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

2018

 

St Andrew’s Lunchtime Concerts
Young Wellington chamber musicians: Timeless trios and friends
St Andrew’s  on The Terrace
Wednesday 1 August, 12:15 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

Eternity Opera Company
Monetverdi’s Orfeo – concert performance, in English
Conducted by Simon Romanos with the Eternity Chamber Orchestra 
Cast: William King, Alexandra Gandianco, Laura Loach, Olivia Sheat, Alexandra Woodhouse-Appleby, Milla Dickens, Joe Haddow, Theo Moolenaar
Hannah Playhouse, Cambridge Terrace
Saturday 4 August, 7:30 pm

St Andrew’s Lunchtime Concerts
New Zealand Six Hands Trio: Hamish Robb, Nicole Chao, Beth Chen
St Andrew’s  on The Terrace
Wednesday 8 August, 12:15 pm

St Andrew’s Lunchtime Concerts
NZSM classical voice students
St Andrew’s  on The Terrace
Thursday 9 August, 12:15 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

Mulled Wine Concerts
Linkwood Guitar Duo (Jane Curry and Owen Moriarty)
Music for two guitars, by New Zealand composers John Psathas, Jack Body and Anthony Richie.
Marek Pasiezcy: Sakura (Variations)
Napoleon Coste:.Grande Duo
Paekakariki Memorial Hall
Sunday 12 August, 2:30 pm

St Andrew’s Lunchtime Concerts
Katherine McIndoe (soprano) with Catherine Norton (piano)
Britten: Les Illuminations
Copland: Selections from Old American Songs: Long Time Ago, Simple Gifts, The Little Horses
Britten: Selection from Folk Song Arrangements: Dink’s Song
St Andrew’s  on The Terrace
Wednesday 15 August, 12:15 pm

New Zealand String Quartet – Turning Points  
Mozart: String Quartet No. 19 in C major, K. 465 (“Dissonance”)
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95
Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
Featherston ANZAC Hall, 62 Bell St, Featherston
Friday 17 August, 7:30 pm

Die Fledermaus (Johann Strauss)
Wellingon Gilbert and Sullivan Light Opera
Southward Theatre, Kapiti
Saturday 18 August, 2 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

Kapiti Chorale conducted by Eric Sidoti
A banquet of French Music with soloists and organ
Gounod: Requiem in C
And music by Fauré, Saint-Saëns, D’Indy
St Paul’s Church, Kapiti Road
Sunday 19 August, 2:30 pm

Wellington Youth Orchestra
Beethoven: Leonora Overture No 2 and Symphony No 7 in A
Michael Vinten: Six Korean Love Songs with Sarah Court (mezzo soprano)
Church of Saint James, Lower Hutt
Sunday 19 August, 2:30 pm

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

St Andrew’s Lunchtime concert
String students of the New Zealand School of Music
Music by Shostakovich, Gareth Farr, Beethven and Vanhal
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 22 August, 12:15 pm

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

New Zealand String Quartet – “Turning Points”
Psathas: Abhisheka
Beethoven: String Quartet No 11 in F minor, Op 95
Smetana: String Quartet  No 1 in E minor (‘From my life’)
Hunter Council Chamber, Victoria University (Kelburn campus)
Saturday 25 August, 7:30 pm

Saturday 25 August, 7:30 pm Wellington Regional Vocal Competitions
Ajudicator: Richard Greager
Admission: adults $25, Opera Society members, $20 and students $10
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Preliminary rounds: Friday 24 to Sunday 26 August
Aria final: Sunday 26 August, 7pm

Die Fledermaus (Johann Strauss)
Wellington Gilbert and Sullivan Light Opera
Royal Wanganui Opera House
Saturday 25 August, 7:30 pm

Thomas Gaynor – organ recital
Programme to include works by Bach, Pachelbel, and Widor’s Sixth Organ Symphony
St Mary of the Angels, Boulcott Street
Saturday 25 August, 7:30 pm 

