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Wellington classical music: coming events

By , 27/03/2016

Schedule of live performances: orchestral, choral, instrumental, chamber music and opera

2020

Please note:

With continuing changes to the Covid-19 alert levels, we attempt to follow them. Do not to rely on it, but to check with the musicians concerned before making commitments

New Zealand String Quartet
Lecture/recital (details required)
Adam Concert Room, NZSM, Victoria University
Sunday 30 August, 2 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concert
Music for violin and piano and piano-four-hands:
Kristina Zuelicke (piano), Sunny Cheng (piano) and HyeWon Kim (violin)
Music by Elgar, Mozart, Schubert, Poulenc and Mendelssohn
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 2 September, 12:15 pm

St Paul’s Cathedral lunchtime concerts
Corrina Connor (cello)
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Friday 4 September, 12:45 pm

Orpheus Choir of Wellington – Gloria 
Music director: Brent Stewart
Soloists: Barbara Paterson (soprano) and Ruth Armishaw (mezzo)
Instrumental ensemble with organist Tom Chatterton
Featuring twoGlorias:
Vivaldi’s much-loved work is the most popular musical setting of theGloria;
Poulenc’sGloriais a gorgeous self-affirming work, full of humour and haunting music
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Saturday 5 September,  7:30 pm 

The Capital Band
Mozart: Symphony No 29
Schubert: Death and the Maiden
Vogelmorn Hall, 11 Vennell Street, Brooklyn
Saturday 5 September,  7:30 pm

Supertonic Choir 
Musical director: Isaac Stone
venue TBC
Saturday 5 September, time??

Piano Recital: Tony Yan Tong Chen
2019 Wallace National Piano Competition Winner, student of the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester New York. WNPC Adjudicator Charles Owen wrote: “Here was Liszt playing of a positively blazing conviction and intensity … It is rare to encounter such a high-energy performance of this massive work that sails so close to the edge but still remains integrity”
Beethoven: Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op 111
Liszt: Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia Quasi Sonata
Scriabin: Sonata No. 4 in F Sharp, Op. 30
Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op. 37 At the Fireside and Troika (Sleigh)
Prokofiev: Sonata No. 7 in B flat, Op. 83 ‘Stalingrad’
St Andrew’s on The Terrace  Admission by Koha
Sunday 6 September 2:30 pm

Chamber Music Hutt Valley
Aroha String Quartet and Robert Orr (oboe)
Britten: Phantasy Quartet Op 2
Beethoven: String Quartet in F, Op 59 No 1
Alex Taylor: Refrain for string quartet
Bliss: Quintet for oboe and string quartet
St Mark’s Church, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt
Tuesday 8 September, 7:30 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concert
String ensemble of the New Zealand School of Music
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 9 September, 12:15 pm

New Zealand School of Music lunchtime concert
Sunny Cheng and Kris Zuelicke perform a range of works for piano duo
Adam Concert Room, New Zealand School of Music, Kelburn campus
Friday 11 September, 12:10 pm

St Paul’s Cathedral lunchtime concerts
Musicians of Whanganui Collegiate School
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Friday 11 September, 12:45 pm

New Zealand String Quartet
Beethoven: First of the complete Beethoven string quartets 
String Quartets:  Opus 18, No. 3; Opus 18, No. 1; Opus 59 ‘Razumovsky’, No. 1
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Friday 11 September, 7:30pm

Orchestra Wellington conducted by Marc Taddei
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings
Psathas: Three Psalms (Michael Houstoun – piano)
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 12 September, 7:30 pm

Cantoris Choir
Spring Concert
St Peter’s on Willis Street
Saturday 12 September, 7:30 pm

New Zealand String Quartet
Beethoven: Second of the string quartet series
String Quartets Opus 18, No. 2, Opus 74 ‘Harp’, Opus 59 ‘Razumovsky’, No. 2
St Christopher’s, 22 Forrest Street, Seatoun
Sunday 13 September, 2:30 pm

