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Coming events

By , 27/03/2016

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

2020

Please note:

We have not yet completely revised the schedule of coming events, so it will be wise not to rely on it, but to check with the musicians concerned before making commitments

 

St. Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Ghost Trio: Gabriela Glapska, piano, Monique Lapins, violin, Ken Ichinose, cello
Panufnik: Piano Trio Op.1
Beethoven: Piano Trio in C minor, Op.1 No 3
St. Andrew’s on the Terrace
Wednesday 1 July, 12:15 pm

Waikanae Music Society
Vesa and Friends: horns and strings
Vesa-Matti Leppänen (violin), Andrew Thomson (violin), Andrew Joyce (cello), Nicholas Hancox (Viola), Samuel Jacobs (French horn), and Ian Wildsmith (French horn)
Beethoven, String Trio in E-flat
Mozart, Horn Quintet in E-flat K. 407
Beethoven, Sextet in E-flat major Op. 81b
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 5 July, 2:30 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Piano students of the New Zealand School of Music
Shangrong Feng: Haydn: Sonata in C, Hob. XVI 48
Liam Furey: Beethoven: Sonata in G minor, Op 49 No 2
Boulez: Douze notations pour piano (1945)
David Codd: Chopin: Nocturnes Op 27, nos 1 & 2
Vincent Brzozowski: Mendelssohn: Variations sérieuses
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 8 July, 12:15 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra 
Hamish McKeich (conductor) and Diedre Irons (piano)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”
–  Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral”
Michael Fowler Centre
Wednesday 8 July. 7:30 pm

Wellington Chamber Music
Vesa and Friends: horns and strings
Vesa-Matti Leppänen (violin), Andrew Thomson (violin), Andrew Joyce (cello), Nicholas Hancox (Viola), Samuel Jacobs (French horn), and Ian Wildsmith (French horn)
Beethoven, String Trio in E-flat, Op 3
Mozart, Horn Quintet in E-flat K. 407
Beethoven, Sextet in E-flat major Op. 81b
St. Andrew’s on The Terrace
Sunday 12 July, 3 pm

New Zealand School of Music lunchtime concert
Ghost Trio – Monique Lapins (violin), Ken Ichinose (‘cello), Gabriela Glapska (piano)
Beethoven: Piano Trio In C Minor Op. 1 No.3
Martin Lodge: Summer Music (2001)
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No.1  in C Minor, Op.8
Adam Concert Room, New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University
Friday 17 July, 12.10 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concert
Classical voice students from New Zealand School of Music
Simon  Harnden; Michaela Cadwgan; Grace Burt; Matt Barris; Ruby McKnight; Morgan Andrew King; Lila Junior Crichton
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 22 July, 12:15 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra presents:
J S Bach: Goldberg Variations

Vesa-Matti Leppänen: Director/Violin
Stephen De Pledge: Fortepiano
Michael Fowler Centre
Wednesday 22 July, 6:30 pm

Orchestra Wellington conducted by Marc Taddei
Piano:  Michael Houstoun
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor, Op 30
Tchaikovsky: Symphony in B minor, Manfred, Op 58
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 25 July, 7:30 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concert
Koru Trio (Anne Loesser (vioin), Sally Isaac (cello), Rachel Thomson (piano)
Beethoven: Piano Trio in D, (Ghost), Op 70 No 1
Zemlinsky: Piano Trio in D minor, Op 3
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 29 July, 12:15 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concert
Lavinnia Rae (cello) and Gabriela Glapska (piano)
Beethoven: Cello Sonata No 5 in D, Op 102 No 2
Britten: Cello Sonata in C, Op 65 (movements 1, 3, 4, 5)
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Thursday 30 July, 12:15 pm

New Zealand School of Music Concerto Competition
Finalists for 2020:
Isabella Gregory (flute): Carl Reinecke—Flute Concerto
Lucas Baker (violin): Barber—Violin Concerto
Otis Prescott-Mason (piano): Saint-Saëns—Piano Concerto No. 2
Pianist for the competition: David Barnard (Head of Accompanying and Vocal Coaching at NZSM)
Adam Concert Room, NZSM, Kelburn Campus
Thursday 30 July,
7 pm

St Mary’s Karori: Friday evening concert
Koru Trio (Anne Loesser (vioin), Sally Isaac (cello), Rachel Thomson (piano)
Beethoven: Piano Trio in D, (Ghost), Op 70 No 1
Zemlinsky: Piano Trio in D minor, Op 3
St Mary’s Anglican Church, Karori
Friday 31 July, 7 pm

