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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

At the World's Edge Festival

Festival

Three masterfully curated events. Three breathtaking locations. Three venues designed to capture the very beauty of sound itself. The environment nurtures us, the landscapes sway us, the mountains fuel us - but the music connects us.

Designed for the young and the old, the new to chamber music and the long-standing enthusiasts alike, the 2021 AWE Festival is about forging connections and sharing experiences, providing a new stage for classical music in our beautiful region.

Mata-au (Wanaka) — Fri 15th Oct, 7.30pm
Confluence (Cromwell) — Sat 16th Oct, 7.30pm
Kawarau (Queenstown) — Sun 17th Oct, 5pm

More than a series of intertwined live events in Wanaka, Cromwell and Queenstown, we are a platform for the arts in our stunning region and a spark for creativity to come. Find out what we stand for and take your seat at the inaugural AWE Festival.

Follow the journey of our five composers — Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Clara Wieck, Reena Esmail and our NZ Composer-in-Residence Salina Fisher — whose works intertwine throughout our three 2021 AWE Festival performances.

Experience classical music like never before, in a series of intimate settings that invite you to be still, be inspired, and be a part of the very music itself.


Three masterfully curated events. Three breathtaking locations. Three venues designed to capture the very beauty of sound itself. The environment nurtures us, the landscapes sway us, the mountains fuel us - but the music connects us.

Designed for the young and the old, the new to chamber music and the long-standing enthusiasts alike, the 2021 AWE Festival is about forging connections and sharing experiences, providing a new stage for classical music in our beautiful region.

Mata-au (Wanaka) — Fri 15th Oct, 7.30pm
Confluence (Cromwell) — Sat 16th Oct, 7.30pm
Kawarau (Queenstown) — Sun 17th Oct, 5pm

More than a series of intertwined live events in Wanaka, Cromwell and Queenstown, we are a platform for the arts in our stunning region and a spark for creativity to come. Find out what we stand for and take your seat at the inaugural AWE Festival.

Follow the journey of our five composers — Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Clara Wieck, Reena Esmail and our NZ Composer-in-Residence Salina Fisher — whose works intertwine throughout our three 2021 AWE Festival performances.

Experience classical music like never before, in a series of intimate settings that invite you to be still, be inspired, and be a part of the very music itself.


Three masterfully curated events. Three breathtaking locations. Three venues designed to capture the very beauty of sound itself. The environment nurtures us, the landscapes sway us, the mountains fuel us - but the music connects us.

Designed for the young and the old, the new to chamber music and the long-standing enthusiasts alike, the 2021 AWE Festival is about forging connections and sharing experiences, providing a new stage for classical music in our beautiful region.

Mata-au (Wanaka) — Fri 15th Oct, 7.30pm
Confluence (Cromwell) — Sat 16th Oct, 7.30pm
Kawarau (Queenstown) — Sun 17th Oct, 5pm

More than a series of intertwined live events in Wanaka, Cromwell and Queenstown, we are a platform for the arts in our stunning region and a spark for creativity to come. Find out what we stand for and take your seat at the inaugural AWE Festival.

Follow the journey of our five composers — Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Clara Wieck, Reena Esmail and our NZ Composer-in-Residence Salina Fisher — whose works intertwine throughout our three 2021 AWE Festival performances.

Experience classical music like never before, in a series of intimate settings that invite you to be still, be inspired, and be a part of the very music itself.


October 15, 2021 19:00 — October 17, 2021 19:00   ·   Wanaka, Cromwell, and Queenstown

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Warkworth)

Concert

Monique Lapins | violin
Ken Ichinose | cello
Gabriela Glapska | piano


Programme:

Brahms | Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op 101
Kelly-Marie Murphy | Give Me Phoenix Wings To Fly
Eve de Castro-Robinson | At Water’s Birth
Schumann | Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op 63


Named for Beethoven’s famous work for piano trio, Ghost Trio is made up of Gabriela Glapska (piano), Ken Ichinose (cello) and Monique Lapins (violin). The group was founded in mid-2019 as one of Gabriela’s PhD recital projects.

Having quickly realised that they immensely enjoy playing together, they decided to continue working as a trio. All three are accomplished soloists and chamber musicians with diverse backgrounds. Despite their recent formation as a trio, they have already gained reputation as one of the most refreshing and enjoyable chamber groups in Aotearoa.

The trio has focused on exploring a new approach to the greatest music written for piano trio, as well as the discovery of less-known contemporary treasures of the piano trio repertoire.


Additional performances:

October 4th (Rotorua)
October 6th (Bannockburn)
October 7th (Wanaka)
October 9th (Kerikeri)
October 13th (Lower Hutt)
October 15th (Whanganui)


Monique Lapins | violin
Ken Ichinose | cello
Gabriela Glapska | piano


Programme:

Brahms | Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op 101
Kelly-Marie Murphy | Give Me Phoenix Wings To Fly
Eve de Castro-Robinson | At Water’s Birth
Schumann | Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op 63


Named for Beethoven’s famous work for piano trio, Ghost Trio is made up of Gabriela Glapska (piano), Ken Ichinose (cello) and Monique Lapins (violin). The group was founded in mid-2019 as one of Gabriela’s PhD recital projects.

Having quickly realised that they immensely enjoy playing together, they decided to continue working as a trio. All three are accomplished soloists and chamber musicians with diverse backgrounds. Despite their recent formation as a trio, they have already gained reputation as one of the most refreshing and enjoyable chamber groups in Aotearoa.

The trio has focused on exploring a new approach to the greatest music written for piano trio, as well as the discovery of less-known contemporary treasures of the piano trio repertoire.


Additional performances:

October 4th (Rotorua)
October 6th (Bannockburn)
October 7th (Wanaka)
October 9th (Kerikeri)
October 13th (Lower Hutt)
October 15th (Whanganui)


October 17, 2021 16:00   ·   Warkworth Town Hall, Warkworth

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

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 21st (Napier)
November 3rd (Christchurch)
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 21st (Napier)
November 3rd (Christchurch)
November 5th (Wellington)
November 13th (Auckland)


October 18, 2021 19:00   ·   Suter Gallery, Nelson

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

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)
November 3rd (Christchurch)
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)
November 3rd (Christchurch)
November 5th (Wellington)
November 13th (Auckland)


October 21, 2021 19:30   ·   MTG Century Theatre, Napier

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

Lilburn Lecture 2021 | Ross Harris

Talk or seminar

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


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


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

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)


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

RESCHEDULED: 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

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

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

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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