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

Compose Aotearoa! | National Choral Composition Competition 2021

Opportunity

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


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

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

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


Click here for Competition Requirements and to submit your entry

Deadline for submission 20 September 2021.

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


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


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

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

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


Click here for Competition Requirements and to submit your entry

Deadline for submission 20 September 2021.

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


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

APPLY NOW: SOUNZ Community Commission 2021

Opportunity

Applications are now open for the SOUNZ Community Commission | Te Tono Mahinga ā-Hapori a SOUNZ 2021. The project brings together New Zealand professional composers and community groups to create and perform a new work. It was established in 1999 and has resulted in works for diverse groups such as a community group for young people with learning disabilities, community choirs, experimental sound artists, youth orchestras, and children’s theatre.

The commission consists of a grant of $2,000, which is awarded to a professional composer to enable them to engage with a community group he/she has not worked with before. The aim is to support a collaborative process between the composer and a community group, and to create a series of resources based on the experiences of the two parties involved. A further $800 is available for the successful group to hold a public performance or concert for the resulting work.

We welcome submissions from New Zealand composers working with diverse community and cultural groups such as choir, orchestra, chamber, kapa haka (youth, schools, church, kaumātua, community), and other groups. Proposals for projects from composers should be emailed, with the completed application form, to info@sounz.org.nz by 5pm Monday 6 September 2021.

Download the entry form with terms and conditions here.

Further information, including previous SOUNZ Community Commissions, can be found on the SOUNZ website.

Further information in relation to this project, contact info@sounz.org.nz.

The SOUNZ Community Commission is made available through the generosity of a donor and is administered by SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music.


Applications are now open for the SOUNZ Community Commission | Te Tono Mahinga ā-Hapori a SOUNZ 2021. The project brings together New Zealand professional composers and community groups to create and perform a new work. It was established in 1999 and has resulted in works for diverse groups such as a community group for young people with learning disabilities, community choirs, experimental sound artists, youth orchestras, and children’s theatre.

The commission consists of a grant of $2,000, which is awarded to a professional composer to enable them to engage with a community group he/she has not worked with before. The aim is to support a collaborative process between the composer and a community group, and to create a series of resources based on the experiences of the two parties involved. A further $800 is available for the successful group to hold a public performance or concert for the resulting work.

We welcome submissions from New Zealand composers working with diverse community and cultural groups such as choir, orchestra, chamber, kapa haka (youth, schools, church, kaumātua, community), and other groups. Proposals for projects from composers should be emailed, with the completed application form, to info@sounz.org.nz by 5pm Monday 6 September 2021.

Download the entry form with terms and conditions here.

Further information, including previous SOUNZ Community Commissions, can be found on the SOUNZ website.

Further information in relation to this project, contact info@sounz.org.nz.

The SOUNZ Community Commission is made available through the generosity of a donor and is administered by SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music.


Applications are now open for the SOUNZ Community Commission | Te Tono Mahinga ā-Hapori a SOUNZ 2021. The project brings together New Zealand professional composers and community groups to create and perform a new work. It was established in 1999 and has resulted in works for diverse groups such as a community group for young people with learning disabilities, community choirs, experimental sound artists, youth orchestras, and children’s theatre.

The commission consists of a grant of $2,000, which is awarded to a professional composer to enable them to engage with a community group he/she has not worked with before. The aim is to support a collaborative process between the composer and a community group, and to create a series of resources based on the experiences of the two parties involved. A further $800 is available for the successful group to hold a public performance or concert for the resulting work.

We welcome submissions from New Zealand composers working with diverse community and cultural groups such as choir, orchestra, chamber, kapa haka (youth, schools, church, kaumātua, community), and other groups. Proposals for projects from composers should be emailed, with the completed application form, to info@sounz.org.nz by 5pm Monday 6 September 2021.

Download the entry form with terms and conditions here.

Further information, including previous SOUNZ Community Commissions, can be found on the SOUNZ website.

Further information in relation to this project, contact info@sounz.org.nz.

The SOUNZ Community Commission is made available through the generosity of a donor and is administered by SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music.


July 30, 2021 09:00 — September 06, 2021 17:00

CALL FOR SCORES: Easy Tunes for Tamariki

Opportunity

Wellington Branch IRMTNZ invites submissions of scores for beginner violin and cello students.

