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NZSO under Venezuelan conductor triumphs with essential German and Russian masterpieces

By , 27/06/2014
A couple of highly promising young musicians whose existence have so far escaped my attention appeared with the NZSO on Friday.  Rafael Payare is the product of Venezuela’s Sistema musical organisation that involves young people seriously in classical music, and has already given rise to one of the most illustrious young conductors, Gustavo Dudamel. Payare is obviously following a similar path. He is married to Alisa Weilerstein, the cello soloist... read more

The lyrical and the spectacular from Thomas Gaynor at TGIF Cathedral lunchtime recital

By , 27/06/2014
This year is the 50th anniversary of the dedication of Wellington’s Anglican Cathedral, and so the concerts staged this year celebrate that. This particular recital was apparently organised by the late John Morrison, who, among many activities that helped the arts, particularly music, to flourish in Wellington, was chairman of the Wellington branch of the New Zealand Wagner Society. Your reviewer, as a member of the society, wants to record... read more

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