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

Australian and New Zealand Viola Society | 2021 Composition Competition

Opportunity

"Once you become a viola-player, one of your most important duties is to strive to enlarge the library of solo viola music"

— Lionel Tertis —


Writing new music for viola?

After three previous successful Viola Composition Competitions run by ANZVS, another one will be held in Winter 2021.

There is now a new category in the competition this year: compositions will be accepted for viola plus voice or viola plus one other instrument, for the first time.


Click here for the entry form and Conditions of Entry.

For further enquiries about the competition or the Australian and New Zealand Viola Society, contact secretary@anzvs.com.


"Once you become a viola-player, one of your most important duties is to strive to enlarge the library of solo viola music"

— Lionel Tertis —


Writing new music for viola?

After three previous successful Viola Composition Competitions run by ANZVS, another one will be held in Winter 2021.

There is now a new category in the competition this year: compositions will be accepted for viola plus voice or viola plus one other instrument, for the first time.


Click here for the entry form and Conditions of Entry.

For further enquiries about the competition or the Australian and New Zealand Viola Society, contact secretary@anzvs.com.


October 27, 2020 09:00 — May 01, 2021 17:00

SOUNZ-NZCF Te Reo Māori Choral Composition Award

Opportunity

This competition, introduced in 2021, is run by the New Zealand Choral Federation in collaboration with SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music and awards a cash prize and taonga, Te Puoho Ki Te Rangi, created by Taonga Puoro specialist Tāmihana Kātene and kindly donated by SOUNZ, for the best choral piece in Te Reo Māori composed by a New Zealand secondary school student (or students).

The 2021 adjudicator is Robert Wiremu.


Entries must be received by 21 May 2021

Click here to download the entry form


This competition, introduced in 2021, is run by the New Zealand Choral Federation in collaboration with SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music and awards a cash prize and taonga, Te Puoho Ki Te Rangi, created by Taonga Puoro specialist Tāmihana Kātene and kindly donated by SOUNZ, for the best choral piece in Te Reo Māori composed by a New Zealand secondary school student (or students).

The 2021 adjudicator is Robert Wiremu.


Entries must be received by 21 May 2021

Click here to download the entry form


March 01, 2021 12:00 — May 21, 2021 17:00

Philip Neill Memorial Prize in Music

Opportunity

Applications are now open for the 2021 Philip Neill Memorial Prize in Music. The competition is open to all past and present students of the universities of New Zealand and in 2021 is valued at $1500.


Topic: Compose a piece for cello and piano

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

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


Applications are now open for the 2021 Philip Neill Memorial Prize in Music. The competition is open to all past and present students of the universities of New Zealand and in 2021 is valued at $1500.


Topic: Compose a piece for cello and piano

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

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


March 05, 2021 09:00 — July 01, 2021 17:00

NZ Clarinet Composition Contest – University of Auckland Clarinet Weekend

Opportunity

The University of Auckland Clarinet Weekend is holding a composition contest of works for UNACCOMPANIED CLARINET!

The NZ Clarinet Composition Contest is open to all composers of any age and level of experience. Professionals, amateurs, students, and enthusiasts are encouraged to submit works. All finalists who will have their works performed are required to be in attendance at Clarinet Weekend 2021 to introduce their works and be a part of the event.

Composers have until August 16, 2021 to submit their pieces for consideration. A maximum of eight of the top pieces as chosen by the judges will be chosen for performance at Clarinet Weekend, where a panel of judges will choose one prize, and the audience will vote on the other.

Email submissions to Dr. Marie Ross at: marie.ross@auckland.ac.nz.

Click here for more information, including Rules for Submission


The University of Auckland Clarinet Weekend is holding a composition contest of works for UNACCOMPANIED CLARINET!

The NZ Clarinet Composition Contest is open to all composers of any age and level of experience. Professionals, amateurs, students, and enthusiasts are encouraged to submit works. All finalists who will have their works performed are required to be in attendance at Clarinet Weekend 2021 to introduce their works and be a part of the event.

Composers have until August 16, 2021 to submit their pieces for consideration. A maximum of eight of the top pieces as chosen by the judges will be chosen for performance at Clarinet Weekend, where a panel of judges will choose one prize, and the audience will vote on the other.

Email submissions to Dr. Marie Ross at: marie.ross@auckland.ac.nz.

Click here for more information, including Rules for Submission


April 06, 2021 09:00 — August 16, 2021 17:00

Chamber Music NZ | ACE Brass (Rotorua)

Concert

Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 24th (Whakatāne)
April 28th (Tauranga)
April 29th (Te Awamutu)
May 2nd (Kerikeri)


Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 24th (Whakatāne)
April 28th (Tauranga)
April 29th (Te Awamutu)
May 2nd (Kerikeri)


Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 24th (Whakatāne)
April 28th (Tauranga)
April 29th (Te Awamutu)
May 2nd (Kerikeri)


Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


April 23, 2021 19:00   ·   Rotorua Baptist Church, Rotorua

Chamber Music NZ | ACE Brass (Whakatāne)

Concert

Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 23rd (Rotorua)
April 28th (Tauranga)
April 29th (Te Awamutu)
May 2nd (Kerikeri)


Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 23rd (Rotorua)
April 28th (Tauranga)
April 29th (Te Awamutu)
May 2nd (Kerikeri)


Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 23rd (Rotorua)
April 28th (Tauranga)
April 29th (Te Awamutu)
May 2nd (Kerikeri)


April 24, 2021 16:00   ·   St George & St John Anglican Church, Whakatāne

Whenua Pūoro | Land Music

Concert

Whenua Pūoro | Land Music

A Concert of Taiao Conscious New Music


Improvisations, and works by Cage, Wolff and Oliveros, for taonga pūoro, electronics, voices, wind instruments and stones.


Whānau friendly

Waged $15 | Unwaged $10 | Tamariki Free | Cash Only

With kind support from Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music


Featuring:

A performance of two works for kōhatu / stones: Pauline Oliveros' Rock Piece and Christian Wolff's Stones by students from Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music led by Rob Thorne and Zac Argabrite.

John Cage's Litany for the Whale performed by St Mary's Director of Music, William McElwee and multimedia artist Olivia Webb.

Improvisations by taonga pūoro practitioner Rob Thorne (Ngāti Tumutumu), artist and veteran improviser Gerard Crewdson, and electroacoustic musician Noel Meek.


Rob Thorne – Māori composer, performer, improvisor, collaborator, anthropologist and specialist Rob Thorne (Ngāti Tumutumu) is a diverse and original explorer in the evolving journey of taonga pūoro, fusing these ancient voices with modern sounds and technology. Thorne’s combined musical and academic experience and skills are multitudinal. A musician with over 25 years performance experience in bands and solo, predominantly within alternative rock, free noise, experimental, and improvisational sound art, his work since 2001 with traditional tonga pūoro has seen him intelligently blending the modern with the ancient.

Zak Argabrite is an American artist based in Whanganui-a-Tara working in music, art and technology, with an interest in how sound, performance, text, space, and light can relate to social/cultural ritual and an awareness of the people and things around us. They create pieces for performance and installation, inventing and building in a variety of mediums surrounding the concert and sound art domains including performance notation, instrument building and handmade electronics.

Gerard Crewdson – During a career spanning close on 40 years, Gerard Crewdson has developed a unique and dedicated artistic practice in the fields of music, installation, painting, sculpture, film making and illustration. With a history of work with theatre and musical groups, his artistic, theatrical and musical practices dovetail in a unique and dedicated personal history. Crewdson has as extensive history of collaborative work, beginning with the Braille Collective in the 1980s, more than a decade in Sydney making art and music, and in recent times in association with numerous Wellington musical groups.

Noel Meek is an improvising musician and composer based in Ōtautahi, working with electronic, electroacoustic and found instruments. His work in recent years has taken a turn towards the non-human world and towards engaging with te ao Māori in an effort to explore what music truly rooted in the whenua of Aotearoa might sound like. Meek contributes regularly to The Wire and other music publications. Through his record labels, End of the Alphabet Records and God in the Music, he has promoted underground music from Aotearoa and other unusual parts of the world through tapes, lathes and musicians’ publications.

Olivia Webb is an artist, musician and vocalist of Dutch-Pākehā descent, based in Ōtautahi. Her art practice uses performance, participation, video, sound and music to give voice to silent experiences and traditions that pulse through our daily lives. Olivia’s most recent artworks explore themes of cultural identity through participatory projects which foreground practices of listening.

Recent projects include Anthems of Belonging (Christchurch Art Gallery, 2021; The Dowse Art Museum, 2020; and St Paul St Gallery, 2019); Manawa Ora (Sustainable Development Goals Summit, 2018); Attunement (Toi Poneke, Wellington, 2017-2018; and NIME, Virginia USA, 2018); Untitled (Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke, 2017); Skull Acoustics (PSi#22, Melbourne, 2016); and Lapides Vivi (Edinburgh Art Festival, 2016).

William McElwee is in demand as a choral conductor and vocal coach, praised for his ability to get outstanding vocalism from choirs and to stretch them musically. He is Director of Music at St. Mary of the Angels Church, where he leads the St Mary of the Angels Choir and Schola Cantorum Youth Choir. He has recently returned from the United Kingdom, where he was Musical Director of the Collegium Singers (Taunton) and the Yeovil Chamber Choir, Assistant Musical Director of Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir, Organist at Holy Family Church Honiton, Deputy Choral Scholar at Exeter Cathedral and Buckfast Abbey, and Singing Teacher at The Gryphon School in Sherborne, while maintaining a private teaching studio.


Whenua Pūoro | Land Music

A Concert of Taiao Conscious New Music


Improvisations, and works by Cage, Wolff and Oliveros, for taonga pūoro, electronics, voices, wind instruments and stones.


Whānau friendly

Waged $15 | Unwaged $10 | Tamariki Free | Cash Only

With kind support from Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music


Featuring:

A performance of two works for kōhatu / stones: Pauline Oliveros' Rock Piece and Christian Wolff's Stones by students from Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music led by Rob Thorne and Zac Argabrite.

John Cage's Litany for the Whale performed by St Mary's Director of Music, William McElwee and multimedia artist Olivia Webb.

Improvisations by taonga pūoro practitioner Rob Thorne (Ngāti Tumutumu), artist and veteran improviser Gerard Crewdson, and electroacoustic musician Noel Meek.


Rob Thorne – Māori composer, performer, improvisor, collaborator, anthropologist and specialist Rob Thorne (Ngāti Tumutumu) is a diverse and original explorer in the evolving journey of taonga pūoro, fusing these ancient voices with modern sounds and technology. Thorne’s combined musical and academic experience and skills are multitudinal. A musician with over 25 years performance experience in bands and solo, predominantly within alternative rock, free noise, experimental, and improvisational sound art, his work since 2001 with traditional tonga pūoro has seen him intelligently blending the modern with the ancient.

Zak Argabrite is an American artist based in Whanganui-a-Tara working in music, art and technology, with an interest in how sound, performance, text, space, and light can relate to social/cultural ritual and an awareness of the people and things around us. They create pieces for performance and installation, inventing and building in a variety of mediums surrounding the concert and sound art domains including performance notation, instrument building and handmade electronics.

Gerard Crewdson – During a career spanning close on 40 years, Gerard Crewdson has developed a unique and dedicated artistic practice in the fields of music, installation, painting, sculpture, film making and illustration. With a history of work with theatre and musical groups, his artistic, theatrical and musical practices dovetail in a unique and dedicated personal history. Crewdson has as extensive history of collaborative work, beginning with the Braille Collective in the 1980s, more than a decade in Sydney making art and music, and in recent times in association with numerous Wellington musical groups.

Noel Meek is an improvising musician and composer based in Ōtautahi, working with electronic, electroacoustic and found instruments. His work in recent years has taken a turn towards the non-human world and towards engaging with te ao Māori in an effort to explore what music truly rooted in the whenua of Aotearoa might sound like. Meek contributes regularly to The Wire and other music publications. Through his record labels, End of the Alphabet Records and God in the Music, he has promoted underground music from Aotearoa and other unusual parts of the world through tapes, lathes and musicians’ publications.

Olivia Webb is an artist, musician and vocalist of Dutch-Pākehā descent, based in Ōtautahi. Her art practice uses performance, participation, video, sound and music to give voice to silent experiences and traditions that pulse through our daily lives. Olivia’s most recent artworks explore themes of cultural identity through participatory projects which foreground practices of listening.

Recent projects include Anthems of Belonging (Christchurch Art Gallery, 2021; The Dowse Art Museum, 2020; and St Paul St Gallery, 2019); Manawa Ora (Sustainable Development Goals Summit, 2018); Attunement (Toi Poneke, Wellington, 2017-2018; and NIME, Virginia USA, 2018); Untitled (Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke, 2017); Skull Acoustics (PSi#22, Melbourne, 2016); and Lapides Vivi (Edinburgh Art Festival, 2016).

William McElwee is in demand as a choral conductor and vocal coach, praised for his ability to get outstanding vocalism from choirs and to stretch them musically. He is Director of Music at St. Mary of the Angels Church, where he leads the St Mary of the Angels Choir and Schola Cantorum Youth Choir. He has recently returned from the United Kingdom, where he was Musical Director of the Collegium Singers (Taunton) and the Yeovil Chamber Choir, Assistant Musical Director of Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir, Organist at Holy Family Church Honiton, Deputy Choral Scholar at Exeter Cathedral and Buckfast Abbey, and Singing Teacher at The Gryphon School in Sherborne, while maintaining a private teaching studio.


Whenua Pūoro | Land Music

A Concert of Taiao Conscious New Music


Improvisations, and works by Cage, Wolff and Oliveros, for taonga pūoro, electronics, voices, wind instruments and stones.


Whānau friendly

Waged $15 | Unwaged $10 | Tamariki Free | Cash Only

With kind support from Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music


Featuring:

A performance of two works for kōhatu / stones: Pauline Oliveros' Rock Piece and Christian Wolff's Stones by students from Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music led by Rob Thorne and Zac Argabrite.

John Cage's Litany for the Whale performed by St Mary's Director of Music, William McElwee and multimedia artist Olivia Webb.

Improvisations by taonga pūoro practitioner Rob Thorne (Ngāti Tumutumu), artist and veteran improviser Gerard Crewdson, and electroacoustic musician Noel Meek.


