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Live performances: orchestral, choral, instrumental, chamber music and opera

2018

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by concert master Vesa-Matti Leppänen
Back to Bach
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046
Locatelli; Concerto Grosso in E flat major, Op. 7 No. 6, Il Pianto D’arianna
Rameau:  Suite from Dardanus
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048 and Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: II. Air
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Friday 2 February, 7:30 pm

NZSO National Youth Orchestra conducted by Guy Noble
Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 (with cellist Matthias Balzat)
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 3 February, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hamish McKeich
Summer Pops
: Music from the movies
Programme includes the music of Vangelis (Chariots of Fire), John Williams (Star Wars, Jurassic Park and Schindler’s List), Alan Silvestri (Back to the Future) and Bill Conti (Rocky), Max Steiner (Casablanca), Danny Elfman (Spider-Man)
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 9 February, 6:30 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Martin Risely (violin) plays J S Bach’s violin partitas and sonatas
St Andrew’s  on The Terrace
Wednesday 14 February, 12:15 pm

Waikanae Music Society
Michael Houstoun (piano)
Bach: English Suite No 2
Chopin: Four Ballades
Mozart: Sonata No 8 in A minor, K 310
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 18 February, 2:30 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Laura Barton (violin), Daniel Smith (piano) and Lian Wooding (cello)
Brahms: Piano Trio No 2 in C, Op 87
Psathas: Island Songs
St Andrew’s  on The Terrace
Wednesday 21 February, 12:15 pm

New Zealand Festival
Jordi Savall with Hesperion XXI, and Tembembe Ensamble Continuo 

Folies Antiguas y Criollas: From the Ancient World to the New World
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 24 February, 7:30 pm 

New Zealand Festival: Chamber Music Series at St Mary of the Angels
Stephen de Pledge – A New Zealand Partita
Bach’s Partita No 3 in A minor, BWV 827
Pieces inspired by Bach’s Partita No 3 by seven New Zealand composers
St Mary of the Angels
Tuesday 27 February, 6 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Jonathan Berkahn and friends
The Daughters of Invention: music based on the thematic material of Bach’s Two-part Inventions
St Andrew’s  on The Terrace
Wednesday 28 February, 12:15 pm

New Zealand Festival: Chamber Music Series at St Mary of the Angels
Orava Quartet
“Romance and Revolution”
String quartets including Haydn’s ‘Joke’ quartet (Op 33 No 2)
Mendelssohn: No 2 in A minor, Op 13
Shostakovich’s 8th quartet
St Mary of the Angels
Thursday 1 March, 6 pm 

Symphony at the Park
Orchestra Wellington and Sol3Mio (Pene Pati, Amitai Pati, Moses Mackay)
A mix of opera, contemporary and show tunes, ending with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, complete with live cannons and a fireworks display
Jerry Collins Stadium, Porirua Park
Saturday 3 March, 6 pm

New Zealand Festival: Chamber Music Series at St Mary of the Angels
New Zealand String Quartet and Rob Thorne (taonga puoro)

Te Ao Houi – This new world
Music by Thorne: Tomokanga
Gillian Whitehead, Gareth Farr and Salina Fisher`
St Mary of the Angels
Tuesday 6 March, 6 pm 

New Zealand Festival: Chamber Music Series at St Mary of the Angels
Distances: Dylan Lardelli, the Miyata-Yoshimura-Suzuki Trio
and soloists from Ensemble Musikfabrik
Composition by composers from Germany, Japan and New Zealand: Samuel Holloway, Chris Gendall and Dylan Lardelli
“Music of the 21st century interwoven with ancient works”
St Mary of the Angels
Friday 9 March, 6 pm 

New Zealand Festival
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hamish McKeich
Music of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope by John Williams, in a live screening of the original film. “Arguably the greatest film score of all time”
TSB Bank Arena
Saturday 10 March (at 7 pm) and Sunday 11 March (at 1:30 pm)

New Zealand Festival 
The King’s Singers and Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir (celebrating the choir’s 20th anniversary)
Including music by Bob Chilcott, Leonie Holmes, Nico Muhly and others
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 10 March, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Festival: Chamber Music Series at St Mary of the Angels
Distances: Dylan Lardelli, the Miyata-Yoshimura-Suzuki Trio 
and soloists from Ensemble Musikfabrik
Composition by Composers from Germany, Japan and New Zealand: Samuel Holloway, Chris Gendall and Dylan Lardelli
“Music of the 21st century interwoven with ancient works”
St Mary of the Angels
Friday 9 March, 6 pm 