Waikanae Music Society
Wilma’s Friends
Mahler: Piano Quartet in A minor
Schumann: Piano Quartet in Eb, Op 47
Dvořák: Piano Quartet No 2 in Eb, Op. 87
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 13 September, 2:30 pm – moved to a date late October or November

New Zealand String Quartet
Beethoven: Third of the string quartet series
Beethoven: String Quartets Opus 18, No. 4; Opus 18, No. 5; Opus 59 ‘Razumovsky’, No. 3
Public Trust Hall
Wednesday 16 September, 7:30 pm

New Zealand School of Music lunchtime concert
The Body/Harris Prize for Contemporary Music Performance – final
Adam Concert Room, Kelburn Campus
Friday 18 September, 12:10 pm 

New Zealand String Quartet
Beethoven: Fourth of the string quartet series

Beethoven: String Quartets Opus 18, No. 6; Opus 95; Opus 127
St John’s in the City, corner Willis and Dixon Streets
Saturday 19 September 2:30pm

Nota Bene: Wonder and Light
Guest conductor: Shawn Condon  
Morten Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna
Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb
Rihards Dubra: Stetit Angelus
Graham Parsons: Instructions for How to Get Ahead of Yourself While the Light Still Shines
Andrew Steffen: Spells of Herrick
Essi Wuorelaand Jussi Chydenius: Kaipaava (Finnish – ‘longing’)
Eric Whitacre: Lux Aurumque (Light of Gold)
Kate Rusby: Underneath the Stars  
St Mary of the Angels, Boulcott St
Sunday 20 September, 2 pm and 7 pm  

Wellington Chamber Orchestra conducted by Luka Venter 
Schütz: Symphonia from ‘Die sieben Worte Jesu Christi am Kreuz’
Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D, “London”
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a (St Anthony Variations)
Schumann: Symphony No 2 in C, Op 61
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Sunday 20 September, 3 pm

New Zealand String Quartet
Beethoven: Fifth of the string quartet series 

Beethoven: String Quartets Opus 135; Opus 130 Finale; Opus 132
St Peter’s Village Hall, Paekakariki
Wednesday 23 September 7:30pm 

St Paul’s Cathedral lunchtime concerts
Charles Tournemire: L’Orgue mystique (Recital No 10)
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Friday 25 September, 12:45 pm

New Zealand String Quartet
Beethoven: Sixth of the string quartet series 

Beethoven: String Quartets Opus 130; Opus 133 (Grosse Fuge); Opus 131
Hunter Council Chamber, Victoria University
Friday 25 September 7:30 pm  

Kapi-Mana Music Festival
Advanced school age musicians
School Age Musicians 10 and 20 minute recitals
Pataka’s Performing Arts Studio. Free entry / koha
Saturday, 26 September, 3:30pm-6pm / 6:30pm–9pm

The Night Watch; Everything Changes
Imogen Granwal
Stephen Diaz (counter-tenor)
The Third Eye, Tuatara Temple of Taste, Arthur St.
Saturday 26 September, 6 pm

New Zealand School of Music Orchestra 
Conductor: Hamish McKeich with flautist Isabella Gregory
Carl Reinecke: Flute Concerto in D, Op 283
Micah Thompson: ‘Song’
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op 73
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Saturday 26 September, 7:30 pm

Orchestra Wellington conducted by Marc Taddei
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, Op 48
John Psathas: Three Psalms
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, Op 45
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 26 September, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Miguel Harth-Bedoya; Vesa-Matti Leppänen (Violin)
Anthony Ritchie: Remember Parihaka
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat Eroica
Michael Fowler Centre
Sunday 27 September, 1:30 pm

Wellington Chamber Music
NZ Trio
Beethoven: Piano Trio in C minor Op. 1, No. 3
Christos Hatzis: Old Photographs
Salina Fisher: Kintsugi (New Commission)
Dinuk Wijeratne: Love Triangle
Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor
St Andrew’s on The Terrace  
Sunday 27 September, 3 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Ghost Trio (Monique Lapins, Ken Ichinose, Gabriela Glapska)
Victoria Kelly: Sono (2000)
Beethoven: Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 1 No. 2.
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Thursday 1 October, 12:15 pm

