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

CALL FOR SCORES: Easy Tunes for Tamariki

Opportunity

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

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

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

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

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

Click on the link below for full details.

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

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

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

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

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

Click on the link below for full details.

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

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

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

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

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

Click on the link below for full details.

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

SOUNZ Jazz Recordings | Call for submissions

Opportunity

SOUNZ Jazz Recording Project | Ngā Hopuranga Puoro Tautito a SOUNZ 2021

The SOUNZ Jazz Recording Project | Ngā Hopuranga Puoro Tautito a SOUNZ aims to create high-quality recordings (audio and video) of original jazz compositions by New Zealand jazz composers. The recordings will be made between 9 am and 5 pm on Tuesday 7 December 2021, at the Massey Recording Studio, Massey University, Wellington. Following the final editing process, the recordings will be made available for streaming on the SOUNZ website and embedding on the composer’s website.

The project consists of a grant of $2,000, which is awarded to a professional jazz ensemble to perform and record in Wellington a set of 30 minutes of original jazz compositions, which have not been recorded professionally before.

Call for Proposals
We welcome proposals from New Zealand jazz composers and ensembles. Proposals for the Jazz Recording Project should be emailed to info@sounz.org.nz by 5pm Monday 22 November 2021. The selected project will be announced at the end of November.

Given the uncertainty due to Covid-19 and the unpredictability of travel, preference will need to be given this year to composers and ensembles which are based in the Wellington region.


Click here for more information and application guidelines.


SOUNZ Jazz Recording Project | Ngā Hopuranga Puoro Tautito a SOUNZ 2021

The SOUNZ Jazz Recording Project | Ngā Hopuranga Puoro Tautito a SOUNZ aims to create high-quality recordings (audio and video) of original jazz compositions by New Zealand jazz composers. The recordings will be made between 9 am and 5 pm on Tuesday 7 December 2021, at the Massey Recording Studio, Massey University, Wellington. Following the final editing process, the recordings will be made available for streaming on the SOUNZ website and embedding on the composer’s website.

The project consists of a grant of $2,000, which is awarded to a professional jazz ensemble to perform and record in Wellington a set of 30 minutes of original jazz compositions, which have not been recorded professionally before.

Call for Proposals
We welcome proposals from New Zealand jazz composers and ensembles. Proposals for the Jazz Recording Project should be emailed to info@sounz.org.nz by 5pm Monday 22 November 2021. The selected project will be announced at the end of November.

Given the uncertainty due to Covid-19 and the unpredictability of travel, preference will need to be given this year to composers and ensembles which are based in the Wellington region.


Click here for more information and application guidelines.


October 27, 2021 12:00 — November 22, 2021 17:00

Martinborough Music Festival 2021

Festival

“A festival of chamber music made in heaven” — Lindis Taylor in Middle C

Four beautiful concerts over three days in the Wairarapa town of Martinborough featuring some of the finest classical musicians from New Zealand:

Michael Houstoun | Piano
Wilma Smith & Monique Lapins | Violins
Gillian Ansell & Zephyr Wills | Violas
Andrew Joyce & Alexandra Partridge | Cellos
Bridget Douglas | Flute

This year, we are presenting Jenny McLeod's 2009 string quartet Airs For The Winged Isle.


“A festival of chamber music made in heaven” — Lindis Taylor in Middle C

Four beautiful concerts over three days in the Wairarapa town of Martinborough featuring some of the finest classical musicians from New Zealand:

Michael Houstoun | Piano
Wilma Smith & Monique Lapins | Violins
Gillian Ansell & Zephyr Wills | Violas
Andrew Joyce & Alexandra Partridge | Cellos
Bridget Douglas | Flute

This year, we are presenting Jenny McLeod's 2009 string quartet Airs For The Winged Isle.


“A festival of chamber music made in heaven” — Lindis Taylor in Middle C

Four beautiful concerts over three days in the Wairarapa town of Martinborough featuring some of the finest classical musicians from New Zealand:

Michael Houstoun | Piano
Wilma Smith & Monique Lapins | Violins
Gillian Ansell & Zephyr Wills | Violas
Andrew Joyce & Alexandra Partridge | Cellos
Bridget Douglas | Flute

This year, we are presenting Jenny McLeod's 2009 string quartet Airs For The Winged Isle.


