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

SOUNZ Brass Composition Prize 2020

Opportunity

SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music, together with the Brass Band Association of New Zealand and CANZ (Composers’ Association of New Zealand) is proud to present a composition prize for works for solo brass instrument, with optional accompaniment. This is the third time this prize will be awarded. The winner will receive $400 and will have their work performed at the National Championships in Christchurch.

See a list of previous winners here.

Entries are due 9 am, Monday 11 May 2020


Click here for rules and conditions


SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music, together with the Brass Band Association of New Zealand and CANZ (Composers’ Association of New Zealand) is proud to present a composition prize for works for solo brass instrument, with optional accompaniment. This is the third time this prize will be awarded. The winner will receive $400 and will have their work performed at the National Championships in Christchurch.

See a list of previous winners here.

Entries are due 9 am, Monday 11 May 2020


Click here for rules and conditions


SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music, together with the Brass Band Association of New Zealand and CANZ (Composers’ Association of New Zealand) is proud to present a composition prize for works for solo brass instrument, with optional accompaniment. This is the third time this prize will be awarded. The winner will receive $400 and will have their work performed at the National Championships in Christchurch.

See a list of previous winners here.

Entries are due 9 am, Monday 11 May 2020


Click here for rules and conditions


February 10, 2020 09:00 — May 11, 2020 09:00

University of Otago | Philip Neill Memorial Prize in Music

Opportunity

Applications are now open for the 2020 Philip Neill Memorial Prize in Music. The competition is open to all past and present students of the universities of New Zealand and in 2020 is valued at $1500.


Topic: Compose a work for mezzo soprano, violin and piano using any text or texts.

  • You may substitute piano with electronic backing track or live electronics.
  • The work may be divided into more than one song, or may be a continuous piece.
  • The work should be between 10 - 15 minutes in duration.
  • The work should be written for professional musicians but must not be unreasonably difficult technically.
  • You must submit a full (physical) score as well as a MIDI recording of the work.

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


Applications are now open for the 2020 Philip Neill Memorial Prize in Music. The competition is open to all past and present students of the universities of New Zealand and in 2020 is valued at $1500.


Topic: Compose a work for mezzo soprano, violin and piano using any text or texts.

  • You may substitute piano with electronic backing track or live electronics.
  • The work may be divided into more than one song, or may be a continuous piece.
  • The work should be between 10 - 15 minutes in duration.
  • The work should be written for professional musicians but must not be unreasonably difficult technically.
  • You must submit a full (physical) score as well as a MIDI recording of the work.

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


February 11, 2020 09:00 — July 01, 2020 17:00

Lilburn Research Fellowship | National Library of New Zealand

Opportunity

The Lilburn Trust, in association with the Alexander Turnbull Library, is delighted to invite applications for the Lilburn Research Fellowship, 2021.

The aim of the Lilburn Research Fellowship is to encourage scholarly research leading to publication on some aspect of New Zealand and music, using the resources of the Archive of New Zealand Music and the wider published and unpublished collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library. The Lilburn Research Fellow would also have access to the general collections of the National Library of New Zealand as well as online resources.

The Fellowship is for one year and would commence in early 2021. The Fellow is expected to be based primarily at the National Library in Wellington for the term of tenure. Office space and facilities will be provided. The successful applicant will receive a grant of up to $70,000.

Further information, including conditions, application guidelines and previous recipients, can be found on the Douglas Lilburn website at:

http://www.douglaslilburn.org/lilburn_research_fellowship.html

More information about the Archive of New Zealand Music and other music collections can be found on the National Library of New Zealand website at:

https://natlib.govt.nz/collections/a-z/archive-of-new-zealand-music https://natlib.govt.nz/collections/a-z/music-collections-and-services

Please note that the closing date for applications is 17 May 2020.

For further enquiries, contact Keith McEwing: Keith.McEwing@dia.govt.nz; +64 4 470 4483


Tēnei te Rōpū Kaitiaki o Lilburn, te tuku ngātahi atu me te Whare Pukapuka o Alexander Turnbull i ngā pōwhiri mō te Te Whakawhiwhinga Tūranga o Lilburn, 2021.

Te whāinga ia o te Whakawhiwhinga Tūranga o Lilburn he whakatenatena i te rangahau hōhonu e puta ai he pukapuka mō tētahi āhuatanga o Aotearoa me te puoro, mā te whakamahi i ngā pūranga o te Pātaka Puoro o Aotearoa, me ngā pūranga whānui kē atu, ērā kua oti te whakaputa ā-pukapuka, ērā hoki kāore anō kia whakaputaina, o te Whare Pukapuka o Alexander Turnbull. Ka whai urunga hoki te kairangahau o Lilburn ki ngā kohinga whānui o te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa me ngā pūranga kei te ipurangi.

Ka haere te Whakawhiwhinga mō te kotahi tau, ā, ka tīmata i ngā marama tuatahi o 2021. Ka noho te Kairangahau mō te nuinga o te wā ki te Puna o Te Mātauranga i Te Whanganui-a-Tara mō te roanga o tōna noho i te whakawhiwhinga. Ka hoatu he tari, he rauemi mahi hoki ki a ia. Ka whiwhi te kaitono waimarie i tētahi pūtea tae atu ki te $70,000.

Ka taea te kite ētahi atu kōrero, tae atu hoki ki ngā ritenga, ngā aratohu tono me te rārangi o te hunga whiwhi i mua, i te pae tukutuku o Douglas Lilburn i:

http://www.douglaslilburn.org/lilburn_research_fellowship.html

Ka taea te kite ētahi atu kōrero mō te Pātaka Puoro o Aotearoa me ētahi atu kohinga puoro i te pae tukutuku o te Puna o Te Mātauranga i:

https://natlib.govt.nz/collections/a-z/archive-of-new-zealand-music https://natlib.govt.nz/collections/a-z/music-collections-and-services

Kia mōhio, ka kati ngā tono hei te 17 o Mei (Haratua) 2020.

Mō ētahi atu pātai, tēnā whakapā atu ki a Keith McEwing: Keith.McEwing@dia.govt.nz; +64 4 470 4483.


The Lilburn Trust, in association with the Alexander Turnbull Library, is delighted to invite applications for the Lilburn Research Fellowship, 2021.

The aim of the Lilburn Research Fellowship is to encourage scholarly research leading to publication on some aspect of New Zealand and music, using the resources of the Archive of New Zealand Music and the wider published and unpublished collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library. The Lilburn Research Fellow would also have access to the general collections of the National Library of New Zealand as well as online resources.

The Fellowship is for one year and would commence in early 2021. The Fellow is expected to be based primarily at the National Library in Wellington for the term of tenure. Office space and facilities will be provided. The successful applicant will receive a grant of up to $70,000.

Further information, including conditions, application guidelines and previous recipients, can be found on the Douglas Lilburn website at:

http://www.douglaslilburn.org/lilburn_research_fellowship.html

More information about the Archive of New Zealand Music and other music collections can be found on the National Library of New Zealand website at:

https://natlib.govt.nz/collections/a-z/archive-of-new-zealand-music https://natlib.govt.nz/collections/a-z/music-collections-and-services

Please note that the closing date for applications is 17 May 2020.

For further enquiries, contact Keith McEwing: Keith.McEwing@dia.govt.nz; +64 4 470 4483


Tēnei te Rōpū Kaitiaki o Lilburn, te tuku ngātahi atu me te Whare Pukapuka o Alexander Turnbull i ngā pōwhiri mō te Te Whakawhiwhinga Tūranga o Lilburn, 2021.

Te whāinga ia o te Whakawhiwhinga Tūranga o Lilburn he whakatenatena i te rangahau hōhonu e puta ai he pukapuka mō tētahi āhuatanga o Aotearoa me te puoro, mā te whakamahi i ngā pūranga o te Pātaka Puoro o Aotearoa, me ngā pūranga whānui kē atu, ērā kua oti te whakaputa ā-pukapuka, ērā hoki kāore anō kia whakaputaina, o te Whare Pukapuka o Alexander Turnbull. Ka whai urunga hoki te kairangahau o Lilburn ki ngā kohinga whānui o te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa me ngā pūranga kei te ipurangi.

Ka haere te Whakawhiwhinga mō te kotahi tau, ā, ka tīmata i ngā marama tuatahi o 2021. Ka noho te Kairangahau mō te nuinga o te wā ki te Puna o Te Mātauranga i Te Whanganui-a-Tara mō te roanga o tōna noho i te whakawhiwhinga. Ka hoatu he tari, he rauemi mahi hoki ki a ia. Ka whiwhi te kaitono waimarie i tētahi pūtea tae atu ki te $70,000.

Ka taea te kite ētahi atu kōrero, tae atu hoki ki ngā ritenga, ngā aratohu tono me te rārangi o te hunga whiwhi i mua, i te pae tukutuku o Douglas Lilburn i:

http://www.douglaslilburn.org/lilburn_research_fellowship.html

Ka taea te kite ētahi atu kōrero mō te Pātaka Puoro o Aotearoa me ētahi atu kohinga puoro i te pae tukutuku o te Puna o Te Mātauranga i:

https://natlib.govt.nz/collections/a-z/archive-of-new-zealand-music https://natlib.govt.nz/collections/a-z/music-collections-and-services

Kia mōhio, ka kati ngā tono hei te 17 o Mei (Haratua) 2020.

Mō ētahi atu pātai, tēnā whakapā atu ki a Keith McEwing: Keith.McEwing@dia.govt.nz; +64 4 470 4483.


The Lilburn Trust, in association with the Alexander Turnbull Library, is delighted to invite applications for the Lilburn Research Fellowship, 2021.

The aim of the Lilburn Research Fellowship is to encourage scholarly research leading to publication on some aspect of New Zealand and music, using the resources of the Archive of New Zealand Music and the wider published and unpublished collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library. The Lilburn Research Fellow would also have access to the general collections of the National Library of New Zealand as well as online resources.

The Fellowship is for one year and would commence in early 2021. The Fellow is expected to be based primarily at the National Library in Wellington for the term of tenure. Office space and facilities will be provided. The successful applicant will receive a grant of up to $70,000.

Further information, including conditions, application guidelines and previous recipients, can be found on the Douglas Lilburn website at:

http://www.douglaslilburn.org/lilburn_research_fellowship.html

More information about the Archive of New Zealand Music and other music collections can be found on the National Library of New Zealand website at:

https://natlib.govt.nz/collections/a-z/archive-of-new-zealand-music https://natlib.govt.nz/collections/a-z/music-collections-and-services

Please note that the closing date for applications is 17 May 2020.

For further enquiries, contact Keith McEwing: Keith.McEwing@dia.govt.nz; +64 4 470 4483


Tēnei te Rōpū Kaitiaki o Lilburn, te tuku ngātahi atu me te Whare Pukapuka o Alexander Turnbull i ngā pōwhiri mō te Te Whakawhiwhinga Tūranga o Lilburn, 2021.

Te whāinga ia o te Whakawhiwhinga Tūranga o Lilburn he whakatenatena i te rangahau hōhonu e puta ai he pukapuka mō tētahi āhuatanga o Aotearoa me te puoro, mā te whakamahi i ngā pūranga o te Pātaka Puoro o Aotearoa, me ngā pūranga whānui kē atu, ērā kua oti te whakaputa ā-pukapuka, ērā hoki kāore anō kia whakaputaina, o te Whare Pukapuka o Alexander Turnbull. Ka whai urunga hoki te kairangahau o Lilburn ki ngā kohinga whānui o te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa me ngā pūranga kei te ipurangi.

Ka haere te Whakawhiwhinga mō te kotahi tau, ā, ka tīmata i ngā marama tuatahi o 2021. Ka noho te Kairangahau mō te nuinga o te wā ki te Puna o Te Mātauranga i Te Whanganui-a-Tara mō te roanga o tōna noho i te whakawhiwhinga. Ka hoatu he tari, he rauemi mahi hoki ki a ia. Ka whiwhi te kaitono waimarie i tētahi pūtea tae atu ki te $70,000.

Ka taea te kite ētahi atu kōrero, tae atu hoki ki ngā ritenga, ngā aratohu tono me te rārangi o te hunga whiwhi i mua, i te pae tukutuku o Douglas Lilburn i:

http://www.douglaslilburn.org/lilburn_research_fellowship.html

Ka taea te kite ētahi atu kōrero mō te Pātaka Puoro o Aotearoa me ētahi atu kohinga puoro i te pae tukutuku o te Puna o Te Mātauranga i:

https://natlib.govt.nz/collections/a-z/archive-of-new-zealand-music https://natlib.govt.nz/collections/a-z/music-collections-and-services

Kia mōhio, ka kati ngā tono hei te 17 o Mei (Haratua) 2020.

Mō ētahi atu pātai, tēnā whakapā atu ki a Keith McEwing: Keith.McEwing@dia.govt.nz; +64 4 470 4483.


February 11, 2020 09:00 — May 17, 2020 17:00

POSTPONED: AUGmented STRORK

Concert

This event has been postponed. We will update this page when more information is available.


A rare chance to hear a handful of premieres in one go...

STRORK is a String Orchestra that specializes in improvisation. Begun in 1996, the group is ever-changing and unpredictable. For this event it will be augmented by players from other orchestras to create a fuller sound with which to fill the intimate venue. This will be the first time to perform many varied compositions by some lesser-known local composers.

Including works by Kerian Varaine, Dean Hollebon, Tom Jensen, and Alan Starrett

Entry by Koha

This event has been postponed. We will update this page when more information is available.


A rare chance to hear a handful of premieres in one go...

STRORK is a String Orchestra that specializes in improvisation. Begun in 1996, the group is ever-changing and unpredictable. For this event it will be augmented by players from other orchestras to create a fuller sound with which to fill the intimate venue. This will be the first time to perform many varied compositions by some lesser-known local composers.

Including works by Kerian Varaine, Dean Hollebon, Tom Jensen, and Alan Starrett

Entry by Koha

This event has been postponed. We will update this page when more information is available.


A rare chance to hear a handful of premieres in one go...

STRORK is a String Orchestra that specializes in improvisation. Begun in 1996, the group is ever-changing and unpredictable. For this event it will be augmented by players from other orchestras to create a fuller sound with which to fill the intimate venue. This will be the first time to perform many varied compositions by some lesser-known local composers.

Including works by Kerian Varaine, Dean Hollebon, Tom Jensen, and Alan Starrett

Entry by Koha

March 29, 2020 15:00 — March 29, 2020 16:30   ·   Marama Hall, Otago University

POSTPONED: Dunedin Symphony Orchestra | Music Masters - Beethoven and Stravinsky

Concert

This event has been postponed. We will update this page when more information is available.


Kenneth Young | Conductor
Glenn Christensen | Violin

Mozart | Overture to ‘The Magic Flute’
Beethoven | Violin Concerto
Tabea Squire | Variations
Stravinsky | The Firebird Suite


Beethoven is a towering colossus in the history of music, known for his revolutionary stretching of the boundaries of musical convention. Although he wrote only one violin concerto, it is one of the most frequently performed. Violinist Glenn Christensen has appeared as a soloist with many Australian orchestras and ensembles, and is currently a member of the prestigious Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite are both based on mythical tales: Mozart’s with tantalising hints of Masonic links, and Stravinsky’s a vividly colourful portrayal of a Russian folk legend.

Tabea Squire’s Variations was composed in 2019 and is based on a well-known medieval pavane. She is one of New Zealand’s younger composers and already her works are performed around New Zealand and internationally.

Kenneth Young is both a composer (the 2020 University of Otago Mozart Fellow) and a conductor, so he has a unique combination of skills to apply to this concert’s wide-ranging repertoire.


This event has been postponed. We will update this page when more information is available.


Kenneth Young | Conductor
Glenn Christensen | Violin

Mozart | Overture to ‘The Magic Flute’
Beethoven | Violin Concerto
Tabea Squire | Variations
Stravinsky | The Firebird Suite


Beethoven is a towering colossus in the history of music, known for his revolutionary stretching of the boundaries of musical convention. Although he wrote only one violin concerto, it is one of the most frequently performed. Violinist Glenn Christensen has appeared as a soloist with many Australian orchestras and ensembles, and is currently a member of the prestigious Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite are both based on mythical tales: Mozart’s with tantalising hints of Masonic links, and Stravinsky’s a vividly colourful portrayal of a Russian folk legend.

Tabea Squire’s Variations was composed in 2019 and is based on a well-known medieval pavane. She is one of New Zealand’s younger composers and already her works are performed around New Zealand and internationally.

Kenneth Young is both a composer (the 2020 University of Otago Mozart Fellow) and a conductor, so he has a unique combination of skills to apply to this concert’s wide-ranging repertoire.


This event has been postponed. We will update this page when more information is available.