Rob Thorne – Māori composer, performer, improvisor, collaborator, anthropologist and specialist Rob Thorne (Ngāti Tumutumu) is a diverse and original explorer in the evolving journey of taonga pūoro, fusing these ancient voices with modern sounds and technology. Thorne’s combined musical and academic experience and skills are multitudinal. A musician with over 25 years performance experience in bands and solo, predominantly within alternative rock, free noise, experimental, and improvisational sound art, his work since 2001 with traditional tonga pūoro has seen him intelligently blending the modern with the ancient.

Zak Argabrite is an American artist based in Whanganui-a-Tara working in music, art and technology, with an interest in how sound, performance, text, space, and light can relate to social/cultural ritual and an awareness of the people and things around us. They create pieces for performance and installation, inventing and building in a variety of mediums surrounding the concert and sound art domains including performance notation, instrument building and handmade electronics.

Gerard Crewdson – During a career spanning close on 40 years, Gerard Crewdson has developed a unique and dedicated artistic practice in the fields of music, installation, painting, sculpture, film making and illustration. With a history of work with theatre and musical groups, his artistic, theatrical and musical practices dovetail in a unique and dedicated personal history. Crewdson has as extensive history of collaborative work, beginning with the Braille Collective in the 1980s, more than a decade in Sydney making art and music, and in recent times in association with numerous Wellington musical groups.

Noel Meek is an improvising musician and composer based in Ōtautahi, working with electronic, electroacoustic and found instruments. His work in recent years has taken a turn towards the non-human world and towards engaging with te ao Māori in an effort to explore what music truly rooted in the whenua of Aotearoa might sound like. Meek contributes regularly to The Wire and other music publications. Through his record labels, End of the Alphabet Records and God in the Music, he has promoted underground music from Aotearoa and other unusual parts of the world through tapes, lathes and musicians’ publications.

Olivia Webb is an artist, musician and vocalist of Dutch-Pākehā descent, based in Ōtautahi. Her art practice uses performance, participation, video, sound and music to give voice to silent experiences and traditions that pulse through our daily lives. Olivia’s most recent artworks explore themes of cultural identity through participatory projects which foreground practices of listening.

Recent projects include Anthems of Belonging (Christchurch Art Gallery, 2021; The Dowse Art Museum, 2020; and St Paul St Gallery, 2019); Manawa Ora (Sustainable Development Goals Summit, 2018); Attunement (Toi Poneke, Wellington, 2017-2018; and NIME, Virginia USA, 2018); Untitled (Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke, 2017); Skull Acoustics (PSi#22, Melbourne, 2016); and Lapides Vivi (Edinburgh Art Festival, 2016).

William McElwee is in demand as a choral conductor and vocal coach, praised for his ability to get outstanding vocalism from choirs and to stretch them musically. He is Director of Music at St. Mary of the Angels Church, where he leads the St Mary of the Angels Choir and Schola Cantorum Youth Choir. He has recently returned from the United Kingdom, where he was Musical Director of the Collegium Singers (Taunton) and the Yeovil Chamber Choir, Assistant Musical Director of Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir, Organist at Holy Family Church Honiton, Deputy Choral Scholar at Exeter Cathedral and Buckfast Abbey, and Singing Teacher at The Gryphon School in Sherborne, while maintaining a private teaching studio.


April 24, 2021 19:30 — April 24, 2021 22:00   ·   St Mary of the Angels Church

NZSO Podium Series | Firebird (Auckland)

Concert

Hamish McKeich | conductor
Diedre Irons | piano

Juliet Palmer | Buzzard
WA Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major
Stravinsky (orch. Jonathan McPhee) | The Firebird


Fifty years after Igor Stravinsky’s passing, his music continues to excite, provoke and entertain. This is nowhere more evident than in The Firebird. Originally composed in 1910, it has profoundly stirred the hearts of listeners ever since.

The Firebird has also inspired generations of later composers, including New Zealand-born Canadian composer Juliet Palmer. Her piece Buzzard, explicitly inspired by two famous musical birds (Stravinsky’s Firebird and Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake) bears the thumbprint of her interdisciplinary, “postmodernist-with-a-conscience” style.

Diedre Irons will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23. Like Palmer, she has spent considerable time in both NZ and North America, studying first in Canada, then both studying and then teaching at the Curtis Institute. Her long and illustrious career as soloist, chamber musician and educator has seen her record all five Beethoven Concerti with Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, collaborate with the New Zealand, Kodaly and Latin American String Quartets, and receive an MBE and ONZM for services to music.


Additional performances:

April 8th (Wellington)
April 10th (Tauranga)
April 17th (Napier)


Hamish McKeich | conductor
Diedre Irons | piano

Juliet Palmer | Buzzard
WA Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major
Stravinsky (orch. Jonathan McPhee) | The Firebird


Fifty years after Igor Stravinsky’s passing, his music continues to excite, provoke and entertain. This is nowhere more evident than in The Firebird. Originally composed in 1910, it has profoundly stirred the hearts of listeners ever since.

The Firebird has also inspired generations of later composers, including New Zealand-born Canadian composer Juliet Palmer. Her piece Buzzard, explicitly inspired by two famous musical birds (Stravinsky’s Firebird and Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake) bears the thumbprint of her interdisciplinary, “postmodernist-with-a-conscience” style.

Diedre Irons will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23. Like Palmer, she has spent considerable time in both NZ and North America, studying first in Canada, then both studying and then teaching at the Curtis Institute. Her long and illustrious career as soloist, chamber musician and educator has seen her record all five Beethoven Concerti with Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, collaborate with the New Zealand, Kodaly and Latin American String Quartets, and receive an MBE and ONZM for services to music.


Additional performances:

April 8th (Wellington)
April 10th (Tauranga)
April 17th (Napier)


April 24, 2021 19:30   ·   Auckland Town Hall

Chamber Music NZ | ACE Brass (Tauranga)

Concert

Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 23rd (Rotorua)
April 24th (Whakatāne)
April 29th (Te Awamutu)
May 2nd (Kerikeri)


Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 23rd (Rotorua)
April 24th (Whakatāne)
April 29th (Te Awamutu)
May 2nd (Kerikeri)


Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 23rd (Rotorua)
April 24th (Whakatāne)
April 29th (Te Awamutu)
May 2nd (Kerikeri)


April 28, 2021 19:00   ·   Baycourt Community & Art Centre, Tauranga

Chamber Music NZ | ACE Brass (Te Awamutu)

Concert

Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 23rd (Rotorua)
April 24th (Whakatāne)
April 28th (Tauranga)
May 2nd (Kerikeri)


Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 23rd (Rotorua)
April 24th (Whakatāne)
April 28th (Tauranga)
May 2nd (Kerikeri)


Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 23rd (Rotorua)
April 24th (Whakatāne)
April 28th (Tauranga)
May 2nd (Kerikeri)


April 29, 2021 19:30   ·   The Methodist Church, Te Awamutu

Chamber Music NZ | ACE Brass (Kerikeri)

Concert

Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 23rd (Rotorua)
April 24th (Whakatāne)
April 28th (Tauranga)
April 29th (Te Awamutu)


Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 23rd (Rotorua)
April 24th (Whakatāne)
April 28th (Tauranga)
April 29th (Te Awamutu)


Huw Dann | trumpet
Emma Eden | horn
John Gluyas | trombone


Programme:

Richard Cohen | Fanfare
Oskar Boheme | Prelude and Fugue op 28 in E-flat Major
Piazzolla | Ave Maria ’Tanti Anni Primi’
Piazzolla | Libertango
Helen Bowater | White Kingdom
Diego Ortiz | Ricercar
Kanazawa Yasonori | Three Billy Goats Gruff for Brass Trio and Narrator
Thierry Thibault | Petites Variations sur L’Alphabet de Mozart
Martin Wesley Smith | White Knight and Beaver for Trombone and Tape
Puccini | O Mio Babbino Caro
Manning Sherwin | A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Harold Arlen | Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eric Ewazen | A Philharmonic Fanfare
Josiah Carr | 7 Deadly Sins


ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. Bringing together a wealth of experience in solo, orchestral and chamber music, these three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio. They are passionate about quality music education and offer a range of educational performances and workshops for schools.

ACE Brass continues to excel in all areas of Chamber music life in Auckland and New Zealand. They have performed in countless schools as part of the APO’s Educational Outreach Program. They have a number of commissions from New Zealand composers. Auckland University has invited them to take part of their composer workshop seminars. They have been active over many years in the AOTEA Centre’s Pick n Mix concert and workshop series. They are also proud to be asked to play at events like The Big Gay Out and pre-show entertainment for an All Black test match at Eden Park.


Additional performances:

April 12th (Arrowtown)
April 23rd (Rotorua)
April 24th (Whakatāne)
April 28th (Tauranga)
April 29th (Te Awamutu)


May 02, 2021 16:00   ·   Turner Centre, Kerikeri

Chamber Music NZ | Ibell & Thomson (Wellington)

Concert

Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


May 09, 2021 15:00   ·   St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington

NZSO Podium Series | Fantastique (Wellington)

Concert

Holly Mathieson | conductor

Tōru Takemitsu | Dreamtime
Dorothy Ker | The Third Dream
Berlioz | Symphonie Fantastique


Dunedin-born conductor Holly Mathieson returns to Aotearoa for her debut performance with the NZSO. Mathieson worked as conducting assistant to Christoph von Dohnanyi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Marin Alsop, before gaining the assistant conductor position of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Most recently she was appointed as Music Director of Symphony Nova Scotia.

Mathieson presents a programme of dreams. Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu frequently drew influences from outside classical music. Dreamtime is inspired by the Australian Aborigine concept of a mythical time before humans when Ancestral Spirits walked the earth. Likewise, NZ composer Dorothy Ker explores primordial dreams in The Third Dream, the work "build[ing] organically from delicate stirrings to a physicality of volcanic intensity."

Hector Berlioz's fertile imagination bursts forth in his epic Symphonie Fantastique. Famously depicting the fevered dreams of an opium eating artist, the work takes you on a hallucinatory journey through passionate fantasies, a wild masked ball, and at last to the artist’s descent into the hell of a witches’ Sabbath.


Additional performances:

May 20th (Auckland)
May 21st (Hamilton)
May 28th (Christchurch)


Holly Mathieson | conductor

Tōru Takemitsu | Dreamtime
Dorothy Ker | The Third Dream
Berlioz | Symphonie Fantastique


Dunedin-born conductor Holly Mathieson returns to Aotearoa for her debut performance with the NZSO. Mathieson worked as conducting assistant to Christoph von Dohnanyi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Marin Alsop, before gaining the assistant conductor position of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Most recently she was appointed as Music Director of Symphony Nova Scotia.

Mathieson presents a programme of dreams. Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu frequently drew influences from outside classical music. Dreamtime is inspired by the Australian Aborigine concept of a mythical time before humans when Ancestral Spirits walked the earth. Likewise, NZ composer Dorothy Ker explores primordial dreams in The Third Dream, the work "build[ing] organically from delicate stirrings to a physicality of volcanic intensity."

Hector Berlioz's fertile imagination bursts forth in his epic Symphonie Fantastique. Famously depicting the fevered dreams of an opium eating artist, the work takes you on a hallucinatory journey through passionate fantasies, a wild masked ball, and at last to the artist’s descent into the hell of a witches’ Sabbath.


Additional performances:

May 20th (Auckland)
May 21st (Hamilton)
May 28th (Christchurch)


May 14, 2021 18:30   ·   Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Chamber Music NZ | Ibell & Thomson (Auckland)

Concert

Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


May 15, 2021 17:00   ·   Whittaker’s Musical Museum, Waiheke Island, Auckland

Chamber Music NZ | Ibell & Thomson (Warkworth)

Concert

Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


May 16, 2021 16:00   ·   Warkworth Town Hall, Warkworth

NZSO Podium Series | Fantastique (Auckland)

Concert

Holly Mathieson | conductor

Tōru Takemitsu | Dreamtime
Dorothy Ker | The Third Dream
Berlioz | Symphonie Fantastique


Dunedin-born conductor Holly Mathieson returns to Aotearoa for her debut performance with the NZSO. Mathieson worked as conducting assistant to Christoph von Dohnanyi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Marin Alsop, before gaining the assistant conductor position of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Most recently she was appointed as Music Director of Symphony Nova Scotia.

Mathieson presents a programme of dreams. Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu frequently drew influences from outside classical music. Dreamtime is inspired by the Australian Aborigine concept of a mythical time before humans when Ancestral Spirits walked the earth. Likewise, NZ composer Dorothy Ker explores primordial dreams in The Third Dream, the work "build[ing] organically from delicate stirrings to a physicality of volcanic intensity."

Hector Berlioz's fertile imagination bursts forth in his epic Symphonie Fantastique. Famously depicting the fevered dreams of an opium eating artist, the work takes you on a hallucinatory journey through passionate fantasies, a wild masked ball, and at last to the artist’s descent into the hell of a witches’ Sabbath.


Additional performances:

May 14th (Wellington)
May 21st (Hamilton)
May 28th (Christchurch)


Holly Mathieson | conductor

Tōru Takemitsu | Dreamtime
Dorothy Ker | The Third Dream
Berlioz | Symphonie Fantastique


Dunedin-born conductor Holly Mathieson returns to Aotearoa for her debut performance with the NZSO. Mathieson worked as conducting assistant to Christoph von Dohnanyi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Marin Alsop, before gaining the assistant conductor position of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Most recently she was appointed as Music Director of Symphony Nova Scotia.

Mathieson presents a programme of dreams. Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu frequently drew influences from outside classical music. Dreamtime is inspired by the Australian Aborigine concept of a mythical time before humans when Ancestral Spirits walked the earth. Likewise, NZ composer Dorothy Ker explores primordial dreams in The Third Dream, the work "build[ing] organically from delicate stirrings to a physicality of volcanic intensity."

Hector Berlioz's fertile imagination bursts forth in his epic Symphonie Fantastique. Famously depicting the fevered dreams of an opium eating artist, the work takes you on a hallucinatory journey through passionate fantasies, a wild masked ball, and at last to the artist’s descent into the hell of a witches’ Sabbath.


