelsten | cello
Ken Ichinose | cello


Programme:

Tabea Squire | I Danced, Unseen
Dvořák | String Sextet in A major, Op 48
Schoenberg | Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)


Award-winning choreographer Loughlan Prior fuses dance with music in his visceral adaption of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Based on the mystical poem by Richard Dehmel, it is a celebration of new life, the duality of conflict and resolution and, ultimately, the reconciliation of one with the universe.

Coupled with Dvořák’s gorgeously Slavonic string quartet, this night of intimacy, intensity and spiritual metamorphosis is given life by BalletCollective Aotearoa and New Zealand String Quartet in a moving journey of courage, strength and human warmth.


Additional performances:

March 10th (Hamilton)
March 11th (Napier)
March 13th (Palmerston North)
March 15th (Wellington)
March 17th (New Plymouth)
March 19th (Nelson)
March 20th (Christchurch)
March 22nd (Dunedin)
March 23rd (Invercargill)


Laura Saxon Jones
William Fitzgerald
Tabitha Dombroski
with Artistic Direction and Choreography by Loughlan Prior

Helene Pohl | violin
Monique Lapins | violin
Gillian Ansell | viola
Serenity Thurlow | viola
Rolf Gjelsten | cello
Ken Ichinose | cello


Programme:

Tabea Squire | I Danced, Unseen
Dvořák | String Sextet in A major, Op 48
Schoenberg | Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)


Award-winning choreographer Loughlan Prior fuses dance with music in his visceral adaption of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Based on the mystical poem by Richard Dehmel, it is a celebration of new life, the duality of conflict and resolution and, ultimately, the reconciliation of one with the universe.

Coupled with Dvořák’s gorgeously Slavonic string quartet, this night of intimacy, intensity and spiritual metamorphosis is given life by BalletCollective Aotearoa and New Zealand String Quartet in a moving journey of courage, strength and human warmth.


Additional performances:

March 10th (Hamilton)
March 11th (Napier)
March 13th (Palmerston North)
March 15th (Wellington)
March 17th (New Plymouth)
March 19th (Nelson)
March 20th (Christchurch)
March 22nd (Dunedin)
March 23rd (Invercargill)


March 09, 2021 19:30   ·   Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

Chamber Music NZ | Transfigured Night (Hamilton)

Concert

Laura Saxon Jones
William Fitzgerald
Tabitha Dombroski
with Artistic Direction and Choreography by Loughlan Prior

Helene Pohl | violin
Monique Lapins | violin
Gillian Ansell | viola
Serenity Thurlow | viola
Rolf Gjelsten | cello
Ken Ichinose | cello


Programme:

Tabea Squire | I Danced, Unseen
Dvořák | String Sextet in A major, Op 48
Schoenberg | Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)


Award-winning choreographer Loughlan Prior fuses dance with music in his visceral adaption of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Based on the mystical poem by Richard Dehmel, it is a celebration of new life, the duality of conflict and resolution and, ultimately, the reconciliation of one with the universe.

Coupled with Dvořák’s gorgeously Slavonic string quartet, this night of intimacy, intensity and spiritual metamorphosis is given life by BalletCollective Aotearoa and New Zealand String Quartet in a moving journey of courage, strength and human warmth.


Additional performances:

March 9th (Auckland)
March 11th (Napier)
March 13th (Palmerston North)
March 15th (Wellington)
March 17th (New Plymouth)
March 19th (Nelson)
March 20th (Christchurch)
March 22nd (Dunedin)
March 23rd (Invercargill)


Laura Saxon Jones
William Fitzgerald
Tabitha Dombroski
with Artistic Direction and Choreography by Loughlan Prior

Helene Pohl | violin
Monique Lapins | violin
Gillian Ansell | viola
Serenity Thurlow | viola
Rolf Gjelsten | cello
Ken Ichinose | cello


Programme:

Tabea Squire | I Danced, Unseen
Dvořák | String Sextet in A major, Op 48
Schoenberg | Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)


Award-winning choreographer Loughlan Prior fuses dance with music in his visceral adaption of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Based on the mystical poem by Richard Dehmel, it is a celebration of new life, the duality of conflict and resolution and, ultimately, the reconciliation of one with the universe.

Coupled with Dvořák’s gorgeously Slavonic string quartet, this night of intimacy, intensity and spiritual metamorphosis is given life by BalletCollective Aotearoa and New Zealand String Quartet in a moving journey of courage, strength and human warmth.


Additional performances:

March 9th (Auckland)
March 11th (Napier)
March 13th (Palmerston North)
March 15th (Wellington)
March 17th (New Plymouth)
March 19th (Nelson)
March 20th (Christchurch)
March 22nd (Dunedin)
March 23rd (Invercargill)


March 10, 2021 19:30   ·   Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton

NZSO | Setting Up Camp – Town & Country (Christchurch)

Concert

James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 4th (Invercargill)
March 6th (Dunedin)
March 14th (Blenheim)
June 9th (North Shore)
June 10th (Auckland)
June 11th (Kerikeri)


James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 4th (Invercargill)
March 6th (Dunedin)
March 14th (Blenheim)
June 9th (North Shore)
June 10th (Auckland)
June 11th (Kerikeri)


James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 4th (Invercargill)
March 6th (Dunedin)
March 14th (Blenheim)
June 9th (North Shore)
June 10th (Auckland)
June 11th (Kerikeri)


March 10, 2021 19:30   ·   Christchurch Town Hall

Auckland Arts Festival | Dixon Nacey & Friends

Concert

One of the go-to guitar guys on the Aotearoa music scene, Dixon Nacey continues to perform with some of New Zealand’s top jazz and pop musicians, with over 20 years’ experience up his sleeve.

Recipient of the 2020 Best Jazz Artist Tui for The Edge of Chaos – tunes from which will feature in this performance with newly penned compositions and songs from the award-winning album – Dixon is at the top of his game and here to get The Civic Club swinging.

Presenting a journey through New Zealand's best jazz from the past two decades, Dixon is joined by Roger Manins (tenor sax), Mike Booth (trumpet), Kevin Field (piano), Mostyn Cole (bass) and Andrew Keegan (drums), plus featured guests Chris Melville (vocals), Kevin Haines (bass) and Ron Samsom (drums).

One of the go-to guitar guys on the Aotearoa music scene, Dixon Nacey continues to perform with some of New Zealand’s top jazz and pop musicians, with over 20 years’ experience up his sleeve.

Recipient of the 2020 Best Jazz Artist Tui for The Edge of Chaos – tunes from which will feature in this performance with newly penned compositions and songs from the award-winning album – Dixon is at the top of his game and here to get The Civic Club swinging.

Presenting a journey through New Zealand's best jazz from the past two decades, Dixon is joined by Roger Manins (tenor sax), Mike Booth (trumpet), Kevin Field (piano), Mostyn Cole (bass) and Andrew Keegan (drums), plus featured guests Chris Melville (vocals), Kevin Haines (bass) and Ron Samsom (drums).

One of the go-to guitar guys on the Aotearoa music scene, Dixon Nacey continues to perform with some of New Zealand’s top jazz and pop musicians, with over 20 years’ experience up his sleeve.

Recipient of the 2020 Best Jazz Artist Tui for The Edge of Chaos – tunes from which will feature in this performance with newly penned compositions and songs from the award-winning album – Dixon is at the top of his game and here to get The Civic Club swinging.

Presenting a journey through New Zealand's best jazz from the past two decades, Dixon is joined by Roger Manins (tenor sax), Mike Booth (trumpet), Kevin Field (piano), Mostyn Cole (bass) and Andrew Keegan (drums), plus featured guests Chris Melville (vocals), Kevin Haines (bass) and Ron Samsom (drums).

March 10, 2021 20:30   ·   The Civic Club, Auckland

Auckland Arts Festival | My Name is Moana (Papakura)

Concert

Beloved singer-songwriter Moana Maniapoto is joined by her sister Trina, Pitch Black’s Paddy Free and ace guitarist Cadzow Cossar for a heartfelt musical and narrative tribute to the ocean and Aotearoa.

My Name is Moana is an uplifting and humour-filled show celebrating our relationship to the ocean — and with each other as New Zealanders — through an intoxicating mix of music, myth and personal anecdote.

Songs from Moana & The Moahunters’ iconic album Tahi will feature proudly in this latest revival of the popular tour, as will garage party classics and those inspirational songs which have taken Moana & The Tribe around the world.


My Name is Moana tours to four regional venues:

Hawkins Theatre, Papakura: Thu 11 Mar 7.00pm
Te Oro, Glen Innes: Wed 17 Mar 7.00pm
Warkworth Town Hall: Thu 18 Mar 7.00pm
Artworks Community Theatre, Waiheke: Sat 20 Mar 7.00pm


Beloved singer-songwriter Moana Maniapoto is joined by her sister Trina, Pitch Black’s Paddy Free and ace guitarist Cadzow Cossar for a heartfelt musical and narrative tribute to the ocean and Aotearoa.

My Name is Moana is an uplifting and humour-filled show celebrating our relationship to the ocean — and with each other as New Zealanders — through an intoxicating mix of music, myth and personal anecdote.

Songs from Moana & The Moahunters’ iconic album Tahi will feature proudly in this latest revival of the popular tour, as will garage party classics and those inspirational songs which have taken Moana & The Tribe around the world.


My Name is Moana tours to four regional venues:

Hawkins Theatre, Papakura: Thu 11 Mar 7.00pm
Te Oro, Glen Innes: Wed 17 Mar 7.00pm
Warkworth Town Hall: Thu 18 Mar 7.00pm
Artworks Community Theatre, Waiheke: Sat 20 Mar 7.00pm


March 11, 2021 19:00   ·   Hawkins Theatre, Papakura

Chamber Music NZ | Transfigured Night (Napier)

Concert

Additional performances:

March 9th (Auckland)
March 10th (Hamilton)
March 13th (Palmerston North)
March 15th (Wellington)
March 17th (New Plymouth)
March 19th (Nelson)
March 20th (Christchurch)
March 22nd (Dunedin)
March 23rd (Invercargill)


Laura Saxon Jones
William Fitzgerald
Tabitha Dombroski
with Artistic Direction and Choreography by Loughlan Prior

Helene Pohl | violin
Monique Lapins | violin
Gillian Ansell | viola
Serenity Thurlow | viola
Rolf Gjelsten | cello
Ken Ichinose | cello


Programme:

Tabea Squire | I Danced, Unseen
Dvořák | String Sextet in A major, Op 48
Schoenberg | Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)


Award-winning choreographer Loughlan Prior fuses dance with music in his visceral adaption of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Based on the mystical poem by Richard Dehmel, it is a celebration of new life, the duality of conflict and resolution and, ultimately, the reconciliation of one with the universe.

Coupled with Dvořák’s gorgeously Slavonic string quartet, this night of intimacy, intensity and spiritual metamorphosis is given life by BalletCollective Aotearoa and New Zealand String Quartet in a moving journey of courage, strength and human warmth.


Additional performances:

March 9th (Auckland)
March 10th (Hamilton)
March 13th (Palmerston North)
March 15th (Wellington)
March 17th (New Plymouth)
March 19th (Nelson)
March 20th (Christchurch)
March 22nd (Dunedin)
March 23rd (Invercargill)


Laura Saxon Jones
William Fitzgerald
Tabitha Dombroski
with Artistic Direction and Choreography by Loughlan Prior

Helene Pohl | violin
Monique Lapins | violin
Gillian Ansell | viola
Serenity Thurlow | viola
Rolf Gjelsten | cello
Ken Ichinose | cello


Programme:

Tabea Squire | I Danced, Unseen
Dvořák | String Sextet in A major, Op 48
Schoenberg | Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)


Award-winning choreographer Loughlan Prior fuses dance with music in his visceral adaption of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Based on the mystical poem by Richard Dehmel, it is a celebration of new life, the duality of conflict and resolution and, ultimately, the reconciliation of one with the universe.

Coupled with Dvořák’s gorgeously Slavonic string quartet, this night of intimacy, intensity and spiritual metamorphosis is given life by BalletCollective Aotearoa and New Zealand String Quartet in a moving journey of courage, strength and human warmth.


Additional performances:

March 9th (Auckland)
March 10th (Hamilton)
March 13th (Palmerston North)
March 15th (Wellington)
March 17th (New Plymouth)
March 19th (Nelson)
March 20th (Christchurch)
March 22nd (Dunedin)
March 23rd (Invercargill)


Laura Saxon Jones
William Fitzgerald
Tabitha Dombroski
with Artistic Direction and Choreography by Loughlan Prior

Helene Pohl | violin
Monique Lapins | violin
Gillian Ansell | viola
Serenity Thurlow | viola
Rolf Gjelsten | cello
Ken Ichinose | cello


Programme:

Tabea Squire | I Danced, Unseen
Dvořák | String Sextet in A major, Op 48
Schoenberg | Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)


Award-winning choreographer Loughlan Prior fuses dance with music in his visceral adaption of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Based on the mystical poem by Richard Dehmel, it is a celebration of new life, the duality of conflict and resolution and, ultimately, the reconciliation of one with the universe.

Coupled with Dvořák’s gorgeously Slavonic string quartet, this night of intimacy, intensity and spiritual metamorphosis is given life by BalletCollective Aotearoa and New Zealand String Quartet in a moving journey of courage, strength and human warmth.


March 11, 2021 19:30   ·   Toitoi: Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre, Napier

Chamber Music NZ | Transfigured Night (Palmerston North)

Concert

Laura Saxon Jones
William Fitzgerald
Tabitha Dombroski
with Artistic Direction and Choreography by Loughlan Prior

Helene Pohl | violin
Monique Lapins | violin
Gillian Ansell | viola
Serenity Thurlow | viola
Rolf Gjelsten | cello
Ken Ichinose | cello


Programme:

Tabea Squire | I Danced, Unseen
Dvořák | String Sextet in A major, Op 48
Schoenberg | Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)


Award-winning choreographer Loughlan Prior fuses dance with music in his visceral adaption of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Based on the mystical poem by Richard Dehmel, it is a celebration of new life, the duality of conflict and resolution and, ultimately, the reconciliation of one with the universe.

Coupled with Dvořák’s gorgeously Slavonic string quartet, this night of intimacy, intensity and spiritual metamorphosis is given life by BalletCollective Aotearoa and New Zealand String Quartet in a moving journey of courage, strength and human warmth.


Additional performances:

March 9th (Auckland)
March 10th (Hamilton)
March 11th (Napier)
March 15th (Wellington)
March 17th (New Plymouth)
March 19th (Nelson)
March 20th (Christchurch)
March 22nd (Dunedin)
March 23rd (Invercargill)


Laura Saxon Jones
William Fitzgerald
Tabitha Dombroski
with Artistic Direction and Choreography by Loughlan Prior

Helene Pohl | violin
Monique Lapins | violin
Gillian Ansell | viola
Serenity Thurlow | viola
Rolf Gjelsten | cello
Ken Ichinose | cello


Programme:

Tabea Squire | I Danced, Unseen
Dvořák | String Sextet in A major, Op 48
Schoenberg | Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)


Award-winning choreographer Loughlan Prior fuses dance with music in his visceral adaption of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Based on the mystical poem by Richard Dehmel, it is a celebration of new life, the duality of conflict and resolution and, ultimately, the reconciliation of one with the universe.

Coupled with Dvořák’s gorgeously Slavonic string quartet, this night of intimacy, intensity and spiritual metamorphosis is given life by BalletCollective Aotearoa and New Zealand String Quartet in a moving journey of courage, strength and human warmth.


Additional performances:

March 9th (Auckland)
March 10th (Hamilton)
March 11th (Napier)
March 15th (Wellington)
March 17th (New Plymouth)
March 19th (Nelson)
March 20th (Christchurch)
March 22nd (Dunedin)
March 23rd (Invercargill)


March 13, 2021 19:30   ·   The Globe, Palmerston North

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | Tūrangawaewae

Concert

Michael Endres | piano
Kenneth Young | conductor


Programme:

Philip Norman | new commission
Sergei Rachmaninov | Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Jean Sibelius | Symphony No. 1


To mark the ten-year anniversary of the February 201 earthquakes, the CSO premieres a newly commissioned work by treasured Christchurch composer, Philip Norman.

Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini pays homage to the extraordinary 19th century virtuosi violinist, Nicolo Paganini, through its own pianistic fireworks. The CSO is joined by celebrated pianist Michael Endres to perform this dazzling masterpiece.

Capturing the nationalistic fervour sweeping Finland at the time, Sibelius' Symphony No. 1 is a glorious example of late-romantic orchestral music. Opening with an evocative melody played by a lone clarinet, the symphony revels in soaring melodies contrasted with moments of epic grandeur.


Michael Endres | piano
Kenneth Young | conductor


Programme:

Philip Norman | new commission
Sergei Rachmaninov | Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Jean Sibelius | Symphony No. 1


To mark the ten-year anniversary of the February 201 earthquakes, the CSO premieres a newly commissioned work by treasured Christchurch composer, Philip Norman.

Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini pays homage to the extraordinary 19th century virtuosi violinist, Nicolo Paganini, through its own pianistic fireworks. The CSO is joined by celebrated pianist Michael Endres to perform this dazzling masterpiece.

Capturing the nationalistic fervour sweeping Finland at the time, Sibelius' Symphony No. 1 is a glorious example of late-romantic orchestral music. Opening with an evocative melody played by a lone clarinet, the symphony revels in soaring melodies contrasted with moments of epic grandeur.


Michael Endres | piano
Kenneth Young | conductor


Programme:

Philip Norman | new commission
Sergei Rachmaninov | Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Jean Sibelius | Symphony No. 1


To mark the ten-year anniversary of the February 201 earthquakes, the CSO premieres a newly commissioned work by treasured Christchurch composer, Philip Norman.

Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini pays homage to the extraordinary 19th century virtuosi violinist, Nicolo Paganini, through its own pianistic fireworks. The CSO is joined by celebrated pianist Michael Endres to perform this dazzling masterpiece.

Capturing the nationalistic fervour sweeping Finland at the time, Sibelius' Symphony No. 1 is a glorious example of late-romantic orchestral music. Opening with an evocative melody played by a lone clarinet, the symphony revels in soaring melodies contrasted with moments of epic grandeur.


March 13, 2021 19:30   ·   Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch

NZSO | Setting Up Camp – Town & Country (Blenheim)

Concert

James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 4th (Invercargill)
March 6th (Dunedin)
March 10th (Christchurch)
June 9th (North Shore)
June 10th (Auckland)
June 11th (Kerikeri)


James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 4th (Invercargill)
March 6th (Dunedin)
March 10th (Christchurch)
June 9th (North Shore)
June 10th (Auckland)
June 11th (Kerikeri)


James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 4th (Invercargill)
March 6th (Dunedin)
March 10th (Christchurch)
June 9th (North Shore)
June 10th (Auckland)
June 11th (Kerikeri)


March 14, 2021 14:00   ·   ASB Theatre Marlborough, Blenheim

Dave Flynn – Solo Guitar Concert

Concert

“Dave Flynn is a masterful guitarist” - Sing Out! Magazine

Award-winning composer/guitarist Dave Flynn is touring New Zealand again with a new genre-jumping show of virtuoso guitar music.

Originally from Ireland, Dave is now a NZ resident and this is his first concert in South Waikato.

If you saw his previous NZ Tour 'Around the World in 80 Minutes' you'll know that Dave likes to take his audiences on an eclectic musical journey across the globe.

In 'Genre-Jumping Guitar' he takes the concept further, mixing traditional music from his native Ireland with an array of music styles, drawing out expressive and unusual colours from his nylon string guitar.

Expect music by Brazilian legends Villa-Lobos and Jobim, Spanish guitar classics, a jazz standard, some folk blues, African and Indian improvisations and some of his own acclaimed guitar works, recently published internationally by Mel Bay.

The concert is very close to St. Patrick's Day, so Dave will celebrate Ireland's national holiday with some of his beautiful classical guitar arrangements of Irish music.

Whitianga Informer Review 2018: “The Coghill Theatre in Coghill Street, Whitianga was the ideal location on Friday evening last week for Irish guitarist, Dave Flynn’s first performance of his current New Zealand tour. The appreciative audience was entertained in the intimate setting of the theatre to a performance that took them in the first half to all the corners of Ireland and in the second half to all the corners of the world. It was clear that Dave is a master guitarist”

“Dave Flynn is a masterful guitarist” - Sing Out! Magazine

Award-winning composer/guitarist Dave Flynn is touring New Zealand again with a new genre-jumping show of virtuoso guitar music.

Originally from Ireland, Dave is now a NZ resident and this is his first concert in South Waikato.

If you saw his previous NZ Tour 'Around the World in 80 Minutes' you'll know that Dave likes to take his audiences on an eclectic musical journey across the globe.

In 'Genre-Jumping Guitar' he takes the concept further, mixing traditional music from his native Ireland with an array of music styles, drawing out expressive and unusual colours from his nylon string guitar.

Expect music by Brazilian legends Villa-Lobos and Jobim, Spanish guitar classics, a jazz standard, some folk blues, African and Indian improvisations and some of his own acclaimed guitar works, recently published internationally by Mel Bay.

The concert is very close to St. Patrick's Day, so Dave will celebrate Ireland's national holiday with some of his beautiful classical guitar arrangements of Irish music.

Whitianga Informer Review 2018: “The Coghill Theatre in Coghill Street, Whitianga was the ideal location on Friday evening last week for Irish guitarist, Dave Flynn’s first performance of his current New Zealand tour. The appreciative audience was entertained in the intimate setting of the theatre to a performance that took them in the first half to all the corners of Ireland and in the second half to all the corners of the world. It was clear that Dave is a master guitarist”

“Dave Flynn is a masterful guitarist” - Sing Out! Magazine

Award-winning composer/guitarist Dave Flynn is touring New Zealand again with a new genre-jumping show of virtuoso guitar music.

Originally from Ireland, Dave is now a NZ resident and this is his first concert in South Waikato.

If you saw his previous NZ Tour 'Around the World in 80 Minutes' you'll know that Dave likes to take his audiences on an eclectic musical journey across the globe.

In 'Genre-Jumping Guitar' he takes the concept further, mixing traditional music from his native Ireland with an array of music styles, drawing out expressive and unusual colours from his nylon string guitar.

Expect music by Brazilian legends Villa-Lobos and Jobim, Spanish guitar classics, a jazz standard, some folk blues, African and Indian improvisations and some of his own acclaimed guitar works, recently published internationally by Mel Bay.

The concert is very close to St. Patrick's Day, so Dave will celebrate Ireland's national holiday with some of his beautiful classical guitar arrangements of Irish music.