Kenneth Young | Conductor
Glenn Christensen | Violin

Mozart | Overture to ‘The Magic Flute’
Beethoven | Violin Concerto
Tabea Squire | Variations
Stravinsky | The Firebird Suite


Beethoven is a towering colossus in the history of music, known for his revolutionary stretching of the boundaries of musical convention. Although he wrote only one violin concerto, it is one of the most frequently performed. Violinist Glenn Christensen has appeared as a soloist with many Australian orchestras and ensembles, and is currently a member of the prestigious Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite are both based on mythical tales: Mozart’s with tantalising hints of Masonic links, and Stravinsky’s a vividly colourful portrayal of a Russian folk legend.

Tabea Squire’s Variations was composed in 2019 and is based on a well-known medieval pavane. She is one of New Zealand’s younger composers and already her works are performed around New Zealand and internationally.

Kenneth Young is both a composer (the 2020 University of Otago Mozart Fellow) and a conductor, so he has a unique combination of skills to apply to this concert’s wide-ranging repertoire.


April 04, 2020 19:30   ·   Dunedin Town Hall

POSTPONED: NZSO Shed Series | Wai

Concert

This event has been postponed. We will update this page when more information is available.


HAMISH MCKEICH | Conductor
ARIANA TIKAO | Taonga puoro

TORU TAKEMITSU | Archipelago S.
CHINARY UNG | Water Rings
KAIJA SAARIAHO | Nymphéa Reflection
PHILIP BROWNLEE / ARIANA TIKAO | Ko te tātai whetū


Wai features five outstanding 20th and 21st century works on the theme of water – its power, tranquillity, flow and different forms.

Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu’s Archipelago S. will have the NZSO dispersed into five groups like an archipelago of islands.

Water Rings is influenced by dance rhythms and folk tunes of composer Chinary Ung’s native Cambodia. Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho is renowned for sonic images of magnetic power, blending acoustic and electronic music. Her acclaimed Nymphéa Reflection features a poem whispered by the players, echoing the reflection of water.

Premiered in 2015, Ko te tātai whetū is a concerto for orchestra and taonga puoro. Featuring performer Ariana Tikao, it tells the story of Tāne’s journey between the underworld and the world of the living.


This event has been postponed. We will update this page when more information is available.


HAMISH MCKEICH | Conductor
ARIANA TIKAO | Taonga puoro

TORU TAKEMITSU | Archipelago S.
CHINARY UNG | Water Rings
KAIJA SAARIAHO | Nymphéa Reflection
PHILIP BROWNLEE / ARIANA TIKAO | Ko te tātai whetū


Wai features five outstanding 20th and 21st century works on the theme of water – its power, tranquillity, flow and different forms.

Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu’s Archipelago S. will have the NZSO dispersed into five groups like an archipelago of islands.

Water Rings is influenced by dance rhythms and folk tunes of composer Chinary Ung’s native Cambodia. Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho is renowned for sonic images of magnetic power, blending acoustic and electronic music. Her acclaimed Nymphéa Reflection features a poem whispered by the players, echoing the reflection of water.

Premiered in 2015, Ko te tātai whetū is a concerto for orchestra and taonga puoro. Featuring performer Ariana Tikao, it tells the story of Tāne’s journey between the underworld and the world of the living.


This event has been postponed. We will update this page when more information is available.


HAMISH MCKEICH | Conductor
ARIANA TIKAO | Taonga puoro

TORU TAKEMITSU | Archipelago S.
CHINARY UNG | Water Rings
KAIJA SAARIAHO | Nymphéa Reflection
PHILIP BROWNLEE / ARIANA TIKAO | Ko te tātai whetū


Wai features five outstanding 20th and 21st century works on the theme of water – its power, tranquillity, flow and different forms.

Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu’s Archipelago S. will have the NZSO dispersed into five groups like an archipelago of islands.

Water Rings is influenced by dance rhythms and folk tunes of composer Chinary Ung’s native Cambodia. Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho is renowned for sonic images of magnetic power, blending acoustic and electronic music. Her acclaimed Nymphéa Reflection features a poem whispered by the players, echoing the reflection of water.

Premiered in 2015, Ko te tātai whetū is a concerto for orchestra and taonga puoro. Featuring performer Ariana Tikao, it tells the story of Tāne’s journey between the underworld and the world of the living.


April 18, 2020 19:30   ·   TSB Bank Auditorium (Shed 6), Wellington

POSTPONED: NZSO Shed Series | Wai

Concert

This event has been postponed. We will update this page when more information is available.


HAMISH MCKEICH | Conductor
ARIANA TIKAO | Taonga puoro

TORU TAKEMITSU | Archipelago S.
CHINARY UNG | Water Rings
KAIJA SAARIAHO | Nymphéa Reflection
PHILIP BROWNLEE / ARIANA TIKAO | Ko te tātai whetū


Wai features five outstanding 20th and 21st century works on the theme of water – its power, tranquillity, flow and different forms.

Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu’s Archipelago S. will have the NZSO dispersed into five groups like an archipelago of islands.

Water Rings is influenced by dance rhythms and folk tunes of composer Chinary Ung’s native Cambodia. Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho is renowned for sonic images of magnetic power, blending acoustic and electronic music. Her acclaimed Nymphéa Reflection features a poem whispered by the players, echoing the reflection of water.

Premiered in 2015, Ko te tātai whetū is a concerto for orchestra and taonga puoro. Featuring performer Ariana Tikao, it tells the story of Tāne’s journey between the underworld and the world of the living. Presented in association with ISCM World New Music Days 2020.


This event has been postponed. We will update this page when more information is available.


HAMISH MCKEICH | Conductor
ARIANA TIKAO | Taonga puoro

TORU TAKEMITSU | Archipelago S.
CHINARY UNG | Water Rings
KAIJA SAARIAHO | Nymphéa Reflection
PHILIP BROWNLEE / ARIANA TIKAO | Ko te tātai whetū


Wai features five outstanding 20th and 21st century works on the theme of water – its power, tranquillity, flow and different forms.

Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu’s Archipelago S. will have the NZSO dispersed into five groups like an archipelago of islands.

Water Rings is influenced by dance rhythms and folk tunes of composer Chinary Ung’s native Cambodia. Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho is renowned for sonic images of magnetic power, blending acoustic and electronic music. Her acclaimed Nymphéa Reflection features a poem whispered by the players, echoing the reflection of water.

Premiered in 2015, Ko te tātai whetū is a concerto for orchestra and taonga puoro. Featuring performer Ariana Tikao, it tells the story of Tāne’s journey between the underworld and the world of the living. Presented in association with ISCM World New Music Days 2020.


This event has been postponed. We will update this page when more information is available.


HAMISH MCKEICH | Conductor
ARIANA TIKAO | Taonga puoro

TORU TAKEMITSU | Archipelago S.
CHINARY UNG | Water Rings
KAIJA SAARIAHO | Nymphéa Reflection
PHILIP BROWNLEE / ARIANA TIKAO | Ko te tātai whetū


Wai features five outstanding 20th and 21st century works on the theme of water – its power, tranquillity, flow and different forms.

Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu’s Archipelago S. will have the NZSO dispersed into five groups like an archipelago of islands.

Water Rings is influenced by dance rhythms and folk tunes of composer Chinary Ung’s native Cambodia. Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho is renowned for sonic images of magnetic power, blending acoustic and electronic music. Her acclaimed Nymphéa Reflection features a poem whispered by the players, echoing the reflection of water.

Premiered in 2015, Ko te tātai whetū is a concerto for orchestra and taonga puoro. Featuring performer Ariana Tikao, it tells the story of Tāne’s journey between the underworld and the world of the living. Presented in association with ISCM World New Music Days 2020.


April 21, 2020 19:30   ·   Q Theatre, Auckland

POSTPONED: Dunedin Symphony Orchestra | Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto – Birthday Celebrations

Concert

This event has been postponed. We will update this page when more information is available.


Tecwyn Evans | Conductor
John Chen | Piano

Beethoven | Overture to ‘Prometheus’
Beethoven | Piano Concerto No. 3
Anthony Ritchie | Symphony No. 1, 'Boum'


Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, written in 1801, is described as a masterpiece. It reveals the development of the emotional impact and intellectual depth in his music which evolved after his deafness began in 1796.

John Chen is a Malaysian-born New Zealand concert pianist, and in 2004 he became the youngest-ever winner of the Sydney International Piano Competition. After finishing his studies in Auckland, he continued in the USA, and his career now takes him to all corners of the world.

As well as celebrating 250 years since Beethoven’s birth, this concert also celebrates the 60th birthday of the Dunedin-based composer Anthony Ritchie who has been hailed “one of the greatest composers of his time”. His first symphony was composed in 1993 while he was the DSO’s Composer in Residence. The DSO is delighted to mark this milestone for a composer with whom its relationship has flourished, especially as May is New Zealand’s Music Month.


This event has been postponed. We will update this page when more information is available.


Tecwyn Evans | Conductor
John Chen | Piano

Beethoven | Overture to ‘Prometheus’
Beethoven | Piano Concerto No. 3
Anthony Ritchie | Symphony No. 1, 'Boum'


Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, written in 1801, is described as a masterpiece. It reveals the development of the emotional impact and intellectual depth in his music which evolved after his deafness began in 1796.

John Chen is a Malaysian-born New Zealand concert pianist, and in 2004 he became the youngest-ever winner of the Sydney International Piano Competition. After finishing his studies in Auckland, he continued in the USA, and his career now takes him to all corners of the world.

As well as celebrating 250 years since Beethoven’s birth, this concert also celebrates the 60th birthday of the Dunedin-based composer Anthony Ritchie who has been hailed “one of the greatest composers of his time”. His first symphony was composed in 1993 while he was the DSO’s Composer in Residence. The DSO is delighted to mark this milestone for a composer with whom its relationship has flourished, especially as May is New Zealand’s Music Month.


This event has been postponed. We will update this page when more information is available.


Tecwyn Evans | Conductor
John Chen | Piano

Beethoven | Overture to ‘Prometheus’
Beethoven | Piano Concerto No. 3
Anthony Ritchie | Symphony No. 1, 'Boum'


Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, written in 1801, is described as a masterpiece. It reveals the development of the emotional impact and intellectual depth in his music which evolved after his deafness began in 1796.

John Chen is a Malaysian-born New Zealand concert pianist, and in 2004 he became the youngest-ever winner of the Sydney International Piano Competition. After finishing his studies in Auckland, he continued in the USA, and his career now takes him to all corners of the world.

As well as celebrating 250 years since Beethoven’s birth, this concert also celebrates the 60th birthday of the Dunedin-based composer Anthony Ritchie who has been hailed “one of the greatest composers of his time”. His first symphony was composed in 1993 while he was the DSO’s Composer in Residence. The DSO is delighted to mark this milestone for a composer with whom its relationship has flourished, especially as May is New Zealand’s Music Month.


May 02, 2020 19:30   ·   Dunedin Town Hall

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | Houstoun Plays Brahms

Concert

BENJAMIN NORTHEY | chief conductor
MICHAEL HOUSTOUN | piano
ANTHONY FERNER | flute

CLAUDE DEBUSSY | Lindaraja (arr. Bill Hopkins) *
FELIX MENDELSSOHN | Symphony No 4 “Italian”
FRANCIS POULENC | Cantilena for Flute (arr. Chris Cree Brown)
JOHANNES BRAHMS | Concerto No. 1 for Piano

* NZ premiere


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

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

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


BENJAMIN NORTHEY | chief conductor
MICHAEL HOUSTOUN | piano
ANTHONY FERNER | flute

CLAUDE DEBUSSY | Lindaraja (arr. Bill Hopkins) *
FELIX MENDELSSOHN | Symphony No 4 “Italian”
FRANCIS POULENC | Cantilena for Flute (arr. Chris Cree Brown)
JOHANNES BRAHMS | Concerto No. 1 for Piano

* NZ premiere


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

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

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


BENJAMIN NORTHEY | chief conductor
MICHAEL HOUSTOUN | piano
ANTHONY FERNER | flute

CLAUDE DEBUSSY | Lindaraja (arr. Bill Hopkins) *
FELIX MENDELSSOHN | Symphony No 4 “Italian”
FRANCIS POULENC | Cantilena for Flute (arr. Chris Cree Brown)
JOHANNES BRAHMS | Concerto No. 1 for Piano

* NZ premiere


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

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

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


May 16, 2020 19:30   ·   Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch

Dunedin Symphony Orchestra | Reflections – Vaughan Williams’ Oboe Concerto

Concert

Tianyi Lu | Conductor
Thomas Hutchinson | Oboe

Ravel | Le Tombeau de Couperin
Vaughan Williams | Oboe Concerto
Gareth Farr | Le Temps est à la Pluie
Shostakovich | Chamber Symphony


Each of this programme’s works embodies their composer’s reflections on war or violent loss of life:

  • Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin’s movements are each dedicated to the memory of one of his friends who died fighting in World War I.
  • Vaughan Williams’ music is alternately contemplative and sinister reflecting how deeply his First World War experiences affected him.
  • New Zealand composer Gareth Farr’s Le Temps est à la Pluie is a threnody to those in the Pacific region adversely affected by nuclear testing.
  • Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 (transcribed by Rudolf Barshais as the ‘Chamber Symphony’ for strings) is dedicated ‘to the victims of fascism and war’.

Conductor Tianyi Lu continues her busy conducting schedule, with concerts in New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Lapland, the USA, Turkey, and Singapore.

Concerto soloist Thomas Hutchinson, the first New Zealander to win the prestigious 66th ARD competition in Munich in 2017, is now Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Oboist.


Tianyi Lu | Conductor
Thomas Hutchinson | Oboe

Ravel | Le Tombeau de Couperin
Vaughan Williams | Oboe Concerto
Gareth Farr | Le Temps est à la Pluie
Shostakovich | Chamber Symphony


Each of this programme’s works embodies their composer’s reflections on war or violent loss of life:

  • Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin’s movements are each dedicated to the memory of one of his friends who died fighting in World War I.
  • Vaughan Williams’ music is alternately contemplative and sinister reflecting how deeply his First World War experiences affected him.
  • New Zealand composer Gareth Farr’s Le Temps est à la Pluie is a threnody to those in the Pacific region adversely affected by nuclear testing.
  • Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 (transcribed by Rudolf Barshais as the ‘Chamber Symphony’ for strings) is dedicated ‘to the victims of fascism and war’.

Conductor Tianyi Lu continues her busy conducting schedule, with concerts in New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Lapland, the USA, Turkey, and Singapore.

Concerto soloist Thomas Hutchinson, the first New Zealander to win the prestigious 66th ARD competition in Munich in 2017, is now Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Oboist.


Tianyi Lu | Conductor
Thomas Hutchinson | Oboe

Ravel | Le Tombeau de Couperin
Vaughan Williams | Oboe Concerto
Gareth Farr | Le Temps est à la Pluie
Shostakovich | Chamber Symphony


Each of this programme’s works embodies their composer’s reflections on war or violent loss of life:

  • Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin’s movements are each dedicated to the memory of one of his friends who died fighting in World War I.
  • Vaughan Williams’ music is alternately contemplative and sinister reflecting how deeply his First World War experiences affected him.
  • New Zealand composer Gareth Farr’s Le Temps est à la Pluie is a threnody to those in the Pacific region adversely affected by nuclear testing.
  • Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 (transcribed by Rudolf Barshais as the ‘Chamber Symphony’ for strings) is dedicated ‘to the victims of fascism and war’.

Conductor Tianyi Lu continues her busy conducting schedule, with concerts in New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Lapland, the USA, Turkey, and Singapore.

Concerto soloist Thomas Hutchinson, the first New Zealander to win the prestigious 66th ARD competition in Munich in 2017, is now Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Oboist.


June 06, 2020 17:00   ·   King’s and Queen’s Performing Arts Centre, Dunedin

Dunedin Symphony Orchestra | Reflections – Vaughan Williams’ Oboe Concerto

Concert

Tianyi Lu | Conductor
Thomas Hutchinson | Oboe

Ravel | Le Tombeau de Couperin
Vaughan Williams | Oboe Concerto
Gareth Farr | Le Temps est à la Pluie
Shostakovich | Chamber Symphony


Each of this programme’s works embodies their composer’s reflections on war or violent loss of life:

  • Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin’s movements are each dedicated to the memory of one of his friends who died fighting in World War I.
  • Vaughan Williams’ music is alternately contemplative and sinister reflecting how deeply his First World War experiences affected him.
  • New Zealand composer Gareth Farr’s Le Temps est à la Pluie is a threnody to those in the Pacific region adversely affected by nuclear testing.
  • Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 (transcribed by Rudolf Barshais as the ‘Chamber Symphony’ for strings) is dedicated ‘to the victims of fascism and war’.

Conductor Tianyi Lu continues her busy conducting schedule, with concerts in New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Lapland, the USA, Turkey, and Singapore.

Concerto soloist Thomas Hutchinson, the first New Zealander to win the prestigious 66th ARD competition in Munich in 2017, is now Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Oboist.


