magazine (London) of the New Zealand School of Music
’s production of Il Corsaro
in July, I wrote not only that was it the New Zealand premiere but surmised that it was probably the Australian premiere too.
Browsing for something else I have come across a listing of earlier performances of Il Corsaro
in Australia, by the small Melbourne City Opera
– in November... read more
In the review I sent to
Professor Elizabeth Hudson has stepped down from her role as the inaugural Director of Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music.
The School was launched in 2006 as a joint venture between Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington, and has become a leader in tertiary music study. On behalf of the NZSM Board of Directors, the Hon Steve Maharey, Vice-Chancellor of Massey University, and Victoria Vice-Chancellor Professor Pat Walsh thanked... read more
May 29 Paul Rosoman – organ
June 5 NZSM Guitars
June 12 David Trott - organ
June 19 Megan Corby - VoxBox vocal group
June 26 TBA
July 3 Capital Harmony Chorus
July 10 City Jazz
July 17 Carolyn Mills - Harp
July 24 Duo Tapas – guitar and violin
July 31 NZSM Woodwind
August 7 Valerie Rigg & Richard Mapp – violin & piano
August 14 Klezmer...
In the review of the second Brahms concert from the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Rosemary included a few paragraphs about Christopher Doig who had died that morning. The concert master had dedicated the concert to his memory.
Concertmaster Vessa-Matti Lepännen spoke to the audience before the conductor entered, dedicating the evening’s concert to the memory of Christopher Doig, who had died that morning. Among his many, many roles in... read more
I found the TV film on the NZSO’s 2010 Europe tour a total embarrassment.
Some may think that the only way to make a watchable documentary is to lace it with
sex and crudeness. I differ.
Today’s permissive climate, when it isn’t cool to harbour behaviour standards known in
former times as decent, cultivated or civilized, makes it hard for anyone to... read more