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

Philip Neill Memorial Prize in Music

Opportunity

Applications are now open for the 2021 Philip Neill Memorial Prize in Music. The competition is open to all past and present students of the universities of New Zealand and in 2021 is valued at $1500.


Topic: Compose a piece for cello and piano

  • You may adopt any theme you please with the work
  • Electronics or prepared piano are not permitted
  • The work should be between 8-15 minutes in duration
  • You should include a programme note and any performance notes necessary
  • Compositions must include a computer-set musical score and should also include a MIDI recording.

Click here to read more, and to access the application form.


Applications are now open for the 2021 Philip Neill Memorial Prize in Music. The competition is open to all past and present students of the universities of New Zealand and in 2021 is valued at $1500.


Topic: Compose a piece for cello and piano

  • You may adopt any theme you please with the work
  • Electronics or prepared piano are not permitted
  • The work should be between 8-15 minutes in duration
  • You should include a programme note and any performance notes necessary
  • Compositions must include a computer-set musical score and should also include a MIDI recording.

Click here to read more, and to access the application form.


March 05, 2021 09:00 — July 01, 2021 17:00

Chamber Music NZ | Quartet for the End of Time (Dunedin)

Concert

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)


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.


June 18, 2021 19:30   ·   Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin

Chamber Music NZ | Jade String Quartet (Warkworth)

Concert

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)


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.


June 19, 2021 16:00   ·   Warkworth Town Hall, Warkworth

Call of the Ocean | SOUNZ Community Commission Premiere

Concert

As recipients of the 2020-2021 SOUNZ Community Commission, composer Jessie Leov and Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus have joined forces to create an original a cappella piece for women's voices. Six months down the line, what has resulted from this exciting collaboration is a new choral work that will take you on a voyage through sound and rhythm.

Join us at the internationally renowned and historical auditorium Nelson Centre of Musical Arts (formally the Nelson School of Music) for this special premiere event.

Also on the programme will be appearances by special guest artists from around the Nelson region. This event is not to be missed!

Save the date and keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for updates on ticket release dates: www.nelsonharmony.org.nz

To learn more about the SOUNZ Community Commission, visit the SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music website: https://sounz.org.nz/.../award.../sounz-community-commission

Ticket price $25 adults, $20 seniors/students plus booking fees

As recipients of the 2020-2021 SOUNZ Community Commission, composer Jessie Leov and Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus have joined forces to create an original a cappella piece for women's voices. Six months down the line, what has resulted from this exciting collaboration is a new choral work that will take you on a voyage through sound and rhythm.

Join us at the internationally renowned and historical auditorium Nelson Centre of Musical Arts (formally the Nelson School of Music) for this special premiere event.

Also on the programme will be appearances by special guest artists from around the Nelson region. This event is not to be missed!

Save the date and keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for updates on ticket release dates: www.nelsonharmony.org.nz

To learn more about the SOUNZ Community Commission, visit the SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music website: https://sounz.org.nz/.../award.../sounz-community-commission

Ticket price $25 adults, $20 seniors/students plus booking fees

June 19, 2021 19:00 — June 19, 2021 21:00   ·   Nelson Centre of Musical Arts

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

RED!

Concert

Orchestra Wellington and New Zealand Opera come together at the Opera House with supremely talented composer Lucy Mulgan to create a brand new operatic work for 2021. Taking the well-known and much-loved story of Little Red Riding Hood and injecting some first-class audible entertainment, this freshly composed piece will see over 200 children on stage for each performance, ensuring this spectacle is not one to be missed. Starring soprano Natasha Wilson as Red, mezzo soprano Catrin Johnsson as Mum/Granny, and globally renowned bass-baritone Jonathan Lemalu as Wolfie – this may be a children’s opera, but there is absolutely nothing juvenile about the quality on display. This fantastic, fun-filled afternoon and evening will see Orchestra Wellington and NZ Opera at their brilliant best.

Orchestra Wellington and New Zealand Opera come together at the Opera House with supremely talented composer Lucy Mulgan to create a brand new operatic work for 2021. Taking the well-known and much-loved story of Little Red Riding Hood and injecting some first-class audible entertainment, this freshly composed piece will see over 200 children on stage for each performance, ensuring this spectacle is not one to be missed. Starring soprano Natasha Wilson as Red, mezzo soprano Catrin Johnsson as Mum/Granny, and globally renowned bass-baritone Jonathan Lemalu as Wolfie – this may be a children’s opera, but there is absolutely nothing juvenile about the quality on display. This fantastic, fun-filled afternoon and evening will see Orchestra Wellington and NZ Opera at their brilliant best.