Additional performances:

May 14th (Wellington)
May 21st (Hamilton)
May 28th (Christchurch)


May 20, 2021 19:30   ·   Town Hall, Auckland

Chamber Music NZ | Ibell & Thomson (Lower Hutt)

Concert

Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


May 20, 2021 19:30   ·   St Mark’s Church, Lower Hutt

NZSO Podium Series | Fantastique (Hamilton)

Concert

Holly Mathieson | conductor

Tōru Takemitsu | Dreamtime
Dorothy Ker | The Third Dream
Berlioz | Symphonie Fantastique


Dunedin-born conductor Holly Mathieson returns to Aotearoa for her debut performance with the NZSO. Mathieson worked as conducting assistant to Christoph von Dohnanyi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Marin Alsop, before gaining the assistant conductor position of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Most recently she was appointed as Music Director of Symphony Nova Scotia.

Mathieson presents a programme of dreams. Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu frequently drew influences from outside classical music. Dreamtime is inspired by the Australian Aborigine concept of a mythical time before humans when Ancestral Spirits walked the earth. Likewise, NZ composer Dorothy Ker explores primordial dreams in The Third Dream, the work "build[ing] organically from delicate stirrings to a physicality of volcanic intensity."

Hector Berlioz's fertile imagination bursts forth in his epic Symphonie Fantastique. Famously depicting the fevered dreams of an opium eating artist, the work takes you on a hallucinatory journey through passionate fantasies, a wild masked ball, and at last to the artist’s descent into the hell of a witches’ Sabbath.


Additional performances:

May 14th (Wellington)
May 20th (Auckland)
May 28th (Christchurch)


Holly Mathieson | conductor

Tōru Takemitsu | Dreamtime
Dorothy Ker | The Third Dream
Berlioz | Symphonie Fantastique


Dunedin-born conductor Holly Mathieson returns to Aotearoa for her debut performance with the NZSO. Mathieson worked as conducting assistant to Christoph von Dohnanyi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Marin Alsop, before gaining the assistant conductor position of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Most recently she was appointed as Music Director of Symphony Nova Scotia.

Mathieson presents a programme of dreams. Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu frequently drew influences from outside classical music. Dreamtime is inspired by the Australian Aborigine concept of a mythical time before humans when Ancestral Spirits walked the earth. Likewise, NZ composer Dorothy Ker explores primordial dreams in The Third Dream, the work "build[ing] organically from delicate stirrings to a physicality of volcanic intensity."

Hector Berlioz's fertile imagination bursts forth in his epic Symphonie Fantastique. Famously depicting the fevered dreams of an opium eating artist, the work takes you on a hallucinatory journey through passionate fantasies, a wild masked ball, and at last to the artist’s descent into the hell of a witches’ Sabbath.


Additional performances:

May 14th (Wellington)
May 20th (Auckland)
May 28th (Christchurch)


May 21, 2021 19:30   ·   Claudelands Arena, Hamilton

Chamber Music NZ | Ibell & Thomson (Motueka)

Concert

Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


May 23, 2021 19:30   ·   Chanel Arts Centre, Motueka

Chamber Music NZ | Ibell & Thomson (Rangiora)

Concert

Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


May 25, 2021 19:30   ·   The Chamber Gallery, Rangiora Library, Rangiora

Chamber Music NZ | Ibell & Thomson (Arrowtown)

Concert

Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


May 27, 2021 18:00   ·   Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall, Arrowtown

Chamber Music NZ | Ibell & Thomson (Bannockburn)

Concert

Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 30th (Kerikeri)
June 1st (Rotorua)


May 28, 2021 19:00   ·   Coronation Hall, Bannockburn

NZSO Podium Series | Fantastique (Christchurch)

Concert

Holly Mathieson | conductor

Tōru Takemitsu | Dreamtime
Dorothy Ker | The Third Dream
Berlioz | Symphonie Fantastique


Dunedin-born conductor Holly Mathieson returns to Aotearoa for her debut performance with the NZSO. Mathieson worked as conducting assistant to Christoph von Dohnanyi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Marin Alsop, before gaining the assistant conductor position of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Most recently she was appointed as Music Director of Symphony Nova Scotia.

Mathieson presents a programme of dreams. Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu frequently drew influences from outside classical music. Dreamtime is inspired by the Australian Aborigine concept of a mythical time before humans when Ancestral Spirits walked the earth. Likewise, NZ composer Dorothy Ker explores primordial dreams in The Third Dream, the work "build[ing] organically from delicate stirrings to a physicality of volcanic intensity."

Hector Berlioz's fertile imagination bursts forth in his epic Symphonie Fantastique. Famously depicting the fevered dreams of an opium eating artist, the work takes you on a hallucinatory journey through passionate fantasies, a wild masked ball, and at last to the artist’s descent into the hell of a witches’ Sabbath.


Additional performances:

May 14th (Wellington)
May 20th (Auckland)
May 21st (Hamilton)


Holly Mathieson | conductor

Tōru Takemitsu | Dreamtime
Dorothy Ker | The Third Dream
Berlioz | Symphonie Fantastique


Dunedin-born conductor Holly Mathieson returns to Aotearoa for her debut performance with the NZSO. Mathieson worked as conducting assistant to Christoph von Dohnanyi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Marin Alsop, before gaining the assistant conductor position of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Most recently she was appointed as Music Director of Symphony Nova Scotia.

Mathieson presents a programme of dreams. Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu frequently drew influences from outside classical music. Dreamtime is inspired by the Australian Aborigine concept of a mythical time before humans when Ancestral Spirits walked the earth. Likewise, NZ composer Dorothy Ker explores primordial dreams in The Third Dream, the work "build[ing] organically from delicate stirrings to a physicality of volcanic intensity."

Hector Berlioz's fertile imagination bursts forth in his epic Symphonie Fantastique. Famously depicting the fevered dreams of an opium eating artist, the work takes you on a hallucinatory journey through passionate fantasies, a wild masked ball, and at last to the artist’s descent into the hell of a witches’ Sabbath.


Additional performances:

May 14th (Wellington)
May 20th (Auckland)
May 21st (Hamilton)


May 28, 2021 19:30   ·   Town Hall, Christchurch

Chamber Music NZ | Ibell & Thomson (Kerikeri)

Concert

Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
June 1st (Rotorua)


Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
June 1st (Rotorua)


May 30, 2021 16:00   ·   Turner Centre, Kerikeri

Chamber Music NZ | Ibell & Thomson (Rotorua)

Concert

Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)


Robert Ibell | cello
Rachel Thomson | piano


Programme:

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)
Clara Schumann | Three Romances, op 22
Dmitri Shostakovich | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99


Robert Ibell and Rachel Thomson offer a delightful programme demonstrating the breadth of expression and depth of emotion found in the cello-piano repertoire.

Since 1993 Robert has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, cello teacher, chamber music coach and adjudicator. Formerly the cellist of the Nevine Quartet, Robert has been a member of the Aroha Quartet since 2009. Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

The programme, Cello Journey, undertakes a musical OE, travelling around the globe in a programme of music that explores different musical cultures, styles and periods.


Additional performances:

May 9th (Wellington)
May 15th (Waiheke Island)
May 16th (Warkworth)
May 20th (Lower Hutt)
May 23rd (Motueka)
May 25th (Rangiora)
May 27th (Arrowtown)
May 28th (Bannockburn)
May 30th (Kerikeri)


June 01, 2021 19:30   ·   Harvest Church, Rotorua

NZSO | Setting Up Camp – Town & Country (North Shore)

Concert

James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 4th (Invercargill)
March 6th (Dunedin)
March 10th (Christchurch)
March 14th (Blenheim)
June 10th (Auckland)
June 11th (Kerikeri)


James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 4th (Invercargill)
March 6th (Dunedin)
March 10th (Christchurch)
March 14th (Blenheim)
June 10th (Auckland)
June 11th (Kerikeri)


James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 4th (Invercargill)
March 6th (Dunedin)
March 10th (Christchurch)
March 14th (Blenheim)
June 10th (Auckland)
June 11th (Kerikeri)


June 09, 2021 19:30   ·   TBD, North Shore, Auckland

NZSO | Setting Up Camp – Town & Country (Auckland)

Concert

James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 4th (Invercargill)
March 6th (Dunedin)
March 10th (Christchurch)
March 14th (Blenheim)
June 9th (North Shore)
June 11th (Kerikeri)


James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 4th (Invercargill)
March 6th (Dunedin)
March 10th (Christchurch)
March 14th (Blenheim)
June 9th (North Shore)
June 11th (Kerikeri)


James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 4th (Invercargill)
March 6th (Dunedin)
March 10th (Christchurch)
March 14th (Blenheim)
June 9th (North Shore)
June 11th (Kerikeri)


June 10, 2021 19:30   ·   Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau, Auckland

NZSO | Setting Up Camp – Town & Country (Kerikeri)

Concert

James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 4th (Invercargill)
March 6th (Dunedin)
March 10th (Christchurch)
March 14th (Blenheim)
June 9th (North Shore)
June 10th (Auckland)


James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 4th (Invercargill)
March 6th (Dunedin)
March 10th (Christchurch)
March 14th (Blenheim)
June 9th (North Shore)
June 10th (Auckland)


James Judd | conductor

Lilburn | Drysdale Overture
Delius orch. Beecham | A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold | English Dances Set II
Maria Grenfell | Fanfare for a City
Copland | Our Town: Music from the Film Score
Bernstein | On The Town: Three Dance Episodes


The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes. Douglas Lilburn, the grandfather of New Zealand classical music, wrote his Drysdale Overture while still a young man studying at London’s Royal College of Music. The Overture nostalgically portrays the pastoral landscape of his family’s farm in the Turakina Valley.

English composer Frederick DeliusWalk to the Paradise Garden, from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is a dreamily romantic interlude, featuring the woodwind section at their most expressive. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.

Then NZ composer Maria Grenfell sweeps us into the city with her jubilant Fanfare for a City, while Aaron Copland’s beautiful film score for Our Town is a nostalgic view of small town life in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from material composed for the musical On The Town, brings 1940s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.


Additional performances:

March 4th (Invercargill)
March 6th (Dunedin)
March 10th (Christchurch)
March 14th (Blenheim)
June 9th (North Shore)
June 10th (Auckland)


June 11, 2021 19:30   ·   Turner Arts Centre, Kerikeri

Mansfield – In Her Own Words

Concert

Mansfield – In Her Own Words is a concert of selected poems by Katherine Mansfield, set to contemporary music composed by several of our leading songwriters and recording artists including Lawrence Arabia, Julia Deans, The Bats, Mel Parsons, and French for Rabbits.

Twelve tracks by 12 different composers with a multi-band format, on and off for a song each, linked by a curated selection of Katherine Mansfield's letters.

"Her letters show her deadly serious, warm and friendly, cynical and sarcastic, absurd and loving, morbid, though human in conforming to the recipient's wishes and expectations... one has to beware of the casual, jejune, utterances, which are merely thrown off...."

The companion album, Mansfield, is out now.


Additional performances:

June 20th (Auckland)


Mansfield – In Her Own Words is a concert of selected poems by Katherine Mansfield, set to contemporary music composed by several of our leading songwriters and recording artists including Lawrence Arabia, Julia Deans, The Bats, Mel Parsons, and French for Rabbits.

Twelve tracks by 12 different composers with a multi-band format, on and off for a song each, linked by a curated selection of Katherine Mansfield's letters.

"Her letters show her deadly serious, warm and friendly, cynical and sarcastic, absurd and loving, morbid, though human in conforming to the recipient's wishes and expectations... one has to beware of the casual, jejune, utterances, which are merely thrown off...."

The companion album, Mansfield, is out now.


Additional performances:

June 20th (Auckland)


June 14, 2021 20:00 — June 14, 2021 22:00   ·   Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Chamber Music NZ | Quartet for the End of Time (Dunedin)

Concert

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


June 18, 2021 19:30   ·   Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin

Chamber Music NZ | Jade String Quartet (Warkworth)

Concert

Miranda Adams | violin
William Hanfling | violin
Robert Ashworth | viola
Ethel Salzmann | cello


Programme:

Haydn | Seven Last Words (selections)
David Hamilton | new commission
Chris Adams | Proclamations, Canons and Dances
Piazzolla | Four to Tango
Schubert | Death and the Maiden


Playing an eclectic mix of music for string quartet ranging from Vivaldi to Hendrix, the Jade String Quartet have won a special place in Aotearoa’s music scene. Founded in 2003, the Quartet has recorded a CD of New Zealand works (Parlour Games, 2017, RATTLE), toured twice with Arts on Tour (AOTNZ, 2007 & 2009) and once before with Chamber Music New Zealand in 2015. They also established their own concert series titled Jade at The Pah which ran for five years from 2012–2017.


Additional performances:

June 20th (Waikanae)
June 26th (Auckland)
June 27th (Wellington)


Miranda Adams | violin
William Hanfling | violin
Robert Ashworth | viola
Ethel Salzmann | cello


Programme:

Haydn | Seven Last Words (selections)
David Hamilton | new commission
Chris Adams | Proclamations, Canons and Dances
Piazzolla | Four to Tango
Schubert | Death and the Maiden


Playing an eclectic mix of music for string quartet ranging from Vivaldi to Hendrix, the Jade String Quartet have won a special place in Aotearoa’s music scene. Founded in 2003, the Quartet has recorded a CD of New Zealand works (Parlour Games, 2017, RATTLE), toured twice with Arts on Tour (AOTNZ, 2007 & 2009) and once before with Chamber Music New Zealand in 2015. They also established their own concert series titled Jade at The Pah which ran for five years from 2012–2017.


Additional performances:

June 20th (Waikanae)
June 26th (Auckland)
June 27th (Wellington)


June 19, 2021 16:00   ·   Warkworth Town Hall, Warkworth

Chamber Music NZ | Quartet for the End of Time (Invercargill)

Concert

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


June 19, 2021 19:30   ·   Civic Theatre, Invercargill

Chamber Music NZ | Jade String Quartet (Waikanae)

Concert

Miranda Adams | violin
William Hanfling | violin
Robert Ashworth | viola
Ethel Salzmann | cello


Programme:

Haydn | Seven Last Words (selections)
David Hamilton | new commission
Chris Adams | Proclamations, Canons and Dances
Piazzolla | Four to Tango
Schubert | Death and the Maiden


Playing an eclectic mix of music for string quartet ranging from Vivaldi to Hendrix, the Jade String Quartet have won a special place in Aotearoa’s music scene. Founded in 2003, the Quartet has recorded a CD of New Zealand works (Parlour Games, 2017, RATTLE), toured twice with Arts on Tour (AOTNZ, 2007 & 2009) and once before with Chamber Music New Zealand in 2015. They also established their own concert series titled Jade at The Pah which ran for five years from 2012–2017.


