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APPLY NOW | Christchurch Symphony Orchestra CompositionLab

Opportunity

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra is currently inviting original compositions for its CompositionLab: a new music workshop with the orchestra led by composer-conductor Kenneth Young.

This is an invaluable opportunity for new, emerging and established composers to develop and further their knowledge and skills, and to hear their work performed by live professional musicians.

The workshop session is on:
Sunday 11 August
2-5pm
CSO rehearsal rooms, Unit 2, 4 Klondyke Drive, Hornby


Length of work: Own choice, but for longer works, an excerpt may be selected
Orchestration: single instruments: 1/1/1/1/1 1111.1111 timp, perc, harp

To apply, please:
- complete the registration form
- submit your score (and MP3 optional)
Submissions may be subjected to a selection process, and priority will be given to those composers who will be attending the workshop.

Deadline Dates:
Score (and MP3 optional) submitted by closing date: 5pm Monday 1 July (acceptable formats: PDF, MuseScore, Sibelius)
Successful applicants notified: Monday 15 July
Instrumental parts supplied to CSO before or by: Monday 29 July


Please contact Cathy Irons with any questions: communityengagement@cso.co.nz


Christchurch Symphony Orchestra is currently inviting original compositions for its CompositionLab: a new music workshop with the orchestra led by composer-conductor Kenneth Young.

This is an invaluable opportunity for new, emerging and established composers to develop and further their knowledge and skills, and to hear their work performed by live professional musicians.

The workshop session is on:
Sunday 11 August
2-5pm
CSO rehearsal rooms, Unit 2, 4 Klondyke Drive, Hornby


Length of work: Own choice, but for longer works, an excerpt may be selected
Orchestration: single instruments: 1/1/1/1/1 1111.1111 timp, perc, harp

To apply, please:
- complete the registration form
- submit your score (and MP3 optional)
Submissions may be subjected to a selection process, and priority will be given to those composers who will be attending the workshop.

Deadline Dates:
Score (and MP3 optional) submitted by closing date: 5pm Monday 1 July (acceptable formats: PDF, MuseScore, Sibelius)
Successful applicants notified: Monday 15 July
Instrumental parts supplied to CSO before or by: Monday 29 July


Please contact Cathy Irons with any questions: communityengagement@cso.co.nz


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April 16, 2019 09:00 — July 01, 2019 17:00

APPLY NOW | Philip Neill Memorial Prize in Music 2019

Opportunity

The application closing date for the 2019 Philip Neill Memorial Prize in Music is Monday 1 July.


2019 topic and requirements:

  • Composers are invited to write a song or songs for mezzo soprano and piano, between 10 - 15 minutes in duration.
  • The work may be based on texts by New Zealand writers or by the composer themselves.
  • You must submit a (physical) score as well as a MIDI recording of the work.

Please note: these requirements should be read in conjunction with the Prize Regulations which are included with the application information available for download at the link following.


All relevant information can be found at the following page including an application form and the regulations for the Prize: www.otago.ac.nz/philip-neill.


The application closing date for the 2019 Philip Neill Memorial Prize in Music is Monday 1 July.


2019 topic and requirements:

  • Composers are invited to write a song or songs for mezzo soprano and piano, between 10 - 15 minutes in duration.
  • The work may be based on texts by New Zealand writers or by the composer themselves.
  • You must submit a (physical) score as well as a MIDI recording of the work.

Please note: these requirements should be read in conjunction with the Prize Regulations which are included with the application information available for download at the link following.


All relevant information can be found at the following page including an application form and the regulations for the Prize: www.otago.ac.nz/philip-neill.


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May 01, 2019 12:00 — July 01, 2019 17:00

Call for Submissions | SOUNZ Community Commission 2019

Opportunity

Applications are now open for the SOUNZ Community Commission 2019. The project brings together New Zealand professional composers and community groups to create and perform a new work. It was established in 1999 and has resulted in works for diverse groups such as a community group for young people with learning disabilities, community choirs, experimental sound artists, youth orchestras and children’s theatre.

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


We welcome submissions from New Zealand composers working with diverse community and cultural groups such as choir, orchestra, chamber, kapa haka (youth, schools, church, kaumātua, community), and other groups. Proposals for projects from composers should be emailed, with the completed application form, to info@sounz.org.nz by 5 pm Monday 1 July 2019.


Click here for more information and application guidelines. For further information, including previous SOUNZ Community Commissions, visit the SOUNZ website.

Contact SOUNZ staff for further information in relation to this project at info@sounz.org.nz.


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


Applications are now open for the SOUNZ Community Commission 2019. The project brings together New Zealand professional composers and community groups to create and perform a new work. It was established in 1999 and has resulted in works for diverse groups such as a community group for young people with learning disabilities, community choirs, experimental sound artists, youth orchestras and children’s theatre.

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


We welcome submissions from New Zealand composers working with diverse community and cultural groups such as choir, orchestra, chamber, kapa haka (youth, schools, church, kaumātua, community), and other groups. Proposals for projects from composers should be emailed, with the completed application form, to info@sounz.org.nz by 5 pm Monday 1 July 2019.


Click here for more information and application guidelines. For further information, including previous SOUNZ Community Commissions, visit the SOUNZ website.

Contact SOUNZ staff for further information in relation to this project at info@sounz.org.nz.


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


Applications are now open for the SOUNZ Community Commission 2019. The project brings together New Zealand professional composers and community groups to create and perform a new work. It was established in 1999 and has resulted in works for diverse groups such as a community group for young people with learning disabilities, community choirs, experimental sound artists, youth orchestras and children’s theatre.

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


We welcome submissions from New Zealand composers working with diverse community and cultural groups such as choir, orchestra, chamber, kapa haka (youth, schools, church, kaumātua, community), and other groups. Proposals for projects from composers should be emailed, with the completed application form, to info@sounz.org.nz by 5 pm Monday 1 July 2019.


Click here for more information and application guidelines. For further information, including previous SOUNZ Community Commissions, visit the SOUNZ website.

Contact SOUNZ staff for further information in relation to this project at info@sounz.org.nz.


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


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June 01, 2019 09:00 — July 01, 2019 17:00

Donizetti Trio - Chamber Music New Zealand Tour

Tour

This concert series is presented in association with Music Whakatane, Aroha Music Society, Tauranga Musica Incorporated, Chamber Music Hutt Valley, Wanaka Concert Society Inc., Cromwell & Districts Community Arts Council, Motueka Music Group & Whangarei Music Society.

Programme One features works by New Zealand Composers Janet Jennings and Ben Hoadley and will be performed in Tauranga (16th June), Wanaka (21st June), Motueka (25th June) & Whangarei (30th June)

Programme Two features works by New Zealand Composers Ben Hoadley and Chris Adams and will be performed in Whakatane (8th June), Kerikeri (12th June), Lower Hutt (19th June) & Cromwell (22nd June)

This concert series is presented in association with Music Whakatane, Aroha Music Society, Tauranga Musica Incorporated, Chamber Music Hutt Valley, Wanaka Concert Society Inc., Cromwell & Districts Community Arts Council, Motueka Music Group & Whangarei Music Society.

Programme One features works by New Zealand Composers Janet Jennings and Ben Hoadley and will be performed in Tauranga (16th June), Wanaka (21st June), Motueka (25th June) & Whangarei (30th June)

Programme Two features works by New Zealand Composers Ben Hoadley and Chris Adams and will be performed in Whakatane (8th June), Kerikeri (12th June), Lower Hutt (19th June) & Cromwell (22nd June)

This concert series is presented in association with Music Whakatane, Aroha Music Society, Tauranga Musica Incorporated, Chamber Music Hutt Valley, Wanaka Concert Society Inc., Cromwell & Districts Community Arts Council, Motueka Music Group & Whangarei Music Society.

Programme One features works by New Zealand Composers Janet Jennings and Ben Hoadley and will be performed in Tauranga (16th June), Wanaka (21st June), Motueka (25th June) & Whangarei (30th June)

Programme Two features works by New Zealand Composers Ben Hoadley and Chris Adams and will be performed in Whakatane (8th June), Kerikeri (12th June), Lower Hutt (19th June) & Cromwell (22nd June)

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June 08, 2019 12:00 — June 30, 2019 12:00   ·   An eight centre tour

Matariki ki Pōneke | Ahi Kā

Concert

Nau mai, haere mai – your whole whānau are warmly invited to celebrate Matariki, the Māori New Year!

Come down to Odlins Plaza and the Whairepo Lagoon on Wellington's waterfront to experience our new event, Ahi Kā.

Celebrate and learn about the Māori New Year with fire, food, friends and whānau.

See some of the nation's finest Māori performers and storytellers including SOUNZ composers, and experience a beautiful light parade featuring creative talent from nine local schools, dancers and circus performers.

Hangi, toasted marshmallows, fire on the water, and a midwinter bonfire – there's something for everyone at this family-friendly event.

Nau mai, haere mai – your whole whānau are warmly invited to celebrate Matariki, the Māori New Year!

Come down to Odlins Plaza and the Whairepo Lagoon on Wellington's waterfront to experience our new event, Ahi Kā.

Celebrate and learn about the Māori New Year with fire, food, friends and whānau.

See some of the nation's finest Māori performers and storytellers including SOUNZ composers, and experience a beautiful light parade featuring creative talent from nine local schools, dancers and circus performers.

Hangi, toasted marshmallows, fire on the water, and a midwinter bonfire – there's something for everyone at this family-friendly event.

Nau mai, haere mai – your whole whānau are warmly invited to celebrate Matariki, the Māori New Year!

Come down to Odlins Plaza and the Whairepo Lagoon on Wellington's waterfront to experience our new event, Ahi Kā.

Celebrate and learn about the Māori New Year with fire, food, friends and whānau.

See some of the nation's finest Māori performers and storytellers including SOUNZ composers, and experience a beautiful light parade featuring creative talent from nine local schools, dancers and circus performers.

Hangi, toasted marshmallows, fire on the water, and a midwinter bonfire – there's something for everyone at this family-friendly event.

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June 21, 2019 17:30 — June 21, 2019 22:00   ·   Whairepo Lagoon

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | Organic

Concert

Hamish McKeich | Conductor
Moye Chen | Piano


PROGRAMME:
Salina Fisher | Rainphase
Rachmaninov | Piano Concerto No. 4
Saint Saëns | Symphony No 3 “Organ”


Saint Saëns completed his third and final symphony in 1886 and declared “I gave everything to it I was able to give. What I have accomplished here, I will never achieve again”. Hugely popular from its premiere to current day, this glorious work revels in the endless possibilities of sound that a large orchestra, augmented by piano and organ, is capable of creating.

Described by critics as possessing “an incendiary technique and warm stage presence”, Chinese pianist Moye Chen has got the music world talking. With a growing reputation for his interpretations of Rachmaninov, Chen makes his New Zealand debut with the CSO performing Rachmaninov’s lyrical and vivacious fourth piano concerto.

Christchurch born composer Salina Fisher became the youngest ever winner of the SOUNZ Contemporary Award, New Zealand’s premiere composition prize, for Rainphase (2016). Described as “marvellously atmospheric” by Dominion Post critic John Button, the work was inspired by the beauty and chaos of Wellington rain.


Hamish McKeich | Conductor
Moye Chen | Piano


PROGRAMME:
Salina Fisher | Rainphase
Rachmaninov | Piano Concerto No. 4
Saint Saëns | Symphony No 3 “Organ”


Saint Saëns completed his third and final symphony in 1886 and declared “I gave everything to it I was able to give. What I have accomplished here, I will never achieve again”. Hugely popular from its premiere to current day, this glorious work revels in the endless possibilities of sound that a large orchestra, augmented by piano and organ, is capable of creating.

Described by critics as possessing “an incendiary technique and warm stage presence”, Chinese pianist Moye Chen has got the music world talking. With a growing reputation for his interpretations of Rachmaninov, Chen makes his New Zealand debut with the CSO performing Rachmaninov’s lyrical and vivacious fourth piano concerto.

Christchurch born composer Salina Fisher became the youngest ever winner of the SOUNZ Contemporary Award, New Zealand’s premiere composition prize, for Rainphase (2016). Described as “marvellously atmospheric” by Dominion Post critic John Button, the work was inspired by the beauty and chaos of Wellington rain.


Hamish McKeich | Conductor
Moye Chen | Piano


PROGRAMME:
Salina Fisher | Rainphase
Rachmaninov | Piano Concerto No. 4
Saint Saëns | Symphony No 3 “Organ”


Saint Saëns completed his third and final symphony in 1886 and declared “I gave everything to it I was able to give. What I have accomplished here, I will never achieve again”. Hugely popular from its premiere to current day, this glorious work revels in the endless possibilities of sound that a large orchestra, augmented by piano and organ, is capable of creating.

Described by critics as possessing “an incendiary technique and warm stage presence”, Chinese pianist Moye Chen has got the music world talking. With a growing reputation for his interpretations of Rachmaninov, Chen makes his New Zealand debut with the CSO performing Rachmaninov’s lyrical and vivacious fourth piano concerto.

Christchurch born composer Salina Fisher became the youngest ever winner of the SOUNZ Contemporary Award, New Zealand’s premiere composition prize, for Rainphase (2016). Described as “marvellously atmospheric” by Dominion Post critic John Button, the work was inspired by the beauty and chaos of Wellington rain.


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June 22, 2019 19:30 — June 22, 2019 21:30   ·   Christchurch Town Hall

Auckland Chamber Orchestra | David Hamilton Composer Portrait

Concert

Peter Scholes | conductor
Bede Hanley | oboe
Jenni Mori | flute
Helen Acheson | soprano
Sarah Watkins | piano


PROGRAMME:

Hurdy Gurdy (flute, clarinet, violin and piano)
A Small Garden of Songs (1 & 5) (soprano, violin and harp or piano)
Canticle (soprano, oboe, piano)
Nix Olympica (oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and piano)
Concertino for Oboe and Strings
Hine Raukatauri (flute solo and orchestra)
The Ghosts of Wreck Bay (solo violins, cello and strings)
The Kingston Flyer (piano and strings)


DAVID HAMILTON - COMPOSER PORTRAIT - "NOT JUST A CHORAL COMPOSER!"

Welcome to the music of David Hamilton. He's one of New Zealand's musical treasures with music which inspires with its imagination and clarity.

This is a concert of chamber music, songs and orchestral music by Auckland composer David Hamilton. Featuring the Auckland Chamber Orchestra conducted by Peter Scholes with Bede Hanley (oboe soloist), Jenni Mori (flute soloist), Helen Acheson (soprano) and Sarah Watkins (piano).

The ACO composer portrait concerts are a precious beacon of activity in the New Zealand music environment. The concerts are an exploration of the variety of expression that each composer has achieved in their work.


"Auckland Chamber Orchestra's Composer Portraits have always been major testaments of cultural faith. National in significance, they present the men and women who catch the heart and spirit of our country in their music." William Dart (NZ Herald)


Easy and free parking! Great sight lines - intimate venue.


Peter Scholes | conductor
Bede Hanley | oboe
Jenni Mori | flute
Helen Acheson | soprano
Sarah Watkins | piano


PROGRAMME:

Hurdy Gurdy (flute, clarinet, violin and piano)
A Small Garden of Songs (1 & 5) (soprano, violin and harp or piano)
Canticle (soprano, oboe, piano)
Nix Olympica (oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and piano)
Concertino for Oboe and Strings
Hine Raukatauri (flute solo and orchestra)
The Ghosts of Wreck Bay (solo violins, cello and strings)
The Kingston Flyer (piano and strings)


DAVID HAMILTON - COMPOSER PORTRAIT - "NOT JUST A CHORAL COMPOSER!"

Welcome to the music of David Hamilton. He's one of New Zealand's musical treasures with music which inspires with its imagination and clarity.

This is a concert of chamber music, songs and orchestral music by Auckland composer David Hamilton. Featuring the Auckland Chamber Orchestra conducted by Peter Scholes with Bede Hanley (oboe soloist), Jenni Mori (flute soloist), Helen Acheson (soprano) and Sarah Watkins (piano).

The ACO composer portrait concerts are a precious beacon of activity in the New Zealand music environment. The concerts are an exploration of the variety of expression that each composer has achieved in their work.


"Auckland Chamber Orchestra's Composer Portraits have always been major testaments of cultural faith. National in significance, they present the men and women who catch the heart and spirit of our country in their music." William Dart (NZ Herald)


Easy and free parking! Great sight lines - intimate venue.


Peter Scholes | conductor
Bede Hanley | oboe
Jenni Mori | flute
Helen Acheson | soprano
Sarah Watkins | piano


PROGRAMME:

Hurdy Gurdy (flute, clarinet, violin and piano)
A Small Garden of Songs (1 & 5) (soprano, violin and harp or piano)
Canticle (soprano, oboe, piano)
Nix Olympica (oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and piano)
Concertino for Oboe and Strings
Hine Raukatauri (flute solo and orchestra)
The Ghosts of Wreck Bay (solo violins, cello and strings)
The Kingston Flyer (piano and strings)


DAVID HAMILTON - COMPOSER PORTRAIT - "NOT JUST A CHORAL COMPOSER!"

Welcome to the music of David Hamilton. He's one of New Zealand's musical treasures with music which inspires with its imagination and clarity.

This is a concert of chamber music, songs and orchestral music by Auckland composer David Hamilton. Featuring the Auckland Chamber Orchestra conducted by Peter Scholes with Bede Hanley (oboe soloist), Jenni Mori (flute soloist), Helen Acheson (soprano) and Sarah Watkins (piano).

The ACO composer portrait concerts are a precious beacon of activity in the New Zealand music environment. The concerts are an exploration of the variety of expression that each composer has achieved in their work.


"Auckland Chamber Orchestra's Composer Portraits have always been major testaments of cultural faith. National in significance, they present the men and women who catch the heart and spirit of our country in their music." William Dart (NZ Herald)


Easy and free parking! Great sight lines - intimate venue.


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June 23, 2019 17:00   ·   Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Auckland

Mike Smith | Scoring for Television

Workshop

Brought to you by Screen Composers Guild of New Zealand and SOUNZ.


Join us for this informal session with veteran director Mike Smith to discuss working with music for TV.