Whitianga Informer Review 2018: “The Coghill Theatre in Coghill Street, Whitianga was the ideal location on Friday evening last week for Irish guitarist, Dave Flynn’s first performance of his current New Zealand tour. The appreciative audience was entertained in the intimate setting of the theatre to a performance that took them in the first half to all the corners of Ireland and in the second half to all the corners of the world. It was clear that Dave is a master guitarist”

March 14, 2021 14:00 — March 14, 2021 15:30   ·   South Waikato Music Society

Chamber Music NZ | Transfigured Night (Wellington)

Concert

Laura Saxon Jones
William Fitzgerald
Tabitha Dombroski
with Artistic Direction and Choreography by Loughlan Prior

Helene Pohl | violin
Monique Lapins | violin
Gillian Ansell | viola
Serenity Thurlow | viola
Rolf Gjelsten | cello
Ken Ichinose | cello


Programme:

Tabea Squire | I Danced, Unseen
Dvořák | String Sextet in A major, Op 48
Schoenberg | Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)


Award-winning choreographer Loughlan Prior fuses dance with music in his visceral adaption of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Based on the mystical poem by Richard Dehmel, it is a celebration of new life, the duality of conflict and resolution and, ultimately, the reconciliation of one with the universe.

Coupled with Dvořák’s gorgeously Slavonic string quartet, this night of intimacy, intensity and spiritual metamorphosis is given life by BalletCollective Aotearoa and New Zealand String Quartet in a moving journey of courage, strength and human warmth.


Additional performances:

March 9th (Auckland)
March 10th (Hamilton)
March 11th (Napier)
March 13th (Palmerston North)
March 17th (New Plymouth)
March 19th (Nelson)
March 20th (Christchurch)
March 22nd (Dunedin)
March 23rd (Invercargill)


Laura Saxon Jones
William Fitzgerald
Tabitha Dombroski
with Artistic Direction and Choreography by Loughlan Prior

Helene Pohl | violin
Monique Lapins | violin
Gillian Ansell | viola
Serenity Thurlow | viola
Rolf Gjelsten | cello
Ken Ichinose | cello


Programme:

Tabea Squire | I Danced, Unseen
Dvořák | String Sextet in A major, Op 48
Schoenberg | Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)


Award-winning choreographer Loughlan Prior fuses dance with music in his visceral adaption of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Based on the mystical poem by Richard Dehmel, it is a celebration of new life, the duality of conflict and resolution and, ultimately, the reconciliation of one with the universe.

Coupled with Dvořák’s gorgeously Slavonic string quartet, this night of intimacy, intensity and spiritual metamorphosis is given life by BalletCollective Aotearoa and New Zealand String Quartet in a moving journey of courage, strength and human warmth.


Additional performances:

March 9th (Auckland)
March 10th (Hamilton)
March 11th (Napier)
March 13th (Palmerston North)
March 17th (New Plymouth)
March 19th (Nelson)
March 20th (Christchurch)
March 22nd (Dunedin)
March 23rd (Invercargill)


March 15, 2021 19:30   ·   Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Auckland Arts Festival | My Name is Moana (Glen Innes)

Concert

Beloved singer-songwriter Moana Maniapoto is joined by her sister Trina, Pitch Black’s Paddy Free and ace guitarist Cadzow Cossar for a heartfelt musical and narrative tribute to the ocean and Aotearoa.

My Name is Moana is an uplifting and humour-filled show celebrating our relationship to the ocean — and with each other as New Zealanders — through an intoxicating mix of music, myth and personal anecdote.

Songs from Moana & The Moahunters’ iconic album Tahi will feature proudly in this latest revival of the popular tour, as will garage party classics and those inspirational songs which have taken Moana & The Tribe around the world.


My Name is Moana tours to four regional venues:

Hawkins Theatre, Papakura: Thu 11 Mar 7.00pm
Te Oro, Glen Innes: Wed 17 Mar 7.00pm
Warkworth Town Hall: Thu 18 Mar 7.00pm
Artworks Community Theatre, Waiheke: Sat 20 Mar 7.00pm


Beloved singer-songwriter Moana Maniapoto is joined by her sister Trina, Pitch Black’s Paddy Free and ace guitarist Cadzow Cossar for a heartfelt musical and narrative tribute to the ocean and Aotearoa.

My Name is Moana is an uplifting and humour-filled show celebrating our relationship to the ocean — and with each other as New Zealanders — through an intoxicating mix of music, myth and personal anecdote.

Songs from Moana & The Moahunters’ iconic album Tahi will feature proudly in this latest revival of the popular tour, as will garage party classics and those inspirational songs which have taken Moana & The Tribe around the world.


My Name is Moana tours to four regional venues:

Hawkins Theatre, Papakura: Thu 11 Mar 7.00pm
Te Oro, Glen Innes: Wed 17 Mar 7.00pm
Warkworth Town Hall: Thu 18 Mar 7.00pm
Artworks Community Theatre, Waiheke: Sat 20 Mar 7.00pm


March 17, 2021 19:00   ·   Te Oro, Glen Innes

Chamber Music NZ | Transfigured Night (New Plymouth)

Concert

Laura Saxon Jones
William Fitzgerald
Tabitha Dombroski
with Artistic Direction and Choreography by Loughlan Prior

Helene Pohl | violin
Monique Lapins | violin
Gillian Ansell | viola
Serenity Thurlow | viola
Rolf Gjelsten | cello
Ken Ichinose | cello


Programme:

Tabea Squire | I Danced, Unseen
Dvořák | String Sextet in A major, Op 48
Schoenberg | Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)


Award-winning choreographer Loughlan Prior fuses dance with music in his visceral adaption of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Based on the mystical poem by Richard Dehmel, it is a celebration of new life, the duality of conflict and resolution and, ultimately, the reconciliation of one with the universe.

Coupled with Dvořák’s gorgeously Slavonic string quartet, this night of intimacy, intensity and spiritual metamorphosis is given life by BalletCollective Aotearoa and New Zealand String Quartet in a moving journey of courage, strength and human warmth.


Additional performances:

March 9th (Auckland)
March 10th (Hamilton)
March 11th (Napier)
March 13th (Palmerston North)
March 15th (Wellington)
March 19th (Nelson)
March 20th (Christchurch)
March 22nd (Dunedin)
March 23rd (Invercargill)


Laura Saxon Jones
William Fitzgerald
Tabitha Dombroski
with Artistic Direction and Choreography by Loughlan Prior

Helene Pohl | violin
Monique Lapins | violin
Gillian Ansell | viola
Serenity Thurlow | viola
Rolf Gjelsten | cello
Ken Ichinose | cello


Programme:

Tabea Squire | I Danced, Unseen
Dvořák | String Sextet in A major, Op 48
Schoenberg | Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)


Award-winning choreographer Loughlan Prior fuses dance with music in his visceral adaption of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Based on the mystical poem by Richard Dehmel, it is a celebration of new life, the duality of conflict and resolution and, ultimately, the reconciliation of one with the universe.

Coupled with Dvořák’s gorgeously Slavonic string quartet, this night of intimacy, intensity and spiritual metamorphosis is given life by BalletCollective Aotearoa and New Zealand String Quartet in a moving journey of courage, strength and human warmth.


Additional performances:

March 9th (Auckland)
March 10th (Hamilton)
March 11th (Napier)
March 13th (Palmerston North)
March 15th (Wellington)
March 19th (Nelson)
March 20th (Christchurch)
March 22nd (Dunedin)
March 23rd (Invercargill)


March 17, 2021 19:30   ·   TSB Showplace, New Plymouth

Auckland Arts Festival | My Name is Moana (Warkworth)

Concert

Beloved singer-songwriter Moana Maniapoto is joined by her sister Trina, Pitch Black’s Paddy Free and ace guitarist Cadzow Cossar for a heartfelt musical and narrative tribute to the ocean and Aotearoa.

My Name is Moana is an uplifting and humour-filled show celebrating our relationship to the ocean — and with each other as New Zealanders — through an intoxicating mix of music, myth and personal anecdote.

Songs from Moana & The Moahunters’ iconic album Tahi will feature proudly in this latest revival of the popular tour, as will garage party classics and those inspirational songs which have taken Moana & The Tribe around the world.


My Name is Moana tours to four regional venues:

Hawkins Theatre, Papakura: Thu 11 Mar 7.00pm
Te Oro, Glen Innes: Wed 17 Mar 7.00pm
Warkworth Town Hall: Thu 18 Mar 7.00pm
Artworks Community Theatre, Waiheke: Sat 20 Mar 7.00pm


Beloved singer-songwriter Moana Maniapoto is joined by her sister Trina, Pitch Black’s Paddy Free and ace guitarist Cadzow Cossar for a heartfelt musical and narrative tribute to the ocean and Aotearoa.

My Name is Moana is an uplifting and humour-filled show celebrating our relationship to the ocean — and with each other as New Zealanders — through an intoxicating mix of music, myth and personal anecdote.

Songs from Moana & The Moahunters’ iconic album Tahi will feature proudly in this latest revival of the popular tour, as will garage party classics and those inspirational songs which have taken Moana & The Tribe around the world.


My Name is Moana tours to four regional venues:

Hawkins Theatre, Papakura: Thu 11 Mar 7.00pm
Te Oro, Glen Innes: Wed 17 Mar 7.00pm
Warkworth Town Hall: Thu 18 Mar 7.00pm
Artworks Community Theatre, Waiheke: Sat 20 Mar 7.00pm


March 18, 2021 19:00   ·   Warkworth Town Hall

Auckland Arts Festival | Voices at the End

Concert

A true Festival coup, we present internationally renowned New Zealand composer John Psathas’ immersive world premiere featuring six grand pianos and a sweeping digital audio landscape.

Taking inspiration from the poetic documentary Planetary, you’ll be transported around the world with sounds and music from the Amazon jungle, outer space (literally), Japan, Armenia, Africa, the Mahabharata, Aotearoa forests, roaring multitudes, predators from the wild, cataclysmic weather events, Tibetan meditation – and more than a dozen musical genres, all in 45 minutes.

Leading New Zealand pianists Stephen De Pledge, Arts Foundation Laureate Michael Houstoun, Somi Kim, Jian Liu, Sarah Watkins and Liam Wooding form a rare combination of instrumental heft and world-class talent – so rare, in fact, that as an extra treat we also present Six Pianos by groundbreaking and award-winning US composer, Steve Reich.


A true Festival coup, we present internationally renowned New Zealand composer John Psathas’ immersive world premiere featuring six grand pianos and a sweeping digital audio landscape.

Taking inspiration from the poetic documentary Planetary, you’ll be transported around the world with sounds and music from the Amazon jungle, outer space (literally), Japan, Armenia, Africa, the Mahabharata, Aotearoa forests, roaring multitudes, predators from the wild, cataclysmic weather events, Tibetan meditation – and more than a dozen musical genres, all in 45 minutes.

Leading New Zealand pianists Stephen De Pledge, Arts Foundation Laureate Michael Houstoun, Somi Kim, Jian Liu, Sarah Watkins and Liam Wooding form a rare combination of instrumental heft and world-class talent – so rare, in fact, that as an extra treat we also present Six Pianos by groundbreaking and award-winning US composer, Steve Reich.


A true Festival coup, we present internationally renowned New Zealand composer John Psathas’ immersive world premiere featuring six grand pianos and a sweeping digital audio landscape.

Taking inspiration from the poetic documentary Planetary, you’ll be transported around the world with sounds and music from the Amazon jungle, outer space (literally), Japan, Armenia, Africa, the Mahabharata, Aotearoa forests, roaring multitudes, predators from the wild, cataclysmic weather events, Tibetan meditation – and more than a dozen musical genres, all in 45 minutes.

Leading New Zealand pianists Stephen De Pledge, Arts Foundation Laureate Michael Houstoun, Somi Kim, Jian Liu, Sarah Watkins and Liam Wooding form a rare combination of instrumental heft and world-class talent – so rare, in fact, that as an extra treat we also present Six Pianos by groundbreaking and award-winning US composer, Steve Reich.


March 18, 2021 20:00   ·   Auckland Town Hall

Chamber Music NZ | Transfigured Night (Nelson)

Concert

Laura Saxon Jones
William Fitzgerald
Tabitha Dombroski
with Artistic Direction and Choreography by Loughlan Prior

Helene Pohl | violin
Monique Lapins | violin
Gillian Ansell | viola
Serenity Thurlow | viola
Rolf Gjelsten | cello
Ken Ichinose | cello


Programme:

Tabea Squire | I Danced, Unseen
Dvořák | String Sextet in A major, Op 48
Schoenberg | Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)


Award-winning choreographer Loughlan Prior fuses dance with music in his visceral adaption of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Based on the mystical poem by Richard Dehmel, it is a celebration of new life, the duality of conflict and resolution and, ultimately, the reconciliation of one with the universe.

Coupled with Dvořák’s gorgeously Slavonic string quartet, this night of intimacy, intensity and spiritual metamorphosis is given life by BalletCollective Aotearoa and New Zealand String Quartet in a moving journey of courage, strength and human warmth.


Additional performances:

March 9th (Auckland)
March 10th (Hamilton)
March 11th (Napier)
March 13th (Palmerston North)
March 15th (Wellington)
March 17th (New Plymouth)
March 20th (Christchurch)
March 22nd (Dunedin)
March 23rd (Invercargill)


Laura Saxon Jones
William Fitzgerald
Tabitha Dombroski
with Artistic Direction and Choreography by Loughlan Prior

Helene Pohl | violin
Monique Lapins | violin
Gillian Ansell | viola
Serenity Thurlow | viola
Rolf Gjelsten | cello
Ken Ichinose | cello


Programme:

Tabea Squire | I Danced, Unseen
Dvořák | String Sextet in A major, Op 48
Schoenberg | Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)


Award-winning choreographer Loughlan Prior fuses dance with music in his visceral adaption of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Based on the mystical poem by Richard Dehmel, it is a celebration of new life, the duality of conflict and resolution and, ultimately, the reconciliation of one with the universe.

Coupled with Dvořák’s gorgeously Slavonic string quartet, this night of intimacy, intensity and spiritual metamorphosis is given life by BalletCollective Aotearoa and New Zealand String Quartet in a moving journey of courage, strength and human warmth.


Additional performances:

March 9th (Auckland)
March 10th (Hamilton)
March 11th (Napier)
March 13th (Palmerston North)
March 15th (Wellington)
March 17th (New Plymouth)
March 20th (Christchurch)
March 22nd (Dunedin)
March 23rd (Invercargill)


March 19, 2021 19:30   ·   Nelson Centre for Musical Arts

Auckland Arts Festival | Stasbourg 1518

Concert

A story of revolution through dance, this electrifying production explores one of history’s most fascinating mass movements — the dancing plague of 1518.

Living in poverty and under the rule of the patriarchy, the people of Strasbourg revolted one summer against oppression by taking to the streets. No ordinary protest, their uprising was a fever of dance on a scale never seen before – nor again – that lasted for months.

Depicted as collective madness in painting and folklore, this pulsating dance-theatre work interprets events from the inside out, revisioning them not as an illness but catharsis.

Written and composed by Lucien Johnson and featuring the music of legendary Michael Parmenter and a cast of stunning New Zealand dancers, Strasbourg 1518 combines exhilarating original music and choreography into a frenzied tale of anarchy, physicality and the power of art as resistance.



Additional performances:

Saturday, 20th March at 8.00pm


A story of revolution through dance, this electrifying production explores one of history’s most fascinating mass movements — the dancing plague of 1518.

Living in poverty and under the rule of the patriarchy, the people of Strasbourg revolted one summer against oppression by taking to the streets. No ordinary protest, their uprising was a fever of dance on a scale never seen before – nor again – that lasted for months.

Depicted as collective madness in painting and folklore, this pulsating dance-theatre work interprets events from the inside out, revisioning them not as an illness but catharsis.

Written and composed by Lucien Johnson and featuring the music of legendary Michael Parmenter and a cast of stunning New Zealand dancers, Strasbourg 1518 combines exhilarating original music and choreography into a frenzied tale of anarchy, physicality and the power of art as resistance.



Additional performances:

Saturday, 20th March at 8.00pm


March 19, 2021 20:00   ·   ASB Waterfront Theatre, Auckland

Auckland Arts Festival | Anna Coddington – Beams

Concert

Acclaimed musician and songwriter Anna Coddington launches her brand new album Beams at The Civic Club in conjunction with a striking live visual art show.

Anna Coddington’s long-awaited fourth solo album is a wānanga of ruthless self-expression. Leaning into her indie sensibilities while maintaining a pop edge, Beams sees Coddington explore her place in the world as a mother, musician, Māori and human being.

Debuting the album in full alongside highlights from her rich back catalogue, she’ll be accompanied by Jol Mulholland, Mike Hall (Pluto), Steph Brown and Fen Ikner (LIPS) — who co-wrote and produced Beams. Visual artist Greta Menzies will also unveil bespoke artworks created in response to the live show.

A Fly My Pretties alumna, Coddington is a quiet superstar. Her solo repertoire stands alone, but appearances with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Blackbird Ensemble have highlighted her as one of the country’s crucial performers.


Acclaimed musician and songwriter Anna Coddington launches her brand new album Beams at The Civic Club in conjunction with a striking live visual art show.

Anna Coddington’s long-awaited fourth solo album is a wānanga of ruthless self-expression. Leaning into her indie sensibilities while maintaining a pop edge, Beams sees Coddington explore her place in the world as a mother, musician, Māori and human being.

Debuting the album in full alongside highlights from her rich back catalogue, she’ll be accompanied by Jol Mulholland, Mike Hall (Pluto), Steph Brown and Fen Ikner (LIPS) — who co-wrote and produced Beams. Visual artist Greta Menzies will also unveil bespoke artworks created in response to the live show.

A Fly My Pretties alumna, Coddington is a quiet superstar. Her solo repertoire stands alone, but appearances with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Blackbird Ensemble have highlighted her as one of the country’s crucial performers.


Acclaimed musician and songwriter Anna Coddington launches her brand new album Beams at The Civic Club in conjunction with a striking live visual art show.

Anna Coddington’s long-awaited fourth solo album is a wānanga of ruthless self-expression. Leaning into her indie sensibilities while maintaining a pop edge, Beams sees Coddington explore her place in the world as a mother, musician, Māori and human being.

Debuting the album in full alongside highlights from her rich back catalogue, she’ll be accompanied by Jol Mulholland, Mike Hall (Pluto), Steph Brown and Fen Ikner (LIPS) — who co-wrote and produced Beams. Visual artist Greta Menzies will also unveil bespoke artworks created in response to the live show.

A Fly My Pretties alumna, Coddington is a quiet superstar. Her solo repertoire stands alone, but appearances with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Blackbird Ensemble have highlighted her as one of the country’s crucial performers.


March 19, 2021 21:30   ·   The Civic Club, Auckland

Auckland Arts Festival | My Name is Moana (Waiheke)

Concert

Beloved singer-songwriter Moana Maniapoto is joined by her sister Trina, Pitch Black’s Paddy Free and ace guitarist Cadzow Cossar for a heartfelt musical and narrative tribute to the ocean and Aotearoa.

My Name is Moana is an uplifting and humour-filled show celebrating our relationship to the ocean — and with each other as New Zealanders — through an intoxicating mix of music, myth and personal anecdote.

Songs from Moana & The Moahunters’ iconic album Tahi will feature proudly in this latest revival of the popular tour, as will garage party classics and those inspirational songs which have taken Moana & The Tribe around the world.


My Name is Moana tours to four regional venues:

Hawkins Theatre, Papakura: Thu 11 Mar 7.00pm
Te Oro, Glen Innes: Wed 17 Mar 7.00pm
Warkworth Town Hall: Thu 18 Mar 7.00pm
Artworks Community Theatre, Waiheke: Sat 20 Mar 7.00pm


Beloved singer-songwriter Moana Maniapoto is joined by her sister Trina, Pitch Black’s Paddy Free and ace guitarist Cadzow Cossar for a heartfelt musical and narrative tribute to the ocean and Aotearoa.

My Name is Moana is an uplifting and humour-filled show celebrating our relationship to the ocean — and with each other as New Zealanders — through an intoxicating mix of music, myth and personal anecdote.

Songs from Moana & The Moahunters’ iconic album Tahi will feature proudly in this latest revival of the popular tour, as will garage party classics and those inspirational songs which have taken Moana & The Tribe around the world.


My Name is Moana tours to four regional venues:

Hawkins Theatre, Papakura: Thu 11 Mar 7.00pm
Te Oro, Glen Innes: Wed 17 Mar 7.00pm
Warkworth Town Hall: Thu 18 Mar 7.00pm
Artworks Community Theatre, Waiheke: Sat 20 Mar 7.00pm


March 20, 2021 19:00   ·   Artworks Community Theatre, Waiheke

Chamber Music NZ | Transfigured Night (Christchurch)

Concert

Laura Saxon Jones
William Fitzgerald
Tabitha Dombroski
with Artistic Direction and Choreography by Loughlan Prior

Helene Pohl | violin
Monique Lapins | violin
Gillian Ansell | viola
Serenity Thurlow | viola
Rolf Gjelsten | cello
Ken Ichinose | cello


Programme:

Tabea Squire | I Danced, Unseen
Dvořák | String Sextet in A major, Op 48
Schoenberg | Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)


Award-winning choreographer Loughlan Prior fuses dance with music in his visceral adaption of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Based on the mystical poem by Richard Dehmel, it is a celebration of new life, the duality of conflict and resolution and, ultimately, the reconciliation of one with the universe.

Coupled with Dvořák’s gorgeously Slavonic string quartet, this night of intimacy, intensity and spiritual metamorphosis is given life by BalletCollective Aotearoa and New Zealand String Quartet in a moving journey of courage, strength and human warmth.


Additional performances:

March 9th (Auckland)
March 10th (Hamilton)
March 11th (Napier)
March 13th (Palmerston North)
March 15th (Wellington)
March 17th (New Plymouth)
March 19th (Nelson)
March 22nd (Dunedin)
March 23rd (Invercargill)


Laura Saxon Jones
William Fitzgerald
Tabitha Dombroski
with Artistic Direction and Choreography by Loughlan Prior

Helene Pohl | violin
Monique Lapins | violin
Gillian Ansell | viola
Serenity Thurlow | viola
Rolf Gjelsten | cello
Ken Ichinose | cello


Programme:

Tabea Squire | I Danced, Unseen
Dvořák | String Sextet in A major, Op 48
Schoenberg | Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)


Award-winning choreographer Loughlan Prior fuses dance with music in his visceral adaption of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Based on the mystical poem by Richard Dehmel, it is a celebration of new life, the duality of conflict and resolution and, ultimately, the reconciliation of one with the universe.