Additional performances:

June 19th (Warkworth)
June 26th (Auckland)
June 27th (Wellington)


Miranda Adams | violin
William Hanfling | violin
Robert Ashworth | viola
Ethel Salzmann | cello


Programme:

Haydn | Seven Last Words (selections)
David Hamilton | new commission
Chris Adams | Proclamations, Canons and Dances
Piazzolla | Four to Tango
Schubert | Death and the Maiden


Playing an eclectic mix of music for string quartet ranging from Vivaldi to Hendrix, the Jade String Quartet have won a special place in Aotearoa’s music scene. Founded in 2003, the Quartet has recorded a CD of New Zealand works (Parlour Games, 2017, RATTLE), toured twice with Arts on Tour (AOTNZ, 2007 & 2009) and once before with Chamber Music New Zealand in 2015. They also established their own concert series titled Jade at The Pah which ran for five years from 2012–2017.


Additional performances:

June 19th (Warkworth)
June 26th (Auckland)
June 27th (Wellington)


June 20, 2021 14:30   ·   Waikānae Memorial Hall, Waikanae

Mansfield – In Her Own Words

Concert

Mansfield – In Her Own Words is a concert of selected poems by Katherine Mansfield, set to contemporary music composed by several of our leading songwriters and recording artists including Lawrence Arabia, Julia Deans, The Bats, Mel Parsons, and French for Rabbits.

Twelve tracks by 12 different composers with a multi-band format, on and off for a song each, linked by a curated selection of Katherine Mansfield's letters.

"Her letters show her deadly serious, warm and friendly, cynical and sarcastic, absurd and loving, morbid, though human in conforming to the recipient's wishes and expectations... one has to beware of the casual, jejune, utterances, which are merely thrown off...."

The companion album, Mansfield, is out now.


Additional performances:

June 14th (Wellington)


Mansfield – In Her Own Words is a concert of selected poems by Katherine Mansfield, set to contemporary music composed by several of our leading songwriters and recording artists including Lawrence Arabia, Julia Deans, The Bats, Mel Parsons, and French for Rabbits.

Twelve tracks by 12 different composers with a multi-band format, on and off for a song each, linked by a curated selection of Katherine Mansfield's letters.

"Her letters show her deadly serious, warm and friendly, cynical and sarcastic, absurd and loving, morbid, though human in conforming to the recipient's wishes and expectations... one has to beware of the casual, jejune, utterances, which are merely thrown off...."

The companion album, Mansfield, is out now.


Additional performances:

June 14th (Wellington)


June 20, 2021 19:00 — June 20, 2021 21:00   ·   Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland

Chamber Music NZ | Quartet for the End of Time (Christchurch)

Concert

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


June 21, 2021 19:30   ·   The Piano, Christchurch

Chamber Music NZ | Quartet for the End of Time (Nelson)

Concert

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


June 22, 2021 19:30   ·   Nelson Centre for Musical Arts, Nelson

Chamber Music NZ | Quartet for the End of Time (Wellington)

Concert

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


June 23, 2021 19:30   ·   Public Trust Hall, Wellington

Chamber Music NZ | Quartet for the End of Time (Palmerston North)

Concert

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


June 24, 2021 19:30   ·   The Globe, Palmerston North

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra | Community Classics South: Ao Tūroa

Concert

How can music represent the natural world around us? Can you make the call of the kiwi on a contrabassoon?

Community Classics in 2021 is inspired by New Zealand. We will explore Ao Tūroa the natural world of Aotearoa including exciting new works inspired by New Zealand’s flora and fauna from composers Ryan Youens and Chris Adams written with this I mind. With music from Disney’s Moana and Ladyhawke’s hit song River there will be something for all the whānau.

How can music represent the natural world around us? Can you make the call of the kiwi on a contrabassoon?

Community Classics in 2021 is inspired by New Zealand. We will explore Ao Tūroa the natural world of Aotearoa including exciting new works inspired by New Zealand’s flora and fauna from composers Ryan Youens and Chris Adams written with this I mind. With music from Disney’s Moana and Ladyhawke’s hit song River there will be something for all the whānau.

How can music represent the natural world around us? Can you make the call of the kiwi on a contrabassoon?

Community Classics in 2021 is inspired by New Zealand. We will explore Ao Tūroa the natural world of Aotearoa including exciting new works inspired by New Zealand’s flora and fauna from composers Ryan Youens and Chris Adams written with this I mind. With music from Disney’s Moana and Ladyhawke’s hit song River there will be something for all the whānau.

June 26, 2021 15:00   ·   Vodaphone Events Centre, Manukau

Chamber Music NZ | Jade String Quartet (Auckland)

Concert

Miranda Adams | violin
William Hanfling | violin
Robert Ashworth | viola
Ethel Salzmann | cello


Programme:

Haydn | Seven Last Words (selections)
David Hamilton | new commission
Chris Adams | Proclamations, Canons and Dances
Piazzolla | Four to Tango
Schubert | Death and the Maiden


Playing an eclectic mix of music for string quartet ranging from Vivaldi to Hendrix, the Jade String Quartet have won a special place in Aotearoa’s music scene. Founded in 2003, the Quartet has recorded a CD of New Zealand works (Parlour Games, 2017, RATTLE), toured twice with Arts on Tour (AOTNZ, 2007 & 2009) and once before with Chamber Music New Zealand in 2015. They also established their own concert series titled Jade at The Pah which ran for five years from 2012–2017.


Additional performances:

June 19th (Warkworth)
June 20th (Waikanae)
June 27th (Wellington)


Miranda Adams | violin
William Hanfling | violin
Robert Ashworth | viola
Ethel Salzmann | cello


Programme:

Haydn | Seven Last Words (selections)
David Hamilton | new commission
Chris Adams | Proclamations, Canons and Dances
Piazzolla | Four to Tango
Schubert | Death and the Maiden


Playing an eclectic mix of music for string quartet ranging from Vivaldi to Hendrix, the Jade String Quartet have won a special place in Aotearoa’s music scene. Founded in 2003, the Quartet has recorded a CD of New Zealand works (Parlour Games, 2017, RATTLE), toured twice with Arts on Tour (AOTNZ, 2007 & 2009) and once before with Chamber Music New Zealand in 2015. They also established their own concert series titled Jade at The Pah which ran for five years from 2012–2017.


Additional performances:

June 19th (Warkworth)
June 20th (Waikanae)
June 27th (Wellington)


June 26, 2021 17:00   ·   Whittaker’s Musical Museum, Waiheke Island, Auckland

Chamber Music NZ | Quartet for the End of Time (New Plymouth)

Concert

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


June 26, 2021 19:30   ·   4th Wall Theatre, New Plymouth

Chamber Music NZ | Jade String Quartet (Wellington)

Concert

Miranda Adams | violin
William Hanfling | violin
Robert Ashworth | viola
Ethel Salzmann | cello


Programme:

Haydn | Seven Last Words (selections)
David Hamilton | new commission
Chris Adams | Proclamations, Canons and Dances
Piazzolla | Four to Tango
Schubert | Death and the Maiden


Playing an eclectic mix of music for string quartet ranging from Vivaldi to Hendrix, the Jade String Quartet have won a special place in Aotearoa’s music scene. Founded in 2003, the Quartet has recorded a CD of New Zealand works (Parlour Games, 2017, RATTLE), toured twice with Arts on Tour (AOTNZ, 2007 & 2009) and once before with Chamber Music New Zealand in 2015. They also established their own concert series titled Jade at The Pah which ran for five years from 2012–2017.


Additional performances:

June 19th (Warkworth)
June 20th (Waikanae)
June 26th (Auckland)


Miranda Adams | violin
William Hanfling | violin
Robert Ashworth | viola
Ethel Salzmann | cello


Programme:

Haydn | Seven Last Words (selections)
David Hamilton | new commission
Chris Adams | Proclamations, Canons and Dances
Piazzolla | Four to Tango
Schubert | Death and the Maiden


Playing an eclectic mix of music for string quartet ranging from Vivaldi to Hendrix, the Jade String Quartet have won a special place in Aotearoa’s music scene. Founded in 2003, the Quartet has recorded a CD of New Zealand works (Parlour Games, 2017, RATTLE), toured twice with Arts on Tour (AOTNZ, 2007 & 2009) and once before with Chamber Music New Zealand in 2015. They also established their own concert series titled Jade at The Pah which ran for five years from 2012–2017.


Additional performances:

June 19th (Warkworth)
June 20th (Waikanae)
June 26th (Auckland)


June 27, 2021 15:00   ·   St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington

Chamber Music NZ | Quartet for the End of Time (Hamilton)

Concert

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 29th (Napier)
June 30th (Auckland)


June 27, 2021 17:00   ·   Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton

Chamber Music NZ | Quartet for the End of Time (Napier)

Concert

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 30th (Auckland)


Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 30th (Auckland)


June 29, 2021 19:30   ·   MTG Century Theatre, Napier

Chamber Music NZ | Quartet for the End of Time (Auckland)

Concert

Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)


Jonathan Cohen | clarinet
Amalia Hall | violin
Ashley Brown | cello
Somi Kim | piano


Programme:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”
Ross Harris | There may be light
Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity.


Additional performances:

June 18th (Dunedin)
June 19th (Invercargill)
June 21st (Christchurch)
June 22nd (Nelson)
June 23rd (Wellington)
June 24th (Palmerston North)
June 26th (New Plymouth)
June 27th (Hamilton)
June 29th (Napier)


June 30, 2021 19:30   ·   Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

NZSO | Matariki (Auckland)

Concert

Gemma New | conductor
Ariana Tikao | taonga pūoro
Mere Boynton | kaikaranga

Gareth Farr | Ngā Hihi O Matariki (World Premiere)


The appearance of the Matariki constellation (known in Western astronomy as the Pleiades or Seven Sisters) traditionally signalled to Māori that it was time to plant crops. As such, Matariki refers to both the constellation and to the beginning of a new year in the Māori calendar and symbolises new beginnings and humanity’s hopes for the future. The title comes from the proverb ‘Kua haehae ngā hihi o Matariki’ (The rays of Matariki are spread) - spoken when Matariki is seen in the night sky, and its rays carry a message of hope and togetherness.

Gareth Farr is well known for his sensational pulse-quickening works. Ngā Hihi O Matariki is a significant new work of symphonic proportions. In Gareth’s words: "This work celebrates Matariki as an event embracing New Zealand’s past and present, and a time to think about where we are going as a nation. I am fascinated by the fact that this constellation has such importance in many cultures around the world, and that it links us all together in the recognition of a celestial event of uniqueness and beauty."

Ngā Hihi O Matariki is commissioned by Julie Nevett.


Additional performances:

July 9th (Wellington)


Gemma New | conductor
Ariana Tikao | taonga pūoro
Mere Boynton | kaikaranga

Gareth Farr | Ngā Hihi O Matariki (World Premiere)


The appearance of the Matariki constellation (known in Western astronomy as the Pleiades or Seven Sisters) traditionally signalled to Māori that it was time to plant crops. As such, Matariki refers to both the constellation and to the beginning of a new year in the Māori calendar and symbolises new beginnings and humanity’s hopes for the future. The title comes from the proverb ‘Kua haehae ngā hihi o Matariki’ (The rays of Matariki are spread) - spoken when Matariki is seen in the night sky, and its rays carry a message of hope and togetherness.

Gareth Farr is well known for his sensational pulse-quickening works. Ngā Hihi O Matariki is a significant new work of symphonic proportions. In Gareth’s words: "This work celebrates Matariki as an event embracing New Zealand’s past and present, and a time to think about where we are going as a nation. I am fascinated by the fact that this constellation has such importance in many cultures around the world, and that it links us all together in the recognition of a celestial event of uniqueness and beauty."

Ngā Hihi O Matariki is commissioned by Julie Nevett.


Additional performances:

July 9th (Wellington)


July 02, 2021 19:30   ·   Auckland Town Hall

Chamber Music NZ | Liam Wooding (Gisborne)

Concert

Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

Douglas Lilburn | Sonata (1939)
Stuart Greenbaum | Remote Connection
Ludwig van Beethoven | Moonlight Sonata
Duke Ellington | Reflections
Claude Debussy | Images (book 1)
John Adams | Phrygian Gates


Originally from Whanganui, Liam Wooding is one of Aotearoa’s leading emerging pianists. Performing and commissioning New Zealand music is central to his musical practice.

As a chamber musician, he has participated in courses and residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada), Skidmore College (USA), and Four Winds (Australia). In 2018 he was the recipient of the Pettman/ROSL Chamber Music Scholarship which will enable him to study and perform in the United Kingdom for one month with The Morton Trio. As part of the Morton Trio, he toured with CMNZ in 2019.

Liam was a prize winner in the National Concerto Competition where he performed with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and he has also featured as a soloist with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

A graduate of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), he is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Waikato where he researches New Zealand piano music.


Additional performances:

July 6th (Bannockburn)
July 10th (Warkworth)
July 13th (Rotorua)
July 17th (Kerikeri)
July 21st (Taihape)
July 22nd (Whanganui)
July 25th (Wellington)
July 27th (Lower Hutt)
September 10th (Motueka)


Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

Douglas Lilburn | Sonata (1939)
Stuart Greenbaum | Remote Connection
Ludwig van Beethoven | Moonlight Sonata
Duke Ellington | Reflections
Claude Debussy | Images (book 1)
John Adams | Phrygian Gates


Originally from Whanganui, Liam Wooding is one of Aotearoa’s leading emerging pianists. Performing and commissioning New Zealand music is central to his musical practice.

As a chamber musician, he has participated in courses and residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada), Skidmore College (USA), and Four Winds (Australia). In 2018 he was the recipient of the Pettman/ROSL Chamber Music Scholarship which will enable him to study and perform in the United Kingdom for one month with The Morton Trio. As part of the Morton Trio, he toured with CMNZ in 2019.