Orchestra Wellington and New Zealand Opera come together at the Opera House with supremely talented composer Lucy Mulgan to create a brand new operatic work for 2021. Taking the well-known and much-loved story of Little Red Riding Hood and injecting some first-class audible entertainment, this freshly composed piece will see over 200 children on stage for each performance, ensuring this spectacle is not one to be missed. Starring soprano Natasha Wilson as Red, mezzo soprano Catrin Johnsson as Mum/Granny, and globally renowned bass-baritone Jonathan Lemalu as Wolfie – this may be a children’s opera, but there is absolutely nothing juvenile about the quality on display. This fantastic, fun-filled afternoon and evening will see Orchestra Wellington and NZ Opera at their brilliant best.

June 24, 2021 16:00 — June 24, 2021 17:00   ·   The Opera House 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

Piano Music of China and New Zealand

Concert

Come and enjoy piano works of China and New Zealand, performed by pianists Jian Liu, Stephen de Pledge, and Rachel Thomson, together with young pianists from Wellington and New Zealand School of Music. It is the second part of the China-New Zealand Arts Festival, presented by New Zealand Music Trust, supported by SOUNZ, New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University of Wellington, and The Embassy of People’s Republic of China in New Zealand.

Chinese works: PAN Zhengsheng - Where is Spring (Piano Duet) BAO Yuankai - Going to the West Gate HUANG Huwei - Pictures from Bashu DING Shande - Shepherd Boy’s Piccolo DAN Zhaoyi - The Story of a Herding Boy DU Mingxin - The Happy Female Solider WANG Jianzhong - Liu Yang River; Glowing Red Morning Star Lily

New Zealand works: Gareth Farr - Love Songs III for Adelaide
Gillian Whitehead - Lullaby for Matthew
John Psathas - Sleeper
Anthony Ritchie - 24 Preludes Prelude, no.21
Jenny McLeod - Tone Clock Piece, no. 1
Salina Fisher - Raindrops on a misty pond and Moths in the light, from Three short pieces
Eve de Castro-Robinson - This Liquid Drift of Light
John Elmsly - Rerere
Jeroen Speak - Sleeping on the Train, The Centipede’s New Shoes

Come and enjoy piano works of China and New Zealand, performed by pianists Jian Liu, Stephen de Pledge, and Rachel Thomson, together with young pianists from Wellington and New Zealand School of Music. It is the second part of the China-New Zealand Arts Festival, presented by New Zealand Music Trust, supported by SOUNZ, New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University of Wellington, and The Embassy of People’s Republic of China in New Zealand.

Chinese works: PAN Zhengsheng - Where is Spring (Piano Duet) BAO Yuankai - Going to the West Gate HUANG Huwei - Pictures from Bashu DING Shande - Shepherd Boy’s Piccolo DAN Zhaoyi - The Story of a Herding Boy DU Mingxin - The Happy Female Solider WANG Jianzhong - Liu Yang River; Glowing Red Morning Star Lily

New Zealand works: Gareth Farr - Love Songs III for Adelaide
Gillian Whitehead - Lullaby for Matthew
John Psathas - Sleeper
Anthony Ritchie - 24 Preludes Prelude, no.21
Jenny McLeod - Tone Clock Piece, no. 1
Salina Fisher - Raindrops on a misty pond and Moths in the light, from Three short pieces
Eve de Castro-Robinson - This Liquid Drift of Light
John Elmsly - Rerere
Jeroen Speak - Sleeping on the Train, The Centipede’s New Shoes

Come and enjoy piano works of China and New Zealand, performed by pianists Jian Liu, Stephen de Pledge, and Rachel Thomson, together with young pianists from Wellington and New Zealand School of Music. It is the second part of the China-New Zealand Arts Festival, presented by New Zealand Music Trust, supported by SOUNZ, New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University of Wellington, and The Embassy of People’s Republic of China in New Zealand.