Voix de femmes
Alliance française Women’s Choir conducted by Marie Brown 
Perform Chansons de légende: including Charles Trenet, Jacques Brel, Line Renaud, Françoise Hardy, and Freddie Mercury
Khandallah Town Hall
Sunday 26 August, 2:30 pm

New Zealand String Quartet – Turning Points
Mozart: String Quartet in C, K 465 (‘Dissonance’)
Webern: Langsamer Satz and Six Bagatelles
Beethoven: String Quartet No 7 in F, Op 59 no 1
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Sunday 26 August 3 pm

Wellington Organists’ Association/St James Organ Recital Series
Ron Newton – organist
St James Church, Lower Hutt
Sunday 26 August, 3 pm

St Andrew’s Lunchtime concert
Duo Tapas (Rupa Maitra – violin and Owen Moriarty – guitar)
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 29 August, 12:15 pm

Stroma conducted by Hamish McKeich
Iconic Sonics
György Ligeti: Ramifications for 12 solo strings
Kaija Saariaho: New Gates for flute, viola and harp
Iannis Xenakis: Aroura for 12 solo strings
Reuben Jelleyman: Designs for chamber ensemble (world premiere)
Witold Lutoslawski: Chain I for large ensemble
City Gallery Wellington, Civic Square
Wednesday 29 August, 7:30 pm  

NZ Choral Federation’s The Big Sing Finale 2018
Wellington region choirs in the Finale (out of national total of 24 choirs): Blue Notes, Tawa College; Cantala, Wellington East Girls’ College; Con Anima St. Patrick’s College, Wellington; Viva Camerata, Rathkeale College and St Matthew’s Collegiate, Masterton; Wellington College Chorale
Michael Fowler Centre
Opening Ceremony: Thursday 30 August: 12 – 12:30 pm;
3 sessions from 2 pm to 9:30 pm
Friday 31 August: 4 sessions from 11 am to 7:45 pm
Saturday 1 September: Last session: 10:30 am – 12 pm
New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir Concert 1 pm
Massed item rehearsal 2 – 3:45 pm
Gala Concert Finale: Saturday 1 September, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Tudor Consort and The Chiesa Ensemble directed by Michael Stewart
Handel: Dixit Dominus HWV 232
Vivaldi: Gloria in D, RV 589.
St Mary of the Angels, Corner Boulcott Street and O’Reilly Avenue
Saturday 1 September, 7:30 pm (pre-concert talk at 7 pm)

Die Fledermaus (Johann Strauss)
Wellington Gilbert and Sullivan Light Opera
Wellington Opera House
Saturday 1 September, 7:30 pm and Sunday 2 September, 2 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

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Rebecca Steel (flute) and Diedre Irons (piano),  music for flute and piano by Bach, Debussy and Reinecke
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 5 September, 12:15 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

Triple C: A Capital Singfest
Choirs: FilCoro (Wellington Filipino Choir); Wellington Young Voices (children’s choir); Wellington Youth Choir; New Zealand Youth Choir
‘A celebration of great choral and ensemble singing’. Choirs singing alone, or with another choir, and some with all singers together
Opera House, Manners Street
Sunday 9 September, 3 pm 

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Piano students of the New Zealand School of Music
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 12 September, 12:15 pm 

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Judit Gabos (piano), visiting from Hungary
Recital of works by Liszt and Bartok
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Thursday 13 September, 12:15 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
Thursday 13 September, 7:30 pm  

Adam Concert Room: lunchtime concert
Judit Gábos (piano professor and head of music, Eszterházy Károly University of Eger
Liszt: Sursum corda; Hungarian Rhapsody no. 5  (Héroïde-Élégiaque)
Les jeux d’eau à la Villa d’Este; Nuages gris; Hungarian Rhapsody no. 7
Bartók: Allegro barbaro; Out of Doors IV, V; Three Folksongs from Csík; Improvisations on Hungarian Folksongs – nos. 4, 7, 8
Adam Concert Room, New Zealand School of Music, Kelburn campus
Friday 14 September: 
12:10 pm 