Since cutting his teeth on 1978 soap 'Radio Waves', Mike Smith has built one of the longest directing CVs in local television, winning awards en route for both drama and comedy. In 2005 he produced the debut season of 'Outrageous Fortune', and played a hand in its casting. He has also created or helped create the shows: 'Serial Killer', hit comedy 'Willy Nilly', 'The Lost Children' and campground comedy 'Sunny Skies'.

His more recent work includes such hits as 'The Bad Seed', 'Mistress Mercy', '800 Words', 'Siege' and 'The Brokenwood Mysteries'. Mike will be telling us how he approaches music in his work, showing us examples of its usage, and talking about both the challenges and the fun times facing television directors in relation to music and sound design. More info on Mike here.

This will be a session not to be missed, so pop it in your diaries.


Open to SOUNZ composers, members of all screen guilds and other interested parties.


Brought to you by Screen Composers Guild of New Zealand and SOUNZ.


Join us for this informal session with veteran director Mike Smith to discuss working with music for TV.

Since cutting his teeth on 1978 soap 'Radio Waves', Mike Smith has built one of the longest directing CVs in local television, winning awards en route for both drama and comedy. In 2005 he produced the debut season of 'Outrageous Fortune', and played a hand in its casting. He has also created or helped create the shows: 'Serial Killer', hit comedy 'Willy Nilly', 'The Lost Children' and campground comedy 'Sunny Skies'.

His more recent work includes such hits as 'The Bad Seed', 'Mistress Mercy', '800 Words', 'Siege' and 'The Brokenwood Mysteries'. Mike will be telling us how he approaches music in his work, showing us examples of its usage, and talking about both the challenges and the fun times facing television directors in relation to music and sound design. More info on Mike here.

This will be a session not to be missed, so pop it in your diaries.


Open to SOUNZ composers, members of all screen guilds and other interested parties.


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June 27, 2019 17:30   ·   SOUNZ

Dunedin Symphony Orchestra | Tecwyn, Terence and Tom – Celebrating Matariki

Concert

Tecwyn Evans | Conductor
Terence Dennis | Piano
Tom McGrath | Piano


PROGRAMME:
Peter Adams | Huriawa: prelude and variations for orchestra - WORLD PREMIERE
Poulenc | Concerto for Two Pianos
Brahms | Symphony No. 3


Tecwyn Evans, a conducting Otago graduate, has a flourishing career in Europe, and was recently appointed as Director of Music at Danish National Opera.

Terence Dennis has been a member of the Music Department since 1981. He is well-known to audiences around the world as a frequent accompanist for Dame Kiri te Kanawa and tenor Simon O’Neill. He and Tom McGrath join forces to present Poulenc’s jazzy and sparkling Concerto for Two Pianos. Tom is a Teaching Fellow in Piano Accompaniment in the Music Department, and he performs with other orchestras and Chamber Music NZ throughout New Zealand.

The concert starts with the première performance of a work by Peter Adams (who was one of Tecwyn’s Otago lecturers). Huriawa evokes the history, atmosphere and character of the Karitane peninsula just outside Dunedin. The performance of this work also serves to celebrate Matariki.

The concert closes with Brahms’s Symphony No. 3. Considered to be one of Brahms’s most poetic and evocative works, it was hailed by the critic Eduard Hanslick as ‘artistically the most perfect… equal to the best of Brahms’s works…a feast for the music-lover and musician’.


Tecwyn Evans | Conductor
Terence Dennis | Piano
Tom McGrath | Piano


PROGRAMME:
Peter Adams | Huriawa: prelude and variations for orchestra - WORLD PREMIERE
Poulenc | Concerto for Two Pianos
Brahms | Symphony No. 3


Tecwyn Evans, a conducting Otago graduate, has a flourishing career in Europe, and was recently appointed as Director of Music at Danish National Opera.

Terence Dennis has been a member of the Music Department since 1981. He is well-known to audiences around the world as a frequent accompanist for Dame Kiri te Kanawa and tenor Simon O’Neill. He and Tom McGrath join forces to present Poulenc’s jazzy and sparkling Concerto for Two Pianos. Tom is a Teaching Fellow in Piano Accompaniment in the Music Department, and he performs with other orchestras and Chamber Music NZ throughout New Zealand.

The concert starts with the première performance of a work by Peter Adams (who was one of Tecwyn’s Otago lecturers). Huriawa evokes the history, atmosphere and character of the Karitane peninsula just outside Dunedin. The performance of this work also serves to celebrate Matariki.

The concert closes with Brahms’s Symphony No. 3. Considered to be one of Brahms’s most poetic and evocative works, it was hailed by the critic Eduard Hanslick as ‘artistically the most perfect… equal to the best of Brahms’s works…a feast for the music-lover and musician’.


Tecwyn Evans | Conductor
Terence Dennis | Piano
Tom McGrath | Piano


PROGRAMME:
Peter Adams | Huriawa: prelude and variations for orchestra - WORLD PREMIERE
Poulenc | Concerto for Two Pianos
Brahms | Symphony No. 3


Tecwyn Evans, a conducting Otago graduate, has a flourishing career in Europe, and was recently appointed as Director of Music at Danish National Opera.

Terence Dennis has been a member of the Music Department since 1981. He is well-known to audiences around the world as a frequent accompanist for Dame Kiri te Kanawa and tenor Simon O’Neill. He and Tom McGrath join forces to present Poulenc’s jazzy and sparkling Concerto for Two Pianos. Tom is a Teaching Fellow in Piano Accompaniment in the Music Department, and he performs with other orchestras and Chamber Music NZ throughout New Zealand.

The concert starts with the première performance of a work by Peter Adams (who was one of Tecwyn’s Otago lecturers). Huriawa evokes the history, atmosphere and character of the Karitane peninsula just outside Dunedin. The performance of this work also serves to celebrate Matariki.

The concert closes with Brahms’s Symphony No. 3. Considered to be one of Brahms’s most poetic and evocative works, it was hailed by the critic Eduard Hanslick as ‘artistically the most perfect… equal to the best of Brahms’s works…a feast for the music-lover and musician’.


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June 28, 2019 19:30 — June 28, 2019 21:30   ·   Dunedin Town Hall

NZSQ | National Tour 2019 - Featherston

Concert

PROGRAMME:
Mozart | String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80/73f
Gao Ping | String Quartet - WORLD PREMIERE
Janáček | String Quartet No. 1, ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Dvořák | String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61


Opening the programme will be Mozart’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80, an early work in which the 14-year-old composer’s mastery of melody and harmony shines. The programme also features two Czech composers. Leoš Janáček subtitled his own String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” as a nod to Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s thrilling and passionate tale of the same name – itself inspired by Beethoven’s famous Kreutzer Sonata. Anton Dvořák’s refined String Quartet No. 11 still fizzes with the energy of folk melodies. What’s more, Mozart’s and Janáček’s quartets aren’t the only ‘firsts’ in this musical line-up. An eagerly-anticipated new work, written especially for the New Zealand String Quartet by distinguished composer Gao Ping, will premiere on this tour.


PROGRAMME:
Mozart | String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80/73f
Gao Ping | String Quartet - WORLD PREMIERE
Janáček | String Quartet No. 1, ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Dvořák | String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61


Opening the programme will be Mozart’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80, an early work in which the 14-year-old composer’s mastery of melody and harmony shines. The programme also features two Czech composers. Leoš Janáček subtitled his own String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” as a nod to Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s thrilling and passionate tale of the same name – itself inspired by Beethoven’s famous Kreutzer Sonata. Anton Dvořák’s refined String Quartet No. 11 still fizzes with the energy of folk melodies. What’s more, Mozart’s and Janáček’s quartets aren’t the only ‘firsts’ in this musical line-up. An eagerly-anticipated new work, written especially for the New Zealand String Quartet by distinguished composer Gao Ping, will premiere on this tour.


PROGRAMME:
Mozart | String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80/73f
Gao Ping | String Quartet - WORLD PREMIERE
Janáček | String Quartet No. 1, ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Dvořák | String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61


Opening the programme will be Mozart’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80, an early work in which the 14-year-old composer’s mastery of melody and harmony shines. The programme also features two Czech composers. Leoš Janáček subtitled his own String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” as a nod to Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s thrilling and passionate tale of the same name – itself inspired by Beethoven’s famous Kreutzer Sonata. Anton Dvořák’s refined String Quartet No. 11 still fizzes with the energy of folk melodies. What’s more, Mozart’s and Janáček’s quartets aren’t the only ‘firsts’ in this musical line-up. An eagerly-anticipated new work, written especially for the New Zealand String Quartet by distinguished composer Gao Ping, will premiere on this tour.


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June 28, 2019 19:30   ·   ANZAC Hall, Featherston

NZSQ | National Tour 2019 - Wellington (St Mary)

Concert

PROGRAMME:
Mozart | String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80/73f
Gao Ping | String Quartet - WORLD PREMIERE
Janáček | String Quartet No. 1, ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Dvořák | String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61


Opening the programme will be Mozart’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80, an early work in which the 14-year-old composer’s mastery of melody and harmony shines. The programme also features two Czech composers. Leoš Janáček subtitled his own String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” as a nod to Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s thrilling and passionate tale of the same name – itself inspired by Beethoven’s famous Kreutzer Sonata. Anton Dvořák’s refined String Quartet No. 11 still fizzes with the energy of folk melodies. What’s more, Mozart’s and Janáček’s quartets aren’t the only ‘firsts’ in this musical line-up. An eagerly-anticipated new work, written especially for the New Zealand String Quartet by distinguished composer Gao Ping, will premiere on this tour.


PROGRAMME:
Mozart | String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80/73f
Gao Ping | String Quartet - WORLD PREMIERE
Janáček | String Quartet No. 1, ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Dvořák | String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61


Opening the programme will be Mozart’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80, an early work in which the 14-year-old composer’s mastery of melody and harmony shines. The programme also features two Czech composers. Leoš Janáček subtitled his own String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” as a nod to Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s thrilling and passionate tale of the same name – itself inspired by Beethoven’s famous Kreutzer Sonata. Anton Dvořák’s refined String Quartet No. 11 still fizzes with the energy of folk melodies. What’s more, Mozart’s and Janáček’s quartets aren’t the only ‘firsts’ in this musical line-up. An eagerly-anticipated new work, written especially for the New Zealand String Quartet by distinguished composer Gao Ping, will premiere on this tour.


PROGRAMME:
Mozart | String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80/73f
Gao Ping | String Quartet - WORLD PREMIERE
Janáček | String Quartet No. 1, ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Dvořák | String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61


Opening the programme will be Mozart’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80, an early work in which the 14-year-old composer’s mastery of melody and harmony shines. The programme also features two Czech composers. Leoš Janáček subtitled his own String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” as a nod to Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s thrilling and passionate tale of the same name – itself inspired by Beethoven’s famous Kreutzer Sonata. Anton Dvořák’s refined String Quartet No. 11 still fizzes with the energy of folk melodies. What’s more, Mozart’s and Janáček’s quartets aren’t the only ‘firsts’ in this musical line-up. An eagerly-anticipated new work, written especially for the New Zealand String Quartet by distinguished composer Gao Ping, will premiere on this tour.


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June 29, 2019 14:00   ·   St Mary of the Angels Church, Wellington

NZTrio and Horomona Horo | Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki

Concert

CMNZ presents NZTrio with Horomona Horo in:

Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki | Three Four, The Rise of Matariki


We commissioned three composers, each of whom identifies in a significant way with Māori and European music: Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead (Ngāi Tahu and ‘matriarch’ of NZ music), Martin Lodge (curator of Waikato University’s taonga pūoro collection), and Jeremy Mayall (composer/performer/producer engaging in taonga pūoro).

A call and response culminates in a melding of taonga pūoro and piano trio, after which the complete ensemble remains fused - two cultures together - performing further works Ngā Kete e Toru by Gareth Farr and Richard Nunns, and Toi Huarewa/The Suspended Way by Victoria Kelly, each of which tells its own distinct tale or legend that links with Matariki.


CMNZ presents NZTrio with Horomona Horo in:

Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki | Three Four, The Rise of Matariki


We commissioned three composers, each of whom identifies in a significant way with Māori and European music: Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead (Ngāi Tahu and ‘matriarch’ of NZ music), Martin Lodge (curator of Waikato University’s taonga pūoro collection), and Jeremy Mayall (composer/performer/producer engaging in taonga pūoro).

A call and response culminates in a melding of taonga pūoro and piano trio, after which the complete ensemble remains fused - two cultures together - performing further works Ngā Kete e Toru by Gareth Farr and Richard Nunns, and Toi Huarewa/The Suspended Way by Victoria Kelly, each of which tells its own distinct tale or legend that links with Matariki.


CMNZ presents NZTrio with Horomona Horo in:

Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki | Three Four, The Rise of Matariki


We commissioned three composers, each of whom identifies in a significant way with Māori and European music: Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead (Ngāi Tahu and ‘matriarch’ of NZ music), Martin Lodge (curator of Waikato University’s taonga pūoro collection), and Jeremy Mayall (composer/performer/producer engaging in taonga pūoro).

A call and response culminates in a melding of taonga pūoro and piano trio, after which the complete ensemble remains fused - two cultures together - performing further works Ngā Kete e Toru by Gareth Farr and Richard Nunns, and Toi Huarewa/The Suspended Way by Victoria Kelly, each of which tells its own distinct tale or legend that links with Matariki.


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June 29, 2019 16:00   ·   Wellington Museum

NZTrio and Horomona Horo | Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki

Concert

CMNZ presents NZTrio with Horomona Horo in:

Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki | Three Four, The Rise of Matariki


We commissioned three composers, each of whom identifies in a significant way with Māori and European music: Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead (Ngāi Tahu and ‘matriarch’ of NZ music), Martin Lodge (curator of Waikato University’s taonga pūoro collection), and Jeremy Mayall (composer/performer/producer engaging in taonga pūoro).

A call and response culminates in a melding of taonga pūoro and piano trio, after which the complete ensemble remains fused - two cultures together - performing further works Ngā Kete e Toru by Gareth Farr and Richard Nunns, and Toi Huarewa/The Suspended Way by Victoria Kelly, each of which tells its own distinct tale or legend that links with Matariki.


CMNZ presents NZTrio with Horomona Horo in:

Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki | Three Four, The Rise of Matariki


We commissioned three composers, each of whom identifies in a significant way with Māori and European music: Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead (Ngāi Tahu and ‘matriarch’ of NZ music), Martin Lodge (curator of Waikato University’s taonga pūoro collection), and Jeremy Mayall (composer/performer/producer engaging in taonga pūoro).

A call and response culminates in a melding of taonga pūoro and piano trio, after which the complete ensemble remains fused - two cultures together - performing further works Ngā Kete e Toru by Gareth Farr and Richard Nunns, and Toi Huarewa/The Suspended Way by Victoria Kelly, each of which tells its own distinct tale or legend that links with Matariki.


CMNZ presents NZTrio with Horomona Horo in:

Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki | Three Four, The Rise of Matariki


We commissioned three composers, each of whom identifies in a significant way with Māori and European music: Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead (Ngāi Tahu and ‘matriarch’ of NZ music), Martin Lodge (curator of Waikato University’s taonga pūoro collection), and Jeremy Mayall (composer/performer/producer engaging in taonga pūoro).

A call and response culminates in a melding of taonga pūoro and piano trio, after which the complete ensemble remains fused - two cultures together - performing further works Ngā Kete e Toru by Gareth Farr and Richard Nunns, and Toi Huarewa/The Suspended Way by Victoria Kelly, each of which tells its own distinct tale or legend that links with Matariki.


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June 30, 2019 13:00   ·   Expressions Whirinaki, Upper Hutt

Aroha Quartet performs Brigid Bisley's 'Unbound'

Tour

Aroha Quartet's programme begins with Mozart's String Quartet No 17 in B-flat K458. Nicknamed 'The Hunt', this is a high-spirited, joyful work, both rustic and sophisticated. The concert continues with 'Unbound', an expressive, heartfelt work for string quartet written in 2011 by New Zealand composer Brigid Bisley. For the finale, we are delighted to be joined by Diedre Irons, one of New Zealand's finest pianists, for the sublime Piano Quintet in F minor by Brahms. Combining lyrical beauty and rhythmic muscularity, this is one of the best-loved chamber music works of all time.

Performances:

Sunday, June 30 @ 4:00pm | Greytown Music Group, 57 Wood St, Greytown
Sunday, July 14 @ 2:30pm | Waikanae Memorial Hall
Tuesday, July 16 @ 7:30pm | St Paul's, 89 Tennyson St, Napier
Tuesday, September 10 @ 7:30pm | St Luke's, 2 Tees St, Oamaru
Wednesday, September 11 @ 7:30pm | Marama Hall, University of Otago, Leith St, Dunedin
Wednesday, November 13 @ 7:30pm | Globe Theatre, 312 Main St, Palmerston North
Sunday, November 24 @ 3:00pm | St Matthew-in-the-City, 187 Federal St, Auckland
Sunday, December 1 @ 3:00pm | St Andrew's on the Terrace, 30 The Terrace, Wellington

Aroha Quartet's programme begins with Mozart's String Quartet No 17 in B-flat K458. Nicknamed 'The Hunt', this is a high-spirited, joyful work, both rustic and sophisticated. The concert continues with 'Unbound', an expressive, heartfelt work for string quartet written in 2011 by New Zealand composer Brigid Bisley. For the finale, we are delighted to be joined by Diedre Irons, one of New Zealand's finest pianists, for the sublime Piano Quintet in F minor by Brahms. Combining lyrical beauty and rhythmic muscularity, this is one of the best-loved chamber music works of all time.

Performances:

Sunday, June 30 @ 4:00pm | Greytown Music Group, 57 Wood St, Greytown
Sunday, July 14 @ 2:30pm | Waikanae Memorial Hall
Tuesday, July 16 @ 7:30pm | St Paul's, 89 Tennyson St, Napier
Tuesday, September 10 @ 7:30pm | St Luke's, 2 Tees St, Oamaru
Wednesday, September 11 @ 7:30pm | Marama Hall, University of Otago, Leith St, Dunedin
Wednesday, November 13 @ 7:30pm | Globe Theatre, 312 Main St, Palmerston North
Sunday, November 24 @ 3:00pm | St Matthew-in-the-City, 187 Federal St, Auckland
Sunday, December 1 @ 3:00pm | St Andrew's on the Terrace, 30 The Terrace, Wellington

Aroha Quartet's programme begins with Mozart's String Quartet No 17 in B-flat K458. Nicknamed 'The Hunt', this is a high-spirited, joyful work, both rustic and sophisticated. The concert continues with 'Unbound', an expressive, heartfelt work for string quartet written in 2011 by New Zealand composer Brigid Bisley. For the finale, we are delighted to be joined by Diedre Irons, one of New Zealand's finest pianists, for the sublime Piano Quintet in F minor by Brahms. Combining lyrical beauty and rhythmic muscularity, this is one of the best-loved chamber music works of all time.