Coupled with Dvořák’s gorgeously Slavonic string quartet, this night of intimacy, intensity and spiritual metamorphosis is given life by BalletCollective Aotearoa and New Zealand String Quartet in a moving journey of courage, strength and human warmth.


Additional performances:

March 9th (Auckland)
March 10th (Hamilton)
March 11th (Napier)
March 13th (Palmerston North)
March 15th (Wellington)
March 17th (New Plymouth)
March 19th (Nelson)
March 22nd (Dunedin)
March 23rd (Invercargill)


March 20, 2021 19:30   ·   The Piano, Christchurch

Auckland Arts Festival | Stasbourg 1518

Concert

A story of revolution through dance, this electrifying production explores one of history’s most fascinating mass movements — the dancing plague of 1518.

Living in poverty and under the rule of the patriarchy, the people of Strasbourg revolted one summer against oppression by taking to the streets. No ordinary protest, their uprising was a fever of dance on a scale never seen before – nor again – that lasted for months.

Depicted as collective madness in painting and folklore, this pulsating dance-theatre work interprets events from the inside out, revisioning them not as an illness but catharsis.

Written and composed by Lucien Johnson and featuring the music of legendary Michael Parmenter and a cast of stunning New Zealand dancers, Strasbourg 1518 combines exhilarating original music and choreography into a frenzied tale of anarchy, physicality and the power of art as resistance.



Additional performances:

Friday, 19th March at 8.00pm


A story of revolution through dance, this electrifying production explores one of history’s most fascinating mass movements — the dancing plague of 1518.

Living in poverty and under the rule of the patriarchy, the people of Strasbourg revolted one summer against oppression by taking to the streets. No ordinary protest, their uprising was a fever of dance on a scale never seen before – nor again – that lasted for months.

Depicted as collective madness in painting and folklore, this pulsating dance-theatre work interprets events from the inside out, revisioning them not as an illness but catharsis.

Written and composed by Lucien Johnson and featuring the music of legendary Michael Parmenter and a cast of stunning New Zealand dancers, Strasbourg 1518 combines exhilarating original music and choreography into a frenzied tale of anarchy, physicality and the power of art as resistance.



Additional performances:

Friday, 19th March at 8.00pm


March 20, 2021 20:00   ·   ASB Waterfront Theatre, Auckland

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra | Sweet Strings

Concert

Schubert | String Quartet No.12 ‘Quartettsatz’
Claire Cowan | Hansel and Gretel: Short and Sweet Ballet Suite
Leonie Holmes | Fragment II for String Quartet
Ross Harris | Five Meditations
Piazzolla | Four, for Tango


Miranda Adams and her APO colleagues in the Jade String Quartet bring us a fascinating collection of music. The programme includes Schubert’s movement from an unfinished quartet, and Piazzolla’s vigorous tango and works from three New Zealand composers. Anyone who saw the Royal NZ Ballet’s Hansel and Gretel in 2019 will want to revisit Claire Cowan’s hugely successful score.


Additional performances:

March 23rd (Remuera)


Schubert | String Quartet No.12 ‘Quartettsatz’
Claire Cowan | Hansel and Gretel: Short and Sweet Ballet Suite
Leonie Holmes | Fragment II for String Quartet
Ross Harris | Five Meditations
Piazzolla | Four, for Tango


Miranda Adams and her APO colleagues in the Jade String Quartet bring us a fascinating collection of music. The programme includes Schubert’s movement from an unfinished quartet, and Piazzolla’s vigorous tango and works from three New Zealand composers. Anyone who saw the Royal NZ Ballet’s Hansel and Gretel in 2019 will want to revisit Claire Cowan’s hugely successful score.


Additional performances:

March 23rd (Remuera)


March 22, 2021 18:30   ·   All Saints Church, Howick

Chamber Music NZ | Transfigured Night (Dunedin)

Concert

Laura Saxon Jones
William Fitzgerald
Tabitha Dombroski
with Artistic Direction and Choreography by Loughlan Prior

Helene Pohl | violin
Monique Lapins | violin
Gillian Ansell | viola
Serenity Thurlow | viola
Rolf Gjelsten | cello
Ken Ichinose | cello


Programme:

Tabea Squire | I Danced, Unseen
Dvořák | String Sextet in A major, Op 48
Schoenberg | Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)


Award-winning choreographer Loughlan Prior fuses dance with music in his visceral adaption of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Based on the mystical poem by Richard Dehmel, it is a celebration of new life, the duality of conflict and resolution and, ultimately, the reconciliation of one with the universe.

Coupled with Dvořák’s gorgeously Slavonic string quartet, this night of intimacy, intensity and spiritual metamorphosis is given life by BalletCollective Aotearoa and New Zealand String Quartet in a moving journey of courage, strength and human warmth.


Additional performances:

March 9th (Auckland)
March 10th (Hamilton)
March 11th (Napier)
March 13th (Palmerston North)
March 15th (Wellington)
March 17th (New Plymouth)
March 19th (Nelson)
March 20th (Christchurch)
March 23rd (Invercargill)


Laura Saxon Jones
William Fitzgerald
Tabitha Dombroski
with Artistic Direction and Choreography by Loughlan Prior

Helene Pohl | violin
Monique Lapins | violin
Gillian Ansell | viola
Serenity Thurlow | viola
Rolf Gjelsten | cello
Ken Ichinose | cello


Programme:

Tabea Squire | I Danced, Unseen
Dvořák | String Sextet in A major, Op 48
Schoenberg | Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)


Award-winning choreographer Loughlan Prior fuses dance with music in his visceral adaption of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Based on the mystical poem by Richard Dehmel, it is a celebration of new life, the duality of conflict and resolution and, ultimately, the reconciliation of one with the universe.

Coupled with Dvořák’s gorgeously Slavonic string quartet, this night of intimacy, intensity and spiritual metamorphosis is given life by BalletCollective Aotearoa and New Zealand String Quartet in a moving journey of courage, strength and human warmth.


Additional performances:

March 9th (Auckland)
March 10th (Hamilton)
March 11th (Napier)
March 13th (Palmerston North)
March 15th (Wellington)
March 17th (New Plymouth)
March 19th (Nelson)
March 20th (Christchurch)
March 23rd (Invercargill)


March 22, 2021 19:30   ·   Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra | Sweet Strings

Concert

Schubert | String Quartet No.12 ‘Quartettsatz’
Claire Cowan | Hansel and Gretel: Short and Sweet Ballet Suite
Leonie Holmes | Fragment II for String Quartet
Ross Harris | Five Meditations
Piazzolla | Four, for Tango


Miranda Adams and her APO colleagues in the Jade String Quartet bring us a fascinating collection of music. The programme includes Schubert’s movement from an unfinished quartet, and Piazzolla’s vigorous tango and works from three New Zealand composers. Anyone who saw the Royal NZ Ballet’s Hansel and Gretel in 2019 will want to revisit Claire Cowan’s hugely successful score.


Additional performances:

March 22nd (Howick)


Schubert | String Quartet No.12 ‘Quartettsatz’
Claire Cowan | Hansel and Gretel: Short and Sweet Ballet Suite
Leonie Holmes | Fragment II for String Quartet
Ross Harris | Five Meditations
Piazzolla | Four, for Tango


Miranda Adams and her APO colleagues in the Jade String Quartet bring us a fascinating collection of music. The programme includes Schubert’s movement from an unfinished quartet, and Piazzolla’s vigorous tango and works from three New Zealand composers. Anyone who saw the Royal NZ Ballet’s Hansel and Gretel in 2019 will want to revisit Claire Cowan’s hugely successful score.


Additional performances:

March 22nd (Howick)


March 23, 2021 18:30   ·   St Luke's Church, Remuera

Chamber Music NZ | Transfigured Night (Invercargill)

Concert

Laura Saxon Jones
William Fitzgerald
Tabitha Dombroski
with Artistic Direction and Choreography by Loughlan Prior

Helene Pohl | violin
Monique Lapins | violin
Gillian Ansell | viola
Serenity Thurlow | viola
Rolf Gjelsten | cello
Ken Ichinose | cello


Programme:

Tabea Squire | I Danced, Unseen
Dvořák | String Sextet in A major, Op 48
Schoenberg | Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)


Award-winning choreographer Loughlan Prior fuses dance with music in his visceral adaption of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Based on the mystical poem by Richard Dehmel, it is a celebration of new life, the duality of conflict and resolution and, ultimately, the reconciliation of one with the universe.

Coupled with Dvořák’s gorgeously Slavonic string quartet, this night of intimacy, intensity and spiritual metamorphosis is given life by BalletCollective Aotearoa and New Zealand String Quartet in a moving journey of courage, strength and human warmth.


Additional performances:

March 9th (Auckland)
March 10th (Hamilton)
March 11th (Napier)
March 13th (Palmerston North)
March 15th (Wellington)
March 17th (New Plymouth)
March 19th (Nelson)
March 20th (Christchurch)
March 22nd (Dunedin)


Laura Saxon Jones
William Fitzgerald
Tabitha Dombroski
with Artistic Direction and Choreography by Loughlan Prior

Helene Pohl | violin
Monique Lapins | violin
Gillian Ansell | viola
Serenity Thurlow | viola
Rolf Gjelsten | cello
Ken Ichinose | cello


Programme:

Tabea Squire | I Danced, Unseen
Dvořák | String Sextet in A major, Op 48
Schoenberg | Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)


Award-winning choreographer Loughlan Prior fuses dance with music in his visceral adaption of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Based on the mystical poem by Richard Dehmel, it is a celebration of new life, the duality of conflict and resolution and, ultimately, the reconciliation of one with the universe.

Coupled with Dvořák’s gorgeously Slavonic string quartet, this night of intimacy, intensity and spiritual metamorphosis is given life by BalletCollective Aotearoa and New Zealand String Quartet in a moving journey of courage, strength and human warmth.


Additional performances:

March 9th (Auckland)
March 10th (Hamilton)
March 11th (Napier)
March 13th (Palmerston North)
March 15th (Wellington)
March 17th (New Plymouth)
March 19th (Nelson)
March 20th (Christchurch)
March 22nd (Dunedin)


March 23, 2021 19:30   ·   Civic Theatre, Invercargill

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | Tūmahana: Exchange

Concert

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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Trio Élan (Whangārei)

Concert

Donald Armstrong | violin
Simon Brew | saxophone
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Russ Peterson | Trio for Alto Saxophone, Violin & Piano
Peter Liley | “Deux Images” for Trio
Debussy | Violin Sonata in G minor
Albeniz | Evocación (piano solo)
Barry Cockcroft | Beat Me (sax solo)
Marc Eychenne | Cantilene and Dance
Gareth Farr | Meditation (sax and piano)
Piazzolla | Otono Porteno
Gareth Farr | Tango: Un Verano de Passion


Trio Élan is an electrifying new ensemble made up of three of New Zealand’s leading chamber musicians: violinist Donald Armstrong, saxophonist Simon Brew and pianist Sarah Watkins. In a rare and exclusive programme which showcases the dynamic and seductive sounds of three wildly different instruments, audiences will be swept along by colourful and jazzy music from France, New Zealand, Argentina and the US.

Since Adolf Sax invented the saxophone in the 1840s, composers have been captivated by its magical sound and have combined it with many other instruments. Debussy and Ravel incorporated its beautiful sweetness in their impressionist music, influencing such contemporary composers as Algerian-born Marc Eychenne. The saxophone lies at the heart of newer styles such as jazz, dance, and pop music, and the violin and piano have taken to these new styles with ease.

Trio Élan’s novel line-up of violin, saxophone and piano beautifully create evocative sounds, catchy contemporary rhythms and soaring melodies. Prepare to be mesmerised, enchanted and entertained as these three top musicians unleash this exciting programme.


Additional performances:

April 7th (Cromwell)
April 8th (Christchurch)
April 9th (Motueka)
April 11th (Waikanae)
April 12th (Upper Hutt)
April 17th (Warkworth)
April 18th (Wellington)


Donald Armstrong | violin
Simon Brew | saxophone
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Russ Peterson | Trio for Alto Saxophone, Violin & Piano
Peter Liley | “Deux Images” for Trio
Debussy | Violin Sonata in G minor
Albeniz | Evocación (piano solo)
Barry Cockcroft | Beat Me (sax solo)
Marc Eychenne | Cantilene and Dance
Gareth Farr | Meditation (sax and piano)
Piazzolla | Otono Porteno
Gareth Farr | Tango: Un Verano de Passion


Trio Élan is an electrifying new ensemble made up of three of New Zealand’s leading chamber musicians: violinist Donald Armstrong, saxophonist Simon Brew and pianist Sarah Watkins. In a rare and exclusive programme which showcases the dynamic and seductive sounds of three wildly different instruments, audiences will be swept along by colourful and jazzy music from France, New Zealand, Argentina and the US.

Since Adolf Sax invented the saxophone in the 1840s, composers have been captivated by its magical sound and have combined it with many other instruments. Debussy and Ravel incorporated its beautiful sweetness in their impressionist music, influencing such contemporary composers as Algerian-born Marc Eychenne. The saxophone lies at the heart of newer styles such as jazz, dance, and pop music, and the violin and piano have taken to these new styles with ease.

Trio Élan’s novel line-up of violin, saxophone and piano beautifully create evocative sounds, catchy contemporary rhythms and soaring melodies. Prepare to be mesmerised, enchanted and entertained as these three top musicians unleash this exciting programme.


Additional performances:

April 7th (Cromwell)
April 8th (Christchurch)
April 9th (Motueka)
April 11th (Waikanae)
April 12th (Upper Hutt)
April 17th (Warkworth)
April 18th (Wellington)


Donald Armstrong | violin
Simon Brew | saxophone
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Russ Peterson | Trio for Alto Saxophone, Violin & Piano
Peter Liley | “Deux Images” for Trio
Debussy | Violin Sonata in G minor
Albeniz | Evocación (piano solo)
Barry Cockcroft | Beat Me (sax solo)
Marc Eychenne | Cantilene and Dance
Gareth Farr | Meditation (sax and piano)
Piazzolla | Otono Porteno
Gareth Farr | Tango: Un Verano de Passion


Trio Élan is an electrifying new ensemble made up of three of New Zealand’s leading chamber musicians: violinist Donald Armstrong, saxophonist Simon Brew and pianist Sarah Watkins. In a rare and exclusive programme which showcases the dynamic and seductive sounds of three wildly different instruments, audiences will be swept along by colourful and jazzy music from France, New Zealand, Argentina and the US.

Since Adolf Sax invented the saxophone in the 1840s, composers have been captivated by its magical sound and have combined it with many other instruments. Debussy and Ravel incorporated its beautiful sweetness in their impressionist music, influencing such contemporary composers as Algerian-born Marc Eychenne. The saxophone lies at the heart of newer styles such as jazz, dance, and pop music, and the violin and piano have taken to these new styles with ease.

Trio Élan’s novel line-up of violin, saxophone and piano beautifully create evocative sounds, catchy contemporary rhythms and soaring melodies. Prepare to be mesmerised, enchanted and entertained as these three top musicians unleash this exciting programme.


Additional performances:

April 7th (Cromwell)
April 8th (Christchurch)
April 9th (Motueka)
April 11th (Waikanae)
April 12th (Upper Hutt)
April 17th (Warkworth)
April 18th (Wellington)


March 28, 2021 14:30 — March 28, 2021 16:00   ·   Old Library Building Arts Centre, Whangārei

Ensemble Offspring | Avant Gardens 4: Naturale

Concert

Programme:
Luciano Berio – Naturale
Maria Grenfell – New Work (World Premiere)
Peter Sculthorpe – Sonata for Viola and Percussion
Karlo Margetic – Bricks and Mortar (World Premiere)

Claire Edwardes | percussion
James Wannan | viola/violin
Jason Noble | clarinet
Robin Janus | sound

For Avant Gardens we head into the backyards and backrooms of our very own musicians’ homes to make some noise. Join us for this intimate concert experience featuring unusual line ups, much loved ‘avant garde’ classics and experimental music never heard before. Be touched by a meaningful musical experience in four homes around Sydney brought to you by the ever-creative musicians of Ensemble Offspring during Australia’s COVID concert hall recovery. Each program will be repeated twice. Contact us for limited season pass bookings.

Concert 1 at 5 pm
Concert 2 at 7 pm

Programme:
Luciano Berio – Naturale
Maria Grenfell – New Work (World Premiere)
Peter Sculthorpe – Sonata for Viola and Percussion
Karlo Margetic – Bricks and Mortar (World Premiere)

Claire Edwardes | percussion
James Wannan | viola/violin
Jason Noble | clarinet
Robin Janus | sound

For Avant Gardens we head into the backyards and backrooms of our very own musicians’ homes to make some noise. Join us for this intimate concert experience featuring unusual line ups, much loved ‘avant garde’ classics and experimental music never heard before. Be touched by a meaningful musical experience in four homes around Sydney brought to you by the ever-creative musicians of Ensemble Offspring during Australia’s COVID concert hall recovery. Each program will be repeated twice. Contact us for limited season pass bookings.

Concert 1 at 5 pm
Concert 2 at 7 pm

Programme:
Luciano Berio – Naturale
Maria Grenfell – New Work (World Premiere)
Peter Sculthorpe – Sonata for Viola and Percussion
Karlo Margetic – Bricks and Mortar (World Premiere)

Claire Edwardes | percussion
James Wannan | viola/violin
Jason Noble | clarinet
Robin Janus | sound

For Avant Gardens we head into the backyards and backrooms of our very own musicians’ homes to make some noise. Join us for this intimate concert experience featuring unusual line ups, much loved ‘avant garde’ classics and experimental music never heard before. Be touched by a meaningful musical experience in four homes around Sydney brought to you by the ever-creative musicians of Ensemble Offspring during Australia’s COVID concert hall recovery. Each program will be repeated twice. Contact us for limited season pass bookings.

Concert 1 at 5 pm
Concert 2 at 7 pm

March 28, 2021 17:00

Chamber Music NZ | Trio Élan (Cromwell)

Concert

Donald Armstrong | violin
Simon Brew | saxophone
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Russ Peterson | Trio for Alto Saxophone, Violin & Piano
Peter Liley | “Deux Images” for Trio
Debussy | Violin Sonata in G minor
Albeniz | Evocación (piano solo)
Barry Cockcroft | Beat Me (sax solo)
Marc Eychenne | Cantilene and Dance
Gareth Farr | Meditation (sax and piano)
Piazzolla | Otono Porteno
Gareth Farr | Tango: Un Verano de Passion


Trio Élan is an electrifying new ensemble made up of three of New Zealand’s leading chamber musicians: violinist Donald Armstrong, saxophonist Simon Brew and pianist Sarah Watkins. In a rare and exclusive programme which showcases the dynamic and seductive sounds of three wildly different instruments, audiences will be swept along by colourful and jazzy music from France, New Zealand, Argentina and the US.

Since Adolf Sax invented the saxophone in the 1840s, composers have been captivated by its magical sound and have combined it with many other instruments. Debussy and Ravel incorporated its beautiful sweetness in their impressionist music, influencing such contemporary composers as Algerian-born Marc Eychenne. The saxophone lies at the heart of newer styles such as jazz, dance, and pop music, and the violin and piano have taken to these new styles with ease.

Trio Élan’s novel line-up of violin, saxophone and piano beautifully create evocative sounds, catchy contemporary rhythms and soaring melodies. Prepare to be mesmerised, enchanted and entertained as these three top musicians unleash this exciting programme.


Additional performances:

March 28th (Whangārei)
April 8th (Christchurch)
April 9th (Motueka)
April 11th (Waikanae)
April 12th (Upper Hutt)
April 17th (Warkworth)
April 18th (Wellington)


Donald Armstrong | violin
Simon Brew | saxophone
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Russ Peterson | Trio for Alto Saxophone, Violin & Piano
Peter Liley | “Deux Images” for Trio
Debussy | Violin Sonata in G minor
Albeniz | Evocación (piano solo)
Barry Cockcroft | Beat Me (sax solo)
Marc Eychenne | Cantilene and Dance
Gareth Farr | Meditation (sax and piano)
Piazzolla | Otono Porteno
Gareth Farr | Tango: Un Verano de Passion


Trio Élan is an electrifying new ensemble made up of three of New Zealand’s leading chamber musicians: violinist Donald Armstrong, saxophonist Simon Brew and pianist Sarah Watkins. In a rare and exclusive programme which showcases the dynamic and seductive sounds of three wildly different instruments, audiences will be swept along by colourful and jazzy music from France, New Zealand, Argentina and the US.

Since Adolf Sax invented the saxophone in the 1840s, composers have been captivated by its magical sound and have combined it with many other instruments. Debussy and Ravel incorporated its beautiful sweetness in their impressionist music, influencing such contemporary composers as Algerian-born Marc Eychenne. The saxophone lies at the heart of newer styles such as jazz, dance, and pop music, and the violin and piano have taken to these new styles with ease.

Trio Élan’s novel line-up of violin, saxophone and piano beautifully create evocative sounds, catchy contemporary rhythms and soaring melodies. Prepare to be mesmerised, enchanted and entertained as these three top musicians unleash this exciting programme.


Additional performances:

March 28th (Whangārei)
April 8th (Christchurch)
April 9th (Motueka)
April 11th (Waikanae)
April 12th (Upper Hutt)
April 17th (Warkworth)
April 18th (Wellington)


Donald Armstrong | violin
Simon Brew | saxophone
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Russ Peterson | Trio for Alto Saxophone, Violin & Piano
Peter Liley | “Deux Images” for Trio
Debussy | Violin Sonata in G minor
Albeniz | Evocación (piano solo)
Barry Cockcroft | Beat Me (sax solo)
Marc Eychenne | Cantilene and Dance
Gareth Farr | Meditation (sax and piano)
Piazzolla | Otono Porteno
Gareth Farr | Tango: Un Verano de Passion


Trio Élan is an electrifying new ensemble made up of three of New Zealand’s leading chamber musicians: violinist Donald Armstrong, saxophonist Simon Brew and pianist Sarah Watkins. In a rare and exclusive programme which showcases the dynamic and seductive sounds of three wildly different instruments, audiences will be swept along by colourful and jazzy music from France, New Zealand, Argentina and the US.

Since Adolf Sax invented the saxophone in the 1840s, composers have been captivated by its magical sound and have combined it with many other instruments. Debussy and Ravel incorporated its beautiful sweetness in their impressionist music, influencing such contemporary composers as Algerian-born Marc Eychenne. The saxophone lies at the heart of newer styles such as jazz, dance, and pop music, and the violin and piano have taken to these new styles with ease.

Trio Élan’s novel line-up of violin, saxophone and piano beautifully create evocative sounds, catchy contemporary rhythms and soaring melodies. Prepare to be mesmerised, enchanted and entertained as these three top musicians unleash this exciting programme.


