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Philip Neill Memorial Prize in Music

Opportunity

Applications are now open for the 2022 Philip Neill Memorial Prize in Music. The competition is open to all past and present students of the universities of New Zealand and in 2022 is valued at $1,500.


2022 Topic: Compose a piece for piano trio (violin, cello and piano)

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

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


Applications are now open for the 2022 Philip Neill Memorial Prize in Music. The competition is open to all past and present students of the universities of New Zealand and in 2022 is valued at $1,500.


2022 Topic: Compose a piece for piano trio (violin, cello and piano)

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

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


March 30, 2022 09:00 — July 01, 2022 17:00

Opus Orchestra | An Evening With Mozart (Rotorua)

Concert

2022 CONCERT SERIES 2: AN EVENING WITH MOZART

Janet Jennings - Mindscape (New work commissioned for Opus Orchestra)

Mozart - Violin Concerto in A major K.219 (the “Turkish”)

Mozart - Requiem

Conductor – Peter Walls
Soloists – Lara Hall (Violin), Jayne Tankersley (Soprano), Kristin Darragh (Alto), Andrew Grenon (Tenor), Chalium Poppy (Bass)
Scholars Baroque Aotearoa

Opus Orchestra collaborate with Scholars Baroque Aotearoa to perform Mozart’s sublime Requiem in Tauranga, Rotorua, and Whakatane this May.

Originally conceived as a commemoration for the Tauranga-based philanthropist and Mozart enthusiast Bill Taylor, an avid supporter of both Opus Orchestra and Scholars Baroque Aotearoa, we also dedicate this concert to all those who have experienced suffering and loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The programme will begin with Mindscape, a new piece by Hamilton-based composer, Janet Jennings. Commissioned by Opus Orchestra to complement Mozart’s Requiem, Mindscape is a vivid, dramatic work exploring dark spaces in the mind.

Opus Orchestra’s brilliant concertmaster, Lara Hall is the soloist for Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major. Nicknamed ‘The Turkish’ because it includes subtle parody of Turkish bands, this is a youthful work that abounds in lyricism and fun.

The evening will culminate in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem. Left unfinished on his deathbed in 1791, the Requiem showcases Mozart’s brilliant mastery over both choral and orchestral forces. It is both moving and exhilarating, achieving a sublime balance between dark and light, despair and hope – apt themes for the tumultuous years of the pandemic.

2022 CONCERT SERIES 2: AN EVENING WITH MOZART

Janet Jennings - Mindscape (New work commissioned for Opus Orchestra)

Mozart - Violin Concerto in A major K.219 (the “Turkish”)

Mozart - Requiem

Conductor – Peter Walls
Soloists – Lara Hall (Violin), Jayne Tankersley (Soprano), Kristin Darragh (Alto), Andrew Grenon (Tenor), Chalium Poppy (Bass)
Scholars Baroque Aotearoa

Opus Orchestra collaborate with Scholars Baroque Aotearoa to perform Mozart’s sublime Requiem in Tauranga, Rotorua, and Whakatane this May.

Originally conceived as a commemoration for the Tauranga-based philanthropist and Mozart enthusiast Bill Taylor, an avid supporter of both Opus Orchestra and Scholars Baroque Aotearoa, we also dedicate this concert to all those who have experienced suffering and loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The programme will begin with Mindscape, a new piece by Hamilton-based composer, Janet Jennings. Commissioned by Opus Orchestra to complement Mozart’s Requiem, Mindscape is a vivid, dramatic work exploring dark spaces in the mind.

Opus Orchestra’s brilliant concertmaster, Lara Hall is the soloist for Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major. Nicknamed ‘The Turkish’ because it includes subtle parody of Turkish bands, this is a youthful work that abounds in lyricism and fun.

The evening will culminate in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem. Left unfinished on his deathbed in 1791, the Requiem showcases Mozart’s brilliant mastery over both choral and orchestral forces. It is both moving and exhilarating, achieving a sublime balance between dark and light, despair and hope – apt themes for the tumultuous years of the pandemic.

2022 CONCERT SERIES 2: AN EVENING WITH MOZART

Janet Jennings - Mindscape (New work commissioned for Opus Orchestra)

Mozart - Violin Concerto in A major K.219 (the “Turkish”)

Mozart - Requiem

Conductor – Peter Walls
Soloists – Lara Hall (Violin), Jayne Tankersley (Soprano), Kristin Darragh (Alto), Andrew Grenon (Tenor), Chalium Poppy (Bass)
Scholars Baroque Aotearoa

Opus Orchestra collaborate with Scholars Baroque Aotearoa to perform Mozart’s sublime Requiem in Tauranga, Rotorua, and Whakatane this May.

Originally conceived as a commemoration for the Tauranga-based philanthropist and Mozart enthusiast Bill Taylor, an avid supporter of both Opus Orchestra and Scholars Baroque Aotearoa, we also dedicate this concert to all those who have experienced suffering and loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The programme will begin with Mindscape, a new piece by Hamilton-based composer, Janet Jennings. Commissioned by Opus Orchestra to complement Mozart’s Requiem, Mindscape is a vivid, dramatic work exploring dark spaces in the mind.

Opus Orchestra’s brilliant concertmaster, Lara Hall is the soloist for Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major. Nicknamed ‘The Turkish’ because it includes subtle parody of Turkish bands, this is a youthful work that abounds in lyricism and fun.

The evening will culminate in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem. Left unfinished on his deathbed in 1791, the Requiem showcases Mozart’s brilliant mastery over both choral and orchestral forces. It is both moving and exhilarating, achieving a sublime balance between dark and light, despair and hope – apt themes for the tumultuous years of the pandemic.

May 21, 2022 15:00 — May 21, 2022 17:00   ·   St John's Presbyterian Church, Rotorua

BIRD LIKE MEN - Tararua | CMNZ (Tauranga)

Concert

“Tararua draw on personal history, the inspiration of ancient stories and knowledge, and the dark beauty of this country”

Ariana Tikao - vocals and taonga pūoro
Ruby Solly - taonga pūoro, cello
Phil Boniface - double bass
Alistair Fraser - taonga pūoro
Louise Pōtiki Bryant - digital imagery

BIRD LIKE MEN will include music from Tararua’s album of the same name

Drawing inspiration from Māori rock art depictions of bird people at the Maerewhenua site in Otago, whānau manuscripts of Tikao and kōrero from Kāi Tahu Whānui, Bird Like Men is a contemplation on migration and travel and the deeply embedded desire that draws us to return to our spiritual homelands.

This multimedia performance brings together the artistry of Ariana Tikao, Ruby Solly, Al Fraser and Phil Boniface with visual artist, Louise Pōtiki Bryant, weaving together sound worlds from both te ao Māori and te ao Pākehā. Tararua’s evocative music combines taonga pūoro, waiata, karakia and pūrākau (story) with a strong southern Māori influence, partnered with the western instrumental elements of the cello and double bass.

“Tararua draw on personal history, the inspiration of ancient stories and knowledge, and the dark beauty of this country”

Ariana Tikao - vocals and taonga pūoro
Ruby Solly - taonga pūoro, cello
Phil Boniface - double bass
Alistair Fraser - taonga pūoro
Louise Pōtiki Bryant - digital imagery

BIRD LIKE MEN will include music from Tararua’s album of the same name

Drawing inspiration from Māori rock art depictions of bird people at the Maerewhenua site in Otago, whānau manuscripts of Tikao and kōrero from Kāi Tahu Whānui, Bird Like Men is a contemplation on migration and travel and the deeply embedded desire that draws us to return to our spiritual homelands.

This multimedia performance brings together the artistry of Ariana Tikao, Ruby Solly, Al Fraser and Phil Boniface with visual artist, Louise Pōtiki Bryant, weaving together sound worlds from both te ao Māori and te ao Pākehā. Tararua’s evocative music combines taonga pūoro, waiata, karakia and pūrākau (story) with a strong southern Māori influence, partnered with the western instrumental elements of the cello and double bass.

“Tararua draw on personal history, the inspiration of ancient stories and knowledge, and the dark beauty of this country”

Ariana Tikao - vocals and taonga pūoro
Ruby Solly - taonga pūoro, cello
Phil Boniface - double bass
Alistair Fraser - taonga pūoro
Louise Pōtiki Bryant - digital imagery

BIRD LIKE MEN will include music from Tararua’s album of the same name

Drawing inspiration from Māori rock art depictions of bird people at the Maerewhenua site in Otago, whānau manuscripts of Tikao and kōrero from Kāi Tahu Whānui, Bird Like Men is a contemplation on migration and travel and the deeply embedded desire that draws us to return to our spiritual homelands.

This multimedia performance brings together the artistry of Ariana Tikao, Ruby Solly, Al Fraser and Phil Boniface with visual artist, Louise Pōtiki Bryant, weaving together sound worlds from both te ao Māori and te ao Pākehā. Tararua’s evocative music combines taonga pūoro, waiata, karakia and pūrākau (story) with a strong southern Māori influence, partnered with the western instrumental elements of the cello and double bass.

May 21, 2022 19:00   ·   Tauranga Art Gallery

Opus Orchestra | An Evening With Mozart (Whakatane)

Concert

2022 CONCERT SERIES 2: AN EVENING WITH MOZART

Janet Jennings - Mindscape (New work commissioned for Opus Orchestra)

Mozart - Violin Concerto in A major K.219 (the “Turkish”)

Mozart - Requiem

Conductor – Peter Walls
Soloists – Lara Hall (Violin), Jayne Tankersley (Soprano), Kristin Darragh (Alto), Andrew Grenon (Tenor), Chalium Poppy (Bass)
Scholars Baroque Aotearoa

Opus Orchestra collaborate with Scholars Baroque Aotearoa to perform Mozart’s sublime Requiem in Tauranga, Rotorua, and Whakatane this May.

Originally conceived as a commemoration for the Tauranga-based philanthropist and Mozart enthusiast Bill Taylor, an avid supporter of both Opus Orchestra and Scholars Baroque Aotearoa, we also dedicate this concert to all those who have experienced suffering and loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The programme will begin with Mindscape, a new piece by Hamilton-based composer, Janet Jennings. Commissioned by Opus Orchestra to complement Mozart’s Requiem, Mindscape is a vivid, dramatic work exploring dark spaces in the mind.

Opus Orchestra’s brilliant concertmaster, Lara Hall is the soloist for Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major. Nicknamed ‘The Turkish’ because it includes subtle parody of Turkish bands, this is a youthful work that abounds in lyricism and fun.

The evening will culminate in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem. Left unfinished on his deathbed in 1791, the Requiem showcases Mozart’s brilliant mastery over both choral and orchestral forces. It is both moving and exhilarating, achieving a sublime balance between dark and light, despair and hope – apt themes for the tumultuous years of the pandemic.

2022 CONCERT SERIES 2: AN EVENING WITH MOZART

Janet Jennings - Mindscape (New work commissioned for Opus Orchestra)

Mozart - Violin Concerto in A major K.219 (the “Turkish”)

Mozart - Requiem

Conductor – Peter Walls
Soloists – Lara Hall (Violin), Jayne Tankersley (Soprano), Kristin Darragh (Alto), Andrew Grenon (Tenor), Chalium Poppy (Bass)
Scholars Baroque Aotearoa

Opus Orchestra collaborate with Scholars Baroque Aotearoa to perform Mozart’s sublime Requiem in Tauranga, Rotorua, and Whakatane this May.

Originally conceived as a commemoration for the Tauranga-based philanthropist and Mozart enthusiast Bill Taylor, an avid supporter of both Opus Orchestra and Scholars Baroque Aotearoa, we also dedicate this concert to all those who have experienced suffering and loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The programme will begin with Mindscape, a new piece by Hamilton-based composer, Janet Jennings. Commissioned by Opus Orchestra to complement Mozart’s Requiem, Mindscape is a vivid, dramatic work exploring dark spaces in the mind.

Opus Orchestra’s brilliant concertmaster, Lara Hall is the soloist for Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major. Nicknamed ‘The Turkish’ because it includes subtle parody of Turkish bands, this is a youthful work that abounds in lyricism and fun.

The evening will culminate in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem. Left unfinished on his deathbed in 1791, the Requiem showcases Mozart’s brilliant mastery over both choral and orchestral forces. It is both moving and exhilarating, achieving a sublime balance between dark and light, despair and hope – apt themes for the tumultuous years of the pandemic.

2022 CONCERT SERIES 2: AN EVENING WITH MOZART

Janet Jennings - Mindscape (New work commissioned for Opus Orchestra)

Mozart - Violin Concerto in A major K.219 (the “Turkish”)

Mozart - Requiem

Conductor – Peter Walls
Soloists – Lara Hall (Violin), Jayne Tankersley (Soprano), Kristin Darragh (Alto), Andrew Grenon (Tenor), Chalium Poppy (Bass)
Scholars Baroque Aotearoa

Opus Orchestra collaborate with Scholars Baroque Aotearoa to perform Mozart’s sublime Requiem in Tauranga, Rotorua, and Whakatane this May.

Originally conceived as a commemoration for the Tauranga-based philanthropist and Mozart enthusiast Bill Taylor, an avid supporter of both Opus Orchestra and Scholars Baroque Aotearoa, we also dedicate this concert to all those who have experienced suffering and loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The programme will begin with Mindscape, a new piece by Hamilton-based composer, Janet Jennings. Commissioned by Opus Orchestra to complement Mozart’s Requiem, Mindscape is a vivid, dramatic work exploring dark spaces in the mind.

Opus Orchestra’s brilliant concertmaster, Lara Hall is the soloist for Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major. Nicknamed ‘The Turkish’ because it includes subtle parody of Turkish bands, this is a youthful work that abounds in lyricism and fun.

The evening will culminate in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem. Left unfinished on his deathbed in 1791, the Requiem showcases Mozart’s brilliant mastery over both choral and orchestral forces. It is both moving and exhilarating, achieving a sublime balance between dark and light, despair and hope – apt themes for the tumultuous years of the pandemic.

May 22, 2022 13:00 — May 22, 2022 15:00   ·   Little Theatre, War Memorial Hall, Whakatane

BIRD LIKE MEN - Tararua | CMNZ (Dunedin)

Concert

“Tararua draw on personal history, the inspiration of ancient stories and knowledge, and the dark beauty of this country”

Ariana Tikao - vocals and taonga pūoro
Ruby Solly - taonga pūoro, cello
Phil Boniface - double bass
Alistair Fraser - taonga pūoro
Louise Pōtiki Bryant - digital imagery

BIRD LIKE MEN will include music from Tararua’s album of the same name

Drawing inspiration from Māori rock art depictions of bird people at the Maerewhenua site in Otago, whānau manuscripts of Tikao and kōrero from Kāi Tahu Whānui, Bird Like Men is a contemplation on migration and travel and the deeply embedded desire that draws us to return to our spiritual homelands.