Wellington Branch IRMTNZ is planning to publish Easy Tunes for Tamariki, a collection of original pieces for violin and for cello submitted by composers from Aotearoa New Zealand. The music is to be appropriate for pupils from preliminary up to grade 2 level, and each is to include a simple piano accompaniment.

There is a shortage of published solo music for beginners up to grade 2 level by New Zealand composers for instruments other than piano. This project aims to help to rectify that situation.

A payment is available for the composers of the selected pieces, thanks to the generosity of a private benefactor.

Deadline for receipt of scores: 11.59 pm (NZT), 30 November 2021.

Click on the link below for full details.

Wellington Branch IRMTNZ invites submissions of scores for beginner violin and cello students.

Wellington Branch IRMTNZ is planning to publish Easy Tunes for Tamariki, a collection of original pieces for violin and for cello submitted by composers from Aotearoa New Zealand. The music is to be appropriate for pupils from preliminary up to grade 2 level, and each is to include a simple piano accompaniment.

There is a shortage of published solo music for beginners up to grade 2 level by New Zealand composers for instruments other than piano. This project aims to help to rectify that situation.

A payment is available for the composers of the selected pieces, thanks to the generosity of a private benefactor.

Deadline for receipt of scores: 11.59 pm (NZT), 30 November 2021.

Click on the link below for full details.

Wellington Branch IRMTNZ invites submissions of scores for beginner violin and cello students.

Wellington Branch IRMTNZ is planning to publish Easy Tunes for Tamariki, a collection of original pieces for violin and for cello submitted by composers from Aotearoa New Zealand. The music is to be appropriate for pupils from preliminary up to grade 2 level, and each is to include a simple piano accompaniment.

There is a shortage of published solo music for beginners up to grade 2 level by New Zealand composers for instruments other than piano. This project aims to help to rectify that situation.

A payment is available for the composers of the selected pieces, thanks to the generosity of a private benefactor.

Deadline for receipt of scores: 11.59 pm (NZT), 30 November 2021.

Click on the link below for full details.

August 02, 2021 00:00 — November 30, 2021 23:59

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

NZ String Quartet | MARTINBOROUGH (Opening Gala Concert) | National Tour 2021

Concert

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

Enjoy the NZSQ's premium concert experience in Martinborough. Elegantly dressed table settings await you, and your ticket includes a complimentary drink and afternoon tea, catered for by the Canapé Company, and served during interval. The Canapé Company has designed an array of exquisite food to complement the magnificent music of Mozart, Webster, Shostakovich, and Mendelssohn. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience, pairing the finest food and music, all within the historic Martinborough Town Hall.

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

Programme 2 sweeps from the sounds of late Mozart to contemporary NZ composer Louise Webster’s nostalgic 'this memory of earth'. Following Shostakovich’s emotive and impassioned String Quartet No. 11 is Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2 – an irresistible finale.

Mozart String Quartet No. 21, K. 575
Louise Webster 'this memory of earth'
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 11, Op. 122
Mendelssohn String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted on day of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

Enjoy the NZSQ's premium concert experience in Martinborough. Elegantly dressed table settings await you, and your ticket includes a complimentary drink and afternoon tea, catered for by the Canapé Company, and served during interval. The Canapé Company has designed an array of exquisite food to complement the magnificent music of Mozart, Webster, Shostakovich, and Mendelssohn. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience, pairing the finest food and music, all within the historic Martinborough Town Hall.

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

Programme 2 sweeps from the sounds of late Mozart to contemporary NZ composer Louise Webster’s nostalgic 'this memory of earth'. Following Shostakovich’s emotive and impassioned String Quartet No. 11 is Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2 – an irresistible finale.

Mozart String Quartet No. 21, K. 575
Louise Webster 'this memory of earth'
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 11, Op. 122
Mendelssohn String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted on day of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

Enjoy the NZSQ's premium concert experience in Martinborough. Elegantly dressed table settings await you, and your ticket includes a complimentary drink and afternoon tea, catered for by the Canapé Company, and served during interval. The Canapé Company has designed an array of exquisite food to complement the magnificent music of Mozart, Webster, Shostakovich, and Mendelssohn. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience, pairing the finest food and music, all within the historic Martinborough Town Hall.

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

Programme 2 sweeps from the sounds of late Mozart to contemporary NZ composer Louise Webster’s nostalgic 'this memory of earth'. Following Shostakovich’s emotive and impassioned String Quartet No. 11 is Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2 – an irresistible finale.