New Zealand Festival: Chamber Music Series at St Mary of the Angels
“Fields of Poppies”

Paul Rosoman (organ) and Monarch Brass Collective, including percussion
Music by Bach, Brahms, Widor (Salvum fac), Vierne and others
St Mary of the Angels
Thursday 15 March, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Festival
Ballet Mécanique

Stroma and pianists Sarah Watkins and Stephen de Pledge
“A brave new world of mechatronic music where self-playing instruments rule”
George Anthiel’s 1925 Ballet Mécanique
Steve Reich: Drumming Part I and Piano Pieces
works by Bridget Johnson, David Downes and Michael Norris
The Hannah Playhouse
Friday 16 and Saturday 17, 7 pm 

New Zealand Festival and Chamber Music New Zealand
Anderson and Roe – piano duo
Bernstein/Anderson and Roe: Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs
John Adams: Hallelujah Junction
Anderson and Roe: Hallelujah Variations (Variations on a Theme by Leonard Cohen)
Beatles/ Anderson and Roe: Let It Be
Bernstein/ Anderson and Roe: West Side Story Suite
Gluck/ Anderson and Roe: Ballet from Orphée et Eurydice
Bizet/Anderson and Roe: Carmen Fantasy
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 17 March, 7:30 pm

Waikanae Music Society
New Zealand String Quartet

String quartets
Beethoven: in E flat, Op 127
Schubert: in C minor, ‘Quartettsatz’
Debussy: in G minor
String Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 25 March, 2:30 pm

Chamber Music Hutt Valley 
Mazzoli Trio: Shauno Isomura (violin), Julie Park (viola), Sally Kim (piano) 
Anthony Ritchie: Spring String Trio
Schubert: String Trio in B flat, D 471
Françaix: String Trio
Haydn: String Trio in G, Op 53/1
Missy Mazzoli: ‘Lies you can believe in’ (2006)
Lower Hutt Little Theatre
Monday 26 March, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edo de Waart
Mozart and Mahler 
Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos in E flat, K.365 (piano duo Christina and Michelle Naughton)
Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 6 Apr, 6:30 pm

Chamber Music Hutt Valley 
Michael Houstoun (piano) 
Chopin: Impromtus Opp. 29, 36 and 51 and Fantasie-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op. 66
Satie: Gymnopédies 1,2 and 3
Schubert: Piano Sonata in G, D 894
Lower Hutt Little Theatre
Thursday 12 April, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edo de Waart with mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke
Berlioz, Debussy, Ravel

Salina Fisher: Tupaia (premiere)
Berlioz: Les nuits d’été, Op. 7
Debussy: La mer
Ravel: Boléro
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 21 April 2018, 7:30 pm

Waikanae Music Society
John Chen (piano)
Handel: Suite No 8 in F minor
Chopin: Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 35
Dukas: Sonata in E flat minor
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 22 April, 2:30 pm

Wellington Chamber Music
Behn Quartet
Kate Oswin (Christchurch-born, violin), Alicia Berendse (violin), Lydia Abell (viola), Ghislaine McMullin (cello)

Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor, op. 10
Jack Body: Three Transcriptions
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 in F major, op. 73
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Sunday 22 April, 3 pm

Chamber Music New Zealand
Phantasm – Pearls of Polyphony
“Miraculous counterpoint from William Byrd to J S Bach”
Music by Ferrabosco, Byrd, Bevin, Tomkins, Gibbons, Mico, Locke, Purcell, J S Bach and pieces from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier II arranged by Mozart 
St Mary of the Angels, Boulcott Street
Thursday 3 May, 7:30 pm 

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Brett Mitchell with Morgan James – vocalist)
Bernstein at 100

Programme includes music and songs from On the Town, Peter Pan, On the Waterfront, Candide and West Side Story
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 11 May 2018, 6:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Brett Mitchell with Angelo Xiang Yu – violin
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Berlioz: Carnaval romain Overture
Respighi: Pines of Rome
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 12 May 2018, 7:30 pm

Chamber Music Hutt Valley
Toru Trio: Karen Batten (flute), Sophia Acheson (viola), Ingrid Bauer (harp)

Debussy: Sonate pour flûte, alto et harpe (1915)
Bax: Fantasy Sonata
Tabea Squire: New work
Wendelin Bitzan: Zoological Garden (2011)
William Mathias: Zodiac Trio (1976)
Lower Hut Little Theatre
Wednesday 16 May, 7:30 pm 