This multimedia performance brings together the artistry of Ariana Tikao, Ruby Solly, Al Fraser and Phil Boniface with visual artist, Louise Pōtiki Bryant, weaving together sound worlds from both te ao Māori and te ao Pākehā. Tararua’s evocative music combines taonga pūoro, waiata, karakia and pūrākau (story) with a strong southern Māori influence, partnered with the western instrumental elements of the cello and double bass.

“Tararua draw on personal history, the inspiration of ancient stories and knowledge, and the dark beauty of this country”

Ariana Tikao - vocals and taonga pūoro
Ruby Solly - taonga pūoro, cello
Phil Boniface - double bass
Alistair Fraser - taonga pūoro
Louise Pōtiki Bryant - digital imagery

BIRD LIKE MEN will include music from Tararua’s album of the same name

Drawing inspiration from Māori rock art depictions of bird people at the Maerewhenua site in Otago, whānau manuscripts of Tikao and kōrero from Kāi Tahu Whānui, Bird Like Men is a contemplation on migration and travel and the deeply embedded desire that draws us to return to our spiritual homelands.

This multimedia performance brings together the artistry of Ariana Tikao, Ruby Solly, Al Fraser and Phil Boniface with visual artist, Louise Pōtiki Bryant, weaving together sound worlds from both te ao Māori and te ao Pākehā. Tararua’s evocative music combines taonga pūoro, waiata, karakia and pūrākau (story) with a strong southern Māori influence, partnered with the western instrumental elements of the cello and double bass.

“Tararua draw on personal history, the inspiration of ancient stories and knowledge, and the dark beauty of this country”

Ariana Tikao - vocals and taonga pūoro
Ruby Solly - taonga pūoro, cello
Phil Boniface - double bass
Alistair Fraser - taonga pūoro
Louise Pōtiki Bryant - digital imagery

BIRD LIKE MEN will include music from Tararua’s album of the same name

Drawing inspiration from Māori rock art depictions of bird people at the Maerewhenua site in Otago, whānau manuscripts of Tikao and kōrero from Kāi Tahu Whānui, Bird Like Men is a contemplation on migration and travel and the deeply embedded desire that draws us to return to our spiritual homelands.

This multimedia performance brings together the artistry of Ariana Tikao, Ruby Solly, Al Fraser and Phil Boniface with visual artist, Louise Pōtiki Bryant, weaving together sound worlds from both te ao Māori and te ao Pākehā. Tararua’s evocative music combines taonga pūoro, waiata, karakia and pūrākau (story) with a strong southern Māori influence, partnered with the western instrumental elements of the cello and double bass.

May 27, 2022 19:00   ·   Glenroy Auditorium

The Strangest of Angels | NZ Opera (Christchurch, performance 1)

Concert

STORY & LIBRETTO Georgia Jamieson Emms

COMPOSER & CONDUCTOR Kenneth Young (with Anna Leese)

DIRECTOR Eleanor Bishop

A poignant and imaginative reflection on events during Janet Frame’s time at Seacliff Mental Hospital, The Strangest of Angels is a harrowing and hopeful experience that throws light on mental health then and now.

Co-created by Kenneth Young, Georgia Jamieson Emms and Anna Leese, The Strangest of Angels is born of an exciting and conscious collaboration between composer and performers that explores the contrast between a calm, rational psychiatric patient and a traumatised nurse torn between empathy and the relative power of institutional duty.

World premiere performances directed by Friedlander Foundation Associate Artist Eleanor Bishop and starring Anna Leese and Jayne Tankersley. Proudly presented by NZ Opera and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in Christchurch. In Dunedin The Strangest of Angels is presented with the Dunedin Arts Festival and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.

STORY & LIBRETTO Georgia Jamieson Emms

COMPOSER & CONDUCTOR Kenneth Young (with Anna Leese)

DIRECTOR Eleanor Bishop

A poignant and imaginative reflection on events during Janet Frame’s time at Seacliff Mental Hospital, The Strangest of Angels is a harrowing and hopeful experience that throws light on mental health then and now.

Co-created by Kenneth Young, Georgia Jamieson Emms and Anna Leese, The Strangest of Angels is born of an exciting and conscious collaboration between composer and performers that explores the contrast between a calm, rational psychiatric patient and a traumatised nurse torn between empathy and the relative power of institutional duty.

World premiere performances directed by Friedlander Foundation Associate Artist Eleanor Bishop and starring Anna Leese and Jayne Tankersley. Proudly presented by NZ Opera and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in Christchurch. In Dunedin The Strangest of Angels is presented with the Dunedin Arts Festival and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.

STORY & LIBRETTO Georgia Jamieson Emms

COMPOSER & CONDUCTOR Kenneth Young (with Anna Leese)

DIRECTOR Eleanor Bishop

A poignant and imaginative reflection on events during Janet Frame’s time at Seacliff Mental Hospital, The Strangest of Angels is a harrowing and hopeful experience that throws light on mental health then and now.

Co-created by Kenneth Young, Georgia Jamieson Emms and Anna Leese, The Strangest of Angels is born of an exciting and conscious collaboration between composer and performers that explores the contrast between a calm, rational psychiatric patient and a traumatised nurse torn between empathy and the relative power of institutional duty.

World premiere performances directed by Friedlander Foundation Associate Artist Eleanor Bishop and starring Anna Leese and Jayne Tankersley. Proudly presented by NZ Opera and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in Christchurch. In Dunedin The Strangest of Angels is presented with the Dunedin Arts Festival and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.

May 27, 2022 20:00   ·   The Piano, Christchurch

BIRD LIKE MEN - Tararua | CMNZ (Christchurch)

Concert

“Tararua draw on personal history, the inspiration of ancient stories and knowledge, and the dark beauty of this country”

Ariana Tikao - vocals and taonga pūoro
Ruby Solly - taonga pūoro, cello
Phil Boniface - double bass
Alistair Fraser - taonga pūoro
Louise Pōtiki Bryant - digital imagery

BIRD LIKE MEN will include music from Tararua’s album of the same name

Drawing inspiration from Māori rock art depictions of bird people at the Maerewhenua site in Otago, whānau manuscripts of Tikao and kōrero from Kāi Tahu Whānui, Bird Like Men is a contemplation on migration and travel and the deeply embedded desire that draws us to return to our spiritual homelands.

This multimedia performance brings together the artistry of Ariana Tikao, Ruby Solly, Al Fraser and Phil Boniface with visual artist, Louise Pōtiki Bryant, weaving together sound worlds from both te ao Māori and te ao Pākehā. Tararua’s evocative music combines taonga pūoro, waiata, karakia and pūrākau (story) with a strong southern Māori influence, partnered with the western instrumental elements of the cello and double bass.

“Tararua draw on personal history, the inspiration of ancient stories and knowledge, and the dark beauty of this country”

Ariana Tikao - vocals and taonga pūoro
Ruby Solly - taonga pūoro, cello
Phil Boniface - double bass
Alistair Fraser - taonga pūoro
Louise Pōtiki Bryant - digital imagery

BIRD LIKE MEN will include music from Tararua’s album of the same name

Drawing inspiration from Māori rock art depictions of bird people at the Maerewhenua site in Otago, whānau manuscripts of Tikao and kōrero from Kāi Tahu Whānui, Bird Like Men is a contemplation on migration and travel and the deeply embedded desire that draws us to return to our spiritual homelands.

This multimedia performance brings together the artistry of Ariana Tikao, Ruby Solly, Al Fraser and Phil Boniface with visual artist, Louise Pōtiki Bryant, weaving together sound worlds from both te ao Māori and te ao Pākehā. Tararua’s evocative music combines taonga pūoro, waiata, karakia and pūrākau (story) with a strong southern Māori influence, partnered with the western instrumental elements of the cello and double bass.

“Tararua draw on personal history, the inspiration of ancient stories and knowledge, and the dark beauty of this country”

Ariana Tikao - vocals and taonga pūoro
Ruby Solly - taonga pūoro, cello
Phil Boniface - double bass
Alistair Fraser - taonga pūoro
Louise Pōtiki Bryant - digital imagery

BIRD LIKE MEN will include music from Tararua’s album of the same name

Drawing inspiration from Māori rock art depictions of bird people at the Maerewhenua site in Otago, whānau manuscripts of Tikao and kōrero from Kāi Tahu Whānui, Bird Like Men is a contemplation on migration and travel and the deeply embedded desire that draws us to return to our spiritual homelands.

This multimedia performance brings together the artistry of Ariana Tikao, Ruby Solly, Al Fraser and Phil Boniface with visual artist, Louise Pōtiki Bryant, weaving together sound worlds from both te ao Māori and te ao Pākehā. Tararua’s evocative music combines taonga pūoro, waiata, karakia and pūrākau (story) with a strong southern Māori influence, partnered with the western instrumental elements of the cello and double bass.

May 28, 2022 19:00   ·   The Great Hall

The Strangest of Angels | NZ Opera (Christchurch, performance 2)

Concert

STORY & LIBRETTO Georgia Jamieson Emms

COMPOSER & CONDUCTOR Kenneth Young (with Anna Leese)

DIRECTOR Eleanor Bishop

A poignant and imaginative reflection on events during Janet Frame’s time at Seacliff Mental Hospital, The Strangest of Angels is a harrowing and hopeful experience that throws light on mental health then and now.

Co-created by Kenneth Young, Georgia Jamieson Emms and Anna Leese, The Strangest of Angels is born of an exciting and conscious collaboration between composer and performers that explores the contrast between a calm, rational psychiatric patient and a traumatised nurse torn between empathy and the relative power of institutional duty.

World premiere performances directed by Friedlander Foundation Associate Artist Eleanor Bishop and starring Anna Leese and Jayne Tankersley. Proudly presented by NZ Opera and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in Christchurch. In Dunedin The Strangest of Angels is presented with the Dunedin Arts Festival and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.

STORY & LIBRETTO Georgia Jamieson Emms

COMPOSER & CONDUCTOR Kenneth Young (with Anna Leese)

DIRECTOR Eleanor Bishop

A poignant and imaginative reflection on events during Janet Frame’s time at Seacliff Mental Hospital, The Strangest of Angels is a harrowing and hopeful experience that throws light on mental health then and now.

Co-created by Kenneth Young, Georgia Jamieson Emms and Anna Leese, The Strangest of Angels is born of an exciting and conscious collaboration between composer and performers that explores the contrast between a calm, rational psychiatric patient and a traumatised nurse torn between empathy and the relative power of institutional duty.

World premiere performances directed by Friedlander Foundation Associate Artist Eleanor Bishop and starring Anna Leese and Jayne Tankersley. Proudly presented by NZ Opera and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in Christchurch. In Dunedin The Strangest of Angels is presented with the Dunedin Arts Festival and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.

STORY & LIBRETTO Georgia Jamieson Emms

COMPOSER & CONDUCTOR Kenneth Young (with Anna Leese)

DIRECTOR Eleanor Bishop

A poignant and imaginative reflection on events during Janet Frame’s time at Seacliff Mental Hospital, The Strangest of Angels is a harrowing and hopeful experience that throws light on mental health then and now.

Co-created by Kenneth Young, Georgia Jamieson Emms and Anna Leese, The Strangest of Angels is born of an exciting and conscious collaboration between composer and performers that explores the contrast between a calm, rational psychiatric patient and a traumatised nurse torn between empathy and the relative power of institutional duty.

World premiere performances directed by Friedlander Foundation Associate Artist Eleanor Bishop and starring Anna Leese and Jayne Tankersley. Proudly presented by NZ Opera and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in Christchurch. In Dunedin The Strangest of Angels is presented with the Dunedin Arts Festival and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.

May 28, 2022 20:00   ·   The Piano, Christchurch

Legacy 1 | NZTrio (Auckland Town Hall)

Concert

Schumann – Sech Stückein kanonischer Form, Op. 56, arr. for piano trio, selections
New Commission (NZ)
Kapustin – Trio, Op. 86
Beethoven – Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97 “Archduke”

The story begins with the first two of Schumann’s “Six Pieces in Canon” where he pays homage to the lasting resonance of Bach’s prodigious talents in polyphonic writing. Then we look simultaneously to the past and the future, marking NZTrio’s proud legacy of over 75 commissions by performing the latest creation from Michael Norris, who wrote NZTrio’s first ever commission back in 2003. Genre-busting repertoire is highlighted in Kapustin’s trio, a representation of the Soviet jazz scene – spicy and crisp. There’s a moment to catch your breath before the heavyweight champion appears. Beethoven’s Op.97 Bb Major trio is dedicated to his patron and friend Archduke Rudolph of Austria who would surely be delighted to know his name lives on attached to this majestic and profoundly affecting work.

Schumann – Sech Stückein kanonischer Form, Op. 56, arr. for piano trio, selections
New Commission (NZ)
Kapustin – Trio, Op. 86
Beethoven – Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97 “Archduke”

The story begins with the first two of Schumann’s “Six Pieces in Canon” where he pays homage to the lasting resonance of Bach’s prodigious talents in polyphonic writing. Then we look simultaneously to the past and the future, marking NZTrio’s proud legacy of over 75 commissions by performing the latest creation from Michael Norris, who wrote NZTrio’s first ever commission back in 2003. Genre-busting repertoire is highlighted in Kapustin’s trio, a representation of the Soviet jazz scene – spicy and crisp. There’s a moment to catch your breath before the heavyweight champion appears. Beethoven’s Op.97 Bb Major trio is dedicated to his patron and friend Archduke Rudolph of Austria who would surely be delighted to know his name lives on attached to this majestic and profoundly affecting work.

Schumann – Sech Stückein kanonischer Form, Op. 56, arr. for piano trio, selections
New Commission (NZ)
Kapustin – Trio, Op. 86
Beethoven – Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97 “Archduke”

The story begins with the first two of Schumann’s “Six Pieces in Canon” where he pays homage to the lasting resonance of Bach’s prodigious talents in polyphonic writing. Then we look simultaneously to the past and the future, marking NZTrio’s proud legacy of over 75 commissions by performing the latest creation from Michael Norris, who wrote NZTrio’s first ever commission back in 2003. Genre-busting repertoire is highlighted in Kapustin’s trio, a representation of the Soviet jazz scene – spicy and crisp. There’s a moment to catch your breath before the heavyweight champion appears. Beethoven’s Op.97 Bb Major trio is dedicated to his patron and friend Archduke Rudolph of Austria who would surely be delighted to know his name lives on attached to this majestic and profoundly affecting work.

May 29, 2022 17:00   ·   Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber

Goldner Quartet | CMNZ (Auckland)

Concert

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

June 07, 2022 19:30   ·   Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

Goldner Quartet | CMNZ (Hamilton)

Concert

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

June 08, 2022 19:30   ·   Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

Goldner Quartet | CMNZ (New Plymouth)

Concert

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

June 10, 2022 19:30   ·   4th Wall Theatre

Goldner Quartet | CMNZ (Palmerston North)

Concert

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

June 11, 2022 19:30   ·   The Globe

CSO | Fantasia

Concert

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez
Anthony Ritchie Symphony No. 5 ‘Childhood’

Kenneth Young - Conductor
Steve Cowan - Guitar

Vaughan Williams borrowed a theme from his great 16th-century English forebear, Thomas Tallis, and expanded it into a sumptuous, richly-textured fantasia for double string orchestra and solo string quartet.