Performances:

Sunday, June 30 @ 4:00pm | Greytown Music Group, 57 Wood St, Greytown
Sunday, July 14 @ 2:30pm | Waikanae Memorial Hall
Tuesday, July 16 @ 7:30pm | St Paul's, 89 Tennyson St, Napier
Tuesday, September 10 @ 7:30pm | St Luke's, 2 Tees St, Oamaru
Wednesday, September 11 @ 7:30pm | Marama Hall, University of Otago, Leith St, Dunedin
Wednesday, November 13 @ 7:30pm | Globe Theatre, 312 Main St, Palmerston North
Sunday, November 24 @ 3:00pm | St Matthew-in-the-City, 187 Federal St, Auckland
Sunday, December 1 @ 3:00pm | St Andrew's on the Terrace, 30 The Terrace, Wellington

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June 30, 2019 16:00 — December 01, 2019 17:00   ·   Greytown, Waikanae, Napier, Oamaru, Dunedin, Palmerston North, Auckland and Wellington

NZSQ | National Tour 2019 - Tauranga

Concert

PROGRAMME:
Mozart | String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80/73f
Gao Ping | String Quartet - WORLD PREMIERE
Janáček | String Quartet No. 1, ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Dvořák | String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61


Opening the programme will be Mozart’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80, an early work in which the 14-year-old composer’s mastery of melody and harmony shines. The programme also features two Czech composers. Leoš Janáček subtitled his own String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” as a nod to Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s thrilling and passionate tale of the same name – itself inspired by Beethoven’s famous Kreutzer Sonata. Anton Dvořák’s refined String Quartet No. 11 still fizzes with the energy of folk melodies. What’s more, Mozart’s and Janáček’s quartets aren’t the only ‘firsts’ in this musical line-up. An eagerly-anticipated new work, written especially for the New Zealand String Quartet by distinguished composer Gao Ping, will premiere on this tour.


PROGRAMME:
Mozart | String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80/73f
Gao Ping | String Quartet - WORLD PREMIERE
Janáček | String Quartet No. 1, ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Dvořák | String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61


Opening the programme will be Mozart’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80, an early work in which the 14-year-old composer’s mastery of melody and harmony shines. The programme also features two Czech composers. Leoš Janáček subtitled his own String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” as a nod to Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s thrilling and passionate tale of the same name – itself inspired by Beethoven’s famous Kreutzer Sonata. Anton Dvořák’s refined String Quartet No. 11 still fizzes with the energy of folk melodies. What’s more, Mozart’s and Janáček’s quartets aren’t the only ‘firsts’ in this musical line-up. An eagerly-anticipated new work, written especially for the New Zealand String Quartet by distinguished composer Gao Ping, will premiere on this tour.


PROGRAMME:
Mozart | String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80/73f
Gao Ping | String Quartet - WORLD PREMIERE
Janáček | String Quartet No. 1, ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Dvořák | String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61


Opening the programme will be Mozart’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80, an early work in which the 14-year-old composer’s mastery of melody and harmony shines. The programme also features two Czech composers. Leoš Janáček subtitled his own String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” as a nod to Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s thrilling and passionate tale of the same name – itself inspired by Beethoven’s famous Kreutzer Sonata. Anton Dvořák’s refined String Quartet No. 11 still fizzes with the energy of folk melodies. What’s more, Mozart’s and Janáček’s quartets aren’t the only ‘firsts’ in this musical line-up. An eagerly-anticipated new work, written especially for the New Zealand String Quartet by distinguished composer Gao Ping, will premiere on this tour.


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July 03, 2019 19:30   ·   Baycourt X Space, Tauranga

NZSQ | National Tour 2019 - Devonport

Concert

PROGRAMME:
Mozart | String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80/73f
Gao Ping | String Quartet - WORLD PREMIERE
Janáček | String Quartet No. 1, ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Dvořák | String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61


Opening the programme will be Mozart’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80, an early work in which the 14-year-old composer’s mastery of melody and harmony shines. The programme also features two Czech composers. Leoš Janáček subtitled his own String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” as a nod to Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s thrilling and passionate tale of the same name – itself inspired by Beethoven’s famous Kreutzer Sonata. Anton Dvořák’s refined String Quartet No. 11 still fizzes with the energy of folk melodies. What’s more, Mozart’s and Janáček’s quartets aren’t the only ‘firsts’ in this musical line-up. An eagerly-anticipated new work, written especially for the New Zealand String Quartet by distinguished composer Gao Ping, will premiere on this tour.


PROGRAMME:
Mozart | String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80/73f
Gao Ping | String Quartet - WORLD PREMIERE
Janáček | String Quartet No. 1, ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Dvořák | String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61


Opening the programme will be Mozart’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80, an early work in which the 14-year-old composer’s mastery of melody and harmony shines. The programme also features two Czech composers. Leoš Janáček subtitled his own String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” as a nod to Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s thrilling and passionate tale of the same name – itself inspired by Beethoven’s famous Kreutzer Sonata. Anton Dvořák’s refined String Quartet No. 11 still fizzes with the energy of folk melodies. What’s more, Mozart’s and Janáček’s quartets aren’t the only ‘firsts’ in this musical line-up. An eagerly-anticipated new work, written especially for the New Zealand String Quartet by distinguished composer Gao Ping, will premiere on this tour.


PROGRAMME:
Mozart | String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80/73f
Gao Ping | String Quartet - WORLD PREMIERE
Janáček | String Quartet No. 1, ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Dvořák | String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61


Opening the programme will be Mozart’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80, an early work in which the 14-year-old composer’s mastery of melody and harmony shines. The programme also features two Czech composers. Leoš Janáček subtitled his own String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” as a nod to Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s thrilling and passionate tale of the same name – itself inspired by Beethoven’s famous Kreutzer Sonata. Anton Dvořák’s refined String Quartet No. 11 still fizzes with the energy of folk melodies. What’s more, Mozart’s and Janáček’s quartets aren’t the only ‘firsts’ in this musical line-up. An eagerly-anticipated new work, written especially for the New Zealand String Quartet by distinguished composer Gao Ping, will premiere on this tour.


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July 05, 2019 19:30   ·   Holy Trinity Church, Devonport

Music as Play

Festival

A festival and conference dedicated to music for the Toy Piano, comprising of a series of concerts and speakers, including a keynote presentation by New Zealand/Australian composer Diana Blom, and the premiere of a work for Toy Piano by New Zealand composer Chris Adams.

The schedule can be found here: https://music-as-play.wixsite.com/toypiano/schedule

A list of compositions selected as part of a call for scores to be premiered at the Festival can be found here: https://music-as-play.wixsite.com/toypiano/news

A festival and conference dedicated to music for the Toy Piano, comprising of a series of concerts and speakers, including a keynote presentation by New Zealand/Australian composer Diana Blom, and the premiere of a work for Toy Piano by New Zealand composer Chris Adams.

The schedule can be found here: https://music-as-play.wixsite.com/toypiano/schedule

A list of compositions selected as part of a call for scores to be premiered at the Festival can be found here: https://music-as-play.wixsite.com/toypiano/news

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July 06, 2019 09:00 — July 07, 2019 18:30   ·   Istituto Carducci Salone Enrico Musa

Te Whironui Exhibition | Matariki Event

Concert

As part of the Te whironui exhibition we welcome the public to join this free Matariki concert.


Te Whironui art exhibition and set performances from the following:

5.40pm | Al Fraser: Taonga Puoro Concert
6.15pm | Jade Whaanga - Maori contemporary Dance/performer
6.45pm | Mal Gray & Tuhiwai Hendrix
7.15pm | Pianika Duncan - Singer song writer


The concert includes snacks and beverages.


As part of the Te whironui exhibition we welcome the public to join this free Matariki concert.


Te Whironui art exhibition and set performances from the following:

5.40pm | Al Fraser: Taonga Puoro Concert
6.15pm | Jade Whaanga - Maori contemporary Dance/performer
6.45pm | Mal Gray & Tuhiwai Hendrix
7.15pm | Pianika Duncan - Singer song writer


The concert includes snacks and beverages.


As part of the Te whironui exhibition we welcome the public to join this free Matariki concert.


Te Whironui art exhibition and set performances from the following:

5.40pm | Al Fraser: Taonga Puoro Concert
6.15pm | Jade Whaanga - Maori contemporary Dance/performer
6.45pm | Mal Gray & Tuhiwai Hendrix
7.15pm | Pianika Duncan - Singer song writer


The concert includes snacks and beverages.


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July 06, 2019 17:30 — July 06, 2019 19:30   ·   Thistle Hall, Wellington

NZTrio | Tectonic Shift

Concert

PROGRAMME:
Frank Bridge (UK) | Allegretto
Gillian Whitehead (NZ) | Te waka o te rangi - NEW COMMISSION
Frank Bridge (UK) | Gavotte
Michael Norris (NZ) | dirty pixels
James MacMillan (UK) | Piano Trio No.2
Jennifer Higdon (USA) | Pale Yellow and Fiery Red
Anton Arensky (RUS) | Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor


Tectonic Shift sets sail aboard the Endeavour embarking on a huge journey across oceans with the sounds of English parlour music in our ears – Bridge’s Allegretto – and arrive on these shores to the startling sounds of Taonga Pūoro. The music that follows is NZTrio’s very latest commission, from Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead and is a melding of cultures that contemplates those first encounters between Māori and European through the lens of music – European instruments responding with open understanding and consideration to the uniquely Māori sounds that prevailed earlier. It’s a contemplation of worlds colliding.

The brief jaunt back into a very British sound of Cook’s homeland – a second miniature from Bridge, this time his Gavotte – is comically jarring. We immediately return home to Aotearoa/New Zealand to experience a culmination of historical musical development in this country by way of NZTrio’s first ever commission, Michael Norrisdirty pixels, all skittering murmurs and bongo beats.

Then, for dynamic perspective, we cross back to the UK to compare with a jaunty new work from those shores by Scottish composer James MacMillan.

The interval gives us time to catch our collective breath from that busy musical migration, contemplate the quantum shift we’ve just experienced, and summon our strength for the arm wrestle that lies ahead: two cold war superpowers struggling for dominance. USA’s ambassador Jennifer Higdon presents a colourful argument – calm and reason giving way to determined energy and unstoppable momentum. Russia’s emissary Anton Arensky summons up a famously impassioned speech – intense, heart-wrenching, darkly romantic. There is no winner.


PROGRAMME:
Frank Bridge (UK) | Allegretto
Gillian Whitehead (NZ) | Te waka o te rangi - NEW COMMISSION
Frank Bridge (UK) | Gavotte
Michael Norris (NZ) | dirty pixels
James MacMillan (UK) | Piano Trio No.2
Jennifer Higdon (USA) | Pale Yellow and Fiery Red
Anton Arensky (RUS) | Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor


Tectonic Shift sets sail aboard the Endeavour embarking on a huge journey across oceans with the sounds of English parlour music in our ears – Bridge’s Allegretto – and arrive on these shores to the startling sounds of Taonga Pūoro. The music that follows is NZTrio’s very latest commission, from Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead and is a melding of cultures that contemplates those first encounters between Māori and European through the lens of music – European instruments responding with open understanding and consideration to the uniquely Māori sounds that prevailed earlier. It’s a contemplation of worlds colliding.

The brief jaunt back into a very British sound of Cook’s homeland – a second miniature from Bridge, this time his Gavotte – is comically jarring. We immediately return home to Aotearoa/New Zealand to experience a culmination of historical musical development in this country by way of NZTrio’s first ever commission, Michael Norrisdirty pixels, all skittering murmurs and bongo beats.

Then, for dynamic perspective, we cross back to the UK to compare with a jaunty new work from those shores by Scottish composer James MacMillan.

The interval gives us time to catch our collective breath from that busy musical migration, contemplate the quantum shift we’ve just experienced, and summon our strength for the arm wrestle that lies ahead: two cold war superpowers struggling for dominance. USA’s ambassador Jennifer Higdon presents a colourful argument – calm and reason giving way to determined energy and unstoppable momentum. Russia’s emissary Anton Arensky summons up a famously impassioned speech – intense, heart-wrenching, darkly romantic. There is no winner.


PROGRAMME:
Frank Bridge (UK) | Allegretto
Gillian Whitehead (NZ) | Te waka o te rangi - NEW COMMISSION
Frank Bridge (UK) | Gavotte
Michael Norris (NZ) | dirty pixels
James MacMillan (UK) | Piano Trio No.2
Jennifer Higdon (USA) | Pale Yellow and Fiery Red
Anton Arensky (RUS) | Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor


Tectonic Shift sets sail aboard the Endeavour embarking on a huge journey across oceans with the sounds of English parlour music in our ears – Bridge’s Allegretto – and arrive on these shores to the startling sounds of Taonga Pūoro. The music that follows is NZTrio’s very latest commission, from Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead and is a melding of cultures that contemplates those first encounters between Māori and European through the lens of music – European instruments responding with open understanding and consideration to the uniquely Māori sounds that prevailed earlier. It’s a contemplation of worlds colliding.

The brief jaunt back into a very British sound of Cook’s homeland – a second miniature from Bridge, this time his Gavotte – is comically jarring. We immediately return home to Aotearoa/New Zealand to experience a culmination of historical musical development in this country by way of NZTrio’s first ever commission, Michael Norrisdirty pixels, all skittering murmurs and bongo beats.

Then, for dynamic perspective, we cross back to the UK to compare with a jaunty new work from those shores by Scottish composer James MacMillan.

The interval gives us time to catch our collective breath from that busy musical migration, contemplate the quantum shift we’ve just experienced, and summon our strength for the arm wrestle that lies ahead: two cold war superpowers struggling for dominance. USA’s ambassador Jennifer Higdon presents a colourful argument – calm and reason giving way to determined energy and unstoppable momentum. Russia’s emissary Anton Arensky summons up a famously impassioned speech – intense, heart-wrenching, darkly romantic. There is no winner.


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July 11, 2019 19:00   ·   The Arts Centre, Christchurch

NZSQ | National Tour 2019 - Dunedin

Concert

PROGRAMME:
Mozart | String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80/73f
Gao Ping | String Quartet - WORLD PREMIERE
Janáček | String Quartet No. 1, ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Dvořák | String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61


Opening the programme will be Mozart’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80, an early work in which the 14-year-old composer’s mastery of melody and harmony shines. The programme also features two Czech composers. Leoš Janáček subtitled his own String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” as a nod to Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s thrilling and passionate tale of the same name – itself inspired by Beethoven’s famous Kreutzer Sonata. Anton Dvořák’s refined String Quartet No. 11 still fizzes with the energy of folk melodies. What’s more, Mozart’s and Janáček’s quartets aren’t the only ‘firsts’ in this musical line-up. An eagerly-anticipated new work, written especially for the New Zealand String Quartet by distinguished composer Gao Ping, will premiere on this tour.


PROGRAMME:
Mozart | String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80/73f
Gao Ping | String Quartet - WORLD PREMIERE
Janáček | String Quartet No. 1, ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Dvořák | String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61


Opening the programme will be Mozart’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80, an early work in which the 14-year-old composer’s mastery of melody and harmony shines. The programme also features two Czech composers. Leoš Janáček subtitled his own String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” as a nod to Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s thrilling and passionate tale of the same name – itself inspired by Beethoven’s famous Kreutzer Sonata. Anton Dvořák’s refined String Quartet No. 11 still fizzes with the energy of folk melodies. What’s more, Mozart’s and Janáček’s quartets aren’t the only ‘firsts’ in this musical line-up. An eagerly-anticipated new work, written especially for the New Zealand String Quartet by distinguished composer Gao Ping, will premiere on this tour.


PROGRAMME:
Mozart | String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80/73f
Gao Ping | String Quartet - WORLD PREMIERE
Janáček | String Quartet No. 1, ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Dvořák | String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61


Opening the programme will be Mozart’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80, an early work in which the 14-year-old composer’s mastery of melody and harmony shines. The programme also features two Czech composers. Leoš Janáček subtitled his own String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” as a nod to Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s thrilling and passionate tale of the same name – itself inspired by Beethoven’s famous Kreutzer Sonata. Anton Dvořák’s refined String Quartet No. 11 still fizzes with the energy of folk melodies. What’s more, Mozart’s and Janáček’s quartets aren’t the only ‘firsts’ in this musical line-up. An eagerly-anticipated new work, written especially for the New Zealand String Quartet by distinguished composer Gao Ping, will premiere on this tour.


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July 11, 2019 19:30   ·   Dunedin Art Gallery - Donaghys Foyer, Dunedin

NZTrio | Tectonic Shift

Concert

PROGRAMME:
Frank Bridge (UK) | Allegretto
Gillian Whitehead (NZ) | Te waka o te rangi - NEW COMMISSION
Frank Bridge (UK) | Gavotte
Michael Norris (NZ) | dirty pixels
James MacMillan (UK) | Piano Trio No.2
Jennifer Higdon (USA) | Pale Yellow and Fiery Red
Anton Arensky (RUS) | Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor


Tectonic Shift sets sail aboard the Endeavour embarking on a huge journey across oceans with the sounds of English parlour music in our ears – Bridge’s Allegretto – and arrive on these shores to the startling sounds of Taonga Pūoro. The music that follows is NZTrio’s very latest commission, from Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead and is a melding of cultures that contemplates those first encounters between Māori and European through the lens of music – European instruments responding with open understanding and consideration to the uniquely Māori sounds that prevailed earlier. It’s a contemplation of worlds colliding.

The brief jaunt back into a very British sound of Cook’s homeland – a second miniature from Bridge, this time his Gavotte – is comically jarring. We immediately return home to Aotearoa/New Zealand to experience a culmination of historical musical development in this country by way of NZTrio’s first ever commission, Michael Norrisdirty pixels, all skittering murmurs and bongo beats.

Then, for dynamic perspective, we cross back to the UK to compare with a jaunty new work from those shores by Scottish composer James MacMillan.