Chinese works: PAN Zhengsheng - Where is Spring (Piano Duet) BAO Yuankai - Going to the West Gate HUANG Huwei - Pictures from Bashu DING Shande - Shepherd Boy’s Piccolo DAN Zhaoyi - The Story of a Herding Boy DU Mingxin - The Happy Female Solider WANG Jianzhong - Liu Yang River; Glowing Red Morning Star Lily

New Zealand works: Gareth Farr - Love Songs III for Adelaide
Gillian Whitehead - Lullaby for Matthew
John Psathas - Sleeper
Anthony Ritchie - 24 Preludes Prelude, no.21
Jenny McLeod - Tone Clock Piece, no. 1
Salina Fisher - Raindrops on a misty pond and Moths in the light, from Three short pieces
Eve de Castro-Robinson - This Liquid Drift of Light
John Elmsly - Rerere
Jeroen Speak - Sleeping on the Train, The Centipede’s New Shoes

June 25, 2021 18:30 — June 25, 2021 20:00   ·   Adam Concert Room, New Zealand School of Music

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

Orchestras Central Trust presents He Pu, He Puoro, He Purakau (A seed, an instrument, a story)

Concert

The result of a longstanding musical collaboration between composers and musicians Horomona Horo and Jeremy Mayall that bridges the worlds of taonga puoro with the world of the orchestra in the form of OCT Ensemble.

Hear the sounds of Aotearoa woven together with the musical textures of the imagination — sounds and the stories that come from the seed of our experiences.

First He Aho Rōreka — a premiere of a new concerto for taonga puoro and orchestra which showcases the instruments of taonga puoro in a new chamber orchestral setting. The second piece is a musical interlude by Horo and Mayall — connected to their duo ensemble work as AWE. The final piece is Akakite Mai Itaau Tua — a further collaboration with award winning playwright Benny Marama which tells the story of his whanua through the lens of traditional stories, narration, and music.

With two concerts to choose from (3 & 4 July), this is an opportunity for the community to connect through a musical performance that transcends boundaries. A musical experience that sits between worlds of experience, to share local stories in a new context. To hear the voices of the land as supported by the traditions of the orchestra moving beyond convention into new sonic territory.

The result of a longstanding musical collaboration between composers and musicians Horomona Horo and Jeremy Mayall that bridges the worlds of taonga puoro with the world of the orchestra in the form of OCT Ensemble.

Hear the sounds of Aotearoa woven together with the musical textures of the imagination — sounds and the stories that come from the seed of our experiences.

First He Aho Rōreka — a premiere of a new concerto for taonga puoro and orchestra which showcases the instruments of taonga puoro in a new chamber orchestral setting. The second piece is a musical interlude by Horo and Mayall — connected to their duo ensemble work as AWE. The final piece is Akakite Mai Itaau Tua — a further collaboration with award winning playwright Benny Marama which tells the story of his whanua through the lens of traditional stories, narration, and music.

With two concerts to choose from (3 & 4 July), this is an opportunity for the community to connect through a musical performance that transcends boundaries. A musical experience that sits between worlds of experience, to share local stories in a new context. To hear the voices of the land as supported by the traditions of the orchestra moving beyond convention into new sonic territory.

The result of a longstanding musical collaboration between composers and musicians Horomona Horo and Jeremy Mayall that bridges the worlds of taonga puoro with the world of the orchestra in the form of OCT Ensemble.

Hear the sounds of Aotearoa woven together with the musical textures of the imagination — sounds and the stories that come from the seed of our experiences.

First He Aho Rōreka — a premiere of a new concerto for taonga puoro and orchestra which showcases the instruments of taonga puoro in a new chamber orchestral setting. The second piece is a musical interlude by Horo and Mayall — connected to their duo ensemble work as AWE. The final piece is Akakite Mai Itaau Tua — a further collaboration with award winning playwright Benny Marama which tells the story of his whanua through the lens of traditional stories, narration, and music.

With two concerts to choose from (3 & 4 July), this is an opportunity for the community to connect through a musical performance that transcends boundaries. A musical experience that sits between worlds of experience, to share local stories in a new context. To hear the voices of the land as supported by the traditions of the orchestra moving beyond convention into new sonic territory.