The piece is noted for the resonant shimmering tone of its multi-voiced string ensemble and its fluid, interwoven themes.

Probably the most famous concerto for guitar, this neoclassical evocation of courtly life is also an evocation of the happy days of Rodrigo’s honeymoon (particularly the slow movement’s haunting tune) - reminiscent of when the newlywed couple walked together in the park at Aranjuez. Steve Cowan, described as “one of Canada’s top contemporary classical guitarists”, will feature as the soloist in this nostalgic work.

Symphony No. 5 “Childhood” was recorded by Kenneth Young and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in the Christchurch Town Hall in June 2020. Anthony Ritchie describes his composition as “an optimistic work that uses childhood as a metaphor for renewed hope and optimism for the future”.

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez
Anthony Ritchie Symphony No. 5 ‘Childhood’

Kenneth Young - Conductor
Steve Cowan - Guitar

Vaughan Williams borrowed a theme from his great 16th-century English forebear, Thomas Tallis, and expanded it into a sumptuous, richly-textured fantasia for double string orchestra and solo string quartet.

The piece is noted for the resonant shimmering tone of its multi-voiced string ensemble and its fluid, interwoven themes.

Probably the most famous concerto for guitar, this neoclassical evocation of courtly life is also an evocation of the happy days of Rodrigo’s honeymoon (particularly the slow movement’s haunting tune) - reminiscent of when the newlywed couple walked together in the park at Aranjuez. Steve Cowan, described as “one of Canada’s top contemporary classical guitarists”, will feature as the soloist in this nostalgic work.

Symphony No. 5 “Childhood” was recorded by Kenneth Young and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in the Christchurch Town Hall in June 2020. Anthony Ritchie describes his composition as “an optimistic work that uses childhood as a metaphor for renewed hope and optimism for the future”.

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez
Anthony Ritchie Symphony No. 5 ‘Childhood’

Kenneth Young - Conductor
Steve Cowan - Guitar

Vaughan Williams borrowed a theme from his great 16th-century English forebear, Thomas Tallis, and expanded it into a sumptuous, richly-textured fantasia for double string orchestra and solo string quartet.

The piece is noted for the resonant shimmering tone of its multi-voiced string ensemble and its fluid, interwoven themes.

Probably the most famous concerto for guitar, this neoclassical evocation of courtly life is also an evocation of the happy days of Rodrigo’s honeymoon (particularly the slow movement’s haunting tune) - reminiscent of when the newlywed couple walked together in the park at Aranjuez. Steve Cowan, described as “one of Canada’s top contemporary classical guitarists”, will feature as the soloist in this nostalgic work.

Symphony No. 5 “Childhood” was recorded by Kenneth Young and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in the Christchurch Town Hall in June 2020. Anthony Ritchie describes his composition as “an optimistic work that uses childhood as a metaphor for renewed hope and optimism for the future”.

June 11, 2022 19:30   ·   Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall

NZ String Quartet | FIRST LIGHT: National Tour

Concert

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

REFLECTION - Martinborough
Meditations on our place in the world.

Programme One:

Natalie Hunt | Matariki
Anton Webern | Quartet 1905
Franz Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in D Major Op. 20, No. 4
Benjamin Britten | Three Divertimenti

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

REFLECTION - Martinborough
Meditations on our place in the world.

Programme One:

Natalie Hunt | Matariki
Anton Webern | Quartet 1905
Franz Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in D Major Op. 20, No. 4
Benjamin Britten | Three Divertimenti

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

REFLECTION - Martinborough
Meditations on our place in the world.

Programme One:

Natalie Hunt | Matariki
Anton Webern | Quartet 1905
Franz Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in D Major Op. 20, No. 4
Benjamin Britten | Three Divertimenti

June 12, 2022 14:30 — June 12, 2022 15:45   ·   Martinborough Town Hall

Goldner Quartet | CMNZ (Napier)

Concert

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

June 12, 2022 17:00   ·   MTG Century Theatre

Goldner Quartet | CMNZ (Wellington)

Concert

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

June 14, 2022 19:30   ·   Public Trust Hall

Goldner Quartet | CMNZ (Nelson)

Concert

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

June 15, 2022 19:30   ·   Nelson Centre for Musical Arts

Goldner Quartet | CMNZ (Christchurch)

Concert

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

June 16, 2022 19:30   ·   The Piano

NZ String Quartet | FIRST LIGHT: National Tour

Concert

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

REGENERATION - Auckland (Parnell)
From darkness and loss come new beginnings.

Programme Two:

Lyell Cresswell | Capricci: Bergamasca, Galop & Courante
Grażyna Bacewicz | String Quartet No.5
Robert Schumann | String Quartet in a minor, Op.44, No. 1

*Programme Two is dedicated to the memory of Lyell Cresswell, cherished collaborator and friend.

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

REGENERATION - Auckland (Parnell)
From darkness and loss come new beginnings.

Programme Two:

Lyell Cresswell | Capricci: Bergamasca, Galop & Courante
Grażyna Bacewicz | String Quartet No.5
Robert Schumann | String Quartet in a minor, Op.44, No. 1

*Programme Two is dedicated to the memory of Lyell Cresswell, cherished collaborator and friend.

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

REGENERATION - Auckland (Parnell)
From darkness and loss come new beginnings.

Programme Two:

Lyell Cresswell | Capricci: Bergamasca, Galop & Courante
Grażyna Bacewicz | String Quartet No.5
Robert Schumann | String Quartet in a minor, Op.44, No. 1

*Programme Two is dedicated to the memory of Lyell Cresswell, cherished collaborator and friend.

June 17, 2022 19:30 — June 17, 2022 20:40   ·   Jubilee Building - Parnell Community Centre

NZ String Quartet | FIRST LIGHT: National Tour | Auckland (Devonport)

Concert

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

REFLECTION - Auckland (Devonport)
Meditations on our place in the world.

Programme One:

Natalie Hunt | Matariki
Anton Webern | Quartet 1905
Franz Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in D Major Op. 20, No. 4
Benjamin Britten | Three Divertimenti

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

REFLECTION - Auckland (Devonport)
Meditations on our place in the world.

Programme One:

Natalie Hunt | Matariki
Anton Webern | Quartet 1905
Franz Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in D Major Op. 20, No. 4
Benjamin Britten | Three Divertimenti

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

REFLECTION - Auckland (Devonport)
Meditations on our place in the world.

Programme One:

Natalie Hunt | Matariki
Anton Webern | Quartet 1905
Franz Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in D Major Op. 20, No. 4
Benjamin Britten | Three Divertimenti

June 18, 2022 15:00 — June 18, 2022 16:10   ·   Holy Trinity Church Devonport

Goldner Quartet | CMNZ (Invercargill)

Concert

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

June 18, 2022 19:30   ·   Civic Theatre

Goldner Quartet | CMNZ (Dunedin)

Concert

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

Gareth Farr: Te Kōanga
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Major, op 12
Ross Edwards: White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Major, op 96, ‘American’

Dene Olding - violin
Dimity Hall - violin
Irina Morozova - viola
Julian Smiles - cello

With a legacy spanning almost three decades without a change of membership, the Goldner String Quartet is arguably Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet and recognised internationally through their wealth of recordings on the Hyperion label and live performances in such iconic venues as Wigmore Hall. CMNZ welcome back our old friends from across the ditch for an evening anchored by favourites of the repertoire including Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

Goldner String Quartet bring a programme brimming over with exuberance and energy. Australian composer Ross Edwards is celebrated for his characterful evocations of the natural landscape in all its vibrancy and our very own Gareth Farr is featured in a work inspired by the regeneration of planting new crops in the spring.

In his famous ‘American’ quartet, Dvořák gave us one of the most highly spirited contributions to the genre. While he searched for an American sound, drawing on bird song and inspired by African American spirituals, the piece is full of his home in Bohemia—to which he would soon yearn to return. A young Mendelssohn is likewise exuberant in a sparkling display of light and shade, and yet the letters BP inscribed across the manuscript hint at longing for a romance forbidden.

June 20, 2022 19:30   ·   Glenroy Auditorium

APO | KA PŌ, KA AO

Concert

Featuring Rob Ruha

Ngā Mihi O Matariki!

This Matariki, come together to celebrate with a night of uplifting music, kapa haka and the ātaahua tones of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

Rob Ruha is an acclaimed powerhouse of progressive Māori music, and he joins the APO to bring us Ka Pō, Ka Ao a dynamic celebration of Te Pō the night and Te Ao daylight; the genesis and life-force of all things.

From epic ballads, like ‘I Te Pō’ to soulful grooves like ‘Ka Mānu’ and ‘Kalega’, Rob Ruha and the APO harness the excitement and promise of the new year to inspire unity in us all. This will be a beautiful moment to welcome in te tau hou Māori.

Featuring Rob Ruha

Ngā Mihi O Matariki!

This Matariki, come together to celebrate with a night of uplifting music, kapa haka and the ātaahua tones of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

Rob Ruha is an acclaimed powerhouse of progressive Māori music, and he joins the APO to bring us Ka Pō, Ka Ao a dynamic celebration of Te Pō the night and Te Ao daylight; the genesis and life-force of all things.

From epic ballads, like ‘I Te Pō’ to soulful grooves like ‘Ka Mānu’ and ‘Kalega’, Rob Ruha and the APO harness the excitement and promise of the new year to inspire unity in us all. This will be a beautiful moment to welcome in te tau hou Māori.

Featuring Rob Ruha

Ngā Mihi O Matariki!

This Matariki, come together to celebrate with a night of uplifting music, kapa haka and the ātaahua tones of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

Rob Ruha is an acclaimed powerhouse of progressive Māori music, and he joins the APO to bring us Ka Pō, Ka Ao a dynamic celebration of Te Pō the night and Te Ao daylight; the genesis and life-force of all things.

From epic ballads, like ‘I Te Pō’ to soulful grooves like ‘Ka Mānu’ and ‘Kalega’, Rob Ruha and the APO harness the excitement and promise of the new year to inspire unity in us all. This will be a beautiful moment to welcome in te tau hou Māori.

June 23, 2022 19:30   ·   Auckland Town Hall

NZ String Quartet | FIRST LIGHT: National Tour | Dunedin

Concert

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

REGENERATION - [Enter City Name + venue for Wellington/Auckland]
From darkness and loss come new beginnings.

Programme Two:

Lyell Cresswell | Capricci: Bergamasca, Galop & Courante
Grażyna Bacewicz | String Quartet No.5
Robert Schumann | String Quartet in a minor, Op.44, No. 1

*Programme Two is dedicated to the moery of Lyell Cresswell, cherished collaborator and friend.

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

REGENERATION - [Enter City Name + venue for Wellington/Auckland]
From darkness and loss come new beginnings.

Programme Two:

Lyell Cresswell | Capricci: Bergamasca, Galop & Courante
Grażyna Bacewicz | String Quartet No.5
Robert Schumann | String Quartet in a minor, Op.44, No. 1

*Programme Two is dedicated to the moery of Lyell Cresswell, cherished collaborator and friend.

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

REGENERATION - [Enter City Name + venue for Wellington/Auckland]
From darkness and loss come new beginnings.

Programme Two:

Lyell Cresswell | Capricci: Bergamasca, Galop & Courante
Grażyna Bacewicz | String Quartet No.5
Robert Schumann | String Quartet in a minor, Op.44, No. 1

*Programme Two is dedicated to the moery of Lyell Cresswell, cherished collaborator and friend.

June 29, 2022 19:30 — June 29, 2022 20:40   ·   Knox Church

NZ String Quartet | FIRST LIGHT: National Tour | Timaru

Concert

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

RELEASE - Timaru
Looking to the first light of a new dawn.

Programme Three:

W.A. Mozart | Quartet in B Flat Major K 458 "The Hunt"
William Walton | String Quartet in a minor
David Flynn | “Slip” from Quartet, no. 2

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

RELEASE - Timaru
Looking to the first light of a new dawn.

Programme Three:

W.A. Mozart | Quartet in B Flat Major K 458 "The Hunt"
William Walton | String Quartet in a minor
David Flynn | “Slip” from Quartet, no. 2

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

RELEASE - Timaru
Looking to the first light of a new dawn.

Programme Three:

W.A. Mozart | Quartet in B Flat Major K 458 "The Hunt"
William Walton | String Quartet in a minor
David Flynn | “Slip” from Quartet, no. 2

June 30, 2022 19:30 — June 30, 2022 20:40   ·   Aigantighe Art Gallery

NZ String Quartet | FIRST LIGHT: National Tour | Akaroa

Concert

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

REFLECTION - Akaroa
Meditations on our place in the world.

Programme One:

Natalie Hunt | Matariki
Anton Webern | Quartet 1905
Franz Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in D Major Op. 20, No. 4
Benjamin Britten | Three Divertimenti

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

REFLECTION - Akaroa
Meditations on our place in the world.

Programme One:

Natalie Hunt | Matariki
Anton Webern | Quartet 1905
Franz Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in D Major Op. 20, No. 4
Benjamin Britten | Three Divertimenti

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

REFLECTION - Akaroa
Meditations on our place in the world.

Programme One:

Natalie Hunt | Matariki
Anton Webern | Quartet 1905
Franz Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in D Major Op. 20, No. 4
Benjamin Britten | Three Divertimenti

July 02, 2022 15:00 — July 02, 2022 16:10   ·   St Peters Church

NZ String Quartet | FIRST LIGHT: National Tour | Christchurch

Concert

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

REGENERATION - Christchurch
From darkness and loss come new beginnings.

Programme Two:

Lyell Cresswell | Capricci: Bergamasca, Galop & Courante
Grażyna Bacewicz | String Quartet No.5
Robert Schumann | String Quartet in a minor, Op.44, No. 1

*Programme Two is dedicated to the moery of Lyell Cresswell, cherished collaborator and friend.

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

REGENERATION - Christchurch
From darkness and loss come new beginnings.

Programme Two:

Lyell Cresswell | Capricci: Bergamasca, Galop & Courante
Grażyna Bacewicz | String Quartet No.5
Robert Schumann | String Quartet in a minor, Op.44, No. 1

*Programme Two is dedicated to the moery of Lyell Cresswell, cherished collaborator and friend.

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

REGENERATION - Christchurch
From darkness and loss come new beginnings.

Programme Two:

Lyell Cresswell | Capricci: Bergamasca, Galop & Courante
Grażyna Bacewicz | String Quartet No.5
Robert Schumann | String Quartet in a minor, Op.44, No. 1

*Programme Two is dedicated to the moery of Lyell Cresswell, cherished collaborator and friend.