Tianyi Lu | Conductor
Thomas Hutchinson | Oboe

Ravel | Le Tombeau de Couperin
Vaughan Williams | Oboe Concerto
Gareth Farr | Le Temps est à la Pluie
Shostakovich | Chamber Symphony


Each of this programme’s works embodies their composer’s reflections on war or violent loss of life:

  • Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin’s movements are each dedicated to the memory of one of his friends who died fighting in World War I.
  • Vaughan Williams’ music is alternately contemplative and sinister reflecting how deeply his First World War experiences affected him.
  • New Zealand composer Gareth Farr’s Le Temps est à la Pluie is a threnody to those in the Pacific region adversely affected by nuclear testing.
  • Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 (transcribed by Rudolf Barshais as the ‘Chamber Symphony’ for strings) is dedicated ‘to the victims of fascism and war’.

Conductor Tianyi Lu continues her busy conducting schedule, with concerts in New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Lapland, the USA, Turkey, and Singapore.

Concerto soloist Thomas Hutchinson, the first New Zealander to win the prestigious 66th ARD competition in Munich in 2017, is now Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Oboist.


Tianyi Lu | Conductor
Thomas Hutchinson | Oboe

Ravel | Le Tombeau de Couperin
Vaughan Williams | Oboe Concerto
Gareth Farr | Le Temps est à la Pluie
Shostakovich | Chamber Symphony


Each of this programme’s works embodies their composer’s reflections on war or violent loss of life:

  • Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin’s movements are each dedicated to the memory of one of his friends who died fighting in World War I.
  • Vaughan Williams’ music is alternately contemplative and sinister reflecting how deeply his First World War experiences affected him.
  • New Zealand composer Gareth Farr’s Le Temps est à la Pluie is a threnody to those in the Pacific region adversely affected by nuclear testing.
  • Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 (transcribed by Rudolf Barshais as the ‘Chamber Symphony’ for strings) is dedicated ‘to the victims of fascism and war’.

Conductor Tianyi Lu continues her busy conducting schedule, with concerts in New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Lapland, the USA, Turkey, and Singapore.

Concerto soloist Thomas Hutchinson, the first New Zealander to win the prestigious 66th ARD competition in Munich in 2017, is now Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Oboist.


June 07, 2020 15:00   ·   King’s and Queen’s Performing Arts Centre, Dunedin

Odense Symfoniorkester | Lilburn's Symphony No. 2

Concert

Programme:

Eichberg | Sedna
Tchaikovsky | Piano Concerto No. 1
Lilburn | Symphony No. 2 - Vincent Hardaker (NZ), conductor


With the annual workshops, the Odense Symphony Orchestra gives the young conductors the opportunity to gain experience in working with professional musicians. Prior to the workshop itself, many hours of study and preparation with score and piano have been passed in order to create a personal interpretation that is at the same time true to the composer's intentions. The big task on the podium is to translate sound, phrasing, tempo and expression - just with mimicry and gestures. Come hear the sounding result of the hard work.

Collaboration with the Royal Danish Music Conservatory.

Programme:

Eichberg | Sedna
Tchaikovsky | Piano Concerto No. 1
Lilburn | Symphony No. 2 - Vincent Hardaker (NZ), conductor


With the annual workshops, the Odense Symphony Orchestra gives the young conductors the opportunity to gain experience in working with professional musicians. Prior to the workshop itself, many hours of study and preparation with score and piano have been passed in order to create a personal interpretation that is at the same time true to the composer's intentions. The big task on the podium is to translate sound, phrasing, tempo and expression - just with mimicry and gestures. Come hear the sounding result of the hard work.

Collaboration with the Royal Danish Music Conservatory.

Programme:

Eichberg | Sedna
Tchaikovsky | Piano Concerto No. 1
Lilburn | Symphony No. 2 - Vincent Hardaker (NZ), conductor


With the annual workshops, the Odense Symphony Orchestra gives the young conductors the opportunity to gain experience in working with professional musicians. Prior to the workshop itself, many hours of study and preparation with score and piano have been passed in order to create a personal interpretation that is at the same time true to the composer's intentions. The big task on the podium is to translate sound, phrasing, tempo and expression - just with mimicry and gestures. Come hear the sounding result of the hard work.

Collaboration with the Royal Danish Music Conservatory.

June 11, 2020 19:30   ·   Carl Nielsen Salen, Odense Koncerthus, Odense, Denmark

Wellington Chamber Music SundayConcerts | NZTrio

Concert

Ludwig van Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor Op. 1, No. 3
Kriztos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | New Commission
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Maurice Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor


This is the new NZTrio with Amalia Hall (violin) – Concertmaster of Orchestra Wellington – and Somi Kim (piano) joining Ashley Brown (cello). This concert, which begins with the dark lyric beauty of Beethoven’s explosive C minor trio, will finish with the piano trio of Ravel – among the most treasured works written for violin, cello and piano. Between these two masterworks, the heart of the programme consists of a new commission by NZ composer Salina Fisher and moving pieces by composers who have made Canada home. Born in Greece, Kriztos Hatzis has been a composition professor in Toronto since 1995 and established an impressive reputation. The sinuous melodies that another Canadian, Dinuk Wijeratene, winds through Love Triangle evoke the sounds of Middle Eastern and North Indian music. Before the end of this work each of the three members of the trio have the opportunity to shine in dazzling solos.


Ludwig van Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor Op. 1, No. 3
Kriztos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | New Commission
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Maurice Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor


This is the new NZTrio with Amalia Hall (violin) – Concertmaster of Orchestra Wellington – and Somi Kim (piano) joining Ashley Brown (cello). This concert, which begins with the dark lyric beauty of Beethoven’s explosive C minor trio, will finish with the piano trio of Ravel – among the most treasured works written for violin, cello and piano. Between these two masterworks, the heart of the programme consists of a new commission by NZ composer Salina Fisher and moving pieces by composers who have made Canada home. Born in Greece, Kriztos Hatzis has been a composition professor in Toronto since 1995 and established an impressive reputation. The sinuous melodies that another Canadian, Dinuk Wijeratene, winds through Love Triangle evoke the sounds of Middle Eastern and North Indian music. Before the end of this work each of the three members of the trio have the opportunity to shine in dazzling solos.


Ludwig van Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor Op. 1, No. 3
Kriztos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | New Commission
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Maurice Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor


This is the new NZTrio with Amalia Hall (violin) – Concertmaster of Orchestra Wellington – and Somi Kim (piano) joining Ashley Brown (cello). This concert, which begins with the dark lyric beauty of Beethoven’s explosive C minor trio, will finish with the piano trio of Ravel – among the most treasured works written for violin, cello and piano. Between these two masterworks, the heart of the programme consists of a new commission by NZ composer Salina Fisher and moving pieces by composers who have made Canada home. Born in Greece, Kriztos Hatzis has been a composition professor in Toronto since 1995 and established an impressive reputation. The sinuous melodies that another Canadian, Dinuk Wijeratene, winds through Love Triangle evoke the sounds of Middle Eastern and North Indian music. Before the end of this work each of the three members of the trio have the opportunity to shine in dazzling solos.


June 14, 2020 15:00   ·   St Andrew's on The Terrace, Wellington

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra | Perspectives

Concert

Alpesh Chauhan | Conductor
Akiko Suwanai | Violin

Gillian Whitehead | Resurgences
Mendelssohn | Violin Concerto
Sibelius | Symphony No.2


Ask any violinist for their favourite concerto and there’s a good chance you’ll be told Mendelssohn. It’s one of those pieces in which musicians can always find new depths, no matter how familiar it is.

The same is true of Sibelius’s life affirming Second Symphony, warm and expansive music which ends in exultation.

Dame Gillian Whitehead has said Resurgences is about ‘living away from the sea and being drawn back to ideas of the sea, ideas that are very strong with all New Zealanders – looking out to distant horizons’.


Alpesh Chauhan | Conductor
Akiko Suwanai | Violin

Gillian Whitehead | Resurgences
Mendelssohn | Violin Concerto
Sibelius | Symphony No.2


Ask any violinist for their favourite concerto and there’s a good chance you’ll be told Mendelssohn. It’s one of those pieces in which musicians can always find new depths, no matter how familiar it is.

The same is true of Sibelius’s life affirming Second Symphony, warm and expansive music which ends in exultation.

Dame Gillian Whitehead has said Resurgences is about ‘living away from the sea and being drawn back to ideas of the sea, ideas that are very strong with all New Zealanders – looking out to distant horizons’.


Alpesh Chauhan | Conductor
Akiko Suwanai | Violin

Gillian Whitehead | Resurgences
Mendelssohn | Violin Concerto
Sibelius | Symphony No.2


Ask any violinist for their favourite concerto and there’s a good chance you’ll be told Mendelssohn. It’s one of those pieces in which musicians can always find new depths, no matter how familiar it is.

The same is true of Sibelius’s life affirming Second Symphony, warm and expansive music which ends in exultation.

Dame Gillian Whitehead has said Resurgences is about ‘living away from the sea and being drawn back to ideas of the sea, ideas that are very strong with all New Zealanders – looking out to distant horizons’.


June 18, 2020 20:00   ·   Auckland Town Hall

NZSO Podium Series | Provocateurs

Concert

GIANCARLO GUERRERO | conductor
VALENTINA LISITSA | piano

TABEA SQUIRE | Variations
PROKOFIEV | Piano Concerto No. 3
RACHMANINOV | The Isle of the Dead
BARTOK | Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin


Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero, renowned for his Grammy Award-winning recordings of contemporary American composers, conducts the NZSO in a clutch of provocative 20th-century classics.

Rachmaninov’s lush and brooding Isle of the Dead sprang from Arnold Böcklin’s painting of a looming island, approached by a lone rowboat carrying a coffin. Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin was originally a pantomime ballet depicting both the sounds of the urban jungle, but also the depravity within.

Valentina Lisitsa performs Prokofiev’s best-loved Piano Concerto, his third. Lisitsa, one of the first viral classical music stars, is now a globe-trotting concert pianist whose playing has been praised by The Guardian as displaying “a special combination of utterly self-assured virtuosity and real lyricism and communication.”

NZ composer Tabea Squire’s piece Variations is the first of her works to be premiered in an NZSO subscription series. The youngest ever composer to be awarded the NZSO/NYO Composer-in-Residence position, her works have been premiered in Melbourne, Adelaide, and London.


GIANCARLO GUERRERO | conductor
VALENTINA LISITSA | piano

TABEA SQUIRE | Variations
PROKOFIEV | Piano Concerto No. 3
RACHMANINOV | The Isle of the Dead
BARTOK | Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin


Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero, renowned for his Grammy Award-winning recordings of contemporary American composers, conducts the NZSO in a clutch of provocative 20th-century classics.

Rachmaninov’s lush and brooding Isle of the Dead sprang from Arnold Böcklin’s painting of a looming island, approached by a lone rowboat carrying a coffin. Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin was originally a pantomime ballet depicting both the sounds of the urban jungle, but also the depravity within.

Valentina Lisitsa performs Prokofiev’s best-loved Piano Concerto, his third. Lisitsa, one of the first viral classical music stars, is now a globe-trotting concert pianist whose playing has been praised by The Guardian as displaying “a special combination of utterly self-assured virtuosity and real lyricism and communication.”

NZ composer Tabea Squire’s piece Variations is the first of her works to be premiered in an NZSO subscription series. The youngest ever composer to be awarded the NZSO/NYO Composer-in-Residence position, her works have been premiered in Melbourne, Adelaide, and London.


GIANCARLO GUERRERO | conductor
VALENTINA LISITSA | piano

TABEA SQUIRE | Variations
PROKOFIEV | Piano Concerto No. 3
RACHMANINOV | The Isle of the Dead
BARTOK | Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin


Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero, renowned for his Grammy Award-winning recordings of contemporary American composers, conducts the NZSO in a clutch of provocative 20th-century classics.

Rachmaninov’s lush and brooding Isle of the Dead sprang from Arnold Böcklin’s painting of a looming island, approached by a lone rowboat carrying a coffin. Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin was originally a pantomime ballet depicting both the sounds of the urban jungle, but also the depravity within.

Valentina Lisitsa performs Prokofiev’s best-loved Piano Concerto, his third. Lisitsa, one of the first viral classical music stars, is now a globe-trotting concert pianist whose playing has been praised by The Guardian as displaying “a special combination of utterly self-assured virtuosity and real lyricism and communication.”

NZ composer Tabea Squire’s piece Variations is the first of her works to be premiered in an NZSO subscription series. The youngest ever composer to be awarded the NZSO/NYO Composer-in-Residence position, her works have been premiered in Melbourne, Adelaide, and London.


June 26, 2020 18:30   ·   Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

NZSO Podium Series | Provocateurs

Concert

GIANCARLO GUERRERO | conductor
VALENTINA LISITSA | piano

TABEA SQUIRE | Variations
PROKOFIEV | Piano Concerto No. 3
RACHMANINOV | The Isle of the Dead
BARTOK | Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin


Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero, renowned for his Grammy Award-winning recordings of contemporary American composers, conducts the NZSO in a clutch of provocative 20th-century classics.

Rachmaninov’s lush and brooding Isle of the Dead sprang from Arnold Böcklin’s painting of a looming island, approached by a lone rowboat carrying a coffin. Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin was originally a pantomime ballet depicting both the sounds of the urban jungle, but also the depravity within.

Valentina Lisitsa performs Prokofiev’s best-loved Piano Concerto, his third. Lisitsa, one of the first viral classical music stars, is now a globe-trotting concert pianist whose playing has been praised by The Guardian as displaying “a special combination of utterly self-assured virtuosity and real lyricism and communication.”

NZ composer Tabea Squire’s piece Variations is the first of her works to be premiered in an NZSO subscription series. The youngest ever composer to be awarded the NZSO/NYO Composer-in-Residence position, her works have been premiered in Melbourne, Adelaide, and London.


GIANCARLO GUERRERO | conductor
VALENTINA LISITSA | piano

TABEA SQUIRE | Variations
PROKOFIEV | Piano Concerto No. 3
RACHMANINOV | The Isle of the Dead
BARTOK | Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin


Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero, renowned for his Grammy Award-winning recordings of contemporary American composers, conducts the NZSO in a clutch of provocative 20th-century classics.

Rachmaninov’s lush and brooding Isle of the Dead sprang from Arnold Böcklin’s painting of a looming island, approached by a lone rowboat carrying a coffin. Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin was originally a pantomime ballet depicting both the sounds of the urban jungle, but also the depravity within.

Valentina Lisitsa performs Prokofiev’s best-loved Piano Concerto, his third. Lisitsa, one of the first viral classical music stars, is now a globe-trotting concert pianist whose playing has been praised by The Guardian as displaying “a special combination of utterly self-assured virtuosity and real lyricism and communication.”

NZ composer Tabea Squire’s piece Variations is the first of her works to be premiered in an NZSO subscription series. The youngest ever composer to be awarded the NZSO/NYO Composer-in-Residence position, her works have been premiered in Melbourne, Adelaide, and London.


GIANCARLO GUERRERO | conductor
VALENTINA LISITSA | piano

TABEA SQUIRE | Variations
PROKOFIEV | Piano Concerto No. 3
RACHMANINOV | The Isle of the Dead
BARTOK | Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin


Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero, renowned for his Grammy Award-winning recordings of contemporary American composers, conducts the NZSO in a clutch of provocative 20th-century classics.

Rachmaninov’s lush and brooding Isle of the Dead sprang from Arnold Böcklin’s painting of a looming island, approached by a lone rowboat carrying a coffin. Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin was originally a pantomime ballet depicting both the sounds of the urban jungle, but also the depravity within.

Valentina Lisitsa performs Prokofiev’s best-loved Piano Concerto, his third. Lisitsa, one of the first viral classical music stars, is now a globe-trotting concert pianist whose playing has been praised by The Guardian as displaying “a special combination of utterly self-assured virtuosity and real lyricism and communication.”

NZ composer Tabea Squire’s piece Variations is the first of her works to be premiered in an NZSO subscription series. The youngest ever composer to be awarded the NZSO/NYO Composer-in-Residence position, her works have been premiered in Melbourne, Adelaide, and London.


June 27, 2020 19:30   ·   Auckland Town Hall, Auckland

NZSO Podium Series | Idyllic

Concert

Giancarlo Guerrero | conductor
Valentina Lisitsa | piano

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Prokofiev | Piano Concerto No. 3
Beethoven | Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'


Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero has won six Grammys for his recordings as Music Director of the Nashville Symphony. Maestro Guerrero visits New Zealand to conduct a programme awash in musical landscapes.

When studying at the Royal College of Music, Douglas Lilburn was asked by his teacher Ralph Vaughan Williams, “isn’t it time you composed something?” Lilburn responded by writing the Drysdale Overture, a loving depiction of his family’s farm in the upper Turakina River Valley.

By contrast, Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony is his famous expression of his love of the German countryside. Replete with simulated cuckoo calls, country dances, babbling brooks and a wild storm; the 'Pastoral' nickname is well-earned.

Valentina Lisitsa performs Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto. One of the first viral classical music stars, with more than 214 million views on YouTube, Lisitsa is a highly sought after concert pianist, praised for “the aesthetic honesty of her performances.”