Additional performances:

March 28th (Whangārei)
April 8th (Christchurch)
April 9th (Motueka)
April 11th (Waikanae)
April 12th (Upper Hutt)
April 17th (Warkworth)
April 18th (Wellington)


April 07, 2021 19:00   ·   Coronation Hall, Cromwell

Chamber Music NZ | Nocturnes (Palmerston North)

Concert

Jian Liu | piano


Programme:

Gillian Whitehead | Lullaby for Matthew
John Field | Nocturne No 6 “Cradle Song”
Chopin | Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op 15, No 2
Leonie Holmes | Nocturne for Piano
Grieg | Notturno, Op 54, No 4
Alexandre Tansman | Four Nocturnes
Resphigi | Nocturne from Six Piano Pieces, R44
Lowell Liebermann | Nocturne
Poulenc | Nocturne No 1
Britten | Notturno
Wieck-Schumann | Nocturne, Op 6, No 2
Schumann | In der Nacht, from Fantasiestücke, Op 12
Bartók | ‘The Night’s Music’, from Out of Doors
Joio | Nocturne in E Major
Barber | Nocturne, Op 33
Liszt | Nocturne No 3 from Liebesträume


'Nocturnes' is an evocative collection of night-songs for the piano, played by internationally celebrated concert pianist, chamber musician and educator Professor Jian Liu. Journey through a dreamscape of lilting lullabies and cradlesongs alongside night-music of mystery and mischief. Beloved nocturnes by Chopin and Liszt light the way for other gems in an intimate evening that celebrates the purity and power of solo piano.


Additional performances:

April 8th (New Plymouth)
April 10th (Hamilton)
April 12th (Napier)
April 14th (Wellington)
April 15th (Nelson)
April 16th (Christchurch)
April 18th (Invercargill)
April 19th (Dunedin)
April 21st (Auckland)


Jian Liu | piano


Programme:

Gillian Whitehead | Lullaby for Matthew
John Field | Nocturne No 6 “Cradle Song”
Chopin | Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op 15, No 2
Leonie Holmes | Nocturne for Piano
Grieg | Notturno, Op 54, No 4
Alexandre Tansman | Four Nocturnes
Resphigi | Nocturne from Six Piano Pieces, R44
Lowell Liebermann | Nocturne
Poulenc | Nocturne No 1
Britten | Notturno
Wieck-Schumann | Nocturne, Op 6, No 2
Schumann | In der Nacht, from Fantasiestücke, Op 12
Bartók | ‘The Night’s Music’, from Out of Doors
Joio | Nocturne in E Major
Barber | Nocturne, Op 33
Liszt | Nocturne No 3 from Liebesträume


'Nocturnes' is an evocative collection of night-songs for the piano, played by internationally celebrated concert pianist, chamber musician and educator Professor Jian Liu. Journey through a dreamscape of lilting lullabies and cradlesongs alongside night-music of mystery and mischief. Beloved nocturnes by Chopin and Liszt light the way for other gems in an intimate evening that celebrates the purity and power of solo piano.


Additional performances:

April 8th (New Plymouth)
April 10th (Hamilton)
April 12th (Napier)
April 14th (Wellington)
April 15th (Nelson)
April 16th (Christchurch)
April 18th (Invercargill)
April 19th (Dunedin)
April 21st (Auckland)


April 07, 2021 19:30   ·   The Globe, Palmerston North

Chamber Music NZ | Trio Élan (Christchurch)

Concert

Donald Armstrong | violin
Simon Brew | saxophone
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Russ Peterson | Trio for Alto Saxophone, Violin & Piano
Peter Liley | “Deux Images” for Trio
Debussy | Violin Sonata in G minor
Albeniz | Evocación (piano solo)
Barry Cockcroft | Beat Me (sax solo)
Marc Eychenne | Cantilene and Dance
Gareth Farr | Meditation (sax and piano)
Piazzolla | Otono Porteno
Gareth Farr | Tango: Un Verano de Passion


Trio Élan is an electrifying new ensemble made up of three of New Zealand’s leading chamber musicians: violinist Donald Armstrong, saxophonist Simon Brew and pianist Sarah Watkins. In a rare and exclusive programme which showcases the dynamic and seductive sounds of three wildly different instruments, audiences will be swept along by colourful and jazzy music from France, New Zealand, Argentina and the US.

Since Adolf Sax invented the saxophone in the 1840s, composers have been captivated by its magical sound and have combined it with many other instruments. Debussy and Ravel incorporated its beautiful sweetness in their impressionist music, influencing such contemporary composers as Algerian-born Marc Eychenne. The saxophone lies at the heart of newer styles such as jazz, dance, and pop music, and the violin and piano have taken to these new styles with ease.

Trio Élan’s novel line-up of violin, saxophone and piano beautifully create evocative sounds, catchy contemporary rhythms and soaring melodies. Prepare to be mesmerised, enchanted and entertained as these three top musicians unleash this exciting programme.


Additional performances:

March 28th (Whangārei)
April 7th (Cromwell)
April 9th (Motueka)
April 11th (Waikanae)
April 12th (Upper Hutt)
April 17th (Warkworth)
April 18th (Wellington)


Donald Armstrong | violin
Simon Brew | saxophone
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Russ Peterson | Trio for Alto Saxophone, Violin & Piano
Peter Liley | “Deux Images” for Trio
Debussy | Violin Sonata in G minor
Albeniz | Evocación (piano solo)
Barry Cockcroft | Beat Me (sax solo)
Marc Eychenne | Cantilene and Dance
Gareth Farr | Meditation (sax and piano)
Piazzolla | Otono Porteno
Gareth Farr | Tango: Un Verano de Passion


Trio Élan is an electrifying new ensemble made up of three of New Zealand’s leading chamber musicians: violinist Donald Armstrong, saxophonist Simon Brew and pianist Sarah Watkins. In a rare and exclusive programme which showcases the dynamic and seductive sounds of three wildly different instruments, audiences will be swept along by colourful and jazzy music from France, New Zealand, Argentina and the US.

Since Adolf Sax invented the saxophone in the 1840s, composers have been captivated by its magical sound and have combined it with many other instruments. Debussy and Ravel incorporated its beautiful sweetness in their impressionist music, influencing such contemporary composers as Algerian-born Marc Eychenne. The saxophone lies at the heart of newer styles such as jazz, dance, and pop music, and the violin and piano have taken to these new styles with ease.

Trio Élan’s novel line-up of violin, saxophone and piano beautifully create evocative sounds, catchy contemporary rhythms and soaring melodies. Prepare to be mesmerised, enchanted and entertained as these three top musicians unleash this exciting programme.


Additional performances:

March 28th (Whangārei)
April 7th (Cromwell)
April 9th (Motueka)
April 11th (Waikanae)
April 12th (Upper Hutt)
April 17th (Warkworth)
April 18th (Wellington)


Donald Armstrong | violin
Simon Brew | saxophone
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Russ Peterson | Trio for Alto Saxophone, Violin & Piano
Peter Liley | “Deux Images” for Trio
Debussy | Violin Sonata in G minor
Albeniz | Evocación (piano solo)
Barry Cockcroft | Beat Me (sax solo)
Marc Eychenne | Cantilene and Dance
Gareth Farr | Meditation (sax and piano)
Piazzolla | Otono Porteno
Gareth Farr | Tango: Un Verano de Passion


Trio Élan is an electrifying new ensemble made up of three of New Zealand’s leading chamber musicians: violinist Donald Armstrong, saxophonist Simon Brew and pianist Sarah Watkins. In a rare and exclusive programme which showcases the dynamic and seductive sounds of three wildly different instruments, audiences will be swept along by colourful and jazzy music from France, New Zealand, Argentina and the US.

Since Adolf Sax invented the saxophone in the 1840s, composers have been captivated by its magical sound and have combined it with many other instruments. Debussy and Ravel incorporated its beautiful sweetness in their impressionist music, influencing such contemporary composers as Algerian-born Marc Eychenne. The saxophone lies at the heart of newer styles such as jazz, dance, and pop music, and the violin and piano have taken to these new styles with ease.

Trio Élan’s novel line-up of violin, saxophone and piano beautifully create evocative sounds, catchy contemporary rhythms and soaring melodies. Prepare to be mesmerised, enchanted and entertained as these three top musicians unleash this exciting programme.


Additional performances:

March 28th (Whangārei)
April 7th (Cromwell)
April 9th (Motueka)
April 11th (Waikanae)
April 12th (Upper Hutt)
April 17th (Warkworth)
April 18th (Wellington)


April 08, 2021 19:30   ·   The Piano, Christchurch

NZSO Podium Series | Firebird (Wellington)

Concert

Hamish McKeich | conductor
Diedre Irons | piano

Juliet Palmer | Buzzard
WA Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major
Stravinsky (orch. Jonathan McPhee) | The Firebird


Fifty years after Igor Stravinsky’s passing, his music continues to excite, provoke and entertain. This is nowhere more evident than in The Firebird. Originally composed in 1910, it has profoundly stirred the hearts of listeners ever since.

The Firebird has also inspired generations of later composers, including New Zealand-born Canadian composer Juliet Palmer. Her piece Buzzard, explicitly inspired by two famous musical birds (Stravinsky’s Firebird and Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake) bears the thumbprint of her interdisciplinary, “postmodernist-with-a-conscience” style.

Diedre Irons will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23. Like Palmer, she has spent considerable time in both NZ and North America, studying first in Canada, then both studying and then teaching at the Curtis Institute. Her long and illustrious career as soloist, chamber musician and educator has seen her record all five Beethoven Concerti with Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, collaborate with the New Zealand, Kodaly and Latin American String Quartets, and receive an MBE and ONZM for services to music.


Additional performances:

April 10th (Tauranga)
April 17th (Napier)
April 24th (Auckland)


Hamish McKeich | conductor
Diedre Irons | piano

Juliet Palmer | Buzzard
WA Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major
Stravinsky (orch. Jonathan McPhee) | The Firebird


Fifty years after Igor Stravinsky’s passing, his music continues to excite, provoke and entertain. This is nowhere more evident than in The Firebird. Originally composed in 1910, it has profoundly stirred the hearts of listeners ever since.

The Firebird has also inspired generations of later composers, including New Zealand-born Canadian composer Juliet Palmer. Her piece Buzzard, explicitly inspired by two famous musical birds (Stravinsky’s Firebird and Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake) bears the thumbprint of her interdisciplinary, “postmodernist-with-a-conscience” style.

Diedre Irons will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23. Like Palmer, she has spent considerable time in both NZ and North America, studying first in Canada, then both studying and then teaching at the Curtis Institute. Her long and illustrious career as soloist, chamber musician and educator has seen her record all five Beethoven Concerti with Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, collaborate with the New Zealand, Kodaly and Latin American String Quartets, and receive an MBE and ONZM for services to music.


Additional performances:

April 10th (Tauranga)
April 17th (Napier)
April 24th (Auckland)


April 08, 2021 19:30   ·   Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Chamber Music NZ | Nocturnes (New Plymouth)

Concert

Jian Liu | piano


Programme:

Gillian Whitehead | Lullaby for Matthew
John Field | Nocturne No 6 “Cradle Song”
Chopin | Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op 15, No 2
Leonie Holmes | Nocturne for Piano
Grieg | Notturno, Op 54, No 4
Alexandre Tansman | Four Nocturnes
Resphigi | Nocturne from Six Piano Pieces, R44
Lowell Liebermann | Nocturne
Poulenc | Nocturne No 1
Britten | Notturno
Wieck-Schumann | Nocturne, Op 6, No 2
Schumann | In der Nacht, from Fantasiestücke, Op 12
Bartók | ‘The Night’s Music’, from Out of Doors
Joio | Nocturne in E Major
Barber | Nocturne, Op 33
Liszt | Nocturne No 3 from Liebesträume


'Nocturnes' is an evocative collection of night-songs for the piano, played by internationally celebrated concert pianist, chamber musician and educator Professor Jian Liu. Journey through a dreamscape of lilting lullabies and cradlesongs alongside night-music of mystery and mischief. Beloved nocturnes by Chopin and Liszt light the way for other gems in an intimate evening that celebrates the purity and power of solo piano.


Additional performances:

April 7th (Palmerston North)
April 10th (Hamilton)
April 12th (Napier)
April 14th (Wellington)
April 15th (Nelson)
April 16th (Christchurch)
April 18th (Invercargill)
April 19th (Dunedin)
April 21st (Auckland)


Jian Liu | piano


Programme:

Gillian Whitehead | Lullaby for Matthew
John Field | Nocturne No 6 “Cradle Song”
Chopin | Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op 15, No 2
Leonie Holmes | Nocturne for Piano
Grieg | Notturno, Op 54, No 4
Alexandre Tansman | Four Nocturnes
Resphigi | Nocturne from Six Piano Pieces, R44
Lowell Liebermann | Nocturne
Poulenc | Nocturne No 1
Britten | Notturno
Wieck-Schumann | Nocturne, Op 6, No 2
Schumann | In der Nacht, from Fantasiestücke, Op 12
Bartók | ‘The Night’s Music’, from Out of Doors
Joio | Nocturne in E Major
Barber | Nocturne, Op 33
Liszt | Nocturne No 3 from Liebesträume


'Nocturnes' is an evocative collection of night-songs for the piano, played by internationally celebrated concert pianist, chamber musician and educator Professor Jian Liu. Journey through a dreamscape of lilting lullabies and cradlesongs alongside night-music of mystery and mischief. Beloved nocturnes by Chopin and Liszt light the way for other gems in an intimate evening that celebrates the purity and power of solo piano.


Additional performances:

April 7th (Palmerston North)
April 10th (Hamilton)
April 12th (Napier)
April 14th (Wellington)
April 15th (Nelson)
April 16th (Christchurch)
April 18th (Invercargill)
April 19th (Dunedin)
April 21st (Auckland)


April 08, 2021 19:30   ·   TSB Showplace, New Plymouth

Chamber Music NZ | Trio Élan (Motueka)

Concert

Donald Armstrong | violin
Simon Brew | saxophone
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Russ Peterson | Trio for Alto Saxophone, Violin & Piano
Peter Liley | “Deux Images” for Trio
Debussy | Violin Sonata in G minor
Albeniz | Evocación (piano solo)
Barry Cockcroft | Beat Me (sax solo)
Marc Eychenne | Cantilene and Dance
Gareth Farr | Meditation (sax and piano)
Piazzolla | Otono Porteno
Gareth Farr | Tango: Un Verano de Passion


Trio Élan is an electrifying new ensemble made up of three of New Zealand’s leading chamber musicians: violinist Donald Armstrong, saxophonist Simon Brew and pianist Sarah Watkins. In a rare and exclusive programme which showcases the dynamic and seductive sounds of three wildly different instruments, audiences will be swept along by colourful and jazzy music from France, New Zealand, Argentina and the US.

Since Adolf Sax invented the saxophone in the 1840s, composers have been captivated by its magical sound and have combined it with many other instruments. Debussy and Ravel incorporated its beautiful sweetness in their impressionist music, influencing such contemporary composers as Algerian-born Marc Eychenne. The saxophone lies at the heart of newer styles such as jazz, dance, and pop music, and the violin and piano have taken to these new styles with ease.

Trio Élan’s novel line-up of violin, saxophone and piano beautifully create evocative sounds, catchy contemporary rhythms and soaring melodies. Prepare to be mesmerised, enchanted and entertained as these three top musicians unleash this exciting programme.


Additional performances:

March 28th (Whangārei)
April 7th (Cromwell)
April 8th (Christchurch)
April 11th (Waikanae)
April 12th (Upper Hutt)
April 17th (Warkworth)
April 18th (Wellington)


Donald Armstrong | violin
Simon Brew | saxophone
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Russ Peterson | Trio for Alto Saxophone, Violin & Piano
Peter Liley | “Deux Images” for Trio
Debussy | Violin Sonata in G minor
Albeniz | Evocación (piano solo)
Barry Cockcroft | Beat Me (sax solo)
Marc Eychenne | Cantilene and Dance
Gareth Farr | Meditation (sax and piano)
Piazzolla | Otono Porteno
Gareth Farr | Tango: Un Verano de Passion


Trio Élan is an electrifying new ensemble made up of three of New Zealand’s leading chamber musicians: violinist Donald Armstrong, saxophonist Simon Brew and pianist Sarah Watkins. In a rare and exclusive programme which showcases the dynamic and seductive sounds of three wildly different instruments, audiences will be swept along by colourful and jazzy music from France, New Zealand, Argentina and the US.

Since Adolf Sax invented the saxophone in the 1840s, composers have been captivated by its magical sound and have combined it with many other instruments. Debussy and Ravel incorporated its beautiful sweetness in their impressionist music, influencing such contemporary composers as Algerian-born Marc Eychenne. The saxophone lies at the heart of newer styles such as jazz, dance, and pop music, and the violin and piano have taken to these new styles with ease.

Trio Élan’s novel line-up of violin, saxophone and piano beautifully create evocative sounds, catchy contemporary rhythms and soaring melodies. Prepare to be mesmerised, enchanted and entertained as these three top musicians unleash this exciting programme.


Additional performances:

March 28th (Whangārei)
April 7th (Cromwell)
April 8th (Christchurch)
April 11th (Waikanae)
April 12th (Upper Hutt)
April 17th (Warkworth)
April 18th (Wellington)


Donald Armstrong | violin
Simon Brew | saxophone
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Russ Peterson | Trio for Alto Saxophone, Violin & Piano
Peter Liley | “Deux Images” for Trio
Debussy | Violin Sonata in G minor
Albeniz | Evocación (piano solo)
Barry Cockcroft | Beat Me (sax solo)
Marc Eychenne | Cantilene and Dance
Gareth Farr | Meditation (sax and piano)
Piazzolla | Otono Porteno
Gareth Farr | Tango: Un Verano de Passion


Trio Élan is an electrifying new ensemble made up of three of New Zealand’s leading chamber musicians: violinist Donald Armstrong, saxophonist Simon Brew and pianist Sarah Watkins. In a rare and exclusive programme which showcases the dynamic and seductive sounds of three wildly different instruments, audiences will be swept along by colourful and jazzy music from France, New Zealand, Argentina and the US.

Since Adolf Sax invented the saxophone in the 1840s, composers have been captivated by its magical sound and have combined it with many other instruments. Debussy and Ravel incorporated its beautiful sweetness in their impressionist music, influencing such contemporary composers as Algerian-born Marc Eychenne. The saxophone lies at the heart of newer styles such as jazz, dance, and pop music, and the violin and piano have taken to these new styles with ease.

Trio Élan’s novel line-up of violin, saxophone and piano beautifully create evocative sounds, catchy contemporary rhythms and soaring melodies. Prepare to be mesmerised, enchanted and entertained as these three top musicians unleash this exciting programme.


Additional performances:

March 28th (Whangārei)
April 7th (Cromwell)
April 8th (Christchurch)
April 11th (Waikanae)
April 12th (Upper Hutt)
April 17th (Warkworth)
April 18th (Wellington)


April 09, 2021 19:30   ·   Chanel Arts Centre, Motueka

NZSO Podium Series | Firebird (Tauranga)

Concert

Hamish McKeich | conductor
Diedre Irons | piano

Juliet Palmer | Buzzard
WA Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major
Stravinsky (orch. Jonathan McPhee) | The Firebird


Fifty years after Igor Stravinsky’s passing, his music continues to excite, provoke and entertain. This is nowhere more evident than in The Firebird. Originally composed in 1910, it has profoundly stirred the hearts of listeners ever since.

The Firebird has also inspired generations of later composers, including New Zealand-born Canadian composer Juliet Palmer. Her piece Buzzard, explicitly inspired by two famous musical birds (Stravinsky’s Firebird and Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake) bears the thumbprint of her interdisciplinary, “postmodernist-with-a-conscience” style.

Diedre Irons will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23. Like Palmer, she has spent considerable time in both NZ and North America, studying first in Canada, then both studying and then teaching at the Curtis Institute. Her long and illustrious career as soloist, chamber musician and educator has seen her record all five Beethoven Concerti with Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, collaborate with the New Zealand, Kodaly and Latin American String Quartets, and receive an MBE and ONZM for services to music.


Additional performances:

April 8th (Wellington)
April 17th (Napier)
April 24th (Auckland)


Hamish McKeich | conductor
Diedre Irons | piano

Juliet Palmer | Buzzard
WA Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major
Stravinsky (orch. Jonathan McPhee) | The Firebird


Fifty years after Igor Stravinsky’s passing, his music continues to excite, provoke and entertain. This is nowhere more evident than in The Firebird. Originally composed in 1910, it has profoundly stirred the hearts of listeners ever since.

The Firebird has also inspired generations of later composers, including New Zealand-born Canadian composer Juliet Palmer. Her piece Buzzard, explicitly inspired by two famous musical birds (Stravinsky’s Firebird and Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake) bears the thumbprint of her interdisciplinary, “postmodernist-with-a-conscience” style.

Diedre Irons will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23. Like Palmer, she has spent considerable time in both NZ and North America, studying first in Canada, then both studying and then teaching at the Curtis Institute. Her long and illustrious career as soloist, chamber musician and educator has seen her record all five Beethoven Concerti with Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, collaborate with the New Zealand, Kodaly and Latin American String Quartets, and receive an MBE and ONZM for services to music.


Additional performances:

April 8th (Wellington)
April 17th (Napier)
April 24th (Auckland)


April 10, 2021 19:30   ·   Baycourt Community & Arts Centre, Tauranga

Chamber Music NZ | Nocturnes (Hamilton)

Concert

Jian Liu | piano


Programme:

Gillian Whitehead | Lullaby for Matthew
John Field | Nocturne No 6 “Cradle Song”
Chopin | Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op 15, No 2
Leonie Holmes | Nocturne for Piano
Grieg | Notturno, Op 54, No 4
Alexandre Tansman | Four Nocturnes
Resphigi | Nocturne from Six Piano Pieces, R44
Lowell Liebermann | Nocturne
Poulenc | Nocturne No 1
Britten | Notturno
Wieck-Schumann | Nocturne, Op 6, No 2
Schumann | In der Nacht, from Fantasiestücke, Op 12
Bartók | ‘The Night’s Music’, from Out of Doors
Joio | Nocturne in E Major
Barber | Nocturne, Op 33
Liszt | Nocturne No 3 from Liebesträume


'Nocturnes' is an evocative collection of night-songs for the piano, played by internationally celebrated concert pianist, chamber musician and educator Professor Jian Liu. Journey through a dreamscape of lilting lullabies and cradlesongs alongside night-music of mystery and mischief. Beloved nocturnes by Chopin and Liszt light the way for other gems in an intimate evening that celebrates the purity and power of solo piano.