July 03, 2022 16:00 — July 03, 2022 17:10   ·   CoCA - Toi Moroki Centre of Contemporary Art

NZTrio | Legacy 2 (Warkworth)

Concert

Schumann: Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, III & IV
Squire: Der Tanz
William Bolcom: Trio
Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat, Op. 100

The story continues with the luscious trio arrangement of Schumann’s melodious miniatures dedicated to his music teacher Friedrich Wieck before we return home to the sounds of Aotearoa in Tabea Squire’s newest work. Bolcom’s trio celebrates the music of our time in a whirlwind journey, turbulent with autumnal and Hispanic-jazzy tones contrasted with other-worldly serenity. Finally, we experience Schubert at the height of his artistry in his marvellous E-flat trio, acclaimed by Schumann as ‘an angry meteor blazing forth and outshining everything in the musical atmosphere of the time’. Brace yourselves for this epic musical panorama – the whole gamut of human emotion is conveyed in just four movements.

Schumann: Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, III & IV
Squire: Der Tanz
William Bolcom: Trio
Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat, Op. 100

The story continues with the luscious trio arrangement of Schumann’s melodious miniatures dedicated to his music teacher Friedrich Wieck before we return home to the sounds of Aotearoa in Tabea Squire’s newest work. Bolcom’s trio celebrates the music of our time in a whirlwind journey, turbulent with autumnal and Hispanic-jazzy tones contrasted with other-worldly serenity. Finally, we experience Schubert at the height of his artistry in his marvellous E-flat trio, acclaimed by Schumann as ‘an angry meteor blazing forth and outshining everything in the musical atmosphere of the time’. Brace yourselves for this epic musical panorama – the whole gamut of human emotion is conveyed in just four movements.

Schumann: Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, III & IV
Squire: Der Tanz
William Bolcom: Trio
Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat, Op. 100

The story continues with the luscious trio arrangement of Schumann’s melodious miniatures dedicated to his music teacher Friedrich Wieck before we return home to the sounds of Aotearoa in Tabea Squire’s newest work. Bolcom’s trio celebrates the music of our time in a whirlwind journey, turbulent with autumnal and Hispanic-jazzy tones contrasted with other-worldly serenity. Finally, we experience Schubert at the height of his artistry in his marvellous E-flat trio, acclaimed by Schumann as ‘an angry meteor blazing forth and outshining everything in the musical atmosphere of the time’. Brace yourselves for this epic musical panorama – the whole gamut of human emotion is conveyed in just four movements.

July 03, 2022 16:00   ·   Warkworth Town Hall

NZ String Quartet | FIRST LIGHT: National Tour | Tauranga

Concert

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

REFLECTION - Tauranga
Meditations on our place in the world.

Programme One:

Natalie Hunt | Matariki
Anton Webern | Quartet 1905
Franz Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in D Major Op. 20, No. 4
Benjamin Britten | Three Divertimenti

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

REFLECTION - Tauranga
Meditations on our place in the world.

Programme One:

Natalie Hunt | Matariki
Anton Webern | Quartet 1905
Franz Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in D Major Op. 20, No. 4
Benjamin Britten | Three Divertimenti

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

REFLECTION - Tauranga
Meditations on our place in the world.

Programme One:

Natalie Hunt | Matariki
Anton Webern | Quartet 1905
Franz Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in D Major Op. 20, No. 4
Benjamin Britten | Three Divertimenti

July 07, 2022 19:30 — July 07, 2022 20:40   ·   Baycourt Community and Arts Centre

NZ String Quartet | FIRST LIGHT: National Tour | Napier

Concert

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

RELEASE - Napier
Looking to the first light of a new dawn.

Programme Three:

W.A. Mozart | Quartet in B Flat Major K 458 "The Hunt"
William Walton | String Quartet in a minor
David Flynn | “Slip” from Quartet, no. 2

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

RELEASE - Napier
Looking to the first light of a new dawn.

Programme Three:

W.A. Mozart | Quartet in B Flat Major K 458 "The Hunt"
William Walton | String Quartet in a minor
David Flynn | “Slip” from Quartet, no. 2

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

RELEASE - Napier
Looking to the first light of a new dawn.

Programme Three:

W.A. Mozart | Quartet in B Flat Major K 458 "The Hunt"
William Walton | String Quartet in a minor
David Flynn | “Slip” from Quartet, no. 2

July 08, 2022 19:30 — July 08, 2022 20:40   ·   Church Road Winery

BIRD LIKE MEN - Tararua | CMNZ (Gisborne)

Concert

“Tararua draw on personal history, the inspiration of ancient stories and knowledge, and the dark beauty of this country”

Ariana Tikao - vocals and taonga pūoro
Ruby Solly - taonga pūoro, cello
Phil Boniface - double bass
Alistair Fraser - taonga pūoro
Louise Pōtiki Bryant - digital imagery

BIRD LIKE MEN will include music from Tararua’s album of the same name

Drawing inspiration from Māori rock art depictions of bird people at the Maerewhenua site in Otago, whānau manuscripts of Tikao and kōrero from Kāi Tahu Whānui, Bird Like Men is a contemplation on migration and travel and the deeply embedded desire that draws us to return to our spiritual homelands.

This multimedia performance brings together the artistry of Ariana Tikao, Ruby Solly, Al Fraser and Phil Boniface with visual artist, Louise Pōtiki Bryant, weaving together sound worlds from both te ao Māori and te ao Pākehā. Tararua’s evocative music combines taonga pūoro, waiata, karakia and pūrākau (story) with a strong southern Māori influence, partnered with the western instrumental elements of the cello and double bass.

“Tararua draw on personal history, the inspiration of ancient stories and knowledge, and the dark beauty of this country”

Ariana Tikao - vocals and taonga pūoro
Ruby Solly - taonga pūoro, cello
Phil Boniface - double bass
Alistair Fraser - taonga pūoro
Louise Pōtiki Bryant - digital imagery

BIRD LIKE MEN will include music from Tararua’s album of the same name

Drawing inspiration from Māori rock art depictions of bird people at the Maerewhenua site in Otago, whānau manuscripts of Tikao and kōrero from Kāi Tahu Whānui, Bird Like Men is a contemplation on migration and travel and the deeply embedded desire that draws us to return to our spiritual homelands.

This multimedia performance brings together the artistry of Ariana Tikao, Ruby Solly, Al Fraser and Phil Boniface with visual artist, Louise Pōtiki Bryant, weaving together sound worlds from both te ao Māori and te ao Pākehā. Tararua’s evocative music combines taonga pūoro, waiata, karakia and pūrākau (story) with a strong southern Māori influence, partnered with the western instrumental elements of the cello and double bass.

“Tararua draw on personal history, the inspiration of ancient stories and knowledge, and the dark beauty of this country”

Ariana Tikao - vocals and taonga pūoro
Ruby Solly - taonga pūoro, cello
Phil Boniface - double bass
Alistair Fraser - taonga pūoro
Louise Pōtiki Bryant - digital imagery

BIRD LIKE MEN will include music from Tararua’s album of the same name

Drawing inspiration from Māori rock art depictions of bird people at the Maerewhenua site in Otago, whānau manuscripts of Tikao and kōrero from Kāi Tahu Whānui, Bird Like Men is a contemplation on migration and travel and the deeply embedded desire that draws us to return to our spiritual homelands.

This multimedia performance brings together the artistry of Ariana Tikao, Ruby Solly, Al Fraser and Phil Boniface with visual artist, Louise Pōtiki Bryant, weaving together sound worlds from both te ao Māori and te ao Pākehā. Tararua’s evocative music combines taonga pūoro, waiata, karakia and pūrākau (story) with a strong southern Māori influence, partnered with the western instrumental elements of the cello and double bass.

July 09, 2022 19:00   ·   Lawson Field Theatre

NZ String Quartet | FIRST LIGHT: National Tour | Wellington (Public Trust Hall)

Concert

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

REGENERATION - Wellington (Public Trust Building)
From darkness and loss come new beginnings.

Programme Two:

Lyell Cresswell | Capricci: Bergamasca, Galop & Courante
Grażyna Bacewicz | String Quartet No.5
Robert Schumann | String Quartet in a minor, Op.44, No. 1

*Programme Two is dedicated to the memory of Lyell Cresswell, cherished collaborator and friend.

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

REGENERATION - Wellington (Public Trust Building)
From darkness and loss come new beginnings.

Programme Two:

Lyell Cresswell | Capricci: Bergamasca, Galop & Courante
Grażyna Bacewicz | String Quartet No.5
Robert Schumann | String Quartet in a minor, Op.44, No. 1

*Programme Two is dedicated to the memory of Lyell Cresswell, cherished collaborator and friend.

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

REGENERATION - Wellington (Public Trust Building)
From darkness and loss come new beginnings.

Programme Two:

Lyell Cresswell | Capricci: Bergamasca, Galop & Courante
Grażyna Bacewicz | String Quartet No.5
Robert Schumann | String Quartet in a minor, Op.44, No. 1

*Programme Two is dedicated to the memory of Lyell Cresswell, cherished collaborator and friend.

July 13, 2022 19:30 — July 13, 2022 20:40   ·   The Public Trust Building

NZ String Quartet | FIRST LIGHT: National Tour | Nelson

Concert

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

REGENERATION - Nelson
From darkness and loss come new beginnings.

Programme Two:

Lyell Cresswell | Capricci: Bergamasca, Galop & Courante
Grażyna Bacewicz | String Quartet No.5
Robert Schumann | String Quartet in a minor, Op.44, No. 1

*Programme Two is dedicated to the memory of Lyell Cresswell, cherished collaborator and friend.

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

REGENERATION - Nelson
From darkness and loss come new beginnings.

Programme Two:

Lyell Cresswell | Capricci: Bergamasca, Galop & Courante
Grażyna Bacewicz | String Quartet No.5
Robert Schumann | String Quartet in a minor, Op.44, No. 1

*Programme Two is dedicated to the memory of Lyell Cresswell, cherished collaborator and friend.

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

REGENERATION - Nelson
From darkness and loss come new beginnings.

Programme Two:

Lyell Cresswell | Capricci: Bergamasca, Galop & Courante
Grażyna Bacewicz | String Quartet No.5
Robert Schumann | String Quartet in a minor, Op.44, No. 1

*Programme Two is dedicated to the memory of Lyell Cresswell, cherished collaborator and friend.

July 16, 2022 19:30 — July 16, 2022 20:40   ·   Nelson Centre of Musical Arts

NZ String Quartet | FIRST LIGHT: National Tour | Blenheim

Concert

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

Two Programmes in one day:

REFLECTION - Blenheim 1pm
Meditations on our place in the world.

Programme One:

Natalie Hunt | Matariki
Anton Webern | Quartet 1905
Franz Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in D Major Op. 20, No. 4
Benjamin Britten | Three Divertimenti

RELEASE - Blenheim 4pm
Looking to the first light of a new dawn.

Programme Three:

W.A. Mozart | Quartet in B Flat Major K 458 "The Hunt"
William Walton | String Quartet in a minor
David Flynn | “Slip” from Quartet, no. 2

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

Two Programmes in one day:

REFLECTION - Blenheim 1pm
Meditations on our place in the world.

Programme One:

Natalie Hunt | Matariki
Anton Webern | Quartet 1905
Franz Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in D Major Op. 20, No. 4
Benjamin Britten | Three Divertimenti

RELEASE - Blenheim 4pm
Looking to the first light of a new dawn.

Programme Three:

W.A. Mozart | Quartet in B Flat Major K 458 "The Hunt"
William Walton | String Quartet in a minor
David Flynn | “Slip” from Quartet, no. 2

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

Two Programmes in one day:

REFLECTION - Blenheim 1pm
Meditations on our place in the world.

Programme One:

Natalie Hunt | Matariki
Anton Webern | Quartet 1905
Franz Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in D Major Op. 20, No. 4
Benjamin Britten | Three Divertimenti

RELEASE - Blenheim 4pm
Looking to the first light of a new dawn.

Programme Three:

W.A. Mozart | Quartet in B Flat Major K 458 "The Hunt"
William Walton | String Quartet in a minor
David Flynn | “Slip” from Quartet, no. 2

July 17, 2022 13:00 — July 17, 2022 17:10   ·   Cloudy Bay Vineyard

NZTrio | Legacy 2 (Auckland)

Concert

Schumann: Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, III & IV
Squire: Der Tanz
William Bolcom: Trio
Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat, Op. 100

The story continues with the luscious trio arrangement of Schumann’s melodious miniatures dedicated to his music teacher Friedrich Wieck before we return home to the sounds of Aotearoa in Tabea Squire’s newest work. Bolcom’s trio celebrates the music of our time in a whirlwind journey, turbulent with autumnal and Hispanic-jazzy tones contrasted with other-worldly serenity. Finally, we experience Schubert at the height of his artistry in his marvellous E-flat trio, acclaimed by Schumann as ‘an angry meteor blazing forth and outshining everything in the musical atmosphere of the time’. Brace yourselves for this epic musical panorama – the whole gamut of human emotion is conveyed in just four movements.

Schumann: Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, III & IV
Squire: Der Tanz
William Bolcom: Trio
Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat, Op. 100

The story continues with the luscious trio arrangement of Schumann’s melodious miniatures dedicated to his music teacher Friedrich Wieck before we return home to the sounds of Aotearoa in Tabea Squire’s newest work. Bolcom’s trio celebrates the music of our time in a whirlwind journey, turbulent with autumnal and Hispanic-jazzy tones contrasted with other-worldly serenity. Finally, we experience Schubert at the height of his artistry in his marvellous E-flat trio, acclaimed by Schumann as ‘an angry meteor blazing forth and outshining everything in the musical atmosphere of the time’. Brace yourselves for this epic musical panorama – the whole gamut of human emotion is conveyed in just four movements.

Schumann: Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, III & IV
Squire: Der Tanz
William Bolcom: Trio
Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat, Op. 100

The story continues with the luscious trio arrangement of Schumann’s melodious miniatures dedicated to his music teacher Friedrich Wieck before we return home to the sounds of Aotearoa in Tabea Squire’s newest work. Bolcom’s trio celebrates the music of our time in a whirlwind journey, turbulent with autumnal and Hispanic-jazzy tones contrasted with other-worldly serenity. Finally, we experience Schubert at the height of his artistry in his marvellous E-flat trio, acclaimed by Schumann as ‘an angry meteor blazing forth and outshining everything in the musical atmosphere of the time’. Brace yourselves for this epic musical panorama – the whole gamut of human emotion is conveyed in just four movements.

July 20, 2022 19:00   ·   Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber

NZ String Quartet | FIRST LIGHT: National Tour | Hamilton

Concert

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

RELEASE - Hamilton
Looking to the first light of a new dawn.

Programme Three:

W.A. Mozart | Quartet in B Flat Major K 458 "The Hunt"
William Walton | String Quartet in a minor
David Flynn | “Slip” from Quartet, no. 2

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

RELEASE - Hamilton
Looking to the first light of a new dawn.

Programme Three:

W.A. Mozart | Quartet in B Flat Major K 458 "The Hunt"
William Walton | String Quartet in a minor
David Flynn | “Slip” from Quartet, no. 2

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

RELEASE - Hamilton
Looking to the first light of a new dawn.