Victoria University: New Zealand School of Music
A feast of operatic scenes: Eat your heart out – directed by Jon Hunter
“Some of New Zealand’s finest young singers in the dining room of the Adam Concert Room and prepare for an evening of excess”
Works by Verdi, Mozart, Handel, Gluck, Sondheim, Humperdinck and more
Adam Concert Room, School of Music, Kelburn Campus
Friday 14 & Saturday 15 September 7:30 pm
Sunday 16 September. 2:30 pm

Die Fledermaus (Johann Strauss)
Wellington Gilbert and Sullivan Light Opera
Regent Theatre, Palmerston North
Saturday 15 September, 2 pm

Inspirare conducted by Mark Stamper 
Illumination
Rutter: Mass for Children
Paul Basler: Missa Kenya
Imant Raminsh: Missa Brevis
Church of St Mary of the Angels, Boulcott Street
Saturday 15 September, 7 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

NZSM Piano Recital in the Adam Concert Room
Jian Liu
(head of piano, New Zealand School of Music) and visiting Hungarian pianist Judit Gábos (piano professor and head of the music department of Eszterházy Károly University of Eger) 
Bach-Kurtág: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit; Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland; Herr Christ, der eingne Gottes Sohn; Auf tiefer Not Schrei’ich zu dir; Alle menschen müssen sterben
Kenneth Young: Variations on a Prayer
Mozart: Sonata K 381
Debussy: Six épigraphes antiques
Schubert: Fantasie in F minor
Adam Concert Room, Victoria University, Kelburn Campus
Tuesday 18 September 7 pm 

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
New Zealand School of Music String Ensembles
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 19 September, 12:15 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Classical Voice Students of the NZSM
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Thursday 20 September 12:15 pm

New Zaaland School of Music
New Zealand String quartet 
Beethoven: String Quartet in G op 18/2
Janacek: String Quartet no. 2 “Intimate Letters”
Adam Concert Room, Victoria University, Kelburn campus
Friday 21 September 12:10 pm

Aurora IV: Dark Light 
Four of New Zealand’s top choral singers: Toby Gee (alto counter-tenor), Richard Taylor (tenor), Julian Chu-Tan (tenor), Simon Christie (bass)
To mark the Spring Equinox, a candle-lit concert in the Hall of Memories
‘Exploring darkness and light and the shadows in between’
Music from 500 years ago to five years ago
Hall of Memories, National War Memorial, Carillon. Buckle Street, Mount Cook
Saturday 22 September, 8 pm

Wellington Chamber Orchestra conducted by Andrew Atkins
Great Romantic Symphonic Poems
Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Dvořák: The Wild Dove
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Sunday 23 September, 3 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Woodwind Students of the NZSM
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 26 September, 12:15 pm 

NZTrio Art3: Braid
Ashley Brown (cello) with guest musicians Benjamin Baker (violin) and Stephen De Pledge (piano)
125th-anniversary celebration for women’s suffrage in New Zealand an all-female cast of composers Rachel Clement: Shifting States – Sabbia (Sand)
Fanny Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D minor
Elena Kats-Chernin: Spirit and the Maiden
Victoria Kelly: Sono
Clara Schumann: Piano Trio in G minor
“These remarkable women are represented in this powerful tribute by a perfect tangle of traits – enigma in the Clement (NZ), protective embrace in the Kelly (NZ), enduring strength in the Kats-Chernin (AUS), compassion in the Schumann and emotional wisdom in the Mendelssohn (both Germany)”
Surrounded by works of art, NZTrio gallery concerts are an arts experience ‘to the power of three’ (Art3)
Hancock Gallery, City Gallery Wellington, Civic Square
Wednesday 26 September 7 pm

Aroha String Quartet
‘Light & Dark’
Haydn: Quartet, Op 76 No 3 (Emperor)
Ross Carey: Toccatina (Elegy)
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 11, Op 122
Dvořák: String Quartet in F, Op 96
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 26 September, 7:30 pm