The interval gives us time to catch our collective breath from that busy musical migration, contemplate the quantum shift we’ve just experienced, and summon our strength for the arm wrestle that lies ahead: two cold war superpowers struggling for dominance. USA’s ambassador Jennifer Higdon presents a colourful argument – calm and reason giving way to determined energy and unstoppable momentum. Russia’s emissary Anton Arensky summons up a famously impassioned speech – intense, heart-wrenching, darkly romantic. There is no winner.


PROGRAMME:
Frank Bridge (UK) | Allegretto
Gillian Whitehead (NZ) | Te waka o te rangi - NEW COMMISSION
Frank Bridge (UK) | Gavotte
Michael Norris (NZ) | dirty pixels
James MacMillan (UK) | Piano Trio No.2
Jennifer Higdon (USA) | Pale Yellow and Fiery Red
Anton Arensky (RUS) | Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor


Tectonic Shift sets sail aboard the Endeavour embarking on a huge journey across oceans with the sounds of English parlour music in our ears – Bridge’s Allegretto – and arrive on these shores to the startling sounds of Taonga Pūoro. The music that follows is NZTrio’s very latest commission, from Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead and is a melding of cultures that contemplates those first encounters between Māori and European through the lens of music – European instruments responding with open understanding and consideration to the uniquely Māori sounds that prevailed earlier. It’s a contemplation of worlds colliding.

The brief jaunt back into a very British sound of Cook’s homeland – a second miniature from Bridge, this time his Gavotte – is comically jarring. We immediately return home to Aotearoa/New Zealand to experience a culmination of historical musical development in this country by way of NZTrio’s first ever commission, Michael Norrisdirty pixels, all skittering murmurs and bongo beats.

Then, for dynamic perspective, we cross back to the UK to compare with a jaunty new work from those shores by Scottish composer James MacMillan.

The interval gives us time to catch our collective breath from that busy musical migration, contemplate the quantum shift we’ve just experienced, and summon our strength for the arm wrestle that lies ahead: two cold war superpowers struggling for dominance. USA’s ambassador Jennifer Higdon presents a colourful argument – calm and reason giving way to determined energy and unstoppable momentum. Russia’s emissary Anton Arensky summons up a famously impassioned speech – intense, heart-wrenching, darkly romantic. There is no winner.


PROGRAMME:
Frank Bridge (UK) | Allegretto
Gillian Whitehead (NZ) | Te waka o te rangi - NEW COMMISSION
Frank Bridge (UK) | Gavotte
Michael Norris (NZ) | dirty pixels
James MacMillan (UK) | Piano Trio No.2
Jennifer Higdon (USA) | Pale Yellow and Fiery Red
Anton Arensky (RUS) | Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor


Tectonic Shift sets sail aboard the Endeavour embarking on a huge journey across oceans with the sounds of English parlour music in our ears – Bridge’s Allegretto – and arrive on these shores to the startling sounds of Taonga Pūoro. The music that follows is NZTrio’s very latest commission, from Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead and is a melding of cultures that contemplates those first encounters between Māori and European through the lens of music – European instruments responding with open understanding and consideration to the uniquely Māori sounds that prevailed earlier. It’s a contemplation of worlds colliding.

The brief jaunt back into a very British sound of Cook’s homeland – a second miniature from Bridge, this time his Gavotte – is comically jarring. We immediately return home to Aotearoa/New Zealand to experience a culmination of historical musical development in this country by way of NZTrio’s first ever commission, Michael Norrisdirty pixels, all skittering murmurs and bongo beats.

Then, for dynamic perspective, we cross back to the UK to compare with a jaunty new work from those shores by Scottish composer James MacMillan.

The interval gives us time to catch our collective breath from that busy musical migration, contemplate the quantum shift we’ve just experienced, and summon our strength for the arm wrestle that lies ahead: two cold war superpowers struggling for dominance. USA’s ambassador Jennifer Higdon presents a colourful argument – calm and reason giving way to determined energy and unstoppable momentum. Russia’s emissary Anton Arensky summons up a famously impassioned speech – intense, heart-wrenching, darkly romantic. There is no winner.


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July 12, 2019 19:30   ·   Nelson Centre of Musical Arts

NZSQ | National Tour 2019 - Blenheim

Concert

PROGRAMME:
Mozart | String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80/73f
Gao Ping | String Quartet - WORLD PREMIERE
Janáček | String Quartet No. 1, ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Dvořák | String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61


Opening the programme will be Mozart’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80, an early work in which the 14-year-old composer’s mastery of melody and harmony shines. The programme also features two Czech composers. Leoš Janáček subtitled his own String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” as a nod to Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s thrilling and passionate tale of the same name – itself inspired by Beethoven’s famous Kreutzer Sonata. Anton Dvořák’s refined String Quartet No. 11 still fizzes with the energy of folk melodies. What’s more, Mozart’s and Janáček’s quartets aren’t the only ‘firsts’ in this musical line-up. An eagerly-anticipated new work, written especially for the New Zealand String Quartet by distinguished composer Gao Ping, will premiere on this tour.


PROGRAMME:
Mozart | String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80/73f
Gao Ping | String Quartet - WORLD PREMIERE
Janáček | String Quartet No. 1, ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Dvořák | String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61


Opening the programme will be Mozart’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80, an early work in which the 14-year-old composer’s mastery of melody and harmony shines. The programme also features two Czech composers. Leoš Janáček subtitled his own String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” as a nod to Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s thrilling and passionate tale of the same name – itself inspired by Beethoven’s famous Kreutzer Sonata. Anton Dvořák’s refined String Quartet No. 11 still fizzes with the energy of folk melodies. What’s more, Mozart’s and Janáček’s quartets aren’t the only ‘firsts’ in this musical line-up. An eagerly-anticipated new work, written especially for the New Zealand String Quartet by distinguished composer Gao Ping, will premiere on this tour.


PROGRAMME:
Mozart | String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80/73f
Gao Ping | String Quartet - WORLD PREMIERE
Janáček | String Quartet No. 1, ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Dvořák | String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61


Opening the programme will be Mozart’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80, an early work in which the 14-year-old composer’s mastery of melody and harmony shines. The programme also features two Czech composers. Leoš Janáček subtitled his own String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” as a nod to Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s thrilling and passionate tale of the same name – itself inspired by Beethoven’s famous Kreutzer Sonata. Anton Dvořák’s refined String Quartet No. 11 still fizzes with the energy of folk melodies. What’s more, Mozart’s and Janáček’s quartets aren’t the only ‘firsts’ in this musical line-up. An eagerly-anticipated new work, written especially for the New Zealand String Quartet by distinguished composer Gao Ping, will premiere on this tour.


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July 13, 2019 13:00   ·   Cloudy Bay Vineyards, Blenheim

NZSO | Mātauranga

Tour

Auckland and Wellington

Michael Norris | Mātauranga
Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414
Osvaldo Golijov | Last Round
Nielsen | Symphony No. 4, Op. 29 'The Inextinguishable'

Napier, Tauranga and Hamilton

Mendelssohn | The Hebrides Overture, Op. 26
Beethoven | Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Michael Norris | Mātauranga
Mozart | Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504


Carlos Kalmar | Conductor
Steven Osborne | Piano


Mātauranga, by Wellington-based Michael Norris, was commissioned as part of the NZSO Cook’s Landfall Series to mark 250 years since the first encounters between Māori and Europeans at Captain Cook’s first landfall. Featuring taonga pūoro – Māori musical instruments, it conveys Cook’s journey to study the stars, flora, fauna and chart continents and islands.


Auckland and Wellington

Michael Norris | Mātauranga
Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414
Osvaldo Golijov | Last Round
Nielsen | Symphony No. 4, Op. 29 'The Inextinguishable'

Napier, Tauranga and Hamilton

Mendelssohn | The Hebrides Overture, Op. 26
Beethoven | Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Michael Norris | Mātauranga
Mozart | Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504


Carlos Kalmar | Conductor
Steven Osborne | Piano


Mātauranga, by Wellington-based Michael Norris, was commissioned as part of the NZSO Cook’s Landfall Series to mark 250 years since the first encounters between Māori and Europeans at Captain Cook’s first landfall. Featuring taonga pūoro – Māori musical instruments, it conveys Cook’s journey to study the stars, flora, fauna and chart continents and islands.


Auckland and Wellington

Michael Norris | Mātauranga
Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414
Osvaldo Golijov | Last Round
Nielsen | Symphony No. 4, Op. 29 'The Inextinguishable'

Napier, Tauranga and Hamilton

Mendelssohn | The Hebrides Overture, Op. 26
Beethoven | Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Michael Norris | Mātauranga
Mozart | Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504


Carlos Kalmar | Conductor
Steven Osborne | Piano


Mātauranga, by Wellington-based Michael Norris, was commissioned as part of the NZSO Cook’s Landfall Series to mark 250 years since the first encounters between Māori and Europeans at Captain Cook’s first landfall. Featuring taonga pūoro – Māori musical instruments, it conveys Cook’s journey to study the stars, flora, fauna and chart continents and islands.


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July 13, 2019 19:30 — July 20, 2019 21:30   ·   Wellington, Napier, Tauranga, Hamilton and Auckland

London's Calling! - A Farewell Concert for Kirsten Strom

Concert

Local composer Kirsten Strom has been accepted for a Masters with the prestigious Royal Academy of Music, UK.

Featuring celebrated performers like Sarah Watkins and Ashley Brown as well as exciting new talent, this concert takes a selection of her music from the past five years. This is your last chance to come and hear it before she leaves, a rare concert for her hometown. All proceeds will go towards her living costs while studying in London.

Please come and support this young artist in her journey.


About the music:

"engaging and mesmeric"
"shimmering strings"
"langourous dreams"
"quirky, catchy and full of fun!"


About the composer:

Kirsten Strom is a young composer, conductor and creative writer. Her music has been performed internationally, commissioned, and aired on national radio. Current concerns include a social conscience, mixed media, and the complex beauty of nature.


Click Here to Read More & Donate


Listen to the NZSO play 'Ice' by Kirsten Strom


Local composer Kirsten Strom has been accepted for a Masters with the prestigious Royal Academy of Music, UK.

Featuring celebrated performers like Sarah Watkins and Ashley Brown as well as exciting new talent, this concert takes a selection of her music from the past five years. This is your last chance to come and hear it before she leaves, a rare concert for her hometown. All proceeds will go towards her living costs while studying in London.

Please come and support this young artist in her journey.


About the music:

"engaging and mesmeric"
"shimmering strings"
"langourous dreams"
"quirky, catchy and full of fun!"


About the composer:

Kirsten Strom is a young composer, conductor and creative writer. Her music has been performed internationally, commissioned, and aired on national radio. Current concerns include a social conscience, mixed media, and the complex beauty of nature.


Click Here to Read More & Donate


Listen to the NZSO play 'Ice' by Kirsten Strom


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July 13, 2019 19:30 — July 13, 2019 20:45   ·   St Lukes Church, Auckland

NZTrio | Tectonic Shift

Concert

PROGRAMME:
Frank Bridge (UK) | Allegretto
Gillian Whitehead (NZ) | Te waka o te rangi (new commission)
Frank Bridge (UK) | Gavotte
Michael Norris (NZ) | dirty pixels
James MacMillan (UK) | Piano Trio No.2
Jennifer Higdon (USA) | Pale Yellow and Fiery Red
Anton Arensky (RUS) | Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor


Tectonic Shift sets sail aboard the Endeavour embarking on a huge journey across oceans with the sounds of English parlour music in our ears – Bridge’s Allegretto – and arrive on these shores to the startling sounds of Taonga Pūoro. The music that follows is NZTrio’s very latest commission, from Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead and is a melding of cultures that contemplates those first encounters between Māori and European through the lens of music – European instruments responding with open understanding and consideration to the uniquely Māori sounds that prevailed earlier. It’s a contemplation of worlds colliding.

The brief jaunt back into a very British sound of Cook’s homeland – a second miniature from Bridge, this time his Gavotte – is comically jarring. We immediately return home to Aotearoa/New Zealand to experience a culmination of historical musical development in this country by way of NZTrio’s first ever commission, Michael Norrisdirty pixels, all skittering murmurs and bongo beats.

Then, for dynamic perspective, we cross back to the UK to compare with a jaunty new work from those shores by Scottish composer James MacMillan.

The interval gives us time to catch our collective breath from that busy musical migration, contemplate the quantum shift we’ve just experienced, and summon our strength for the arm wrestle that lies ahead: two cold war superpowers struggling for dominance. USA’s ambassador Jennifer Higdon presents a colourful argument – calm and reason giving way to determined energy and unstoppable momentum. Russia’s emissary Anton Arensky summons up a famously impassioned speech – intense, heart-wrenching, darkly romantic. There is no winner.


PROGRAMME:
Frank Bridge (UK) | Allegretto
Gillian Whitehead (NZ) | Te waka o te rangi (new commission)
Frank Bridge (UK) | Gavotte
Michael Norris (NZ) | dirty pixels
James MacMillan (UK) | Piano Trio No.2
Jennifer Higdon (USA) | Pale Yellow and Fiery Red
Anton Arensky (RUS) | Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor


Tectonic Shift sets sail aboard the Endeavour embarking on a huge journey across oceans with the sounds of English parlour music in our ears – Bridge’s Allegretto – and arrive on these shores to the startling sounds of Taonga Pūoro. The music that follows is NZTrio’s very latest commission, from Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead and is a melding of cultures that contemplates those first encounters between Māori and European through the lens of music – European instruments responding with open understanding and consideration to the uniquely Māori sounds that prevailed earlier. It’s a contemplation of worlds colliding.

The brief jaunt back into a very British sound of Cook’s homeland – a second miniature from Bridge, this time his Gavotte – is comically jarring. We immediately return home to Aotearoa/New Zealand to experience a culmination of historical musical development in this country by way of NZTrio’s first ever commission, Michael Norrisdirty pixels, all skittering murmurs and bongo beats.

Then, for dynamic perspective, we cross back to the UK to compare with a jaunty new work from those shores by Scottish composer James MacMillan.

The interval gives us time to catch our collective breath from that busy musical migration, contemplate the quantum shift we’ve just experienced, and summon our strength for the arm wrestle that lies ahead: two cold war superpowers struggling for dominance. USA’s ambassador Jennifer Higdon presents a colourful argument – calm and reason giving way to determined energy and unstoppable momentum. Russia’s emissary Anton Arensky summons up a famously impassioned speech – intense, heart-wrenching, darkly romantic. There is no winner.


PROGRAMME:
Frank Bridge (UK) | Allegretto
Gillian Whitehead (NZ) | Te waka o te rangi (new commission)
Frank Bridge (UK) | Gavotte
Michael Norris (NZ) | dirty pixels
James MacMillan (UK) | Piano Trio No.2
Jennifer Higdon (USA) | Pale Yellow and Fiery Red
Anton Arensky (RUS) | Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor


Tectonic Shift sets sail aboard the Endeavour embarking on a huge journey across oceans with the sounds of English parlour music in our ears – Bridge’s Allegretto – and arrive on these shores to the startling sounds of Taonga Pūoro. The music that follows is NZTrio’s very latest commission, from Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead and is a melding of cultures that contemplates those first encounters between Māori and European through the lens of music – European instruments responding with open understanding and consideration to the uniquely Māori sounds that prevailed earlier. It’s a contemplation of worlds colliding.

The brief jaunt back into a very British sound of Cook’s homeland – a second miniature from Bridge, this time his Gavotte – is comically jarring. We immediately return home to Aotearoa/New Zealand to experience a culmination of historical musical development in this country by way of NZTrio’s first ever commission, Michael Norrisdirty pixels, all skittering murmurs and bongo beats.

Then, for dynamic perspective, we cross back to the UK to compare with a jaunty new work from those shores by Scottish composer James MacMillan.

The interval gives us time to catch our collective breath from that busy musical migration, contemplate the quantum shift we’ve just experienced, and summon our strength for the arm wrestle that lies ahead: two cold war superpowers struggling for dominance. USA’s ambassador Jennifer Higdon presents a colourful argument – calm and reason giving way to determined energy and unstoppable momentum. Russia’s emissary Anton Arensky summons up a famously impassioned speech – intense, heart-wrenching, darkly romantic. There is no winner.


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July 14, 2019 17:00   ·   Q Theatre, Auckland

NZTrio | Tectonic Shift

Concert

PROGRAMME:
Frank Bridge (UK) | Allegretto
Gillian Whitehead (NZ) | Te waka o te rangi (new commission)
Frank Bridge (UK) | Gavotte
Michael Norris (NZ) | dirty pixels
James MacMillan (UK) | Piano Trio No.2
Jennifer Higdon (USA) | Pale Yellow and Fiery Red
Anton Arensky (RUS) | Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor


Tectonic Shift sets sail aboard the Endeavour embarking on a huge journey across oceans with the sounds of English parlour music in our ears – Bridge’s Allegretto – and arrive on these shores to the startling sounds of Taonga Pūoro. The music that follows is NZTrio’s very latest commission, from Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead and is a melding of cultures that contemplates those first encounters between Māori and European through the lens of music – European instruments responding with open understanding and consideration to the uniquely Māori sounds that prevailed earlier. It’s a contemplation of worlds colliding.

The brief jaunt back into a very British sound of Cook’s homeland – a second miniature from Bridge, this time his Gavotte – is comically jarring. We immediately return home to Aotearoa/New Zealand to experience a culmination of historical musical development in this country by way of NZTrio’s first ever commission, Michael Norrisdirty pixels, all skittering murmurs and bongo beats.

Then, for dynamic perspective, we cross back to the UK to compare with a jaunty new work from those shores by Scottish composer James MacMillan.

The interval gives us time to catch our collective breath from that busy musical migration, contemplate the quantum shift we’ve just experienced, and summon our strength for the arm wrestle that lies ahead: two cold war superpowers struggling for dominance. USA’s ambassador Jennifer Higdon presents a colourful argument – calm and reason giving way to determined energy and unstoppable momentum. Russia’s emissary Anton Arensky summons up a famously impassioned speech – intense, heart-wrenching, darkly romantic. There is no winner.


