Supported by generous help from the Turnovsky Endowment Trust

Baroque guitarist Hopkinson Smith reveals a little known era of Spanish music in exquisite recital

By , 24/02/2014
This was Hopkinson Smith’s second performance in Wellington; the previous day he had played at Pataka, the museum and cultural centre in Porirua. I gather there was a full house, and a highly appreciative one. His rather memorable name has been around for many decades: I confess to thinking he was English (he was born in New York, was educated at Harvard, and long resident in Switzerland) and so there were... read more

Beethoven blazes to the front of the NZSO’s ‘Five by Five’ symphony series

By , 24/02/2014
Day One of the five concerts devoted to the great fifth symphonies by five great composers opened with a performance that promised a splendidly successful enterprise across the span of the Festival. It was hard to guess the kind of audience that might buy tickets for a concert at a different time and in a different format from usual. However, the auditorium was reasonably well filled with an audience that... read more

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