Giancarlo Guerrero | conductor
Valentina Lisitsa | piano

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Prokofiev | Piano Concerto No. 3
Beethoven | Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'


Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero has won six Grammys for his recordings as Music Director of the Nashville Symphony. Maestro Guerrero visits New Zealand to conduct a programme awash in musical landscapes.

When studying at the Royal College of Music, Douglas Lilburn was asked by his teacher Ralph Vaughan Williams, “isn’t it time you composed something?” Lilburn responded by writing the Drysdale Overture, a loving depiction of his family’s farm in the upper Turakina River Valley.

By contrast, Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony is his famous expression of his love of the German countryside. Replete with simulated cuckoo calls, country dances, babbling brooks and a wild storm; the 'Pastoral' nickname is well-earned.

Valentina Lisitsa performs Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto. One of the first viral classical music stars, with more than 214 million views on YouTube, Lisitsa is a highly sought after concert pianist, praised for “the aesthetic honesty of her performances.”


Giancarlo Guerrero | conductor
Valentina Lisitsa | piano

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Prokofiev | Piano Concerto No. 3
Beethoven | Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'


Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero has won six Grammys for his recordings as Music Director of the Nashville Symphony. Maestro Guerrero visits New Zealand to conduct a programme awash in musical landscapes.

When studying at the Royal College of Music, Douglas Lilburn was asked by his teacher Ralph Vaughan Williams, “isn’t it time you composed something?” Lilburn responded by writing the Drysdale Overture, a loving depiction of his family’s farm in the upper Turakina River Valley.

By contrast, Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony is his famous expression of his love of the German countryside. Replete with simulated cuckoo calls, country dances, babbling brooks and a wild storm; the 'Pastoral' nickname is well-earned.

Valentina Lisitsa performs Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto. One of the first viral classical music stars, with more than 214 million views on YouTube, Lisitsa is a highly sought after concert pianist, praised for “the aesthetic honesty of her performances.”


June 30, 2020 19:30   ·   TBD, Napier

NZSO Podium Series | Idyllic

Concert

Giancarlo Guerrero | conductor
Valentina Lisitsa | piano

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Prokofiev | Piano Concerto No. 3
Beethoven | Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'


Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero has won six Grammys for his recordings as Music Director of the Nashville Symphony. Maestro Guerrero visits New Zealand to conduct a programme awash in musical landscapes.

When studying at the Royal College of Music, Douglas Lilburn was asked by his teacher Ralph Vaughan Williams, “isn’t it time you composed something?” Lilburn responded by writing the Drysdale Overture, a loving depiction of his family’s farm in the upper Turakina River Valley.

By contrast, Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony is his famous expression of his love of the German countryside. Replete with simulated cuckoo calls, country dances, babbling brooks and a wild storm; the 'Pastoral' nickname is well-earned.

Valentina Lisitsa performs Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto. One of the first viral classical music stars, with more than 214 million views on YouTube, Lisitsa is a highly sought after concert pianist, praised for “the aesthetic honesty of her performances.”


Giancarlo Guerrero | conductor
Valentina Lisitsa | piano

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Prokofiev | Piano Concerto No. 3
Beethoven | Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'


Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero has won six Grammys for his recordings as Music Director of the Nashville Symphony. Maestro Guerrero visits New Zealand to conduct a programme awash in musical landscapes.

When studying at the Royal College of Music, Douglas Lilburn was asked by his teacher Ralph Vaughan Williams, “isn’t it time you composed something?” Lilburn responded by writing the Drysdale Overture, a loving depiction of his family’s farm in the upper Turakina River Valley.

By contrast, Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony is his famous expression of his love of the German countryside. Replete with simulated cuckoo calls, country dances, babbling brooks and a wild storm; the 'Pastoral' nickname is well-earned.

Valentina Lisitsa performs Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto. One of the first viral classical music stars, with more than 214 million views on YouTube, Lisitsa is a highly sought after concert pianist, praised for “the aesthetic honesty of her performances.”


Giancarlo Guerrero | conductor
Valentina Lisitsa | piano

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Prokofiev | Piano Concerto No. 3
Beethoven | Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'


Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero has won six Grammys for his recordings as Music Director of the Nashville Symphony. Maestro Guerrero visits New Zealand to conduct a programme awash in musical landscapes.

When studying at the Royal College of Music, Douglas Lilburn was asked by his teacher Ralph Vaughan Williams, “isn’t it time you composed something?” Lilburn responded by writing the Drysdale Overture, a loving depiction of his family’s farm in the upper Turakina River Valley.

By contrast, Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony is his famous expression of his love of the German countryside. Replete with simulated cuckoo calls, country dances, babbling brooks and a wild storm; the 'Pastoral' nickname is well-earned.

Valentina Lisitsa performs Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto. One of the first viral classical music stars, with more than 214 million views on YouTube, Lisitsa is a highly sought after concert pianist, praised for “the aesthetic honesty of her performances.”


July 01, 2020 19:30   ·   TBD, Taupo

NZSO Podium Series | Idyllic

Concert

Giancarlo Guerrero | conductor
Valentina Lisitsa | piano

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Prokofiev | Piano Concerto No. 3
Beethoven | Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'


Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero has won six Grammys for his recordings as Music Director of the Nashville Symphony. Maestro Guerrero visits New Zealand to conduct a programme awash in musical landscapes.

When studying at the Royal College of Music, Douglas Lilburn was asked by his teacher Ralph Vaughan Williams, “isn’t it time you composed something?” Lilburn responded by writing the Drysdale Overture, a loving depiction of his family’s farm in the upper Turakina River Valley.

By contrast, Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony is his famous expression of his love of the German countryside. Replete with simulated cuckoo calls, country dances, babbling brooks and a wild storm; the 'Pastoral' nickname is well-earned.

Valentina Lisitsa performs Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto. One of the first viral classical music stars, with more than 214 million views on YouTube, Lisitsa is a highly sought after concert pianist, praised for “the aesthetic honesty of her performances.”


Giancarlo Guerrero | conductor
Valentina Lisitsa | piano

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Prokofiev | Piano Concerto No. 3
Beethoven | Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'


Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero has won six Grammys for his recordings as Music Director of the Nashville Symphony. Maestro Guerrero visits New Zealand to conduct a programme awash in musical landscapes.

When studying at the Royal College of Music, Douglas Lilburn was asked by his teacher Ralph Vaughan Williams, “isn’t it time you composed something?” Lilburn responded by writing the Drysdale Overture, a loving depiction of his family’s farm in the upper Turakina River Valley.

By contrast, Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony is his famous expression of his love of the German countryside. Replete with simulated cuckoo calls, country dances, babbling brooks and a wild storm; the 'Pastoral' nickname is well-earned.

Valentina Lisitsa performs Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto. One of the first viral classical music stars, with more than 214 million views on YouTube, Lisitsa is a highly sought after concert pianist, praised for “the aesthetic honesty of her performances.”


Giancarlo Guerrero | conductor
Valentina Lisitsa | piano

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Prokofiev | Piano Concerto No. 3
Beethoven | Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'


Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero has won six Grammys for his recordings as Music Director of the Nashville Symphony. Maestro Guerrero visits New Zealand to conduct a programme awash in musical landscapes.

When studying at the Royal College of Music, Douglas Lilburn was asked by his teacher Ralph Vaughan Williams, “isn’t it time you composed something?” Lilburn responded by writing the Drysdale Overture, a loving depiction of his family’s farm in the upper Turakina River Valley.

By contrast, Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony is his famous expression of his love of the German countryside. Replete with simulated cuckoo calls, country dances, babbling brooks and a wild storm; the 'Pastoral' nickname is well-earned.

Valentina Lisitsa performs Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto. One of the first viral classical music stars, with more than 214 million views on YouTube, Lisitsa is a highly sought after concert pianist, praised for “the aesthetic honesty of her performances.”


July 02, 2020 19:30   ·   TBD, Tauranga

NZSO Podium Series | Idyllic

Concert

Giancarlo Guerrero | conductor
Valentina Lisitsa | piano

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Prokofiev | Piano Concerto No. 3
Beethoven | Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'


Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero has won six Grammys for his recordings as Music Director of the Nashville Symphony. Maestro Guerrero visits New Zealand to conduct a programme awash in musical landscapes.

When studying at the Royal College of Music, Douglas Lilburn was asked by his teacher Ralph Vaughan Williams, “isn’t it time you composed something?” Lilburn responded by writing the Drysdale Overture, a loving depiction of his family’s farm in the upper Turakina River Valley.

By contrast, Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony is his famous expression of his love of the German countryside. Replete with simulated cuckoo calls, country dances, babbling brooks and a wild storm; the 'Pastoral' nickname is well-earned.

Valentina Lisitsa performs Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto. One of the first viral classical music stars, with more than 214 million views on YouTube, Lisitsa is a highly sought after concert pianist, praised for “the aesthetic honesty of her performances.”


Giancarlo Guerrero | conductor
Valentina Lisitsa | piano

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Prokofiev | Piano Concerto No. 3
Beethoven | Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'


Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero has won six Grammys for his recordings as Music Director of the Nashville Symphony. Maestro Guerrero visits New Zealand to conduct a programme awash in musical landscapes.

When studying at the Royal College of Music, Douglas Lilburn was asked by his teacher Ralph Vaughan Williams, “isn’t it time you composed something?” Lilburn responded by writing the Drysdale Overture, a loving depiction of his family’s farm in the upper Turakina River Valley.

By contrast, Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony is his famous expression of his love of the German countryside. Replete with simulated cuckoo calls, country dances, babbling brooks and a wild storm; the 'Pastoral' nickname is well-earned.

Valentina Lisitsa performs Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto. One of the first viral classical music stars, with more than 214 million views on YouTube, Lisitsa is a highly sought after concert pianist, praised for “the aesthetic honesty of her performances.”


Giancarlo Guerrero | conductor
Valentina Lisitsa | piano

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Prokofiev | Piano Concerto No. 3
Beethoven | Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'


Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero has won six Grammys for his recordings as Music Director of the Nashville Symphony. Maestro Guerrero visits New Zealand to conduct a programme awash in musical landscapes.

When studying at the Royal College of Music, Douglas Lilburn was asked by his teacher Ralph Vaughan Williams, “isn’t it time you composed something?” Lilburn responded by writing the Drysdale Overture, a loving depiction of his family’s farm in the upper Turakina River Valley.

By contrast, Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony is his famous expression of his love of the German countryside. Replete with simulated cuckoo calls, country dances, babbling brooks and a wild storm; the 'Pastoral' nickname is well-earned.

Valentina Lisitsa performs Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto. One of the first viral classical music stars, with more than 214 million views on YouTube, Lisitsa is a highly sought after concert pianist, praised for “the aesthetic honesty of her performances.”


July 13, 2020 19:30   ·   TBD, Hamilton

Chamber Music NZ | Anna Im with Stephen De Pledge

Concert

Anna Im | Violin
Stephen De Pledge | Piano

Mozart | Violin Sonata No 18 in G major, K301
Lyell Cresswell | Chatoyance
Grieg | Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor, op 45
C Schumann | Three Romances for violin and piano, Op 22
Ysaye | Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor, Op 27, No 2
Weniawski | Variations on an Original Theme, op 15


Winner of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Anna Im and beloved New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge come together for a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Wieniawski and Clara Schumann. This is a celebration of the beauty of the violin and piano, and a chance to support exciting young talent.

Anna Im started playing the violin aged six and just two years later was invited to perform for the Thai Royal Family. After winning various competitions in Korea, Anna was awarded a full scholarship by the Korean Government to study at the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, and in 2012 she received a scholarship to study at the Millfield senior school in the UK.

Anna has studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia since 2014, and has maintained her tutelage with So-ock Kim since 2012. She has been kindly loaned instruments for her performances from the Beares International Violin Society.


Anna Im | Violin
Stephen De Pledge | Piano

Mozart | Violin Sonata No 18 in G major, K301
Lyell Cresswell | Chatoyance
Grieg | Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor, op 45
C Schumann | Three Romances for violin and piano, Op 22
Ysaye | Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor, Op 27, No 2
Weniawski | Variations on an Original Theme, op 15


Winner of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Anna Im and beloved New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge come together for a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Wieniawski and Clara Schumann. This is a celebration of the beauty of the violin and piano, and a chance to support exciting young talent.

Anna Im started playing the violin aged six and just two years later was invited to perform for the Thai Royal Family. After winning various competitions in Korea, Anna was awarded a full scholarship by the Korean Government to study at the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, and in 2012 she received a scholarship to study at the Millfield senior school in the UK.

Anna has studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia since 2014, and has maintained her tutelage with So-ock Kim since 2012. She has been kindly loaned instruments for her performances from the Beares International Violin Society.


Anna Im | Violin
Stephen De Pledge | Piano

Mozart | Violin Sonata No 18 in G major, K301
Lyell Cresswell | Chatoyance
Grieg | Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor, op 45
C Schumann | Three Romances for violin and piano, Op 22
Ysaye | Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor, Op 27, No 2
Weniawski | Variations on an Original Theme, op 15


Winner of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Anna Im and beloved New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge come together for a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Wieniawski and Clara Schumann. This is a celebration of the beauty of the violin and piano, and a chance to support exciting young talent.

Anna Im started playing the violin aged six and just two years later was invited to perform for the Thai Royal Family. After winning various competitions in Korea, Anna was awarded a full scholarship by the Korean Government to study at the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, and in 2012 she received a scholarship to study at the Millfield senior school in the UK.

Anna has studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia since 2014, and has maintained her tutelage with So-ock Kim since 2012. She has been kindly loaned instruments for her performances from the Beares International Violin Society.


July 21, 2020 19:30 — July 21, 2020 21:00   ·   Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

Chamber Music NZ | Anna Im with Stephen De Pledge

Concert

Anna Im | Violin
Stephen De Pledge | Piano

Mozart | Violin Sonata No 18 in G major, K301
Lyell Cresswell | Chatoyance
Grieg | Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor, op 45
C Schumann | Three Romances for violin and piano, Op 22
Ysaye | Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor, Op 27, No 2
Weniawski | Variations on an Original Theme, op 15


Winner of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Anna Im and beloved New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge come together for a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Wieniawski and Clara Schumann. This is a celebration of the beauty of the violin and piano, and a chance to support exciting young talent.

Anna Im started playing the violin aged six and just two years later was invited to perform for the Thai Royal Family. After winning various competitions in Korea, Anna was awarded a full scholarship by the Korean Government to study at the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, and in 2012 she received a scholarship to study at the Millfield senior school in the UK.

Anna has studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia since 2014, and has maintained her tutelage with So-ock Kim since 2012. She has been kindly loaned instruments for her performances from the Beares International Violin Society.


Anna Im | Violin
Stephen De Pledge | Piano

Mozart | Violin Sonata No 18 in G major, K301
Lyell Cresswell | Chatoyance
Grieg | Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor, op 45
C Schumann | Three Romances for violin and piano, Op 22
Ysaye | Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor, Op 27, No 2
Weniawski | Variations on an Original Theme, op 15


Winner of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Anna Im and beloved New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge come together for a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Wieniawski and Clara Schumann. This is a celebration of the beauty of the violin and piano, and a chance to support exciting young talent.

Anna Im started playing the violin aged six and just two years later was invited to perform for the Thai Royal Family. After winning various competitions in Korea, Anna was awarded a full scholarship by the Korean Government to study at the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, and in 2012 she received a scholarship to study at the Millfield senior school in the UK.

Anna has studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia since 2014, and has maintained her tutelage with So-ock Kim since 2012. She has been kindly loaned instruments for her performances from the Beares International Violin Society.


Anna Im | Violin
Stephen De Pledge | Piano

Mozart | Violin Sonata No 18 in G major, K301
Lyell Cresswell | Chatoyance
Grieg | Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor, op 45
C Schumann | Three Romances for violin and piano, Op 22
Ysaye | Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor, Op 27, No 2
Weniawski | Variations on an Original Theme, op 15


Winner of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Anna Im and beloved New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge come together for a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Wieniawski and Clara Schumann. This is a celebration of the beauty of the violin and piano, and a chance to support exciting young talent.

Anna Im started playing the violin aged six and just two years later was invited to perform for the Thai Royal Family. After winning various competitions in Korea, Anna was awarded a full scholarship by the Korean Government to study at the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, and in 2012 she received a scholarship to study at the Millfield senior school in the UK.

Anna has studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia since 2014, and has maintained her tutelage with So-ock Kim since 2012. She has been kindly loaned instruments for her performances from the Beares International Violin Society.


July 23, 2020 19:30   ·   The Piano, Christchurch

Chamber Music NZ | Anna Im with Stephen De Pledge

Concert

Anna Im | Violin
Stephen De Pledge | Piano

Beethoven | Violin Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 12, No 2
C Schumann | Three Romances for violin and piano, Op 22
Ysaye | Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor, Op 27, No 2
Lyell Cresswell | Chatoyance
Franck | Violin Sonata in A major


Winner of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Anna Im and beloved New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge come together for a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Wieniawski and Clara Schumann. This is a celebration of the beauty of the violin and piano, and a chance to support exciting young talent.