Mozart String Quartet No. 21, K. 575
Louise Webster 'this memory of earth'
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 11, Op. 122
Mendelssohn String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted on day of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

August 15, 2021 14:30 — August 15, 2021 16:45   ·   Martinborough Town Hall

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

NZ String Quartet | TAURANGA | National Tour 2021

Concert

The New Zealand String Quartet, now in its 34th season, will perform across Aotearoa throughout August and September for its 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire the senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of enlightening string quartet music.

Programme 2 sweeps from the sounds of late Mozart to contemporary NZ composer Louise Webster’s nostalgic this memory of earth. Following Shostakovich’s emotive and impassioned String Quartet No. 11 is Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2 – an irresistible finale.

Programme 2
Mozart String Quartet No. 21, K. 575
Louise Webster, this memory of earth
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 11, Op. 122
Mendelssohn String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

The New Zealand String Quartet, now in its 34th season, will perform across Aotearoa throughout August and September for its 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire the senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of enlightening string quartet music.

Programme 2 sweeps from the sounds of late Mozart to contemporary NZ composer Louise Webster’s nostalgic this memory of earth. Following Shostakovich’s emotive and impassioned String Quartet No. 11 is Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2 – an irresistible finale.

Programme 2
Mozart String Quartet No. 21, K. 575
Louise Webster, this memory of earth
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 11, Op. 122
Mendelssohn String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

The New Zealand String Quartet, now in its 34th season, will perform across Aotearoa throughout August and September for its 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire the senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of enlightening string quartet music.

Programme 2 sweeps from the sounds of late Mozart to contemporary NZ composer Louise Webster’s nostalgic this memory of earth. Following Shostakovich’s emotive and impassioned String Quartet No. 11 is Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2 – an irresistible finale.

Programme 2
Mozart String Quartet No. 21, K. 575
Louise Webster, this memory of earth
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 11, Op. 122
Mendelssohn String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

August 19, 2021 19:30 — August 19, 2021 21:30   ·   Baycourt X Space

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

Stroma | 20th Anniversary Concert

Concert

Featuring:

Alistair Fraser | taonga puoro
Bridget Douglas | flute

Programme:

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


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


Featuring:

Alistair Fraser | taonga puoro
Bridget Douglas | flute

Programme:

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


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


Featuring:

Alistair Fraser | taonga puoro
Bridget Douglas | flute

Programme:

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


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


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

NZ String Quartet | TAURANGA | National Tour 2021

Concert

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

“…superbly responsive, technically sharp, performances…a full, satisfying, musical meal…” John Button, The Dominion Post (Wellington)

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

In Programme 1, the warmth of Haydn’s ‘Sunrise’ Quartet is the perfect overture to the tui calls of the Marlborough Sounds that inspired Gareth Farr’s Te Koanga. Ligeti’s stimulating String Quartet No. 1, ‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’, brings contrasts of light and dark, before the ever-popular Dvořák’s String Quartet Op. 51.

Haydn String Quartet Opus 76 No. 4 ('Sunrise')
Gareth Farr 'Te Koanga'
Ligeti String Quartet No. 1 (‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’)
Dvořák String Quartet No. 10, Op. 51

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

“…superbly responsive, technically sharp, performances…a full, satisfying, musical meal…” John Button, The Dominion Post (Wellington)

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

In Programme 1, the warmth of Haydn’s ‘Sunrise’ Quartet is the perfect overture to the tui calls of the Marlborough Sounds that inspired Gareth Farr’s Te Koanga. Ligeti’s stimulating String Quartet No. 1, ‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’, brings contrasts of light and dark, before the ever-popular Dvořák’s String Quartet Op. 51.

Haydn String Quartet Opus 76 No. 4 ('Sunrise')
Gareth Farr 'Te Koanga'
Ligeti String Quartet No. 1 (‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’)
Dvořák String Quartet No. 10, Op. 51

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

“…superbly responsive, technically sharp, performances…a full, satisfying, musical meal…” John Button, The Dominion Post (Wellington)

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

In Programme 1, the warmth of Haydn’s ‘Sunrise’ Quartet is the perfect overture to the tui calls of the Marlborough Sounds that inspired Gareth Farr’s Te Koanga. Ligeti’s stimulating String Quartet No. 1, ‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’, brings contrasts of light and dark, before the ever-popular Dvořák’s String Quartet Op. 51.