Liam was a prize winner in the National Concerto Competition where he performed with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and he has also featured as a soloist with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

A graduate of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), he is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Waikato where he researches New Zealand piano music.


Additional performances:

July 6th (Bannockburn)
July 10th (Warkworth)
July 13th (Rotorua)
July 17th (Kerikeri)
July 21st (Taihape)
July 22nd (Whanganui)
July 25th (Wellington)
July 27th (Lower Hutt)
September 10th (Motueka)


July 04, 2021 14:30   ·   Tiromoana, Gisborne

Chamber Music NZ | Liam Wooding (Bannockburn)

Concert

Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

Douglas Lilburn | Sonata (1939)
Stuart Greenbaum | Remote Connection
Ludwig van Beethoven | Moonlight Sonata
Duke Ellington | Reflections
Claude Debussy | Images (book 1)
John Adams | Phrygian Gates


Originally from Whanganui, Liam Wooding is one of Aotearoa’s leading emerging pianists. Performing and commissioning New Zealand music is central to his musical practice.

As a chamber musician, he has participated in courses and residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada), Skidmore College (USA), and Four Winds (Australia). In 2018 he was the recipient of the Pettman/ROSL Chamber Music Scholarship which will enable him to study and perform in the United Kingdom for one month with The Morton Trio. As part of the Morton Trio, he toured with CMNZ in 2019.

Liam was a prize winner in the National Concerto Competition where he performed with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and he has also featured as a soloist with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

A graduate of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), he is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Waikato where he researches New Zealand piano music.


Additional performances:

July 4th (Gisborne)
July 10th (Warkworth)
July 13th (Rotorua)
July 17th (Kerikeri)
July 21st (Taihape)
July 22nd (Whanganui)
July 25th (Wellington)
July 27th (Lower Hutt)
September 10th (Motueka)


Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

Douglas Lilburn | Sonata (1939)
Stuart Greenbaum | Remote Connection
Ludwig van Beethoven | Moonlight Sonata
Duke Ellington | Reflections
Claude Debussy | Images (book 1)
John Adams | Phrygian Gates


Originally from Whanganui, Liam Wooding is one of Aotearoa’s leading emerging pianists. Performing and commissioning New Zealand music is central to his musical practice.

As a chamber musician, he has participated in courses and residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada), Skidmore College (USA), and Four Winds (Australia). In 2018 he was the recipient of the Pettman/ROSL Chamber Music Scholarship which will enable him to study and perform in the United Kingdom for one month with The Morton Trio. As part of the Morton Trio, he toured with CMNZ in 2019.

Liam was a prize winner in the National Concerto Competition where he performed with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and he has also featured as a soloist with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

A graduate of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), he is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Waikato where he researches New Zealand piano music.


Additional performances:

July 4th (Gisborne)
July 10th (Warkworth)
July 13th (Rotorua)
July 17th (Kerikeri)
July 21st (Taihape)
July 22nd (Whanganui)
July 25th (Wellington)
July 27th (Lower Hutt)
September 10th (Motueka)


July 06, 2021 19:00   ·   Coronation Hall, Bannockburn

NZSO | Matariki (Wellington)

Concert

Gemma New | conductor
Ariana Tikao | taonga pūoro
Mere Boynton | kaikaranga

Gareth Farr | Ngā Hihi O Matariki (World Premiere)


The appearance of the Matariki constellation (known in Western astronomy as the Pleiades or Seven Sisters) traditionally signalled to Māori that it was time to plant crops. As such, Matariki refers to both the constellation and to the beginning of a new year in the Māori calendar and symbolises new beginnings and humanity’s hopes for the future. The title comes from the proverb ‘Kua haehae ngā hihi o Matariki’ (The rays of Matariki are spread) - spoken when Matariki is seen in the night sky, and its rays carry a message of hope and togetherness.

Gareth Farr is well known for his sensational pulse-quickening works. Ngā Hihi O Matariki is a significant new work of symphonic proportions. In Gareth’s words: "This work celebrates Matariki as an event embracing New Zealand’s past and present, and a time to think about where we are going as a nation. I am fascinated by the fact that this constellation has such importance in many cultures around the world, and that it links us all together in the recognition of a celestial event of uniqueness and beauty."

Ngā Hihi O Matariki is commissioned by Julie Nevett.


Additional performances:

July 2nd (Auckland)


Gemma New | conductor
Ariana Tikao | taonga pūoro
Mere Boynton | kaikaranga

Gareth Farr | Ngā Hihi O Matariki (World Premiere)


The appearance of the Matariki constellation (known in Western astronomy as the Pleiades or Seven Sisters) traditionally signalled to Māori that it was time to plant crops. As such, Matariki refers to both the constellation and to the beginning of a new year in the Māori calendar and symbolises new beginnings and humanity’s hopes for the future. The title comes from the proverb ‘Kua haehae ngā hihi o Matariki’ (The rays of Matariki are spread) - spoken when Matariki is seen in the night sky, and its rays carry a message of hope and togetherness.

Gareth Farr is well known for his sensational pulse-quickening works. Ngā Hihi O Matariki is a significant new work of symphonic proportions. In Gareth’s words: "This work celebrates Matariki as an event embracing New Zealand’s past and present, and a time to think about where we are going as a nation. I am fascinated by the fact that this constellation has such importance in many cultures around the world, and that it links us all together in the recognition of a celestial event of uniqueness and beauty."

Ngā Hihi O Matariki is commissioned by Julie Nevett.


Additional performances:

July 2nd (Auckland)


July 09, 2021 18:30   ·   Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Chamber Music NZ | Liam Wooding (Warkworth)

Concert

Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

Douglas Lilburn | Sonata (1939)
Stuart Greenbaum | Remote Connection
Ludwig van Beethoven | Moonlight Sonata
Duke Ellington | Reflections
Claude Debussy | Images (book 1)
John Adams | Phrygian Gates


Originally from Whanganui, Liam Wooding is one of Aotearoa’s leading emerging pianists. Performing and commissioning New Zealand music is central to his musical practice.

As a chamber musician, he has participated in courses and residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada), Skidmore College (USA), and Four Winds (Australia). In 2018 he was the recipient of the Pettman/ROSL Chamber Music Scholarship which will enable him to study and perform in the United Kingdom for one month with The Morton Trio. As part of the Morton Trio, he toured with CMNZ in 2019.

Liam was a prize winner in the National Concerto Competition where he performed with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and he has also featured as a soloist with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

A graduate of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), he is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Waikato where he researches New Zealand piano music.


Additional performances:

July 4th (Gisborne)
July 6th (Bannockburn)
July 13th (Rotorua)
July 17th (Kerikeri)
July 21st (Taihape)
July 22nd (Whanganui)
July 25th (Wellington)
July 27th (Lower Hutt)
September 10th (Motueka)


Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

Douglas Lilburn | Sonata (1939)
Stuart Greenbaum | Remote Connection
Ludwig van Beethoven | Moonlight Sonata
Duke Ellington | Reflections
Claude Debussy | Images (book 1)
John Adams | Phrygian Gates


Originally from Whanganui, Liam Wooding is one of Aotearoa’s leading emerging pianists. Performing and commissioning New Zealand music is central to his musical practice.

As a chamber musician, he has participated in courses and residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada), Skidmore College (USA), and Four Winds (Australia). In 2018 he was the recipient of the Pettman/ROSL Chamber Music Scholarship which will enable him to study and perform in the United Kingdom for one month with The Morton Trio. As part of the Morton Trio, he toured with CMNZ in 2019.

Liam was a prize winner in the National Concerto Competition where he performed with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and he has also featured as a soloist with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

A graduate of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), he is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Waikato where he researches New Zealand piano music.


Additional performances:

July 4th (Gisborne)
July 6th (Bannockburn)
July 13th (Rotorua)
July 17th (Kerikeri)
July 21st (Taihape)
July 22nd (Whanganui)
July 25th (Wellington)
July 27th (Lower Hutt)
September 10th (Motueka)


July 10, 2021 16:00   ·   Warkworth Town Hall, Warkworth

Chamber Music NZ | Liam Wooding (Rotorua)

Concert

Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

Douglas Lilburn | Sonata (1939)
Stuart Greenbaum | Remote Connection
Ludwig van Beethoven | Moonlight Sonata
Duke Ellington | Reflections
Claude Debussy | Images (book 1)
John Adams | Phrygian Gates


Originally from Whanganui, Liam Wooding is one of Aotearoa’s leading emerging pianists. Performing and commissioning New Zealand music is central to his musical practice.

As a chamber musician, he has participated in courses and residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada), Skidmore College (USA), and Four Winds (Australia). In 2018 he was the recipient of the Pettman/ROSL Chamber Music Scholarship which will enable him to study and perform in the United Kingdom for one month with The Morton Trio. As part of the Morton Trio, he toured with CMNZ in 2019.

Liam was a prize winner in the National Concerto Competition where he performed with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and he has also featured as a soloist with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

A graduate of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), he is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Waikato where he researches New Zealand piano music.


Additional performances:

July 4th (Gisborne)
July 6th (Bannockburn)
July 10th (Warkworth)
July 17th (Kerikeri)
July 21st (Taihape)
July 22nd (Whanganui)
July 25th (Wellington)
July 27th (Lower Hutt)
September 10th (Motueka)


Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

Douglas Lilburn | Sonata (1939)
Stuart Greenbaum | Remote Connection
Ludwig van Beethoven | Moonlight Sonata
Duke Ellington | Reflections
Claude Debussy | Images (book 1)
John Adams | Phrygian Gates


Originally from Whanganui, Liam Wooding is one of Aotearoa’s leading emerging pianists. Performing and commissioning New Zealand music is central to his musical practice.

As a chamber musician, he has participated in courses and residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada), Skidmore College (USA), and Four Winds (Australia). In 2018 he was the recipient of the Pettman/ROSL Chamber Music Scholarship which will enable him to study and perform in the United Kingdom for one month with The Morton Trio. As part of the Morton Trio, he toured with CMNZ in 2019.

Liam was a prize winner in the National Concerto Competition where he performed with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and he has also featured as a soloist with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

A graduate of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), he is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Waikato where he researches New Zealand piano music.


Additional performances:

July 4th (Gisborne)
July 6th (Bannockburn)
July 10th (Warkworth)
July 17th (Kerikeri)
July 21st (Taihape)
July 22nd (Whanganui)
July 25th (Wellington)
July 27th (Lower Hutt)
September 10th (Motueka)


July 13, 2021 19:30   ·   Harvest Church, Rotorua

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra | Community Classics Central: Ao Tūroa

Concert

How can music represent the natural world around us? Can you make the call of the kiwi on a contrabassoon?

Community Classics in 2021 is inspired by New Zealand. We will explore Ao Tūroa the natural world of Aotearoa including exciting new works inspired by New Zealand’s flora and fauna from composers Ryan Youens and Chris Adams written with this I mind. With music from Disney’s Moana and Ladyhawke’s hit song River there will be something for all the whānau.

How can music represent the natural world around us? Can you make the call of the kiwi on a contrabassoon?

Community Classics in 2021 is inspired by New Zealand. We will explore Ao Tūroa the natural world of Aotearoa including exciting new works inspired by New Zealand’s flora and fauna from composers Ryan Youens and Chris Adams written with this I mind. With music from Disney’s Moana and Ladyhawke’s hit song River there will be something for all the whānau.

How can music represent the natural world around us? Can you make the call of the kiwi on a contrabassoon?

Community Classics in 2021 is inspired by New Zealand. We will explore Ao Tūroa the natural world of Aotearoa including exciting new works inspired by New Zealand’s flora and fauna from composers Ryan Youens and Chris Adams written with this I mind. With music from Disney’s Moana and Ladyhawke’s hit song River there will be something for all the whānau.

July 17, 2021 15:00   ·   Auckland Town Hall

Chamber Music NZ | Liam Wooding (Kerikeri)

Concert

Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

Douglas Lilburn | Sonata (1939)
Stuart Greenbaum | Remote Connection
Ludwig van Beethoven | Moonlight Sonata
Duke Ellington | Reflections
Claude Debussy | Images (book 1)
John Adams | Phrygian Gates


Originally from Whanganui, Liam Wooding is one of Aotearoa’s leading emerging pianists. Performing and commissioning New Zealand music is central to his musical practice.

As a chamber musician, he has participated in courses and residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada), Skidmore College (USA), and Four Winds (Australia). In 2018 he was the recipient of the Pettman/ROSL Chamber Music Scholarship which will enable him to study and perform in the United Kingdom for one month with The Morton Trio. As part of the Morton Trio, he toured with CMNZ in 2019.

Liam was a prize winner in the National Concerto Competition where he performed with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and he has also featured as a soloist with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

A graduate of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), he is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Waikato where he researches New Zealand piano music.


Additional performances:

July 4th (Gisborne)
July 6th (Bannockburn)
July 10th (Warkworth)
July 13th (Rotorua)
July 21st (Taihape)
July 22nd (Whanganui)
July 25th (Wellington)
July 27th (Lower Hutt)
September 10th (Motueka)


Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

Douglas Lilburn | Sonata (1939)
Stuart Greenbaum | Remote Connection
Ludwig van Beethoven | Moonlight Sonata
Duke Ellington | Reflections
Claude Debussy | Images (book 1)
John Adams | Phrygian Gates


Originally from Whanganui, Liam Wooding is one of Aotearoa’s leading emerging pianists. Performing and commissioning New Zealand music is central to his musical practice.

As a chamber musician, he has participated in courses and residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada), Skidmore College (USA), and Four Winds (Australia). In 2018 he was the recipient of the Pettman/ROSL Chamber Music Scholarship which will enable him to study and perform in the United Kingdom for one month with The Morton Trio. As part of the Morton Trio, he toured with CMNZ in 2019.

Liam was a prize winner in the National Concerto Competition where he performed with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and he has also featured as a soloist with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

A graduate of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), he is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Waikato where he researches New Zealand piano music.