Programme Three:

W.A. Mozart | Quartet in B Flat Major K 458 "The Hunt"
William Walton | String Quartet in a minor
David Flynn | “Slip” from Quartet, no. 2

July 22, 2022 19:30 — July 22, 2022 20:40   ·   Te Whare Tapere Iti

NZTrio | Legacy 2 (Manurewa)

Concert

1 hour short concert version:

Schumann: Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, III & IV
Squire: Der Tanz
William Bolcom: Trio
Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat, Op. 100

The story continues with the luscious trio arrangement of Schumann’s melodious miniatures dedicated to his music teacher Friedrich Wieck before we return home to the sounds of Aotearoa in Tabea Squire’s newest work. Bolcom’s trio celebrates the music of our time in a whirlwind journey, turbulent with autumnal and Hispanic-jazzy tones contrasted with other-worldly serenity. Finally, we experience Schubert at the height of his artistry in his marvellous E-flat trio, acclaimed by Schumann as ‘an angry meteor blazing forth and outshining everything in the musical atmosphere of the time’. Brace yourselves for this epic musical panorama – the whole gamut of human emotion is conveyed in just four movements.

1 hour short concert version:

Schumann: Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, III & IV
Squire: Der Tanz
William Bolcom: Trio
Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat, Op. 100

The story continues with the luscious trio arrangement of Schumann’s melodious miniatures dedicated to his music teacher Friedrich Wieck before we return home to the sounds of Aotearoa in Tabea Squire’s newest work. Bolcom’s trio celebrates the music of our time in a whirlwind journey, turbulent with autumnal and Hispanic-jazzy tones contrasted with other-worldly serenity. Finally, we experience Schubert at the height of his artistry in his marvellous E-flat trio, acclaimed by Schumann as ‘an angry meteor blazing forth and outshining everything in the musical atmosphere of the time’. Brace yourselves for this epic musical panorama – the whole gamut of human emotion is conveyed in just four movements.

1 hour short concert version:

Schumann: Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, III & IV
Squire: Der Tanz
William Bolcom: Trio
Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat, Op. 100

The story continues with the luscious trio arrangement of Schumann’s melodious miniatures dedicated to his music teacher Friedrich Wieck before we return home to the sounds of Aotearoa in Tabea Squire’s newest work. Bolcom’s trio celebrates the music of our time in a whirlwind journey, turbulent with autumnal and Hispanic-jazzy tones contrasted with other-worldly serenity. Finally, we experience Schubert at the height of his artistry in his marvellous E-flat trio, acclaimed by Schumann as ‘an angry meteor blazing forth and outshining everything in the musical atmosphere of the time’. Brace yourselves for this epic musical panorama – the whole gamut of human emotion is conveyed in just four movements.

July 23, 2022 17:00   ·   Nathan Homestead, Manurewa, Auckland

BIRD LIKE MEN - Tararua | CMNZ (Auckland)

Concert

“Tararua draw on personal history, the inspiration of ancient stories and knowledge, and the dark beauty of this country”

Ariana Tikao - vocals and taonga pūoro
Ruby Solly - taonga pūoro, cello
Phil Boniface - double bass
Alistair Fraser - taonga pūoro
Louise Pōtiki Bryant - digital imagery

BIRD LIKE MEN will include music from Tararua’s album of the same name

Drawing inspiration from Māori rock art depictions of bird people at the Maerewhenua site in Otago, whānau manuscripts of Tikao and kōrero from Kāi Tahu Whānui, Bird Like Men is a contemplation on migration and travel and the deeply embedded desire that draws us to return to our spiritual homelands.

This multimedia performance brings together the artistry of Ariana Tikao, Ruby Solly, Al Fraser and Phil Boniface with visual artist, Louise Pōtiki Bryant, weaving together sound worlds from both te ao Māori and te ao Pākehā. Tararua’s evocative music combines taonga pūoro, waiata, karakia and pūrākau (story) with a strong southern Māori influence, partnered with the western instrumental elements of the cello and double bass.

“Tararua draw on personal history, the inspiration of ancient stories and knowledge, and the dark beauty of this country”

Ariana Tikao - vocals and taonga pūoro
Ruby Solly - taonga pūoro, cello
Phil Boniface - double bass
Alistair Fraser - taonga pūoro
Louise Pōtiki Bryant - digital imagery

BIRD LIKE MEN will include music from Tararua’s album of the same name

Drawing inspiration from Māori rock art depictions of bird people at the Maerewhenua site in Otago, whānau manuscripts of Tikao and kōrero from Kāi Tahu Whānui, Bird Like Men is a contemplation on migration and travel and the deeply embedded desire that draws us to return to our spiritual homelands.

This multimedia performance brings together the artistry of Ariana Tikao, Ruby Solly, Al Fraser and Phil Boniface with visual artist, Louise Pōtiki Bryant, weaving together sound worlds from both te ao Māori and te ao Pākehā. Tararua’s evocative music combines taonga pūoro, waiata, karakia and pūrākau (story) with a strong southern Māori influence, partnered with the western instrumental elements of the cello and double bass.

“Tararua draw on personal history, the inspiration of ancient stories and knowledge, and the dark beauty of this country”

Ariana Tikao - vocals and taonga pūoro
Ruby Solly - taonga pūoro, cello
Phil Boniface - double bass
Alistair Fraser - taonga pūoro
Louise Pōtiki Bryant - digital imagery

BIRD LIKE MEN will include music from Tararua’s album of the same name

Drawing inspiration from Māori rock art depictions of bird people at the Maerewhenua site in Otago, whānau manuscripts of Tikao and kōrero from Kāi Tahu Whānui, Bird Like Men is a contemplation on migration and travel and the deeply embedded desire that draws us to return to our spiritual homelands.

This multimedia performance brings together the artistry of Ariana Tikao, Ruby Solly, Al Fraser and Phil Boniface with visual artist, Louise Pōtiki Bryant, weaving together sound worlds from both te ao Māori and te ao Pākehā. Tararua’s evocative music combines taonga pūoro, waiata, karakia and pūrākau (story) with a strong southern Māori influence, partnered with the western instrumental elements of the cello and double bass.

July 23, 2022 19:00   ·   Māngere Arts Centre

NZ String Quartet | FIRST LIGHT: National Tour | Wellington (Hunter Council Chamber)

Concert

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

Two Programmes in one day:

REFLECTION - Wellington (Hunter Council Chamber) 2:30pm
Meditations on our place in the world.

Programme One:

Natalie Hunt | Matariki
Anton Webern | Quartet 1905
Franz Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in D Major Op. 20, No. 4
Benjamin Britten | Three Divertimenti

RELEASE - Wellington (Hunter Council Chamber) 5pm
Looking to the first light of a new dawn.

Programme Three:

W.A. Mozart | Quartet in B Flat Major K 458 "The Hunt"
William Walton | String Quartet in a minor
David Flynn | “Slip” from Quartet, no. 2

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

Two Programmes in one day:

REFLECTION - Wellington (Hunter Council Chamber) 2:30pm
Meditations on our place in the world.

Programme One:

Natalie Hunt | Matariki
Anton Webern | Quartet 1905
Franz Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in D Major Op. 20, No. 4
Benjamin Britten | Three Divertimenti

RELEASE - Wellington (Hunter Council Chamber) 5pm
Looking to the first light of a new dawn.

Programme Three:

W.A. Mozart | Quartet in B Flat Major K 458 "The Hunt"
William Walton | String Quartet in a minor
David Flynn | “Slip” from Quartet, no. 2

FIRST LIGHT
Reflection, Regeneration, Release

Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with introspective works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more.

Two Programmes in one day:

REFLECTION - Wellington (Hunter Council Chamber) 2:30pm
Meditations on our place in the world.

Programme One:

Natalie Hunt | Matariki
Anton Webern | Quartet 1905
Franz Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in D Major Op. 20, No. 4
Benjamin Britten | Three Divertimenti

RELEASE - Wellington (Hunter Council Chamber) 5pm
Looking to the first light of a new dawn.

Programme Three:

W.A. Mozart | Quartet in B Flat Major K 458 "The Hunt"
William Walton | String Quartet in a minor
David Flynn | “Slip” from Quartet, no. 2

July 24, 2022 14:30 — July 24, 2022 18:10   ·   Hunter Council Chamber

Opus Orchestra | Stars Aligned (Hamilton)

Concert

2021 CONCERT SERIES 3:

MASTER AND MENTOR

Pruden - God Save the Queen
Brahms - Concerto for Violin and Violoncello in A minor, Op. 102
Eve de Castro-Robinson - Fractions
Mendelssohn - Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op. 56 ‘Scottish'

Guest Conductor - James Judd
Soloists - Vesa-Matti Leppänen (violin) and Andrew Joyce (violoncello)

We welcome Guest Conductor James Judd to this concert of epic works. One highlight is the Brahms concerto for Violin and Violoncello with NZSO musicians as soloists; Vesa-Matti Leppänen (violin) and Andrew Joyce (violoncello).

2021 CONCERT SERIES 3:

MASTER AND MENTOR

Pruden - God Save the Queen
Brahms - Concerto for Violin and Violoncello in A minor, Op. 102
Eve de Castro-Robinson - Fractions
Mendelssohn - Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op. 56 ‘Scottish'

Guest Conductor - James Judd
Soloists - Vesa-Matti Leppänen (violin) and Andrew Joyce (violoncello)

We welcome Guest Conductor James Judd to this concert of epic works. One highlight is the Brahms concerto for Violin and Violoncello with NZSO musicians as soloists; Vesa-Matti Leppänen (violin) and Andrew Joyce (violoncello).

2021 CONCERT SERIES 3:

MASTER AND MENTOR

Pruden - God Save the Queen
Brahms - Concerto for Violin and Violoncello in A minor, Op. 102
Eve de Castro-Robinson - Fractions
Mendelssohn - Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op. 56 ‘Scottish'

Guest Conductor - James Judd
Soloists - Vesa-Matti Leppänen (violin) and Andrew Joyce (violoncello)

We welcome Guest Conductor James Judd to this concert of epic works. One highlight is the Brahms concerto for Violin and Violoncello with NZSO musicians as soloists; Vesa-Matti Leppänen (violin) and Andrew Joyce (violoncello).

July 29, 2022 19:30   ·   Galagher Academy of Performing Arts

CSO | Pastoral

Concert

Lissa Meridan (NZ): Firecracker
Osvaldo Golijov: Azul
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, Op.68, F major (Pastoral)

Benjamin Northey - Chief Conductor
Matthew Barley - Cello
Grayson Masefield - Accordion
Brett Painter - Percussion
Douglas Brush - Percussion

New Zealand composer Lissa Meridan composed the award-winning Firecracker in 1999 and it was hailed by critics as “zany and ear-popping”

Osvaldo Golijov’s cello concerto Azul is characteristic of the composer’s gift for incorporating diverse influences into a fresh vision, blending together various sources of creativity.

Cellist, Matthew Barley has created a unique international career and has been described as ‘the world’s most adventurous cellist’.

The harmonic make-up of Beethoven’s sixth symphony is entirely relaxed and rejoices in major triads from the very beginning until the ‘thunderstorm’ of the fourth movement.

Lissa Meridan (NZ): Firecracker
Osvaldo Golijov: Azul
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, Op.68, F major (Pastoral)

Benjamin Northey - Chief Conductor
Matthew Barley - Cello
Grayson Masefield - Accordion
Brett Painter - Percussion
Douglas Brush - Percussion

New Zealand composer Lissa Meridan composed the award-winning Firecracker in 1999 and it was hailed by critics as “zany and ear-popping”

Osvaldo Golijov’s cello concerto Azul is characteristic of the composer’s gift for incorporating diverse influences into a fresh vision, blending together various sources of creativity.

Cellist, Matthew Barley has created a unique international career and has been described as ‘the world’s most adventurous cellist’.

The harmonic make-up of Beethoven’s sixth symphony is entirely relaxed and rejoices in major triads from the very beginning until the ‘thunderstorm’ of the fourth movement.

Lissa Meridan (NZ): Firecracker
Osvaldo Golijov: Azul
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, Op.68, F major (Pastoral)

Benjamin Northey - Chief Conductor
Matthew Barley - Cello
Grayson Masefield - Accordion
Brett Painter - Percussion
Douglas Brush - Percussion

New Zealand composer Lissa Meridan composed the award-winning Firecracker in 1999 and it was hailed by critics as “zany and ear-popping”

Osvaldo Golijov’s cello concerto Azul is characteristic of the composer’s gift for incorporating diverse influences into a fresh vision, blending together various sources of creativity.

Cellist, Matthew Barley has created a unique international career and has been described as ‘the world’s most adventurous cellist’.

The harmonic make-up of Beethoven’s sixth symphony is entirely relaxed and rejoices in major triads from the very beginning until the ‘thunderstorm’ of the fourth movement.

July 30, 2022 19:30   ·   Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall

Opus Orchestra | Stars Aligned (Tauranga)

Concert

2021 CONCERT SERIES 3:

MASTER AND MENTOR

Pruden - God Save the Queen
Brahms - Concerto for Violin and Violoncello in A minor, Op. 102
Eve de Castro-Robinson - Fractions
Mendelssohn - Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op. 56 ‘Scottish'

Guest Conductor - James Judd
Soloists - Vesa-Matti Leppänen (violin) and Andrew Joyce (violoncello)

We welcome Guest Conductor James Judd to this concert of epic works. One highlight is the Brahms concerto for Violin and Violoncello with NZSO musicians as soloists; Vesa-Matti Leppänen (violin) and Andrew Joyce (violoncello).

2021 CONCERT SERIES 3:

MASTER AND MENTOR

Pruden - God Save the Queen
Brahms - Concerto for Violin and Violoncello in A minor, Op. 102
Eve de Castro-Robinson - Fractions
Mendelssohn - Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op. 56 ‘Scottish'

Guest Conductor - James Judd
Soloists - Vesa-Matti Leppänen (violin) and Andrew Joyce (violoncello)

We welcome Guest Conductor James Judd to this concert of epic works. One highlight is the Brahms concerto for Violin and Violoncello with NZSO musicians as soloists; Vesa-Matti Leppänen (violin) and Andrew Joyce (violoncello).

2021 CONCERT SERIES 3:

MASTER AND MENTOR

Pruden - God Save the Queen
Brahms - Concerto for Violin and Violoncello in A minor, Op. 102
Eve de Castro-Robinson - Fractions
Mendelssohn - Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op. 56 ‘Scottish'

Guest Conductor - James Judd
Soloists - Vesa-Matti Leppänen (violin) and Andrew Joyce (violoncello)

We welcome Guest Conductor James Judd to this concert of epic works. One highlight is the Brahms concerto for Violin and Violoncello with NZSO musicians as soloists; Vesa-Matti Leppänen (violin) and Andrew Joyce (violoncello).