Wellington Youth Orchestra conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya
Mussorgsky, orchestrated by Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
Weber: Clarinet Concerto No 2 in E flat, Op 74 (clarinet: Ben van Leuven)
St James Church, Lower Hutt
Saturday 3 October, 3 pm
Orchestra Wellington conducted by Marc Taddei
The Orpheus Choir of Wellington
Fauré: Requiem (soloists: Margaret Medlyn and Wade Kernot)
Rachmaninov: The Bells (soloists: Margaret Medlyn and Jared Holt)
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 3 October, 7:30 pm

Cantoris, conducted by Thomas Nikora  
Spring Concert
St Peter’s on Willis Street   
Saturday 3 October,  7:30 pm

Martinborough Music Festival
Musicians: Diedre Irons – piano, Monique Lapins – violin, Vesa-Matti Leppänen – violin, Gillian Ansell – viola, Nicholas Hancox – viola, Andrew Joyce – cello, Ken Ichinose – cello
Dohnányi | Serenade in C Major, Op 10 for String Trio
Rachmaninov: Trio élégiaque No 1 in G minor
Tchaikovsky: String Sextet in D Minor ‘Souvenir de Florence’, Op 70
Martinborough Town Hall
Sunday 4 October, 11 am

Martinborough Music Festival
Musicians: Diedre Irons – piano, Monique Lapins – violin, Vesa-Matti Leppänen – violin, Gillian Ansell – viola, Nicholas Hancox – viola, Andrew Joyce – cello, Ken Ichinose – cello
Dvořák: Terzetto in C, Op 74
Mozart: String Quintet No 4 in G minor, K 516
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34
Martinborough Town Hall
Sunday 4 October, 5 pm

Wellington Youth Orchestra conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya
Mussorgsky, orchestrated by Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
Weber: Clarinet Concerto No 2 in E flat, Op 74 (clarinet: Ben van Leuven)
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Sunday 4 October, 3 pm

Waikanae Music Society
NZ Trio

Beethoven: Piano Trio in C minor Op. 1, No. 3
Christos Hatzis: Old Photographs
Salina Fisher: Kintsugi (New Commission)
Dinuk Wijeratne: Love Triangle
Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 4 October, 2:30 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
New Zealand School of Music Guitar Students
Chamber music and solo works
Guitar and flute: Megan Robson and Samantha McSweeney
Ibert: Entr’acte
Micah Thompson: White
Carlo Domeniconi: Sonatina Mexicana
Guitar and erhu: Yinchi(Richard) and Caiyi Li (Zoe)
Chenlong: Snow Lotus
Piazzolla: Oblivion
Guitar and violin: Rameka Tamaki and Sayaka Kirkman
Maximo Pujol: Suite Buenos Aires
Vivaldi: Sonata No 3 in D minor, Op.2
Guitar Duo: Chris Everest and Kwan Sobhanasiri
Albeniz: Cordoba Op 232, no 4
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 7 October, 12:15 pm 

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
New Zealand School of Music solo strings
Devyn Fowles, violin and Nick Kovacev, piano 
Dmitri Kabalevsky: Concerto for Violin, op. 48 (Allegro molto e con brio and Andantino cantabile)
Sarang Roberts, violin and David Barnard, piano
Prokofiev: Concerto no. 1 op. 17 (Andantino and Scherzo: Vivacissimo
Zephyr Wills, viola 
Bach: Allemande and Courante  from Cello Suite no. 5 in C minor Vieuxtemps: Capriccio op. 55
Lucas Baker, violin and David Barnard, piano
Arno Babadjanian: Sonata for violin and piano (Allegro Risoluto) Barber:  Violin concerto (Presto in Moto Perpetuo)
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Thursday 8 October, 12:15 pm

Chamber Music Hutt Valley
NZ Trio
Beethoven: Piano Trio in C minor, Op 1 No 3
Kristoz Hatziz: Old Photographs
Salina Fisher: Kintsugi – new work
Dinuk Wijeratne: Love triangle
Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor
St Mark’s Church, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt
Thursday 8 October, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Hamish McKeich
Emma Pearson (soprano)
Strauss: Metamorphosen and the ‘Four Last Songs’
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5 in E minor, Op 64
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 9 October, 6:30 pm