Martinborough Music Festival
Performances by Wilma Smith, Diedre Irons, Mark Walton, Amalia Hall, Christopher Moore, Matthias Balzat
From Friday 28 September to Sunday 30 September
1. 28 September, 7:30 pm: Beethoven: Cello Sonata in C; Franck: Violin Sonata in A, Brahms: Piano Trio in B, Op 8
2. 29 September, 2 pm: Beethoven: String Trio in C minor; Farr: String Quartet No 2 ‘Mondo Rondo’;  Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor
3. 29 September, 7:30 pm: Schubert: Quartettsatz, D 703; Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A; Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 44
4. 30 September, 2 pm: BAch: Cello Suite No 3 in C; Milhaud: Suite for violin, clarinet and piano, Op 157b; Brahms: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op 60
St Andrew’s Church Hall, Dublin Street, Martinborough
Friday 28 to Sunday 30 September

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 (and Chamber Music New Zealand)
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

Wellington Youth Choir
Something Borrowed, Something New
Final concert for 2018
“This concert showcases pieces from last trimester, and a few new ones, including the beautiful Samoan song ‘Le Masina E’.” (From Facebook; no other information available!)
Central Baptist Church, Boulcott Street
Friday 12 October 7 pm

Inaugural recital on newly installed Regent Classic digital organ at Cathedral of St Paul
Dr Joseph Nolan
Music includes Bach’s Passacaglia in C minor, Dupré’s Variations sur un Noel, and the complete Symphony No 5 of Widor
(Joseph has had rave reviews for his latest recordings: the complete Widor Symphonies and the recent release ‘Midnight at St Etienne-du-Mont’)
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Friday 12 October, 7:30 pm

Organ Festival – Combined Choirs
Laudes Organi
Combined choirs of Wellington Cathedral of St Paul and the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Festival to celebrate new Regent Classic four-manual custom-built organ
Mighty choral works featuring the organ: including Parry’s ‘I was Glad’, Handel’s ‘Zadok the Priest’, Kodaly’s Laudes Organi, and Finzi’s ‘Lo, the full final sacrifice’.
Wellington Cathedral of Saint Paul
Saturday 13 October 2018 7 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
NZSO recital series
Johannes Moser (cello), who played Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1 with the NZSO Saturday evening
Bach: Cello suites in G, E flat and C
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Sunday 14 October, 3 pm 

Wellington Youth Orchestra conducted by Mark Carter 
Egmont Overture Op.84 – Beethoven
Andante in C major for Flute and Orchestra KV 315 – Mozart (Samantha McSweeney soloist)
Appalachian Spring (orchestral suite) – Copland
Nutcracker Suite Op. 71a – Tchaikovsky
Riley Centre, Wellington High School, 249 Taranaki Street
Sunday 14 October, 6 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

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts 
Viola Students of the NZSM
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 17 October, 12:15 pm 

Christchurch Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Choir and orchestra
Sacred Sounds 
St Mary of the Angels
Saturday 20 October,  5:30 pm 

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts 
Rupa Maitra (violin) and Margaret Guldborg (cello)
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 24 October, 12:15 pm 

Stroma conducted by Hamish McKeich
Vox Fem: Commemorating 125 years of women’s suffrage
With soprano Barbara Paterson and Wellington jazz octet, The Jac
Music by Jasmine Lovell-Smith, Sarah Ballard, Alisno Isadora, Antonia Barnett-McIntosh, Eve de Castro-Robinson, Lisa Illean (composers from New Zealand and Australia)
Hannah Playhouse, Cambridge Terrace
At 6:45 pm a Q&A session with Hamish McKeich, chaired by Eva Radich
Thursday 25 October, 7:30 pm

Hammers & Horsehair 2018 tour
Douglas Mews (square piano), Robert Ibell (cello) & Rowena Simpson (soprano)
German & Bohemian Romantic Music for Soprano, Square Piano & Cello
Kalivoda: Three Songs for Soprano, piano & cello, Op. 91
Beethoven; Sonata in A major for piano & cello, Op. 69
Schumann:  ‘Scenes from Childhood’ for piano, Op. 15
Schubert: Suleika No 1, D720 & Im Haine, D738 for soprano & piano
Schubert: ‘Shepherd on the Rock’, D965 for soprano, cello & piano, arr. D. Mews
Aro Valley Community Centre, 48 Aro St.
Thursday 25 October, 8 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 27 October, 7:30 pm