Waikanae Music Society
Laetitia Grimaldi (soprano) and Ammiel Bushakevitz (piano)
Fauré: Les berceaux and Claire de lune
Reynaldo Hahn: À Chloris
Massenet: Nuits d’Espagne
Gounod: Le premier jour de mai
Piano solos:
Liszt: Jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este and Soirés de Vienne VIII
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 20 May, 2:30 pm  

Wellington Chamber Music
Te Koki Trio: 
Martin Riseley (violin), Inbal Megiddo (cello), 
Jian Liu (piano) 
Brahms: Piano Trio in C minor Op. 101
Avner Dorman: Piano Trio No. 2
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
St. Andrews on The Terrace
Sunday 20 May 3 pm

Chamber Music New Zealand
Alex Ross (animateur) with Bianca Andrew (mezzo soprano) and Stroma:
Bridget Douglas (flute), Patrick Barry (clarinet), Vesa-Matti Leppänen (violin), Andrew Thomson (viola), Ken Ichinose (cello), Emma Sayers (piano)
Excerpts from major works by: Schoenberg, Ravel, Bartok, Messiaen, Ligeti, Stravinsky, Jenny McLeod, Berio, Boulez, Xenakis, Gillian Whitehead, Saariaho, David Lang
Wellington Waterfront, Shed 6
Friday 26 May, 7:30 pm

Orpheus Choir conducted by Brent Stewart
Jenny Wollerman (soprano) and James Clayton (baritone)
Duruflé’s Requiem
Dvořák’s Te Deum
Wellington Cathedral of Saint Paul
Saturday 26 May, 7:30 pm

Orchestra Wellington conducted by Marc Taddei, with Amalia Hall (violin)
Mozart: Symphony No 38 in D, ‘Prague’
Bartok: Violin Concerto No 2
Dvořák: Symphony No 5 in F, Op 76
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 9 June, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Laurence Renes
An evening with Simon O’Neill (tenor)

Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder
Bruckner: Symphony No 4 in E flat
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 16 June, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya
Gareth Farr: He iwi tahi tatau (premiere)
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op 77
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 23 June, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Opera
L’elisir d’amore (Donizetti: The Elixir of Love)
Opera Australia production
Wyn Davies (conductor), Simon Phillips (director), Matthew Barclay (re-stage director), Michael Scott-Mitchell  (designer)
Orchestra Wellington and Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus
Amina Edris (Adina), Pene Pati (Nemorino), Morgan Pearse (Belcore), Conal Coad (Dulcamara)
Opera House, Wellington
Saturday 23, Thursday 28 and Saturday 30 June at 7:30 pm and Tuesday 26 June at 6:30 pm

Waikanae Music Society
Emona Piano Quintet (Wilma Smith and Caroline Bismarck – violins, Gillian Ansell – viola, Eliah Sakakushev von Bismarck – cello, Michael Houstoun – piano)
Dohnányi: Piano Quintet No 1 in C minor
Puccini: Crisantemi (String quartet)
Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A, Op 81
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 24 June, 2:30 pm

Chamber Music New Zealand
Heath Quartet: Oliver Heath (violin), Sara Wolstenholme (violin), Gary Pomeroy (viola), Christopher Murray (cello)
Bach: Chorale Preludes
Gareth Farr: New Work (CMNZ commission)
Haydn: String Quartet No. 55 in D Major, op. 71, no. 2
Britten: String Quartet No. 2 in C Major, op. 36
Michael Fowler Centre
Wednesday 27 June, 7:30 pm

NZSO National Youth Orchestra conducted by Jaime Martín
De Falla: Suites No 1 and 2 from The Three-cornered Hat
André Jolivet: Bassoon Concerto (soloist Todd Gibson-Cornish)
Josiah Carr: commission from NYO Composer-in-residence
Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 6 July, 6:30 pm

Orchestra Wellington conducted by Marc Taddei, with Jian Liu (piano)
Janáček: Taras Bulba
Britten: Piano concerto
Dvořák: Symphony No 6 in D, Op 60
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 7 July, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jaime Martín with Simon Trpčeski – piano
Shostakovich: Festive Overture and Symphony No 10 in E minor
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 13 July, 6:30 pm

Wellington Chamber Music
Miranda Wilson (cello) and Rachel Thomson (piano)
Lalo: Cello sonata in A minor
Louise Farrenc; Cello sonata Op. 46
Chopin: Cello sonata Op. 65
St. Andrews on The Terrace
Sunday 15 July, 3 pm