October 29, 2021 19:30 — October 31, 2021 17:00   ·   Martinborough Town Hall

POSTPONED: Lilburn Lecture 2021 | Ross Harris

Talk or seminar

This event has been postponed. We'll update the page as soon as a new date is determined.


Hear from one of New Zealand’s leading contemporary composers

The Lilburn Trust in association with the Turnbull Library invites esteemed composer Ross Harris as our notable speaker to deliver in 2021 the Lilburn Lecture on New Zealand music, entitled The endless search for the next note: An outline of a composing life from an unlikely beginning to an unlikely present.

In his lecture he will look at his career from his early influences, his lecturing at Victoria University under Douglas Lilburn from 1971, to his most recent release Face / Symphony no.6 Last letter.


RSVP Required
Seats are limited so book your seat now by emailing atl.centenary@dia.govt.nz


This event has been postponed. We'll update the page as soon as a new date is determined.


Hear from one of New Zealand’s leading contemporary composers

The Lilburn Trust in association with the Turnbull Library invites esteemed composer Ross Harris as our notable speaker to deliver in 2021 the Lilburn Lecture on New Zealand music, entitled The endless search for the next note: An outline of a composing life from an unlikely beginning to an unlikely present.

In his lecture he will look at his career from his early influences, his lecturing at Victoria University under Douglas Lilburn from 1971, to his most recent release Face / Symphony no.6 Last letter.


RSVP Required
Seats are limited so book your seat now by emailing atl.centenary@dia.govt.nz


This event has been postponed. We'll update the page as soon as a new date is determined.


Hear from one of New Zealand’s leading contemporary composers

The Lilburn Trust in association with the Turnbull Library invites esteemed composer Ross Harris as our notable speaker to deliver in 2021 the Lilburn Lecture on New Zealand music, entitled The endless search for the next note: An outline of a composing life from an unlikely beginning to an unlikely present.

In his lecture he will look at his career from his early influences, his lecturing at Victoria University under Douglas Lilburn from 1971, to his most recent release Face / Symphony no.6 Last letter.


RSVP Required
Seats are limited so book your seat now by emailing atl.centenary@dia.govt.nz


November 02, 2021 18:00 — November 02, 2021 19:00   ·   National Library of New Zealand

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

Concert

Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


November 03, 2021 19:00   ·   Christchurch Art Gallery

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

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

BLENHEIM | New Zealand String Quartet National Tour 2021

Concert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 06, 2021 15:00 — November 06, 2021 17:00   ·   St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

NZTrio | Dramatic Skies: Cirrus (Auckland South)

Concert

Additional performances:

November 19th (Wellington)
December 12th (Auckland Town Hall)


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


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


Additional performances:

November 19th (Wellington)
December 12th (Auckland Town Hall)


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


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


Additional performances:

November 19th (Wellington)
December 12th (Auckland Town Hall)


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


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


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

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | Triumph Over Tragedy

Concert

Stephen De Pledge | piano
Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Stephen De Pledge | piano
Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Stephen De Pledge | piano
Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

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


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

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

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


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

Let Her Voice Shine - presented by Luminata Voices

Concert

Let Her Voice Shine is the first full concert by Luminata Voices, following a successful launch in May 2021. The concert features the music of women composers of Aotearoa, including Leonie Holmes, Katherine Dienes, Dorothy Ker, Cheryl Camm, Rosa Elliott, Sarah McCallum and more.

Luminata Voices Women's Chamber Choir is a new high-calibre women's choir based in Auckland, led by Musical Director Vanessa Kay. Through the avenue of beautiful choral music, we want to create an opportunity for the light of women to shine bright, and to share our talents with the world. We aim to perform women’s choral repertoire to a high standard, to commission new works for women’s choir, to make recordings of women’s choir repertoire, to become one of New Zealand’s leading women’s choirs, and, eventually, to tour overseas.


Let Her Voice Shine is the first full concert by Luminata Voices, following a successful launch in May 2021. The concert features the music of women composers of Aotearoa, including Leonie Holmes, Katherine Dienes, Dorothy Ker, Cheryl Camm, Rosa Elliott, Sarah McCallum and more.

Luminata Voices Women's Chamber Choir is a new high-calibre women's choir based in Auckland, led by Musical Director Vanessa Kay. Through the avenue of beautiful choral music, we want to create an opportunity for the light of women to shine bright, and to share our talents with the world. We aim to perform women’s choral repertoire to a high standard, to commission new works for women’s choir, to make recordings of women’s choir repertoire, to become one of New Zealand’s leading women’s choirs, and, eventually, to tour overseas.