Additional performances:

July 4th (Gisborne)
July 6th (Bannockburn)
July 10th (Warkworth)
July 13th (Rotorua)
July 21st (Taihape)
July 22nd (Whanganui)
July 25th (Wellington)
July 27th (Lower Hutt)
September 10th (Motueka)


July 17, 2021 16:00   ·   Turner Centre, Kerikeri

Orchestra Wellington | Virtuoso Composer

Concert

Note: Start time TBA


Mozart | Symphony No. 25
The first movement themes make great leaps over a syncopated pulse that creates a sense of breathless excitement, with four horns pitched in their high register adding powerful tension. The second movement centres on a calm dialogue between winds and strings while the courtly third movement gleams as the horns sound their high notes again. The final movement resumes the stormy mood of the opening.

John Psathas | Call of the Wild (premiere)
Call of the Wild – what an evocative title! And the two movement titles are just as tantalising:

  1. She stands at the Edge of the Incomprehensible
  2. He Can Worship it Without Believing It

Beethoven | Symphony No. 4
Whatever audiences were expecting after Beethoven’s titanic Eroica symphony, it wasn’t this. The Fourth tiptoes in, woodwinds piping hesitantly over dark cloudy chords, the suspense cranking up unbearably before the music launches into exuberant happiness.

But that simple contrast is just one of many surprises; of all Beethoven’s symphonies, this one’s moods are the most fickle. The gliding second movement is infused at times with the same suspense as the opening of the symphony; the jumpy third movement couldn’t be more different. The symphony ends with a cheerfulness that resolves everything.


Note: Start time TBA


Mozart | Symphony No. 25
The first movement themes make great leaps over a syncopated pulse that creates a sense of breathless excitement, with four horns pitched in their high register adding powerful tension. The second movement centres on a calm dialogue between winds and strings while the courtly third movement gleams as the horns sound their high notes again. The final movement resumes the stormy mood of the opening.

John Psathas | Call of the Wild (premiere)
Call of the Wild – what an evocative title! And the two movement titles are just as tantalising:

  1. She stands at the Edge of the Incomprehensible
  2. He Can Worship it Without Believing It

Beethoven | Symphony No. 4
Whatever audiences were expecting after Beethoven’s titanic Eroica symphony, it wasn’t this. The Fourth tiptoes in, woodwinds piping hesitantly over dark cloudy chords, the suspense cranking up unbearably before the music launches into exuberant happiness.

But that simple contrast is just one of many surprises; of all Beethoven’s symphonies, this one’s moods are the most fickle. The gliding second movement is infused at times with the same suspense as the opening of the symphony; the jumpy third movement couldn’t be more different. The symphony ends with a cheerfulness that resolves everything.


Note: Start time TBA


Mozart | Symphony No. 25
The first movement themes make great leaps over a syncopated pulse that creates a sense of breathless excitement, with four horns pitched in their high register adding powerful tension. The second movement centres on a calm dialogue between winds and strings while the courtly third movement gleams as the horns sound their high notes again. The final movement resumes the stormy mood of the opening.

John Psathas | Call of the Wild (premiere)
Call of the Wild – what an evocative title! And the two movement titles are just as tantalising:

  1. She stands at the Edge of the Incomprehensible
  2. He Can Worship it Without Believing It

Beethoven | Symphony No. 4
Whatever audiences were expecting after Beethoven’s titanic Eroica symphony, it wasn’t this. The Fourth tiptoes in, woodwinds piping hesitantly over dark cloudy chords, the suspense cranking up unbearably before the music launches into exuberant happiness.

But that simple contrast is just one of many surprises; of all Beethoven’s symphonies, this one’s moods are the most fickle. The gliding second movement is infused at times with the same suspense as the opening of the symphony; the jumpy third movement couldn’t be more different. The symphony ends with a cheerfulness that resolves everything.


July 17, 2021 19:00   ·   Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Chamber Music NZ | Liam Wooding (Taihape)

Concert

Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

Douglas Lilburn | Sonata (1939)
Stuart Greenbaum | Remote Connection
Ludwig van Beethoven | Moonlight Sonata
Duke Ellington | Reflections
Claude Debussy | Images (book 1)
John Adams | Phrygian Gates


Originally from Whanganui, Liam Wooding is one of Aotearoa’s leading emerging pianists. Performing and commissioning New Zealand music is central to his musical practice.

As a chamber musician, he has participated in courses and residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada), Skidmore College (USA), and Four Winds (Australia). In 2018 he was the recipient of the Pettman/ROSL Chamber Music Scholarship which will enable him to study and perform in the United Kingdom for one month with The Morton Trio. As part of the Morton Trio, he toured with CMNZ in 2019.

Liam was a prize winner in the National Concerto Competition where he performed with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and he has also featured as a soloist with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

A graduate of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), he is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Waikato where he researches New Zealand piano music.


Additional performances:

July 4th (Gisborne)
July 6th (Bannockburn)
July 10th (Warkworth)
July 13th (Rotorua)
July 17th (Kerikeri)
July 22nd (Whanganui)
July 25th (Wellington)
July 27th (Lower Hutt)
September 10th (Motueka)


Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

Douglas Lilburn | Sonata (1939)
Stuart Greenbaum | Remote Connection
Ludwig van Beethoven | Moonlight Sonata
Duke Ellington | Reflections
Claude Debussy | Images (book 1)
John Adams | Phrygian Gates


Originally from Whanganui, Liam Wooding is one of Aotearoa’s leading emerging pianists. Performing and commissioning New Zealand music is central to his musical practice.

As a chamber musician, he has participated in courses and residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada), Skidmore College (USA), and Four Winds (Australia). In 2018 he was the recipient of the Pettman/ROSL Chamber Music Scholarship which will enable him to study and perform in the United Kingdom for one month with The Morton Trio. As part of the Morton Trio, he toured with CMNZ in 2019.

Liam was a prize winner in the National Concerto Competition where he performed with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and he has also featured as a soloist with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

A graduate of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), he is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Waikato where he researches New Zealand piano music.


Additional performances:

July 4th (Gisborne)
July 6th (Bannockburn)
July 10th (Warkworth)
July 13th (Rotorua)
July 17th (Kerikeri)
July 22nd (Whanganui)
July 25th (Wellington)
July 27th (Lower Hutt)
September 10th (Motueka)


July 21, 2021 19:30   ·   St Davids Presbyterian Church, Taihape

Chamber Music NZ | Liam Wooding (Whanganui)

Concert

Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

Douglas Lilburn | Sonata (1939)
Stuart Greenbaum | Remote Connection
Ludwig van Beethoven | Moonlight Sonata
Duke Ellington | Reflections
Claude Debussy | Images (book 1)
John Adams | Phrygian Gates


Originally from Whanganui, Liam Wooding is one of Aotearoa’s leading emerging pianists. Performing and commissioning New Zealand music is central to his musical practice.

As a chamber musician, he has participated in courses and residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada), Skidmore College (USA), and Four Winds (Australia). In 2018 he was the recipient of the Pettman/ROSL Chamber Music Scholarship which will enable him to study and perform in the United Kingdom for one month with The Morton Trio. As part of the Morton Trio, he toured with CMNZ in 2019.

Liam was a prize winner in the National Concerto Competition where he performed with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and he has also featured as a soloist with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

A graduate of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), he is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Waikato where he researches New Zealand piano music.


Additional performances:

July 4th (Gisborne)
July 6th (Bannockburn)
July 10th (Warkworth)
July 13th (Rotorua)
July 17th (Kerikeri)
July 21st (Taihape)
July 25th (Wellington)
July 27th (Lower Hutt)
September 10th (Motueka)


Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

Douglas Lilburn | Sonata (1939)
Stuart Greenbaum | Remote Connection
Ludwig van Beethoven | Moonlight Sonata
Duke Ellington | Reflections
Claude Debussy | Images (book 1)
John Adams | Phrygian Gates


Originally from Whanganui, Liam Wooding is one of Aotearoa’s leading emerging pianists. Performing and commissioning New Zealand music is central to his musical practice.

As a chamber musician, he has participated in courses and residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada), Skidmore College (USA), and Four Winds (Australia). In 2018 he was the recipient of the Pettman/ROSL Chamber Music Scholarship which will enable him to study and perform in the United Kingdom for one month with The Morton Trio. As part of the Morton Trio, he toured with CMNZ in 2019.

Liam was a prize winner in the National Concerto Competition where he performed with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and he has also featured as a soloist with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

A graduate of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), he is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Waikato where he researches New Zealand piano music.


Additional performances:

July 4th (Gisborne)
July 6th (Bannockburn)
July 10th (Warkworth)
July 13th (Rotorua)
July 17th (Kerikeri)
July 21st (Taihape)
July 25th (Wellington)
July 27th (Lower Hutt)
September 10th (Motueka)


July 22, 2021 19:30   ·   Whanganui War Memorial Centre, Whanganui

Chamber Music NZ | Liam Wooding (Wellington)

Concert

Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

Douglas Lilburn | Sonata (1939)
Stuart Greenbaum | Remote Connection
Ludwig van Beethoven | Moonlight Sonata
Duke Ellington | Reflections
Claude Debussy | Images (book 1)
John Adams | Phrygian Gates


Originally from Whanganui, Liam Wooding is one of Aotearoa’s leading emerging pianists. Performing and commissioning New Zealand music is central to his musical practice.

As a chamber musician, he has participated in courses and residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada), Skidmore College (USA), and Four Winds (Australia). In 2018 he was the recipient of the Pettman/ROSL Chamber Music Scholarship which will enable him to study and perform in the United Kingdom for one month with The Morton Trio. As part of the Morton Trio, he toured with CMNZ in 2019.

Liam was a prize winner in the National Concerto Competition where he performed with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and he has also featured as a soloist with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

A graduate of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), he is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Waikato where he researches New Zealand piano music.


Additional performances:

July 4th (Gisborne)
July 6th (Bannockburn)
July 10th (Warkworth)
July 13th (Rotorua)
July 17th (Kerikeri)
July 21st (Taihape)
July 22nd (Whanganui)
July 27th (Lower Hutt)
September 10th (Motueka)


Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

Douglas Lilburn | Sonata (1939)
Stuart Greenbaum | Remote Connection
Ludwig van Beethoven | Moonlight Sonata
Duke Ellington | Reflections
Claude Debussy | Images (book 1)
John Adams | Phrygian Gates


Originally from Whanganui, Liam Wooding is one of Aotearoa’s leading emerging pianists. Performing and commissioning New Zealand music is central to his musical practice.

As a chamber musician, he has participated in courses and residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada), Skidmore College (USA), and Four Winds (Australia). In 2018 he was the recipient of the Pettman/ROSL Chamber Music Scholarship which will enable him to study and perform in the United Kingdom for one month with The Morton Trio. As part of the Morton Trio, he toured with CMNZ in 2019.

Liam was a prize winner in the National Concerto Competition where he performed with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and he has also featured as a soloist with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

A graduate of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), he is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Waikato where he researches New Zealand piano music.


Additional performances:

July 4th (Gisborne)
July 6th (Bannockburn)
July 10th (Warkworth)
July 13th (Rotorua)
July 17th (Kerikeri)
July 21st (Taihape)
July 22nd (Whanganui)
July 27th (Lower Hutt)
September 10th (Motueka)


July 25, 2021 15:00   ·   St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington

Chamber Music NZ | Liam Wooding (Lower Hutt)

Concert

Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

Douglas Lilburn | Sonata (1939)
Stuart Greenbaum | Remote Connection
Ludwig van Beethoven | Moonlight Sonata
Duke Ellington | Reflections
Claude Debussy | Images (book 1)
John Adams | Phrygian Gates


Originally from Whanganui, Liam Wooding is one of Aotearoa’s leading emerging pianists. Performing and commissioning New Zealand music is central to his musical practice.

As a chamber musician, he has participated in courses and residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada), Skidmore College (USA), and Four Winds (Australia). In 2018 he was the recipient of the Pettman/ROSL Chamber Music Scholarship which will enable him to study and perform in the United Kingdom for one month with The Morton Trio. As part of the Morton Trio, he toured with CMNZ in 2019.

Liam was a prize winner in the National Concerto Competition where he performed with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and he has also featured as a soloist with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

A graduate of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), he is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Waikato where he researches New Zealand piano music.


Additional performances:

July 4th (Gisborne)
July 6th (Bannockburn)
July 10th (Warkworth)
July 13th (Rotorua)
July 17th (Kerikeri)
July 21st (Taihape)
July 22nd (Whanganui)
July 25th (Wellington)
September 10th (Motueka)


Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

Douglas Lilburn | Sonata (1939)
Stuart Greenbaum | Remote Connection
Ludwig van Beethoven | Moonlight Sonata
Duke Ellington | Reflections
Claude Debussy | Images (book 1)
John Adams | Phrygian Gates


Originally from Whanganui, Liam Wooding is one of Aotearoa’s leading emerging pianists. Performing and commissioning New Zealand music is central to his musical practice.

As a chamber musician, he has participated in courses and residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada), Skidmore College (USA), and Four Winds (Australia). In 2018 he was the recipient of the Pettman/ROSL Chamber Music Scholarship which will enable him to study and perform in the United Kingdom for one month with The Morton Trio. As part of the Morton Trio, he toured with CMNZ in 2019.

Liam was a prize winner in the National Concerto Competition where he performed with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and he has also featured as a soloist with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

A graduate of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), he is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Waikato where he researches New Zealand piano music.


Additional performances:

July 4th (Gisborne)
July 6th (Bannockburn)
July 10th (Warkworth)
July 13th (Rotorua)
July 17th (Kerikeri)
July 21st (Taihape)
July 22nd (Whanganui)
July 25th (Wellington)
September 10th (Motueka)


July 27, 2021 19:30   ·   St Mark’s Church, Lower Hutt

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | Mozart Goes to Paris

Concert

Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

Darius Milhaud | La Creation du monde
Philip Dadson | Fax to Paris
Philip Glass | Facades
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Symphony No. 31 (Paris)


At the age of 22, Mozart had arrived in Paris, eager to impress. His 31st symphony did just that with its radical use of the orchestra, brilliant writing and breathtaking finale. The Parisian audiences clearly loved it and Mozart commented to his father that, at the premiere, not only did they applaud between movements to try and encourage encores, but during movements as well.