July 03, 2021 19:30 — July 03, 2021 21:00   ·   Concert Chamber, Gallagher Academy of the Performing Arts

Brahms and David Hamilton

Concert

DAVID HAMILTON (NZ) Fanfare for Matariki - world premiere
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

UWE GRODD Conductor
HENRY WONG DOE Piano


Brahms’ fourth and last Symphony in E minor was written in 1885. The character of the minor key pervades the work, with an overwhelming sense of reflection on the seriousness of life and fate, and how, despite transitory strength and enthusiasm, bitter resignation is the lot of mankind. It is a ballad about heroes and their heroic deeds.

Beethoven’s C minor Piano Concerto displays masterly strength and grandeur. Energy from the soloist is the driving force combined with expressive power, while the slow movement, a tender dream, is filled with melodic writing.

We welcome celebrated New Zealand pianist Henry Wong Doe to perform this concerto with us. Henry is currently Professor of Piano at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is well known and highly sought after internationally. He brings brilliance and vitality as well as poetry to all his performances.

New Zealand composer, David Hamilton, sees ‘composition a little like a sculpture – manipulating sounds and moving things around until one is satisfied. Sometimes working instinctively, sometimes in a more structured way.’ We are delighted to give the world premiere performance of his new work Fanfare for Matariki, commissioned by MSO.

DAVID HAMILTON (NZ) Fanfare for Matariki - world premiere
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

UWE GRODD Conductor
HENRY WONG DOE Piano


Brahms’ fourth and last Symphony in E minor was written in 1885. The character of the minor key pervades the work, with an overwhelming sense of reflection on the seriousness of life and fate, and how, despite transitory strength and enthusiasm, bitter resignation is the lot of mankind. It is a ballad about heroes and their heroic deeds.

Beethoven’s C minor Piano Concerto displays masterly strength and grandeur. Energy from the soloist is the driving force combined with expressive power, while the slow movement, a tender dream, is filled with melodic writing.

We welcome celebrated New Zealand pianist Henry Wong Doe to perform this concerto with us. Henry is currently Professor of Piano at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is well known and highly sought after internationally. He brings brilliance and vitality as well as poetry to all his performances.

New Zealand composer, David Hamilton, sees ‘composition a little like a sculpture – manipulating sounds and moving things around until one is satisfied. Sometimes working instinctively, sometimes in a more structured way.’ We are delighted to give the world premiere performance of his new work Fanfare for Matariki, commissioned by MSO.

DAVID HAMILTON (NZ) Fanfare for Matariki - world premiere
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

UWE GRODD Conductor
HENRY WONG DOE Piano


Brahms’ fourth and last Symphony in E minor was written in 1885. The character of the minor key pervades the work, with an overwhelming sense of reflection on the seriousness of life and fate, and how, despite transitory strength and enthusiasm, bitter resignation is the lot of mankind. It is a ballad about heroes and their heroic deeds.

Beethoven’s C minor Piano Concerto displays masterly strength and grandeur. Energy from the soloist is the driving force combined with expressive power, while the slow movement, a tender dream, is filled with melodic writing.

We welcome celebrated New Zealand pianist Henry Wong Doe to perform this concerto with us. Henry is currently Professor of Piano at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is well known and highly sought after internationally. He brings brilliance and vitality as well as poetry to all his performances.

New Zealand composer, David Hamilton, sees ‘composition a little like a sculpture – manipulating sounds and moving things around until one is satisfied. Sometimes working instinctively, sometimes in a more structured way.’ We are delighted to give the world premiere performance of his new work Fanfare for Matariki, commissioned by MSO.

July 03, 2021 19:30 — July 03, 2021 21:30   ·   Vodafone Events Centre

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

Orchestras Central Trust presents He Pu, He Puoro, He Purakau (A seed, an instrument, a story)

Concert

The result of a longstanding musical collaboration between composers and musicians Horomona Horo and Jeremy Mayall that bridges the worlds of taonga puoro with the world of the orchestra in the form of OCT Ensemble.

Hear the sounds of Aotearoa woven together with the musical textures of the imagination - sounds and the stories that come from the seed of our experiences.

First 'He Aho Rōreka' - a premiere of a new concerto for taonga puoro and orchestra which showcases the instruments of taonga puoro in a new chamber orchestral setting. The second piece is a musical interlude by Horo and Mayall - connected to their duo ensemble work as AWE. The final piece is 'Akakite Mai Itaau Tua' - a further collaboration with award winning playwright Benny Marama which tells the story of his whanua through the lens of traditional stories, narration, and music.