Anna Im started playing the violin aged six and just two years later was invited to perform for the Thai Royal Family. After winning various competitions in Korea, Anna was awarded a full scholarship by the Korean Government to study at the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, and in 2012 she received a scholarship to study at the Millfield senior school in the UK.

Anna has studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia since 2014, and has maintained her tutelage with So-ock Kim since 2012. She has been kindly loaned instruments for her performances from the Beares International Violin Society.


Anna Im | Violin
Stephen De Pledge | Piano

Beethoven | Violin Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 12, No 2
C Schumann | Three Romances for violin and piano, Op 22
Ysaye | Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor, Op 27, No 2
Lyell Cresswell | Chatoyance
Franck | Violin Sonata in A major


Winner of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Anna Im and beloved New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge come together for a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Wieniawski and Clara Schumann. This is a celebration of the beauty of the violin and piano, and a chance to support exciting young talent.

Anna Im started playing the violin aged six and just two years later was invited to perform for the Thai Royal Family. After winning various competitions in Korea, Anna was awarded a full scholarship by the Korean Government to study at the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, and in 2012 she received a scholarship to study at the Millfield senior school in the UK.

Anna has studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia since 2014, and has maintained her tutelage with So-ock Kim since 2012. She has been kindly loaned instruments for her performances from the Beares International Violin Society.


Anna Im | Violin
Stephen De Pledge | Piano

Beethoven | Violin Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 12, No 2
C Schumann | Three Romances for violin and piano, Op 22
Ysaye | Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor, Op 27, No 2
Lyell Cresswell | Chatoyance
Franck | Violin Sonata in A major


Winner of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Anna Im and beloved New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge come together for a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Wieniawski and Clara Schumann. This is a celebration of the beauty of the violin and piano, and a chance to support exciting young talent.

Anna Im started playing the violin aged six and just two years later was invited to perform for the Thai Royal Family. After winning various competitions in Korea, Anna was awarded a full scholarship by the Korean Government to study at the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, and in 2012 she received a scholarship to study at the Millfield senior school in the UK.

Anna has studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia since 2014, and has maintained her tutelage with So-ock Kim since 2012. She has been kindly loaned instruments for her performances from the Beares International Violin Society.


July 25, 2020 16:00   ·   Memorial Centre, Queenstown

Chamber Music NZ | Anna Im with Stephen De Pledge

Concert

Anna Im | Violin
Stephen De Pledge | Piano

Beethoven | Violin Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 12, No 2
C Schumann | Three Romances for violin and piano, Op 22
Ysaye | Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor, Op 27, No 2
Lyell Cresswell | Chatoyance
Franck | Violin Sonata in A major


Winner of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Anna Im and beloved New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge come together for a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Wieniawski and Clara Schumann. This is a celebration of the beauty of the violin and piano, and a chance to support exciting young talent.

Anna Im started playing the violin aged six and just two years later was invited to perform for the Thai Royal Family. After winning various competitions in Korea, Anna was awarded a full scholarship by the Korean Government to study at the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, and in 2012 she received a scholarship to study at the Millfield senior school in the UK.

Anna has studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia since 2014, and has maintained her tutelage with So-ock Kim since 2012. She has been kindly loaned instruments for her performances from the Beares International Violin Society.


Anna Im | Violin
Stephen De Pledge | Piano

Beethoven | Violin Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 12, No 2
C Schumann | Three Romances for violin and piano, Op 22
Ysaye | Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor, Op 27, No 2
Lyell Cresswell | Chatoyance
Franck | Violin Sonata in A major


Winner of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Anna Im and beloved New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge come together for a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Wieniawski and Clara Schumann. This is a celebration of the beauty of the violin and piano, and a chance to support exciting young talent.

Anna Im started playing the violin aged six and just two years later was invited to perform for the Thai Royal Family. After winning various competitions in Korea, Anna was awarded a full scholarship by the Korean Government to study at the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, and in 2012 she received a scholarship to study at the Millfield senior school in the UK.

Anna has studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia since 2014, and has maintained her tutelage with So-ock Kim since 2012. She has been kindly loaned instruments for her performances from the Beares International Violin Society.


Anna Im | Violin
Stephen De Pledge | Piano

Beethoven | Violin Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 12, No 2
C Schumann | Three Romances for violin and piano, Op 22
Ysaye | Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor, Op 27, No 2
Lyell Cresswell | Chatoyance
Franck | Violin Sonata in A major


Winner of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Anna Im and beloved New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge come together for a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Wieniawski and Clara Schumann. This is a celebration of the beauty of the violin and piano, and a chance to support exciting young talent.

Anna Im started playing the violin aged six and just two years later was invited to perform for the Thai Royal Family. After winning various competitions in Korea, Anna was awarded a full scholarship by the Korean Government to study at the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, and in 2012 she received a scholarship to study at the Millfield senior school in the UK.

Anna has studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia since 2014, and has maintained her tutelage with So-ock Kim since 2012. She has been kindly loaned instruments for her performances from the Beares International Violin Society.


July 31, 2020 19:30   ·   Gallagher Centre for Performing Arts, Hamilton

Chamber Music NZ | Anna Im with Stephen De Pledge

Concert

Anna Im | Violin
Stephen De Pledge | Piano

Mozart | Violin Sonata No 18 in G major, K301
Lyell Cresswell | Chatoyance
Grieg | Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor, op 45
C Schumann | Three Romances for violin and piano, Op 22
Ysaye | Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor, Op 27, No 2
Weniawski | Variations on an Original Theme, op 15


Winner of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Anna Im and beloved New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge come together for a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Wieniawski and Clara Schumann. This is a celebration of the beauty of the violin and piano, and a chance to support exciting young talent.

Anna Im started playing the violin aged six and just two years later was invited to perform for the Thai Royal Family. After winning various competitions in Korea, Anna was awarded a full scholarship by the Korean Government to study at the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, and in 2012 she received a scholarship to study at the Millfield senior school in the UK.

Anna has studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia since 2014, and has maintained her tutelage with So-ock Kim since 2012. She has been kindly loaned instruments for her performances from the Beares International Violin Society.


Anna Im | Violin
Stephen De Pledge | Piano

Mozart | Violin Sonata No 18 in G major, K301
Lyell Cresswell | Chatoyance
Grieg | Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor, op 45
C Schumann | Three Romances for violin and piano, Op 22
Ysaye | Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor, Op 27, No 2
Weniawski | Variations on an Original Theme, op 15


Winner of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Anna Im and beloved New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge come together for a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Wieniawski and Clara Schumann. This is a celebration of the beauty of the violin and piano, and a chance to support exciting young talent.

Anna Im started playing the violin aged six and just two years later was invited to perform for the Thai Royal Family. After winning various competitions in Korea, Anna was awarded a full scholarship by the Korean Government to study at the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, and in 2012 she received a scholarship to study at the Millfield senior school in the UK.

Anna has studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia since 2014, and has maintained her tutelage with So-ock Kim since 2012. She has been kindly loaned instruments for her performances from the Beares International Violin Society.


Anna Im | Violin
Stephen De Pledge | Piano

Mozart | Violin Sonata No 18 in G major, K301
Lyell Cresswell | Chatoyance
Grieg | Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor, op 45
C Schumann | Three Romances for violin and piano, Op 22
Ysaye | Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor, Op 27, No 2
Weniawski | Variations on an Original Theme, op 15


Winner of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Anna Im and beloved New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge come together for a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Wieniawski and Clara Schumann. This is a celebration of the beauty of the violin and piano, and a chance to support exciting young talent.

Anna Im started playing the violin aged six and just two years later was invited to perform for the Thai Royal Family. After winning various competitions in Korea, Anna was awarded a full scholarship by the Korean Government to study at the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, and in 2012 she received a scholarship to study at the Millfield senior school in the UK.

Anna has studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia since 2014, and has maintained her tutelage with So-ock Kim since 2012. She has been kindly loaned instruments for her performances from the Beares International Violin Society.


August 01, 2020 19:30   ·   TSB Showplace, New Plymouth

Waikanae Music Society | Tākiri Ensemble

Concert

Anna Leese | soprano
Maaike Beekman | mezzo
Manase Latu | tenor
Robert Tucker | baritone
Kirsten Robertson | piano

Featuring:

“Sure on this Shining Night”
Beethoven | Collection of songs
Mahler | 'Lieder' from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Works by American and New Zealand composers: Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, Morten Lauridsen, Anthony Ritchie and Bic Runga


Internationally acclaimed soprano Anna Leese returns to Waikanae with the Tākiri Ensemble, an exciting vocal ensemble of New Zealand musicians – four opera singers and a pianist.

Anna is one of this country’s most successful sopranos. Since her debut at the 2006 BBC Proms, she has sung at Covent Garden, the Royal Albert Hall and has performed for the Canadian Opera Company, Opera Köln, Flanders Opera, Opera Holland Park and our own New Zealand Opera.

She will be joined by experienced mezzo-soprano Maaike Beekman, who has performed widely in Europe and New Zealand.

Relatively new to the group is Tongan tenor Manase Latu. He studied music at the University of Auckland, and has won several competitions, including the 2018 New Zealand Aria. He was a finalist in the 2018 Lexus Song Quest and, most recently, won the 2019 Australian Singing Competition.

Baritone Robert Tucker sang opera professionally in England and Japan before returning to New Zealand where he appears regularly with New Zealand Opera.

Kirsten Robertson, one of this country’s most experienced vocal accompanists, has worked with such greats as Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Dame Malvina Major.

The programme will include solos, duos and ensembles by a wide variety of composers.


Anna Leese | soprano
Maaike Beekman | mezzo
Manase Latu | tenor
Robert Tucker | baritone
Kirsten Robertson | piano

Featuring:

“Sure on this Shining Night”
Beethoven | Collection of songs
Mahler | 'Lieder' from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Works by American and New Zealand composers: Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, Morten Lauridsen, Anthony Ritchie and Bic Runga


Internationally acclaimed soprano Anna Leese returns to Waikanae with the Tākiri Ensemble, an exciting vocal ensemble of New Zealand musicians – four opera singers and a pianist.

Anna is one of this country’s most successful sopranos. Since her debut at the 2006 BBC Proms, she has sung at Covent Garden, the Royal Albert Hall and has performed for the Canadian Opera Company, Opera Köln, Flanders Opera, Opera Holland Park and our own New Zealand Opera.

She will be joined by experienced mezzo-soprano Maaike Beekman, who has performed widely in Europe and New Zealand.

Relatively new to the group is Tongan tenor Manase Latu. He studied music at the University of Auckland, and has won several competitions, including the 2018 New Zealand Aria. He was a finalist in the 2018 Lexus Song Quest and, most recently, won the 2019 Australian Singing Competition.

Baritone Robert Tucker sang opera professionally in England and Japan before returning to New Zealand where he appears regularly with New Zealand Opera.

Kirsten Robertson, one of this country’s most experienced vocal accompanists, has worked with such greats as Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Dame Malvina Major.

The programme will include solos, duos and ensembles by a wide variety of composers.


Anna Leese | soprano
Maaike Beekman | mezzo
Manase Latu | tenor
Robert Tucker | baritone
Kirsten Robertson | piano

Featuring:

“Sure on this Shining Night”
Beethoven | Collection of songs
Mahler | 'Lieder' from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Works by American and New Zealand composers: Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, Morten Lauridsen, Anthony Ritchie and Bic Runga


Internationally acclaimed soprano Anna Leese returns to Waikanae with the Tākiri Ensemble, an exciting vocal ensemble of New Zealand musicians – four opera singers and a pianist.

Anna is one of this country’s most successful sopranos. Since her debut at the 2006 BBC Proms, she has sung at Covent Garden, the Royal Albert Hall and has performed for the Canadian Opera Company, Opera Köln, Flanders Opera, Opera Holland Park and our own New Zealand Opera.

She will be joined by experienced mezzo-soprano Maaike Beekman, who has performed widely in Europe and New Zealand.

Relatively new to the group is Tongan tenor Manase Latu. He studied music at the University of Auckland, and has won several competitions, including the 2018 New Zealand Aria. He was a finalist in the 2018 Lexus Song Quest and, most recently, won the 2019 Australian Singing Competition.

Baritone Robert Tucker sang opera professionally in England and Japan before returning to New Zealand where he appears regularly with New Zealand Opera.

Kirsten Robertson, one of this country’s most experienced vocal accompanists, has worked with such greats as Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Dame Malvina Major.

The programme will include solos, duos and ensembles by a wide variety of composers.


August 02, 2020 14:30   ·   Memorial Hall, Waikanae

Chamber Music NZ | Anna Im with Stephen De Pledge

Concert

Anna Im | Violin
Stephen De Pledge | Piano

Beethoven | Violin Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 12, No 2
C Schumann | Three Romances for violin and piano, Op 22
Ysaye | Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor, Op 27, No 2
Lyell Cresswell | Chatoyance
Franck | Violin Sonata in A major


Winner of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Anna Im and beloved New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge come together for a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Wieniawski and Clara Schumann. This is a celebration of the beauty of the violin and piano, and a chance to support exciting young talent.

Anna Im started playing the violin aged six and just two years later was invited to perform for the Thai Royal Family. After winning various competitions in Korea, Anna was awarded a full scholarship by the Korean Government to study at the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, and in 2012 she received a scholarship to study at the Millfield senior school in the UK.

Anna has studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia since 2014, and has maintained her tutelage with So-ock Kim since 2012. She has been kindly loaned instruments for her performances from the Beares International Violin Society.


Anna Im | Violin
Stephen De Pledge | Piano

Beethoven | Violin Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 12, No 2
C Schumann | Three Romances for violin and piano, Op 22
Ysaye | Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor, Op 27, No 2
Lyell Cresswell | Chatoyance
Franck | Violin Sonata in A major


Winner of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Anna Im and beloved New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge come together for a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Wieniawski and Clara Schumann. This is a celebration of the beauty of the violin and piano, and a chance to support exciting young talent.

Anna Im started playing the violin aged six and just two years later was invited to perform for the Thai Royal Family. After winning various competitions in Korea, Anna was awarded a full scholarship by the Korean Government to study at the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, and in 2012 she received a scholarship to study at the Millfield senior school in the UK.

Anna has studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia since 2014, and has maintained her tutelage with So-ock Kim since 2012. She has been kindly loaned instruments for her performances from the Beares International Violin Society.


Anna Im | Violin
Stephen De Pledge | Piano

Beethoven | Violin Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 12, No 2
C Schumann | Three Romances for violin and piano, Op 22
Ysaye | Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor, Op 27, No 2
Lyell Cresswell | Chatoyance
Franck | Violin Sonata in A major


Winner of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Anna Im and beloved New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge come together for a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Wieniawski and Clara Schumann. This is a celebration of the beauty of the violin and piano, and a chance to support exciting young talent.

Anna Im started playing the violin aged six and just two years later was invited to perform for the Thai Royal Family. After winning various competitions in Korea, Anna was awarded a full scholarship by the Korean Government to study at the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, and in 2012 she received a scholarship to study at the Millfield senior school in the UK.

Anna has studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia since 2014, and has maintained her tutelage with So-ock Kim since 2012. She has been kindly loaned instruments for her performances from the Beares International Violin Society.


August 02, 2020 16:00   ·   Concert Chamber, Whanganui War Memorial Centre

Chamber Music NZ | Anna Im with Stephen De Pledge

Concert

Anna Im | Violin
Stephen De Pledge | Piano

Mozart | Violin Sonata No 18 in G major, K301
Lyell Cresswell | Chatoyance
Grieg | Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor, op 45
C Schumann | Three Romances for violin and piano, Op 22
Ysaye | Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor, Op 27, No 2
Weniawski | Variations on an Original Theme, op 15


Winner of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Anna Im and beloved New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge come together for a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Wieniawski and Clara Schumann. This is a celebration of the beauty of the violin and piano, and a chance to support exciting young talent.

Anna Im started playing the violin aged six and just two years later was invited to perform for the Thai Royal Family. After winning various competitions in Korea, Anna was awarded a full scholarship by the Korean Government to study at the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, and in 2012 she received a scholarship to study at the Millfield senior school in the UK.

Anna has studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia since 2014, and has maintained her tutelage with So-ock Kim since 2012. She has been kindly loaned instruments for her performances from the Beares International Violin Society.


Anna Im | Violin
Stephen De Pledge | Piano

Mozart | Violin Sonata No 18 in G major, K301
Lyell Cresswell | Chatoyance
Grieg | Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor, op 45
C Schumann | Three Romances for violin and piano, Op 22
Ysaye | Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor, Op 27, No 2
Weniawski | Variations on an Original Theme, op 15


Winner of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Anna Im and beloved New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge come together for a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Wieniawski and Clara Schumann. This is a celebration of the beauty of the violin and piano, and a chance to support exciting young talent.

Anna Im started playing the violin aged six and just two years later was invited to perform for the Thai Royal Family. After winning various competitions in Korea, Anna was awarded a full scholarship by the Korean Government to study at the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, and in 2012 she received a scholarship to study at the Millfield senior school in the UK.

