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

Compose Aotearoa! | National Choral Composition Competition 2020

Opportunity

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


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

An additional prize of $1,000 will be awarded to a category winner, with an invitation to join one of the national choirs as Composer in Residence to progress the work for performance.

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


Click here for Competition Requirements and to submit your entry

Deadline for submission is 5.00pm November 10, 2020 with winners announced November 30.

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


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


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

An additional prize of $1,000 will be awarded to a category winner, with an invitation to join one of the national choirs as Composer in Residence to progress the work for performance.

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


Click here for Competition Requirements and to submit your entry

Deadline for submission is 5.00pm November 10, 2020 with winners announced November 30.

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


August 24, 2020 12:00 — November 10, 2020 17:00

CANCELLED: Louis baker & APO

Concert

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to COVID-19


Modern soul meets live orchestra

Singer-songwriter Louis Baker will fuse his own brand of modern soul with the symphonic power of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra for a one-off show at Auckland Town Hall as part of APO’s Session Series.

Baker will perform a selection of his current and new music, including hits ‘Rainbow’ and ‘The People’ in a relaxed acoustic concert experience. Composer and arranger Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper has been working alongside Baker to reimagine his music into lush orchestral arrangements.

Louis Baker has independently built up over 20 million Spotify streams and gathered a loyal global following. He has sold out previous shows in New Zealand and performed on the European festival circuit as well as opening for international artists such as Fat Freddys’ Drop, Allen Stone, Jordan Rakei and Morcheba.

Doors open at 8pm. The APO will take the stage around 8.45pm with a short programme of orchestral music. Louis Baker will then join the orchestra on stage, after the interval, conducted by Hamish McKeich.


Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to COVID-19


Modern soul meets live orchestra

Singer-songwriter Louis Baker will fuse his own brand of modern soul with the symphonic power of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra for a one-off show at Auckland Town Hall as part of APO’s Session Series.

Baker will perform a selection of his current and new music, including hits ‘Rainbow’ and ‘The People’ in a relaxed acoustic concert experience. Composer and arranger Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper has been working alongside Baker to reimagine his music into lush orchestral arrangements.

Louis Baker has independently built up over 20 million Spotify streams and gathered a loyal global following. He has sold out previous shows in New Zealand and performed on the European festival circuit as well as opening for international artists such as Fat Freddys’ Drop, Allen Stone, Jordan Rakei and Morcheba.

Doors open at 8pm. The APO will take the stage around 8.45pm with a short programme of orchestral music. Louis Baker will then join the orchestra on stage, after the interval, conducted by Hamish McKeich.


Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to COVID-19


Modern soul meets live orchestra

Singer-songwriter Louis Baker will fuse his own brand of modern soul with the symphonic power of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra for a one-off show at Auckland Town Hall as part of APO’s Session Series.

Baker will perform a selection of his current and new music, including hits ‘Rainbow’ and ‘The People’ in a relaxed acoustic concert experience. Composer and arranger Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper has been working alongside Baker to reimagine his music into lush orchestral arrangements.

Louis Baker has independently built up over 20 million Spotify streams and gathered a loyal global following. He has sold out previous shows in New Zealand and performed on the European festival circuit as well as opening for international artists such as Fat Freddys’ Drop, Allen Stone, Jordan Rakei and Morcheba.

Doors open at 8pm. The APO will take the stage around 8.45pm with a short programme of orchestral music. Louis Baker will then join the orchestra on stage, after the interval, conducted by Hamish McKeich.