Additional performances:

April 7th (Palmerston North)
April 8th (New Plymouth)
April 12th (Napier)
April 14th (Wellington)
April 15th (Nelson)
April 16th (Christchurch)
April 18th (Invercargill)
April 19th (Dunedin)
April 21st (Auckland)


Jian Liu | piano


Programme:

Gillian Whitehead | Lullaby for Matthew
John Field | Nocturne No 6 “Cradle Song”
Chopin | Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op 15, No 2
Leonie Holmes | Nocturne for Piano
Grieg | Notturno, Op 54, No 4
Alexandre Tansman | Four Nocturnes
Resphigi | Nocturne from Six Piano Pieces, R44
Lowell Liebermann | Nocturne
Poulenc | Nocturne No 1
Britten | Notturno
Wieck-Schumann | Nocturne, Op 6, No 2
Schumann | In der Nacht, from Fantasiestücke, Op 12
Bartók | ‘The Night’s Music’, from Out of Doors
Joio | Nocturne in E Major
Barber | Nocturne, Op 33
Liszt | Nocturne No 3 from Liebesträume


'Nocturnes' is an evocative collection of night-songs for the piano, played by internationally celebrated concert pianist, chamber musician and educator Professor Jian Liu. Journey through a dreamscape of lilting lullabies and cradlesongs alongside night-music of mystery and mischief. Beloved nocturnes by Chopin and Liszt light the way for other gems in an intimate evening that celebrates the purity and power of solo piano.


Additional performances:

April 7th (Palmerston North)
April 8th (New Plymouth)
April 12th (Napier)
April 14th (Wellington)
April 15th (Nelson)
April 16th (Christchurch)
April 18th (Invercargill)
April 19th (Dunedin)
April 21st (Auckland)


April 10, 2021 19:30   ·   Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton

Chamber Music NZ | Trio Élan (Waikanae)

Concert

Donald Armstrong | violin
Simon Brew | saxophone
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Russ Peterson | Trio for Alto Saxophone, Violin & Piano
Peter Liley | “Deux Images” for Trio
Debussy | Violin Sonata in G minor
Albeniz | Evocación (piano solo)
Barry Cockcroft | Beat Me (sax solo)
Marc Eychenne | Cantilene and Dance
Gareth Farr | Meditation (sax and piano)
Piazzolla | Otono Porteno
Gareth Farr | Tango: Un Verano de Passion


Trio Élan is an electrifying new ensemble made up of three of New Zealand’s leading chamber musicians: violinist Donald Armstrong, saxophonist Simon Brew and pianist Sarah Watkins. In a rare and exclusive programme which showcases the dynamic and seductive sounds of three wildly different instruments, audiences will be swept along by colourful and jazzy music from France, New Zealand, Argentina and the US.

Since Adolf Sax invented the saxophone in the 1840s, composers have been captivated by its magical sound and have combined it with many other instruments. Debussy and Ravel incorporated its beautiful sweetness in their impressionist music, influencing such contemporary composers as Algerian-born Marc Eychenne. The saxophone lies at the heart of newer styles such as jazz, dance, and pop music, and the violin and piano have taken to these new styles with ease.

Trio Élan’s novel line-up of violin, saxophone and piano beautifully create evocative sounds, catchy contemporary rhythms and soaring melodies. Prepare to be mesmerised, enchanted and entertained as these three top musicians unleash this exciting programme.


Additional performances:

March 28th (Whangārei)
April 7th (Cromwell)
April 8th (Christchurch)
April 9th (Motueka)
April 12th (Upper Hutt)
April 17th (Warkworth)
April 18th (Wellington)


Donald Armstrong | violin
Simon Brew | saxophone
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Russ Peterson | Trio for Alto Saxophone, Violin & Piano
Peter Liley | “Deux Images” for Trio
Debussy | Violin Sonata in G minor
Albeniz | Evocación (piano solo)
Barry Cockcroft | Beat Me (sax solo)
Marc Eychenne | Cantilene and Dance
Gareth Farr | Meditation (sax and piano)
Piazzolla | Otono Porteno
Gareth Farr | Tango: Un Verano de Passion


Trio Élan is an electrifying new ensemble made up of three of New Zealand’s leading chamber musicians: violinist Donald Armstrong, saxophonist Simon Brew and pianist Sarah Watkins. In a rare and exclusive programme which showcases the dynamic and seductive sounds of three wildly different instruments, audiences will be swept along by colourful and jazzy music from France, New Zealand, Argentina and the US.

Since Adolf Sax invented the saxophone in the 1840s, composers have been captivated by its magical sound and have combined it with many other instruments. Debussy and Ravel incorporated its beautiful sweetness in their impressionist music, influencing such contemporary composers as Algerian-born Marc Eychenne. The saxophone lies at the heart of newer styles such as jazz, dance, and pop music, and the violin and piano have taken to these new styles with ease.

Trio Élan’s novel line-up of violin, saxophone and piano beautifully create evocative sounds, catchy contemporary rhythms and soaring melodies. Prepare to be mesmerised, enchanted and entertained as these three top musicians unleash this exciting programme.


Additional performances:

March 28th (Whangārei)
April 7th (Cromwell)
April 8th (Christchurch)
April 9th (Motueka)
April 12th (Upper Hutt)
April 17th (Warkworth)
April 18th (Wellington)


Donald Armstrong | violin
Simon Brew | saxophone
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Russ Peterson | Trio for Alto Saxophone, Violin & Piano
Peter Liley | “Deux Images” for Trio
Debussy | Violin Sonata in G minor
Albeniz | Evocación (piano solo)
Barry Cockcroft | Beat Me (sax solo)
Marc Eychenne | Cantilene and Dance
Gareth Farr | Meditation (sax and piano)
Piazzolla | Otono Porteno
Gareth Farr | Tango: Un Verano de Passion


Trio Élan is an electrifying new ensemble made up of three of New Zealand’s leading chamber musicians: violinist Donald Armstrong, saxophonist Simon Brew and pianist Sarah Watkins. In a rare and exclusive programme which showcases the dynamic and seductive sounds of three wildly different instruments, audiences will be swept along by colourful and jazzy music from France, New Zealand, Argentina and the US.

Since Adolf Sax invented the saxophone in the 1840s, composers have been captivated by its magical sound and have combined it with many other instruments. Debussy and Ravel incorporated its beautiful sweetness in their impressionist music, influencing such contemporary composers as Algerian-born Marc Eychenne. The saxophone lies at the heart of newer styles such as jazz, dance, and pop music, and the violin and piano have taken to these new styles with ease.

Trio Élan’s novel line-up of violin, saxophone and piano beautifully create evocative sounds, catchy contemporary rhythms and soaring melodies. Prepare to be mesmerised, enchanted and entertained as these three top musicians unleash this exciting programme.


Additional performances:

March 28th (Whangārei)
April 7th (Cromwell)
April 8th (Christchurch)
April 9th (Motueka)
April 12th (Upper Hutt)
April 17th (Warkworth)
April 18th (Wellington)


April 11, 2021 14:30   ·   Waikanae Memorial Hall

Chamber Music NZ | ACE Brass (Arrowtown)

Concert

Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 23rd (Rotorua)
April 24th (Whakatāne)
April 28th (Tauranga)
April 29th (Te Awamutu)
May 2nd (Kerikeri)


Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 23rd (Rotorua)
April 24th (Whakatāne)
April 28th (Tauranga)
April 29th (Te Awamutu)
May 2nd (Kerikeri)


Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 23rd (Rotorua)
April 24th (Whakatāne)
April 28th (Tauranga)
April 29th (Te Awamutu)
May 2nd (Kerikeri)


April 12, 2021 18:00   ·   Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall, Arrowtown

Chamber Music NZ | Nocturnes (Napier)

Concert

Jian Liu | piano


Programme:

Gillian Whitehead | Lullaby for Matthew
John Field | Nocturne No 6 “Cradle Song”
Chopin | Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op 15, No 2
Leonie Holmes | Nocturne for Piano
Grieg | Notturno, Op 54, No 4
Alexandre Tansman | Four Nocturnes
Resphigi | Nocturne from Six Piano Pieces, R44
Lowell Liebermann | Nocturne
Poulenc | Nocturne No 1
Britten | Notturno
Wieck-Schumann | Nocturne, Op 6, No 2
Schumann | In der Nacht, from Fantasiestücke, Op 12
Bartók | ‘The Night’s Music’, from Out of Doors
Joio | Nocturne in E Major
Barber | Nocturne, Op 33
Liszt | Nocturne No 3 from Liebesträume


'Nocturnes' is an evocative collection of night-songs for the piano, played by internationally celebrated concert pianist, chamber musician and educator Professor Jian Liu. Journey through a dreamscape of lilting lullabies and cradlesongs alongside night-music of mystery and mischief. Beloved nocturnes by Chopin and Liszt light the way for other gems in an intimate evening that celebrates the purity and power of solo piano.


Additional performances:

April 7th (Palmerston North)
April 8th (New Plymouth)
April 10th (Hamilton)
April 14th (Wellington)
April 15th (Nelson)
April 16th (Christchurch)
April 18th (Invercargill)
April 19th (Dunedin)
April 21st (Auckland)


Jian Liu | piano


Programme:

Gillian Whitehead | Lullaby for Matthew
John Field | Nocturne No 6 “Cradle Song”
Chopin | Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op 15, No 2
Leonie Holmes | Nocturne for Piano
Grieg | Notturno, Op 54, No 4
Alexandre Tansman | Four Nocturnes
Resphigi | Nocturne from Six Piano Pieces, R44
Lowell Liebermann | Nocturne
Poulenc | Nocturne No 1
Britten | Notturno
Wieck-Schumann | Nocturne, Op 6, No 2
Schumann | In der Nacht, from Fantasiestücke, Op 12
Bartók | ‘The Night’s Music’, from Out of Doors
Joio | Nocturne in E Major
Barber | Nocturne, Op 33
Liszt | Nocturne No 3 from Liebesträume


'Nocturnes' is an evocative collection of night-songs for the piano, played by internationally celebrated concert pianist, chamber musician and educator Professor Jian Liu. Journey through a dreamscape of lilting lullabies and cradlesongs alongside night-music of mystery and mischief. Beloved nocturnes by Chopin and Liszt light the way for other gems in an intimate evening that celebrates the purity and power of solo piano.


Additional performances:

April 7th (Palmerston North)
April 8th (New Plymouth)
April 10th (Hamilton)
April 14th (Wellington)
April 15th (Nelson)
April 16th (Christchurch)
April 18th (Invercargill)
April 19th (Dunedin)
April 21st (Auckland)


April 12, 2021 19:30   ·   MTG Century Theatre, Napier

Chamber Music NZ | Trio Élan (Upper Hutt)

Concert

Donald Armstrong | violin
Simon Brew | saxophone
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Russ Peterson | Trio for Alto Saxophone, Violin & Piano
Peter Liley | “Deux Images” for Trio
Debussy | Violin Sonata in G minor
Albeniz | Evocación (piano solo)
Barry Cockcroft | Beat Me (sax solo)
Marc Eychenne | Cantilene and Dance
Gareth Farr | Meditation (sax and piano)
Piazzolla | Otono Porteno
Gareth Farr | Tango: Un Verano de Passion


Trio Élan is an electrifying new ensemble made up of three of New Zealand’s leading chamber musicians: violinist Donald Armstrong, saxophonist Simon Brew and pianist Sarah Watkins. In a rare and exclusive programme which showcases the dynamic and seductive sounds of three wildly different instruments, audiences will be swept along by colourful and jazzy music from France, New Zealand, Argentina and the US.

Since Adolf Sax invented the saxophone in the 1840s, composers have been captivated by its magical sound and have combined it with many other instruments. Debussy and Ravel incorporated its beautiful sweetness in their impressionist music, influencing such contemporary composers as Algerian-born Marc Eychenne. The saxophone lies at the heart of newer styles such as jazz, dance, and pop music, and the violin and piano have taken to these new styles with ease.

Trio Élan’s novel line-up of violin, saxophone and piano beautifully create evocative sounds, catchy contemporary rhythms and soaring melodies. Prepare to be mesmerised, enchanted and entertained as these three top musicians unleash this exciting programme.


Additional performances:

March 28th (Whangārei)
April 7th (Cromwell)
April 8th (Christchurch)
April 9th (Motueka)
April 11th (Waikanae)
April 17th (Warkworth)
April 18th (Wellington)


Donald Armstrong | violin
Simon Brew | saxophone
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Russ Peterson | Trio for Alto Saxophone, Violin & Piano
Peter Liley | “Deux Images” for Trio
Debussy | Violin Sonata in G minor
Albeniz | Evocación (piano solo)
Barry Cockcroft | Beat Me (sax solo)
Marc Eychenne | Cantilene and Dance
Gareth Farr | Meditation (sax and piano)
Piazzolla | Otono Porteno
Gareth Farr | Tango: Un Verano de Passion


Trio Élan is an electrifying new ensemble made up of three of New Zealand’s leading chamber musicians: violinist Donald Armstrong, saxophonist Simon Brew and pianist Sarah Watkins. In a rare and exclusive programme which showcases the dynamic and seductive sounds of three wildly different instruments, audiences will be swept along by colourful and jazzy music from France, New Zealand, Argentina and the US.

Since Adolf Sax invented the saxophone in the 1840s, composers have been captivated by its magical sound and have combined it with many other instruments. Debussy and Ravel incorporated its beautiful sweetness in their impressionist music, influencing such contemporary composers as Algerian-born Marc Eychenne. The saxophone lies at the heart of newer styles such as jazz, dance, and pop music, and the violin and piano have taken to these new styles with ease.

Trio Élan’s novel line-up of violin, saxophone and piano beautifully create evocative sounds, catchy contemporary rhythms and soaring melodies. Prepare to be mesmerised, enchanted and entertained as these three top musicians unleash this exciting programme.


Additional performances:

March 28th (Whangārei)
April 7th (Cromwell)
April 8th (Christchurch)
April 9th (Motueka)
April 11th (Waikanae)
April 17th (Warkworth)
April 18th (Wellington)


Donald Armstrong | violin
Simon Brew | saxophone
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Russ Peterson | Trio for Alto Saxophone, Violin & Piano
Peter Liley | “Deux Images” for Trio
Debussy | Violin Sonata in G minor
Albeniz | Evocación (piano solo)
Barry Cockcroft | Beat Me (sax solo)
Marc Eychenne | Cantilene and Dance
Gareth Farr | Meditation (sax and piano)
Piazzolla | Otono Porteno
Gareth Farr | Tango: Un Verano de Passion


Trio Élan is an electrifying new ensemble made up of three of New Zealand’s leading chamber musicians: violinist Donald Armstrong, saxophonist Simon Brew and pianist Sarah Watkins. In a rare and exclusive programme which showcases the dynamic and seductive sounds of three wildly different instruments, audiences will be swept along by colourful and jazzy music from France, New Zealand, Argentina and the US.

Since Adolf Sax invented the saxophone in the 1840s, composers have been captivated by its magical sound and have combined it with many other instruments. Debussy and Ravel incorporated its beautiful sweetness in their impressionist music, influencing such contemporary composers as Algerian-born Marc Eychenne. The saxophone lies at the heart of newer styles such as jazz, dance, and pop music, and the violin and piano have taken to these new styles with ease.

Trio Élan’s novel line-up of violin, saxophone and piano beautifully create evocative sounds, catchy contemporary rhythms and soaring melodies. Prepare to be mesmerised, enchanted and entertained as these three top musicians unleash this exciting programme.


Additional performances:

March 28th (Whangārei)
April 7th (Cromwell)
April 8th (Christchurch)
April 9th (Motueka)
April 11th (Waikanae)
April 17th (Warkworth)
April 18th (Wellington)


April 12, 2021 19:30   ·   Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre, Upper Hutt

Chamber Music NZ | Nocturnes (Wellington)

Concert

Jian Liu | piano


Programme:

Gillian Whitehead | Lullaby for Matthew
John Field | Nocturne No 6 “Cradle Song”
Chopin | Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op 15, No 2
Leonie Holmes | Nocturne for Piano
Grieg | Notturno, Op 54, No 4
Alexandre Tansman | Four Nocturnes
Resphigi | Nocturne from Six Piano Pieces, R44
Lowell Liebermann | Nocturne
Poulenc | Nocturne No 1
Britten | Notturno
Wieck-Schumann | Nocturne, Op 6, No 2
Schumann | In der Nacht, from Fantasiestücke, Op 12
Bartók | ‘The Night’s Music’, from Out of Doors
Joio | Nocturne in E Major
Barber | Nocturne, Op 33
Liszt | Nocturne No 3 from Liebesträume


'Nocturnes' is an evocative collection of night-songs for the piano, played by internationally celebrated concert pianist, chamber musician and educator Professor Jian Liu. Journey through a dreamscape of lilting lullabies and cradlesongs alongside night-music of mystery and mischief. Beloved nocturnes by Chopin and Liszt light the way for other gems in an intimate evening that celebrates the purity and power of solo piano.


Additional performances:

April 7th (Palmerston North)
April 8th (New Plymouth)
April 10th (Hamilton)
April 12th (Napier)
April 15th (Nelson)
April 16th (Christchurch)
April 18th (Invercargill)
April 19th (Dunedin)
April 21st (Auckland)


Jian Liu | piano


Programme:

Gillian Whitehead | Lullaby for Matthew
John Field | Nocturne No 6 “Cradle Song”
Chopin | Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op 15, No 2
Leonie Holmes | Nocturne for Piano
Grieg | Notturno, Op 54, No 4
Alexandre Tansman | Four Nocturnes
Resphigi | Nocturne from Six Piano Pieces, R44
Lowell Liebermann | Nocturne
Poulenc | Nocturne No 1
Britten | Notturno
Wieck-Schumann | Nocturne, Op 6, No 2
Schumann | In der Nacht, from Fantasiestücke, Op 12
Bartók | ‘The Night’s Music’, from Out of Doors
Joio | Nocturne in E Major
Barber | Nocturne, Op 33
Liszt | Nocturne No 3 from Liebesträume


'Nocturnes' is an evocative collection of night-songs for the piano, played by internationally celebrated concert pianist, chamber musician and educator Professor Jian Liu. Journey through a dreamscape of lilting lullabies and cradlesongs alongside night-music of mystery and mischief. Beloved nocturnes by Chopin and Liszt light the way for other gems in an intimate evening that celebrates the purity and power of solo piano.


Additional performances:

April 7th (Palmerston North)
April 8th (New Plymouth)
April 10th (Hamilton)
April 12th (Napier)
April 15th (Nelson)
April 16th (Christchurch)
April 18th (Invercargill)
April 19th (Dunedin)
April 21st (Auckland)


April 14, 2021 19:30   ·   Public Trust Hall, Wellington

Chamber Music NZ | Nocturnes (Nelson)

Concert

Jian Liu | piano


Programme:

Gillian Whitehead | Lullaby for Matthew
John Field | Nocturne No 6 “Cradle Song”
Chopin | Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op 15, No 2
Leonie Holmes | Nocturne for Piano
Grieg | Notturno, Op 54, No 4
Alexandre Tansman | Four Nocturnes
Resphigi | Nocturne from Six Piano Pieces, R44
Lowell Liebermann | Nocturne
Poulenc | Nocturne No 1
Britten | Notturno
Wieck-Schumann | Nocturne, Op 6, No 2
Schumann | In der Nacht, from Fantasiestücke, Op 12
Bartók | ‘The Night’s Music’, from Out of Doors
Joio | Nocturne in E Major
Barber | Nocturne, Op 33
Liszt | Nocturne No 3 from Liebesträume


'Nocturnes' is an evocative collection of night-songs for the piano, played by internationally celebrated concert pianist, chamber musician and educator Professor Jian Liu. Journey through a dreamscape of lilting lullabies and cradlesongs alongside night-music of mystery and mischief. Beloved nocturnes by Chopin and Liszt light the way for other gems in an intimate evening that celebrates the purity and power of solo piano.


Additional performances:

April 7th (Palmerston North)
April 8th (New Plymouth)
April 10th (Hamilton)
April 12th (Napier)
April 14th (Wellington)
April 16th (Christchurch)
April 18th (Invercargill)
April 19th (Dunedin)
April 21st (Auckland)


Jian Liu | piano


Programme:

Gillian Whitehead | Lullaby for Matthew
John Field | Nocturne No 6 “Cradle Song”
Chopin | Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op 15, No 2
Leonie Holmes | Nocturne for Piano
Grieg | Notturno, Op 54, No 4
Alexandre Tansman | Four Nocturnes
Resphigi | Nocturne from Six Piano Pieces, R44
Lowell Liebermann | Nocturne
Poulenc | Nocturne No 1
Britten | Notturno
Wieck-Schumann | Nocturne, Op 6, No 2
Schumann | In der Nacht, from Fantasiestücke, Op 12
Bartók | ‘The Night’s Music’, from Out of Doors
Joio | Nocturne in E Major
Barber | Nocturne, Op 33
Liszt | Nocturne No 3 from Liebesträume


'Nocturnes' is an evocative collection of night-songs for the piano, played by internationally celebrated concert pianist, chamber musician and educator Professor Jian Liu. Journey through a dreamscape of lilting lullabies and cradlesongs alongside night-music of mystery and mischief. Beloved nocturnes by Chopin and Liszt light the way for other gems in an intimate evening that celebrates the purity and power of solo piano.


Additional performances:

April 7th (Palmerston North)
April 8th (New Plymouth)
April 10th (Hamilton)
April 12th (Napier)
April 14th (Wellington)
April 16th (Christchurch)
April 18th (Invercargill)
April 19th (Dunedin)
April 21st (Auckland)


April 15, 2021 19:30   ·   Nelson Centre for Musical Arts, Nelson

Chamber Music NZ | Nocturnes (Christchurch)

Concert

Jian Liu | piano


Programme:

Gillian Whitehead | Lullaby for Matthew
John Field | Nocturne No 6 “Cradle Song”
Chopin | Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op 15, No 2
Leonie Holmes | Nocturne for Piano
Grieg | Notturno, Op 54, No 4
Alexandre Tansman | Four Nocturnes
Resphigi | Nocturne from Six Piano Pieces, R44
Lowell Liebermann | Nocturne
Poulenc | Nocturne No 1
Britten | Notturno
Wieck-Schumann | Nocturne, Op 6, No 2
Schumann | In der Nacht, from Fantasiestücke, Op 12
Bartók | ‘The Night’s Music’, from Out of Doors
Joio | Nocturne in E Major
Barber | Nocturne, Op 33
Liszt | Nocturne No 3 from Liebesträume


'Nocturnes' is an evocative collection of night-songs for the piano, played by internationally celebrated concert pianist, chamber musician and educator Professor Jian Liu. Journey through a dreamscape of lilting lullabies and cradlesongs alongside night-music of mystery and mischief. Beloved nocturnes by Chopin and Liszt light the way for other gems in an intimate evening that celebrates the purity and power of solo piano.