Anna has studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia since 2014, and has maintained her tutelage with So-ock Kim since 2012. She has been kindly loaned instruments for her performances from the Beares International Violin Society.


Anna Im | Violin
Stephen De Pledge | Piano

Mozart | Violin Sonata No 18 in G major, K301
Lyell Cresswell | Chatoyance
Grieg | Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor, op 45
C Schumann | Three Romances for violin and piano, Op 22
Ysaye | Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor, Op 27, No 2
Weniawski | Variations on an Original Theme, op 15


Winner of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Anna Im and beloved New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge come together for a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Wieniawski and Clara Schumann. This is a celebration of the beauty of the violin and piano, and a chance to support exciting young talent.

Anna Im started playing the violin aged six and just two years later was invited to perform for the Thai Royal Family. After winning various competitions in Korea, Anna was awarded a full scholarship by the Korean Government to study at the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, and in 2012 she received a scholarship to study at the Millfield senior school in the UK.

Anna has studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia since 2014, and has maintained her tutelage with So-ock Kim since 2012. She has been kindly loaned instruments for her performances from the Beares International Violin Society.


August 04, 2020 19:30   ·   MTG Century Theatre, Napier

Chamber Music NZ | Anna Im with Stephen De Pledge

Concert

Anna Im | Violin
Stephen De Pledge | Piano

Beethoven | Violin Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 12, No 2
C Schumann | Three Romances for violin and piano, Op 22
Ysaye | Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor, Op 27, No 2
Lyell Cresswell | Chatoyance
Franck | Violin Sonata in A major


Winner of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Anna Im and beloved New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge come together for a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Wieniawski and Clara Schumann. This is a celebration of the beauty of the violin and piano, and a chance to support exciting young talent.

Anna Im started playing the violin aged six and just two years later was invited to perform for the Thai Royal Family. After winning various competitions in Korea, Anna was awarded a full scholarship by the Korean Government to study at the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, and in 2012 she received a scholarship to study at the Millfield senior school in the UK.

Anna has studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia since 2014, and has maintained her tutelage with So-ock Kim since 2012. She has been kindly loaned instruments for her performances from the Beares International Violin Society.


Anna Im | Violin
Stephen De Pledge | Piano

Beethoven | Violin Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 12, No 2
C Schumann | Three Romances for violin and piano, Op 22
Ysaye | Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor, Op 27, No 2
Lyell Cresswell | Chatoyance
Franck | Violin Sonata in A major


Winner of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Anna Im and beloved New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge come together for a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Wieniawski and Clara Schumann. This is a celebration of the beauty of the violin and piano, and a chance to support exciting young talent.

Anna Im started playing the violin aged six and just two years later was invited to perform for the Thai Royal Family. After winning various competitions in Korea, Anna was awarded a full scholarship by the Korean Government to study at the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, and in 2012 she received a scholarship to study at the Millfield senior school in the UK.

Anna has studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia since 2014, and has maintained her tutelage with So-ock Kim since 2012. She has been kindly loaned instruments for her performances from the Beares International Violin Society.


Anna Im | Violin
Stephen De Pledge | Piano

Beethoven | Violin Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 12, No 2
C Schumann | Three Romances for violin and piano, Op 22
Ysaye | Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor, Op 27, No 2
Lyell Cresswell | Chatoyance
Franck | Violin Sonata in A major


Winner of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Anna Im and beloved New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge come together for a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Wieniawski and Clara Schumann. This is a celebration of the beauty of the violin and piano, and a chance to support exciting young talent.

Anna Im started playing the violin aged six and just two years later was invited to perform for the Thai Royal Family. After winning various competitions in Korea, Anna was awarded a full scholarship by the Korean Government to study at the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, and in 2012 she received a scholarship to study at the Millfield senior school in the UK.

Anna has studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia since 2014, and has maintained her tutelage with So-ock Kim since 2012. She has been kindly loaned instruments for her performances from the Beares International Violin Society.


August 06, 2020 19:30   ·   The Public Trust Building, Wellington

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | Tūmahana: Exchange

Concert

JUANITA HEPI (TE HAPŪ O NGĀTI WHEKE) | artistic director
DANNY SYME | co-director/head trainer
HAMISH OLIVER | composer


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

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


JUANITA HEPI (TE HAPŪ O NGĀTI WHEKE) | artistic director
DANNY SYME | co-director/head trainer
HAMISH OLIVER | composer


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

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


JUANITA HEPI (TE HAPŪ O NGĀTI WHEKE) | artistic director
DANNY SYME | co-director/head trainer
HAMISH OLIVER | composer


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

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


August 08, 2020 19:30   ·   Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch

Blackbird Ensemble | Futuristic Chamber Fusion

Tour

Programme: TBA


Claire Cowan’s Blackbird Ensemble are thrill-seekers, liberty takers and musical magpies inviting you into their treasure-filled nest. Aiming to move you and groove you against a backdrop of a futuristic dystopia, they explore ideas about the future, technology and its impact on our lives and planet, and our interconnectedness and interdependence as human beings in society.

This ground-breaking young New Zealand ensemble walks the line between genres with traditional instruments and weird and wonderful new ones. In this concert Blackbird Ensemble explores new territories through a retro-futurist lens, creating ritualistic performances of music spanning multiple centuries, that will leave you feeling like you’ve time-travelled into a strange new reality.


Programme: TBA


Claire Cowan’s Blackbird Ensemble are thrill-seekers, liberty takers and musical magpies inviting you into their treasure-filled nest. Aiming to move you and groove you against a backdrop of a futuristic dystopia, they explore ideas about the future, technology and its impact on our lives and planet, and our interconnectedness and interdependence as human beings in society.

This ground-breaking young New Zealand ensemble walks the line between genres with traditional instruments and weird and wonderful new ones. In this concert Blackbird Ensemble explores new territories through a retro-futurist lens, creating ritualistic performances of music spanning multiple centuries, that will leave you feeling like you’ve time-travelled into a strange new reality.


Programme: TBA


Claire Cowan’s Blackbird Ensemble are thrill-seekers, liberty takers and musical magpies inviting you into their treasure-filled nest. Aiming to move you and groove you against a backdrop of a futuristic dystopia, they explore ideas about the future, technology and its impact on our lives and planet, and our interconnectedness and interdependence as human beings in society.

This ground-breaking young New Zealand ensemble walks the line between genres with traditional instruments and weird and wonderful new ones. In this concert Blackbird Ensemble explores new territories through a retro-futurist lens, creating ritualistic performances of music spanning multiple centuries, that will leave you feeling like you’ve time-travelled into a strange new reality.


August 26, 2020 19:30 — August 26, 2020 21:00   ·   TSB Showplace, New Plymouth

NZSO Shed Series | Cadence

Concert

Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | electric cello

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | electric cello

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | electric cello

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Blackbird Ensemble | Futuristic Chamber Fusion

Concert

Programme: TBA


Claire Cowan’s Blackbird Ensemble are thrill-seekers, liberty takers and musical magpies inviting you into their treasure-filled nest. Aiming to move you and groove you against a backdrop of a futuristic dystopia, they explore ideas about the future, technology and its impact on our lives and planet, and our interconnectedness and interdependence as human beings in society.

This ground-breaking young New Zealand ensemble walks the line between genres with traditional instruments and weird and wonderful new ones. In this concert Blackbird Ensemble explores new territories through a retro-futurist lens, creating ritualistic performances of music spanning multiple centuries, that will leave you feeling like you’ve time-travelled into a strange new reality.


Programme: TBA


Claire Cowan’s Blackbird Ensemble are thrill-seekers, liberty takers and musical magpies inviting you into their treasure-filled nest. Aiming to move you and groove you against a backdrop of a futuristic dystopia, they explore ideas about the future, technology and its impact on our lives and planet, and our interconnectedness and interdependence as human beings in society.

This ground-breaking young New Zealand ensemble walks the line between genres with traditional instruments and weird and wonderful new ones. In this concert Blackbird Ensemble explores new territories through a retro-futurist lens, creating ritualistic performances of music spanning multiple centuries, that will leave you feeling like you’ve time-travelled into a strange new reality.


Programme: TBA


Claire Cowan’s Blackbird Ensemble are thrill-seekers, liberty takers and musical magpies inviting you into their treasure-filled nest. Aiming to move you and groove you against a backdrop of a futuristic dystopia, they explore ideas about the future, technology and its impact on our lives and planet, and our interconnectedness and interdependence as human beings in society.

This ground-breaking young New Zealand ensemble walks the line between genres with traditional instruments and weird and wonderful new ones. In this concert Blackbird Ensemble explores new territories through a retro-futurist lens, creating ritualistic performances of music spanning multiple centuries, that will leave you feeling like you’ve time-travelled into a strange new reality.


August 28, 2020 19:30   ·   The Globe, Palmerston North

NZSO Podium Series | Passion

Concert

Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | cello

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


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

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

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


Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | cello

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


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

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

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


Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | cello

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


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

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

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


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

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | Joyful Sound

Concert

BENJAMIN NORTHEY | chief conductor
DAVID MCGREGOR | clarinet

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART | Overture to Don Giovanni
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART | Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622
ANTHONY RITCHIE | Symphony No. 5 *

* World premiere


Having watched his father conduct Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony at the inaugural concert of the Christchurch Town Hall in 1972, Anthony Ritchie had some of his most formative and positive musical experiences in this building. The CSO is delighted to perform the world premiere of Anthony Ritchie’s fifth symphony, written for the orchestra to celebrate the restoration and re-opening of the Christchurch Town Hall.

Performed by the CSO’s Principal Clarinet, David McGregor, Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto is considered to be one of his most sublime works. Composed during the final year of Mozart’s life this concerto conveys a reflective poignancy.


BENJAMIN NORTHEY | chief conductor
DAVID MCGREGOR | clarinet

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART | Overture to Don Giovanni
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART | Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622
ANTHONY RITCHIE | Symphony No. 5 *

* World premiere


Having watched his father conduct Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony at the inaugural concert of the Christchurch Town Hall in 1972, Anthony Ritchie had some of his most formative and positive musical experiences in this building. The CSO is delighted to perform the world premiere of Anthony Ritchie’s fifth symphony, written for the orchestra to celebrate the restoration and re-opening of the Christchurch Town Hall.

Performed by the CSO’s Principal Clarinet, David McGregor, Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto is considered to be one of his most sublime works. Composed during the final year of Mozart’s life this concerto conveys a reflective poignancy.


BENJAMIN NORTHEY | chief conductor
DAVID MCGREGOR | clarinet

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART | Overture to Don Giovanni
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART | Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622
ANTHONY RITCHIE | Symphony No. 5 *

* World premiere


Having watched his father conduct Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony at the inaugural concert of the Christchurch Town Hall in 1972, Anthony Ritchie had some of his most formative and positive musical experiences in this building. The CSO is delighted to perform the world premiere of Anthony Ritchie’s fifth symphony, written for the orchestra to celebrate the restoration and re-opening of the Christchurch Town Hall.

Performed by the CSO’s Principal Clarinet, David McGregor, Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto is considered to be one of his most sublime works. Composed during the final year of Mozart’s life this concerto conveys a reflective poignancy.


August 29, 2020 19:30   ·   Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch

Blackbird Ensemble | Futuristic Chamber Fusion

Concert

Programme: TBA


Claire Cowan’s Blackbird Ensemble are thrill-seekers, liberty takers and musical magpies inviting you into their treasure-filled nest. Aiming to move you and groove you against a backdrop of a futuristic dystopia, they explore ideas about the future, technology and its impact on our lives and planet, and our interconnectedness and interdependence as human beings in society.

This ground-breaking young New Zealand ensemble walks the line between genres with traditional instruments and weird and wonderful new ones. In this concert Blackbird Ensemble explores new territories through a retro-futurist lens, creating ritualistic performances of music spanning multiple centuries, that will leave you feeling like you’ve time-travelled into a strange new reality.


Programme: TBA


Claire Cowan’s Blackbird Ensemble are thrill-seekers, liberty takers and musical magpies inviting you into their treasure-filled nest. Aiming to move you and groove you against a backdrop of a futuristic dystopia, they explore ideas about the future, technology and its impact on our lives and planet, and our interconnectedness and interdependence as human beings in society.

This ground-breaking young New Zealand ensemble walks the line between genres with traditional instruments and weird and wonderful new ones. In this concert Blackbird Ensemble explores new territories through a retro-futurist lens, creating ritualistic performances of music spanning multiple centuries, that will leave you feeling like you’ve time-travelled into a strange new reality.


Programme: TBA


Claire Cowan’s Blackbird Ensemble are thrill-seekers, liberty takers and musical magpies inviting you into their treasure-filled nest. Aiming to move you and groove you against a backdrop of a futuristic dystopia, they explore ideas about the future, technology and its impact on our lives and planet, and our interconnectedness and interdependence as human beings in society.

This ground-breaking young New Zealand ensemble walks the line between genres with traditional instruments and weird and wonderful new ones. In this concert Blackbird Ensemble explores new territories through a retro-futurist lens, creating ritualistic performances of music spanning multiple centuries, that will leave you feeling like you’ve time-travelled into a strange new reality.


August 29, 2020 19:30   ·   Shed 6, Wellington

Blackbird Ensemble | Futuristic Chamber Fusion

Concert

Programme: TBA


Claire Cowan’s Blackbird Ensemble are thrill-seekers, liberty takers and musical magpies inviting you into their treasure-filled nest. Aiming to move you and groove you against a backdrop of a futuristic dystopia, they explore ideas about the future, technology and its impact on our lives and planet, and our interconnectedness and interdependence as human beings in society.

This ground-breaking young New Zealand ensemble walks the line between genres with traditional instruments and weird and wonderful new ones. In this concert Blackbird Ensemble explores new territories through a retro-futurist lens, creating ritualistic performances of music spanning multiple centuries, that will leave you feeling like you’ve time-travelled into a strange new reality.


Programme: TBA


Claire Cowan’s Blackbird Ensemble are thrill-seekers, liberty takers and musical magpies inviting you into their treasure-filled nest. Aiming to move you and groove you against a backdrop of a futuristic dystopia, they explore ideas about the future, technology and its impact on our lives and planet, and our interconnectedness and interdependence as human beings in society.

This ground-breaking young New Zealand ensemble walks the line between genres with traditional instruments and weird and wonderful new ones. In this concert Blackbird Ensemble explores new territories through a retro-futurist lens, creating ritualistic performances of music spanning multiple centuries, that will leave you feeling like you’ve time-travelled into a strange new reality.


Programme: TBA


Claire Cowan’s Blackbird Ensemble are thrill-seekers, liberty takers and musical magpies inviting you into their treasure-filled nest. Aiming to move you and groove you against a backdrop of a futuristic dystopia, they explore ideas about the future, technology and its impact on our lives and planet, and our interconnectedness and interdependence as human beings in society.

This ground-breaking young New Zealand ensemble walks the line between genres with traditional instruments and weird and wonderful new ones. In this concert Blackbird Ensemble explores new territories through a retro-futurist lens, creating ritualistic performances of music spanning multiple centuries, that will leave you feeling like you’ve time-travelled into a strange new reality.


August 31, 2020 19:30   ·   The Piano, Christchurch

NZSO Podium Series | Passion

Concert

Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | cello

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


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

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

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


Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | cello

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


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

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

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


Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | cello

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


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

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

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


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

NZSO Podium Series | Passion

Concert

Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | cello

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


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

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

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


Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | cello

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


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

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

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


Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | cello

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


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

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

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


September 02, 2020 19:30   ·   TBA, Christchurch

Blackbird Ensemble | Futuristic Chamber Fusion

Concert

Programme: TBA


Claire Cowan’s Blackbird Ensemble are thrill-seekers, liberty takers and musical magpies inviting you into their treasure-filled nest. Aiming to move you and groove you against a backdrop of a futuristic dystopia, they explore ideas about the future, technology and its impact on our lives and planet, and our interconnectedness and interdependence as human beings in society.

This ground-breaking young New Zealand ensemble walks the line between genres with traditional instruments and weird and wonderful new ones. In this concert Blackbird Ensemble explores new territories through a retro-futurist lens, creating ritualistic performances of music spanning multiple centuries, that will leave you feeling like you’ve time-travelled into a strange new reality.


Programme: TBA


Claire Cowan’s Blackbird Ensemble are thrill-seekers, liberty takers and musical magpies inviting you into their treasure-filled nest. Aiming to move you and groove you against a backdrop of a futuristic dystopia, they explore ideas about the future, technology and its impact on our lives and planet, and our interconnectedness and interdependence as human beings in society.

This ground-breaking young New Zealand ensemble walks the line between genres with traditional instruments and weird and wonderful new ones. In this concert Blackbird Ensemble explores new territories through a retro-futurist lens, creating ritualistic performances of music spanning multiple centuries, that will leave you feeling like you’ve time-travelled into a strange new reality.