Haydn String Quartet Opus 76 No. 4 ('Sunrise')
Gareth Farr 'Te Koanga'
Ligeti String Quartet No. 1 (‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’)
Dvořák String Quartet No. 10, Op. 51

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

August 20, 2021 19:30 — August 20, 2021 21:30   ·   Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

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

Encore - Hamilton Civic Choir

Concert

On Saturday 28th August at 5:00pm at St Peter’s Cathedral, Hamilton, and on Sunday 29th August at 2:30pm at Cambridge Town Hall, the Hamilton Civic Choir warmly welcomes you to enjoy a few of our favourite short songs from over the past few years, including music by David N. Childs and Douglas Mews. Our guest director for this concert is the vibrant Nicholas Forbes, who is sure to bring a new vision to these staples of our repertoire – ensuring a fresh sound for you all, and a concert that will bring the warmth of music to a cold winter weekend!

On Saturday 28th August at 5:00pm at St Peter’s Cathedral, Hamilton, and on Sunday 29th August at 2:30pm at Cambridge Town Hall, the Hamilton Civic Choir warmly welcomes you to enjoy a few of our favourite short songs from over the past few years, including music by David N. Childs and Douglas Mews. Our guest director for this concert is the vibrant Nicholas Forbes, who is sure to bring a new vision to these staples of our repertoire – ensuring a fresh sound for you all, and a concert that will bring the warmth of music to a cold winter weekend!

On Saturday 28th August at 5:00pm at St Peter’s Cathedral, Hamilton, and on Sunday 29th August at 2:30pm at Cambridge Town Hall, the Hamilton Civic Choir warmly welcomes you to enjoy a few of our favourite short songs from over the past few years, including music by David N. Childs and Douglas Mews. Our guest director for this concert is the vibrant Nicholas Forbes, who is sure to bring a new vision to these staples of our repertoire – ensuring a fresh sound for you all, and a concert that will bring the warmth of music to a cold winter weekend!

August 28, 2021 17:00 — August 29, 2021 15:40   ·   St Peter's Cathedral, Hamilton and Cambridge Town Hall, Cambridge

NZ String Quartet | AUCKLAND (Devonport) | National Tour 2021

Concert

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

“…superbly responsive, technically sharp, performances…a full, satisfying, musical meal…” John Button, The Dominion Post (Wellington)

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

In Programme 1, the warmth of Haydn’s ‘Sunrise’ Quartet is the perfect overture to the tui calls of the Marlborough Sounds that inspired Gareth Farr’s Te Koanga. Ligeti’s stimulating String Quartet No. 1, ‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’, brings contrasts of light and dark, before the ever-popular Dvořák’s String Quartet Op. 51.

Haydn String Quartet Opus 76 No. 4 ('Sunrise')
Gareth Farr 'Te Koanga'
Ligeti String Quartet No. 1 (‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’)
Dvořák String Quartet No. 10, Op. 51

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

“…superbly responsive, technically sharp, performances…a full, satisfying, musical meal…” John Button, The Dominion Post (Wellington)

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

In Programme 1, the warmth of Haydn’s ‘Sunrise’ Quartet is the perfect overture to the tui calls of the Marlborough Sounds that inspired Gareth Farr’s Te Koanga. Ligeti’s stimulating String Quartet No. 1, ‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’, brings contrasts of light and dark, before the ever-popular Dvořák’s String Quartet Op. 51.

Haydn String Quartet Opus 76 No. 4 ('Sunrise')
Gareth Farr 'Te Koanga'
Ligeti String Quartet No. 1 (‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’)
Dvořák String Quartet No. 10, Op. 51

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

“…superbly responsive, technically sharp, performances…a full, satisfying, musical meal…” John Button, The Dominion Post (Wellington)

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

In Programme 1, the warmth of Haydn’s ‘Sunrise’ Quartet is the perfect overture to the tui calls of the Marlborough Sounds that inspired Gareth Farr’s Te Koanga. Ligeti’s stimulating String Quartet No. 1, ‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’, brings contrasts of light and dark, before the ever-popular Dvořák’s String Quartet Op. 51.