Let Her Voice Shine is the first full concert by Luminata Voices, following a successful launch in May 2021. The concert features the music of women composers of Aotearoa, including Leonie Holmes, Katherine Dienes, Dorothy Ker, Cheryl Camm, Rosa Elliott, Sarah McCallum and more.

Luminata Voices Women's Chamber Choir is a new high-calibre women's choir based in Auckland, led by Musical Director Vanessa Kay. Through the avenue of beautiful choral music, we want to create an opportunity for the light of women to shine bright, and to share our talents with the world. We aim to perform women’s choral repertoire to a high standard, to commission new works for women’s choir, to make recordings of women’s choir repertoire, to become one of New Zealand’s leading women’s choirs, and, eventually, to tour overseas.


November 06, 2021 19:30 — November 06, 2021 21:00   ·   St Matthew's-in-the-City

RESCHEDULED: NELSON | New Zealand String Quartet National Tour 2021

Concert

SOLD OUT: Level 2 capacity reached. A second release of tickets will be available if we move to Level 1. Please email music@ncma.nz o be added to the waiting list.

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

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

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

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

SOLD OUT: Level 2 capacity reached. A second release of tickets will be available if we move to Level 1. Please email music@ncma.nz o be added to the waiting list.

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

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

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

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

SOLD OUT: Level 2 capacity reached. A second release of tickets will be available if we move to Level 1. Please email music@ncma.nz o be added to the waiting list.

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

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

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

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

November 07, 2021 16:00 — November 07, 2021 17:30   ·   Nelson Centre of Musical Arts

Jade String Quartet | Jade at the Pah 2021

Concert

Felix Mendelssohn | String Quartet No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 12
David Hamilton | New work (world premiere)
Colin Decio | Suite for String Quartet (based on melodies by Christopher Prosser)
Dmitri Shostakovich | String Quartet No. 15 in E-flat minor, Op. 144


The Jade String Quartet's programmes this year focus on inspired new music from New Zealand composers, and many first and last string quartets from famous composers from around the globe. Enjoy these works performed live, in the glorious acoustics of the Pah Homestead.


Felix Mendelssohn | String Quartet No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 12
David Hamilton | New work (world premiere)
Colin Decio | Suite for String Quartet (based on melodies by Christopher Prosser)
Dmitri Shostakovich | String Quartet No. 15 in E-flat minor, Op. 144


The Jade String Quartet's programmes this year focus on inspired new music from New Zealand composers, and many first and last string quartets from famous composers from around the globe. Enjoy these works performed live, in the glorious acoustics of the Pah Homestead.


Felix Mendelssohn | String Quartet No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 12
David Hamilton | New work (world premiere)
Colin Decio | Suite for String Quartet (based on melodies by Christopher Prosser)
Dmitri Shostakovich | String Quartet No. 15 in E-flat minor, Op. 144


The Jade String Quartet's programmes this year focus on inspired new music from New Zealand composers, and many first and last string quartets from famous composers from around the globe. Enjoy these works performed live, in the glorious acoustics of the Pah Homestead.


November 07, 2021 17:15   ·   Pah Homestead, Auckland

RESCHEDULED: CHRISTCHURCH - New Zealand String Quartet National Tour 2021

Concert

Celebrating its 30th season in 2017, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds. Over the decades the Quartet has cultivated a rich repertoire, including a wide variety of New Zealand music, composers' cycles from Beethoven to Bartok, Mozart to Berg, in addition to theatrical presentations on musical topics ranging from Haydn’s “Seven Last Words” to Janacek's "Kreutzer Sonata".

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

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

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

Celebrating its 30th season in 2017, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds. Over the decades the Quartet has cultivated a rich repertoire, including a wide variety of New Zealand music, composers' cycles from Beethoven to Bartok, Mozart to Berg, in addition to theatrical presentations on musical topics ranging from Haydn’s “Seven Last Words” to Janacek's "Kreutzer Sonata".

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

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

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

Celebrating its 30th season in 2017, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds. Over the decades the Quartet has cultivated a rich repertoire, including a wide variety of New Zealand music, composers' cycles from Beethoven to Bartok, Mozart to Berg, in addition to theatrical presentations on musical topics ranging from Haydn’s “Seven Last Words” to Janacek's "Kreutzer Sonata".