Orchestra Wellington: special lunchtime recital
Christopher Park (piano), soloist in Bartok’s piano concerto No 1 with Orchestra Wellington at the concert in the MFC on 27 October,  and Amalia Hall, the orchestra’s concert master
Mozart: Violin Sonata No 17 in C, K 296
Brahms: Violin Sonata No 1 in G, Op 78
Scharwenka: Suite, Op 99
St Andrews on The Terrace
Tuesday October 30, 12:30 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concert
Donald Maurice, Jane Curry & Inbal Megiddo
New music by David Hamilton, Nathan Kolosko and others
Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 31 October, 12:15 pm 

The Tudor Consort
Secrets of The Armed Man
‘The Fall of Constantinople’
The concert will reveal connections beween that Fall, and the rise of the song ‘L’homme armé’
Music by Dufay, Josquin, Ockeghem and traditional Byzantine chant  
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul  (pre-concert talk 7 pm)
Saturday 3 November 7:30 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts 
Music of the Baroque period
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 7 November, 12:15 pm 

Kristallnacht: Concert of Remembrance
Music written in ghettos, concentration camps and post-war
Mahler’s Piano Quartet (Yury Gezentsvey, Peter Barber, Robert Ibell and Rachel Thompson)
Paul Hermann (Piano Trio), played by Tal First – violin, Inbal Megiddo – cello and Jian Liu – piano
Sinfonia for Hope by Ohad Ben-Ari: a commission of the Berlin Philharmonic Tal First – violin and Inbal Megiddo – cello, with a 21-piece string ensemble led by Donald Maurice, and players drawn from NZSO and other orchestras
Other music by Dick Kattenburg, Messiaen, Kurt Weill
Renouf Foyer, Michael Fowler Centre
Thursday 8 November, 7 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

Vox Serbica
St James Church, Lower Hutt
Saturday  10 November,  7 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts 
Ensemble Vivanti: Yuka Eguchi, Malavika Gopal – Violin; Victoria Jaenecke, Martin Jaenecke  – Viola; Ken Ichinose, Rowan Prior – Cello
Brahms String Sextet No. 1 in B flat major Op. 18
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 14 November, 12:15 pm 

Eternity Opera Company: Puccini’s Madam Butterfly
Sung in English
Conductor: Matthew Ross; director: Alex Galvin
Hannah Playhouse
Friday 16 to Saturday 24 November 

Paul Rosoman (organ)
Presented by the Zimbelstern Foundation
Distant Lands: music by Bach, Rinck, Shostakovich and others
St Peter’s Church, Willis Street
Sunday 18 November, 2:30 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts 
Owen Moriarty and Jane Curry – guitars
Music by Fernando Sor, Almer Imamovic, Emilio Pujol and Napoléon Coste
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 21 November, 12:15 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 23 November, 6:30 pm

Kapiti Chorale conducted by Eric Sidoti
Handel: Messiah, with soloists and orchestral ensemble
St Paul’s, Paraparaumu
(and at Otaki on 25 November – see below)
Friday 23 November, 7:30 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, 7:30 pm

Wellington Male Voice Choir
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Sunday 25 November,  2:30 pm 

Wellington Organists’ Association/St James Organ Recital Series
Erika Budday (organist and director of music at the monastery of Maulbronn, Germany, a world heritage site)
Erika will probably play compositions by German composers
Church of St James, Lower Hutt
Sunday 25 November, 3 pm

Kapiti Chorale conducted by Eric Sidoti
Handel: Messiah, with soloists and orchestral ensemble
Nga Purapura, Otaki
Sunday 25 November, 7:30 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts 
HyeWon Kim, baroque violin; Jane Young, baroque cello; Kris Zuelicke, harpsichord.
Works by Bach, Giacobbe Cervetto, Jean-Marie Leclair and Handel.
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 28 November, 12:15 pm 