September 18, 2020 20:30   ·   Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

CSO Studio Series | The Art of the Chamber Orchestra

Concert

Chris Cree Brown | Memories Apart
Igor Stravinsky | Ragtime for Eleven Musicians
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Adagio molto for harp and string quartet
Elena Kats-Chernin | Hemispheres
Maurice Ravel | Introduction and Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet


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


Chris Cree Brown | Memories Apart
Igor Stravinsky | Ragtime for Eleven Musicians
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Adagio molto for harp and string quartet
Elena Kats-Chernin | Hemispheres
Maurice Ravel | Introduction and Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet


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


Chris Cree Brown | Memories Apart
Igor Stravinsky | Ragtime for Eleven Musicians
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Adagio molto for harp and string quartet
Elena Kats-Chernin | Hemispheres
Maurice Ravel | Introduction and Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet


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


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

NZSO Podium Series | Eroica

Concert

Miguel Harth-Bedoya | conductor
Augustin Hadelich | violin

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


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

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

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

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


Miguel Harth-Bedoya | conductor
Augustin Hadelich | violin

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


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

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

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

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


Miguel Harth-Bedoya | conductor
Augustin Hadelich | violin

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


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

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

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

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


September 24, 2020 19:30   ·   Gisborne War Memorial, Gisborne

NZSO Podium Series | Eroica

Concert

Miguel Harth-Bedoya | conductor
Augustin Hadelich | violin

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


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

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

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

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


Miguel Harth-Bedoya | conductor
Augustin Hadelich | violin

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


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

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

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

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


Miguel Harth-Bedoya | conductor
Augustin Hadelich | violin

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


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

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

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

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


September 26, 2020 19:30   ·   Turner Centre, Kerikeri

NZTrio | InterFusions

Concert

Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Described as a ‘national treasure’, the NZTrio have recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete their line-up, following an international search: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. This is an exciting opportunity to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Described as a ‘national treasure’, the NZTrio have recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete their line-up, following an international search: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. This is an exciting opportunity to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Described as a ‘national treasure’, the NZTrio have recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete their line-up, following an international search: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. This is an exciting opportunity to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


September 27, 2020 15:00 — September 27, 2020 17:00   ·   St. Andrew’s on The Terrace, Wellington

Chamber Music NZ | Tales of the '20s

Concert

With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


September 27, 2020 17:00 — September 27, 2020 18:35   ·   Gallagher Centre for Performing Arts, Hamilton

Chamber Music NZ | Tales of the '20s

Concert

With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


September 28, 2020 19:30 — September 28, 2020 21:05   ·   TSB Showplace, New Plymouth

Chamber Music NZ | Tales of the '20s

Concert

With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


September 29, 2020 19:30 — September 29, 2020 21:05   ·   The Globe, Palmerston North

Chamber Music NZ | Tales of the '20s

Concert

With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


September 30, 2020 19:30 — September 30, 2020 21:05   ·   Public Trust Hall, Wellington

NZTrio | InterFusions

Concert

Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Described as a ‘national treasure’, the NZTrio have recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete their line-up, following an international search: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. This is an exciting opportunity to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Described as a ‘national treasure’, the NZTrio have recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete their line-up, following an international search: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. This is an exciting opportunity to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Described as a ‘national treasure’, the NZTrio have recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete their line-up, following an international search: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. This is an exciting opportunity to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


October 01, 2020 19:30 — October 01, 2020 21:30   ·   Matariki Room, Novotel Rotorua Lakeside, Rotorua

NZ Junior Piano Competition 2020 - Semi-Final Rounds

Performance

Join us in October to celebrate and support 16 of New Zealand's best young pianists at the NZ Junior Piano Competition 2020.

From submitted DVD auditions, the NZJPC Preliminary Adjudicator have selected 16 students to participate in the competition. Each competitor will perform a 20-minute recital programme of their choice with at least three musical periods included at the Semi-Final Rounds on Friday 2 October, 9:30am - 5:00pm at the Lewis Eady Showroom in Auckland.

Works by New Zealand composers have been included in several programmes from our semi-finalists, including Tone Clock Piece No. 1 by Jenny McLeod, The Sound of Feeling by Leonie Holmes, and Three Sea Changes, No. 2 by Douglas Lilburn.

Join us in October to celebrate and support 16 of New Zealand's best young pianists at the NZ Junior Piano Competition 2020.