Haydn String Quartet Opus 76 No. 4 ('Sunrise')
Gareth Farr 'Te Koanga'
Ligeti String Quartet No. 1 (‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’)
Dvořák String Quartet No. 10, Op. 51

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

August 28, 2021 19:30 — August 28, 2021 21:30   ·   Holy Trinity Church Devonport

NZ String Quartet | AUCKLAND (Parnell) | National Tour 2021

Concert

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

“…superbly responsive, technically sharp, performances…a full, satisfying, musical meal…” John Button, The Dominion Post (Wellington)

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

Programme 2 sweeps from the sounds of late Mozart to contemporary NZ composer Louise Webster’s nostalgic this memory of earth. Following Shostakovich’s emotive and impassioned String Quartet No. 11 is Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2– an irresistible finale.

Mozart String Quartet No. 21, K. 575
Louise Webster 'this memory of earth'
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 11, Op. 122
Mendelssohn String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

“…superbly responsive, technically sharp, performances…a full, satisfying, musical meal…” John Button, The Dominion Post (Wellington)

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

Programme 2 sweeps from the sounds of late Mozart to contemporary NZ composer Louise Webster’s nostalgic this memory of earth. Following Shostakovich’s emotive and impassioned String Quartet No. 11 is Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2– an irresistible finale.

Mozart String Quartet No. 21, K. 575
Louise Webster 'this memory of earth'
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 11, Op. 122
Mendelssohn String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

“…superbly responsive, technically sharp, performances…a full, satisfying, musical meal…” John Button, The Dominion Post (Wellington)

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

Programme 2 sweeps from the sounds of late Mozart to contemporary NZ composer Louise Webster’s nostalgic this memory of earth. Following Shostakovich’s emotive and impassioned String Quartet No. 11 is Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2– an irresistible finale.

Mozart String Quartet No. 21, K. 575
Louise Webster 'this memory of earth'
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 11, Op. 122
Mendelssohn String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

August 29, 2021 16:00 — August 29, 2021 18:00   ·   Jubilee Building - Parnell Community Centre

NZ String Quartet | DUNEDIN | National Tour 2021

Concert

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

“…superbly responsive, technically sharp, performances…a full, satisfying, musical meal…” John Button, The Dominion Post (Wellington)

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

In Programme 1, the warmth of Haydn’s ‘Sunrise’ Quartet is the perfect overture to the tui calls of the Marlborough Sounds that inspired Gareth Farr’s Te Koanga. Ligeti’s stimulating String Quartet No. 1, ‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’, brings contrasts of light and dark, before the ever-popular Dvořák’s String Quartet Op. 51.

Haydn String Quartet Opus 76 No. 4 ('Sunrise')
Gareth Farr 'Te Koanga'
Ligeti String Quartet No. 1 (‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’)
Dvořák String Quartet No. 10, Op. 51

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

“…superbly responsive, technically sharp, performances…a full, satisfying, musical meal…” John Button, The Dominion Post (Wellington)

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

In Programme 1, the warmth of Haydn’s ‘Sunrise’ Quartet is the perfect overture to the tui calls of the Marlborough Sounds that inspired Gareth Farr’s Te Koanga. Ligeti’s stimulating String Quartet No. 1, ‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’, brings contrasts of light and dark, before the ever-popular Dvořák’s String Quartet Op. 51.

Haydn String Quartet Opus 76 No. 4 ('Sunrise')
Gareth Farr 'Te Koanga'
Ligeti String Quartet No. 1 (‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’)
Dvořák String Quartet No. 10, Op. 51

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

“…superbly responsive, technically sharp, performances…a full, satisfying, musical meal…” John Button, The Dominion Post (Wellington)

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

In Programme 1, the warmth of Haydn’s ‘Sunrise’ Quartet is the perfect overture to the tui calls of the Marlborough Sounds that inspired Gareth Farr’s Te Koanga. Ligeti’s stimulating String Quartet No. 1, ‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’, brings contrasts of light and dark, before the ever-popular Dvořák’s String Quartet Op. 51.

Haydn String Quartet Opus 76 No. 4 ('Sunrise')
Gareth Farr 'Te Koanga'
Ligeti String Quartet No. 1 (‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’)
Dvořák String Quartet No. 10, Op. 51

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

September 02, 2021 19:30 — September 02, 2021 21:30   ·   Knox Church

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

NZ String Quartet | BLENHEIM | National Tour 2021

Concert

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

“…superbly responsive, technically sharp, performances…a full, satisfying, musical meal…” John Button, The Dominion Post (Wellington)

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

In Programme 1, the warmth of Haydn’s ‘Sunrise’ Quartet is the perfect overture to the tui calls of the Marlborough Sounds that inspired Gareth Farr’s Te Koanga. Ligeti’s stimulating String Quartet No. 1, ‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’, brings contrasts of light and dark, before the ever-popular Dvořák’s String Quartet Op. 51.