Additional performances:

April 7th (Palmerston North)
April 8th (New Plymouth)
April 10th (Hamilton)
April 12th (Napier)
April 14th (Wellington)
April 15th (Nelson)
April 18th (Invercargill)
April 19th (Dunedin)
April 21st (Auckland)


Jian Liu | piano


Programme:

Gillian Whitehead | Lullaby for Matthew
John Field | Nocturne No 6 “Cradle Song”
Chopin | Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op 15, No 2
Leonie Holmes | Nocturne for Piano
Grieg | Notturno, Op 54, No 4
Alexandre Tansman | Four Nocturnes
Resphigi | Nocturne from Six Piano Pieces, R44
Lowell Liebermann | Nocturne
Poulenc | Nocturne No 1
Britten | Notturno
Wieck-Schumann | Nocturne, Op 6, No 2
Schumann | In der Nacht, from Fantasiestücke, Op 12
Bartók | ‘The Night’s Music’, from Out of Doors
Joio | Nocturne in E Major
Barber | Nocturne, Op 33
Liszt | Nocturne No 3 from Liebesträume


'Nocturnes' is an evocative collection of night-songs for the piano, played by internationally celebrated concert pianist, chamber musician and educator Professor Jian Liu. Journey through a dreamscape of lilting lullabies and cradlesongs alongside night-music of mystery and mischief. Beloved nocturnes by Chopin and Liszt light the way for other gems in an intimate evening that celebrates the purity and power of solo piano.


Additional performances:

April 7th (Palmerston North)
April 8th (New Plymouth)
April 10th (Hamilton)
April 12th (Napier)
April 14th (Wellington)
April 15th (Nelson)
April 18th (Invercargill)
April 19th (Dunedin)
April 21st (Auckland)


April 16, 2021 19:30   ·   The Piano, Christchurch

Chamber Music NZ | Trio Élan (Warkworth)

Concert

Donald Armstrong | violin
Simon Brew | saxophone
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Russ Peterson | Trio for Alto Saxophone, Violin & Piano
Peter Liley | “Deux Images” for Trio
Debussy | Violin Sonata in G minor
Albeniz | Evocación (piano solo)
Barry Cockcroft | Beat Me (sax solo)
Marc Eychenne | Cantilene and Dance
Gareth Farr | Meditation (sax and piano)
Piazzolla | Otono Porteno
Gareth Farr | Tango: Un Verano de Passion


Trio Élan is an electrifying new ensemble made up of three of New Zealand’s leading chamber musicians: violinist Donald Armstrong, saxophonist Simon Brew and pianist Sarah Watkins. In a rare and exclusive programme which showcases the dynamic and seductive sounds of three wildly different instruments, audiences will be swept along by colourful and jazzy music from France, New Zealand, Argentina and the US.

Since Adolf Sax invented the saxophone in the 1840s, composers have been captivated by its magical sound and have combined it with many other instruments. Debussy and Ravel incorporated its beautiful sweetness in their impressionist music, influencing such contemporary composers as Algerian-born Marc Eychenne. The saxophone lies at the heart of newer styles such as jazz, dance, and pop music, and the violin and piano have taken to these new styles with ease.

Trio Élan’s novel line-up of violin, saxophone and piano beautifully create evocative sounds, catchy contemporary rhythms and soaring melodies. Prepare to be mesmerised, enchanted and entertained as these three top musicians unleash this exciting programme.


Additional performances:

March 28th (Whangārei)
April 7th (Cromwell)
April 8th (Christchurch)
April 9th (Motueka)
April 11th (Waikanae)
April 12th (Upper Hutt)
April 18th (Wellington)


Donald Armstrong | violin
Simon Brew | saxophone
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Russ Peterson | Trio for Alto Saxophone, Violin & Piano
Peter Liley | “Deux Images” for Trio
Debussy | Violin Sonata in G minor
Albeniz | Evocación (piano solo)
Barry Cockcroft | Beat Me (sax solo)
Marc Eychenne | Cantilene and Dance
Gareth Farr | Meditation (sax and piano)
Piazzolla | Otono Porteno
Gareth Farr | Tango: Un Verano de Passion


Trio Élan is an electrifying new ensemble made up of three of New Zealand’s leading chamber musicians: violinist Donald Armstrong, saxophonist Simon Brew and pianist Sarah Watkins. In a rare and exclusive programme which showcases the dynamic and seductive sounds of three wildly different instruments, audiences will be swept along by colourful and jazzy music from France, New Zealand, Argentina and the US.

Since Adolf Sax invented the saxophone in the 1840s, composers have been captivated by its magical sound and have combined it with many other instruments. Debussy and Ravel incorporated its beautiful sweetness in their impressionist music, influencing such contemporary composers as Algerian-born Marc Eychenne. The saxophone lies at the heart of newer styles such as jazz, dance, and pop music, and the violin and piano have taken to these new styles with ease.

Trio Élan’s novel line-up of violin, saxophone and piano beautifully create evocative sounds, catchy contemporary rhythms and soaring melodies. Prepare to be mesmerised, enchanted and entertained as these three top musicians unleash this exciting programme.


Additional performances:

March 28th (Whangārei)
April 7th (Cromwell)
April 8th (Christchurch)
April 9th (Motueka)
April 11th (Waikanae)
April 12th (Upper Hutt)
April 18th (Wellington)


Donald Armstrong | violin
Simon Brew | saxophone
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Russ Peterson | Trio for Alto Saxophone, Violin & Piano
Peter Liley | “Deux Images” for Trio
Debussy | Violin Sonata in G minor
Albeniz | Evocación (piano solo)
Barry Cockcroft | Beat Me (sax solo)
Marc Eychenne | Cantilene and Dance
Gareth Farr | Meditation (sax and piano)
Piazzolla | Otono Porteno
Gareth Farr | Tango: Un Verano de Passion


Trio Élan is an electrifying new ensemble made up of three of New Zealand’s leading chamber musicians: violinist Donald Armstrong, saxophonist Simon Brew and pianist Sarah Watkins. In a rare and exclusive programme which showcases the dynamic and seductive sounds of three wildly different instruments, audiences will be swept along by colourful and jazzy music from France, New Zealand, Argentina and the US.

Since Adolf Sax invented the saxophone in the 1840s, composers have been captivated by its magical sound and have combined it with many other instruments. Debussy and Ravel incorporated its beautiful sweetness in their impressionist music, influencing such contemporary composers as Algerian-born Marc Eychenne. The saxophone lies at the heart of newer styles such as jazz, dance, and pop music, and the violin and piano have taken to these new styles with ease.

Trio Élan’s novel line-up of violin, saxophone and piano beautifully create evocative sounds, catchy contemporary rhythms and soaring melodies. Prepare to be mesmerised, enchanted and entertained as these three top musicians unleash this exciting programme.


Additional performances:

March 28th (Whangārei)
April 7th (Cromwell)
April 8th (Christchurch)
April 9th (Motueka)
April 11th (Waikanae)
April 12th (Upper Hutt)
April 18th (Wellington)


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

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | The Devil and the Angel

Concert

Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

Christoph Gluck | Overture to Orfeo ed Euridice
Osvaldo Golijov | Last Round
Ross Harris | Fanitullen
Luigi Boccherini | Symphony No. 6


Ross Harris' Fanitullen was partly inspired by Scandinavian folk-fiddle playing and Stravinsky's Soldier's Tale. It is said that 'fanitullen' (the devil's tune) was first played by the devil himself who appeared, hooves and all, at a village dance. He grabbed the fiddle and began playing a tune so wonderful that the gathered people continued dancing until they died from exhaustion.

Considered one of the greatest classical composers of his time, Boccherini was also an extraordinary cellist. His sixth symphony ("La casa del diavolo" or "House of the devil") demonstrates his masterful understanding of string writing with flourishes of devilish fury throughout.

Composer Osvaldo Golijov grew up surrounded by the music of the legendary Argentinian composer Astor Piazolla. Sharing Piazolla's passion for tango, Last Round is a posthumous tribute to the tango king.

Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

Christoph Gluck | Overture to Orfeo ed Euridice
Osvaldo Golijov | Last Round
Ross Harris | Fanitullen
Luigi Boccherini | Symphony No. 6


Ross Harris' Fanitullen was partly inspired by Scandinavian folk-fiddle playing and Stravinsky's Soldier's Tale. It is said that 'fanitullen' (the devil's tune) was first played by the devil himself who appeared, hooves and all, at a village dance. He grabbed the fiddle and began playing a tune so wonderful that the gathered people continued dancing until they died from exhaustion.

Considered one of the greatest classical composers of his time, Boccherini was also an extraordinary cellist. His sixth symphony ("La casa del diavolo" or "House of the devil") demonstrates his masterful understanding of string writing with flourishes of devilish fury throughout.

Composer Osvaldo Golijov grew up surrounded by the music of the legendary Argentinian composer Astor Piazolla. Sharing Piazolla's passion for tango, Last Round is a posthumous tribute to the tango king.

Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

Christoph Gluck | Overture to Orfeo ed Euridice
Osvaldo Golijov | Last Round
Ross Harris | Fanitullen
Luigi Boccherini | Symphony No. 6


Ross Harris' Fanitullen was partly inspired by Scandinavian folk-fiddle playing and Stravinsky's Soldier's Tale. It is said that 'fanitullen' (the devil's tune) was first played by the devil himself who appeared, hooves and all, at a village dance. He grabbed the fiddle and began playing a tune so wonderful that the gathered people continued dancing until they died from exhaustion.

Considered one of the greatest classical composers of his time, Boccherini was also an extraordinary cellist. His sixth symphony ("La casa del diavolo" or "House of the devil") demonstrates his masterful understanding of string writing with flourishes of devilish fury throughout.

Composer Osvaldo Golijov grew up surrounded by the music of the legendary Argentinian composer Astor Piazolla. Sharing Piazolla's passion for tango, Last Round is a posthumous tribute to the tango king.

April 17, 2021 19:30   ·   The Piano, Christchurch

NZSO Podium Series | Firebird (Napier)

Concert

Hamish McKeich | conductor
Diedre Irons | piano

Juliet Palmer | Buzzard
WA Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major
Stravinsky (orch. Jonathan McPhee) | The Firebird


Fifty years after Igor Stravinsky’s passing, his music continues to excite, provoke and entertain. This is nowhere more evident than in The Firebird. Originally composed in 1910, it has profoundly stirred the hearts of listeners ever since.

The Firebird has also inspired generations of later composers, including New Zealand-born Canadian composer Juliet Palmer. Her piece Buzzard, explicitly inspired by two famous musical birds (Stravinsky’s Firebird and Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake) bears the thumbprint of her interdisciplinary, “postmodernist-with-a-conscience” style.

Diedre Irons will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23. Like Palmer, she has spent considerable time in both NZ and North America, studying first in Canada, then both studying and then teaching at the Curtis Institute. Her long and illustrious career as soloist, chamber musician and educator has seen her record all five Beethoven Concerti with Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, collaborate with the New Zealand, Kodaly and Latin American String Quartets, and receive an MBE and ONZM for services to music.


Additional performances:

April 8th (Wellington)
April 10th (Tauranga)
April 24th (Auckland)


Hamish McKeich | conductor
Diedre Irons | piano

Juliet Palmer | Buzzard
WA Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major
Stravinsky (orch. Jonathan McPhee) | The Firebird


Fifty years after Igor Stravinsky’s passing, his music continues to excite, provoke and entertain. This is nowhere more evident than in The Firebird. Originally composed in 1910, it has profoundly stirred the hearts of listeners ever since.

The Firebird has also inspired generations of later composers, including New Zealand-born Canadian composer Juliet Palmer. Her piece Buzzard, explicitly inspired by two famous musical birds (Stravinsky’s Firebird and Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake) bears the thumbprint of her interdisciplinary, “postmodernist-with-a-conscience” style.

Diedre Irons will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23. Like Palmer, she has spent considerable time in both NZ and North America, studying first in Canada, then both studying and then teaching at the Curtis Institute. Her long and illustrious career as soloist, chamber musician and educator has seen her record all five Beethoven Concerti with Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, collaborate with the New Zealand, Kodaly and Latin American String Quartets, and receive an MBE and ONZM for services to music.


Additional performances:

April 8th (Wellington)
April 10th (Tauranga)
April 24th (Auckland)


April 17, 2021 19:30   ·   Municipal Theatre, Napier

Chamber Music NZ | Trio Élan (Wellington)

Concert

Donald Armstrong | violin
Simon Brew | saxophone
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Russ Peterson | Trio for Alto Saxophone, Violin & Piano
Peter Liley | “Deux Images” for Trio
Debussy | Violin Sonata in G minor
Albeniz | Evocación (piano solo)
Barry Cockcroft | Beat Me (sax solo)
Marc Eychenne | Cantilene and Dance
Gareth Farr | Meditation (sax and piano)
Piazzolla | Otono Porteno
Gareth Farr | Tango: Un Verano de Passion


Trio Élan is an electrifying new ensemble made up of three of New Zealand’s leading chamber musicians: violinist Donald Armstrong, saxophonist Simon Brew and pianist Sarah Watkins. In a rare and exclusive programme which showcases the dynamic and seductive sounds of three wildly different instruments, audiences will be swept along by colourful and jazzy music from France, New Zealand, Argentina and the US.

Since Adolf Sax invented the saxophone in the 1840s, composers have been captivated by its magical sound and have combined it with many other instruments. Debussy and Ravel incorporated its beautiful sweetness in their impressionist music, influencing such contemporary composers as Algerian-born Marc Eychenne. The saxophone lies at the heart of newer styles such as jazz, dance, and pop music, and the violin and piano have taken to these new styles with ease.

Trio Élan’s novel line-up of violin, saxophone and piano beautifully create evocative sounds, catchy contemporary rhythms and soaring melodies. Prepare to be mesmerised, enchanted and entertained as these three top musicians unleash this exciting programme.


Additional performances:

March 28th (Whangārei)
April 7th (Cromwell)
April 8th (Christchurch)
April 9th (Motueka)
April 11th (Waikanae)
April 12th (Upper Hutt)
April 17th (Warkworth)


Donald Armstrong | violin
Simon Brew | saxophone
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Russ Peterson | Trio for Alto Saxophone, Violin & Piano
Peter Liley | “Deux Images” for Trio
Debussy | Violin Sonata in G minor
Albeniz | Evocación (piano solo)
Barry Cockcroft | Beat Me (sax solo)
Marc Eychenne | Cantilene and Dance
Gareth Farr | Meditation (sax and piano)
Piazzolla | Otono Porteno
Gareth Farr | Tango: Un Verano de Passion


Trio Élan is an electrifying new ensemble made up of three of New Zealand’s leading chamber musicians: violinist Donald Armstrong, saxophonist Simon Brew and pianist Sarah Watkins. In a rare and exclusive programme which showcases the dynamic and seductive sounds of three wildly different instruments, audiences will be swept along by colourful and jazzy music from France, New Zealand, Argentina and the US.

Since Adolf Sax invented the saxophone in the 1840s, composers have been captivated by its magical sound and have combined it with many other instruments. Debussy and Ravel incorporated its beautiful sweetness in their impressionist music, influencing such contemporary composers as Algerian-born Marc Eychenne. The saxophone lies at the heart of newer styles such as jazz, dance, and pop music, and the violin and piano have taken to these new styles with ease.

Trio Élan’s novel line-up of violin, saxophone and piano beautifully create evocative sounds, catchy contemporary rhythms and soaring melodies. Prepare to be mesmerised, enchanted and entertained as these three top musicians unleash this exciting programme.


Additional performances:

March 28th (Whangārei)
April 7th (Cromwell)
April 8th (Christchurch)
April 9th (Motueka)
April 11th (Waikanae)
April 12th (Upper Hutt)
April 17th (Warkworth)


Donald Armstrong | violin
Simon Brew | saxophone
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Russ Peterson | Trio for Alto Saxophone, Violin & Piano
Peter Liley | “Deux Images” for Trio
Debussy | Violin Sonata in G minor
Albeniz | Evocación (piano solo)
Barry Cockcroft | Beat Me (sax solo)
Marc Eychenne | Cantilene and Dance
Gareth Farr | Meditation (sax and piano)
Piazzolla | Otono Porteno
Gareth Farr | Tango: Un Verano de Passion


Trio Élan is an electrifying new ensemble made up of three of New Zealand’s leading chamber musicians: violinist Donald Armstrong, saxophonist Simon Brew and pianist Sarah Watkins. In a rare and exclusive programme which showcases the dynamic and seductive sounds of three wildly different instruments, audiences will be swept along by colourful and jazzy music from France, New Zealand, Argentina and the US.

Since Adolf Sax invented the saxophone in the 1840s, composers have been captivated by its magical sound and have combined it with many other instruments. Debussy and Ravel incorporated its beautiful sweetness in their impressionist music, influencing such contemporary composers as Algerian-born Marc Eychenne. The saxophone lies at the heart of newer styles such as jazz, dance, and pop music, and the violin and piano have taken to these new styles with ease.

Trio Élan’s novel line-up of violin, saxophone and piano beautifully create evocative sounds, catchy contemporary rhythms and soaring melodies. Prepare to be mesmerised, enchanted and entertained as these three top musicians unleash this exciting programme.


Additional performances:

March 28th (Whangārei)
April 7th (Cromwell)
April 8th (Christchurch)
April 9th (Motueka)
April 11th (Waikanae)
April 12th (Upper Hutt)
April 17th (Warkworth)


April 18, 2021 15:00   ·   St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington

Chamber Music NZ | Nocturnes (Invercargill)

Concert

Jian Liu | piano


Programme:

Gillian Whitehead | Lullaby for Matthew
John Field | Nocturne No 6 “Cradle Song”
Chopin | Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op 15, No 2
Leonie Holmes | Nocturne for Piano
Grieg | Notturno, Op 54, No 4
Alexandre Tansman | Four Nocturnes
Resphigi | Nocturne from Six Piano Pieces, R44
Lowell Liebermann | Nocturne
Poulenc | Nocturne No 1
Britten | Notturno
Wieck-Schumann | Nocturne, Op 6, No 2
Schumann | In der Nacht, from Fantasiestücke, Op 12
Bartók | ‘The Night’s Music’, from Out of Doors
Joio | Nocturne in E Major
Barber | Nocturne, Op 33
Liszt | Nocturne No 3 from Liebesträume


'Nocturnes' is an evocative collection of night-songs for the piano, played by internationally celebrated concert pianist, chamber musician and educator Professor Jian Liu. Journey through a dreamscape of lilting lullabies and cradlesongs alongside night-music of mystery and mischief. Beloved nocturnes by Chopin and Liszt light the way for other gems in an intimate evening that celebrates the purity and power of solo piano.


Additional performances:

April 7th (Palmerston North)
April 8th (New Plymouth)
April 10th (Hamilton)
April 12th (Napier)
April 14th (Wellington)
April 15th (Nelson)
April 16th (Christchurch)
April 19th (Dunedin)
April 21st (Auckland)


Jian Liu | piano


Programme:

Gillian Whitehead | Lullaby for Matthew
John Field | Nocturne No 6 “Cradle Song”
Chopin | Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op 15, No 2
Leonie Holmes | Nocturne for Piano
Grieg | Notturno, Op 54, No 4
Alexandre Tansman | Four Nocturnes
Resphigi | Nocturne from Six Piano Pieces, R44
Lowell Liebermann | Nocturne
Poulenc | Nocturne No 1
Britten | Notturno
Wieck-Schumann | Nocturne, Op 6, No 2
Schumann | In der Nacht, from Fantasiestücke, Op 12
Bartók | ‘The Night’s Music’, from Out of Doors
Joio | Nocturne in E Major
Barber | Nocturne, Op 33
Liszt | Nocturne No 3 from Liebesträume


'Nocturnes' is an evocative collection of night-songs for the piano, played by internationally celebrated concert pianist, chamber musician and educator Professor Jian Liu. Journey through a dreamscape of lilting lullabies and cradlesongs alongside night-music of mystery and mischief. Beloved nocturnes by Chopin and Liszt light the way for other gems in an intimate evening that celebrates the purity and power of solo piano.


Additional performances:

April 7th (Palmerston North)
April 8th (New Plymouth)
April 10th (Hamilton)
April 12th (Napier)
April 14th (Wellington)
April 15th (Nelson)
April 16th (Christchurch)
April 19th (Dunedin)
April 21st (Auckland)


April 18, 2021 17:00   ·   Civic Theatre, Invercargill

Chamber Music NZ | Nocturnes (Dunedin)

Concert

Jian Liu | piano


Programme:

Gillian Whitehead | Lullaby for Matthew
John Field | Nocturne No 6 “Cradle Song”
Chopin | Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op 15, No 2
Leonie Holmes | Nocturne for Piano
Grieg | Notturno, Op 54, No 4
Alexandre Tansman | Four Nocturnes
Resphigi | Nocturne from Six Piano Pieces, R44
Lowell Liebermann | Nocturne
Poulenc | Nocturne No 1
Britten | Notturno
Wieck-Schumann | Nocturne, Op 6, No 2
Schumann | In der Nacht, from Fantasiestücke, Op 12
Bartók | ‘The Night’s Music’, from Out of Doors
Joio | Nocturne in E Major
Barber | Nocturne, Op 33
Liszt | Nocturne No 3 from Liebesträume


'Nocturnes' is an evocative collection of night-songs for the piano, played by internationally celebrated concert pianist, chamber musician and educator Professor Jian Liu. Journey through a dreamscape of lilting lullabies and cradlesongs alongside night-music of mystery and mischief. Beloved nocturnes by Chopin and Liszt light the way for other gems in an intimate evening that celebrates the purity and power of solo piano.


Additional performances:

April 7th (Palmerston North)
April 8th (New Plymouth)
April 10th (Hamilton)
April 12th (Napier)
April 14th (Wellington)
April 15th (Nelson)
April 16th (Christchurch)
April 18th (Invercargill)
April 21st (Auckland)


Jian Liu | piano


Programme:

Gillian Whitehead | Lullaby for Matthew
John Field | Nocturne No 6 “Cradle Song”
Chopin | Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op 15, No 2
Leonie Holmes | Nocturne for Piano
Grieg | Notturno, Op 54, No 4
Alexandre Tansman | Four Nocturnes
Resphigi | Nocturne from Six Piano Pieces, R44
Lowell Liebermann | Nocturne
Poulenc | Nocturne No 1
Britten | Notturno
Wieck-Schumann | Nocturne, Op 6, No 2
Schumann | In der Nacht, from Fantasiestücke, Op 12
Bartók | ‘The Night’s Music’, from Out of Doors
Joio | Nocturne in E Major
Barber | Nocturne, Op 33
Liszt | Nocturne No 3 from Liebesträume


'Nocturnes' is an evocative collection of night-songs for the piano, played by internationally celebrated concert pianist, chamber musician and educator Professor Jian Liu. Journey through a dreamscape of lilting lullabies and cradlesongs alongside night-music of mystery and mischief. Beloved nocturnes by Chopin and Liszt light the way for other gems in an intimate evening that celebrates the purity and power of solo piano.