From submitted DVD auditions, the NZJPC Preliminary Adjudicator have selected 16 students to participate in the competition. Each competitor will perform a 20-minute recital programme of their choice with at least three musical periods included at the Semi-Final Rounds on Friday 2 October, 9:30am - 5:00pm at the Lewis Eady Showroom in Auckland.

Works by New Zealand composers have been included in several programmes from our semi-finalists, including Tone Clock Piece No. 1 by Jenny McLeod, The Sound of Feeling by Leonie Holmes, and Three Sea Changes, No. 2 by Douglas Lilburn.

Join us in October to celebrate and support 16 of New Zealand's best young pianists at the NZ Junior Piano Competition 2020.

From submitted DVD auditions, the NZJPC Preliminary Adjudicator have selected 16 students to participate in the competition. Each competitor will perform a 20-minute recital programme of their choice with at least three musical periods included at the Semi-Final Rounds on Friday 2 October, 9:30am - 5:00pm at the Lewis Eady Showroom in Auckland.

Works by New Zealand composers have been included in several programmes from our semi-finalists, including Tone Clock Piece No. 1 by Jenny McLeod, The Sound of Feeling by Leonie Holmes, and Three Sea Changes, No. 2 by Douglas Lilburn.

October 02, 2020 09:30 — October 02, 2020 17:00   ·   Lewis Eady

Chamber Music NZ | Tales of the '20s

Concert

With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


October 02, 2020 19:30 — October 02, 2020 21:05   ·   MTG Century Theatre, Napier

NZTrio | InterFusions

Concert

Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Join us at the beautiful Pah Homestead for an Art³ experience of music surrounded by artworks.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Join us at the beautiful Pah Homestead for an Art³ experience of music surrounded by artworks.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Join us at the beautiful Pah Homestead for an Art³ experience of music surrounded by artworks.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


October 03, 2020 18:00   ·   The Wallace Arts Centre, Pah Homestead, Auckland

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | Houstoun Plays Brahms

Concert

Benjamin Northey | chief conductor
Michael Houstoun | piano
Anthony Ferner | flute

Claude Debussy | Lindaraja (arr. Bill Hopkins) *
Felix Mendelssohn | Symphony No 4 “Italian”
Francis Poulenc | Cantilena for Flute (arr. Chris Cree Brown)
Johannes Brahms | Concerto No. 1 for Piano

* NZ premiere


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

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

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


Benjamin Northey | chief conductor
Michael Houstoun | piano
Anthony Ferner | flute

Claude Debussy | Lindaraja (arr. Bill Hopkins) *
Felix Mendelssohn | Symphony No 4 “Italian”
Francis Poulenc | Cantilena for Flute (arr. Chris Cree Brown)
Johannes Brahms | Concerto No. 1 for Piano

* NZ premiere


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

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

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


Benjamin Northey | chief conductor
Michael Houstoun | piano
Anthony Ferner | flute

Claude Debussy | Lindaraja (arr. Bill Hopkins) *
Felix Mendelssohn | Symphony No 4 “Italian”
Francis Poulenc | Cantilena for Flute (arr. Chris Cree Brown)
Johannes Brahms | Concerto No. 1 for Piano

* NZ premiere


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

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

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


October 03, 2020 19:30   ·   Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch

NZTrio | InterFusions

Concert

Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Described as a ‘national treasure’, the NZTrio have recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete their line-up, following an international search: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. This is an exciting opportunity to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Described as a ‘national treasure’, the NZTrio have recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete their line-up, following an international search: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. This is an exciting opportunity to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Described as a ‘national treasure’, the NZTrio have recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete their line-up, following an international search: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. This is an exciting opportunity to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


October 04, 2020 14:30 — October 04, 2020 16:30   ·   Waikanae Memorial Hall, Waikanae

Chamber Music NZ | Tales of the '20s

Concert

With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


October 04, 2020 17:00 — October 04, 2020 18:35   ·   Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

NZTrio | InterFusions

Concert

Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Described as a ‘national treasure’, the NZTrio have recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete their line-up, following an international search: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. This is an exciting opportunity to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Described as a ‘national treasure’, the NZTrio have recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete their line-up, following an international search: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. This is an exciting opportunity to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Described as a ‘national treasure’, the NZTrio have recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete their line-up, following an international search: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. This is an exciting opportunity to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