July 30, 2022 19:30   ·   Baycourt

Opus Orchestra | Stars Aligned (Rotorua)

Concert

2021 CONCERT SERIES 3:

MASTER AND MENTOR

Pruden - God Save the Queen
Brahms - Concerto for Violin and Violoncello in A minor, Op. 102
Eve de Castro-Robinson - Fractions
Mendelssohn - Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op. 56 ‘Scottish'

Guest Conductor - James Judd
Soloists - Vesa-Matti Leppänen (violin) and Andrew Joyce (violoncello)

We welcome Guest Conductor James Judd to this concert of epic works. One highlight is the Brahms concerto for Violin and Violoncello with NZSO musicians as soloists; Vesa-Matti Leppänen (violin) and Andrew Joyce (violoncello).

2021 CONCERT SERIES 3:

MASTER AND MENTOR

Pruden - God Save the Queen
Brahms - Concerto for Violin and Violoncello in A minor, Op. 102
Eve de Castro-Robinson - Fractions
Mendelssohn - Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op. 56 ‘Scottish'

Guest Conductor - James Judd
Soloists - Vesa-Matti Leppänen (violin) and Andrew Joyce (violoncello)

We welcome Guest Conductor James Judd to this concert of epic works. One highlight is the Brahms concerto for Violin and Violoncello with NZSO musicians as soloists; Vesa-Matti Leppänen (violin) and Andrew Joyce (violoncello).

2021 CONCERT SERIES 3:

MASTER AND MENTOR

Pruden - God Save the Queen
Brahms - Concerto for Violin and Violoncello in A minor, Op. 102
Eve de Castro-Robinson - Fractions
Mendelssohn - Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op. 56 ‘Scottish'

Guest Conductor - James Judd
Soloists - Vesa-Matti Leppänen (violin) and Andrew Joyce (violoncello)

We welcome Guest Conductor James Judd to this concert of epic works. One highlight is the Brahms concerto for Violin and Violoncello with NZSO musicians as soloists; Vesa-Matti Leppänen (violin) and Andrew Joyce (violoncello).

July 31, 2022 15:00   ·   Civic Theatre

CALL OF THE HUIA | NZ Opera (Christchurch)

Concert

MASTER OF CEREMONIES Michael Vinten

PERFORMERS
Wade Kernot
Catrin Johnsson
Oliver Sewell
Bruce Greenfield

The Huia was a rare and tapu bird, confined to the Ruahine, Tararua, Remutaka and Kaimanawa mountain ranges in the south-east of the North Island. Their calls were mostly a varied array of whistles, “peculiar and strange”, but also “soft, melodious and flute-like.” The Huia bird is now extinct.

Join Michael Vinten as he takes us on an entertaining, informative and frequently fascinating journey of discovery through the forgotten world of the Art Song of Aotearoa.

We will hear highlights from his recent 3 volume collection of mainly unpublished pre-1950 New Zealand Art Songs. These songs – sung by our grandparents and great-grand parents – provide a glimpse into the preoccupations and concerns of their times through peace and war. Discover the significant contribution of women both Māori and Pākehā to music-making of this period as composers and poets.

Join us for this unique insight into this important but forgotten chapter of Aotearoa’s musical legacy.

Thank you to the Public Trust Hall Wellington for supporting this event.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES Michael Vinten

PERFORMERS
Wade Kernot
Catrin Johnsson
Oliver Sewell
Bruce Greenfield

The Huia was a rare and tapu bird, confined to the Ruahine, Tararua, Remutaka and Kaimanawa mountain ranges in the south-east of the North Island. Their calls were mostly a varied array of whistles, “peculiar and strange”, but also “soft, melodious and flute-like.” The Huia bird is now extinct.

Join Michael Vinten as he takes us on an entertaining, informative and frequently fascinating journey of discovery through the forgotten world of the Art Song of Aotearoa.

We will hear highlights from his recent 3 volume collection of mainly unpublished pre-1950 New Zealand Art Songs. These songs – sung by our grandparents and great-grand parents – provide a glimpse into the preoccupations and concerns of their times through peace and war. Discover the significant contribution of women both Māori and Pākehā to music-making of this period as composers and poets.

Join us for this unique insight into this important but forgotten chapter of Aotearoa’s musical legacy.

Thank you to the Public Trust Hall Wellington for supporting this event.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES Michael Vinten

PERFORMERS
Wade Kernot
Catrin Johnsson
Oliver Sewell
Bruce Greenfield

The Huia was a rare and tapu bird, confined to the Ruahine, Tararua, Remutaka and Kaimanawa mountain ranges in the south-east of the North Island. Their calls were mostly a varied array of whistles, “peculiar and strange”, but also “soft, melodious and flute-like.” The Huia bird is now extinct.

Join Michael Vinten as he takes us on an entertaining, informative and frequently fascinating journey of discovery through the forgotten world of the Art Song of Aotearoa.

We will hear highlights from his recent 3 volume collection of mainly unpublished pre-1950 New Zealand Art Songs. These songs – sung by our grandparents and great-grand parents – provide a glimpse into the preoccupations and concerns of their times through peace and war. Discover the significant contribution of women both Māori and Pākehā to music-making of this period as composers and poets.

Join us for this unique insight into this important but forgotten chapter of Aotearoa’s musical legacy.

Thank you to the Public Trust Hall Wellington for supporting this event.

July 31, 2022 15:00   ·   The Piano

Cinderella | RNZB (Wellington, performance 1)

Dance

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

August 03, 2022 19:30   ·   St James Theatre

APO | TIANYI LU CONDUCTS FIREBIRD

Concert

Tianyi Lu - Conductor
Perianes - Piano Javier

Salina Fisher: Tupaia
Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
L. Boulanger: D’un matin de printemps
L. Boulanger: D’un soir triste
Stravinsky: The Firebird: Suite (1919)

A fond welcome back to a member of the APO family, Tianyi Lu – another winner of the Sir Georg Solti International Conductors’ Competition.

Salina Fisher’s imagination was fired by the famous ‘Chart of Islands’ drawn by Tupaia, the Polynesian master navigator, while he was sailing with James Cook on the Endeavour.

The prodigiously talented French composer Lili Boulanger died, tragically, at only 24, but left behind this diptych: a fresh and breezy celebration of spring, and the much more introspective work which was to be her last.

Spanish pianist Javier Perianes joins us for Falla’s gorgeous nocturnal study, and Stravinsky’s sumptuous fairytale ballet rounds off the evening.

Tianyi Lu - Conductor
Perianes - Piano Javier

Salina Fisher: Tupaia
Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
L. Boulanger: D’un matin de printemps
L. Boulanger: D’un soir triste
Stravinsky: The Firebird: Suite (1919)

A fond welcome back to a member of the APO family, Tianyi Lu – another winner of the Sir Georg Solti International Conductors’ Competition.

Salina Fisher’s imagination was fired by the famous ‘Chart of Islands’ drawn by Tupaia, the Polynesian master navigator, while he was sailing with James Cook on the Endeavour.

The prodigiously talented French composer Lili Boulanger died, tragically, at only 24, but left behind this diptych: a fresh and breezy celebration of spring, and the much more introspective work which was to be her last.

Spanish pianist Javier Perianes joins us for Falla’s gorgeous nocturnal study, and Stravinsky’s sumptuous fairytale ballet rounds off the evening.

Tianyi Lu - Conductor
Perianes - Piano Javier

Salina Fisher: Tupaia
Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
L. Boulanger: D’un matin de printemps
L. Boulanger: D’un soir triste
Stravinsky: The Firebird: Suite (1919)

A fond welcome back to a member of the APO family, Tianyi Lu – another winner of the Sir Georg Solti International Conductors’ Competition.

Salina Fisher’s imagination was fired by the famous ‘Chart of Islands’ drawn by Tupaia, the Polynesian master navigator, while he was sailing with James Cook on the Endeavour.

The prodigiously talented French composer Lili Boulanger died, tragically, at only 24, but left behind this diptych: a fresh and breezy celebration of spring, and the much more introspective work which was to be her last.

Spanish pianist Javier Perianes joins us for Falla’s gorgeous nocturnal study, and Stravinsky’s sumptuous fairytale ballet rounds off the evening.

August 04, 2022 19:30   ·   Auckland Town Hall

Cinderella | RNZB (Wellington, performance 2)

Dance

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

August 04, 2022 19:30   ·   St James Theatre

Cinderella | RNZB (Wellington, performance 3)

Dance

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

August 05, 2022 19:30   ·   St James Theatre

Cinderella | RNZB (Wellington, performance 4)

Dance

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

August 06, 2022 13:30   ·   St James Theatre

Cinderella | RNZB (Wellington, performance 5)

Dance

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

August 06, 2022 19:30   ·   St James Theatre

CALL OF THE HUIA | NZ Opera (Wellington)

Concert

MASTER OF CEREMONIES Michael Vinten

PERFORMERS
Wade Kernot
Catrin Johnsson
Oliver Sewell
Bruce Greenfield

The Huia was a rare and tapu bird, confined to the Ruahine, Tararua, Remutaka and Kaimanawa mountain ranges in the south-east of the North Island. Their calls were mostly a varied array of whistles, “peculiar and strange”, but also “soft, melodious and flute-like.” The Huia bird is now extinct.

Join Michael Vinten as he takes us on an entertaining, informative and frequently fascinating journey of discovery through the forgotten world of the Art Song of Aotearoa.

We will hear highlights from his recent 3 volume collection of mainly unpublished pre-1950 New Zealand Art Songs. These songs – sung by our grandparents and great-grand parents – provide a glimpse into the preoccupations and concerns of their times through peace and war. Discover the significant contribution of women both Māori and Pākehā to music-making of this period as composers and poets.

Join us for this unique insight into this important but forgotten chapter of Aotearoa’s musical legacy.

Thank you to the Public Trust Hall Wellington for supporting this event.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES Michael Vinten

PERFORMERS
Wade Kernot
Catrin Johnsson
Oliver Sewell
Bruce Greenfield

The Huia was a rare and tapu bird, confined to the Ruahine, Tararua, Remutaka and Kaimanawa mountain ranges in the south-east of the North Island. Their calls were mostly a varied array of whistles, “peculiar and strange”, but also “soft, melodious and flute-like.” The Huia bird is now extinct.

Join Michael Vinten as he takes us on an entertaining, informative and frequently fascinating journey of discovery through the forgotten world of the Art Song of Aotearoa.

We will hear highlights from his recent 3 volume collection of mainly unpublished pre-1950 New Zealand Art Songs. These songs – sung by our grandparents and great-grand parents – provide a glimpse into the preoccupations and concerns of their times through peace and war. Discover the significant contribution of women both Māori and Pākehā to music-making of this period as composers and poets.

Join us for this unique insight into this important but forgotten chapter of Aotearoa’s musical legacy.

Thank you to the Public Trust Hall Wellington for supporting this event.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES Michael Vinten

PERFORMERS
Wade Kernot
Catrin Johnsson
Oliver Sewell
Bruce Greenfield

The Huia was a rare and tapu bird, confined to the Ruahine, Tararua, Remutaka and Kaimanawa mountain ranges in the south-east of the North Island. Their calls were mostly a varied array of whistles, “peculiar and strange”, but also “soft, melodious and flute-like.” The Huia bird is now extinct.

Join Michael Vinten as he takes us on an entertaining, informative and frequently fascinating journey of discovery through the forgotten world of the Art Song of Aotearoa.

We will hear highlights from his recent 3 volume collection of mainly unpublished pre-1950 New Zealand Art Songs. These songs – sung by our grandparents and great-grand parents – provide a glimpse into the preoccupations and concerns of their times through peace and war. Discover the significant contribution of women both Māori and Pākehā to music-making of this period as composers and poets.

Join us for this unique insight into this important but forgotten chapter of Aotearoa’s musical legacy.

Thank you to the Public Trust Hall Wellington for supporting this event.

August 07, 2022 15:00   ·   Public Trust Hall

Cinderella | RNZB (Auckland, performance 1)

Dance

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

August 10, 2022 19:30   ·   Aotea Centre

Cinderella | RNZB (Auckland, performance 2)

Dance

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

August 11, 2022 19:30   ·   Aotea Centre

Cinderella | RNZB (Auckland, performance 3)

Dance

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

August 12, 2022 19:30   ·   Aotea Centre

Cinderella | RNZB (Auckland, performance 4)

Dance

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

August 13, 2022 13:30   ·   Aotea Centre

Cinderella | RNZB (Auckland, performance 5)

Dance

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

August 13, 2022 19:30   ·   Aotea Centre

CALL OF THE HUIA | NZ Opera (Auckland)

Concert

MASTER OF CEREMONIES Michael Vinten

PERFORMERS
Wade Kernot
Catrin Johnsson
Oliver Sewell
Bruce Greenfield

The Huia was a rare and tapu bird, confined to the Ruahine, Tararua, Remutaka and Kaimanawa mountain ranges in the south-east of the North Island. Their calls were mostly a varied array of whistles, “peculiar and strange”, but also “soft, melodious and flute-like.” The Huia bird is now extinct.

Join Michael Vinten as he takes us on an entertaining, informative and frequently fascinating journey of discovery through the forgotten world of the Art Song of Aotearoa.

We will hear highlights from his recent 3 volume collection of mainly unpublished pre-1950 New Zealand Art Songs. These songs – sung by our grandparents and great-grand parents – provide a glimpse into the preoccupations and concerns of their times through peace and war. Discover the significant contribution of women both Māori and Pākehā to music-making of this period as composers and poets.

Join us for this unique insight into this important but forgotten chapter of Aotearoa’s musical legacy.

Thank you to the Public Trust Hall Wellington for supporting this event.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES Michael Vinten

PERFORMERS
Wade Kernot
Catrin Johnsson
Oliver Sewell
Bruce Greenfield

The Huia was a rare and tapu bird, confined to the Ruahine, Tararua, Remutaka and Kaimanawa mountain ranges in the south-east of the North Island. Their calls were mostly a varied array of whistles, “peculiar and strange”, but also “soft, melodious and flute-like.” The Huia bird is now extinct.

Join Michael Vinten as he takes us on an entertaining, informative and frequently fascinating journey of discovery through the forgotten world of the Art Song of Aotearoa.

We will hear highlights from his recent 3 volume collection of mainly unpublished pre-1950 New Zealand Art Songs. These songs – sung by our grandparents and great-grand parents – provide a glimpse into the preoccupations and concerns of their times through peace and war. Discover the significant contribution of women both Māori and Pākehā to music-making of this period as composers and poets.

Join us for this unique insight into this important but forgotten chapter of Aotearoa’s musical legacy.

Thank you to the Public Trust Hall Wellington for supporting this event.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES Michael Vinten

PERFORMERS
Wade Kernot
Catrin Johnsson
Oliver Sewell
Bruce Greenfield

The Huia was a rare and tapu bird, confined to the Ruahine, Tararua, Remutaka and Kaimanawa mountain ranges in the south-east of the North Island. Their calls were mostly a varied array of whistles, “peculiar and strange”, but also “soft, melodious and flute-like.” The Huia bird is now extinct.