Festival Singers
Early Music Concert
Musical Director: Ingrid Schoenfeld
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Saturday 10 October,  2:30 pm

Supertonic 
Saturday Night’s Alright
Marsden Collegiate Auditorium, Karori 
Saturday  10 October, 
2 pm & 7:30 pm

Bingen to Becker
Belated 25th anniversary concert by Baroque Voices
Works from Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Ireland and New Zealand
Pepe Becker (director); Anna Sedcole, Jane McKinlay, Rowena Simpson, Andrea Cochrane, Katherine Hodge and Robert Oliver (bass viol)
Futuna Chapel, 67 Futuna Close, Friend Street, Karori
Saturday 10 October, 7 pm

St Andrew’s Sunday afternoon piano recital
Lixin Zhang, Colburn Conservatory of Music, Los Angeles
Chopin recital recital sponsored by Professor Jack Richards
Fantasie in F minor, Op 49
Nocturne in D flat, Op 27
Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31
24 Preludes, Op 28
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Sunday 11 October, 2:30 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Ya-Ting Lou (piano)
Beethoven: Diabelli Variations, Opus 120
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 14  October, 12:15 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Viola / string Students of the New Zealand School of Music
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Thursday 15 October, 12:15 pm

Orchestra Wellington conducted by Marc Taddei
Suk: Serenade for Strings in E, Op 6
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 1 in D flat, Op 10  (piano soloist: Jian Liu)
Rachmaninov: Symphony No 3 in A minor, Op 44
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 17 October, 7:30 pm

Hutt City Lunchtime Concerts
Ursula Gabriele Gschwendtner (piano)
Her own compositions
St Mark’s Church
58 Woburn Road, Lower Hutt
Wednesday 21 October, 12:15 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
NZSM Violin and viola students and members of the Virtuoso Strings (Porirua)
Zephyr Wills – viola
Bach: Cello Suite no 5 in C minor (for viola), BWV.1011 (Allemande, Courante)
Vieuxtemps: Capriccio Hommage à Paganini in C minor for solo viola.
Hayden Nickel – violin
Bach: Sonata no 1 in G minor (Adagio, Fuga – Allegro)
Lauren Jack – viola
Sally Beamish: Penillion
Rochelle Pese Akerise – violin, Jillian Tupuse – violin, Teddy Sneyd-Utting – viola, Veititi Alapati – cello
Bach: Concerto for two violins in D Minor BWV 1043 (Vivace and Largo ma non tanto)
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 21 October, 12:15 pm 

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven (orchestrated by Weingartner): Grosse Fuge, Op 133
Haydn: Symphony No. 64 in A, Tempora Mutantur
Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K 550
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 24 October, 7:30pm 

Waikanae Music Society
Wilma’s Friends
Martin Riseley – violin; Nicholas Hancox – viola; Andrew Joyce – cello; Jian Liu – piano
Mahler: Piano Quartet in A minor
Schumann: Piano Quartet in Eb, Op 47
Dvořák: Piano Quartet No 2 in Eb, Opus 87
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Monday 26 October (Labour Day), 2:30 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Ingrid Schoenfield, piano 

Schubert: Sonata in A Major, D. 959
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 28 October, 12:15 pm 

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Vesa-Matti Leppänen director and violin
‘Bach Extended’
Wilhelm Friedrich Bach: Duet for two flutes
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Concerto for harpsichord and fortepiano
Johnann Sebastian Bach: The Art of Fugue, Contrpunctus XIV (the last, unfinished fugue)
Selections from Cello Suite No 6 in D
Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
Chorale Vor deinen Thron
Wellington College
Saturday 31 October, 7:30 pm

Inspirare: 5th season 
Celebration of the Music from Queen Margaret College Chorale, Wellington College Chorale, Quintus Ensemble and Celeste
John Rutter: Gloria
and a selection of music from earlier concerts
The Wellington City Corps,
92 Vivian Street
Saturday 31 October, 7:30 pm