Waikanae Music Society
Takiri Ensemble
Soloists: Maike Christie-Beekman (mezzo), Robert Tucker (baritone), Emma Pearson (soprano), Declan Cudd (tenor), Kirsten Robertson (piano)
Beethoven: Six songs      for soloists
Mahler: Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Poulenc: Priez pour paix (ensemble)
Quilter: Go Lovely Rose (ensemble)
Rossini: I Gondolieri (ensemble)
Copland: Three songs (ensemble)
Lauridsen: Three songs
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 2 August 2:30 pm

Wellington Youth Music Student ensembles
Music by Ravel, Craig Utting, Fauré, Shostakovich, Rachmaninov, Arbos and Gershwin
Rawhiti – Wellington East Girls’ College Choir
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Sunday 2 August. 3 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concert
Liam Furey – piano

Music by Schoenberg, Schumann and Liam Furey
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 5 August, 12:15 pm

New Zealand School of Music
The Collaborative Pianist Series: “The lost ideals of youth”
Pianists David Barnard, Jian Liu and Hamish Robb
Mozart: Sonata for Piano Duet in B flat, K. 358
Poulenc: Sonata for Four-hands, FP. 8
Rachmaninoff: Two pieces for six-hands
Kenneth Young: Variations on a Prayer
Hunter Council Chamber, Victoria University
Thursday 6 August, 6 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hamish McKeich
Simon O’Neill (tenor)
Berlioz: Le Corsaire Overture
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Strauss: Lieder: Allerseelen; Ruhe, meine Seele; Cäcilie; Heimliche Aufforderung; Morgen; Zueignung
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5
Michael Fowler Centre
Thursday 6 August, 7:30 pm

Chamber Music New Zealand
Amalia Hall (violin) and Stephen De Pledge (piano)
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No 5 in F, Op 24 “Spring”
Gao Ping: Bitter Cold Night
Gershwin (arr.Heifetz): Three Preludes
Mozart: Violin Sonata No 19 in E flat, K 302
Saint-Saëns: Violin Sonata No 1 in D minor, op 75
Public Trust Hall, Corner Lambton Quay and Stout Street
Thursday 6 August, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Chamber Music Contest – semi-finals
Michael Fowler Centre
The semi-final is treated by Ticketmaster as one event, but reserving a ticket gets you access to BOTH sessions: 11.30am and 4.30pm
Friday 7 August, 11.30 am – 4:30 pm

New Zealand Chamber Music Contest – National Finals
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 8 August, 7 pm

Wellington Chamber Music 
Te Koki Trio: Martin Riseley (violin), Inbal Megiddo (cello), Jian Liu (piano)
Beethoven
Violin Sonata No 7 in C minor, Op 30 No 2
Cello Sonata No 3 in A, Op 69
Three Duets for violin and cello, WoO 27
Piano Trio in E flat, Op 70 No 2
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Sunday 9 August, 3 pm 

New Zealand School of Music
Symphonic Winds – dir. Simon Brew – programme to be announced
Hunter Council Chamber, Victoria University
Tuesday 11 August, 7 pm
Hutt City Lunchtime Concerts
Palliser Viols, directed by Robert Oliver
Four members of the ensemble perform music for 2, 3 and 4 viols by Byrd, Gibbons, Ferrabosco, Peter Philips and Tobias Hume, together with some anonymous Elizabethan dances
St Mark’s Church, Woburn Road
Wednesday 12 August, 12:15 pm
St Andrew’s lunchtime concert
Cello students of the New Zealand School of Music
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 12 August, 12:15 pm 
Camerata
Camerata is a non-profit chamber orchestra of professionals, students and amateur musicians that seeks to make classical music accessible to all.
(Middle C has reviewed a dozen of Camerata’s earlier concerts, starting in 2015 – https://middle-c.org/2015/05/a-new-baroque-ensemble-on-a-cold-evening-at-wesley-church-taranaki-street-musical-strengths-but/)
Mozart: Overture to Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebotes (‘The duties of the First Commandment’, a sacred singspiel by Mozart aged 11)
Haydn: Symphony No. 11 in E flat, Hob 1:11
Grieg: Holberg Suite for strings
St Peter’s on Willis St 
Friday 14 August, 6pm

Baroque Voices, directed by Pepe Becker
Bingen to Becker
A belated 25th birthday concert (Baroque Voices’ birthday, presumably) of vocal music from the 12th to the 21st Century: works from Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Ireland and New Zealand
The Third Eye:  Tuatara’s Temple of Taste, 30 Arthur St, Te Aro
Sunday 16 August, 7:30 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concert
Project Prima Volta – young Hawke’s Bay voice students singing solos and ensembles
Director: Anne Pierard
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 19 August, 12:15 pm 