PROGRAMME:
Frank Bridge (UK) | Allegretto
Gillian Whitehead (NZ) | Te waka o te rangi (new commission)
Frank Bridge (UK) | Gavotte
Michael Norris (NZ) | dirty pixels
James MacMillan (UK) | Piano Trio No.2
Jennifer Higdon (USA) | Pale Yellow and Fiery Red
Anton Arensky (RUS) | Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor


Tectonic Shift sets sail aboard the Endeavour embarking on a huge journey across oceans with the sounds of English parlour music in our ears – Bridge’s Allegretto – and arrive on these shores to the startling sounds of Taonga Pūoro. The music that follows is NZTrio’s very latest commission, from Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead and is a melding of cultures that contemplates those first encounters between Māori and European through the lens of music – European instruments responding with open understanding and consideration to the uniquely Māori sounds that prevailed earlier. It’s a contemplation of worlds colliding.

The brief jaunt back into a very British sound of Cook’s homeland – a second miniature from Bridge, this time his Gavotte – is comically jarring. We immediately return home to Aotearoa/New Zealand to experience a culmination of historical musical development in this country by way of NZTrio’s first ever commission, Michael Norrisdirty pixels, all skittering murmurs and bongo beats.

Then, for dynamic perspective, we cross back to the UK to compare with a jaunty new work from those shores by Scottish composer James MacMillan.

The interval gives us time to catch our collective breath from that busy musical migration, contemplate the quantum shift we’ve just experienced, and summon our strength for the arm wrestle that lies ahead: two cold war superpowers struggling for dominance. USA’s ambassador Jennifer Higdon presents a colourful argument – calm and reason giving way to determined energy and unstoppable momentum. Russia’s emissary Anton Arensky summons up a famously impassioned speech – intense, heart-wrenching, darkly romantic. There is no winner.


PROGRAMME:
Frank Bridge (UK) | Allegretto
Gillian Whitehead (NZ) | Te waka o te rangi (new commission)
Frank Bridge (UK) | Gavotte
Michael Norris (NZ) | dirty pixels
James MacMillan (UK) | Piano Trio No.2
Jennifer Higdon (USA) | Pale Yellow and Fiery Red
Anton Arensky (RUS) | Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor


Tectonic Shift sets sail aboard the Endeavour embarking on a huge journey across oceans with the sounds of English parlour music in our ears – Bridge’s Allegretto – and arrive on these shores to the startling sounds of Taonga Pūoro. The music that follows is NZTrio’s very latest commission, from Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead and is a melding of cultures that contemplates those first encounters between Māori and European through the lens of music – European instruments responding with open understanding and consideration to the uniquely Māori sounds that prevailed earlier. It’s a contemplation of worlds colliding.

The brief jaunt back into a very British sound of Cook’s homeland – a second miniature from Bridge, this time his Gavotte – is comically jarring. We immediately return home to Aotearoa/New Zealand to experience a culmination of historical musical development in this country by way of NZTrio’s first ever commission, Michael Norrisdirty pixels, all skittering murmurs and bongo beats.

Then, for dynamic perspective, we cross back to the UK to compare with a jaunty new work from those shores by Scottish composer James MacMillan.

The interval gives us time to catch our collective breath from that busy musical migration, contemplate the quantum shift we’ve just experienced, and summon our strength for the arm wrestle that lies ahead: two cold war superpowers struggling for dominance. USA’s ambassador Jennifer Higdon presents a colourful argument – calm and reason giving way to determined energy and unstoppable momentum. Russia’s emissary Anton Arensky summons up a famously impassioned speech – intense, heart-wrenching, darkly romantic. There is no winner.


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July 16, 2019 19:00   ·   Q Theatre, Auckland

NZTrio and Horomona Horo | Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki

Concert

CMNZ presents NZTrio with Horomona Horo in:

Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki | Three Four, The Rise of Matariki


We commissioned three composers, each of whom identifies in a significant way with Māori and European music: Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead (Ngāi Tahu and ‘matriarch’ of NZ music), Martin Lodge (curator of Waikato University’s taonga pūoro collection), and Jeremy Mayall (composer/performer/producer engaging in taonga pūoro).

A call and response culminates in a melding of taonga pūoro and piano trio, after which the complete ensemble remains fused - two cultures together - performing further works Ngā Kete e Toru by Gareth Farr and Richard Nunns, and Toi Huarewa/The Suspended Way by Victoria Kelly, each of which tells its own distinct tale or legend that links with Matariki.


CMNZ presents NZTrio with Horomona Horo in:

Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki | Three Four, The Rise of Matariki


We commissioned three composers, each of whom identifies in a significant way with Māori and European music: Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead (Ngāi Tahu and ‘matriarch’ of NZ music), Martin Lodge (curator of Waikato University’s taonga pūoro collection), and Jeremy Mayall (composer/performer/producer engaging in taonga pūoro).

A call and response culminates in a melding of taonga pūoro and piano trio, after which the complete ensemble remains fused - two cultures together - performing further works Ngā Kete e Toru by Gareth Farr and Richard Nunns, and Toi Huarewa/The Suspended Way by Victoria Kelly, each of which tells its own distinct tale or legend that links with Matariki.


CMNZ presents NZTrio with Horomona Horo in:

Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki | Three Four, The Rise of Matariki


We commissioned three composers, each of whom identifies in a significant way with Māori and European music: Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead (Ngāi Tahu and ‘matriarch’ of NZ music), Martin Lodge (curator of Waikato University’s taonga pūoro collection), and Jeremy Mayall (composer/performer/producer engaging in taonga pūoro).

A call and response culminates in a melding of taonga pūoro and piano trio, after which the complete ensemble remains fused - two cultures together - performing further works Ngā Kete e Toru by Gareth Farr and Richard Nunns, and Toi Huarewa/The Suspended Way by Victoria Kelly, each of which tells its own distinct tale or legend that links with Matariki.


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July 19, 2019 19:00   ·   Puke Ariki, New Plymouth

NZTrio and Horomona Horo | Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki

Concert

CMNZ presents NZTrio with Horomona Horo in:

Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki | Three Four, The Rise of Matariki


We commissioned three composers, each of whom identifies in a significant way with Māori and European music: Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead (Ngāi Tahu and ‘matriarch’ of NZ music), Martin Lodge (curator of Waikato University’s taonga pūoro collection), and Jeremy Mayall (composer/performer/producer engaging in taonga pūoro).

A call and response culminates in a melding of taonga pūoro and piano trio, after which the complete ensemble remains fused - two cultures together - performing further works Ngā Kete e Toru by Gareth Farr and Richard Nunns, and Toi Huarewa/The Suspended Way by Victoria Kelly, each of which tells its own distinct tale or legend that links with Matariki.


CMNZ presents NZTrio with Horomona Horo in:

Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki | Three Four, The Rise of Matariki


We commissioned three composers, each of whom identifies in a significant way with Māori and European music: Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead (Ngāi Tahu and ‘matriarch’ of NZ music), Martin Lodge (curator of Waikato University’s taonga pūoro collection), and Jeremy Mayall (composer/performer/producer engaging in taonga pūoro).

A call and response culminates in a melding of taonga pūoro and piano trio, after which the complete ensemble remains fused - two cultures together - performing further works Ngā Kete e Toru by Gareth Farr and Richard Nunns, and Toi Huarewa/The Suspended Way by Victoria Kelly, each of which tells its own distinct tale or legend that links with Matariki.


CMNZ presents NZTrio with Horomona Horo in:

Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki | Three Four, The Rise of Matariki


We commissioned three composers, each of whom identifies in a significant way with Māori and European music: Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead (Ngāi Tahu and ‘matriarch’ of NZ music), Martin Lodge (curator of Waikato University’s taonga pūoro collection), and Jeremy Mayall (composer/performer/producer engaging in taonga pūoro).

A call and response culminates in a melding of taonga pūoro and piano trio, after which the complete ensemble remains fused - two cultures together - performing further works Ngā Kete e Toru by Gareth Farr and Richard Nunns, and Toi Huarewa/The Suspended Way by Victoria Kelly, each of which tells its own distinct tale or legend that links with Matariki.


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July 20, 2019 14:00   ·   Te Manawa Museum, Palmerston North

NZTrio and Horomona Horo | Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki

Concert

CMNZ presents NZTrio with Horomona Horo in:

Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki | Three Four, The Rise of Matariki


We commissioned three composers, each of whom identifies in a significant way with Māori and European music: Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead (Ngāi Tahu and ‘matriarch’ of NZ music), Martin Lodge (curator of Waikato University’s taonga pūoro collection), and Jeremy Mayall (composer/performer/producer engaging in taonga pūoro).

A call and response culminates in a melding of taonga pūoro and piano trio, after which the complete ensemble remains fused - two cultures together - performing further works Ngā Kete e Toru by Gareth Farr and Richard Nunns, and Toi Huarewa/The Suspended Way by Victoria Kelly, each of which tells its own distinct tale or legend that links with Matariki.


CMNZ presents NZTrio with Horomona Horo in:

Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki | Three Four, The Rise of Matariki


We commissioned three composers, each of whom identifies in a significant way with Māori and European music: Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead (Ngāi Tahu and ‘matriarch’ of NZ music), Martin Lodge (curator of Waikato University’s taonga pūoro collection), and Jeremy Mayall (composer/performer/producer engaging in taonga pūoro).

A call and response culminates in a melding of taonga pūoro and piano trio, after which the complete ensemble remains fused - two cultures together - performing further works Ngā Kete e Toru by Gareth Farr and Richard Nunns, and Toi Huarewa/The Suspended Way by Victoria Kelly, each of which tells its own distinct tale or legend that links with Matariki.


CMNZ presents NZTrio with Horomona Horo in:

Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki | Three Four, The Rise of Matariki


We commissioned three composers, each of whom identifies in a significant way with Māori and European music: Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead (Ngāi Tahu and ‘matriarch’ of NZ music), Martin Lodge (curator of Waikato University’s taonga pūoro collection), and Jeremy Mayall (composer/performer/producer engaging in taonga pūoro).

A call and response culminates in a melding of taonga pūoro and piano trio, after which the complete ensemble remains fused - two cultures together - performing further works Ngā Kete e Toru by Gareth Farr and Richard Nunns, and Toi Huarewa/The Suspended Way by Victoria Kelly, each of which tells its own distinct tale or legend that links with Matariki.


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July 21, 2019 15:30   ·   MTG Hawkes Bay, Napier

Ned Ginsburg | The Composer/Orchestrator Collaboration

Workshop

Brought to you by Screen Composers Guild of New Zealand and SOUNZ


Join composer/arranger Ned Paul Ginsburg for a close examination of the relationship between composing and orchestrating as it relates to commercial work in musical theater, film, television and live concerts. Ned will present several “before and after” scores from Broadway and Hollywood, highlighting the adjustments and enhancements that an orchestrator can bring to a songwriter’s or scoring composer’s work.

Topics will include:
- the necessary background and training for entering the profession
- writing for ensembles large and small
- writing for drums and guitar
- writing for background choral singers
- reducing scores from one configuration to another
- working from lead sheets, piano parts and/or demos
- integrating synthesizers with orchestral sounds
- transcription and transposition
- orchestrating one's own compositions - when does one hat go on and the other off?


Born in New York and raised and educated in Los Angeles, Jerusalem, Paris and Rochester, Ned Paul Ginsburg made his public debut as a composer on the radio program “First Applause” at age sixteen. He has received awards or recognition from The National Endowment for the Arts, N.A.R.A.S., Songwriters Guild of America, International Association of Jazz Educators, and Downbeat Magazine. Commissioned theater pieces as composer include THEY CHOSE ME for TADA, A TALMUD TALE for Maqom, and ARNIE!, THE TV MUSICAL for Silver Burdett Ginn. His musical BOYNTON BEACH CLUB, co-written with filmmaker Susan Seidelman and lyricists Michael Colby and Cornelia Ravenal debuted in 2017 and will be produced again in 2019.

Orchestrations: ALADDIN (Broadway and West End), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, LIZA AT THE PALACE, MINNELLI ON MINNELLI, GALAVANT (ABC-TV), THE ACADEMY AWARDS SHOW, LITTLE MERMAID, WONDER PETS (Nickelodeon & worldwide), SAMMY (The Old Globe), PAPER MOON, INSIDE OUT, A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK, THE NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR, THE TIMES, CASPER, SWEENEY TODD, S'WONDERFUL, RADIO CITY EASTER SHOW, NIGHT OF 1000 STARS, SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE PALLADIUM, THE NEW YORK POPS, THE BROADWAY KIDS cd series, several Warner Bros. films (including the Oscar-nominated score of MICHAEL COLLINS), and for many composers and entertainers, including: Alan Menken, Elliot Goldenthal, Bobby Lopez, Leslie Bricusse, Jason Robert Brown, Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick, Glen Roven, Bernadette Peters, Liza Minnelli, Diahann Carroll, Lea Salonga, Kathie Lee Gifford, Elaine Stritch, Isabelle Leonard, Faith Prince, Tony Danza, Rebecca Luker, and many others.


Open to SOUNZ composers, members of all screen guilds and other interested parties.


Brought to you by Screen Composers Guild of New Zealand and SOUNZ


Join composer/arranger Ned Paul Ginsburg for a close examination of the relationship between composing and orchestrating as it relates to commercial work in musical theater, film, television and live concerts. Ned will present several “before and after” scores from Broadway and Hollywood, highlighting the adjustments and enhancements that an orchestrator can bring to a songwriter’s or scoring composer’s work.

Topics will include:
- the necessary background and training for entering the profession
- writing for ensembles large and small
- writing for drums and guitar
- writing for background choral singers
- reducing scores from one configuration to another
- working from lead sheets, piano parts and/or demos
- integrating synthesizers with orchestral sounds
- transcription and transposition
- orchestrating one's own compositions - when does one hat go on and the other off?


Born in New York and raised and educated in Los Angeles, Jerusalem, Paris and Rochester, Ned Paul Ginsburg made his public debut as a composer on the radio program “First Applause” at age sixteen. He has received awards or recognition from The National Endowment for the Arts, N.A.R.A.S., Songwriters Guild of America, International Association of Jazz Educators, and Downbeat Magazine. Commissioned theater pieces as composer include THEY CHOSE ME for TADA, A TALMUD TALE for Maqom, and ARNIE!, THE TV MUSICAL for Silver Burdett Ginn. His musical BOYNTON BEACH CLUB, co-written with filmmaker Susan Seidelman and lyricists Michael Colby and Cornelia Ravenal debuted in 2017 and will be produced again in 2019.

Orchestrations: ALADDIN (Broadway and West End), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, LIZA AT THE PALACE, MINNELLI ON MINNELLI, GALAVANT (ABC-TV), THE ACADEMY AWARDS SHOW, LITTLE MERMAID, WONDER PETS (Nickelodeon & worldwide), SAMMY (The Old Globe), PAPER MOON, INSIDE OUT, A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK, THE NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR, THE TIMES, CASPER, SWEENEY TODD, S'WONDERFUL, RADIO CITY EASTER SHOW, NIGHT OF 1000 STARS, SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE PALLADIUM, THE NEW YORK POPS, THE BROADWAY KIDS cd series, several Warner Bros. films (including the Oscar-nominated score of MICHAEL COLLINS), and for many composers and entertainers, including: Alan Menken, Elliot Goldenthal, Bobby Lopez, Leslie Bricusse, Jason Robert Brown, Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick, Glen Roven, Bernadette Peters, Liza Minnelli, Diahann Carroll, Lea Salonga, Kathie Lee Gifford, Elaine Stritch, Isabelle Leonard, Faith Prince, Tony Danza, Rebecca Luker, and many others.


Open to SOUNZ composers, members of all screen guilds and other interested parties.


Brought to you by Screen Composers Guild of New Zealand and SOUNZ


Join composer/arranger Ned Paul Ginsburg for a close examination of the relationship between composing and orchestrating as it relates to commercial work in musical theater, film, television and live concerts. Ned will present several “before and after” scores from Broadway and Hollywood, highlighting the adjustments and enhancements that an orchestrator can bring to a songwriter’s or scoring composer’s work.

Topics will include:
- the necessary background and training for entering the profession
- writing for ensembles large and small
- writing for drums and guitar
- writing for background choral singers
- reducing scores from one configuration to another
- working from lead sheets, piano parts and/or demos
- integrating synthesizers with orchestral sounds
- transcription and transposition
- orchestrating one's own compositions - when does one hat go on and the other off?


Born in New York and raised and educated in Los Angeles, Jerusalem, Paris and Rochester, Ned Paul Ginsburg made his public debut as a composer on the radio program “First Applause” at age sixteen. He has received awards or recognition from The National Endowment for the Arts, N.A.R.A.S., Songwriters Guild of America, International Association of Jazz Educators, and Downbeat Magazine. Commissioned theater pieces as composer include THEY CHOSE ME for TADA, A TALMUD TALE for Maqom, and ARNIE!, THE TV MUSICAL for Silver Burdett Ginn. His musical BOYNTON BEACH CLUB, co-written with filmmaker Susan Seidelman and lyricists Michael Colby and Cornelia Ravenal debuted in 2017 and will be produced again in 2019.

Orchestrations: ALADDIN (Broadway and West End), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, LIZA AT THE PALACE, MINNELLI ON MINNELLI, GALAVANT (ABC-TV), THE ACADEMY AWARDS SHOW, LITTLE MERMAID, WONDER PETS (Nickelodeon & worldwide), SAMMY (The Old Globe), PAPER MOON, INSIDE OUT, A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK, THE NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR, THE TIMES, CASPER, SWEENEY TODD, S'WONDERFUL, RADIO CITY EASTER SHOW, NIGHT OF 1000 STARS, SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE PALLADIUM, THE NEW YORK POPS, THE BROADWAY KIDS cd series, several Warner Bros. films (including the Oscar-nominated score of MICHAEL COLLINS), and for many composers and entertainers, including: Alan Menken, Elliot Goldenthal, Bobby Lopez, Leslie Bricusse, Jason Robert Brown, Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick, Glen Roven, Bernadette Peters, Liza Minnelli, Diahann Carroll, Lea Salonga, Kathie Lee Gifford, Elaine Stritch, Isabelle Leonard, Faith Prince, Tony Danza, Rebecca Luker, and many others.


Open to SOUNZ composers, members of all screen guilds and other interested parties.