Philip Dadson, of New Zealand's groundbreaking percussion ensemble From Scratch, was also hoping to capture the attention of Parisians, but for a very different reason. His miniature Fax to Paris was composed in protest at the continuing French nuclear testing in the Pacific during the 1990s.

Frenchman Darius Milhaud on the other hand left Paris behind to explore the jazz halls of 1920s Harlem, New York, where he found inspiration for what became his ballet score La creation du monde.


Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

Darius Milhaud | La Creation du monde
Philip Dadson | Fax to Paris
Philip Glass | Facades
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Symphony No. 31 (Paris)


At the age of 22, Mozart had arrived in Paris, eager to impress. His 31st symphony did just that with its radical use of the orchestra, brilliant writing and breathtaking finale. The Parisian audiences clearly loved it and Mozart commented to his father that, at the premiere, not only did they applaud between movements to try and encourage encores, but during movements as well.

Philip Dadson, of New Zealand's groundbreaking percussion ensemble From Scratch, was also hoping to capture the attention of Parisians, but for a very different reason. His miniature Fax to Paris was composed in protest at the continuing French nuclear testing in the Pacific during the 1990s.

Frenchman Darius Milhaud on the other hand left Paris behind to explore the jazz halls of 1920s Harlem, New York, where he found inspiration for what became his ballet score La creation du monde.


Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

Darius Milhaud | La Creation du monde
Philip Dadson | Fax to Paris
Philip Glass | Facades
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Symphony No. 31 (Paris)


At the age of 22, Mozart had arrived in Paris, eager to impress. His 31st symphony did just that with its radical use of the orchestra, brilliant writing and breathtaking finale. The Parisian audiences clearly loved it and Mozart commented to his father that, at the premiere, not only did they applaud between movements to try and encourage encores, but during movements as well.

Philip Dadson, of New Zealand's groundbreaking percussion ensemble From Scratch, was also hoping to capture the attention of Parisians, but for a very different reason. His miniature Fax to Paris was composed in protest at the continuing French nuclear testing in the Pacific during the 1990s.

Frenchman Darius Milhaud on the other hand left Paris behind to explore the jazz halls of 1920s Harlem, New York, where he found inspiration for what became his ballet score La creation du monde.


July 31, 2021 19:00   ·   The Piano, Christchurch

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (Napier)

Concert

Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


August 01, 2021 17:00   ·   MTG Century Theatre, Napier

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Wanaka)

Concert

Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


August 02, 2021 19:30   ·   Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (Hamilton)

Concert

Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


August 02, 2021 19:30   ·   Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (Auckland)

Concert

Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


August 03, 2021 19:30   ·   Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Arrowtown)

Concert

Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


August 04, 2021 18:00   ·   Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall, Arrowtown

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Bannockburn)

Concert

Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


August 05, 2021 19:00   ·   Coronation Hall, Bannockburn

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Gisborne)

Concert

Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


August 07, 2021 15:00   ·   Tiromoana, Gisborne

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Wakatāne)

Concert

Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


August 08, 2021 16:00   ·   St George & St John Anglican Church, Whakatāne

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Rangiora)

Concert

Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


August 11, 2021 19:30   ·   The Chamber Gallery, Rangiora Library, Rangiora

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Christchurch)

Concert

Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


August 12, 2021 19:30   ·   The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, Christchurch

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Warkworth)

Concert

Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


August 14, 2021 16:00   ·   Warkworth Town Hall, Warkworth

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | Crouching Tiger

Concert

Ashley Brown | cello
Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

Eve De Castro-Robinson | Len Dances
Tan Dun | Crouching Tiger Concerto for cello and orchestra
Claude Debussy | La mer


Based on his Oscar-winning score for Ang Lee's film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tan Dun's Crouching Tiger Concerto was originally written for and premiered by Yo-Yo Ma. The concerto continues Tan's exploration of the meeting of cultures of East and West and conjures exotic landscapes brought to life by NZ Trio's captivating cellist, Ashley Brown.

Debussy held vivid memories of his childhood summers beside the sea. His fascination with light on the water and the play of the wind and waves are skillfully captured in his enchanting orchestral seascape, La mer.

Eve de Castro-Robinson's Len Dances are a colourful and quirky tribute to New Zealand artist and kinetic sculptor, Len Lye.


Ashley Brown | cello
Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

Eve De Castro-Robinson | Len Dances
Tan Dun | Crouching Tiger Concerto for cello and orchestra
Claude Debussy | La mer


Based on his Oscar-winning score for Ang Lee's film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tan Dun's Crouching Tiger Concerto was originally written for and premiered by Yo-Yo Ma. The concerto continues Tan's exploration of the meeting of cultures of East and West and conjures exotic landscapes brought to life by NZ Trio's captivating cellist, Ashley Brown.

Debussy held vivid memories of his childhood summers beside the sea. His fascination with light on the water and the play of the wind and waves are skillfully captured in his enchanting orchestral seascape, La mer.

Eve de Castro-Robinson's Len Dances are a colourful and quirky tribute to New Zealand artist and kinetic sculptor, Len Lye.


Ashley Brown | cello
Benjamin Northey | conductor


Programme:

Eve De Castro-Robinson | Len Dances
Tan Dun | Crouching Tiger Concerto for cello and orchestra
Claude Debussy | La mer


Based on his Oscar-winning score for Ang Lee's film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tan Dun's Crouching Tiger Concerto was originally written for and premiered by Yo-Yo Ma. The concerto continues Tan's exploration of the meeting of cultures of East and West and conjures exotic landscapes brought to life by NZ Trio's captivating cellist, Ashley Brown.

Debussy held vivid memories of his childhood summers beside the sea. His fascination with light on the water and the play of the wind and waves are skillfully captured in his enchanting orchestral seascape, La mer.

Eve de Castro-Robinson's Len Dances are a colourful and quirky tribute to New Zealand artist and kinetic sculptor, Len Lye.


August 14, 2021 19:30   ·   Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Wellington)

Concert

Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


August 15, 2021 15:00   ·   St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Upper Hutt)

Concert

Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


August 16, 2021 19:30   ·   Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre, Upper Hutt

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (Nelson)

Concert

Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


August 18, 2021 19:30   ·   Nelson Centre for Musical Arts, Nelson

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Motueka)

Concert

Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 21st (Kerikeri)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


August 19, 2021 19:30   ·   Chanel Arts Centre, Motueka

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (Christchurch)

Concert

Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


August 19, 2021 19:30   ·   The Piano, Christchurch

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (Dunedin)

Concert

Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


August 20, 2021 19:30   ·   Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Kerikeri)

Concert

Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 22nd (Whangārei)


August 21, 2021 16:00   ·   Turner Centre, Kerikeri

Chamber Music NZ | Les Voisins (Whangārei)

Concert

Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)


Justine Cormack | violin
James Bush | cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis | theorbo & guitars


Programme:

Robert de Visée | Chaconne in G Major (Solo Theorbo)
Jean Marie Leclair | Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1 in E minor
Robert de Visée | Prelude/Les Silvains des Mr. Couperin (Solo Theorbo)
Marin Marais | Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Alex Taylor | Ordre (new commission for Violin, Cello and Theorbo)
Maurice Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Cello
Allégro, Très vif, Lent, Vif
Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France
Django Reinhardt | Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Minor Swing, Daphne


A classical trio of violin, cello and theorbo/guitars, traversing the music of France. From the tender kernel of the French Baroque, through the vibrant colours of impressionism, and into the swinging jazz Hot Club de France — with a New Zealand composer’s own response — the music of France throughout the centuries has always been an emotional language of tenderness, colour and verve.

Les Voisins (translated, Neighbours) is a coming together of worlds, neighbours and friends. Violinist Justine Cormack and cellist James Bush grew up next door to each other in Christchurch and have remained close friends throughout their diverse careers: Justine nurturing and promoting the best of New Zealand music through her performances with NZTrio; James pursuing the freedom and energy of baroque performance practice with many of Europe’s top baroque groups. While performing, James met the Australian lutenist and guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis—a sought-after theorbist who exudes musicality, warmth and positivity.

This journey begins with theorbo alone on stage. The music then unfolds as the violin and cello join to explore layers of the rich and intensely emotional world of the French baroque. This world will be New Zealand composer Alex Taylor’s source of inspiration for a new work—no doubt adding a fresh and quirky perspective.

Maurice Ravel’s unique voice is gloriously expressed in his Sonata for Violin and Cello, opening the door into the colour and vitality of French impressionism. This leads effortlessly to the Hot Club de France, offering a tribute to the irresistible swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the grandfather of jazz violin, Stephane Grappelli.


Additional performances:

August 2nd (Wanaka)
August 4th (Arrowtown)
August 5th (Bannockburn)
August 7th (Gisborne)
August 8th (Whakatāne)
August 11th (Rangiora)
August 12th (Christchurch)
August 14th (Warkworth)
August 15th (Wellington)
August 16th (Upper Hutt)
August 19th (Motueka)
August 21st (Kerikeri)


August 22, 2021 14:30   ·   Old Library Building Arts Centre, Whangārei

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (Invercargill)

Concert

Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


August 22, 2021 17:00   ·   Civic Theatre, Invercargill

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (Wellington)

Concert

Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 25th (Palmerston North)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


August 24, 2021 19:30   ·   Public Trust Hall, Wellington

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (Palmerston North)

Concert

Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 27th (New Plymouth)


August 25, 2021 19:30   ·   The Globe, Palmerston North

Chamber Music NZ | Fantasy & Romance (New Plymouth)

Concert

Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)


Melanie Lançon | flute
Bede Hanley | oboe
Stephen De Pledge | piano


Programme:

Gaubert
Tarentelle

Schumann
Three Romances, op 94

Clara Wieck-Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebeszauber

Schumann
Abegg Variations, op 1

Glen Downie
new work (world premiere)

Fauré
Après un rêve
Mandoline
Fantasie, op 79
Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, op 36

Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano


Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano.

Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights of freedom, fantasy and romance.


Additional performances:

August 1st (Napier)
August 2nd (Hamilton)
August 3rd (Auckland)
August 18th (Nelson)
August 19th (Christchurch)
August 20th (Dunedin)
August 22nd (Invercargill)
August 24th (Wellington)
August 25th (Palmerston North)


August 27, 2021 19:30   ·   4th Wall Theatre, New Plymouth

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra | Symphonic Dances

Concert

Gemma New | conductor
Andrew Beer | violin

Debussy (orch. Büsser) | Printemps
Gillian Whitehead | New work (world premiere)
Rachmaninov | Symphonic Dances


A new work from Dame Gillian Whitehead is something to look forward to, and it being a showpiece created especially for APO Concertmaster Andrew Beer is very exciting. As is the return of Gemma New, one of New Zealand’s most successful conductors.

Debussy’s delicious music of springtime has a curious history. The original score, a student work, was lost, and he had to have his colleague Henri Büsser reorchestrate it many years later.

The Symphonic Dances was Rachmaninov’s last piece. It’s an orchestral tour de force – darkly glittering, exhilarating, and above all permeated with the very soul of Russia, it’s a summation of his life and music.


Gemma New | conductor
Andrew Beer | violin

Debussy (orch. Büsser) | Printemps
Gillian Whitehead | New work (world premiere)
Rachmaninov | Symphonic Dances


A new work from Dame Gillian Whitehead is something to look forward to, and it being a showpiece created especially for APO Concertmaster Andrew Beer is very exciting. As is the return of Gemma New, one of New Zealand’s most successful conductors.

Debussy’s delicious music of springtime has a curious history. The original score, a student work, was lost, and he had to have his colleague Henri Büsser reorchestrate it many years later.

The Symphonic Dances was Rachmaninov’s last piece. It’s an orchestral tour de force – darkly glittering, exhilarating, and above all permeated with the very soul of Russia, it’s a summation of his life and music.


Gemma New | conductor
Andrew Beer | violin

Debussy (orch. Büsser) | Printemps
Gillian Whitehead | New work (world premiere)
Rachmaninov | Symphonic Dances


A new work from Dame Gillian Whitehead is something to look forward to, and it being a showpiece created especially for APO Concertmaster Andrew Beer is very exciting. As is the return of Gemma New, one of New Zealand’s most successful conductors.

Debussy’s delicious music of springtime has a curious history. The original score, a student work, was lost, and he had to have his colleague Henri Büsser reorchestrate it many years later.

The Symphonic Dances was Rachmaninov’s last piece. It’s an orchestral tour de force – darkly glittering, exhilarating, and above all permeated with the very soul of Russia, it’s a summation of his life and music.


September 02, 2021 20:00   ·   Auckland Town Hall

NZTrio | Dramatic Skies: Cumulus (Auckland Town Hall)

Concert

Additional performances:

October 10th (Greytown)


Grieg | Andante Con Moto in C minor
Schifrin | Hommage a Ravel
Jenny McLeod | Clouds (new commission)
Alex Taylor | burlesques mécaniques – ten miniatures for piano trio
Smetana | Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15


Cumulus maps a dramatic voyage, from deep melancholy touched with hints of hope in the Grieg, through a quirky reflection of Ravel’s life and music from Schifrin’s unique point of view, and deep into Smetana’s mournful response to the death of his daughter.

These billowing global masterpieces come to surround and embrace the eminent locals at the heart of the programme – two edgy works by Kiwi composers at the peak of creativity: a rediscovery of Alex Taylor’s remarkable set of rugged miniatures burlesques mécaniques, and the premiere of a mist-covered new work from Jenny McLeod.


Additional performances:

October 10th (Greytown)


Grieg | Andante Con Moto in C minor
Schifrin | Hommage a Ravel
Jenny McLeod | Clouds (new commission)
Alex Taylor | burlesques mécaniques – ten miniatures for piano trio
Smetana | Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15


Cumulus maps a dramatic voyage, from deep melancholy touched with hints of hope in the Grieg, through a quirky reflection of Ravel’s life and music from Schifrin’s unique point of view, and deep into Smetana’s mournful response to the death of his daughter.

These billowing global masterpieces come to surround and embrace the eminent locals at the heart of the programme – two edgy works by Kiwi composers at the peak of creativity: a rediscovery of Alex Taylor’s remarkable set of rugged miniatures burlesques mécaniques, and the premiere of a mist-covered new work from Jenny McLeod.