Aroha String Quartet with Robert Orr (oboe)
Britten: Phantasy Quartet for oboe and string trio, Op 2
Beethoven: String Quartet No 7 in F, Op 59 ‘Razumovsky’, No 1
Alex Taylor: refrain
Bliss: Quintet for oboe and string quartet
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Sunday 1 November, 3 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Stoop Duo
Music by Westlake, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Michael Stoop
Michael Stoop – guitar and Sunny Cheng – piano
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 4 November, 12:15 pm 

St Paul’s Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts
Martin Setchell (Christchurch City Organist)
Wellington  Cathedral of Saint Paul
Friday 6 November 12:45 pm

The Capital Band 
Pärt: Summa
Webern: Five Movements
Bach: Selections from The Art of Fugue
Hindemith: Nobilissima Visione (Einleitung)
Venue: Vogelmorn Hall again??
Saturday 7 November, time??

The Tudor Consort: ‘Field of the Cloth of Gold’
Music director: Michael Stewart
‘Field of the Cloth of Gold’ celebrates the 500th anniversary of the famous summit meeting between Henry VIII and François I of France, featuring music by the prominent composers of France and England at that time: Robert Fayrfax, Jean Mouton, and Henry VIII himself.
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Saturday 7 November 7:30 pm (pre-concert talk at 7 pm)

Kristallnacht Commemorative Concert – resilience/reinvention
Musicians
: Inbal Megiddo (cello), Jian Liu (piano), Jenny Wollerman (voice), David Barnard (piano), Martin Riseley (violin), Yuri Gezentsvey (violin); New Zealand String Quartet: Helene Pohl, Monique Lapins, Gillian Ansell, Rolf Gjelsten
Korngold: Cello concerto (Megiddo and Liu)
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Three Sephardic Songs (Wollerman and Barnard)
Franz Waxman:  Carmen Fantasy (Riseley and Liu)
Mieczyslaw Weinberg: String quartet No 5, Op 27 (two movements) (NZSQ)
Ernst Toch: Film, Tanz und spielstücke, Op 40  (Liu)
Miklos Rosza: Love Theme from El Cid (Gezentsvey and Barnard)
Jazz, tribute to Blue Note Records: (Blue note Label, co-founded by Jewish refugees Lion and Wolff in 1939)
Jazz group: Dave Wilson (clarinet), Callum Allardice (guitar), Phoebe Johnson (bass), Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa (drums) and Daniel Hayles (piano)
John Zorn: Shtetl (Ghetto Life) from album, Kristallnacht (1993)
Sidney Bechet: Blues for Tommy (1939), arr. Dave Wilson
Public Trust Hall (corner Stout St and Lambton Quay)
Monday 9 November, 7 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Emily Paterson – cello, Hayden Nickel violin and Sunny Cheng – piano
Programme to be confirmed

St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 11 November, 12:15 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Chris Greenslade – piano
Music by V Kelly, Debussy, Gillian Whitehead, Rachmaninov
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Thursday 12 November, 12:15 pm 

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hamish McKeich
Shed Series
Eisler: Kleine Sinfonie, Op. 29
Simon Eastwood: Quanta
Weill: Suite from ‘Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny
Satie orch. Debussy Gymnopedies Nos. 1 & 3
Schreker: Kammersymphonie
Shed 6, Queen’s Wharf
Friday 13 November, 7:30 pm

Orpheus Choir of Wellington
Director: Brent Stewart
Barbara Paterson – soprano, Ruth Armishaw – mezzo and instrumental ensemble
Vivaldi: Gloria (RV 589)
Poulenc: Gloria  (reminiscent of a fresco by Bozzoli)
Nichael McGlynn: Jerusalem
Holst: In the Bleak Midwinter, arr. Ola Gjeilo (poem by Christina Rosetti)
Rutter: Star Carol
Ēriks Ešenvalds: Stars (poem by Sara Teasdale; tuned wine glasses pitched in tonal clusters, painting the picture of a sparkling, starry night sky)
Handel: ‘Worthy in the Lamb’ from Messiah
Wellington Cathedral of Saint Paul
Saturday 14 November, 7:30 pm