Join Michael Vinten as he takes us on an entertaining, informative and frequently fascinating journey of discovery through the forgotten world of the Art Song of Aotearoa.

We will hear highlights from his recent 3 volume collection of mainly unpublished pre-1950 New Zealand Art Songs. These songs – sung by our grandparents and great-grand parents – provide a glimpse into the preoccupations and concerns of their times through peace and war. Discover the significant contribution of women both Māori and Pākehā to music-making of this period as composers and poets.

Join us for this unique insight into this important but forgotten chapter of Aotearoa’s musical legacy.

Thank you to the Public Trust Hall Wellington for supporting this event.

August 14, 2022 16:30   ·   Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

APO | LARK ASCENDING

Concert

Tobias Ringborg - Conductor
Amalia Hall - Violin

Lilburn: Symphony No.3
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite

A summer’s day, a bird singing in the clear blue sky, ever winging up and up… Vaughan Williams’ radiant vision of the English countryside brings New Zealand violinist Amalia Hall back to the APO.

Vaughan Williams and his student Douglas Lilburn both deeply admired Sibelius, whose influence is clear in the lean, taut argument of Lilburn’s last orchestral work.

Sibelius’ suite about the legendary hero Lemminkäinen is most familiar for its movement The Swan of Tuonela. In Finnish mythology, Tuonela is the River of Death, and Sibelius gives the calm anguish of the Swan’s song to a cor anglais.

Tobias Ringborg - Conductor
Amalia Hall - Violin

Lilburn: Symphony No.3
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite

A summer’s day, a bird singing in the clear blue sky, ever winging up and up… Vaughan Williams’ radiant vision of the English countryside brings New Zealand violinist Amalia Hall back to the APO.

Vaughan Williams and his student Douglas Lilburn both deeply admired Sibelius, whose influence is clear in the lean, taut argument of Lilburn’s last orchestral work.

Sibelius’ suite about the legendary hero Lemminkäinen is most familiar for its movement The Swan of Tuonela. In Finnish mythology, Tuonela is the River of Death, and Sibelius gives the calm anguish of the Swan’s song to a cor anglais.

Tobias Ringborg - Conductor
Amalia Hall - Violin

Lilburn: Symphony No.3
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite

A summer’s day, a bird singing in the clear blue sky, ever winging up and up… Vaughan Williams’ radiant vision of the English countryside brings New Zealand violinist Amalia Hall back to the APO.

Vaughan Williams and his student Douglas Lilburn both deeply admired Sibelius, whose influence is clear in the lean, taut argument of Lilburn’s last orchestral work.

Sibelius’ suite about the legendary hero Lemminkäinen is most familiar for its movement The Swan of Tuonela. In Finnish mythology, Tuonela is the River of Death, and Sibelius gives the calm anguish of the Swan’s song to a cor anglais.

August 18, 2022 19:30   ·   Auckland Town Hall

Cinderella | RNZB (Napier, performance 1)

Dance

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

August 20, 2022 19:30   ·   Municipal Theatre

Cinderella | RNZB (Napier, performance 2)

Dance

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

August 21, 2022 13:30   ·   Municipal Theatre

Cinderella | RNZB (Christchurch, performance 1)

Dance

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

August 25, 2022 19:30   ·   Isaac Theatre Royal

Cinderella | RNZB (Christchurch, performance 2)

Dance

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

August 26, 2022 19:30   ·   Isaac Theatre Royal

Cinderella | RNZB (Christchurch, performance 3)

Dance

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

August 27, 2022 19:30   ·   Isaac Theatre Royal

Cinderella | RNZB (Christchurch, performance 4)

Dance

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

August 28, 2022 13:30   ·   Isaac Theatre Royal

Cinderella | RNZB (Dunedin)

Dance

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Polish your tiara and dust off your dancing shoes!

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel reunite, in a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre, followed by a national tour.

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury.

Highs, lows, fairy-tale endings and happy ever afters will spill from the stage in every shade of the rainbow. This thoroughly modern Cinderella presents a sparky, stylish twist on the classic tale, with a heroine who knows her own mind and a hero who follows his heart.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella is accompanied by a live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Cinderella is a stargazer, a dreamer and a unique spirit who finds herself in the wrong story. Set within an enormous, embroidered tapestry, the ballet is a kaleidoscopic collision of detail and colour, illustrating a timely twist on the classic tale.
- Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

September 03, 2022 19:30   ·   Regent Theatre

APO | BEZUIDENHOUT'S MOZART

Concert

Johannes Fritzsch - Conductor
Kristian Bezuidenhout - Piano

Gemma Peacocke: New work (world premiere)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.22
Martinů: Symphony No.6 ‘Fantaisies symphoniques’

It is very exciting that New Zealand composer Gemma Peacocke, currently making a name for herself in New York, is writing a new work for us. It will be followed by one of Mozart’s most ebullient piano concertos.

Martinů quotes his own music in his last symphony, and he occasionally implied there was a programme behind it. If so, it remains a mystery, as he was fairly oblique on the subject. What is unambiguous, though, is that this is a superb piece, with shadowy music giving way to exultant, rhapsodic song. If you’re yet to hear it, you’ve a real treat in store.

Johannes Fritzsch - Conductor
Kristian Bezuidenhout - Piano

Gemma Peacocke: New work (world premiere)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.22
Martinů: Symphony No.6 ‘Fantaisies symphoniques’

It is very exciting that New Zealand composer Gemma Peacocke, currently making a name for herself in New York, is writing a new work for us. It will be followed by one of Mozart’s most ebullient piano concertos.

Martinů quotes his own music in his last symphony, and he occasionally implied there was a programme behind it. If so, it remains a mystery, as he was fairly oblique on the subject. What is unambiguous, though, is that this is a superb piece, with shadowy music giving way to exultant, rhapsodic song. If you’re yet to hear it, you’ve a real treat in store.

Johannes Fritzsch - Conductor
Kristian Bezuidenhout - Piano

Gemma Peacocke: New work (world premiere)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.22
Martinů: Symphony No.6 ‘Fantaisies symphoniques’

It is very exciting that New Zealand composer Gemma Peacocke, currently making a name for herself in New York, is writing a new work for us. It will be followed by one of Mozart’s most ebullient piano concertos.

Martinů quotes his own music in his last symphony, and he occasionally implied there was a programme behind it. If so, it remains a mystery, as he was fairly oblique on the subject. What is unambiguous, though, is that this is a superb piece, with shadowy music giving way to exultant, rhapsodic song. If you’re yet to hear it, you’ve a real treat in store.

September 29, 2022 19:30   ·   Auckland Town Hall

Opus Orchestra | Storytime (Tauranga)

Concert

2022 CONCERT SERIES 1

Jenny McLeod - The Emperor and the Nightingale

Poulenc - The Story of Babar (L’Histoire de Babar)

The renowned actor and comedian Mark Hadlow joins Opus Orchestra to tell two time-honoured stories that the whole family will enjoy. The fairy tale The Emperor and the Nightingale has been given a delightful musical setting by New Zealand composer, Jenny McLeod. Then we have Jean de Brunhoff’s classic The Story of Barbar, the little Elephant. Francis Poulenc’s setting is charming, witty and engaging, like the story itself. A. A. Milne (the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh) wrote “If you love elephants you will love Babar and Celeste. If you have never loved elephants you will love them now.” Children, parents, grandparents: let us transport you to the fairytale kingdoms of the Emperor and the little Elephant.

2022 CONCERT SERIES 1

Jenny McLeod - The Emperor and the Nightingale

Poulenc - The Story of Babar (L’Histoire de Babar)

The renowned actor and comedian Mark Hadlow joins Opus Orchestra to tell two time-honoured stories that the whole family will enjoy. The fairy tale The Emperor and the Nightingale has been given a delightful musical setting by New Zealand composer, Jenny McLeod. Then we have Jean de Brunhoff’s classic The Story of Barbar, the little Elephant. Francis Poulenc’s setting is charming, witty and engaging, like the story itself. A. A. Milne (the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh) wrote “If you love elephants you will love Babar and Celeste. If you have never loved elephants you will love them now.” Children, parents, grandparents: let us transport you to the fairytale kingdoms of the Emperor and the little Elephant.

2022 CONCERT SERIES 1

Jenny McLeod - The Emperor and the Nightingale

Poulenc - The Story of Babar (L’Histoire de Babar)

The renowned actor and comedian Mark Hadlow joins Opus Orchestra to tell two time-honoured stories that the whole family will enjoy. The fairy tale The Emperor and the Nightingale has been given a delightful musical setting by New Zealand composer, Jenny McLeod. Then we have Jean de Brunhoff’s classic The Story of Barbar, the little Elephant. Francis Poulenc’s setting is charming, witty and engaging, like the story itself. A. A. Milne (the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh) wrote “If you love elephants you will love Babar and Celeste. If you have never loved elephants you will love them now.” Children, parents, grandparents: let us transport you to the fairytale kingdoms of the Emperor and the little Elephant.

October 08, 2022 14:00   ·   Baycourt

Opus Orchestra | Storytime (Rotorua)

Concert

2022 CONCERT SERIES 1

Jenny McLeod - The Emperor and the Nightingale

Poulenc - The Story of Babar (L’Histoire de Babar)

The renowned actor and comedian Mark Hadlow joins Opus Orchestra to tell two time-honoured stories that the whole family will enjoy. The fairy tale The Emperor and the Nightingale has been given a delightful musical setting by New Zealand composer, Jenny McLeod. Then we have Jean de Brunhoff’s classic The Story of Barbar, the little Elephant. Francis Poulenc’s setting is charming, witty and engaging, like the story itself. A. A. Milne (the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh) wrote “If you love elephants you will love Babar and Celeste. If you have never loved elephants you will love them now.” Children, parents, grandparents: let us transport you to the fairytale kingdoms of the Emperor and the little Elephant.

2022 CONCERT SERIES 1

Jenny McLeod - The Emperor and the Nightingale

Poulenc - The Story of Babar (L’Histoire de Babar)

The renowned actor and comedian Mark Hadlow joins Opus Orchestra to tell two time-honoured stories that the whole family will enjoy. The fairy tale The Emperor and the Nightingale has been given a delightful musical setting by New Zealand composer, Jenny McLeod. Then we have Jean de Brunhoff’s classic The Story of Barbar, the little Elephant. Francis Poulenc’s setting is charming, witty and engaging, like the story itself. A. A. Milne (the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh) wrote “If you love elephants you will love Babar and Celeste. If you have never loved elephants you will love them now.” Children, parents, grandparents: let us transport you to the fairytale kingdoms of the Emperor and the little Elephant.

2022 CONCERT SERIES 1

Jenny McLeod - The Emperor and the Nightingale

Poulenc - The Story of Babar (L’Histoire de Babar)

The renowned actor and comedian Mark Hadlow joins Opus Orchestra to tell two time-honoured stories that the whole family will enjoy. The fairy tale The Emperor and the Nightingale has been given a delightful musical setting by New Zealand composer, Jenny McLeod. Then we have Jean de Brunhoff’s classic The Story of Barbar, the little Elephant. Francis Poulenc’s setting is charming, witty and engaging, like the story itself. A. A. Milne (the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh) wrote “If you love elephants you will love Babar and Celeste. If you have never loved elephants you will love them now.” Children, parents, grandparents: let us transport you to the fairytale kingdoms of the Emperor and the little Elephant.

October 09, 2022 14:00   ·   Venue TBC

The Strangest of Angels | NZ Opera (Dunedin, performance 1)

Concert

STORY & LIBRETTO Georgia Jamieson Emms

COMPOSER & CONDUCTOR Kenneth Young (with Anna Leese)

DIRECTOR Eleanor Bishop

A poignant and imaginative reflection on events during Janet Frame’s time at Seacliff Mental Hospital, The Strangest of Angels is a harrowing and hopeful experience that throws light on mental health then and now.

Co-created by Kenneth Young, Georgia Jamieson Emms and Anna Leese, The Strangest of Angels is born of an exciting and conscious collaboration between composer and performers that explores the contrast between a calm, rational psychiatric patient and a traumatised nurse torn between empathy and the relative power of institutional duty.

World premiere performances directed by Friedlander Foundation Associate Artist Eleanor Bishop and starring Anna Leese and Jayne Tankersley. Proudly presented by NZ Opera and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in Christchurch. In Dunedin The Strangest of Angels is presented with the Dunedin Arts Festival and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.

STORY & LIBRETTO Georgia Jamieson Emms

COMPOSER & CONDUCTOR Kenneth Young (with Anna Leese)

DIRECTOR Eleanor Bishop

A poignant and imaginative reflection on events during Janet Frame’s time at Seacliff Mental Hospital, The Strangest of Angels is a harrowing and hopeful experience that throws light on mental health then and now.

Co-created by Kenneth Young, Georgia Jamieson Emms and Anna Leese, The Strangest of Angels is born of an exciting and conscious collaboration between composer and performers that explores the contrast between a calm, rational psychiatric patient and a traumatised nurse torn between empathy and the relative power of institutional duty.

World premiere performances directed by Friedlander Foundation Associate Artist Eleanor Bishop and starring Anna Leese and Jayne Tankersley. Proudly presented by NZ Opera and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in Christchurch. In Dunedin The Strangest of Angels is presented with the Dunedin Arts Festival and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.

STORY & LIBRETTO Georgia Jamieson Emms

COMPOSER & CONDUCTOR Kenneth Young (with Anna Leese)

DIRECTOR Eleanor Bishop

A poignant and imaginative reflection on events during Janet Frame’s time at Seacliff Mental Hospital, The Strangest of Angels is a harrowing and hopeful experience that throws light on mental health then and now.

Co-created by Kenneth Young, Georgia Jamieson Emms and Anna Leese, The Strangest of Angels is born of an exciting and conscious collaboration between composer and performers that explores the contrast between a calm, rational psychiatric patient and a traumatised nurse torn between empathy and the relative power of institutional duty.

World premiere performances directed by Friedlander Foundation Associate Artist Eleanor Bishop and starring Anna Leese and Jayne Tankersley. Proudly presented by NZ Opera and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in Christchurch. In Dunedin The Strangest of Angels is presented with the Dunedin Arts Festival and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.

October 12, 2022 20:00   ·   Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin

The Strangest of Angels | NZ Opera (Dunedin, performance 2)

Concert

STORY & LIBRETTO Georgia Jamieson Emms

COMPOSER & CONDUCTOR Kenneth Young (with Anna Leese)

DIRECTOR Eleanor Bishop

A poignant and imaginative reflection on events during Janet Frame’s time at Seacliff Mental Hospital, The Strangest of Angels is a harrowing and hopeful experience that throws light on mental health then and now.

Co-created by Kenneth Young, Georgia Jamieson Emms and Anna Leese, The Strangest of Angels is born of an exciting and conscious collaboration between composer and performers that explores the contrast between a calm, rational psychiatric patient and a traumatised nurse torn between empathy and the relative power of institutional duty.