October 07, 2020 19:30 — October 07, 2020 21:30   ·   The Piano, Christchurch

NZTrio | InterFusions

Concert

Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Described as a ‘national treasure’, the NZTrio have recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete their line-up, following an international search: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. This is an exciting opportunity to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Described as a ‘national treasure’, the NZTrio have recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete their line-up, following an international search: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. This is an exciting opportunity to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Described as a ‘national treasure’, the NZTrio have recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete their line-up, following an international search: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. This is an exciting opportunity to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


October 08, 2020 19:30 — October 08, 2020 21:30   ·   St. Marks Church, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt

NZTrio | InterFusions

Concert

Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Described as a ‘national treasure’, the NZTrio have recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete their line-up, following an international search: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. This is an exciting opportunity to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Described as a ‘national treasure’, the NZTrio have recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete their line-up, following an international search: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. This is an exciting opportunity to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Described as a ‘national treasure’, the NZTrio have recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete their line-up, following an international search: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. This is an exciting opportunity to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


October 10, 2020 19:00 — October 10, 2020 21:00   ·   Old Library Building Arts Centre, Whangarei

NZTrio | InterFusions

Concert

Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Described as a ‘national treasure’, the NZTrio have recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete their line-up, following an international search: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. This is an exciting opportunity to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Described as a ‘national treasure’, the NZTrio have recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete their line-up, following an international search: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. This is an exciting opportunity to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Described as a ‘national treasure’, the NZTrio have recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete their line-up, following an international search: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. This is an exciting opportunity to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


October 11, 2020 16:00 — October 11, 2020 18:00   ·   Warkworth Town Hall, Warkworth

Chamber Music NZ | Tales of the '20s

Concert

With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


October 11, 2020 17:00 — October 11, 2020 18:35   ·   Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, Nelson

Chamber Music NZ | Tales of the '20s

Concert

With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


October 13, 2020 19:30 — October 13, 2020 21:05   ·   The Piano, Christchurch

Chamber Music NZ | Tales of the '20s

Concert

With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


October 14, 2020 19:30 — October 14, 2020 21:05   ·   Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin

Chamber Music NZ | Tales of the '20s

Concert

With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Josh Rogan | trumpet
Ingrid Hagan | bassoon
Andrew Beer | violin
Chen Cao | cello
Sarah Watkins | piano


Programme:

Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song
Ben Hoadley | new commission
Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 1
Florence Price | three miniatures
Stravinsky | The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)
Martinů | La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)


The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.


October 15, 2020 19:30 — October 15, 2020 21:05   ·   Civic Theatre, Invercargill

NZTrio | InterFusions

Concert

Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Described as a ‘national treasure’, the NZTrio have recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete their line-up, following an international search: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. This is an exciting opportunity to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Described as a ‘national treasure’, the NZTrio have recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete their line-up, following an international search: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. This is an exciting opportunity to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Described as a ‘national treasure’, the NZTrio have recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete their line-up, following an international search: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. This is an exciting opportunity to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


October 18, 2020 17:00   ·   Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

NZTrio | InterFusions

Concert

Presented by the Harcourts Hawkes Bay Festival
— view the whole programme
here


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Described as a ‘national treasure’, the NZTrio have recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete their line-up, following an international search: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. This is an exciting opportunity to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


Presented by the Harcourts Hawkes Bay Festival
— view the whole programme here


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Described as a ‘national treasure’, the NZTrio have recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete their line-up, following an international search: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. This is an exciting opportunity to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


Presented by the Harcourts Hawkes Bay Festival
— view the whole programme here


Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano

Beethoven | Piano Trio in C minor, op 1, no 3
Christos Hatzis | Old Photographs
Salina Fisher | Kintsugi *
Dinuk Wijeratne | Love Triangle
Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor

* NZTrio commission and world premiere


Described as a ‘national treasure’, the NZTrio have recently appointed two very accomplished new players to complete their line-up, following an international search: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. This is an exciting opportunity to hear this highly-valued ensemble re-emerge in a new incarnation.

InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lankan-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty. We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.


October 25, 2020 17:30   ·   The Blyth Performing Arts Centre (Iona College), Havelock North

Janet Jennings | Voices of Women

Concert

Music by Janet Jennings for voices, violin, marimba, piano and percussion.

A free concert of new music/songs composed by internationally-recognised, Hamilton-based composer Janet Jennings. Janet has set to music, using an interesting range of instruments played by local female musicians, words of NZ women - both Maori and non-Maori - that describe women's aspirations for equality and challenges to achieving this. It features voice, marimba, piano, violin and percussion.

The concert will be recorded by SOUNZ as part of the Resound project, and following the public concert, the musicians will spend two days with international recording label, Atoll Records, making a top quality recording for national and international distribution.

Artists include:
Te Ohorere Williams, Stephanie Acraman (University of Waikato), Catrin Johnsson, Noelle Dannenbring, Yoshiko Tsuruta, Maia Dean Martin (University of Waikato), Rachel Thomas, Jayne Tankersley, Maria Mo, Catrin Johnsson, Rachel Fuller, Stephanie Acraman (University of Waikato), Katherine Austin (University of Waikato)

This project is possible due to the generous support of University of Waikato and WELEnergy Trust. The free concert is presented in association with the Hamilton Fringe Festival. Tickets are free but can be reserved at www.eventbrite.co.nz - search Voices of Women; or can be issued at the door. Ticketing is purely for our records of the numbers attending.


Music by Janet Jennings for voices, violin, marimba, piano and percussion.

A free concert of new music/songs composed by internationally-recognised, Hamilton-based composer Janet Jennings. Janet has set to music, using an interesting range of instruments played by local female musicians, words of NZ women - both Maori and non-Maori - that describe women's aspirations for equality and challenges to achieving this. It features voice, marimba, piano, violin and percussion.

The concert will be recorded by SOUNZ as part of the Resound project, and following the public concert, the musicians will spend two days with international recording label, Atoll Records, making a top quality recording for national and international distribution.

Artists include:
Te Ohorere Williams, Stephanie Acraman (University of Waikato), Catrin Johnsson, Noelle Dannenbring, Yoshiko Tsuruta, Maia Dean Martin (University of Waikato), Rachel Thomas, Jayne Tankersley, Maria Mo, Catrin Johnsson, Rachel Fuller, Stephanie Acraman (University of Waikato), Katherine Austin (University of Waikato)

This project is possible due to the generous support of University of Waikato and WELEnergy Trust. The free concert is presented in association with the Hamilton Fringe Festival. Tickets are free but can be reserved at www.eventbrite.co.nz - search Voices of Women; or can be issued at the door. Ticketing is purely for our records of the numbers attending.


November 06, 2020 19:00   ·   Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber, University of Waikato

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra | Poetry & Passion

Concert

Giordano Bellincampi | Conductor
Ingrid Fliter | Piano

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


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

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


Giordano Bellincampi | Conductor
Ingrid Fliter | Piano

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


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

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


Giordano Bellincampi | Conductor
Ingrid Fliter | Piano

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


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

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


November 12, 2020 20:00   ·   Auckland Town Hall

NZSO Shed Series | Kabarett

Concert

Hamish McKeich | conductor

Eisler | Kleine Sinfonie
Simon Eastwood | Quanta
Weill (arr. Bruckner-Ruggerberg) | Suite from Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
Satie (arr. Debussy) | Gymnopédies Nos. 1 & 3
Schreker | Kammersymphonie


The final Shed Series concert of 2020 celebrates some of the weird and wonderful music linked to the flourishing cabaret scene of the 1920s and 30s and which continues to inspire composers and delight audiences today.

Austrian composer Hanns Eisler also worked with Weill, and the concert features his sweeping and engrossing Kleine Sinfonie before New Zealand composer Simon Eastwood’s Quanta.