Haydn String Quartet Opus 76 No. 4 ('Sunrise')
Gareth Farr 'Te Koanga'
Ligeti String Quartet No. 1 (‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’)
Dvořák String Quartet No. 10, Op. 51

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

“…superbly responsive, technically sharp, performances…a full, satisfying, musical meal…” John Button, The Dominion Post (Wellington)

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

In Programme 1, the warmth of Haydn’s ‘Sunrise’ Quartet is the perfect overture to the tui calls of the Marlborough Sounds that inspired Gareth Farr’s Te Koanga. Ligeti’s stimulating String Quartet No. 1, ‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’, brings contrasts of light and dark, before the ever-popular Dvořák’s String Quartet Op. 51.

Haydn String Quartet Opus 76 No. 4 ('Sunrise')
Gareth Farr 'Te Koanga'
Ligeti String Quartet No. 1 (‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’)
Dvořák String Quartet No. 10, Op. 51

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

“…superbly responsive, technically sharp, performances…a full, satisfying, musical meal…” John Button, The Dominion Post (Wellington)

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

In Programme 1, the warmth of Haydn’s ‘Sunrise’ Quartet is the perfect overture to the tui calls of the Marlborough Sounds that inspired Gareth Farr’s Te Koanga. Ligeti’s stimulating String Quartet No. 1, ‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’, brings contrasts of light and dark, before the ever-popular Dvořák’s String Quartet Op. 51.

Haydn String Quartet Opus 76 No. 4 ('Sunrise')
Gareth Farr 'Te Koanga'
Ligeti String Quartet No. 1 (‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’)
Dvořák String Quartet No. 10, Op. 51

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

September 04, 2021 15:00 — September 04, 2021 17:00   ·   St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

NZ String Quartet | NELSON | National Tour 2021

Concert

The New Zealand String Quartet, now in its 34th season, will perform across Aotearoa throughout August and September for its 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire the senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of enlightening string quartet music.

Programme 2 sweeps from the sounds of late Mozart to contemporary NZ composer Louise Webster’s nostalgic 'this memory of earth'. Following Shostakovich’s emotive and impassioned String Quartet No. 11 is Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2 – an irresistible finale.

Programme 2
Mozart String Quartet No. 21, K. 575
Louise Webster, this memory of earth
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 11, Op. 122
Mendelssohn String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

The New Zealand String Quartet, now in its 34th season, will perform across Aotearoa throughout August and September for its 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire the senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of enlightening string quartet music.

Programme 2 sweeps from the sounds of late Mozart to contemporary NZ composer Louise Webster’s nostalgic 'this memory of earth'. Following Shostakovich’s emotive and impassioned String Quartet No. 11 is Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2 – an irresistible finale.

Programme 2
Mozart String Quartet No. 21, K. 575
Louise Webster, this memory of earth
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 11, Op. 122
Mendelssohn String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

The New Zealand String Quartet, now in its 34th season, will perform across Aotearoa throughout August and September for its 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire the senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of enlightening string quartet music.

Programme 2 sweeps from the sounds of late Mozart to contemporary NZ composer Louise Webster’s nostalgic 'this memory of earth'. Following Shostakovich’s emotive and impassioned String Quartet No. 11 is Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2 – an irresistible finale.

Programme 2
Mozart String Quartet No. 21, K. 575
Louise Webster, this memory of earth
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 11, Op. 122
Mendelssohn String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

September 05, 2021 16:00 — September 05, 2021 18:00   ·   25 NSOM Auditorium, Nelson Centre of Musical Arts

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

NZ String Quartet | WELLINGTON (Premium Concert Experience) | National Tour 2021

Concert

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

Enjoy the NZSQ's premium concert experience at Wellington's Public Trust Hall. Elegantly dressed table settings await you, and your ticket includes a complimentary drink and canapés served during interval. Our catering partner has designed an array of exquisite food to complement the magnificent music of Haydn, Gareth Farr, Ligeti, and Dvořák. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience, pairing the finest food and music, all within the grand historic setting of Public Trust Hall.