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July 27, 2019 12:30 — July 27, 2019 15:00   ·   SOUNZ

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | Spirit of Adventure

Concert

Benjamin Northey | Chief Conductor
Lev Sivkov | Cello


PROGRAMME:
Lilburn | Aotearoa Overture
Elgar | Cello Concerto in E Minor
Farr | Roar Of A Thousand Tigers - WORLD PREMIERE


Gareth Farr’s newly commissioned orchestral work, Roar Of A Thousand Tigers, takes its name from Sherpa Tenzing Norgay’s description to Sir Edmund Hillary of the violent, high altitude icy winds that buffet the uppermost slopes of Mount Everest. It is a symphonic homage to possibly the most famous New Zealander of all time – and the summit that he and Tenzing first reached in 1953.

In celebration of the 100 years since the birth of Sir Edmund, with the support of Creative New Zealand, the symphony was commissioned by the Hillary Centenary Steering Committee.

Performing Elgar’s intensely emotional concerto, Russian-born cellist Lev Sivkov has won 1st prize in a number of prestigious music competitions, including the 2015 Naumburg International Cello Competition. He is currently Principal Cello with Philharmonia Zurich and performs across Europe as a soloist and chamber musician.

Douglas Lilburn’s Aotearoa Overture explores the shimmer of light on the sea surrounding the New Zealand coastline. Lilburn wished to reflect a sense of freshness and exhilaration in this, one of his earlier symphonic compositions.


Benjamin Northey | Chief Conductor
Lev Sivkov | Cello


PROGRAMME:
Lilburn | Aotearoa Overture
Elgar | Cello Concerto in E Minor
Farr | Roar Of A Thousand Tigers - WORLD PREMIERE


Gareth Farr’s newly commissioned orchestral work, Roar Of A Thousand Tigers, takes its name from Sherpa Tenzing Norgay’s description to Sir Edmund Hillary of the violent, high altitude icy winds that buffet the uppermost slopes of Mount Everest. It is a symphonic homage to possibly the most famous New Zealander of all time – and the summit that he and Tenzing first reached in 1953.

In celebration of the 100 years since the birth of Sir Edmund, with the support of Creative New Zealand, the symphony was commissioned by the Hillary Centenary Steering Committee.

Performing Elgar’s intensely emotional concerto, Russian-born cellist Lev Sivkov has won 1st prize in a number of prestigious music competitions, including the 2015 Naumburg International Cello Competition. He is currently Principal Cello with Philharmonia Zurich and performs across Europe as a soloist and chamber musician.

Douglas Lilburn’s Aotearoa Overture explores the shimmer of light on the sea surrounding the New Zealand coastline. Lilburn wished to reflect a sense of freshness and exhilaration in this, one of his earlier symphonic compositions.


Benjamin Northey | Chief Conductor
Lev Sivkov | Cello


PROGRAMME:
Lilburn | Aotearoa Overture
Elgar | Cello Concerto in E Minor
Farr | Roar Of A Thousand Tigers - WORLD PREMIERE


Gareth Farr’s newly commissioned orchestral work, Roar Of A Thousand Tigers, takes its name from Sherpa Tenzing Norgay’s description to Sir Edmund Hillary of the violent, high altitude icy winds that buffet the uppermost slopes of Mount Everest. It is a symphonic homage to possibly the most famous New Zealander of all time – and the summit that he and Tenzing first reached in 1953.

In celebration of the 100 years since the birth of Sir Edmund, with the support of Creative New Zealand, the symphony was commissioned by the Hillary Centenary Steering Committee.

Performing Elgar’s intensely emotional concerto, Russian-born cellist Lev Sivkov has won 1st prize in a number of prestigious music competitions, including the 2015 Naumburg International Cello Competition. He is currently Principal Cello with Philharmonia Zurich and performs across Europe as a soloist and chamber musician.

Douglas Lilburn’s Aotearoa Overture explores the shimmer of light on the sea surrounding the New Zealand coastline. Lilburn wished to reflect a sense of freshness and exhilaration in this, one of his earlier symphonic compositions.


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July 27, 2019 19:30 — July 27, 2019 21:30   ·   Christchurch Town Hall

NZTrio and Horomona Horo | Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki

Concert

CMNZ presents NZTrio with Horomona Horo in:

Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki | Three Four, The Rise of Matariki


We commissioned three composers, each of whom identifies in a significant way with Māori and European music: Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead (Ngāi Tahu and ‘matriarch’ of NZ music), Martin Lodge (curator of Waikato University’s taonga pūoro collection), and Jeremy Mayall (composer/performer/producer engaging in taonga pūoro).

A call and response culminates in a melding of taonga pūoro and piano trio, after which the complete ensemble remains fused - two cultures together - performing further works Ngā Kete e Toru by Gareth Farr and Richard Nunns, and Toi Huarewa/The Suspended Way by Victoria Kelly, each of which tells its own distinct tale or legend that links with Matariki.


Presented as part of the 2019 Christchurch Arts Festival


CMNZ presents NZTrio with Horomona Horo in:

Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki | Three Four, The Rise of Matariki


We commissioned three composers, each of whom identifies in a significant way with Māori and European music: Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead (Ngāi Tahu and ‘matriarch’ of NZ music), Martin Lodge (curator of Waikato University’s taonga pūoro collection), and Jeremy Mayall (composer/performer/producer engaging in taonga pūoro).

A call and response culminates in a melding of taonga pūoro and piano trio, after which the complete ensemble remains fused - two cultures together - performing further works Ngā Kete e Toru by Gareth Farr and Richard Nunns, and Toi Huarewa/The Suspended Way by Victoria Kelly, each of which tells its own distinct tale or legend that links with Matariki.


Presented as part of the 2019 Christchurch Arts Festival


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July 28, 2019 19:00   ·   The Piano, Christchurch

STROMA | Voices of the World

Concert

A rich collection of works inspired by non-Western musical traditions from around the world, including the unforgettable song cycle, Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs, sung by outstanding New Zealand soprano Bianca Andrew, and the world premieres of works by Celeste Oram and John Psathas, featuring the violin of US virtuoso Keir GoGwilt and the taonga puoro of Rob Thorne and Alistair Fraser.


FEATURING:
Bianca Andrew | mezzo-soprano
Keir GoGwilt | violin
Alistair Fraser | taonga puoro
Rob Thorne | taonga puoro
Hamish McKeich | conductor


PROGRAMME:
Luciano Berio (ITA) | Folk songs
Julia Wolfe (US) | Reeling
John Psathas (NZ) | Irirangi (a meditation) - WORLD PREMIERE
Jack Body (NZ) | Bouyi
Anna Clyne (UK) | A wonderful day
Celeste Oram (NZ) | ‘An Overture’ - WORLD PREMIERE


A rich collection of works inspired by non-Western musical traditions from around the world, including the unforgettable song cycle, Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs, sung by outstanding New Zealand soprano Bianca Andrew, and the world premieres of works by Celeste Oram and John Psathas, featuring the violin of US virtuoso Keir GoGwilt and the taonga puoro of Rob Thorne and Alistair Fraser.


FEATURING:
Bianca Andrew | mezzo-soprano
Keir GoGwilt | violin
Alistair Fraser | taonga puoro
Rob Thorne | taonga puoro
Hamish McKeich | conductor


PROGRAMME:
Luciano Berio (ITA) | Folk songs
Julia Wolfe (US) | Reeling
John Psathas (NZ) | Irirangi (a meditation) - WORLD PREMIERE
Jack Body (NZ) | Bouyi
Anna Clyne (UK) | A wonderful day
Celeste Oram (NZ) | ‘An Overture’ - WORLD PREMIERE


A rich collection of works inspired by non-Western musical traditions from around the world, including the unforgettable song cycle, Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs, sung by outstanding New Zealand soprano Bianca Andrew, and the world premieres of works by Celeste Oram and John Psathas, featuring the violin of US virtuoso Keir GoGwilt and the taonga puoro of Rob Thorne and Alistair Fraser.


FEATURING:
Bianca Andrew | mezzo-soprano
Keir GoGwilt | violin
Alistair Fraser | taonga puoro
Rob Thorne | taonga puoro
Hamish McKeich | conductor


PROGRAMME:
Luciano Berio (ITA) | Folk songs
Julia Wolfe (US) | Reeling
John Psathas (NZ) | Irirangi (a meditation) - WORLD PREMIERE
Jack Body (NZ) | Bouyi
Anna Clyne (UK) | A wonderful day
Celeste Oram (NZ) | ‘An Overture’ - WORLD PREMIERE


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August 01, 2019 19:30 — August 01, 2019 21:00   ·   Hannah Playhouse, Wellington

Orchestra Wellington | Pictures at an Exhibition

Concert

With a full orchestra and custom-made painting robot, composer Alex Taylor and artist Simon Ingram will stage a collaborative performance exploring sound, image and movement. The work is a real-time experiment in composition, choreography, musicianship and painting where a chain of events is enacted from movement to score to sound to movement to image.


PROGRAMME:
Debussy | L’Isle joyeuse
Barber | Cello Concerto
Alex Taylor/Simon Ingram | (new work)
Mussorgsky | Pictures at an Exhibition


With a full orchestra and custom-made painting robot, composer Alex Taylor and artist Simon Ingram will stage a collaborative performance exploring sound, image and movement. The work is a real-time experiment in composition, choreography, musicianship and painting where a chain of events is enacted from movement to score to sound to movement to image.


PROGRAMME:
Debussy | L’Isle joyeuse
Barber | Cello Concerto
Alex Taylor/Simon Ingram | (new work)
Mussorgsky | Pictures at an Exhibition


With a full orchestra and custom-made painting robot, composer Alex Taylor and artist Simon Ingram will stage a collaborative performance exploring sound, image and movement. The work is a real-time experiment in composition, choreography, musicianship and painting where a chain of events is enacted from movement to score to sound to movement to image.


PROGRAMME:
Debussy | L’Isle joyeuse
Barber | Cello Concerto
Alex Taylor/Simon Ingram | (new work)
Mussorgsky | Pictures at an Exhibition


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August 02, 2019 19:30 — August 02, 2019 21:00   ·   Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival | Mozart, Brahms, and More

Concert

Marya Martin | flute
Tommaso Lonquich | clarinet
Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu | violin/viola
Peter Stumpf | cello
Juho Pohjonen | piano


PROGRAMME:
Mozart | Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581
Elizabeth Bowen | Liguria for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano
Victoria Kelly | Goodnight Kiwi
Brahms | Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60


Our exploration of Mozart's music for winds continues with his winsome Clarinet Quintet, and our focus on women composers continues with both Elizabeth Brown's evocative "Liguria" and a reflective "lullaby" for solo piano by New Zealand's Victoria Kelly. The program comes to a thrilling close with Brahms' final piano quartet, whose hidden messages recall the love of his life, Clara Schumann.


Marya Martin | flute
Tommaso Lonquich | clarinet
Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu | violin/viola
Peter Stumpf | cello
Juho Pohjonen | piano


PROGRAMME:
Mozart | Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581
Elizabeth Bowen | Liguria for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano
Victoria Kelly | Goodnight Kiwi
Brahms | Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60


Our exploration of Mozart's music for winds continues with his winsome Clarinet Quintet, and our focus on women composers continues with both Elizabeth Brown's evocative "Liguria" and a reflective "lullaby" for solo piano by New Zealand's Victoria Kelly. The program comes to a thrilling close with Brahms' final piano quartet, whose hidden messages recall the love of his life, Clara Schumann.


Marya Martin | flute
Tommaso Lonquich | clarinet
Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu | violin/viola
Peter Stumpf | cello
Juho Pohjonen | piano


PROGRAMME:
Mozart | Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581
Elizabeth Bowen | Liguria for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano
Victoria Kelly | Goodnight Kiwi
Brahms | Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60


Our exploration of Mozart's music for winds continues with his winsome Clarinet Quintet, and our focus on women composers continues with both Elizabeth Brown's evocative "Liguria" and a reflective "lullaby" for solo piano by New Zealand's Victoria Kelly. The program comes to a thrilling close with Brahms' final piano quartet, whose hidden messages recall the love of his life, Clara Schumann.


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August 04, 2019 18:30 — August 04, 2019 20:30   ·   Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, NY, USA

The Morton Trio plays Kenneth Young

Tour

Melbourne-based Morton Trio features three emerging Kiwi musicians – two of whom are married! Arna and Alexander Morton hail from Christchurch, and Liam Wooding from Whanganui, and all three have been good friends for many years. Pursuing their musical studies took them over the Tasman for study at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and the University of Melbourne, where they all free-lance musicians performing in orchestral and small ensemble contexts.

Arna Morton Violin
Alex Morton French Horn
Liam Wooding Piano

PROGRAMME:

KENNETH YOUNG Trio for Horn, Violin, & Piano
SZYMANOWSKI Mythes for Violin & Piano
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BRAHMS Horn Trio in E-flat Major, op. 40

Melbourne-based Morton Trio features three emerging Kiwi musicians – two of whom are married! Arna and Alexander Morton hail from Christchurch, and Liam Wooding from Whanganui, and all three have been good friends for many years. Pursuing their musical studies took them over the Tasman for study at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and the University of Melbourne, where they all free-lance musicians performing in orchestral and small ensemble contexts.

Arna Morton Violin
Alex Morton French Horn
Liam Wooding Piano

PROGRAMME:

KENNETH YOUNG Trio for Horn, Violin, & Piano
SZYMANOWSKI Mythes for Violin & Piano
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BRAHMS Horn Trio in E-flat Major, op. 40

Melbourne-based Morton Trio features three emerging Kiwi musicians – two of whom are married! Arna and Alexander Morton hail from Christchurch, and Liam Wooding from Whanganui, and all three have been good friends for many years. Pursuing their musical studies took them over the Tasman for study at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and the University of Melbourne, where they all free-lance musicians performing in orchestral and small ensemble contexts.

Arna Morton Violin
Alex Morton French Horn
Liam Wooding Piano

PROGRAMME:

KENNETH YOUNG Trio for Horn, Violin, & Piano
SZYMANOWSKI Mythes for Violin & Piano
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BRAHMS Horn Trio in E-flat Major, op. 40

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August 07, 2019 12:00 — August 22, 2019 12:00   ·   Lower Hutt, Kerikeri, Whakatane, Rotorua, Whanganui, Motueka and Christchurch

CSO Studio Series | Virtuosity

Concert

Featuring the CSO Winds


PROGRAMME:
Farr | Mad Little Machine
Widmann | Fantasie for solo clarinet
Nielsen | Quintet
Berge | Horn-Lokk for solo horn
Ravel arr. Pokin | Mother Goose Suite


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 has been curated by the players themselves and provides a fascinating insight to their own musical inspirations.


Featuring the CSO Winds


PROGRAMME:
Farr | Mad Little Machine
Widmann | Fantasie for solo clarinet
Nielsen | Quintet
Berge | Horn-Lokk for solo horn
Ravel arr. Pokin | Mother Goose Suite


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 has been curated by the players themselves and provides a fascinating insight to their own musical inspirations.


Featuring the CSO Winds


PROGRAMME:
Farr | Mad Little Machine
Widmann | Fantasie for solo clarinet
Nielsen | Quintet
Berge | Horn-Lokk for solo horn
Ravel arr. Pokin | Mother Goose Suite


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 has been curated by the players themselves and provides a fascinating insight to their own musical inspirations.


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August 08, 2019 18:00 — August 08, 2019 19:00   ·   Ron Ball Studio, CSO Centre

NZSO Shed Series | Sinfonietta

Concert

Hamish McKeich | Conductor


PROGRAMME:
Piazzolla | Sinfonietta
Eve de Castro-Robinson | Cyprian’s Dance
Mozart | Symphony No. 32 in G major, K. 318
JS Bach / Webern | A Musical Offering: Ricercare
Webern | Symphony, Op. 21
John Adams | Chamber Symphony


Orchestras come in all shapes and sizes. Sinfonietta presents an evening of rhythmic and adventurous music written for smaller chamber orchestras, ideally suited for the intimate space of Shed 6.

Live performance is key to bringing music to life, so some 20th-century composers wrote music for chamber orchestras to ensure their new and inventive works were performed.

The concert opens with Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla’s Sinfonietta. Piazzolla is considered the greatest tango composer and Sinfonietta captures his exquisite earthiness in all its glory.

Eve de Castro-Robinson’s Cyprian’s Dance, an exciting work for strings, was commissioned by the NZ Chamber Orchestra and first performed in 1995.

Lauded American composer John Adams’ virtuosic Chamber Symphony was inspired by Arnold Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 1. The work’s third movement, Roadrunner, alludes to the music of the Roadrunner cartoons, which can be felt in the unbridled energy of the piece.

Anton Webern features twice, with his Symphony Op. 21 and the composer’s arrangement for chamber orchestra of the Ricercare from Bach’s A Musical Offering.


Hamish McKeich | Conductor


PROGRAMME:
Piazzolla | Sinfonietta
Eve de Castro-Robinson | Cyprian’s Dance
Mozart | Symphony No. 32 in G major, K. 318
JS Bach / Webern | A Musical Offering: Ricercare
Webern | Symphony, Op. 21
John Adams | Chamber Symphony


Orchestras come in all shapes and sizes. Sinfonietta presents an evening of rhythmic and adventurous music written for smaller chamber orchestras, ideally suited for the intimate space of Shed 6.

Live performance is key to bringing music to life, so some 20th-century composers wrote music for chamber orchestras to ensure their new and inventive works were performed.

The concert opens with Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla’s Sinfonietta. Piazzolla is considered the greatest tango composer and Sinfonietta captures his exquisite earthiness in all its glory.

Eve de Castro-Robinson’s Cyprian’s Dance, an exciting work for strings, was commissioned by the NZ Chamber Orchestra and first performed in 1995.

Lauded American composer John Adams’ virtuosic Chamber Symphony was inspired by Arnold Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 1. The work’s third movement, Roadrunner, alludes to the music of the Roadrunner cartoons, which can be felt in the unbridled energy of the piece.

Anton Webern features twice, with his Symphony Op. 21 and the composer’s arrangement for chamber orchestra of the Ricercare from Bach’s A Musical Offering.


Hamish McKeich | Conductor


PROGRAMME:
Piazzolla | Sinfonietta
Eve de Castro-Robinson | Cyprian’s Dance
Mozart | Symphony No. 32 in G major, K. 318
JS Bach / Webern | A Musical Offering: Ricercare
Webern | Symphony, Op. 21
John Adams | Chamber Symphony


Orchestras come in all shapes and sizes. Sinfonietta presents an evening of rhythmic and adventurous music written for smaller chamber orchestras, ideally suited for the intimate space of Shed 6.