St Andrew’s lunchtime concert
Pohl- Gjelsten Trio  plus the Ahurei Piano Quartet
Music by Bach, Roger Harris, Fauré and Ysaÿe
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 26 August, 12:15 pm

Bach Choir of Wellington 
Waiata 0 Aotearoa / Songs of New Zealand
Celebrating our New Zealand musical heritage
St Andrew’s on The Terrace – koha entry
Friday  28 August, 12:30 pm

Chamber Music Hutt Valley
Lara Hall (violin) and Rachael Griffiths-Hughes (harpsichord)
Violin sonatas by Joseph Gibbs (1699-1788) and Handel and two ‘Divisions’ by John Playford (1623-1686)
St Mark’s Church, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt
Friday 28 August, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gemma New 
Shed Series
Brahms (orchestrated Parlow): Hungarian Dances No. 5 & 6
Stravinsky: Danses Concertantes
Maria Grenfell: Clockwerk
Mozart: Idomeneo Ballet Music
Shed 6, Queen’s Wharf 
Friday 28 August, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gemma New, with Andrew Joyce (cello)
Robin Toan: Tū-mata-uenga “God of War, Spirit of Man”
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 Pathétique
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 29 August, 7:30 pm

The Tudor Consort INVOCATIONS 
Michael Stewart, diroector
Their first post-lock-down concert explores music written in the midst of plague, reminding us that pandemics have been negotiated by humankind for centuries.
This concert will NOT feature a customary pre-concert talk, but Michael Stewart will introduce the pieces during the concert
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Saturday 29 August 7 pm 

New Zealand String Quartet
Lecture/recital (details required)
Adam Concert Room, NZSM, Victoria University
Sunday 30 August, 2 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 two Glorias:
Vivaldi’s much-loved work is the most popular musical setting of the Gloria;
Poulenc’s Gloria is a gorgeous self-affirming work, full of humour and haunting music
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Saturday 5 September,  7:30 pm

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

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

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

Orchestra Wellington conducted by Marc Taddei
Dvořák: Serenade for Strings in E, Op 22
Jennifer Higdon: Violin Concerto (soloist: Amalia Hall)
Rachmaninov: Symphony No 1 in D minor, Op 13
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 12 September, 7:30 pm

Cantoris Choir
Spring Concert
St Peters on Willis
Saturday 12 September, 7:30 pm

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

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

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Programme and performers yet to be finalised
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 18 September, 6:30 pm

New Zealand String Quartet
Beethoven: Fourth of the string quartet series,
‘Universal’
Beethoven: String Quartets Opus 18, No. 6; Opus 95; Opus 127
St John’s in the City
Saturday 19 September 2:30pm

New Zealand String Quartet
Beethoven: Fifth of the string quartet series,
‘Icon’
Beethoven: String Quartets Opus 135; Opus 130 Finale; Opus 132
St Peter’s Village Hall
Wednesday 23 September 7:30pm

New Zealand String Quartet
Beethoven: Sixth of the string quartet series, ‘
Visionary’ Beethoven: String Quartets Opus 130; Opus 133 (Grosse Fuge/Great Fugue); Opus 131
Hunter Council Chamber, Victoria University
Friday 25 September 7:30pm

Orchestra Wellington conducted by Marc Taddei
and 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

Waikanae Music Society
Marmen String Quartet
(Johannes Marmen and Ricky Gore – violins, Bryony Gibson-Cornish – viola, Steffan Morris – cello)
Schubert: Quartettsatz in C minor D 703
Debussy: String Quartet in G minor
Salina Fisher: A commission
Mendelssohn: Quartet No 6 in F minor
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 4 October, 2:30 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
Programme and artists to be confirmed
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 9 October, 6:30 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

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Programme and artists to be confirmed
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 24 October, 7:30 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

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)

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gemma New with Johannes Moser (cello)
Shed Series

Eisler: Kleine Sinfonie 
Simon Eastwood: Quanta
Weill: Suite from The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (arr. Brückner-Rüggerberg)
Schreker: Kammersymphonie
Shed 6
Friday 13 November, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Osmo Vänskä with Esther Yoo (violin) Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto no 3 in B minor, Op 61
Sibelius: Symphony No 5 in E flat, Op 82
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 20 November, 6:30 pm

Orchestra Wellington conducted by Marc Taddei
Michael Houstoun (piano)

Barber: Piano Concerto, Op 31
Shostakovich: Symphony No 8 in C minor, Op 65
Michel Fowler Centre
Saturday 30 November, 7:30 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

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