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

In Programme 1, the warmth of Haydn’s ‘Sunrise’ Quartet is the perfect overture to the tui calls of the Marlborough Sounds that inspired Gareth Farr’s Te Koanga. Ligeti’s stimulating String Quartet No. 1, ‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’, brings contrasts of light and dark, before the ever-popular Dvořák’s String Quartet Op. 51.

Haydn String Quartet Opus 76 No. 4 ('Sunrise')
Gareth Farr 'Te Koanga'
Ligeti String Quartet No. 1 (‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’)
Dvořák String Quartet No. 10, Op. 51

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted on day of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

Enjoy the NZSQ's premium concert experience at Wellington's Public Trust Hall. Elegantly dressed table settings await you, and your ticket includes a complimentary drink and canapés served during interval. Our catering partner has designed an array of exquisite food to complement the magnificent music of Haydn, Gareth Farr, Ligeti, and Dvořák. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience, pairing the finest food and music, all within the grand historic setting of Public Trust Hall.

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

In Programme 1, the warmth of Haydn’s ‘Sunrise’ Quartet is the perfect overture to the tui calls of the Marlborough Sounds that inspired Gareth Farr’s Te Koanga. Ligeti’s stimulating String Quartet No. 1, ‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’, brings contrasts of light and dark, before the ever-popular Dvořák’s String Quartet Op. 51.

Haydn String Quartet Opus 76 No. 4 ('Sunrise')
Gareth Farr 'Te Koanga'
Ligeti String Quartet No. 1 (‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’)
Dvořák String Quartet No. 10, Op. 51

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted on day of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

Enjoy the NZSQ's premium concert experience at Wellington's Public Trust Hall. Elegantly dressed table settings await you, and your ticket includes a complimentary drink and canapés served during interval. Our catering partner has designed an array of exquisite food to complement the magnificent music of Haydn, Gareth Farr, Ligeti, and Dvořák. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience, pairing the finest food and music, all within the grand historic setting of Public Trust Hall.

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

In Programme 1, the warmth of Haydn’s ‘Sunrise’ Quartet is the perfect overture to the tui calls of the Marlborough Sounds that inspired Gareth Farr’s Te Koanga. Ligeti’s stimulating String Quartet No. 1, ‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’, brings contrasts of light and dark, before the ever-popular Dvořák’s String Quartet Op. 51.

Haydn String Quartet Opus 76 No. 4 ('Sunrise')
Gareth Farr 'Te Koanga'
Ligeti String Quartet No. 1 (‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’)
Dvořák String Quartet No. 10, Op. 51

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted on day of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

September 09, 2021 19:30 — September 09, 2021 21:45   ·   The Public Trust Building

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

NZ String Quartet | NAPIER | National Tour 2021

Concert

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

“…superbly responsive, technically sharp, performances…a full, satisfying, musical meal…” John Button, The Dominion Post (Wellington)

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

Programme 2 sweeps from the sounds of late Mozart to contemporary NZ composer Louise Webster’s nostalgic 'this memory of earth'. Following Shostakovich’s emotive and impassioned String Quartet No. 11 is Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2 – an irresistible finale.

Mozart String Quartet No. 21, K. 575
Louise Webster 'this memory of earth'
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 11, Op. 122
Mendelssohn String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2

Food and wine orders will be taken from 6:45pm, before the start of the concert at 7:30pm. Please arrive in plenty of time if you wish to place an order.

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

“…superbly responsive, technically sharp, performances…a full, satisfying, musical meal…” John Button, The Dominion Post (Wellington)

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

Programme 2 sweeps from the sounds of late Mozart to contemporary NZ composer Louise Webster’s nostalgic 'this memory of earth'. Following Shostakovich’s emotive and impassioned String Quartet No. 11 is Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2 – an irresistible finale.

Mozart String Quartet No. 21, K. 575
Louise Webster 'this memory of earth'
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 11, Op. 122
Mendelssohn String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2

Food and wine orders will be taken from 6:45pm, before the start of the concert at 7:30pm. Please arrive in plenty of time if you wish to place an order.

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

“…superbly responsive, technically sharp, performances…a full, satisfying, musical meal…” John Button, The Dominion Post (Wellington)

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

Programme 2 sweeps from the sounds of late Mozart to contemporary NZ composer Louise Webster’s nostalgic 'this memory of earth'. Following Shostakovich’s emotive and impassioned String Quartet No. 11 is Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2 – an irresistible finale.