World premiere performances directed by Friedlander Foundation Associate Artist Eleanor Bishop and starring Anna Leese and Jayne Tankersley. Proudly presented by NZ Opera and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in Christchurch. In Dunedin The Strangest of Angels is presented with the Dunedin Arts Festival and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.

STORY & LIBRETTO Georgia Jamieson Emms

COMPOSER & CONDUCTOR Kenneth Young (with Anna Leese)

DIRECTOR Eleanor Bishop

A poignant and imaginative reflection on events during Janet Frame’s time at Seacliff Mental Hospital, The Strangest of Angels is a harrowing and hopeful experience that throws light on mental health then and now.

Co-created by Kenneth Young, Georgia Jamieson Emms and Anna Leese, The Strangest of Angels is born of an exciting and conscious collaboration between composer and performers that explores the contrast between a calm, rational psychiatric patient and a traumatised nurse torn between empathy and the relative power of institutional duty.

World premiere performances directed by Friedlander Foundation Associate Artist Eleanor Bishop and starring Anna Leese and Jayne Tankersley. Proudly presented by NZ Opera and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in Christchurch. In Dunedin The Strangest of Angels is presented with the Dunedin Arts Festival and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.

STORY & LIBRETTO Georgia Jamieson Emms

COMPOSER & CONDUCTOR Kenneth Young (with Anna Leese)

DIRECTOR Eleanor Bishop

A poignant and imaginative reflection on events during Janet Frame’s time at Seacliff Mental Hospital, The Strangest of Angels is a harrowing and hopeful experience that throws light on mental health then and now.

Co-created by Kenneth Young, Georgia Jamieson Emms and Anna Leese, The Strangest of Angels is born of an exciting and conscious collaboration between composer and performers that explores the contrast between a calm, rational psychiatric patient and a traumatised nurse torn between empathy and the relative power of institutional duty.

World premiere performances directed by Friedlander Foundation Associate Artist Eleanor Bishop and starring Anna Leese and Jayne Tankersley. Proudly presented by NZ Opera and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in Christchurch. In Dunedin The Strangest of Angels is presented with the Dunedin Arts Festival and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.

October 13, 2022 20:00   ·   Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin

CSO | The Call (concert 1)

Concert

Helen Fisher (NZ): Te Tangi A Te Matui (The Call of the Matui)
Mozart: Mitridate Overture K. 87
Schnittke: Moz-Art a la Haydn
Haydn: Symphony No. 73 in D Major ‘The Hunt’

Martin Riseley - Director
Hannah Darroch - Flute

Te Tangi A Te Matui (The Call of the Matui) is a work by New Zealand composer Helen Fisher and is based on a Māori karakia.

The overture to Mozart’s opera Mitridate, re di Ponto marked the culmination of Mozart’s first trip to Italy.

Schnittke’s extraordinary aptitude to fragment and reassemble various components in new and unanticipated ways is abundantly demonstrated in his 1977 Moz-Art à la Haydn, scored for two violin soloists and small ensemble.

It was directly after meeting Mozart that Haydn wrote The Hunt. Its finale’s whirlwind is suggestive of a hunt and has an almost insane energy.

Helen Fisher (NZ): Te Tangi A Te Matui (The Call of the Matui)
Mozart: Mitridate Overture K. 87
Schnittke: Moz-Art a la Haydn
Haydn: Symphony No. 73 in D Major ‘The Hunt’

Martin Riseley - Director
Hannah Darroch - Flute

Te Tangi A Te Matui (The Call of the Matui) is a work by New Zealand composer Helen Fisher and is based on a Māori karakia.

The overture to Mozart’s opera Mitridate, re di Ponto marked the culmination of Mozart’s first trip to Italy.

Schnittke’s extraordinary aptitude to fragment and reassemble various components in new and unanticipated ways is abundantly demonstrated in his 1977 Moz-Art à la Haydn, scored for two violin soloists and small ensemble.

It was directly after meeting Mozart that Haydn wrote The Hunt. Its finale’s whirlwind is suggestive of a hunt and has an almost insane energy.

Helen Fisher (NZ): Te Tangi A Te Matui (The Call of the Matui)
Mozart: Mitridate Overture K. 87
Schnittke: Moz-Art a la Haydn
Haydn: Symphony No. 73 in D Major ‘The Hunt’

Martin Riseley - Director
Hannah Darroch - Flute

Te Tangi A Te Matui (The Call of the Matui) is a work by New Zealand composer Helen Fisher and is based on a Māori karakia.

The overture to Mozart’s opera Mitridate, re di Ponto marked the culmination of Mozart’s first trip to Italy.

Schnittke’s extraordinary aptitude to fragment and reassemble various components in new and unanticipated ways is abundantly demonstrated in his 1977 Moz-Art à la Haydn, scored for two violin soloists and small ensemble.

It was directly after meeting Mozart that Haydn wrote The Hunt. Its finale’s whirlwind is suggestive of a hunt and has an almost insane energy.

October 28, 2022 19:00   ·   The Piano, Christchurch

CSO | The Call (concert 2)

Concert

Helen Fisher (NZ): Te Tangi A Te Matui (The Call of the Matui)
Mozart: Mitridate Overture K. 87
Schnittke: Moz-Art a la Haydn
Haydn: Symphony No. 73 in D Major ‘The Hunt’

Martin Riseley - Director
Hannah Darroch - Flute

Te Tangi A Te Matui (The Call of the Matui) is a work by New Zealand composer Helen Fisher and is based on a Māori karakia.

The overture to Mozart’s opera Mitridate, re di Ponto marked the culmination of Mozart’s first trip to Italy.

Schnittke’s extraordinary aptitude to fragment and reassemble various components in new and unanticipated ways is abundantly demonstrated in his 1977 Moz-Art à la Haydn, scored for two violin soloists and small ensemble.

It was directly after meeting Mozart that Haydn wrote The Hunt. Its finale’s whirlwind is suggestive of a hunt and has an almost insane energy.

Helen Fisher (NZ): Te Tangi A Te Matui (The Call of the Matui)
Mozart: Mitridate Overture K. 87
Schnittke: Moz-Art a la Haydn
Haydn: Symphony No. 73 in D Major ‘The Hunt’

Martin Riseley - Director
Hannah Darroch - Flute

Te Tangi A Te Matui (The Call of the Matui) is a work by New Zealand composer Helen Fisher and is based on a Māori karakia.

The overture to Mozart’s opera Mitridate, re di Ponto marked the culmination of Mozart’s first trip to Italy.

Schnittke’s extraordinary aptitude to fragment and reassemble various components in new and unanticipated ways is abundantly demonstrated in his 1977 Moz-Art à la Haydn, scored for two violin soloists and small ensemble.

It was directly after meeting Mozart that Haydn wrote The Hunt. Its finale’s whirlwind is suggestive of a hunt and has an almost insane energy.

Helen Fisher (NZ): Te Tangi A Te Matui (The Call of the Matui)
Mozart: Mitridate Overture K. 87
Schnittke: Moz-Art a la Haydn
Haydn: Symphony No. 73 in D Major ‘The Hunt’

Martin Riseley - Director
Hannah Darroch - Flute

Te Tangi A Te Matui (The Call of the Matui) is a work by New Zealand composer Helen Fisher and is based on a Māori karakia.

The overture to Mozart’s opera Mitridate, re di Ponto marked the culmination of Mozart’s first trip to Italy.

Schnittke’s extraordinary aptitude to fragment and reassemble various components in new and unanticipated ways is abundantly demonstrated in his 1977 Moz-Art à la Haydn, scored for two violin soloists and small ensemble.

It was directly after meeting Mozart that Haydn wrote The Hunt. Its finale’s whirlwind is suggestive of a hunt and has an almost insane energy.

October 29, 2022 19:00   ·   The Piano, Christchurch

NZTrio | Legacy 3 (Pah Homestead)

Concert

Shortened version of one hour, no interval with selections from:

Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.

Shortened version of one hour, no interval with selections from:

Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.

Shortened version of one hour, no interval with selections from:

Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.

November 06, 2022 19:00   ·   Pah Homestead, Auckland

NZTrio | Legacy 3 (Wellington)

Concert

Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.

Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.

Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.

November 09, 2022 19:00   ·   Public Trust Hall, Wellington

NZTrio | Legacy 3 (Auckland Town Hall)

Concert

Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.

Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.

Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.

November 17, 2022 19:00   ·   Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber

NZTrio | Legacy 3 (Waiheke Island)

Concert

Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.

Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.

Schumann Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping New Commission
Schuller Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.

November 20, 2022 17:00   ·   Whittaker’s Musical Museum, Waiheke Island

IHITAI ‘AVEI’A – STAR NAVIGATOR | NZ Opera (concert 1)

Concert

COMPOSER & LYRICIST Tim Finn

TAHITIAN MONOLOGUES Célestine Hitiura Vaite

CO-COMPOSER Tom McLeod

IHITAI ‘AVEI’A – STAR NAVIGATOR Aboard a cramped British scientific vessel in the vastness of the Pacific, two navigators find themselves locked on a collision course. One is a Tahitian priest, guided by his ancient knowledge of star pathways. The other a naval officer, desperate to prove both himself and his faith in science.

This beautiful and haunting new work by composer Tim Finn, co-composer Tom McLeod, with Tahitian monologues by Célestine Hitiura Vaite, tells the story of Tupaia, the Tahitian star navigator who sailed with James Cook, on the maiden voyage of the Endeavour in 1769. Ihitai ‘Avei’a – Star Navigator explores the relationship between two master mariners, each from vastly different worlds, both far from home and unable to find their way into each other’s world.

After a sold out world premiere in Auckland in 2021, we are delighted to present Ihitai ‘Avei’a – Star Navigator at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua with Orchestra Wellington.

COMPOSER & LYRICIST Tim Finn

TAHITIAN MONOLOGUES Célestine Hitiura Vaite

CO-COMPOSER Tom McLeod

IHITAI ‘AVEI’A – STAR NAVIGATOR Aboard a cramped British scientific vessel in the vastness of the Pacific, two navigators find themselves locked on a collision course. One is a Tahitian priest, guided by his ancient knowledge of star pathways. The other a naval officer, desperate to prove both himself and his faith in science.

This beautiful and haunting new work by composer Tim Finn, co-composer Tom McLeod, with Tahitian monologues by Célestine Hitiura Vaite, tells the story of Tupaia, the Tahitian star navigator who sailed with James Cook, on the maiden voyage of the Endeavour in 1769. Ihitai ‘Avei’a – Star Navigator explores the relationship between two master mariners, each from vastly different worlds, both far from home and unable to find their way into each other’s world.

After a sold out world premiere in Auckland in 2021, we are delighted to present Ihitai ‘Avei’a – Star Navigator at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua with Orchestra Wellington.

COMPOSER & LYRICIST Tim Finn

TAHITIAN MONOLOGUES Célestine Hitiura Vaite

CO-COMPOSER Tom McLeod

IHITAI ‘AVEI’A – STAR NAVIGATOR Aboard a cramped British scientific vessel in the vastness of the Pacific, two navigators find themselves locked on a collision course. One is a Tahitian priest, guided by his ancient knowledge of star pathways. The other a naval officer, desperate to prove both himself and his faith in science.

This beautiful and haunting new work by composer Tim Finn, co-composer Tom McLeod, with Tahitian monologues by Célestine Hitiura Vaite, tells the story of Tupaia, the Tahitian star navigator who sailed with James Cook, on the maiden voyage of the Endeavour in 1769. Ihitai ‘Avei’a – Star Navigator explores the relationship between two master mariners, each from vastly different worlds, both far from home and unable to find their way into each other’s world.

After a sold out world premiere in Auckland in 2021, we are delighted to present Ihitai ‘Avei’a – Star Navigator at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua with Orchestra Wellington.

December 09, 2022 20:00   ·   Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua

IHITAI ‘AVEI’A – STAR NAVIGATOR | NZ Opera (concert 2)

Concert

COMPOSER & LYRICIST Tim Finn

TAHITIAN MONOLOGUES Célestine Hitiura Vaite

CO-COMPOSER Tom McLeod

IHITAI ‘AVEI’A – STAR NAVIGATOR Aboard a cramped British scientific vessel in the vastness of the Pacific, two navigators find themselves locked on a collision course. One is a Tahitian priest, guided by his ancient knowledge of star pathways. The other a naval officer, desperate to prove both himself and his faith in science.

This beautiful and haunting new work by composer Tim Finn, co-composer Tom McLeod, with Tahitian monologues by Célestine Hitiura Vaite, tells the story of Tupaia, the Tahitian star navigator who sailed with James Cook, on the maiden voyage of the Endeavour in 1769. Ihitai ‘Avei’a – Star Navigator explores the relationship between two master mariners, each from vastly different worlds, both far from home and unable to find their way into each other’s world.

After a sold out world premiere in Auckland in 2021, we are delighted to present Ihitai ‘Avei’a – Star Navigator at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua with Orchestra Wellington.

COMPOSER & LYRICIST Tim Finn

TAHITIAN MONOLOGUES Célestine Hitiura Vaite

CO-COMPOSER Tom McLeod

IHITAI ‘AVEI’A – STAR NAVIGATOR Aboard a cramped British scientific vessel in the vastness of the Pacific, two navigators find themselves locked on a collision course. One is a Tahitian priest, guided by his ancient knowledge of star pathways. The other a naval officer, desperate to prove both himself and his faith in science.

This beautiful and haunting new work by composer Tim Finn, co-composer Tom McLeod, with Tahitian monologues by Célestine Hitiura Vaite, tells the story of Tupaia, the Tahitian star navigator who sailed with James Cook, on the maiden voyage of the Endeavour in 1769. Ihitai ‘Avei’a – Star Navigator explores the relationship between two master mariners, each from vastly different worlds, both far from home and unable to find their way into each other’s world.

After a sold out world premiere in Auckland in 2021, we are delighted to present Ihitai ‘Avei’a – Star Navigator at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua with Orchestra Wellington.

COMPOSER & LYRICIST Tim Finn

TAHITIAN MONOLOGUES Célestine Hitiura Vaite

CO-COMPOSER Tom McLeod

IHITAI ‘AVEI’A – STAR NAVIGATOR Aboard a cramped British scientific vessel in the vastness of the Pacific, two navigators find themselves locked on a collision course. One is a Tahitian priest, guided by his ancient knowledge of star pathways. The other a naval officer, desperate to prove both himself and his faith in science.

This beautiful and haunting new work by composer Tim Finn, co-composer Tom McLeod, with Tahitian monologues by Célestine Hitiura Vaite, tells the story of Tupaia, the Tahitian star navigator who sailed with James Cook, on the maiden voyage of the Endeavour in 1769. Ihitai ‘Avei’a – Star Navigator explores the relationship between two master mariners, each from vastly different worlds, both far from home and unable to find their way into each other’s world.

After a sold out world premiere in Auckland in 2021, we are delighted to present Ihitai ‘Avei’a – Star Navigator at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua with Orchestra Wellington.

December 11, 2022 20:00   ·   Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua
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