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

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

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

November 09, 2021 19:30 — November 09, 2021 21:30   ·   The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts

Stroma | Essential Experimental 2

Concert

Featuring:

Barbara Paterson | soprano
Elliot Vaughan & Marcus Jackson | performers

Programme:

Cathy Berberian | Stripsody for soprano
Yoko Ono | Wrapping music for ensemble and wrappers
Jessie Marino | Rot Blau for two performers
Alvin Lucier | 'Clarinet' from Still and Moving Lines of Silence in Families of Hyperbolas for clarinet and sound
James Tenney | Having Never Written a Note for Percussion for tam-tam
Julius Eastman | Joy Boy for four instruments
Elliot Vaughan | Futures Past for mixed ensemble


Back by popular demand, Stroma explores the hip laneways of musical experimentalism. Composed theatre, musical bodies, comic strips, bandaging and a bit of Laura Branigan will star in this offbeat, set of works that you will be thinking about long after the show is over.


Note: There are two performances — 7.00pm and 8.30pm


Featuring:

Barbara Paterson | soprano
Elliot Vaughan & Marcus Jackson | performers

Programme:

Cathy Berberian | Stripsody for soprano
Yoko Ono | Wrapping music for ensemble and wrappers
Jessie Marino | Rot Blau for two performers
Alvin Lucier | 'Clarinet' from Still and Moving Lines of Silence in Families of Hyperbolas for clarinet and sound
James Tenney | Having Never Written a Note for Percussion for tam-tam
Julius Eastman | Joy Boy for four instruments
Elliot Vaughan | Futures Past for mixed ensemble


Back by popular demand, Stroma explores the hip laneways of musical experimentalism. Composed theatre, musical bodies, comic strips, bandaging and a bit of Laura Branigan will star in this offbeat, set of works that you will be thinking about long after the show is over.


Note: There are two performances — 7.00pm and 8.30pm


Featuring:

Barbara Paterson | soprano
Elliot Vaughan & Marcus Jackson | performers

Programme:

Cathy Berberian | Stripsody for soprano
Yoko Ono | Wrapping music for ensemble and wrappers
Jessie Marino | Rot Blau for two performers
Alvin Lucier | 'Clarinet' from Still and Moving Lines of Silence in Families of Hyperbolas for clarinet and sound
James Tenney | Having Never Written a Note for Percussion for tam-tam
Julius Eastman | Joy Boy for four instruments
Elliot Vaughan | Futures Past for mixed ensemble


Back by popular demand, Stroma explores the hip laneways of musical experimentalism. Composed theatre, musical bodies, comic strips, bandaging and a bit of Laura Branigan will star in this offbeat, set of works that you will be thinking about long after the show is over.


Note: There are two performances — 7.00pm and 8.30pm


November 11, 2021 19:00 — November 11, 2021 21:30   ·   The Pyramid Club, Wellington

RESCHEDULED: WELLINGTON - Premium Concert Experience | NZSQ National Tour 2021

Concert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 12, 2021 19:30 — November 12, 2021 21:30   ·   The Public Trust Building

SMP Ensemble | Musings and Mischief

Concert

SMP Ensemble presents Musings and Mischief, a collection of pieces from the meditative to the playful.

Featuring Eve de Castro-Robinson’s kaleidoscopic and genre bending Three Thumbnails, Boulez's brief and whimsical 12 Notations, Gubaidulina's pensive Sonata for Double Bass and Piano, Liam Furey's exploratory Viola Sonata, and Alissa Long's dexterous Awaken Memories of Loneliness.

Brought to you by SMP Ensemble: Vincent Brzozowski, Charley Davenport, Simon Eastwood, Chris Everest, Liam Furey, Gabriela Glapska, Barbara Paterson, Naoto Segawa & Anabelle Thorpe.

With support from Absolutely Positively Wellington


SMP Ensemble presents Musings and Mischief, a collection of pieces from the meditative to the playful.

Featuring Eve de Castro-Robinson’s kaleidoscopic and genre bending Three Thumbnails, Boulez's brief and whimsical 12 Notations, Gubaidulina's pensive Sonata for Double Bass and Piano, Liam Furey's exploratory Viola Sonata, and Alissa Long's dexterous Awaken Memories of Loneliness.