Mozart String Quartet No. 21, K. 575
Louise Webster 'this memory of earth'
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 11, Op. 122
Mendelssohn String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2

Food and wine orders will be taken from 6:45pm, before the start of the concert at 7:30pm. Please arrive in plenty of time if you wish to place an order.

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

September 11, 2021 19:30 — September 11, 2021 21:30   ·   Church Road Winery

NZ String Quartet | CHRISTCHURCH | National Tour 2021

Concert

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

This programme is part of the Christopher's Classics concert series.

Purcell - Three Fantazias
Britten - String Quartet No. 2 in C
Gao Ping - Prayer Songs
Smetana - String Quartet No. 2 in D minor

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted on day of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

This programme is part of the Christopher's Classics concert series.

Purcell - Three Fantazias
Britten - String Quartet No. 2 in C
Gao Ping - Prayer Songs
Smetana - String Quartet No. 2 in D minor

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted on day of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

This programme is part of the Christopher's Classics concert series.

Purcell - Three Fantazias
Britten - String Quartet No. 2 in C
Gao Ping - Prayer Songs
Smetana - String Quartet No. 2 in D minor

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted on day of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

September 23, 2021 19:30 — September 23, 2021 21:30   ·   The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts

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

NZ String Quartet | WELLINGTON | National Tour 2021

Concert

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

“…superbly responsive, technically sharp, performances…a full, satisfying, musical meal…” John Button, The Dominion Post (Wellington)

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

Programme 2 sweeps from the sounds of late Mozart to contemporary NZ composer Louise Webster’s nostalgic 'this memory of earth'. Following Shostakovich’s emotive and impassioned String Quartet No. 11 is Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2 – an irresistible finale.

Mozart String Quartet No. 21, K. 575
Louise Webster 'this memory of earth'
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 11, Op. 122
Mendelssohn String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

“…superbly responsive, technically sharp, performances…a full, satisfying, musical meal…” John Button, The Dominion Post (Wellington)

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

Programme 2 sweeps from the sounds of late Mozart to contemporary NZ composer Louise Webster’s nostalgic 'this memory of earth'. Following Shostakovich’s emotive and impassioned String Quartet No. 11 is Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2 – an irresistible finale.

Mozart String Quartet No. 21, K. 575
Louise Webster 'this memory of earth'
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 11, Op. 122
Mendelssohn String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

“…superbly responsive, technically sharp, performances…a full, satisfying, musical meal…” John Button, The Dominion Post (Wellington)

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

Programme 2 sweeps from the sounds of late Mozart to contemporary NZ composer Louise Webster’s nostalgic 'this memory of earth'. Following Shostakovich’s emotive and impassioned String Quartet No. 11 is Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2 – an irresistible finale.

Mozart String Quartet No. 21, K. 575
Louise Webster 'this memory of earth'
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 11, Op. 122
Mendelssohn String Quartet Op. 13, No. 2

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded.

September 25, 2021 14:30 — September 25, 2021 16:30   ·   Victoria University Hunter Council Chamber

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Rotorua)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | The Noveltones (Bannockburn)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Bannockburn)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Wanaka)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Kerikeri)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

NZTrio | Dramatic Skies: Cumulus (Greytown)

Concert

Additional performances:

September 5th (Auckland)


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


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

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


Additional performances:

September 5th (Auckland)


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


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

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


Additional performances:

September 5th (Auckland)


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


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

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


October 10, 2021 16:00   ·   Greytown Music Group

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Lower Hutt)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Whanganui)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

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

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Warkworth)

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

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

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

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

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

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

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


November 03, 2021 19:00   ·   Christchurch Art Gallery

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

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra | Community Classics West: Ao Tūroa

Concert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NZTrio | Dramatic Skies: Cirrus (Auckland South)

Concert

Additional performances:

December 15th (Auckland Town Hall)


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


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


Additional performances:

December 15th (Auckland Town Hall)


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


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


Additional performances:

December 15th (Auckland Town Hall)


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


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


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

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | Triumph Over Tragedy

Concert

Stephen De Pledge | piano
Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Stephen De Pledge | piano
Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Stephen De Pledge | piano
Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

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


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

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

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


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

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

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

NZTrio | Dramatic Skies: Cirrus (Auckland Town Hall)

Concert

Additional performances:

November 6th (Nathan Homestead, Auckland)


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


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


Additional performances:

November 6th (Nathan Homestead, Auckland)


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


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


Additional performances:

November 6th (Nathan Homestead, Auckland)


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


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


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