Kurt Weill is best known for his cabaret-era songs with librettist Bertolt Brecht. His Suite from Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny) is a stunning arrangement by Wilhelm Brückner-Rüggeberg. Rarely performed in New Zealand, it features banjo, bass guitar, saxophone and more, alongside orchestral instruments, to capture the essence of Weill and Brecht’s hit 1930 opera.

Shed Series 2020 concludes with Claude Debussy’s orchestral arrangement of fellow Frenchman Eric Satie’s timeless and hugely influential Gymnopédies Nos. 1 & 3 and Austrian Franz Schreker‘s Kammersymphonie. Written in 1916 Kammersymphonie was ahead of its time and remains a heartfelt and emotive work, anticipating orchestral music’s wide use in film.

Hamish McKeich | conductor

Eisler | Kleine Sinfonie
Simon Eastwood | Quanta
Weill (arr. Bruckner-Ruggerberg) | Suite from Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
Satie (arr. Debussy) | Gymnopédies Nos. 1 & 3
Schreker | Kammersymphonie


The final Shed Series concert of 2020 celebrates some of the weird and wonderful music linked to the flourishing cabaret scene of the 1920s and 30s and which continues to inspire composers and delight audiences today.

Austrian composer Hanns Eisler also worked with Weill, and the concert features his sweeping and engrossing Kleine Sinfonie before New Zealand composer Simon Eastwood’s Quanta.

Kurt Weill is best known for his cabaret-era songs with librettist Bertolt Brecht. His Suite from Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny) is a stunning arrangement by Wilhelm Brückner-Rüggeberg. Rarely performed in New Zealand, it features banjo, bass guitar, saxophone and more, alongside orchestral instruments, to capture the essence of Weill and Brecht’s hit 1930 opera.

Shed Series 2020 concludes with Claude Debussy’s orchestral arrangement of fellow Frenchman Eric Satie’s timeless and hugely influential Gymnopédies Nos. 1 & 3 and Austrian Franz Schreker‘s Kammersymphonie. Written in 1916 Kammersymphonie was ahead of its time and remains a heartfelt and emotive work, anticipating orchestral music’s wide use in film.

Hamish McKeich | conductor

Eisler | Kleine Sinfonie
Simon Eastwood | Quanta
Weill (arr. Bruckner-Ruggerberg) | Suite from Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
Satie (arr. Debussy) | Gymnopédies Nos. 1 & 3
Schreker | Kammersymphonie


The final Shed Series concert of 2020 celebrates some of the weird and wonderful music linked to the flourishing cabaret scene of the 1920s and 30s and which continues to inspire composers and delight audiences today.

Austrian composer Hanns Eisler also worked with Weill, and the concert features his sweeping and engrossing Kleine Sinfonie before New Zealand composer Simon Eastwood’s Quanta.

Kurt Weill is best known for his cabaret-era songs with librettist Bertolt Brecht. His Suite from Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny) is a stunning arrangement by Wilhelm Brückner-Rüggeberg. Rarely performed in New Zealand, it features banjo, bass guitar, saxophone and more, alongside orchestral instruments, to capture the essence of Weill and Brecht’s hit 1930 opera.

Shed Series 2020 concludes with Claude Debussy’s orchestral arrangement of fellow Frenchman Eric Satie’s timeless and hugely influential Gymnopédies Nos. 1 & 3 and Austrian Franz Schreker‘s Kammersymphonie. Written in 1916 Kammersymphonie was ahead of its time and remains a heartfelt and emotive work, anticipating orchestral music’s wide use in film.