Programme: TBA


Claire Cowan’s Blackbird Ensemble are thrill-seekers, liberty takers and musical magpies inviting you into their treasure-filled nest. Aiming to move you and groove you against a backdrop of a futuristic dystopia, they explore ideas about the future, technology and its impact on our lives and planet, and our interconnectedness and interdependence as human beings in society.

This ground-breaking young New Zealand ensemble walks the line between genres with traditional instruments and weird and wonderful new ones. In this concert Blackbird Ensemble explores new territories through a retro-futurist lens, creating ritualistic performances of music spanning multiple centuries, that will leave you feeling like you’ve time-travelled into a strange new reality.


September 02, 2020 19:30   ·   King’s & Queen’s Performing Arts Centre, Dunedin

Blackbird Ensemble | Futuristic Chamber Fusion

Concert

Programme: TBA


Claire Cowan’s Blackbird Ensemble are thrill-seekers, liberty takers and musical magpies inviting you into their treasure-filled nest. Aiming to move you and groove you against a backdrop of a futuristic dystopia, they explore ideas about the future, technology and its impact on our lives and planet, and our interconnectedness and interdependence as human beings in society.

This ground-breaking young New Zealand ensemble walks the line between genres with traditional instruments and weird and wonderful new ones. In this concert Blackbird Ensemble explores new territories through a retro-futurist lens, creating ritualistic performances of music spanning multiple centuries, that will leave you feeling like you’ve time-travelled into a strange new reality.


Programme: TBA


Claire Cowan’s Blackbird Ensemble are thrill-seekers, liberty takers and musical magpies inviting you into their treasure-filled nest. Aiming to move you and groove you against a backdrop of a futuristic dystopia, they explore ideas about the future, technology and its impact on our lives and planet, and our interconnectedness and interdependence as human beings in society.

This ground-breaking young New Zealand ensemble walks the line between genres with traditional instruments and weird and wonderful new ones. In this concert Blackbird Ensemble explores new territories through a retro-futurist lens, creating ritualistic performances of music spanning multiple centuries, that will leave you feeling like you’ve time-travelled into a strange new reality.


Programme: TBA


Claire Cowan’s Blackbird Ensemble are thrill-seekers, liberty takers and musical magpies inviting you into their treasure-filled nest. Aiming to move you and groove you against a backdrop of a futuristic dystopia, they explore ideas about the future, technology and its impact on our lives and planet, and our interconnectedness and interdependence as human beings in society.

This ground-breaking young New Zealand ensemble walks the line between genres with traditional instruments and weird and wonderful new ones. In this concert Blackbird Ensemble explores new territories through a retro-futurist lens, creating ritualistic performances of music spanning multiple centuries, that will leave you feeling like you’ve time-travelled into a strange new reality.


September 03, 2020 19:30   ·   Civic Theatre, Invercargill

NZSO Shed Series | Cadence

Concert

Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | electric cello

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | electric cello

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | electric cello

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

NZSO Podium Series | Passion

Concert

Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | cello

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


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

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

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


Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | cello

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


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

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

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


Gemma New | conductor
Johannes Moser | cello

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


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

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

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


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

Blackbird Ensemble | Futuristic Chamber Fusion

Concert

Programme: TBA


Claire Cowan’s Blackbird Ensemble are thrill-seekers, liberty takers and musical magpies inviting you into their treasure-filled nest. Aiming to move you and groove you against a backdrop of a futuristic dystopia, they explore ideas about the future, technology and its impact on our lives and planet, and our interconnectedness and interdependence as human beings in society.

This ground-breaking young New Zealand ensemble walks the line between genres with traditional instruments and weird and wonderful new ones. In this concert Blackbird Ensemble explores new territories through a retro-futurist lens, creating ritualistic performances of music spanning multiple centuries, that will leave you feeling like you’ve time-travelled into a strange new reality.


Programme: TBA


Claire Cowan’s Blackbird Ensemble are thrill-seekers, liberty takers and musical magpies inviting you into their treasure-filled nest. Aiming to move you and groove you against a backdrop of a futuristic dystopia, they explore ideas about the future, technology and its impact on our lives and planet, and our interconnectedness and interdependence as human beings in society.

This ground-breaking young New Zealand ensemble walks the line between genres with traditional instruments and weird and wonderful new ones. In this concert Blackbird Ensemble explores new territories through a retro-futurist lens, creating ritualistic performances of music spanning multiple centuries, that will leave you feeling like you’ve time-travelled into a strange new reality.


Programme: TBA


Claire Cowan’s Blackbird Ensemble are thrill-seekers, liberty takers and musical magpies inviting you into their treasure-filled nest. Aiming to move you and groove you against a backdrop of a futuristic dystopia, they explore ideas about the future, technology and its impact on our lives and planet, and our interconnectedness and interdependence as human beings in society.

This ground-breaking young New Zealand ensemble walks the line between genres with traditional instruments and weird and wonderful new ones. In this concert Blackbird Ensemble explores new territories through a retro-futurist lens, creating ritualistic performances of music spanning multiple centuries, that will leave you feeling like you’ve time-travelled into a strange new reality.


September 08, 2020 19:30   ·   Q Theatre, Queen Street, Auckland

CSA Studio Series | The Art of the Chamber Orchestra

Concert

CHRIS CREE BROWN | Memories Apart
IGOR STRAVINSKY | Ragtime for Eleven Musicians
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Adagio molto for harp and string quartet
ELENA KATS-CHERNIN | Hemispheres
MAURICE RAVEL | Introduction and Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet


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

CHRIS CREE BROWN | Memories Apart
IGOR STRAVINSKY | Ragtime for Eleven Musicians
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Adagio molto for harp and string quartet
ELENA KATS-CHERNIN | Hemispheres
MAURICE RAVEL | Introduction and Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet


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

CHRIS CREE BROWN | Memories Apart
IGOR STRAVINSKY | Ragtime for Eleven Musicians
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Adagio molto for harp and string quartet
ELENA KATS-CHERNIN | Hemispheres
MAURICE RAVEL | Introduction and Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet


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

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

NZSO Podium Series | Eroica

Concert

Miguel Harth-Bedoya | conductor
Augustin Hadelich | violin

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


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

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

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

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


Miguel Harth-Bedoya | conductor
Augustin Hadelich | violin

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


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

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

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

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


Miguel Harth-Bedoya | conductor
Augustin Hadelich | violin

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


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

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

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

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


September 24, 2020 19:30   ·   TBA, Gisborne

NZSO Podium Series | Eroica

Concert

Miguel Harth-Bedoya | conductor
Augustin Hadelich | violin

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


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

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

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

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


Miguel Harth-Bedoya | conductor
Augustin Hadelich | violin

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


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

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

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

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


Miguel Harth-Bedoya | conductor
Augustin Hadelich | violin

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


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

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

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

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


September 26, 2020 19:30   ·   TBA, Kerikeri

Wellington Chamber Music SundayConcerts | Marmen Quartet

Concert

Franz Schubert | Quartettsatz in C minor, D 703
Claude Debussy | String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10
Salina Fisher | New commission
Felix Mendelssohn | String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80


Founded in 2013 at the Royal College of Music, London, the quartet are winners of the 2018 Royal Overseas League Competition and Second Prize at the 8th International Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition, as well as the Special Prize for the best interpretation of a contemporary work (Four Quarters by Thomas Adès). As the current holders of the Guildhall School of Music String Quartet Fellowship, they are based in London.


Franz Schubert | Quartettsatz in C minor, D 703
Claude Debussy | String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10
Salina Fisher | New commission
Felix Mendelssohn | String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80


Founded in 2013 at the Royal College of Music, London, the quartet are winners of the 2018 Royal Overseas League Competition and Second Prize at the 8th International Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition, as well as the Special Prize for the best interpretation of a contemporary work (Four Quarters by Thomas Adès). As the current holders of the Guildhall School of Music String Quartet Fellowship, they are based in London.


Franz Schubert | Quartettsatz in C minor, D 703
Claude Debussy | String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10
Salina Fisher | New commission
Felix Mendelssohn | String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80


Founded in 2013 at the Royal College of Music, London, the quartet are winners of the 2018 Royal Overseas League Competition and Second Prize at the 8th International Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition, as well as the Special Prize for the best interpretation of a contemporary work (Four Quarters by Thomas Adès). As the current holders of the Guildhall School of Music String Quartet Fellowship, they are based in London.


September 27, 2020 15:00   ·   St Andrew's on The Terrace, Wellington

Waikanae Music Society | Marmen String Quartet

Concert

Johannes Marmen | violin
Ricky Gore | violin
Steffan Morris | cello
Bryony Gibson-Cornish | viola

Schubert | Quartettsatz in C minor, D 703
Debussy | Quartet in G minor, Op 10
Salina Fisher | New Commission
Mendelssohn | Quartet No 6 in F minor, Op 80


Founded at the Royal College of Music in 2013, the Marmen Quartet has gone on from success to success, winning numerous awards and prizes, participating in masterclasses with eminent musicians and performing regularly in the UK and internationally.

In 2017-18 they achieved the Artist Diploma degree at the Royal College and currently hold the String Quartet Fellowship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. They have made radio broadcasts for Swedish Radio and the BBC and have performed at several UK festivals.

Johannes Marmen, chamber musician, orchestral leader and composer, divides his time between the UK and Sweden where he has appeared as guest concertmaster of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra. Ricky Gore, born in Japan, moved to the UK to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School. He works with several chamber ensembles and freelances with leading orchestras. New Zealander Bryony Gibson-Cornish is a graduate of Canterbury University, the Juilliard School of Music and the Royal College of where she won the Tagore Gold Medal. Steffan Morris also studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and in Vienna. He has appeared as guest principal cello and as soloist with several prominent orchestras.

This concert is presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand.


Johannes Marmen | violin
Ricky Gore | violin
Steffan Morris | cello
Bryony Gibson-Cornish | viola

Schubert | Quartettsatz in C minor, D 703
Debussy | Quartet in G minor, Op 10
Salina Fisher | New Commission
Mendelssohn | Quartet No 6 in F minor, Op 80


Founded at the Royal College of Music in 2013, the Marmen Quartet has gone on from success to success, winning numerous awards and prizes, participating in masterclasses with eminent musicians and performing regularly in the UK and internationally.

In 2017-18 they achieved the Artist Diploma degree at the Royal College and currently hold the String Quartet Fellowship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. They have made radio broadcasts for Swedish Radio and the BBC and have performed at several UK festivals.

Johannes Marmen, chamber musician, orchestral leader and composer, divides his time between the UK and Sweden where he has appeared as guest concertmaster of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra. Ricky Gore, born in Japan, moved to the UK to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School. He works with several chamber ensembles and freelances with leading orchestras. New Zealander Bryony Gibson-Cornish is a graduate of Canterbury University, the Juilliard School of Music and the Royal College of where she won the Tagore Gold Medal. Steffan Morris also studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and in Vienna. He has appeared as guest principal cello and as soloist with several prominent orchestras.

This concert is presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand.


Johannes Marmen | violin
Ricky Gore | violin
Steffan Morris | cello
Bryony Gibson-Cornish | viola

Schubert | Quartettsatz in C minor, D 703
Debussy | Quartet in G minor, Op 10
Salina Fisher | New Commission
Mendelssohn | Quartet No 6 in F minor, Op 80


Founded at the Royal College of Music in 2013, the Marmen Quartet has gone on from success to success, winning numerous awards and prizes, participating in masterclasses with eminent musicians and performing regularly in the UK and internationally.

In 2017-18 they achieved the Artist Diploma degree at the Royal College and currently hold the String Quartet Fellowship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. They have made radio broadcasts for Swedish Radio and the BBC and have performed at several UK festivals.

Johannes Marmen, chamber musician, orchestral leader and composer, divides his time between the UK and Sweden where he has appeared as guest concertmaster of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra. Ricky Gore, born in Japan, moved to the UK to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School. He works with several chamber ensembles and freelances with leading orchestras. New Zealander Bryony Gibson-Cornish is a graduate of Canterbury University, the Juilliard School of Music and the Royal College of where she won the Tagore Gold Medal. Steffan Morris also studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and in Vienna. He has appeared as guest principal cello and as soloist with several prominent orchestras.

This concert is presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand.


October 04, 2020 14:30   ·   Memorial Hall, Waikanae

Chamber Music NZ | Marmen Quartet

Concert

Johannes Marmen | Violin
Ricky Gore | Violin
Bryony Gibson-Cornish | Viola
Steffan Morris | Cello


Schubert | Quartettsatz in C minor, D703
Debussy | String Quartet in G minor, Op 10
Salina Fisher | New commission
Mendelssohn | String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op 80


A fresh and talented string quartet featuring New Zealand-born violist Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Marmen Quartet is one to watch.

Joint winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Grand Prize at the 2019 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, 2018 Royal Over-Seas League Competition and Music in the Round ‘Bridge’ Scheme, they are current String Quartet Fellows at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.

Marmen Quartet offers you a journey through time to the present and back again. They begin with a quartet from Schubert’s more mature output, the Quartettsatz in C minor, which shines for its sweeping transformations between turbulence and sweetness. Debussy’s first impressionist masterwork, the Quartet in G minor, then carries Marmen Quartet from the classical to the 20th century, before we arrive firmly in the 21st century with a commission from Salina Fisher.

The dial of time turns full circle to Mendelssohn’s final quartet, a neat juxtaposition of old and new from a young quartet embarking on an exciting international career.


Johannes Marmen | Violin
Ricky Gore | Violin
Bryony Gibson-Cornish | Viola
Steffan Morris | Cello


Schubert | Quartettsatz in C minor, D703
Debussy | String Quartet in G minor, Op 10
Salina Fisher | New commission
Mendelssohn | String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op 80


A fresh and talented string quartet featuring New Zealand-born violist Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Marmen Quartet is one to watch.

Joint winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Grand Prize at the 2019 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, 2018 Royal Over-Seas League Competition and Music in the Round ‘Bridge’ Scheme, they are current String Quartet Fellows at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.

Marmen Quartet offers you a journey through time to the present and back again. They begin with a quartet from Schubert’s more mature output, the Quartettsatz in C minor, which shines for its sweeping transformations between turbulence and sweetness. Debussy’s first impressionist masterwork, the Quartet in G minor, then carries Marmen Quartet from the classical to the 20th century, before we arrive firmly in the 21st century with a commission from Salina Fisher.

The dial of time turns full circle to Mendelssohn’s final quartet, a neat juxtaposition of old and new from a young quartet embarking on an exciting international career.


Johannes Marmen | Violin
Ricky Gore | Violin
Bryony Gibson-Cornish | Viola
Steffan Morris | Cello


Schubert | Quartettsatz in C minor, D703
Debussy | String Quartet in G minor, Op 10
Salina Fisher | New commission
Mendelssohn | String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op 80


A fresh and talented string quartet featuring New Zealand-born violist Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Marmen Quartet is one to watch.

Joint winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Grand Prize at the 2019 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, 2018 Royal Over-Seas League Competition and Music in the Round ‘Bridge’ Scheme, they are current String Quartet Fellows at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.

Marmen Quartet offers you a journey through time to the present and back again. They begin with a quartet from Schubert’s more mature output, the Quartettsatz in C minor, which shines for its sweeping transformations between turbulence and sweetness. Debussy’s first impressionist masterwork, the Quartet in G minor, then carries Marmen Quartet from the classical to the 20th century, before we arrive firmly in the 21st century with a commission from Salina Fisher.

The dial of time turns full circle to Mendelssohn’s final quartet, a neat juxtaposition of old and new from a young quartet embarking on an exciting international career.


October 09, 2020 19:30 — October 09, 2020 21:30   ·   Victoria Room, Civic Theatre, Invercargill

Chamber Music NZ | Marmen Quartet

Concert

Johannes Marmen | Violin
Ricky Gore | Violin
Bryony Gibson-Cornish | Viola
Steffan Morris | Cello


Schubert | Quartettsatz in C minor, D703
Debussy | String Quartet in G minor, Op 10
Salina Fisher | New commission
Mendelssohn | String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op 80


A fresh and talented string quartet featuring New Zealand-born violist Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Marmen Quartet is one to watch.

Joint winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Grand Prize at the 2019 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, 2018 Royal Over-Seas League Competition and Music in the Round ‘Bridge’ Scheme, they are current String Quartet Fellows at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.

Marmen Quartet offers you a journey through time to the present and back again. They begin with a quartet from Schubert’s more mature output, the Quartettsatz in C minor, which shines for its sweeping transformations between turbulence and sweetness. Debussy’s first impressionist masterwork, the Quartet in G minor, then carries Marmen Quartet from the classical to the 20th century, before we arrive firmly in the 21st century with a commission from Salina Fisher.

The dial of time turns full circle to Mendelssohn’s final quartet, a neat juxtaposition of old and new from a young quartet embarking on an exciting international career.


Johannes Marmen | Violin
Ricky Gore | Violin
Bryony Gibson-Cornish | Viola
Steffan Morris | Cello


Schubert | Quartettsatz in C minor, D703
Debussy | String Quartet in G minor, Op 10
Salina Fisher | New commission
Mendelssohn | String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op 80


A fresh and talented string quartet featuring New Zealand-born violist Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Marmen Quartet is one to watch.