Chamber Music Hutt Valley 
Klara Kollektiv (CMNZ) Anna McGregor – clarinet, Taru Kurki – piano, Manu Berkeljon – violin
Anthony Ritchie: Trio for clarinet, violin and piano
Franck: Sonata for violin and piano
Lilburn: Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano
Sibelius: Romance  for Violin and Piano
Bartok: Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
Lower Hutt Little Theatre
Thursday 26 July, 7:30 pm

Waikanae Music Society
Klara Kollektiv (CMNZ) Anna McGregor – clarinet, Taru Kurki – piano, Manu Berkeljon – violin
Anthony Ritchie: Trio for clarinet, violin and piano
Franck: Sonata for violin and piano
Brahms: Sonata No 1 for clarinet and piano
Khachaturian: Trio for clarinet, violin and piano
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 29 July, 2:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hamish McKeich
The Phoenix Foundation: 20th anniversary collaboration with the NZSO for ‘a remarkable concert experience!’
Michael Fowler Centre
Thursday 2 August, 7:30 pm

Chamber Music New Zealand
Ensemble Zefiro 
Dalla Tafelmusik al Divertimento
Handel: Due arie in F, HWV 410, 411 and marcia HWV 346
Fasch:  Sonata in G Minor, FWV N:g1
Telemann: Ouverture in F, TWV 55: F9
Haydn: Parthia in C, Hob.II:7
Mozart: Divertimento in E-flat, KV 252/240a
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 10 August, 7:30 pm

Orchestra Wellington conducted by Marc Taddei, with Jian Liu (piano), Michael Houstoun (piano), Xiao Ma (counter-tenor) and Roger Wilson (bass)
Gao Ping: Wild Cherry Tree
Mozart: Piano Concerto No 14 in E flat, K
Dvořák: Symphony No 7 in D minor, Op 70
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 11 August, 7:30 pm

 

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edo de Waart, with violinist Augustin Hadelich
Beethoven: Violin concerto in D, Op 61
Brahms: Symphony No 2 in D, Op 73
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 18 August, 7:30 pm

Wellington Chamber Music
Leppänen, Thomson, Joyce, Irons (piano quartet)
Antonin Dvořák – Piano Quartet No.2 in E-flat major, Op.87
Johannes Brahms – Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
St. Andrews on The Terrace
Sunday 19 August 3 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edo de Waart
Beethoven: Symphonies of Wind Instruments and Symphony in Three Movements
Rachmaninov: Symphony No 2
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 24 August, 6:30 pm

Waikanae Music Society
Amici Ensemble
(Donald Armstrong, Malavika Gopal, Sam Burstin, Ken Ichinose, Bridget Douglas, Patrick Barry, Caroline Mills
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A, K 581 and Flute Quartet in D, 285
Salina Fisher – a commission
Debussy: Syrinx (solo flute)
Ravel: Introduction and Allegro for string quartet, flute, clarinet and harp
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 2 September, 2:30 pm

Wellington Chamber Music  (in association with Chamber Music New Zealand) 
Richard Mapp (piano)
J S Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor, BWV 849 Book 1
Kenneth Young: New work tbc
Schubert: Three Piano Pieces D.946
Chopin: Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48 No.1
Messiaen: Première communion de la vierge
Brahms: Seven Fantasies, Op. 116
St. Andrews on The Terrace
Sunday 2 September 3 pm

Orchestra Wellington and the Orpheus Choir conducted by Marc Taddei 
Verdi: Requiem 
Soloists: Antoinette Halloran (soprano), Deborah Humble (mezzo soprano), Diego Torre (tenor), James Clayton (baritone)
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 8 September, 7:30 pm

 

Chamber Music New Zealand
Borodin Quartet: 
Ruben Aharonian (violin), Sergei Lomovsky (violin), Igor Naidin (viola), Vladimir Balshin (cello)
Haydn: String Quartet in B Minor, op. 33, no. 1
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat Major, op. 117
Wolf: Italian Serenade
Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, op. 11
Michael Fowler Centre
13 September, 7:30 pm  

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hamish McKeich and Andrew Joyce – cello
Schubert: Symphony No 8 in B minor ‘Unfinished’
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
Gillian whitehead: Turanga-nui (premiere)
Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 15 September, 7:30 pm\

Wellington Chamber Music
Amici Ensemble: Donald Armstrong and Malavika Gopal (violins), Andrew Thomson (viola), Ken Ichinose (cello), Bridget Douglas (flute), Patrick Barry (clarinet) and Carolyn Mills (harp)
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet K. 581
Debussy: Syrinx for solo flute
Salina Fisher – New work for string quartet, flute, clarinet and harp
Mozart: Flute Quartet in D, KV 285
Saint-Saëns: Fantasie for Violin and Harp
Ravel: Introduction and Allegro
St. Andrews on The Terrace
Sunday 16 September 3:00 pm