Brought to you by SMP Ensemble: Vincent Brzozowski, Charley Davenport, Simon Eastwood, Chris Everest, Liam Furey, Gabriela Glapska, Barbara Paterson, Naoto Segawa & Anabelle Thorpe.

With support from Absolutely Positively Wellington


SMP Ensemble presents Musings and Mischief, a collection of pieces from the meditative to the playful.

Featuring Eve de Castro-Robinson’s kaleidoscopic and genre bending Three Thumbnails, Boulez's brief and whimsical 12 Notations, Gubaidulina's pensive Sonata for Double Bass and Piano, Liam Furey's exploratory Viola Sonata, and Alissa Long's dexterous Awaken Memories of Loneliness.

Brought to you by SMP Ensemble: Vincent Brzozowski, Charley Davenport, Simon Eastwood, Chris Everest, Liam Furey, Gabriela Glapska, Barbara Paterson, Naoto Segawa & Anabelle Thorpe.

With support from Absolutely Positively Wellington


November 13, 2021 19:00 — September 04, 2021 20:15   ·   St Andrew's on The Terrace, Wellington

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

Concert

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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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


Programme:

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


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

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

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


Additional performances:

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


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

RESCHEDULED: WELLINGTON | New Zealand String Quartet National Tour 2021

Concert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 14, 2021 14:30 — November 14, 2021 16:30   ·   St Peter's on Willis

NZTrio | Dramatic Skies: Cirrus (Wellington)

Concert

Additional performances:

November 6th (Auckland South)
December 12th (Auckland Town Hall)


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


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


Additional performances:

November 6th (Auckland South)
December 12th (Auckland Town Hall)


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


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


Additional performances:

November 6th (Auckland South)
December 12th (Auckland Town Hall)


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


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


November 19, 2021 19:00   ·   St Andrew's on the Terrace, Wellington

RESCHEDULED: NAPIER | New Zealand String Quartet National Tour 2021

Concert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 19, 2021 19:30 — November 19, 2021 21:30   ·   Church Road Winery

RESCHEDULED: TAURANGA | New Zealand String Quartet National Tour 2021

Concert

The New Zealand String Quartet and Baycourt Community & Arts Centre are pleased to announce the confirmed new date for their concert as Saturday 20 November, 7.30pm. All existing tickets remain valid for the new performance date, you do not need to exchange your ticket or contact us. If you are unable to attend the new performance date a full refund is available. Please email your refund request to online@ticketek.co.nz quoting your Ticketek transaction or account number.

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

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

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

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

The New Zealand String Quartet and Baycourt Community & Arts Centre are pleased to announce the confirmed new date for their concert as Saturday 20 November, 7.30pm. All existing tickets remain valid for the new performance date, you do not need to exchange your ticket or contact us. If you are unable to attend the new performance date a full refund is available. Please email your refund request to online@ticketek.co.nz quoting your Ticketek transaction or account number.

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

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

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

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

The New Zealand String Quartet and Baycourt Community & Arts Centre are pleased to announce the confirmed new date for their concert as Saturday 20 November, 7.30pm. All existing tickets remain valid for the new performance date, you do not need to exchange your ticket or contact us. If you are unable to attend the new performance date a full refund is available. Please email your refund request to online@ticketek.co.nz quoting your Ticketek transaction or account number.

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

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

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

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

November 20, 2021 19:30 — November 20, 2021 21:30   ·   Baycourt X Space

RESCHEDULED: HAMILTON | New Zealand String Quartet National Tour 2021

Concert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 21, 2021 15:00 — November 21, 2021 17:00   ·   Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

Stroma | 20th Anniversary Concert

Concert

Featuring:

Alistair Fraser | taonga puoro
Bridget Douglas | flute

Programme:

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


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


Featuring:

Alistair Fraser | taonga puoro
Bridget Douglas | flute

Programme:

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


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


Featuring:

Alistair Fraser | taonga puoro
Bridget Douglas | flute

Programme:

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


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


November 23, 2021 19:30 — November 23, 2021 21:00   ·   Public Trust Hall, Wellington

NZTrio | Dramatic Skies: Cirrus (Auckland Town Hall)

Concert

Additional performances:

November 6th (Auckland South)
November 19th (Wellington)


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


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


Additional performances:

November 6th (Auckland South)
November 19th (Wellington)


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


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


Additional performances:

November 6th (Auckland South)
November 19th (Wellington)


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


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


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