With two concerts to choose from (3 & 4 July), this is an opportunity for the community to connect through a musical performance that transcends boundaries. A musical experience that sits between worlds of experience, to share local stories in a new context. To hear the voices of the land as supported by the traditions of the orchestra moving beyond convention into new sonic territory.

The result of a longstanding musical collaboration between composers and musicians Horomona Horo and Jeremy Mayall that bridges the worlds of taonga puoro with the world of the orchestra in the form of OCT Ensemble.

Hear the sounds of Aotearoa woven together with the musical textures of the imagination - sounds and the stories that come from the seed of our experiences.

First 'He Aho Rōreka' - a premiere of a new concerto for taonga puoro and orchestra which showcases the instruments of taonga puoro in a new chamber orchestral setting. The second piece is a musical interlude by Horo and Mayall - connected to their duo ensemble work as AWE. The final piece is 'Akakite Mai Itaau Tua' - a further collaboration with award winning playwright Benny Marama which tells the story of his whanua through the lens of traditional stories, narration, and music.

With two concerts to choose from (3 & 4 July), this is an opportunity for the community to connect through a musical performance that transcends boundaries. A musical experience that sits between worlds of experience, to share local stories in a new context. To hear the voices of the land as supported by the traditions of the orchestra moving beyond convention into new sonic territory.

The result of a longstanding musical collaboration between composers and musicians Horomona Horo and Jeremy Mayall that bridges the worlds of taonga puoro with the world of the orchestra in the form of OCT Ensemble.

Hear the sounds of Aotearoa woven together with the musical textures of the imagination - sounds and the stories that come from the seed of our experiences.

First 'He Aho Rōreka' - a premiere of a new concerto for taonga puoro and orchestra which showcases the instruments of taonga puoro in a new chamber orchestral setting. The second piece is a musical interlude by Horo and Mayall - connected to their duo ensemble work as AWE. The final piece is 'Akakite Mai Itaau Tua' - a further collaboration with award winning playwright Benny Marama which tells the story of his whanua through the lens of traditional stories, narration, and music.

With two concerts to choose from (3 & 4 July), this is an opportunity for the community to connect through a musical performance that transcends boundaries. A musical experience that sits between worlds of experience, to share local stories in a new context. To hear the voices of the land as supported by the traditions of the orchestra moving beyond convention into new sonic territory.

July 04, 2021 19:00 — July 04, 2021 20:30   ·   The Meteor

Orchestras Central Trust presents He Pu, He Puoro, He Purakau (A seed, an instrument, a story)

Concert

The result of a longstanding musical collaboration between composers and musicians Horomona Horo and Jeremy Mayall that bridges the worlds of taonga puoro with the world of the orchestra in the form of OCT Ensemble.

Hear the sounds of Aotearoa woven together with the musical textures of the imagination — sounds and the stories that come from the seed of our experiences.

First He Aho Rōreka — a premiere of a new concerto for taonga puoro and orchestra which showcases the instruments of taonga puoro in a new chamber orchestral setting. The second piece is a musical interlude by Horo and Mayall — connected to their duo ensemble work as AWE. The final piece is Akakite Mai Itaau Tua — a further collaboration with award winning playwright Benny Marama which tells the story of his whanua through the lens of traditional stories, narration, and music.

With two concerts to choose from (3 & 4 July), this is an opportunity for the community to connect through a musical performance that transcends boundaries. A musical experience that sits between worlds of experience, to share local stories in a new context. To hear the voices of the land as supported by the traditions of the orchestra moving beyond convention into new sonic territory.

The result of a longstanding musical collaboration between composers and musicians Horomona Horo and Jeremy Mayall that bridges the worlds of taonga puoro with the world of the orchestra in the form of OCT Ensemble.

Hear the sounds of Aotearoa woven together with the musical textures of the imagination — sounds and the stories that come from the seed of our experiences.

First He Aho Rōreka — a premiere of a new concerto for taonga puoro and orchestra which showcases the instruments of taonga puoro in a new chamber orchestral setting. The second piece is a musical interlude by Horo and Mayall — connected to their duo ensemble work as AWE. The final piece is Akakite Mai Itaau Tua — a further collaboration with award winning playwright Benny Marama which tells the story of his whanua through the lens of traditional stories, narration, and music.