Waikanae Music Society
Ioana Cristina Goicea (violin) and Andrey Gugnin (piano)
Schubert: Rondo in B minor, D 895 (‘Rondo Brilliant‘)
Enescu: Sonata No 3, Op 25 (‘In Romanian style’)
Brahms: sonata No 3 in D minor, Op 108 and Scherzo in C minor from the ‘FAE’ Sonata
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 30 September, 2:30 pm

New Zealand Opera
La Bohème (Puccini)
Tobias Ringborg (conductor), Jacqueline Coats (director)
Thomas Atkins (Rodolfo), Marlena Devoe (Mimi), Nicholas Lester (Marcello), Amelia Berry (Musetta), Julien van Mellaerts (Schaunard), James Ioelu (Colline, Richard Greager (Benoît/Alcindoro)
Orchestra Wellington and Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus
Opera House, Wellington
Thursday 4, Saturday 6 and Thursday 11 October at 7:30 pm; Tuesday 9 October and Saturday 13 October at 5 pm

Wellington Chamber Music
Michael Hill Violin Competition winner Ioana Christina Goicea (violin) with Andrey Gugnin (piano)
Schubert: Rondo in B minor, D. 895 (“Rondo Brilliant”)
Debussy: Sonata in G minor
Stravinsky: Suite Italienne
Karlo Margetić: On an imaginary folk song for solo violin
Richard Strauss: Sonata in E flat major, op. 18
St Andrews on The Terrace
Sunday 7 October 3 pm

Chamber Music New Zealand
Piers Lane (piano) and Hiroshi Ikematsu (cello) and members of the New Zealand String Quartet
Schubert: Adagio and Rondo Concertante, D. 487 and Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667 (“Trout”)
Rossini: Duo for Cello and Double bass in D Major
Ross Harris: Orowaru (CMNZ Commission for the Quintet]
Michael Fowler Centre
Thursday 11 October, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peter Oundjian with Johannes Moser – cello
Borodin: Overture: Prince Igor
Shostakovich: Cello concerto No 1 in E flat
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, selections from the ballet
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 13 October, 7:30 pm

Chamber Music Hutt Valley 
LTJJI Quintet: Vesa-Matti Leppänen (violin), Andrew Thomson (violin), Julia Joyce (viola), Andrew Joyce (cello), Diedre Irons (piano)
Mozart: Piano Concerto in A, K414 (arranged by Mozart for string quartet)
Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A, Op 81
Lower Hutt Little Theatre
Monday 15 October, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra with Lars Vogt – conductor and violin  
Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
Mozart: Piano Concerto No 21 in C and Symphony No 36 in C, .
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 26 October, 6:30 pm

Orchestra Wellington conducted by Marc Taddei with Christopher Park (piano) 
Smetana: The Moldau (Vltava)
Bartók: Piano concerto No 1
Dvořák: Symphony No 8 in G Op 88
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 8 September, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edo de Waart
Mahler: Symphony No 7 in E minor
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 9 November, 6:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edo de Waart
Beethoven 9

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos 1 in C and 9 in D minor, ‘Choral’
Voices New Zealand choir and soloists: Madeleine Pierard, Kristin Darragh, Simon O’Neill, Anthony Robin Schneider
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 9 November, 6:30 pm

Orpheus Choir conducted by Brent Stewart
‘Carol of the Bells’
John Rutter’s Magnificat
Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia on Christmas Carols Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus
Wellington Cathedral of Saint Paul
Saturday 24 November, 7:13 pm

Orchestra Wellington conducted by Marc Taddei with Amalia Hall (violin)
Mozart: Overture – Don Giovanni
Michael Norris: Violin Concerto
Dvořák: Symphony No 9  in E minor, Op 95
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 1 December, 7:30 pm

 

Brass of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Brian Buerkle
“Get into Yule-tide spirit with our Christmas Brass concert … festival classics … big, bold brass treatment”
Cathedral of Saint Paul
Friday 7 December, 6:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Nicholas McGegan
Messiah

Madeleine Pierard, Kristin Darragh, James Egglestone, Martin Snell
The Tudor Consort
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 8 December, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Northy Christmas Pops with Jacqui Dark (mezzo-soprano and presenter)
“a mix of music and sing-alongs which will appeal to the whole family”
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 15 December, 7:30 pm

 

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