Joint winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Grand Prize at the 2019 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, 2018 Royal Over-Seas League Competition and Music in the Round ‘Bridge’ Scheme, they are current String Quartet Fellows at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.

Marmen Quartet offers you a journey through time to the present and back again. They begin with a quartet from Schubert’s more mature output, the Quartettsatz in C minor, which shines for its sweeping transformations between turbulence and sweetness. Debussy’s first impressionist masterwork, the Quartet in G minor, then carries Marmen Quartet from the classical to the 20th century, before we arrive firmly in the 21st century with a commission from Salina Fisher.

The dial of time turns full circle to Mendelssohn’s final quartet, a neat juxtaposition of old and new from a young quartet embarking on an exciting international career.


Johannes Marmen | Violin
Ricky Gore | Violin
Bryony Gibson-Cornish | Viola
Steffan Morris | Cello


Schubert | Quartettsatz in C minor, D703
Debussy | String Quartet in G minor, Op 10
Salina Fisher | New commission
Mendelssohn | String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op 80


A fresh and talented string quartet featuring New Zealand-born violist Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Marmen Quartet is one to watch.

Joint winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Grand Prize at the 2019 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, 2018 Royal Over-Seas League Competition and Music in the Round ‘Bridge’ Scheme, they are current String Quartet Fellows at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.

Marmen Quartet offers you a journey through time to the present and back again. They begin with a quartet from Schubert’s more mature output, the Quartettsatz in C minor, which shines for its sweeping transformations between turbulence and sweetness. Debussy’s first impressionist masterwork, the Quartet in G minor, then carries Marmen Quartet from the classical to the 20th century, before we arrive firmly in the 21st century with a commission from Salina Fisher.

The dial of time turns full circle to Mendelssohn’s final quartet, a neat juxtaposition of old and new from a young quartet embarking on an exciting international career.


October 10, 2020 19:30   ·   Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin

Chamber Music NZ | Marmen Quartet

Concert

Johannes Marmen | Violin
Ricky Gore | Violin
Bryony Gibson-Cornish | Viola
Steffan Morris | Cello


Schubert | Quartettsatz in C minor, D703
Debussy | String Quartet in G minor, Op 10
Salina Fisher | New commission
Mendelssohn | String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op 80


A fresh and talented string quartet featuring New Zealand-born violist Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Marmen Quartet is one to watch.

Joint winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Grand Prize at the 2019 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, 2018 Royal Over-Seas League Competition and Music in the Round ‘Bridge’ Scheme, they are current String Quartet Fellows at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.

Marmen Quartet offers you a journey through time to the present and back again. They begin with a quartet from Schubert’s more mature output, the Quartettsatz in C minor, which shines for its sweeping transformations between turbulence and sweetness. Debussy’s first impressionist masterwork, the Quartet in G minor, then carries Marmen Quartet from the classical to the 20th century, before we arrive firmly in the 21st century with a commission from Salina Fisher.

The dial of time turns full circle to Mendelssohn’s final quartet, a neat juxtaposition of old and new from a young quartet embarking on an exciting international career.


Johannes Marmen | Violin
Ricky Gore | Violin
Bryony Gibson-Cornish | Viola
Steffan Morris | Cello


Schubert | Quartettsatz in C minor, D703
Debussy | String Quartet in G minor, Op 10
Salina Fisher | New commission
Mendelssohn | String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op 80


A fresh and talented string quartet featuring New Zealand-born violist Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Marmen Quartet is one to watch.

Joint winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Grand Prize at the 2019 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, 2018 Royal Over-Seas League Competition and Music in the Round ‘Bridge’ Scheme, they are current String Quartet Fellows at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.

Marmen Quartet offers you a journey through time to the present and back again. They begin with a quartet from Schubert’s more mature output, the Quartettsatz in C minor, which shines for its sweeping transformations between turbulence and sweetness. Debussy’s first impressionist masterwork, the Quartet in G minor, then carries Marmen Quartet from the classical to the 20th century, before we arrive firmly in the 21st century with a commission from Salina Fisher.

The dial of time turns full circle to Mendelssohn’s final quartet, a neat juxtaposition of old and new from a young quartet embarking on an exciting international career.


Johannes Marmen | Violin
Ricky Gore | Violin
Bryony Gibson-Cornish | Viola
Steffan Morris | Cello


Schubert | Quartettsatz in C minor, D703
Debussy | String Quartet in G minor, Op 10
Salina Fisher | New commission
Mendelssohn | String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op 80


A fresh and talented string quartet featuring New Zealand-born violist Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Marmen Quartet is one to watch.

Joint winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Grand Prize at the 2019 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, 2018 Royal Over-Seas League Competition and Music in the Round ‘Bridge’ Scheme, they are current String Quartet Fellows at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.

Marmen Quartet offers you a journey through time to the present and back again. They begin with a quartet from Schubert’s more mature output, the Quartettsatz in C minor, which shines for its sweeping transformations between turbulence and sweetness. Debussy’s first impressionist masterwork, the Quartet in G minor, then carries Marmen Quartet from the classical to the 20th century, before we arrive firmly in the 21st century with a commission from Salina Fisher.

The dial of time turns full circle to Mendelssohn’s final quartet, a neat juxtaposition of old and new from a young quartet embarking on an exciting international career.


October 11, 2020 19:00   ·   Thomas Brown Art Gallery, Queenstown

Chamber Music NZ | Marmen Quartet

Concert

Johannes Marmen | Violin
Ricky Gore | Violin
Bryony Gibson-Cornish | Viola
Steffan Morris | Cello


Schubert | Quartettsatz in C minor, D703
Debussy | String Quartet in G minor, Op 10
Salina Fisher | New commission
Mendelssohn | String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op 80


A fresh and talented string quartet featuring New Zealand-born violist Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Marmen Quartet is one to watch.

Joint winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Grand Prize at the 2019 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, 2018 Royal Over-Seas League Competition and Music in the Round ‘Bridge’ Scheme, they are current String Quartet Fellows at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.

Marmen Quartet offers you a journey through time to the present and back again. They begin with a quartet from Schubert’s more mature output, the Quartettsatz in C minor, which shines for its sweeping transformations between turbulence and sweetness. Debussy’s first impressionist masterwork, the Quartet in G minor, then carries Marmen Quartet from the classical to the 20th century, before we arrive firmly in the 21st century with a commission from Salina Fisher.

The dial of time turns full circle to Mendelssohn’s final quartet, a neat juxtaposition of old and new from a young quartet embarking on an exciting international career.


Johannes Marmen | Violin
Ricky Gore | Violin
Bryony Gibson-Cornish | Viola
Steffan Morris | Cello


Schubert | Quartettsatz in C minor, D703
Debussy | String Quartet in G minor, Op 10
Salina Fisher | New commission
Mendelssohn | String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op 80


A fresh and talented string quartet featuring New Zealand-born violist Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Marmen Quartet is one to watch.

Joint winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Grand Prize at the 2019 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, 2018 Royal Over-Seas League Competition and Music in the Round ‘Bridge’ Scheme, they are current String Quartet Fellows at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.

Marmen Quartet offers you a journey through time to the present and back again. They begin with a quartet from Schubert’s more mature output, the Quartettsatz in C minor, which shines for its sweeping transformations between turbulence and sweetness. Debussy’s first impressionist masterwork, the Quartet in G minor, then carries Marmen Quartet from the classical to the 20th century, before we arrive firmly in the 21st century with a commission from Salina Fisher.

The dial of time turns full circle to Mendelssohn’s final quartet, a neat juxtaposition of old and new from a young quartet embarking on an exciting international career.


Johannes Marmen | Violin
Ricky Gore | Violin
Bryony Gibson-Cornish | Viola
Steffan Morris | Cello


Schubert | Quartettsatz in C minor, D703
Debussy | String Quartet in G minor, Op 10
Salina Fisher | New commission
Mendelssohn | String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op 80


A fresh and talented string quartet featuring New Zealand-born violist Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Marmen Quartet is one to watch.

Joint winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Grand Prize at the 2019 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, 2018 Royal Over-Seas League Competition and Music in the Round ‘Bridge’ Scheme, they are current String Quartet Fellows at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.

Marmen Quartet offers you a journey through time to the present and back again. They begin with a quartet from Schubert’s more mature output, the Quartettsatz in C minor, which shines for its sweeping transformations between turbulence and sweetness. Debussy’s first impressionist masterwork, the Quartet in G minor, then carries Marmen Quartet from the classical to the 20th century, before we arrive firmly in the 21st century with a commission from Salina Fisher.

The dial of time turns full circle to Mendelssohn’s final quartet, a neat juxtaposition of old and new from a young quartet embarking on an exciting international career.


October 13, 2020 19:30   ·   Nelson Centre for Musical Arts, Nelson

Chamber Music NZ | Marmen Quartet

Concert

Johannes Marmen | Violin
Ricky Gore | Violin
Bryony Gibson-Cornish | Viola
Steffan Morris | Cello


Schubert | Quartettsatz in C minor, D703
Debussy | String Quartet in G minor, Op 10
Salina Fisher | New commission
Mendelssohn | String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op 80


A fresh and talented string quartet featuring New Zealand-born violist Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Marmen Quartet is one to watch.

Joint winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Grand Prize at the 2019 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, 2018 Royal Over-Seas League Competition and Music in the Round ‘Bridge’ Scheme, they are current String Quartet Fellows at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.

Marmen Quartet offers you a journey through time to the present and back again. They begin with a quartet from Schubert’s more mature output, the Quartettsatz in C minor, which shines for its sweeping transformations between turbulence and sweetness. Debussy’s first impressionist masterwork, the Quartet in G minor, then carries Marmen Quartet from the classical to the 20th century, before we arrive firmly in the 21st century with a commission from Salina Fisher.

The dial of time turns full circle to Mendelssohn’s final quartet, a neat juxtaposition of old and new from a young quartet embarking on an exciting international career.


Johannes Marmen | Violin
Ricky Gore | Violin
Bryony Gibson-Cornish | Viola
Steffan Morris | Cello


Schubert | Quartettsatz in C minor, D703
Debussy | String Quartet in G minor, Op 10
Salina Fisher | New commission
Mendelssohn | String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op 80


A fresh and talented string quartet featuring New Zealand-born violist Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Marmen Quartet is one to watch.

Joint winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Grand Prize at the 2019 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, 2018 Royal Over-Seas League Competition and Music in the Round ‘Bridge’ Scheme, they are current String Quartet Fellows at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.

Marmen Quartet offers you a journey through time to the present and back again. They begin with a quartet from Schubert’s more mature output, the Quartettsatz in C minor, which shines for its sweeping transformations between turbulence and sweetness. Debussy’s first impressionist masterwork, the Quartet in G minor, then carries Marmen Quartet from the classical to the 20th century, before we arrive firmly in the 21st century with a commission from Salina Fisher.

The dial of time turns full circle to Mendelssohn’s final quartet, a neat juxtaposition of old and new from a young quartet embarking on an exciting international career.


Johannes Marmen | Violin
Ricky Gore | Violin
Bryony Gibson-Cornish | Viola
Steffan Morris | Cello


Schubert | Quartettsatz in C minor, D703
Debussy | String Quartet in G minor, Op 10
Salina Fisher | New commission
Mendelssohn | String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op 80


A fresh and talented string quartet featuring New Zealand-born violist Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Marmen Quartet is one to watch.

Joint winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Grand Prize at the 2019 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, 2018 Royal Over-Seas League Competition and Music in the Round ‘Bridge’ Scheme, they are current String Quartet Fellows at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.

Marmen Quartet offers you a journey through time to the present and back again. They begin with a quartet from Schubert’s more mature output, the Quartettsatz in C minor, which shines for its sweeping transformations between turbulence and sweetness. Debussy’s first impressionist masterwork, the Quartet in G minor, then carries Marmen Quartet from the classical to the 20th century, before we arrive firmly in the 21st century with a commission from Salina Fisher.

The dial of time turns full circle to Mendelssohn’s final quartet, a neat juxtaposition of old and new from a young quartet embarking on an exciting international career.


October 15, 2020 19:30   ·   The Public Trust Building, Wellington

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra | American Heroes

Concert

Gemma New | conductor
Simon Tedeschi | piano

Salina Fisher | Rainphase
Gershwin | Concerto in F
Copland | Symphony No.3


Jazz, blues and the American century.

Young New Zealand conductor Gemma New makes her MSO debut with a stunning collection of American greats.

It was one day after the raging success of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue that he was approached to write a “real piano concerto”, something closer to the traditional classical model and orchestrated by the composer himself. Rather than turn his back on the then current musical forms, Gershwin decided to incorporate them. The result was Concerto in F, a work that ranges effortlessly over different musical structures, to create something truly wonderful and unique. Australian pianist Simon Tedeschi joins the MSO for this performance.

There are suggestions of the Charleston, ragtime, jazz and blues throughout the work, and flexibility in the way these elements emerge from one another. Unsurprising from the composer of Porgy and Bess, which refused to conform to set notions of opera or musical theatre, and An American in Paris, which is as much a ballet and a musical. The Concerto in F is likewise a masterful, consummate fusion.

Accompanying this work is Copland’s Symphony No.3, another pillar of 20th century American composition. A grand and stirring work, composed between 1944 and 1946, it suggests the mammoth achievements of the United States at the close of WWII without a hint of triumphalism.

New Zealand conductor Gemma New brings with her a work by fellow New Zealander Salina Fisher, Rainphase. Inspired by the rain falling on the city of Wellington, it is sonically adventurous and beautifully evocative.


Gemma New | conductor
Simon Tedeschi | piano

Salina Fisher | Rainphase
Gershwin | Concerto in F
Copland | Symphony No.3


Jazz, blues and the American century.

Young New Zealand conductor Gemma New makes her MSO debut with a stunning collection of American greats.

It was one day after the raging success of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue that he was approached to write a “real piano concerto”, something closer to the traditional classical model and orchestrated by the composer himself. Rather than turn his back on the then current musical forms, Gershwin decided to incorporate them. The result was Concerto in F, a work that ranges effortlessly over different musical structures, to create something truly wonderful and unique. Australian pianist Simon Tedeschi joins the MSO for this performance.

There are suggestions of the Charleston, ragtime, jazz and blues throughout the work, and flexibility in the way these elements emerge from one another. Unsurprising from the composer of Porgy and Bess, which refused to conform to set notions of opera or musical theatre, and An American in Paris, which is as much a ballet and a musical. The Concerto in F is likewise a masterful, consummate fusion.

Accompanying this work is Copland’s Symphony No.3, another pillar of 20th century American composition. A grand and stirring work, composed between 1944 and 1946, it suggests the mammoth achievements of the United States at the close of WWII without a hint of triumphalism.

New Zealand conductor Gemma New brings with her a work by fellow New Zealander Salina Fisher, Rainphase. Inspired by the rain falling on the city of Wellington, it is sonically adventurous and beautifully evocative.


Gemma New | conductor
Simon Tedeschi | piano

Salina Fisher | Rainphase
Gershwin | Concerto in F
Copland | Symphony No.3


Jazz, blues and the American century.

Young New Zealand conductor Gemma New makes her MSO debut with a stunning collection of American greats.

It was one day after the raging success of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue that he was approached to write a “real piano concerto”, something closer to the traditional classical model and orchestrated by the composer himself. Rather than turn his back on the then current musical forms, Gershwin decided to incorporate them. The result was Concerto in F, a work that ranges effortlessly over different musical structures, to create something truly wonderful and unique. Australian pianist Simon Tedeschi joins the MSO for this performance.

There are suggestions of the Charleston, ragtime, jazz and blues throughout the work, and flexibility in the way these elements emerge from one another. Unsurprising from the composer of Porgy and Bess, which refused to conform to set notions of opera or musical theatre, and An American in Paris, which is as much a ballet and a musical. The Concerto in F is likewise a masterful, consummate fusion.

Accompanying this work is Copland’s Symphony No.3, another pillar of 20th century American composition. A grand and stirring work, composed between 1944 and 1946, it suggests the mammoth achievements of the United States at the close of WWII without a hint of triumphalism.

New Zealand conductor Gemma New brings with her a work by fellow New Zealander Salina Fisher, Rainphase. Inspired by the rain falling on the city of Wellington, it is sonically adventurous and beautifully evocative.


November 12, 2020 19:30   ·   Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra | Poetry & Passion

Concert

Giordano Bellincampi | Conductor
Ingrid Fliter | Piano

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


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

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


Giordano Bellincampi | Conductor
Ingrid Fliter | Piano

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


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

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


Giordano Bellincampi | Conductor
Ingrid Fliter | Piano

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


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

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


November 12, 2020 20:00   ·   Auckland Town Hall

NZSO Shed Series | Kabarett

Concert

Hamish McKeich | conductor

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


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

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

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

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

Hamish McKeich | conductor

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


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

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

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

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

Hamish McKeich | conductor

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


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

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

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

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

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