Live performance is key to bringing music to life, so some 20th-century composers wrote music for chamber orchestras to ensure their new and inventive works were performed.

The concert opens with Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla’s Sinfonietta. Piazzolla is considered the greatest tango composer and Sinfonietta captures his exquisite earthiness in all its glory.

Eve de Castro-Robinson’s Cyprian’s Dance, an exciting work for strings, was commissioned by the NZ Chamber Orchestra and first performed in 1995.

Lauded American composer John Adams’ virtuosic Chamber Symphony was inspired by Arnold Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 1. The work’s third movement, Roadrunner, alludes to the music of the Roadrunner cartoons, which can be felt in the unbridled energy of the piece.

Anton Webern features twice, with his Symphony Op. 21 and the composer’s arrangement for chamber orchestra of the Ricercare from Bach’s A Musical Offering.


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August 09, 2019 19:30 — August 09, 2019 21:30   ·   Shed 6, Wellington

Dunedin Symphony Orchestra | From the Southern Marches

Concert

Simon Over | Principal Guest Conductor
Emma Fraser and Anna Leese | Sopranos
Joel Amosa | Bass-baritone
Tenor | TBC
City Choir Dunedin
Southern Youth Choir


PROGRAMME:
Anthony Ritchie and George Griffiths | From the Southern Marches


From the Southern Marches tells the story of the people who have settled in Otago (Maori, Scots and English, Chinese etc.), depicting the cultural, social and economic historical development of the region (the term ‘marches’ referring to an area of land which is on the border with another).

Three of our vocal soloists are Otago graduates, and all have gone on to further their careers: Anna Leese throughout New Zealand, Australia and Europe, Emma Fraser in Sydney, and Joel Amosa (who won the Lexus Song Competition last year) in Auckland. The Southern Youth Choir represents a further link with the University as most of its members are University students.

Anthony Ritchie’s long and fruitful association with the orchestra started in 1993 and 1994 when he was the Composer-in-Residence. His outstanding ability to set words to music was recognised by the historian George Griffiths who commissioned Anthony to write this full-length work, with texts selected by George. Audience demand was such that after the first performance in 1998 a second performance took place later that year.

The massed forces of full orchestra, the two choirs, plus the four soloists will be under the masterly direction of the orchestra’s London-based Principal Guest Conductor Simon Over.


Simon Over | Principal Guest Conductor
Emma Fraser and Anna Leese | Sopranos
Joel Amosa | Bass-baritone
Tenor | TBC
City Choir Dunedin
Southern Youth Choir


PROGRAMME:
Anthony Ritchie and George Griffiths | From the Southern Marches


From the Southern Marches tells the story of the people who have settled in Otago (Maori, Scots and English, Chinese etc.), depicting the cultural, social and economic historical development of the region (the term ‘marches’ referring to an area of land which is on the border with another).

Three of our vocal soloists are Otago graduates, and all have gone on to further their careers: Anna Leese throughout New Zealand, Australia and Europe, Emma Fraser in Sydney, and Joel Amosa (who won the Lexus Song Competition last year) in Auckland. The Southern Youth Choir represents a further link with the University as most of its members are University students.

Anthony Ritchie’s long and fruitful association with the orchestra started in 1993 and 1994 when he was the Composer-in-Residence. His outstanding ability to set words to music was recognised by the historian George Griffiths who commissioned Anthony to write this full-length work, with texts selected by George. Audience demand was such that after the first performance in 1998 a second performance took place later that year.

The massed forces of full orchestra, the two choirs, plus the four soloists will be under the masterly direction of the orchestra’s London-based Principal Guest Conductor Simon Over.


Simon Over | Principal Guest Conductor
Emma Fraser and Anna Leese | Sopranos
Joel Amosa | Bass-baritone
Tenor | TBC
City Choir Dunedin
Southern Youth Choir


PROGRAMME:
Anthony Ritchie and George Griffiths | From the Southern Marches


From the Southern Marches tells the story of the people who have settled in Otago (Maori, Scots and English, Chinese etc.), depicting the cultural, social and economic historical development of the region (the term ‘marches’ referring to an area of land which is on the border with another).

Three of our vocal soloists are Otago graduates, and all have gone on to further their careers: Anna Leese throughout New Zealand, Australia and Europe, Emma Fraser in Sydney, and Joel Amosa (who won the Lexus Song Competition last year) in Auckland. The Southern Youth Choir represents a further link with the University as most of its members are University students.

Anthony Ritchie’s long and fruitful association with the orchestra started in 1993 and 1994 when he was the Composer-in-Residence. His outstanding ability to set words to music was recognised by the historian George Griffiths who commissioned Anthony to write this full-length work, with texts selected by George. Audience demand was such that after the first performance in 1998 a second performance took place later that year.

The massed forces of full orchestra, the two choirs, plus the four soloists will be under the masterly direction of the orchestra’s London-based Principal Guest Conductor Simon Over.


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August 24, 2019 19:30 — August 24, 2019 21:30   ·   Dunedin Town Hall

STROMA | Sonic Portraits

Concert

An evening of intimate chamber music, with five exciting composers from NZ and overseas, in the beautiful surroundings of the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. With guest soloists French cello virtuoso Séverine Ballon and Wellington-based taonga puoro legend Alistair Fraser, this concert also features the evocative masterwork Rain Coming by legendary Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu.


FEATURING:
Séverine Ballon | cello
Alistair Fraser | taonga puoro
Hamish McKeich | conductor


PROGRAMME:
Salina Fisher (NZ) | Kingfisher
Rebecca Saunders (UK) | Ire
Liza Lim (AUS) | An Ocean Beyond Earth
Ashley Fure (US) | Soma
Alistair Fraser & Simon Eastwood (NZ) | (new work)
Toru Takemitsu (JAP) | Rain Coming


An evening of intimate chamber music, with five exciting composers from NZ and overseas, in the beautiful surroundings of the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. With guest soloists French cello virtuoso Séverine Ballon and Wellington-based taonga puoro legend Alistair Fraser, this concert also features the evocative masterwork Rain Coming by legendary Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu.


FEATURING:
Séverine Ballon | cello
Alistair Fraser | taonga puoro
Hamish McKeich | conductor


PROGRAMME:
Salina Fisher (NZ) | Kingfisher
Rebecca Saunders (UK) | Ire
Liza Lim (AUS) | An Ocean Beyond Earth
Ashley Fure (US) | Soma
Alistair Fraser & Simon Eastwood (NZ) | (new work)
Toru Takemitsu (JAP) | Rain Coming


An evening of intimate chamber music, with five exciting composers from NZ and overseas, in the beautiful surroundings of the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. With guest soloists French cello virtuoso Séverine Ballon and Wellington-based taonga puoro legend Alistair Fraser, this concert also features the evocative masterwork Rain Coming by legendary Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu.


FEATURING:
Séverine Ballon | cello
Alistair Fraser | taonga puoro
Hamish McKeich | conductor


PROGRAMME:
Salina Fisher (NZ) | Kingfisher
Rebecca Saunders (UK) | Ire
Liza Lim (AUS) | An Ocean Beyond Earth
Ashley Fure (US) | Soma
Alistair Fraser & Simon Eastwood (NZ) | (new work)
Toru Takemitsu (JAP) | Rain Coming


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September 19, 2019 19:30 — September 19, 2019 21:00   ·   Portrait Gallery, Wellington

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | The Planets

Concert

Benjamin Northey | Chief Conductor
Los Angeles Percussion Quartet


PROGRAMME:
Zappa | Night School
Gardner | Concerto for Percussion Quartet - WORLD PREMIERE
Holst | The Planets


Frank Zappa’s Night School, a work that oozes urban cool, incorporating elements of jazz, rock, funk and western classical traditions, opens this concert with panache.

Described by the New York Times as “mesmerizing”, the GRAMMY Award nominated Los Angeles Percussion Quartet will make their debut with the CSO, premiering a concerto commissioned to mark the occasion by New Zealand composer James Gardner.

Composed by English composer, Gustav Holst, The Planets has been enthusiastically embraced by audiences since its first performance. Representing the seven different planets of the solar system seen from Earth, this orchestral masterpiece captures the distinct astrological characters of each through colourful and imaginative orchestration.


Benjamin Northey | Chief Conductor
Los Angeles Percussion Quartet


PROGRAMME:
Zappa | Night School
Gardner | Concerto for Percussion Quartet - WORLD PREMIERE
Holst | The Planets


Frank Zappa’s Night School, a work that oozes urban cool, incorporating elements of jazz, rock, funk and western classical traditions, opens this concert with panache.

Described by the New York Times as “mesmerizing”, the GRAMMY Award nominated Los Angeles Percussion Quartet will make their debut with the CSO, premiering a concerto commissioned to mark the occasion by New Zealand composer James Gardner.

Composed by English composer, Gustav Holst, The Planets has been enthusiastically embraced by audiences since its first performance. Representing the seven different planets of the solar system seen from Earth, this orchestral masterpiece captures the distinct astrological characters of each through colourful and imaginative orchestration.


Benjamin Northey | Chief Conductor
Los Angeles Percussion Quartet


PROGRAMME:
Zappa | Night School
Gardner | Concerto for Percussion Quartet - WORLD PREMIERE
Holst | The Planets


Frank Zappa’s Night School, a work that oozes urban cool, incorporating elements of jazz, rock, funk and western classical traditions, opens this concert with panache.

Described by the New York Times as “mesmerizing”, the GRAMMY Award nominated Los Angeles Percussion Quartet will make their debut with the CSO, premiering a concerto commissioned to mark the occasion by New Zealand composer James Gardner.

Composed by English composer, Gustav Holst, The Planets has been enthusiastically embraced by audiences since its first performance. Representing the seven different planets of the solar system seen from Earth, this orchestral masterpiece captures the distinct astrological characters of each through colourful and imaginative orchestration.


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September 21, 2019 19:30 — September 21, 2019 21:30   ·   Christchurch Town Hall

NZTrio | Tectonic Impact

Concert

PROGRAMME:
Frank Bridge (UK) | Saltarello
Martin Lodge (NZ) | (new work)
Frank Bridge (UK) | Intermezzo
Ross Harris (NZ) | Senryu
Rebecca Clarke (UK) | Piano Trio
Alfred Schnittke (USSR) | Trio
Daniel Schnyder (USA) | Piano Trio


The three-concert TECTONIC series explores the fundamental forces that shape our land and society, Empires and Super Powers.

Aotearoa New Zealand is a very young land, geologically – freshly exposed by massive subterranean forces. 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s arrival on this young land, and of the first encounter between Māori and Europeans. We look back over the years since then and right up to the present, and reflect on Māoritanga, empire, colonisation, immigration, tolerance, unity and understanding. The first half of each concert commemorates this anniversary through the lens of Piano Trio. We examine the music and sounds that were heard in Aotearoa before that first encounter and the dialogue between Māori and Pākehā that ensued with brand new commissioned works involving Taonga Pūoro call and Piano Trio response. These new commissions come from composers sincerely engaged with Māoritanga and Taonga Pūoro: Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead, Martin Lodge and Rob Thorne. We evoke the music and attitude that early settlers brought with them on the ships from Great Britain as they sought to extend the British Empire, through seldom-heard (and some freshly-discovered) old English tunes. We celebrate the intertwining of cultures and the subsequent evolution of music, with the culmination being found in 21st Century works by Kiwi composers. And we compare and contrast those with fresh new works from back in Cook’s motherland, Great Britain.

The second half of each concert focuses on old Cold War Super Powers and the struggle for supremacy. Towering masterpieces from USA and Russia/USSR loom menacingly in an icy standoff.


PROGRAMME:
Frank Bridge (UK) | Saltarello
Martin Lodge (NZ) | (new work)
Frank Bridge (UK) | Intermezzo
Ross Harris (NZ) | Senryu
Rebecca Clarke (UK) | Piano Trio
Alfred Schnittke (USSR) | Trio
Daniel Schnyder (USA) | Piano Trio


The three-concert TECTONIC series explores the fundamental forces that shape our land and society, Empires and Super Powers.

Aotearoa New Zealand is a very young land, geologically – freshly exposed by massive subterranean forces. 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s arrival on this young land, and of the first encounter between Māori and Europeans. We look back over the years since then and right up to the present, and reflect on Māoritanga, empire, colonisation, immigration, tolerance, unity and understanding. The first half of each concert commemorates this anniversary through the lens of Piano Trio. We examine the music and sounds that were heard in Aotearoa before that first encounter and the dialogue between Māori and Pākehā that ensued with brand new commissioned works involving Taonga Pūoro call and Piano Trio response. These new commissions come from composers sincerely engaged with Māoritanga and Taonga Pūoro: Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead, Martin Lodge and Rob Thorne. We evoke the music and attitude that early settlers brought with them on the ships from Great Britain as they sought to extend the British Empire, through seldom-heard (and some freshly-discovered) old English tunes. We celebrate the intertwining of cultures and the subsequent evolution of music, with the culmination being found in 21st Century works by Kiwi composers. And we compare and contrast those with fresh new works from back in Cook’s motherland, Great Britain.

The second half of each concert focuses on old Cold War Super Powers and the struggle for supremacy. Towering masterpieces from USA and Russia/USSR loom menacingly in an icy standoff.


PROGRAMME:
Frank Bridge (UK) | Saltarello
Martin Lodge (NZ) | (new work)
Frank Bridge (UK) | Intermezzo
Ross Harris (NZ) | Senryu
Rebecca Clarke (UK) | Piano Trio
Alfred Schnittke (USSR) | Trio
Daniel Schnyder (USA) | Piano Trio


The three-concert TECTONIC series explores the fundamental forces that shape our land and society, Empires and Super Powers.

Aotearoa New Zealand is a very young land, geologically – freshly exposed by massive subterranean forces. 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s arrival on this young land, and of the first encounter between Māori and Europeans. We look back over the years since then and right up to the present, and reflect on Māoritanga, empire, colonisation, immigration, tolerance, unity and understanding. The first half of each concert commemorates this anniversary through the lens of Piano Trio. We examine the music and sounds that were heard in Aotearoa before that first encounter and the dialogue between Māori and Pākehā that ensued with brand new commissioned works involving Taonga Pūoro call and Piano Trio response. These new commissions come from composers sincerely engaged with Māoritanga and Taonga Pūoro: Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead, Martin Lodge and Rob Thorne. We evoke the music and attitude that early settlers brought with them on the ships from Great Britain as they sought to extend the British Empire, through seldom-heard (and some freshly-discovered) old English tunes. We celebrate the intertwining of cultures and the subsequent evolution of music, with the culmination being found in 21st Century works by Kiwi composers. And we compare and contrast those with fresh new works from back in Cook’s motherland, Great Britain.

The second half of each concert focuses on old Cold War Super Powers and the struggle for supremacy. Towering masterpieces from USA and Russia/USSR loom menacingly in an icy standoff.


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October 13, 2019 18:00 — October 13, 2019 20:00   ·   Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland

NZTrio | Tectonic Impact

Concert

PROGRAMME:
Frank Bridge (UK) | Saltarello
Martin Lodge (NZ) | (new work)
Frank Bridge (UK) | Intermezzo
Ross Harris (NZ) | Senryu
Rebecca Clarke (UK) | Piano Trio
Alfred Schnittke (USSR) | Trio
Daniel Schnyder (USA) | Piano Trio


The three-concert TECTONIC series explores the fundamental forces that shape our land and society, Empires and Super Powers.

Aotearoa New Zealand is a very young land, geologically – freshly exposed by massive subterranean forces. 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s arrival on this young land, and of the first encounter between Māori and Europeans. We look back over the years since then and right up to the present, and reflect on Māoritanga, empire, colonisation, immigration, tolerance, unity and understanding. The first half of each concert commemorates this anniversary through the lens of Piano Trio. We examine the music and sounds that were heard in Aotearoa before that first encounter and the dialogue between Māori and Pākehā that ensued with brand new commissioned works involving Taonga Pūoro call and Piano Trio response. These new commissions come from composers sincerely engaged with Māoritanga and Taonga Pūoro: Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead, Martin Lodge and Rob Thorne. We evoke the music and attitude that early settlers brought with them on the ships from Great Britain as they sought to extend the British Empire, through seldom-heard (and some freshly-discovered) old English tunes. We celebrate the intertwining of cultures and the subsequent evolution of music, with the culmination being found in 21st Century works by Kiwi composers. And we compare and contrast those with fresh new works from back in Cook’s motherland, Great Britain.

The second half of each concert focuses on old Cold War Super Powers and the struggle for supremacy. Towering masterpieces from USA and Russia/USSR loom menacingly in an icy standoff.


PROGRAMME:
Frank Bridge (UK) | Saltarello
Martin Lodge (NZ) | (new work)
Frank Bridge (UK) | Intermezzo
Ross Harris (NZ) | Senryu
Rebecca Clarke (UK) | Piano Trio
Alfred Schnittke (USSR) | Trio
Daniel Schnyder (USA) | Piano Trio


The three-concert TECTONIC series explores the fundamental forces that shape our land and society, Empires and Super Powers.

Aotearoa New Zealand is a very young land, geologically – freshly exposed by massive subterranean forces. 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s arrival on this young land, and of the first encounter between Māori and Europeans. We look back over the years since then and right up to the present, and reflect on Māoritanga, empire, colonisation, immigration, tolerance, unity and understanding. The first half of each concert commemorates this anniversary through the lens of Piano Trio. We examine the music and sounds that were heard in Aotearoa before that first encounter and the dialogue between Māori and Pākehā that ensued with brand new commissioned works involving Taonga Pūoro call and Piano Trio response. These new commissions come from composers sincerely engaged with Māoritanga and Taonga Pūoro: Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead, Martin Lodge and Rob Thorne. We evoke the music and attitude that early settlers brought with them on the ships from Great Britain as they sought to extend the British Empire, through seldom-heard (and some freshly-discovered) old English tunes. We celebrate the intertwining of cultures and the subsequent evolution of music, with the culmination being found in 21st Century works by Kiwi composers. And we compare and contrast those with fresh new works from back in Cook’s motherland, Great Britain.

The second half of each concert focuses on old Cold War Super Powers and the struggle for supremacy. Towering masterpieces from USA and Russia/USSR loom menacingly in an icy standoff.