With two concerts to choose from (3 & 4 July), this is an opportunity for the community to connect through a musical performance that transcends boundaries. A musical experience that sits between worlds of experience, to share local stories in a new context. To hear the voices of the land as supported by the traditions of the orchestra moving beyond convention into new sonic territory.

The result of a longstanding musical collaboration between composers and musicians Horomona Horo and Jeremy Mayall that bridges the worlds of taonga puoro with the world of the orchestra in the form of OCT Ensemble.

Hear the sounds of Aotearoa woven together with the musical textures of the imagination — sounds and the stories that come from the seed of our experiences.

First He Aho Rōreka — a premiere of a new concerto for taonga puoro and orchestra which showcases the instruments of taonga puoro in a new chamber orchestral setting. The second piece is a musical interlude by Horo and Mayall — connected to their duo ensemble work as AWE. The final piece is Akakite Mai Itaau Tua — a further collaboration with award winning playwright Benny Marama which tells the story of his whanua through the lens of traditional stories, narration, and music.

With two concerts to choose from (3 & 4 July), this is an opportunity for the community to connect through a musical performance that transcends boundaries. A musical experience that sits between worlds of experience, to share local stories in a new context. To hear the voices of the land as supported by the traditions of the orchestra moving beyond convention into new sonic territory.

July 04, 2021 19:00 — July 04, 2021 20:30   ·   The Meteor

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 | 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 (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 | 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 | 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 (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 | 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 Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (Invercargill)

Concert

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


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

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

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

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

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

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

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

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

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (Wellington)

Concert

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


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

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

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

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

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

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

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

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

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (Palmerston North)

Concert

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


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

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

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

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

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

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

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

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

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (New Plymouth)

Concert

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


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

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

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

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

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

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

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

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

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra | Symphonic Dances

Concert

Gemma New | conductor
Andrew Beer | violin

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


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

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

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


Gemma New | conductor
Andrew Beer | violin

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


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

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

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


Gemma New | conductor
Andrew Beer | violin

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


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

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

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


September 02, 2021 20:00   ·   Auckland Town Hall

NZTrio | Dramatic Skies: Cumulus (Auckland Town Hall)

Concert

Additional performances:

October 10th (Greytown)


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


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

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


Additional performances:

October 10th (Greytown)


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


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

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


Additional performances:

October 10th (Greytown)


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


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

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Liam Wooding (Motueka)

Concert

Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

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


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

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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | The Noveltones (Whangārei)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | The Noveltones (Te Awamutu)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | The Noveltones (Bannockburn)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Rotorua)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Bannockburn)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Wanaka)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Kerikeri)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

NZTrio | Dramatic Skies: Cumulus (Greytown)

Concert

Additional performances:

September 5th (Auckland)


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


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

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


Additional performances:

September 5th (Auckland)


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


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

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


Additional performances:

September 5th (Auckland)


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


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

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


October 10, 2021 16:00   ·   Greytown Music Group

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Lower Hutt)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

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

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Whanganui)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Warkworth)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

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

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

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

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

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

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


November 03, 2021 19:00   ·   Christchurch Art Gallery

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

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra | Community Classics West: Ao Tūroa

Concert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NZTrio | Dramatic Skies: Cirrus (Auckland South)

Concert

Additional performances:

December 15th (Auckland Town Hall)


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


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


Additional performances:

December 15th (Auckland Town Hall)


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


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


Additional performances:

December 15th (Auckland Town Hall)


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


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


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

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | Triumph Over Tragedy

Concert

Stephen De Pledge | piano
Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Stephen De Pledge | piano
Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Stephen De Pledge | piano
Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

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


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

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

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


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

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

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

October 15th (New Plymouth)
October 18th (Nelson)
October 21st (Napier)
November 3rd (Christchurch)
November 5th (Wellington)


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

October 15th (New Plymouth)
October 18th (Nelson)
October 21st (Napier)
November 3rd (Christchurch)
November 5th (Wellington)


November 13, 2021 19:30   ·   Hollywood Cinema, Avondale, Auckland

NZTrio | Dramatic Skies: Cirrus (Auckland Town Hall)

Concert

Additional performances:

November 6th (Nathan Homestead, Auckland)


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


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


Additional performances:

November 6th (Nathan Homestead, Auckland)


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


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


Additional performances:

November 6th (Nathan Homestead, Auckland)


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


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


December 12, 2021 17:00   ·   Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
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