Orchestra Wellington conducted by Marc Taddei
Dvořák: Serenade for Strings in E, Op 22
Jennifer Higdon: Violin Concerto (with Amalia Hall – violin)
Rachmaninov: Symphony No 1 in D minor, Op. 13,
Michael Fowler Centre
Sunday 15 November, 7:30 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Rebecca Steel – flute and Kris Zuelicka – piano
Copland: Duo for Flute and Piano
Debussy: En bateau
Mel Bonis: Sonata for Flute and Piano in C sharp minor
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 18 November, 12:15 pm

NZTrio: Origins
Amalia Hall (violin), Ashley Brown (cello), and Somi Kim (piano)
Beethoven: Ghost Trio, in D, Op 70 No 1
Turnage: A Fast Stomp
Sarah Ballard (NZ): Prema Lahari (new commission)
Isang Yun: Piano Trio
Zemlinsky: Piano Trio
City Gallery, Civic Square, Wellington
Thursday 19 November, 7 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gemma New with De Pledge (piano)
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Sibelius: Symphony No 5 in E flat, Op 82
Anthony Ritchie: Piano Concerto No 3
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 20 November, 6:30 pm

The Bach Choir of Wellington with The Queen’s Closet
Seraphic Flames and Heav’nly Love
Henry Purcell: Hail! Bright Cecilia
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Requiem à 15 in Concerto
St Mary of the Angels
Sunday 22 November, 2pm
Karori Klassics: Duo Enharmonics
Two-piano recital: Nicole Chao and Beth Chen
Manuel Infante: Danses Andalouses by
Rachmaninov: Suite No. 2
St Mary’s Anglican Church, 176 Karori Road
Friday 27 November, 7 pm

Anne Loeser – violin with Douglas Mews – harpsichord and Jane Young – baroque cello
Biber’s Mystery or Rosary Sonatas: five of the 15 short sonatas for violin and continuo based upon events in the life of Christ and the Virgin Mary followed by a Passacaglia for solo violin.
St Teresa’s Catholic Church, Karori
Monday 30 November, 6 pm

St Andrew’s Lunchtime concert
The choir Resonance
Folk songs and Christmas music
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 2 December, 12:15 pm

Orchestra Wellington conducted by Marc Taddei
Psathas: View from Olympus with Michael Houstoun and Jeremy Fitzsimons
Rachmaninov: Symphony No 2
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 5 December, 7:30 pm

St Andrew’s Lunchtime concert
RNZAF Wind Quintet
Poulenc: Wind Sextet
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 9 December, 12:15 pm

Northern Chorale
“Angels Abounding”
Missa Sancti Raphaeli by Johann Michael Haydn, and a range of ‘angelic’ Christmas carols and some other favourites
Plus instrumental music from Thomas Nikora, Samuel Berkahn and Bernard Wells, and the recorder consort Jongleurs
St Barnabas Church, Box Hill, Khandallah
Saturday 12 December, 3 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and The Tudor Consort conducted by Thomas Blunt
Handel’s Messiah
Soloists: Anna Leese (soprano), Foina Campbell (mezzo), Frederick Jones (tenor), James Clayton (bass)
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 12 December, 7:30 pm

Wellington Chamber Orchestra
Andrew Atkins conductor and pianist
Verdi: La forza del destino overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat “Emperor”
Franck: Symphony in D minor
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Sunday 13 December, 3 pm

Finale 2020 Concert
National Youth Orchestra conducted by
Hamish McKeich
Lissa Meridan: firecracker
Joshua Pearson: When a pale blue dot breathes, a crowd of cacophony begins (premiere)
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Prokofiev: Suite from ‘Lieutenant Kijé’, Op. 60
Arturo Marquez: Danzón No. 2
Michael Fowler Centre
Thursday 17 December, 7:30 pm

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