PROGRAMME:
Frank Bridge (UK) | Saltarello
Martin Lodge (NZ) | (new work)
Frank Bridge (UK) | Intermezzo
Ross Harris (NZ) | Senryu
Rebecca Clarke (UK) | Piano Trio
Alfred Schnittke (USSR) | Trio
Daniel Schnyder (USA) | Piano Trio


The three-concert TECTONIC series explores the fundamental forces that shape our land and society, Empires and Super Powers.

Aotearoa New Zealand is a very young land, geologically – freshly exposed by massive subterranean forces. 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s arrival on this young land, and of the first encounter between Māori and Europeans. We look back over the years since then and right up to the present, and reflect on Māoritanga, empire, colonisation, immigration, tolerance, unity and understanding. The first half of each concert commemorates this anniversary through the lens of Piano Trio. We examine the music and sounds that were heard in Aotearoa before that first encounter and the dialogue between Māori and Pākehā that ensued with brand new commissioned works involving Taonga Pūoro call and Piano Trio response. These new commissions come from composers sincerely engaged with Māoritanga and Taonga Pūoro: Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead, Martin Lodge and Rob Thorne. We evoke the music and attitude that early settlers brought with them on the ships from Great Britain as they sought to extend the British Empire, through seldom-heard (and some freshly-discovered) old English tunes. We celebrate the intertwining of cultures and the subsequent evolution of music, with the culmination being found in 21st Century works by Kiwi composers. And we compare and contrast those with fresh new works from back in Cook’s motherland, Great Britain.

The second half of each concert focuses on old Cold War Super Powers and the struggle for supremacy. Towering masterpieces from USA and Russia/USSR loom menacingly in an icy standoff.


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October 15, 2019 19:00 — October 15, 2019 21:00   ·   ASB Theatre Marlborough, Blenheim

NZSO | Te Māpouriki

Tour

Jun Märkl | Conductor
Samuel Jacobs | Horn


PROGRAMME:
Kenneth Young | Te Māpouriki
W.A. Mozart | Symphony No. 31 in D major, K. 297 'Paris'
Richard Strauss | Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 11
Mendelssohn | Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 27
R. Schumann | Symphony No. 1 in Bb major, Op. 38 'Spring'


German-Japanese conductor Jun Märkl conducts a spring concert that includes an exciting new New Zealand work and some popular classics.

Te Māpouriki by New Zealand composer Kenneth Young was commissioned NZSO Cook’s Landfall Series to mark 250 years since the first encounters between Māori and European settlers. It reflects how Cook was changed by his experiences.

Mozart’s vigorous Paris Symphony was written while the composer was in Paris looking for work. The first movement begins with a rising, accelerating scale – an effect known as the Mannheim rocket.

Richard Strauss was a prolific composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras, composing many chamber, orchestral, solo works as well as many Operas. His first horn concerto, written when he was just 18 is still a popular work today and will be performed by NZSO principal horn Samuel Jacobs.

Mendelssohn’s concert overture Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage is based on two poems by Goethe. The fanfare at the end of the work suggests that despite the absence of wind at the beginning, the sailing ship reached its destination.

Robert Schumann wrote his First Symphony – Spring in just four days. According to his wife, the title is inspired by poet Adolf Böttger’s Frühlingsgedicht (Spring poem). The last lines read “O turn, O turn and change your course— In the valley spring blooms forth!”


Jun Märkl | Conductor
Samuel Jacobs | Horn


PROGRAMME:
Kenneth Young | Te Māpouriki
W.A. Mozart | Symphony No. 31 in D major, K. 297 'Paris'
Richard Strauss | Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 11
Mendelssohn | Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 27
R. Schumann | Symphony No. 1 in Bb major, Op. 38 'Spring'


German-Japanese conductor Jun Märkl conducts a spring concert that includes an exciting new New Zealand work and some popular classics.

Te Māpouriki by New Zealand composer Kenneth Young was commissioned NZSO Cook’s Landfall Series to mark 250 years since the first encounters between Māori and European settlers. It reflects how Cook was changed by his experiences.

Mozart’s vigorous Paris Symphony was written while the composer was in Paris looking for work. The first movement begins with a rising, accelerating scale – an effect known as the Mannheim rocket.

Richard Strauss was a prolific composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras, composing many chamber, orchestral, solo works as well as many Operas. His first horn concerto, written when he was just 18 is still a popular work today and will be performed by NZSO principal horn Samuel Jacobs.

Mendelssohn’s concert overture Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage is based on two poems by Goethe. The fanfare at the end of the work suggests that despite the absence of wind at the beginning, the sailing ship reached its destination.

Robert Schumann wrote his First Symphony – Spring in just four days. According to his wife, the title is inspired by poet Adolf Böttger’s Frühlingsgedicht (Spring poem). The last lines read “O turn, O turn and change your course— In the valley spring blooms forth!”


Jun Märkl | Conductor
Samuel Jacobs | Horn


PROGRAMME:
Kenneth Young | Te Māpouriki
W.A. Mozart | Symphony No. 31 in D major, K. 297 'Paris'
Richard Strauss | Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 11
Mendelssohn | Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 27
R. Schumann | Symphony No. 1 in Bb major, Op. 38 'Spring'


German-Japanese conductor Jun Märkl conducts a spring concert that includes an exciting new New Zealand work and some popular classics.

Te Māpouriki by New Zealand composer Kenneth Young was commissioned NZSO Cook’s Landfall Series to mark 250 years since the first encounters between Māori and European settlers. It reflects how Cook was changed by his experiences.

Mozart’s vigorous Paris Symphony was written while the composer was in Paris looking for work. The first movement begins with a rising, accelerating scale – an effect known as the Mannheim rocket.

Richard Strauss was a prolific composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras, composing many chamber, orchestral, solo works as well as many Operas. His first horn concerto, written when he was just 18 is still a popular work today and will be performed by NZSO principal horn Samuel Jacobs.

Mendelssohn’s concert overture Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage is based on two poems by Goethe. The fanfare at the end of the work suggests that despite the absence of wind at the beginning, the sailing ship reached its destination.

Robert Schumann wrote his First Symphony – Spring in just four days. According to his wife, the title is inspired by poet Adolf Böttger’s Frühlingsgedicht (Spring poem). The last lines read “O turn, O turn and change your course— In the valley spring blooms forth!”


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October 17, 2019 19:30 — October 24, 2019 21:00   ·   Gisborne, Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Napier and Wellington

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra | Conflict and Triumph

Concert

Giordano Bellincampi | Conductor
Ning Feng | Violin


PROGRAMME:
Salina Fisher | (new work)
Beethoven | Violin Concerto
Nielsen | Symphony No.5


The extraordinarily talented young New Zealand violinist and composer, Salina Fisher, was the youngest ever winner of the SOUNZ Contemporary Award, and she’s won it again since. We are eagerly waiting to hear what she’s got in store for us in her new piece. APO favourite Ning Feng returns with Beethoven’s titanic concerto, one of the summits of the violinist’s repertoire. Giordano Bellincampi continues his survey of his compatriot Carl Nielsen’s music with this remarkable symphony. The then-recent First World War is echoed in staggeringly violent music, with a rogue snare drum doing its best to upend the orchestra.


Giordano Bellincampi | Conductor
Ning Feng | Violin


PROGRAMME:
Salina Fisher | (new work)
Beethoven | Violin Concerto
Nielsen | Symphony No.5


The extraordinarily talented young New Zealand violinist and composer, Salina Fisher, was the youngest ever winner of the SOUNZ Contemporary Award, and she’s won it again since. We are eagerly waiting to hear what she’s got in store for us in her new piece. APO favourite Ning Feng returns with Beethoven’s titanic concerto, one of the summits of the violinist’s repertoire. Giordano Bellincampi continues his survey of his compatriot Carl Nielsen’s music with this remarkable symphony. The then-recent First World War is echoed in staggeringly violent music, with a rogue snare drum doing its best to upend the orchestra.


Giordano Bellincampi | Conductor
Ning Feng | Violin


PROGRAMME:
Salina Fisher | (new work)
Beethoven | Violin Concerto
Nielsen | Symphony No.5


The extraordinarily talented young New Zealand violinist and composer, Salina Fisher, was the youngest ever winner of the SOUNZ Contemporary Award, and she’s won it again since. We are eagerly waiting to hear what she’s got in store for us in her new piece. APO favourite Ning Feng returns with Beethoven’s titanic concerto, one of the summits of the violinist’s repertoire. Giordano Bellincampi continues his survey of his compatriot Carl Nielsen’s music with this remarkable symphony. The then-recent First World War is echoed in staggeringly violent music, with a rogue snare drum doing its best to upend the orchestra.


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November 14, 2019 20:00 — November 14, 2019 22:00   ·   Auckland Town Hall

NZSO Shed Series | Unwound

Concert

Hamish McKeich | Conductor
Russel Walder | Oboe


PROGRAMME:
Tchaikovsky/Ellington | The Nutcracker Suite (Selection)
John Luther Adams | Become River (New Zealand premiere)
Milhaud | Saudades do Brasil, Op. 67 (Selection)
Derek Bermel | Canzonas Americanas: Mvts. 1-3 (New Zealand premiere)
Russel Walder arr. Psathas | Untitled new work (World premiere)


The finale of the 2019 Shed Series presents a programme of light, relaxing music to entertain as we head towards the end of the year.

Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams’ Become River is a beautiful and meditative piece of music inspired by the natural world and is part of a trilogy of works including Become Ocean and Become Desert.

Derek Bermel’s Canzonas Americanas conjures up the North American continent with elements of Native American blues, rock, funk and other inspirations, including American music giant Aaron Copland.

French composer Darius Milhaud will take the audience to Brazil with Saudades do Brasil, a mesmerising musical journey through the sights and sounds of Rio de Janeiro.

Oboist Russel Walder joins the NZSO to perform three of his own works specially arranged for oboe and orchestra by John Psathas. These pieces are inspired by the concepts of meditation and self-awakening and audiences can expect a mesmerising, otherworldly live performance.

Jeff Tyzik’s arrangement of The Nutcracker Suite, by Duke Ellington and long time collaborator Billy Strayhorn, will have you snapping your fingers to the beat of this much-loved jazz interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.


Hamish McKeich | Conductor
Russel Walder | Oboe


PROGRAMME:
Tchaikovsky/Ellington | The Nutcracker Suite (Selection)
John Luther Adams | Become River (New Zealand premiere)
Milhaud | Saudades do Brasil, Op. 67 (Selection)
Derek Bermel | Canzonas Americanas: Mvts. 1-3 (New Zealand premiere)
Russel Walder arr. Psathas | Untitled new work (World premiere)


The finale of the 2019 Shed Series presents a programme of light, relaxing music to entertain as we head towards the end of the year.

Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams’ Become River is a beautiful and meditative piece of music inspired by the natural world and is part of a trilogy of works including Become Ocean and Become Desert.

Derek Bermel’s Canzonas Americanas conjures up the North American continent with elements of Native American blues, rock, funk and other inspirations, including American music giant Aaron Copland.

French composer Darius Milhaud will take the audience to Brazil with Saudades do Brasil, a mesmerising musical journey through the sights and sounds of Rio de Janeiro.

Oboist Russel Walder joins the NZSO to perform three of his own works specially arranged for oboe and orchestra by John Psathas. These pieces are inspired by the concepts of meditation and self-awakening and audiences can expect a mesmerising, otherworldly live performance.

Jeff Tyzik’s arrangement of The Nutcracker Suite, by Duke Ellington and long time collaborator Billy Strayhorn, will have you snapping your fingers to the beat of this much-loved jazz interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.


Hamish McKeich | Conductor
Russel Walder | Oboe


PROGRAMME:
Tchaikovsky/Ellington | The Nutcracker Suite (Selection)
John Luther Adams | Become River (New Zealand premiere)
Milhaud | Saudades do Brasil, Op. 67 (Selection)
Derek Bermel | Canzonas Americanas: Mvts. 1-3 (New Zealand premiere)
Russel Walder arr. Psathas | Untitled new work (World premiere)


The finale of the 2019 Shed Series presents a programme of light, relaxing music to entertain as we head towards the end of the year.

Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams’ Become River is a beautiful and meditative piece of music inspired by the natural world and is part of a trilogy of works including Become Ocean and Become Desert.

Derek Bermel’s Canzonas Americanas conjures up the North American continent with elements of Native American blues, rock, funk and other inspirations, including American music giant Aaron Copland.

French composer Darius Milhaud will take the audience to Brazil with Saudades do Brasil, a mesmerising musical journey through the sights and sounds of Rio de Janeiro.

Oboist Russel Walder joins the NZSO to perform three of his own works specially arranged for oboe and orchestra by John Psathas. These pieces are inspired by the concepts of meditation and self-awakening and audiences can expect a mesmerising, otherworldly live performance.

Jeff Tyzik’s arrangement of The Nutcracker Suite, by Duke Ellington and long time collaborator Billy Strayhorn, will have you snapping your fingers to the beat of this much-loved jazz interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.


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November 30, 2019 19:30 — November 30, 2019 22:00   ·   Shed 6, Wellington

NZTrio | Tectonic Uprising

Concert

PROGRAMME:
Frank Bridge (UK) | Hornpipe
New NZ Commission (tbc)
Edward Elgar (UK) | Lento assai – Allegro moderato
Samuel Holloway (NZ) | Stapes
Frank Bridge (UK) | Valse Russe
Charlotte Bray (UK) | That Crazed Smile
Charles Ives (US) | Trio
Dmitri Shostakovich (USSR) | Piano Trio No.2 in e minor


The three-concert TECTONIC series explores the fundamental forces that shape our land and society, Empires and Super Powers.

Aotearoa New Zealand is a very young land, geologically – freshly exposed by massive subterranean forces. 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s arrival on this young land, and of the first encounter between Māori and Europeans. We look back over the years since then and right up to the present, and reflect on Māoritanga, empire, colonisation, immigration, tolerance, unity and understanding. The first half of each concert commemorates this anniversary through the lens of Piano Trio. We examine the music and sounds that were heard in Aotearoa before that first encounter and the dialogue between Māori and Pākehā that ensued with brand new commissioned works involving Taonga Pūoro call and Piano Trio response. These new commissions come from composers sincerely engaged with Māoritanga and Taonga Pūoro: Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead, Martin Lodge and Rob Thorne. We evoke the music and attitude that early settlers brought with them on the ships from Great Britain as they sought to extend the British Empire, through seldom-heard (and some freshly-discovered) old English tunes. We celebrate the intertwining of cultures and the subsequent evolution of music, with the culmination being found in 21st Century works by Kiwi composers. And we compare and contrast those with fresh new works from back in Cook’s motherland, Great Britain.

The second half of each concert focuses on old Cold War Super Powers and the struggle for supremacy. Towering masterpieces from USA and Russia/USSR loom menacingly in an icy standoff.


PROGRAMME:
Frank Bridge (UK) | Hornpipe
New NZ Commission (tbc)
Edward Elgar (UK) | Lento assai – Allegro moderato
Samuel Holloway (NZ) | Stapes
Frank Bridge (UK) | Valse Russe
Charlotte Bray (UK) | That Crazed Smile
Charles Ives (US) | Trio
Dmitri Shostakovich (USSR) | Piano Trio No.2 in e minor


The three-concert TECTONIC series explores the fundamental forces that shape our land and society, Empires and Super Powers.

Aotearoa New Zealand is a very young land, geologically – freshly exposed by massive subterranean forces. 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s arrival on this young land, and of the first encounter between Māori and Europeans. We look back over the years since then and right up to the present, and reflect on Māoritanga, empire, colonisation, immigration, tolerance, unity and understanding. The first half of each concert commemorates this anniversary through the lens of Piano Trio. We examine the music and sounds that were heard in Aotearoa before that first encounter and the dialogue between Māori and Pākehā that ensued with brand new commissioned works involving Taonga Pūoro call and Piano Trio response. These new commissions come from composers sincerely engaged with Māoritanga and Taonga Pūoro: Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead, Martin Lodge and Rob Thorne. We evoke the music and attitude that early settlers brought with them on the ships from Great Britain as they sought to extend the British Empire, through seldom-heard (and some freshly-discovered) old English tunes. We celebrate the intertwining of cultures and the subsequent evolution of music, with the culmination being found in 21st Century works by Kiwi composers. And we compare and contrast those with fresh new works from back in Cook’s motherland, Great Britain.

The second half of each concert focuses on old Cold War Super Powers and the struggle for supremacy. Towering masterpieces from USA and Russia/USSR loom menacingly in an icy standoff.


PROGRAMME:
Frank Bridge (UK) | Hornpipe
New NZ Commission (tbc)
Edward Elgar (UK) | Lento assai – Allegro moderato
Samuel Holloway (NZ) | Stapes
Frank Bridge (UK) | Valse Russe
Charlotte Bray (UK) | That Crazed Smile
Charles Ives (US) | Trio
Dmitri Shostakovich (USSR) | Piano Trio No.2 in e minor


The three-concert TECTONIC series explores the fundamental forces that shape our land and society, Empires and Super Powers.

Aotearoa New Zealand is a very young land, geologically – freshly exposed by massive subterranean forces. 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s arrival on this young land, and of the first encounter between Māori and Europeans. We look back over the years since then and right up to the present, and reflect on Māoritanga, empire, colonisation, immigration, tolerance, unity and understanding. The first half of each concert commemorates this anniversary through the lens of Piano Trio. We examine the music and sounds that were heard in Aotearoa before that first encounter and the dialogue between Māori and Pākehā that ensued with brand new commissioned works involving Taonga Pūoro call and Piano Trio response. These new commissions come from composers sincerely engaged with Māoritanga and Taonga Pūoro: Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead, Martin Lodge and Rob Thorne. We evoke the music and attitude that early settlers brought with them on the ships from Great Britain as they sought to extend the British Empire, through seldom-heard (and some freshly-discovered) old English tunes. We celebrate the intertwining of cultures and the subsequent evolution of music, with the culmination being found in 21st Century works by Kiwi composers. And we compare and contrast those with fresh new works from back in Cook’s motherland, Great Britain.

The second half of each concert focuses on old Cold War Super Powers and the struggle for supremacy. Towering masterpieces from USA and Russia/USSR loom menacingly in an icy standoff.


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December 15, 2019 18:00 — December 15, 2019 19:30   ·   Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland
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