Additional performances:

October 10th (Greytown)


Grieg | Andante Con Moto in C minor
Schifrin | Hommage a Ravel
Jenny McLeod | Clouds (new commission)
Alex Taylor | burlesques mécaniques – ten miniatures for piano trio
Smetana | Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15


Cumulus maps a dramatic voyage, from deep melancholy touched with hints of hope in the Grieg, through a quirky reflection of Ravel’s life and music from Schifrin’s unique point of view, and deep into Smetana’s mournful response to the death of his daughter.

These billowing global masterpieces come to surround and embrace the eminent locals at the heart of the programme – two edgy works by Kiwi composers at the peak of creativity: a rediscovery of Alex Taylor’s remarkable set of rugged miniatures burlesques mécaniques, and the premiere of a mist-covered new work from Jenny McLeod.


September 05, 2021 17:00   ·   Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

Chamber Music NZ | Liam Wooding (Motueka)

Concert

Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

Douglas Lilburn | Sonata (1939)
Stuart Greenbaum | Remote Connection
Ludwig van Beethoven | Moonlight Sonata
Duke Ellington | Reflections
Claude Debussy | Images (book 1)
John Adams | Phrygian Gates


Originally from Whanganui, Liam Wooding is one of Aotearoa’s leading emerging pianists. Performing and commissioning New Zealand music is central to his musical practice.

As a chamber musician, he has participated in courses and residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada), Skidmore College (USA), and Four Winds (Australia). In 2018 he was the recipient of the Pettman/ROSL Chamber Music Scholarship which will enable him to study and perform in the United Kingdom for one month with The Morton Trio. As part of the Morton Trio, he toured with CMNZ in 2019.

Liam was a prize winner in the National Concerto Competition where he performed with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and he has also featured as a soloist with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

A graduate of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), he is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Waikato where he researches New Zealand piano music.


Additional performances:

July 4th (Gisborne)
July 6th (Bannockburn)
July 10th (Warkworth)
July 13th (Rotorua)
July 17th (Kerikeri)
July 21st (Taihape)
July 22nd (Whanganui)
July 25th (Wellington)
July 27th (Lower Hutt)


Liam Wooding | piano


Programme:

Douglas Lilburn | Sonata (1939)
Stuart Greenbaum | Remote Connection
Ludwig van Beethoven | Moonlight Sonata
Duke Ellington | Reflections
Claude Debussy | Images (book 1)
John Adams | Phrygian Gates


Originally from Whanganui, Liam Wooding is one of Aotearoa’s leading emerging pianists. Performing and commissioning New Zealand music is central to his musical practice.

As a chamber musician, he has participated in courses and residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada), Skidmore College (USA), and Four Winds (Australia). In 2018 he was the recipient of the Pettman/ROSL Chamber Music Scholarship which will enable him to study and perform in the United Kingdom for one month with The Morton Trio. As part of the Morton Trio, he toured with CMNZ in 2019.

Liam was a prize winner in the National Concerto Competition where he performed with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and he has also featured as a soloist with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

A graduate of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), he is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Waikato where he researches New Zealand piano music.


Additional performances:

July 4th (Gisborne)
July 6th (Bannockburn)
July 10th (Warkworth)
July 13th (Rotorua)
July 17th (Kerikeri)
July 21st (Taihape)
July 22nd (Whanganui)
July 25th (Wellington)
July 27th (Lower Hutt)


September 10, 2021 19:30   ·   Chanel Arts Centre, Motueka

Chamber Music NZ | The Noveltones (Whangārei)

Concert

Jasmine Lovell-Smith | soprano saxophone
Blair Latham | bass clarinet
Tristan Carter | violin
Tom Callwood | double bass


Programme:

A minute set of music composed by the members of the group.


The Noveltones are an improvising chamber jazz quartet based in Wellington, featuring the unexpected instrumentation of violin, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet and double bass.

With a sound that is melodious, beguiling and sometimes startling, the Noveltones fuse spontaneous improvisation with the lush sonorities of chamber music. The balance of carefully designed sonic architecture and free-form textural explorations combining the individual strengths of these members of Wellington’s jazz, composition, experimental and world music scenes.


Additional performances:

September 25th (Te Awamutu)
October 4th (Bannockburn)


Jasmine Lovell-Smith | soprano saxophone
Blair Latham | bass clarinet
Tristan Carter | violin
Tom Callwood | double bass


Programme:

A minute set of music composed by the members of the group.


The Noveltones are an improvising chamber jazz quartet based in Wellington, featuring the unexpected instrumentation of violin, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet and double bass.

With a sound that is melodious, beguiling and sometimes startling, the Noveltones fuse spontaneous improvisation with the lush sonorities of chamber music. The balance of carefully designed sonic architecture and free-form textural explorations combining the individual strengths of these members of Wellington’s jazz, composition, experimental and world music scenes.


Additional performances:

September 25th (Te Awamutu)
October 4th (Bannockburn)


September 24, 2021 19:30   ·   St John’s Church, Whangārei

Chamber Music NZ | The Noveltones (Te Awamutu)

Concert

Jasmine Lovell-Smith | soprano saxophone
Blair Latham | bass clarinet
Tristan Carter | violin
Tom Callwood | double bass


Programme:

A minute set of music composed by the members of the group.


The Noveltones are an improvising chamber jazz quartet based in Wellington, featuring the unexpected instrumentation of violin, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet and double bass.

With a sound that is melodious, beguiling and sometimes startling, the Noveltones fuse spontaneous improvisation with the lush sonorities of chamber music. The balance of carefully designed sonic architecture and free-form textural explorations combining the individual strengths of these members of Wellington’s jazz, composition, experimental and world music scenes.


Additional performances:

September 24th (Whangārei)
October 4th (Bannockburn)


Jasmine Lovell-Smith | soprano saxophone
Blair Latham | bass clarinet
Tristan Carter | violin
Tom Callwood | double bass


Programme:

A minute set of music composed by the members of the group.


The Noveltones are an improvising chamber jazz quartet based in Wellington, featuring the unexpected instrumentation of violin, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet and double bass.

With a sound that is melodious, beguiling and sometimes startling, the Noveltones fuse spontaneous improvisation with the lush sonorities of chamber music. The balance of carefully designed sonic architecture and free-form textural explorations combining the individual strengths of these members of Wellington’s jazz, composition, experimental and world music scenes.


Additional performances:

September 24th (Whangārei)
October 4th (Bannockburn)


September 25, 2021 14:00   ·   The Methodist Church, Te Awamutu

Chamber Music NZ | The Noveltones (Bannockburn)

Concert

Jasmine Lovell-Smith | soprano saxophone
Blair Latham | bass clarinet
Tristan Carter | violin
Tom Callwood | double bass


Programme:

A minute set of music composed by the members of the group.


The Noveltones are an improvising chamber jazz quartet based in Wellington, featuring the unexpected instrumentation of violin, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet and double bass.

With a sound that is melodious, beguiling and sometimes startling, the Noveltones fuse spontaneous improvisation with the lush sonorities of chamber music. The balance of carefully designed sonic architecture and free-form textural explorations combining the individual strengths of these members of Wellington’s jazz, composition, experimental and world music scenes.


Additional performances:

September 24th (Whangārei)
September 25th (Te Awamutu)


Jasmine Lovell-Smith | soprano saxophone
Blair Latham | bass clarinet
Tristan Carter | violin
Tom Callwood | double bass


Programme:

A minute set of music composed by the members of the group.


The Noveltones are an improvising chamber jazz quartet based in Wellington, featuring the unexpected instrumentation of violin, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet and double bass.

With a sound that is melodious, beguiling and sometimes startling, the Noveltones fuse spontaneous improvisation with the lush sonorities of chamber music. The balance of carefully designed sonic architecture and free-form textural explorations combining the individual strengths of these members of Wellington’s jazz, composition, experimental and world music scenes.


Additional performances:

September 24th (Whangārei)
September 25th (Te Awamutu)


October 04, 2021 19:00   ·   Coronation Hall, Bannockburn

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Rotorua)

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 6th (Bannockburn)
October 7th (Wanaka)
October 9th (Kerikeri)
October 13th (Lower Hutt)
October 15th (Whanganui)
October 17th (Warkworth)


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 6th (Bannockburn)
October 7th (Wanaka)
October 9th (Kerikeri)
October 13th (Lower Hutt)
October 15th (Whanganui)
October 17th (Warkworth)


October 04, 2021 19:00   ·   Harvest Church, Rotorua

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Bannockburn)

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 7th (Wanaka)
October 9th (Kerikeri)
October 13th (Lower Hutt)
October 15th (Whanganui)
October 17th (Warkworth)


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 7th (Wanaka)
October 9th (Kerikeri)
October 13th (Lower Hutt)
October 15th (Whanganui)
October 17th (Warkworth)


October 06, 2021 19:00   ·   Coronation Hall, Bannockburn

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Wanaka)

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 9th (Kerikeri)
October 13th (Lower Hutt)
October 15th (Whanganui)
October 17th (Warkworth)


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 9th (Kerikeri)
October 13th (Lower Hutt)
October 15th (Whanganui)
October 17th (Warkworth)


October 07, 2021 19:30   ·   Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Kerikeri)

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 13th (Lower Hutt)
October 15th (Whanganui)
October 17th (Warkworth)


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 13th (Lower Hutt)
October 15th (Whanganui)
October 17th (Warkworth)


October 09, 2021 16:00   ·   Turner Centre, Kerikeri

NZTrio | Dramatic Skies: Cumulus (Greytown)

Concert

Additional performances:

September 5th (Auckland)


Grieg | Andante Con Moto in C minor
Schifrin | Hommage a Ravel
Jenny McLeod | Clouds (new commission)
Alex Taylor | burlesques mécaniques – ten miniatures for piano trio
Smetana | Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15


Cumulus maps a dramatic voyage, from deep melancholy touched with hints of hope in the Grieg, through a quirky reflection of Ravel’s life and music from Schifrin’s unique point of view, and deep into Smetana’s mournful response to the death of his daughter.

These billowing global masterpieces come to surround and embrace the eminent locals at the heart of the programme – two edgy works by Kiwi composers at the peak of creativity: a rediscovery of Alex Taylor’s remarkable set of rugged miniatures burlesques mécaniques, and the premiere of a mist-covered new work from Jenny McLeod.


Additional performances:

September 5th (Auckland)


Grieg | Andante Con Moto in C minor
Schifrin | Hommage a Ravel
Jenny McLeod | Clouds (new commission)
Alex Taylor | burlesques mécaniques – ten miniatures for piano trio
Smetana | Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15


Cumulus maps a dramatic voyage, from deep melancholy touched with hints of hope in the Grieg, through a quirky reflection of Ravel’s life and music from Schifrin’s unique point of view, and deep into Smetana’s mournful response to the death of his daughter.

These billowing global masterpieces come to surround and embrace the eminent locals at the heart of the programme – two edgy works by Kiwi composers at the peak of creativity: a rediscovery of Alex Taylor’s remarkable set of rugged miniatures burlesques mécaniques, and the premiere of a mist-covered new work from Jenny McLeod.


Additional performances:

September 5th (Auckland)


Grieg | Andante Con Moto in C minor
Schifrin | Hommage a Ravel
Jenny McLeod | Clouds (new commission)
Alex Taylor | burlesques mécaniques – ten miniatures for piano trio
Smetana | Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15


Cumulus maps a dramatic voyage, from deep melancholy touched with hints of hope in the Grieg, through a quirky reflection of Ravel’s life and music from Schifrin’s unique point of view, and deep into Smetana’s mournful response to the death of his daughter.

These billowing global masterpieces come to surround and embrace the eminent locals at the heart of the programme – two edgy works by Kiwi composers at the peak of creativity: a rediscovery of Alex Taylor’s remarkable set of rugged miniatures burlesques mécaniques, and the premiere of a mist-covered new work from Jenny McLeod.


October 10, 2021 16:00   ·   Greytown Music Group

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Lower Hutt)

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 15th (Whanganui)
October 17th (Warkworth)


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 15th (Whanganui)
October 17th (Warkworth)


October 13, 2021 19:30   ·   St Mark’s Church, Lower Hutt

Chamber Music NZ | Silver. Stone. Wood. Bone. (New Plymouth)

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 18th (Nelson)
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 18th (Nelson)
October 21st (Napier)
November 3rd (Christchurch)
November 5th (Wellington)
November 13th (Auckland)


October 15, 2021 19:30   ·   Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth

Chamber Music NZ | Ghost Trio (Whanganui)

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 17th (Warkworth)


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 17th (Warkworth)


October 15, 2021 19:30   ·   Prince Edward Auditorium, Whanganui

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

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

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra | Community Classics West: Ao Tūroa

Concert

How can music represent the natural world around us? Can you make the call of the kiwi on a contrabassoon?

Community Classics in 2021 is inspired by New Zealand. We will explore Ao Tūroa the natural world of Aotearoa including exciting new works inspired by New Zealand’s flora and fauna from composers Ryan Youens and Chris Adams written with this I mind. With music from Disney’s Moana and Ladyhawke’s hit song River there will be something for all the whānau.

How can music represent the natural world around us? Can you make the call of the kiwi on a contrabassoon?

Community Classics in 2021 is inspired by New Zealand. We will explore Ao Tūroa the natural world of Aotearoa including exciting new works inspired by New Zealand’s flora and fauna from composers Ryan Youens and Chris Adams written with this I mind. With music from Disney’s Moana and Ladyhawke’s hit song River there will be something for all the whānau.

How can music represent the natural world around us? Can you make the call of the kiwi on a contrabassoon?

Community Classics in 2021 is inspired by New Zealand. We will explore Ao Tūroa the natural world of Aotearoa including exciting new works inspired by New Zealand’s flora and fauna from composers Ryan Youens and Chris Adams written with this I mind. With music from Disney’s Moana and Ladyhawke’s hit song River there will be something for all the whānau.

November 06, 2021 15:00   ·   The Trusts Arena, Henderson

NZTrio | Dramatic Skies: Cirrus (Auckland South)

Concert

Additional performances:

December 15th (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:

December 15th (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:

December 15th (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

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

NZTrio | Dramatic Skies: Cirrus (Auckland Town Hall)

Concert

Additional performances:

November 6th (Nathan Homestead, Auckland)


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 (Nathan Homestead, Auckland)


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 (Nathan Homestead, Auckland)


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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