Stroma – Essential Experimental
“Immerse yourself in the music of composers who redefined the very boundaries of music. An intimate evening of song, water, glass, harmonics, beat frequencies and vases.”
Performers:
Barbara Paterson (voice); Antonia Barnett-McIntosh (voice); Ken Ichinose (cello); Michael Norris (glass tubes)
Programme:
John Cage: Aria
Peter Ablinger: Weiss/Weisslich 31e for water and glass tubes
Chiyoko Szlavnics: Triptych for AS
Alvin Lucier: Music for Cello with One or More Amplified Vases
James Tenney: ‘Shimmer’ from Glissade
Antonia Barnett-McIntosh: yesterday blocks
Michael Norris says: “These works were chosen because they each explore a simple but radical concept that results in unusual but beautiful ‘soundworlds’.”
Pyramid Club, 272 Taranaki Street
Thursday 29 November, 7 pm and 9 pm  

Cantoris 
Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Friday 30 November,  7:30 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

Festival Singers  
Singalong Messiah
Wesley Church, Taranaki St
Sunday 2 December,  7 pm

Virtuoso Strings Youth Orchestra (based in Porirua) and Jonathan Lemalu, conducted by Kenneth Young
Music by Bach, Mozart, Gershwin, Copland and Richard Rodgers
Opera House, Manners Street, Wellington
Monday 3 December 7:30 pm

Supertonic with Tawa College Blue Notes
In the Key of Christmas”: Christmas Concert
Wesley Church, Taranaki Street
Tuesday 4 December, 7 pm 

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts 
Stringendo – Wellington Children’s Orchestra
Excerpts from music by Vivaldi, Albinoni, Telemann and Graupner
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 5 December, 12:15 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 and The Tudor Consort, conducted by Nicholas McGegan
Messiah

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

Kapiti Chamber Choir, Final Concert
St Paul’s Church, Paraparaumu
Saturday 8 December,  4 pm

Wellington Chamber Orchestra conducted by Ian Ridgewell
Finzi: Fall of the Leaf
Arutiunian: Trumpet Concerto
Stanford: Symphony No.3 in F minor “The Irish”
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Sunday 9 December, 3 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts 
Christmas themed music
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 12 December, 12:15 pm 

Nota Bene: Christmas Music
Prefab Hall, Jessie Street
Wednesday 12 December,  6 pm  

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts: extra concert on Thursday 
Aroha Quartet
Beethoven: String quartet No 13 in B flat, Op 130
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Thursday 13 December, 12:15 pm 

Camerata led by Anne Loeser 
‘Haydn in the Church’: chamber orchestra music for intimate spaces
Bach: ‘Erbarme Dich’ from St Matthew Passion. Soloist: Maaike Christie-Beekman
Bach: Double Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043. Soloists: Anne Loeser and Malavika Gopal
Haydn: Symphony No. 8 in G, ‘Le soir’
Camerata welcomes listeners new to classical music with short, accessible concerts and koha entry.
St Peter’s on Willis Street 
Thursday 13 December 6 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

Bach Choir of Wellington, directed by Shawn Michael Condon
To St Cecilia and Music
Nicola Holt (soprano),Jamie Young (tenor), Daniel O’Connor (baritone) and Douglas Mews (organ)
The final concert of the Bach Choir’s 50th year, music from the 16th to 20th Centuries in honour of St Cecilia, patroness of musicians, whose Feast Day is celebrated on 22 November
Britten’s Hymn to St. Cecilia, setting of Auden’s poem
Gounod’s Messe Solennelle de Sainte-Cécile
Plus music by William Byrd, HandelJohannes Jeep and Gerald Finzi
Saint Mary of the Angels
Sunday 16 December, 2 pm

Counsel in Concert: All I Want For Christmas…
Choir and orchestra of lawyers, augmented by members of the NZSO and Orchestra Wellington
Charity concert for the Child Cancer Foundation
Performing a festive programme including music from the Poulenc Gloria, Carol of the Bells, songs from Love Actually and Jesus Christ Superstar
St Andrew’s on the Terrace
Tuesday 18 December, 12:15 and 5:30 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts 
Family and Community: Carols at lunchtime
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 19 December, 12:15 pm 

 

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