Additional performances:

April 7th (Palmerston North)
April 8th (New Plymouth)
April 10th (Hamilton)
April 12th (Napier)
April 14th (Wellington)
April 15th (Nelson)
April 16th (Christchurch)
April 18th (Invercargill)
April 21st (Auckland)


April 19, 2021 19:30   ·   Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin

Chamber Music NZ | Nocturnes (Auckland)

Concert

Jian Liu | piano


Programme:

Gillian Whitehead | Lullaby for Matthew
John Field | Nocturne No 6 “Cradle Song”
Chopin | Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op 15, No 2
Leonie Holmes | Nocturne for Piano
Grieg | Notturno, Op 54, No 4
Alexandre Tansman | Four Nocturnes
Resphigi | Nocturne from Six Piano Pieces, R44
Lowell Liebermann | Nocturne
Poulenc | Nocturne No 1
Britten | Notturno
Wieck-Schumann | Nocturne, Op 6, No 2
Schumann | In der Nacht, from Fantasiestücke, Op 12
Bartók | ‘The Night’s Music’, from Out of Doors
Joio | Nocturne in E Major
Barber | Nocturne, Op 33
Liszt | Nocturne No 3 from Liebesträume


'Nocturnes' is an evocative collection of night-songs for the piano, played by internationally celebrated concert pianist, chamber musician and educator Professor Jian Liu. Journey through a dreamscape of lilting lullabies and cradlesongs alongside night-music of mystery and mischief. Beloved nocturnes by Chopin and Liszt light the way for other gems in an intimate evening that celebrates the purity and power of solo piano.


Additional performances:

April 7th (Palmerston North)
April 8th (New Plymouth)
April 10th (Hamilton)
April 12th (Napier)
April 14th (Wellington)
April 15th (Nelson)
April 16th (Christchurch)
April 18th (Invercargill)
April 19th (Dunedin)


Jian Liu | piano


Programme:

Gillian Whitehead | Lullaby for Matthew
John Field | Nocturne No 6 “Cradle Song”
Chopin | Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op 15, No 2
Leonie Holmes | Nocturne for Piano
Grieg | Notturno, Op 54, No 4
Alexandre Tansman | Four Nocturnes
Resphigi | Nocturne from Six Piano Pieces, R44
Lowell Liebermann | Nocturne
Poulenc | Nocturne No 1
Britten | Notturno
Wieck-Schumann | Nocturne, Op 6, No 2
Schumann | In der Nacht, from Fantasiestücke, Op 12
Bartók | ‘The Night’s Music’, from Out of Doors
Joio | Nocturne in E Major
Barber | Nocturne, Op 33
Liszt | Nocturne No 3 from Liebesträume


'Nocturnes' is an evocative collection of night-songs for the piano, played by internationally celebrated concert pianist, chamber musician and educator Professor Jian Liu. Journey through a dreamscape of lilting lullabies and cradlesongs alongside night-music of mystery and mischief. Beloved nocturnes by Chopin and Liszt light the way for other gems in an intimate evening that celebrates the purity and power of solo piano.


Additional performances:

April 7th (Palmerston North)
April 8th (New Plymouth)
April 10th (Hamilton)
April 12th (Napier)
April 14th (Wellington)
April 15th (Nelson)
April 16th (Christchurch)
April 18th (Invercargill)
April 19th (Dunedin)


April 21, 2021 19:30   ·   Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

Chamber Music NZ | ACE Brass (Rotorua)

Concert

Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 24th (Whakatāne)
April 28th (Tauranga)
April 29th (Te Awamutu)
May 2nd (Kerikeri)


Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 24th (Whakatāne)
April 28th (Tauranga)
April 29th (Te Awamutu)
May 2nd (Kerikeri)


Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 24th (Whakatāne)
April 28th (Tauranga)
April 29th (Te Awamutu)
May 2nd (Kerikeri)


April 23, 2021 19:00   ·   Rotorua Baptist Church, Rotorua

Chamber Music NZ | ACE Brass (Whakatāne)

Concert

Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 23rd (Rotorua)
April 28th (Tauranga)
April 29th (Te Awamutu)
May 2nd (Kerikeri)


Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 23rd (Rotorua)
April 28th (Tauranga)
April 29th (Te Awamutu)
May 2nd (Kerikeri)


Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 23rd (Rotorua)
April 28th (Tauranga)
April 29th (Te Awamutu)
May 2nd (Kerikeri)


April 24, 2021 16:00   ·   St George & St John Anglican Church, Whakatāne

NZSO Podium Series | Firebird (Auckland)

Concert

Hamish McKeich | conductor
Diedre Irons | piano

Juliet Palmer | Buzzard
WA Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major
Stravinsky (orch. Jonathan McPhee) | The Firebird


Fifty years after Igor Stravinsky’s passing, his music continues to excite, provoke and entertain. This is nowhere more evident than in The Firebird. Originally composed in 1910, it has profoundly stirred the hearts of listeners ever since.

The Firebird has also inspired generations of later composers, including New Zealand-born Canadian composer Juliet Palmer. Her piece Buzzard, explicitly inspired by two famous musical birds (Stravinsky’s Firebird and Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake) bears the thumbprint of her interdisciplinary, “postmodernist-with-a-conscience” style.

Diedre Irons will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23. Like Palmer, she has spent considerable time in both NZ and North America, studying first in Canada, then both studying and then teaching at the Curtis Institute. Her long and illustrious career as soloist, chamber musician and educator has seen her record all five Beethoven Concerti with Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, collaborate with the New Zealand, Kodaly and Latin American String Quartets, and receive an MBE and ONZM for services to music.


Additional performances:

April 8th (Wellington)
April 10th (Tauranga)
April 17th (Napier)


Hamish McKeich | conductor
Diedre Irons | piano

Juliet Palmer | Buzzard
WA Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major
Stravinsky (orch. Jonathan McPhee) | The Firebird


Fifty years after Igor Stravinsky’s passing, his music continues to excite, provoke and entertain. This is nowhere more evident than in The Firebird. Originally composed in 1910, it has profoundly stirred the hearts of listeners ever since.

The Firebird has also inspired generations of later composers, including New Zealand-born Canadian composer Juliet Palmer. Her piece Buzzard, explicitly inspired by two famous musical birds (Stravinsky’s Firebird and Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake) bears the thumbprint of her interdisciplinary, “postmodernist-with-a-conscience” style.

Diedre Irons will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23. Like Palmer, she has spent considerable time in both NZ and North America, studying first in Canada, then both studying and then teaching at the Curtis Institute. Her long and illustrious career as soloist, chamber musician and educator has seen her record all five Beethoven Concerti with Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, collaborate with the New Zealand, Kodaly and Latin American String Quartets, and receive an MBE and ONZM for services to music.


Additional performances:

April 8th (Wellington)
April 10th (Tauranga)
April 17th (Napier)


April 24, 2021 19:30   ·   Auckland Town Hall

Chamber Music NZ | ACE Brass (Tauranga)

Concert

Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 23rd (Rotorua)
April 24th (Whakatāne)
April 29th (Te Awamutu)
May 2nd (Kerikeri)


Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 23rd (Rotorua)
April 24th (Whakatāne)
April 29th (Te Awamutu)
May 2nd (Kerikeri)


Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 23rd (Rotorua)
April 24th (Whakatāne)
April 29th (Te Awamutu)
May 2nd (Kerikeri)


April 28, 2021 19:00   ·   Baycourt Community & Art Centre, Tauranga

Chamber Music NZ | ACE Brass (Te Awamutu)

Concert

Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 23rd (Rotorua)
April 24th (Whakatāne)
April 28th (Tauranga)
May 2nd (Kerikeri)


Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 23rd (Rotorua)
April 24th (Whakatāne)
April 28th (Tauranga)
May 2nd (Kerikeri)


Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 23rd (Rotorua)
April 24th (Whakatāne)
April 28th (Tauranga)
May 2nd (Kerikeri)


April 29, 2021 19:30   ·   The Methodist Church, Te Awamutu

Chamber Music NZ | ACE Brass (Kerikeri)

Concert

Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 23rd (Rotorua)
April 24th (Whakatāne)
April 28th (Tauranga)
April 29th (Te Awamutu)


Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 23rd (Rotorua)
April 24th (Whakatāne)
April 28th (Tauranga)
April 29th (Te Awamutu)


Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 23rd (Rotorua)
April 24th (Whakatāne)
April 28th (Tauranga)
April 29th (Te Awamutu)


May 02, 2021 16:00   ·   Turner Centre, Kerikeri

Chamber Music NZ | Ibell & Thomson (Wellington)

Concert

Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


May 09, 2021 15:00   ·   St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington

NZSO Podium Series | Fantastique (Wellington)

Concert

Holly Mathieson | conductor

Tōru Takemitsu | Dreamtime
Dorothy Ker | The Third Dream
Berlioz | Symphonie Fantastique


Dunedin-born conductor Holly Mathieson returns to Aotearoa for her debut performance with the NZSO. Mathieson worked as conducting assistant to Christoph von Dohnanyi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Marin Alsop, before gaining the assistant conductor position of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Most recently she was appointed as Music Director of Symphony Nova Scotia.

Mathieson presents a programme of dreams. Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu frequently drew influences from outside classical music. Dreamtime is inspired by the Australian Aborigine concept of a mythical time before humans when Ancestral Spirits walked the earth. Likewise, NZ composer Dorothy Ker explores primordial dreams in The Third Dream, the work "build[ing] organically from delicate stirrings to a physicality of volcanic intensity."

Hector Berlioz's fertile imagination bursts forth in his epic Symphonie Fantastique. Famously depicting the fevered dreams of an opium eating artist, the work takes you on a hallucinatory journey through passionate fantasies, a wild masked ball, and at last to the artist’s descent into the hell of a witches’ Sabbath.


Additional performances:

May 20th (Auckland)
May 21st (Hamilton)
May 28th (Christchurch)


Holly Mathieson | conductor

Tōru Takemitsu | Dreamtime
Dorothy Ker | The Third Dream
Berlioz | Symphonie Fantastique


Dunedin-born conductor Holly Mathieson returns to Aotearoa for her debut performance with the NZSO. Mathieson worked as conducting assistant to Christoph von Dohnanyi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Marin Alsop, before gaining the assistant conductor position of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Most recently she was appointed as Music Director of Symphony Nova Scotia.

Mathieson presents a programme of dreams. Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu frequently drew influences from outside classical music. Dreamtime is inspired by the Australian Aborigine concept of a mythical time before humans when Ancestral Spirits walked the earth. Likewise, NZ composer Dorothy Ker explores primordial dreams in The Third Dream, the work "build[ing] organically from delicate stirrings to a physicality of volcanic intensity."

Hector Berlioz's fertile imagination bursts forth in his epic Symphonie Fantastique. Famously depicting the fevered dreams of an opium eating artist, the work takes you on a hallucinatory journey through passionate fantasies, a wild masked ball, and at last to the artist’s descent into the hell of a witches’ Sabbath.


Additional performances:

May 20th (Auckland)
May 21st (Hamilton)
May 28th (Christchurch)


May 14, 2021 18:30   ·   Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Chamber Music NZ | Ibell & Thomson (Auckland)

Concert

Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


May 15, 2021 17:00   ·   Whittaker’s Musical Museum, Waiheke Island, Auckland

Chamber Music NZ | Ibell & Thomson (Warkworth)

Concert

Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


May 16, 2021 16:00   ·   Warkworth Town Hall, Warkworth

NZSO Podium Series | Fantastique (Auckland)

Concert

Holly Mathieson | conductor

Tōru Takemitsu | Dreamtime
Dorothy Ker | The Third Dream
Berlioz | Symphonie Fantastique


Dunedin-born conductor Holly Mathieson returns to Aotearoa for her debut performance with the NZSO. Mathieson worked as conducting assistant to Christoph von Dohnanyi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Marin Alsop, before gaining the assistant conductor position of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Most recently she was appointed as Music Director of Symphony Nova Scotia.

Mathieson presents a programme of dreams. Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu frequently drew influences from outside classical music. Dreamtime is inspired by the Australian Aborigine concept of a mythical time before humans when Ancestral Spirits walked the earth. Likewise, NZ composer Dorothy Ker explores primordial dreams in The Third Dream, the work "build[ing] organically from delicate stirrings to a physicality of volcanic intensity."

Hector Berlioz's fertile imagination bursts forth in his epic Symphonie Fantastique. Famously depicting the fevered dreams of an opium eating artist, the work takes you on a hallucinatory journey through passionate fantasies, a wild masked ball, and at last to the artist’s descent into the hell of a witches’ Sabbath.


Additional performances:

May 14th (Wellington)
May 21st (Hamilton)
May 28th (Christchurch)


Holly Mathieson | conductor

Tōru Takemitsu | Dreamtime
Dorothy Ker | The Third Dream
Berlioz | Symphonie Fantastique


Dunedin-born conductor Holly Mathieson returns to Aotearoa for her debut performance with the NZSO. Mathieson worked as conducting assistant to Christoph von Dohnanyi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Marin Alsop, before gaining the assistant conductor position of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Most recently she was appointed as Music Director of Symphony Nova Scotia.

Mathieson presents a programme of dreams. Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu frequently drew influences from outside classical music. Dreamtime is inspired by the Australian Aborigine concept of a mythical time before humans when Ancestral Spirits walked the earth. Likewise, NZ composer Dorothy Ker explores primordial dreams in The Third Dream, the work "build[ing] organically from delicate stirrings to a physicality of volcanic intensity."

Hector Berlioz's fertile imagination bursts forth in his epic Symphonie Fantastique. Famously depicting the fevered dreams of an opium eating artist, the work takes you on a hallucinatory journey through passionate fantasies, a wild masked ball, and at last to the artist’s descent into the hell of a witches’ Sabbath.


Additional performances:

May 14th (Wellington)
May 21st (Hamilton)
May 28th (Christchurch)


May 20, 2021 19:30   ·   Town Hall, Auckland

Chamber Music NZ | Ibell & Thomson (Lower Hutt)

Concert

Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


May 20, 2021 19:30   ·   St Mark’s Church, Lower Hutt

NZSO Podium Series | Fantastique (Hamilton)

Concert

Holly Mathieson | conductor

Tōru Takemitsu | Dreamtime
Dorothy Ker | The Third Dream
Berlioz | Symphonie Fantastique


Dunedin-born conductor Holly Mathieson returns to Aotearoa for her debut performance with the NZSO. Mathieson worked as conducting assistant to Christoph von Dohnanyi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Marin Alsop, before gaining the assistant conductor position of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Most recently she was appointed as Music Director of Symphony Nova Scotia.

Mathieson presents a programme of dreams. Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu frequently drew influences from outside classical music. Dreamtime is inspired by the Australian Aborigine concept of a mythical time before humans when Ancestral Spirits walked the earth. Likewise, NZ composer Dorothy Ker explores primordial dreams in The Third Dream, the work "build[ing] organically from delicate stirrings to a physicality of volcanic intensity."

Hector Berlioz's fertile imagination bursts forth in his epic Symphonie Fantastique. Famously depicting the fevered dreams of an opium eating artist, the work takes you on a hallucinatory journey through passionate fantasies, a wild masked ball, and at last to the artist’s descent into the hell of a witches’ Sabbath.


Additional performances:

May 14th (Wellington)
May 20th (Auckland)
May 28th (Christchurch)


Holly Mathieson | conductor

Tōru Takemitsu | Dreamtime
Dorothy Ker | The Third Dream
Berlioz | Symphonie Fantastique


Dunedin-born conductor Holly Mathieson returns to Aotearoa for her debut performance with the NZSO. Mathieson worked as conducting assistant to Christoph von Dohnanyi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Marin Alsop, before gaining the assistant conductor position of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Most recently she was appointed as Music Director of Symphony Nova Scotia.

Mathieson presents a programme of dreams. Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu frequently drew influences from outside classical music. Dreamtime is inspired by the Australian Aborigine concept of a mythical time before humans when Ancestral Spirits walked the earth. Likewise, NZ composer Dorothy Ker explores primordial dreams in The Third Dream, the work "build[ing] organically from delicate stirrings to a physicality of volcanic intensity."

Hector Berlioz's fertile imagination bursts forth in his epic Symphonie Fantastique. Famously depicting the fevered dreams of an opium eating artist, the work takes you on a hallucinatory journey through passionate fantasies, a wild masked ball, and at last to the artist’s descent into the hell of a witches’ Sabbath.


Additional performances:

May 14th (Wellington)
May 20th (Auckland)
May 28th (Christchurch)


May 21, 2021 19:30   ·   Claudelands Arena, Hamilton

Chamber Music NZ | Ibell & Thomson (Motueka)

Concert

Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


May 23, 2021 19:30   ·   Chanel Arts Centre, Motueka

Chamber Music NZ | Ibell & Thomson (Rangiora)

Concert

Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


May 25, 2021 19:30   ·   The Chamber Gallery, Rangiora Library, Rangiora

Chamber Music NZ | Ibell & Thomson (Arrowtown)

Concert

Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


May 27, 2021 18:00   ·   Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall, Arrowtown

Chamber Music NZ | Ibell & Thomson (Bannockburn)

Concert

Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


May 28, 2021 19:00   ·   Coronation Hall, Bannockburn

NZSO Podium Series | Fantastique (Christchurch)

Concert

Holly Mathieson | conductor

Tōru Takemitsu | Dreamtime
Dorothy Ker | The Third Dream
Berlioz | Symphonie Fantastique


Dunedin-born conductor Holly Mathieson returns to Aotearoa for her debut performance with the NZSO. Mathieson worked as conducting assistant to Christoph von Dohnanyi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Marin Alsop, before gaining the assistant conductor position of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Most recently she was appointed as Music Director of Symphony Nova Scotia.

Mathieson presents a programme of dreams. Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu frequently drew influences from outside classical music. Dreamtime is inspired by the Australian Aborigine concept of a mythical time before humans when Ancestral Spirits walked the earth. Likewise, NZ composer Dorothy Ker explores primordial dreams in The Third Dream, the work "build[ing] organically from delicate stirrings to a physicality of volcanic intensity."

Hector Berlioz's fertile imagination bursts forth in his epic Symphonie Fantastique. Famously depicting the fevered dreams of an opium eating artist, the work takes you on a hallucinatory journey through passionate fantasies, a wild masked ball, and at last to the artist’s descent into the hell of a witches’ Sabbath.


Additional performances:

May 14th (Wellington)
May 20th (Auckland)
May 21st (Hamilton)


Holly Mathieson | conductor

Tōru Takemitsu | Dreamtime
Dorothy Ker | The Third Dream
Berlioz | Symphonie Fantastique


Dunedin-born conductor Holly Mathieson returns to Aotearoa for her debut performance with the NZSO. Mathieson worked as conducting assistant to Christoph von Dohnanyi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Marin Alsop, before gaining the assistant conductor position of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Most recently she was appointed as Music Director of Symphony Nova Scotia.

Mathieson presents a programme of dreams. Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu frequently drew influences from outside classical music. Dreamtime is inspired by the Australian Aborigine concept of a mythical time before humans when Ancestral Spirits walked the earth. Likewise, NZ composer Dorothy Ker explores primordial dreams in The Third Dream, the work "build[ing] organically from delicate stirrings to a physicality of volcanic intensity."

Hector Berlioz's fertile imagination bursts forth in his epic Symphonie Fantastique. Famously depicting the fevered dreams of an opium eating artist, the work takes you on a hallucinatory journey through passionate fantasies, a wild masked ball, and at last to the artist’s descent into the hell of a witches’ Sabbath.


Additional performances:

May 14th (Wellington)
May 20th (Auckland)
May 21st (Hamilton)


May 28, 2021 19:30   ·   Town Hall, Christchurch

Chamber Music NZ | Ibell & Thomson (Kerikeri)

Concert

Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
June 1st (Rotorua)


Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
June 1st (Rotorua)


May 30, 2021 16:00   ·   Turner Centre, Kerikeri

Chamber Music NZ | Ibell & Thomson (Rotorua)

Concert

Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)


Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)


June 01, 2021 19:30   ·   Harvest Church, Rotorua

NZSO | Setting Up Camp – Town & Country (North Shore)

Concert

James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 4th (Invercargill)
March 6th (Dunedin)
March 10th (Christchurch)
March 14th (Blenheim)
June 10th (Auckland)
June 11th (Kerikeri)


James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 4th (Invercargill)
March 6th (Dunedin)
March 10th (Christchurch)
March 14th (Blenheim)
June 10th (Auckland)
June 11th (Kerikeri)


James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 4th (Invercargill)
March 6th (Dunedin)
March 10th (Christchurch)
March 14th (Blenheim)
June 10th (Auckland)
June 11th (Kerikeri)


June 09, 2021 19:30   ·   TBD, North Shore, Auckland

NZSO | Setting Up Camp – Town & Country (Auckland)

Concert

James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 4th (Invercargill)
March 6th (Dunedin)
March 10th (Christchurch)
March 14th (Blenheim)
June 9th (North Shore)
June 11th (Kerikeri)


James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 4th (Invercargill)
March 6th (Dunedin)
March 10th (Christchurch)
March 14th (Blenheim)
June 9th (North Shore)
June 11th (Kerikeri)


James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 4th (Invercargill)
March 6th (Dunedin)
March 10th (Christchurch)
March 14th (Blenheim)
June 9th (North Shore)
June 11th (Kerikeri)


June 10, 2021 19:30   ·   Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau, Auckland

NZSO | Setting Up Camp – Town & Country (Kerikeri)

Concert

James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 4th (Invercargill)
March 6th (Dunedin)
March 10th (Christchurch)
March 14th (Blenheim)
June 9th (North Shore)
June 10th (Auckland)


James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 4th (Invercargill)
March 6th (Dunedin)
March 10th (Christchurch)
March 14th (Blenheim)
June 9th (North Shore)
June 10th (Auckland)


James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 4th (Invercargill)
March 6th (Dunedin)
March 10th (Christchurch)
March 14th (Blenheim)
June 9th (North Shore)
June 10th (Auckland)


June 11, 2021 19:30   ·   Turner Arts Centre, Kerikeri

Mansfield – In Her Own Words

Concert

Mansfield – In Her Own Words is a concert of selected poems by Katherine Mansfield, set to contemporary music composed by several of our leading songwriters and recording artists including Lawrence Arabia, Julia Deans, The Bats, Mel Parsons, and French for Rabbits.