November 13, 2020 19:30   ·   Shed 6, Wellington

NZTrio | Origins

Concert

Beethoven | Ghost Trio
Mark Anthony Turnage | A Fast Stomp
Sarah Ballard | Prema Lahari
Isang Yun | Piano Trio
Alexander von Zemlinsky | Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 3


Origins opens with Beethoven’s mighty Ghost trio to celebrate his birth a quarter of a millennium ago. Then we celebrate the rebirth of NZTrio, introducing this new line-up with a tour through our cultural and musical backgrounds. Works by Mark Anthony Turnage (UK) and Isang Yun (Korea) envelop a brand new work (and world premiere) by Sarah Ballard (NZ) deeply inspired by Indian culture and music. (How do these works represent us? Come along and find out!) To finish, our attention turns to the worrying global upsurges of separatism and hatred, so the last word comes from Austrian-American Alexander von Zemlinsky whose Jewish-Muslim upbringing inspires understanding and love.


Beethoven | Ghost Trio
Mark Anthony Turnage | A Fast Stomp
Sarah Ballard | Prema Lahari
Isang Yun | Piano Trio
Alexander von Zemlinsky | Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 3


Origins opens with Beethoven’s mighty Ghost trio to celebrate his birth a quarter of a millennium ago. Then we celebrate the rebirth of NZTrio, introducing this new line-up with a tour through our cultural and musical backgrounds. Works by Mark Anthony Turnage (UK) and Isang Yun (Korea) envelop a brand new work (and world premiere) by Sarah Ballard (NZ) deeply inspired by Indian culture and music. (How do these works represent us? Come along and find out!) To finish, our attention turns to the worrying global upsurges of separatism and hatred, so the last word comes from Austrian-American Alexander von Zemlinsky whose Jewish-Muslim upbringing inspires understanding and love.


Beethoven | Ghost Trio
Mark Anthony Turnage | A Fast Stomp
Sarah Ballard | Prema Lahari
Isang Yun | Piano Trio
Alexander von Zemlinsky | Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 3


Origins opens with Beethoven’s mighty Ghost trio to celebrate his birth a quarter of a millennium ago. Then we celebrate the rebirth of NZTrio, introducing this new line-up with a tour through our cultural and musical backgrounds. Works by Mark Anthony Turnage (UK) and Isang Yun (Korea) envelop a brand new work (and world premiere) by Sarah Ballard (NZ) deeply inspired by Indian culture and music. (How do these works represent us? Come along and find out!) To finish, our attention turns to the worrying global upsurges of separatism and hatred, so the last word comes from Austrian-American Alexander von Zemlinsky whose Jewish-Muslim upbringing inspires understanding and love.


November 21, 2020 17:00 — November 21, 2020 19:00   ·   Nathan Homestead

Lewis Eady 140th Anniversary Celebrations with NZTrio

Performance

Lewis Eady is delighted to announce NZTrio as our Mystery Guest Ensemble for the final instalment of the Lewis Eady 140th Anniversary Concert Series. NZTrio has long been friends of Lewis Eady and performed in our showroom for our 130th Anniversary in 2010. Join us on Sunday 22 November and let's celebrate together the incredible milestone that is Lewis Eady's 140th Anniversary!

Programme includes works for piano trio by New Zealand composers, Gillian Whitehead and Claire Cowan.

Lewis Eady is delighted to announce NZTrio as our Mystery Guest Ensemble for the final instalment of the Lewis Eady 140th Anniversary Concert Series. NZTrio has long been friends of Lewis Eady and performed in our showroom for our 130th Anniversary in 2010. Join us on Sunday 22 November and let's celebrate together the incredible milestone that is Lewis Eady's 140th Anniversary!

Programme includes works for piano trio by New Zealand composers, Gillian Whitehead and Claire Cowan.

Lewis Eady is delighted to announce NZTrio as our Mystery Guest Ensemble for the final instalment of the Lewis Eady 140th Anniversary Concert Series. NZTrio has long been friends of Lewis Eady and performed in our showroom for our 130th Anniversary in 2010. Join us on Sunday 22 November and let's celebrate together the incredible milestone that is Lewis Eady's 140th Anniversary!

Programme includes works for piano trio by New Zealand composers, Gillian Whitehead and Claire Cowan.

November 22, 2020 19:30 — November 22, 2020 21:00   ·   Lewis Eady

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | Tūmahana: Exchange

Concert

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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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