Twelve tracks by 12 different composers with a multi-band format, on and off for a song each, linked by a curated selection of Katherine Mansfield's letters.

"Her letters show her deadly serious, warm and friendly, cynical and sarcastic, absurd and loving, morbid, though human in conforming to the recipient's wishes and expectations... one has to beware of the casual, jejune, utterances, which are merely thrown off...."

The companion album, Mansfield, is out now.


Additional performances:

June 20th (Auckland)


Mansfield – In Her Own Words is a concert of selected poems by Katherine Mansfield, set to contemporary music composed by several of our leading songwriters and recording artists including Lawrence Arabia, Julia Deans, The Bats, Mel Parsons, and French for Rabbits.

Twelve tracks by 12 different composers with a multi-band format, on and off for a song each, linked by a curated selection of Katherine Mansfield's letters.

"Her letters show her deadly serious, warm and friendly, cynical and sarcastic, absurd and loving, morbid, though human in conforming to the recipient's wishes and expectations... one has to beware of the casual, jejune, utterances, which are merely thrown off...."

The companion album, Mansfield, is out now.


Additional performances:

June 20th (Auckland)


June 14, 2021 20:00 — June 14, 2021 22:00   ·   Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Chamber Music NZ | Quartet for the End of Time (Dunedin)

Concert

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


June 18, 2021 19:30   ·   Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin

Chamber Music NZ | Jade String Quartet (Warkworth)

Concert

Miranda Adams | violin
William Hanfling | violin
Robert Ashworth | viola
Ethel Salzmann | cello


Programme:

Haydn | Seven Last Words (selections)
David Hamilton | new commission
Chris Adams | Proclamations, Canons and Dances
Piazzolla | Four to Tango
Schubert | Death and the Maiden


Playing an eclectic mix of music for string quartet ranging from Vivaldi to Hendrix, the Jade String Quartet have won a special place in Aotearoa’s music scene. Founded in 2003, the Quartet has recorded a CD of New Zealand works (Parlour Games, 2017, RATTLE), toured twice with Arts on Tour (AOTNZ, 2007 & 2009) and once before with Chamber Music New Zealand in 2015. They also established their own concert series titled Jade at The Pah which ran for five years from 2012–2017.


Additional performances:

June 20th (Waikanae)
June 26th (Auckland)
June 27th (Wellington)


Miranda Adams | violin
William Hanfling | violin
Robert Ashworth | viola
Ethel Salzmann | cello


Programme:

Haydn | Seven Last Words (selections)
David Hamilton | new commission
Chris Adams | Proclamations, Canons and Dances
Piazzolla | Four to Tango
Schubert | Death and the Maiden


Playing an eclectic mix of music for string quartet ranging from Vivaldi to Hendrix, the Jade String Quartet have won a special place in Aotearoa’s music scene. Founded in 2003, the Quartet has recorded a CD of New Zealand works (Parlour Games, 2017, RATTLE), toured twice with Arts on Tour (AOTNZ, 2007 & 2009) and once before with Chamber Music New Zealand in 2015. They also established their own concert series titled Jade at The Pah which ran for five years from 2012–2017.


Additional performances:

June 20th (Waikanae)
June 26th (Auckland)
June 27th (Wellington)


June 19, 2021 16:00   ·   Warkworth Town Hall, Warkworth

Chamber Music NZ | Quartet for the End of Time (Invercargill)

Concert

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


June 19, 2021 19:30   ·   Civic Theatre, Invercargill

Chamber Music NZ | Jade String Quartet (Waikanae)

Concert

Miranda Adams | violin
William Hanfling | violin
Robert Ashworth | viola
Ethel Salzmann | cello


Programme:

Haydn | Seven Last Words (selections)
David Hamilton | new commission
Chris Adams | Proclamations, Canons and Dances
Piazzolla | Four to Tango
Schubert | Death and the Maiden


Playing an eclectic mix of music for string quartet ranging from Vivaldi to Hendrix, the Jade String Quartet have won a special place in Aotearoa’s music scene. Founded in 2003, the Quartet has recorded a CD of New Zealand works (Parlour Games, 2017, RATTLE), toured twice with Arts on Tour (AOTNZ, 2007 & 2009) and once before with Chamber Music New Zealand in 2015. They also established their own concert series titled Jade at The Pah which ran for five years from 2012–2017.


Additional performances:

June 19th (Warkworth)
June 26th (Auckland)
June 27th (Wellington)


Miranda Adams | violin
William Hanfling | violin
Robert Ashworth | viola
Ethel Salzmann | cello


Programme:

Haydn | Seven Last Words (selections)
David Hamilton | new commission
Chris Adams | Proclamations, Canons and Dances
Piazzolla | Four to Tango
Schubert | Death and the Maiden


Playing an eclectic mix of music for string quartet ranging from Vivaldi to Hendrix, the Jade String Quartet have won a special place in Aotearoa’s music scene. Founded in 2003, the Quartet has recorded a CD of New Zealand works (Parlour Games, 2017, RATTLE), toured twice with Arts on Tour (AOTNZ, 2007 & 2009) and once before with Chamber Music New Zealand in 2015. They also established their own concert series titled Jade at The Pah which ran for five years from 2012–2017.


Additional performances:

June 19th (Warkworth)
June 26th (Auckland)
June 27th (Wellington)


June 20, 2021 14:30   ·   Waikānae Memorial Hall, Waikanae

Mansfield – In Her Own Words

Concert

Mansfield – In Her Own Words is a concert of selected poems by Katherine Mansfield, set to contemporary music composed by several of our leading songwriters and recording artists including Lawrence Arabia, Julia Deans, The Bats, Mel Parsons, and French for Rabbits.

Twelve tracks by 12 different composers with a multi-band format, on and off for a song each, linked by a curated selection of Katherine Mansfield's letters.

"Her letters show her deadly serious, warm and friendly, cynical and sarcastic, absurd and loving, morbid, though human in conforming to the recipient's wishes and expectations... one has to beware of the casual, jejune, utterances, which are merely thrown off...."

The companion album, Mansfield, is out now.


Additional performances:

June 14th (Wellington)


Mansfield – In Her Own Words is a concert of selected poems by Katherine Mansfield, set to contemporary music composed by several of our leading songwriters and recording artists including Lawrence Arabia, Julia Deans, The Bats, Mel Parsons, and French for Rabbits.

Twelve tracks by 12 different composers with a multi-band format, on and off for a song each, linked by a curated selection of Katherine Mansfield's letters.

"Her letters show her deadly serious, warm and friendly, cynical and sarcastic, absurd and loving, morbid, though human in conforming to the recipient's wishes and expectations... one has to beware of the casual, jejune, utterances, which are merely thrown off...."

The companion album, Mansfield, is out now.


Additional performances:

June 14th (Wellington)


June 20, 2021 19:00 — June 20, 2021 21:00   ·   Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland

Chamber Music NZ | Quartet for the End of Time (Christchurch)

Concert

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


June 21, 2021 19:30   ·   The Piano, Christchurch

Chamber Music NZ | Quartet for the End of Time (Nelson)

Concert

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


June 22, 2021 19:30   ·   Nelson Centre for Musical Arts, Nelson

Chamber Music NZ | Quartet for the End of Time (Wellington)

Concert

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


June 23, 2021 19:30   ·   Public Trust Hall, Wellington

Chamber Music NZ | Quartet for the End of Time (Palmerston North)

Concert

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


June 24, 2021 19:30   ·   The Globe, Palmerston North

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra | Community Classics South: Ao Tūroa

Concert

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 26, 2021 15:00   ·   Vodaphone Events Centre, Manukau

Chamber Music NZ | Jade String Quartet (Auckland)

Concert

Miranda Adams | violin
William Hanfling | violin
Robert Ashworth | viola
Ethel Salzmann | cello


Programme:

Haydn | Seven Last Words (selections)
David Hamilton | new commission
Chris Adams | Proclamations, Canons and Dances
Piazzolla | Four to Tango
Schubert | Death and the Maiden


Playing an eclectic mix of music for string quartet ranging from Vivaldi to Hendrix, the Jade String Quartet have won a special place in Aotearoa’s music scene. Founded in 2003, the Quartet has recorded a CD of New Zealand works (Parlour Games, 2017, RATTLE), toured twice with Arts on Tour (AOTNZ, 2007 & 2009) and once before with Chamber Music New Zealand in 2015. They also established their own concert series titled Jade at The Pah which ran for five years from 2012–2017.


Additional performances:

June 19th (Warkworth)
June 20th (Waikanae)
June 27th (Wellington)


Miranda Adams | violin
William Hanfling | violin
Robert Ashworth | viola
Ethel Salzmann | cello


Programme:

Haydn | Seven Last Words (selections)
David Hamilton | new commission
Chris Adams | Proclamations, Canons and Dances
Piazzolla | Four to Tango
Schubert | Death and the Maiden


Playing an eclectic mix of music for string quartet ranging from Vivaldi to Hendrix, the Jade String Quartet have won a special place in Aotearoa’s music scene. Founded in 2003, the Quartet has recorded a CD of New Zealand works (Parlour Games, 2017, RATTLE), toured twice with Arts on Tour (AOTNZ, 2007 & 2009) and once before with Chamber Music New Zealand in 2015. They also established their own concert series titled Jade at The Pah which ran for five years from 2012–2017.


Additional performances:

June 19th (Warkworth)
June 20th (Waikanae)
June 27th (Wellington)


June 26, 2021 17:00   ·   Whittaker’s Musical Museum, Waiheke Island, Auckland

Chamber Music NZ | Quartet for the End of Time (New Plymouth)

Concert

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


June 26, 2021 19:30   ·   4th Wall Theatre, New Plymouth

Chamber Music NZ | Jade String Quartet (Wellington)

Concert

Miranda Adams | violin
William Hanfling | violin
Robert Ashworth | viola
Ethel Salzmann | cello


Programme:

Haydn | Seven Last Words (selections)
David Hamilton | new commission
Chris Adams | Proclamations, Canons and Dances
Piazzolla | Four to Tango
Schubert | Death and the Maiden


Playing an eclectic mix of music for string quartet ranging from Vivaldi to Hendrix, the Jade String Quartet have won a special place in Aotearoa’s music scene. Founded in 2003, the Quartet has recorded a CD of New Zealand works (Parlour Games, 2017, RATTLE), toured twice with Arts on Tour (AOTNZ, 2007 & 2009) and once before with Chamber Music New Zealand in 2015. They also established their own concert series titled Jade at The Pah which ran for five years from 2012–2017.


Additional performances:

June 19th (Warkworth)
June 20th (Waikanae)
June 26th (Auckland)


Miranda Adams | violin
William Hanfling | violin
Robert Ashworth | viola
Ethel Salzmann | cello


Programme:

Haydn | Seven Last Words (selections)
David Hamilton | new commission
Chris Adams | Proclamations, Canons and Dances
Piazzolla | Four to Tango
Schubert | Death and the Maiden


Playing an eclectic mix of music for string quartet ranging from Vivaldi to Hendrix, the Jade String Quartet have won a special place in Aotearoa’s music scene. Founded in 2003, the Quartet has recorded a CD of New Zealand works (Parlour Games, 2017, RATTLE), toured twice with Arts on Tour (AOTNZ, 2007 & 2009) and once before with Chamber Music New Zealand in 2015. They also established their own concert series titled Jade at The Pah which ran for five years from 2012–2017.


Additional performances:

June 19th (Warkworth)
June 20th (Waikanae)
June 26th (Auckland)


June 27, 2021 15:00   ·   St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington

Chamber Music NZ | Quartet for the End of Time (Hamilton)

Concert

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


June 27, 2021 17:00   ·   Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton

Chamber Music NZ | Quartet for the End of Time (Napier)

Concert

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 30th (Auckland)


Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 30th (Auckland)


June 29, 2021 19:30   ·   MTG Century Theatre, Napier

Chamber Music NZ | Quartet for the End of Time (Auckland)

Concert

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)


Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)


June 30, 2021 19:30   ·   Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

NZSO | Matariki (Auckland)

Concert

Gemma New | conductor
Ariana Tikao | taonga pūoro
Mere Boynton | kaikaranga

Gareth Farr | Ngā Hihi O Matariki (World Premiere)


The appearance of the Matariki constellation (known in Western astronomy as the Pleiades or Seven Sisters) traditionally signalled to Māori that it was time to plant crops. As such, Matariki refers to both the constellation and to the beginning of a new year in the Māori calendar and symbolises new beginnings and humanity’s hopes for the future. The title comes from the proverb ‘Kua haehae ngā hihi o Matariki’ (The rays of Matariki are spread) - spoken when Matariki is seen in the night sky, and its rays carry a message of hope and togetherness.

Gareth Farr is well known for his sensational pulse-quickening works. Ngā Hihi O Matariki is a significant new work of symphonic proportions. In Gareth’s words: "This work celebrates Matariki as an event embracing New Zealand’s past and present, and a time to think about where we are going as a nation. I am fascinated by the fact that this constellation has such importance in many cultures around the world, and that it links us all together in the recognition of a celestial event of uniqueness and beauty."

Ngā Hihi O Matariki is commissioned by Julie Nevett.


Additional performances:

July 9th (Wellington)


Gemma New | conductor
Ariana Tikao | taonga pūoro
Mere Boynton | kaikaranga

Gareth Farr | Ngā Hihi O Matariki (World Premiere)


The appearance of the Matariki constellation (known in Western astronomy as the Pleiades or Seven Sisters) traditionally signalled to Māori that it was time to plant crops. As such, Matariki refers to both the constellation and to the beginning of a new year in the Māori calendar and symbolises new beginnings and humanity’s hopes for the future. The title comes from the proverb ‘Kua haehae ngā hihi o Matariki’ (The rays of Matariki are spread) - spoken when Matariki is seen in the night sky, and its rays carry a message of hope and togetherness.

Gareth Farr is well known for his sensational pulse-quickening works. Ngā Hihi O Matariki is a significant new work of symphonic proportions. In Gareth’s words: "This work celebrates Matariki as an event embracing New Zealand’s past and present, and a time to think about where we are going as a nation. I am fascinated by the fact that this constellation has such importance in many cultures around the world, and that it links us all together in the recognition of a celestial event of uniqueness and beauty."

Ngā Hihi O Matariki is commissioned by Julie Nevett.


Additional performances:

July 9th (Wellington)


July 02, 2021 19:30   ·   Auckland Town Hall

Chamber Music NZ | Liam Wooding (Gisborne)

Concert

Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


July 04, 2021 14:30   ·   Tiromoana, Gisborne

Chamber Music NZ | Liam Wooding (Bannockburn)

Concert

Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

NZSO | Matariki (Wellington)

Concert

Gemma New | conductor
Ariana Tikao | taonga pūoro
Mere Boynton | kaikaranga

Gareth Farr | Ngā Hihi O Matariki (World Premiere)


The appearance of the Matariki constellation (known in Western astronomy as the Pleiades or Seven Sisters) traditionally signalled to Māori that it was time to plant crops. As such, Matariki refers to both the constellation and to the beginning of a new year in the Māori calendar and symbolises new beginnings and humanity’s hopes for the future. The title comes from the proverb ‘Kua haehae ngā hihi o Matariki’ (The rays of Matariki are spread) - spoken when Matariki is seen in the night sky, and its rays carry a message of hope and togetherness.

Gareth Farr is well known for his sensational pulse-quickening works. Ngā Hihi O Matariki is a significant new work of symphonic proportions. In Gareth’s words: "This work celebrates Matariki as an event embracing New Zealand’s past and present, and a time to think about where we are going as a nation. I am fascinated by the fact that this constellation has such importance in many cultures around the world, and that it links us all together in the recognition of a celestial event of uniqueness and beauty."

Ngā Hihi O Matariki is commissioned by Julie Nevett.


Additional performances:

July 2nd (Auckland)


Gemma New | conductor
Ariana Tikao | taonga pūoro
Mere Boynton | kaikaranga

Gareth Farr | Ngā Hihi O Matariki (World Premiere)


The appearance of the Matariki constellation (known in Western astronomy as the Pleiades or Seven Sisters) traditionally signalled to Māori that it was time to plant crops. As such, Matariki refers to both the constellation and to the beginning of a new year in the Māori calendar and symbolises new beginnings and humanity’s hopes for the future. The title comes from the proverb ‘Kua haehae ngā hihi o Matariki’ (The rays of Matariki are spread) - spoken when Matariki is seen in the night sky, and its rays carry a message of hope and togetherness.

Gareth Farr is well known for his sensational pulse-quickening works. Ngā Hihi O Matariki is a significant new work of symphonic proportions. In Gareth’s words: "This work celebrates Matariki as an event embracing New Zealand’s past and present, and a time to think about where we are going as a nation. I am fascinated by the fact that this constellation has such importance in many cultures around the world, and that it links us all together in the recognition of a celestial event of uniqueness and beauty."

Ngā Hihi O Matariki is commissioned by Julie Nevett.


Additional performances:

July 2nd (Auckland)


July 09, 2021 18:30   ·   Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Chamber Music NZ | Liam Wooding (Warkworth)

Concert

Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


July 10, 2021 16:00   ·   Warkworth Town Hall, Warkworth

Chamber Music NZ | Liam Wooding (Rotorua)

Concert

Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


July 13, 2021 19:30   ·   Harvest Church, Rotorua

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra | Community Classics Central: Ao Tūroa

Concert

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 17, 2021 15:00   ·   Auckland Town Hall

Chamber Music NZ | Liam Wooding (Kerikeri)

Concert

Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


July 17, 2021 16:00   ·   Turner Centre, Kerikeri

Orchestra Wellington | Virtuoso Composer

Concert

Note: Start time TBA


Mozart | Symphony No. 25
The first movement themes make great leaps over a syncopated pulse that creates a sense of breathless excitement, with four horns pitched in their high register adding powerful tension. The second movement centres on a calm dialogue between winds and strings while the courtly third movement gleams as the horns sound their high notes again. The final movement resumes the stormy mood of the opening.

John Psathas | Call of the Wild (premiere)
Call of the Wild – what an evocative title! And the two movement titles are just as tantalising:

  1. She stands at the Edge of the Incomprehensible
  2. He Can Worship it Without Believing It

Beethoven | Symphony No. 4
Whatever audiences were expecting after Beethoven’s titanic Eroica symphony, it wasn’t this. The Fourth tiptoes in, woodwinds piping hesitantly over dark cloudy chords, the suspense cranking up unbearably before the music launches into exuberant happiness.

But that simple contrast is just one of many surprises; of all Beethoven’s symphonies, this one’s moods are the most fickle. The gliding second movement is infused at times with the same suspense as the opening of the symphony; the jumpy third movement couldn’t be more different. The symphony ends with a cheerfulness that resolves everything.


Note: Start time TBA


Mozart | Symphony No. 25
The first movement themes make great leaps over a syncopated pulse that creates a sense of breathless excitement, with four horns pitched in their high register adding powerful tension. The second movement centres on a calm dialogue between winds and strings while the courtly third movement gleams as the horns sound their high notes again. The final movement resumes the stormy mood of the opening.

John Psathas | Call of the Wild (premiere)
Call of the Wild – what an evocative title! And the two movement titles are just as tantalising:

  1. She stands at the Edge of the Incomprehensible
  2. He Can Worship it Without Believing It

Beethoven | Symphony No. 4
Whatever audiences were expecting after Beethoven’s titanic Eroica symphony, it wasn’t this. The Fourth tiptoes in, woodwinds piping hesitantly over dark cloudy chords, the suspense cranking up unbearably before the music launches into exuberant happiness.

But that simple contrast is just one of many surprises; of all Beethoven’s symphonies, this one’s moods are the most fickle. The gliding second movement is infused at times with the same suspense as the opening of the symphony; the jumpy third movement couldn’t be more different. The symphony ends with a cheerfulness that resolves everything.


Note: Start time TBA


Mozart | Symphony No. 25
The first movement themes make great leaps over a syncopated pulse that creates a sense of breathless excitement, with four horns pitched in their high register adding powerful tension. The second movement centres on a calm dialogue between winds and strings while the courtly third movement gleams as the horns sound their high notes again. The final movement resumes the stormy mood of the opening.

John Psathas | Call of the Wild (premiere)
Call of the Wild – what an evocative title! And the two movement titles are just as tantalising:

  1. She stands at the Edge of the Incomprehensible
  2. He Can Worship it Without Believing It

Beethoven | Symphony No. 4
Whatever audiences were expecting after Beethoven’s titanic Eroica symphony, it wasn’t this. The Fourth tiptoes in, woodwinds piping hesitantly over dark cloudy chords, the suspense cranking up unbearably before the music launches into exuberant happiness.

But that simple contrast is just one of many surprises; of all Beethoven’s symphonies, this one’s moods are the most fickle. The gliding second movement is infused at times with the same suspense as the opening of the symphony; the jumpy third movement couldn’t be more different. The symphony ends with a cheerfulness that resolves everything.


July 17, 2021 19:00   ·   Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Chamber Music NZ | Liam Wooding (Taihape)

Concert

Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


July 21, 2021 19:30   ·   St Davids Presbyterian Church, Taihape

Chamber Music NZ | Liam Wooding (Whanganui)

Concert

Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


July 22, 2021 19:30   ·   Whanganui War Memorial Centre, Whanganui

Chamber Music NZ | Liam Wooding (Wellington)

Concert

Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


July 25, 2021 15:00   ·   St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington

Chamber Music NZ | Liam Wooding (Lower Hutt)

Concert

Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


July 27, 2021 19:30   ·   St Mark’s Church, Lower Hutt

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | Mozart Goes to Paris

Concert

Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

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


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

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

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (Napier)

Concert

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


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

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

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

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

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

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

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

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

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (Hamilton)

Concert

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


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

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

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

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

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

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

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

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

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Wanaka)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (Auckland)

Concert

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


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

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

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

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

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

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

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

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

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Arrowtown)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Bannockburn)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Gisborne)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


August 07, 2021 15:00   ·   Tiromoana, Gisborne

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Wakatāne)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Rangiora)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Christchurch)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Warkworth)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | Crouching Tiger

Concert

Ashley Brown | cello
Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Ashley Brown | cello
Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Ashley Brown | cello
Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

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


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

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

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Wellington)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Upper Hutt)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (Nelson)

Concert

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


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

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

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

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

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

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

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

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

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (Christchurch)

Concert

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


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

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

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

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

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

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

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

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

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Motueka)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (Dunedin)

Concert

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


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

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

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

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

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

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

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

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

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Kerikeri)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Whangārei)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Vio