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

2020

Organ recitals at St Paul’s
L’Orgue Mystique by
Charles Tournemire who is featured in 12 recitals in 2020
2020 is the 150th anniversary of his birth
“The organ without chant is like a body without a soul.” Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)
Michael Stewart presents a 12-recital series of extracts from Charles Tournemire’s magnum opus, L’Orgue Mystique, a cycle of 51 offices for the entire liturgical year. In each piece Tournemire presents the Gregorian chant proper to the day in a style that bridges the gap between César Franck and Olivier Messiaen. Messiaen once prophesied that “the world will one day discover Tournemire”
For more background information to L’Orgue Mystique visit https://www.wqed.org/fm/podcasts/voice-arts/organist-richard-spotts?fbclid=IwAR1XAGO6BtWptHi2Y8YKYHiLqFQrw_IoHYdEreW3tomafxBWemAJ2DADItI  
The first recital: Music for Advent and Christmas
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Friday 31 January, 12:45 pm 

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hamish McKeich
Shed Series
Brahms: Hungarian Dances No 1 and 3  (orchestrated by the composer)
Lissa Meridan: Tuning the head of a pin
Mozart: Divertimento No 11 in D, K 251 – Rondo
Birtwistle: Bach Measures (from eight Chorale Preludes)
Russel Peck: Drastic Measures II. Allegro (for saxophone quartet)
John Adams: Fearful Symmetries
Shed 6
Friday 31 January, 7:30 pm

The Human Voice (La voix humaine, by Poulenc)
Barbara Paterson (soprano) and Gabriela Glapska (piano)
(Suite) Gallery, 241 Cuba Street
Friday 31 January. 7:30 pm

Organ recitals at St Paul’s
L’Orgue Mystique by
Charles Tournemire who is featured in 12 recitals in 2020 by Michael Stewart
L’Orgue Mystique – Music for Epiphany
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Friday 7 February, 12:45 pm 

Waikanae Music Society 
Michael Houstoun and the Amici Ensemble play Bach
Trio sonata from The Musical Offering
Partita No 4 in D, BWV 898
Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G, BWV 1049
Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 9 February, 2:30 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Bernard Wells (recorder) and Douglas Mews (harpsichord).
Music by Scarlatti, Corelli, Veracini and Chedely
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 12 February, 12:15 pm 

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Quinctus Ensemble – brass quintet
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 19 February, 12:15 pm 

New Zealand Festival of the Arts
Lemi Ponifasio’s MAU
and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kristjan Järvi and soprano Racha Rizk
Ponifasio (Guest curator of the Festival’s first week. “choreographer, dancer, stage director, designer and artist. In 1995, he founded MAU in Auckland, working with communities and artists from all over the world. MAU is a Samoan word that means a declaration to the truth of a matter”)
Gorecki: Symphony No 3 (Sorrowful songs)
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 21 February, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Festival of the Arts
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kristjan Järvi
Max Richter: Infra
Philip Glass: Águas da Amazônia (with Järvi’s Absolute Ensemble)
Michael Fowler Centre
Sunday 23 February 7:30 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Jonathan Berkahn and friends
The Music of Friendship: Gifts, homages, dedications – music by Haydn, Ravel, Schumann and Jonathan Berkahn
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 26 February, 12:15 pm 

The Human Voice at the New Zealand Festival of the Arts
(La voix humaine, by Poulenc)
Barbara Paterson (soprano) and Gabriela Glapska (piano)
New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. 1 Queens Wharf
Thursday 27, Friday 28 and Saturday 29 February, 6 pm  

New Zealand Festival of the Arts
Kopernikus by Claude Vivier: Opéra rituel de mort
Director: Peter Sellars
Performers: Roomful of Teeth and Ensemble l’instant donné
Opera House, Manners Street
Sunday 1 and Monday 2 March, 7 pm

New Zealand Festival of the Arts – New Zealand Opera
Peter Maxwell Davies: Eight songs for a Mad King
Orchestra: Stroma New Music Ensemble
Conducted by Hamish McKeich; associate conductor: Lindy Tennent Brown
Directed by Thomas de Mallet Burgess; designer: Robin Rawstorne
Baritone: Robert Tucker
Royal New Zealand Ballet Dance Centre, Wakefield Street
Monday 2, Wednesday 4, Thursday 5, Saturday 6 March, 8:30 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Piano Duo: Emma Sayers and Rachel Thomson
Schubert: Fantasie Op 103
David Hamilton: Five New Zealand Characters
Arensky: Six Children’s Pieces
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 4 March, 12:15 pm 

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; director and violin   Vesa-Matti Leppänen; Stephen De Pledge fortepiano
Bach: The Goldberg Variations (arrangement for a variety of instruments)
Carterton Event Centre
Wednesday 4 March, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; director and violin   Vesa-Matti Leppänen; Stephen De Pledge fortepiano
Bach: The Goldberg Variations (arrangement for a variety of instruments)
Lower Hutt Town Hall
Thursday 5 March, 7:30 pm

Organ recitals at St Paul’s
L’Orgue Mystique by
Charles Tournemire who is featured in 12 recitals in 2020 by Michael Stewart
L’Orgue Mystique – Music for Lent
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Friday 6 March, 12:45 pm 

The Fringe Festival in Wellington
Ursula Gabriele Gschwendtner (pianist and composer)
Ursula will be playing her own piano music compositions
All her music is on Spotify and Google Play if you type in her full name
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Friday 6 March, 7.30 pm and the two following Fridays, 13 and 20 March

Chamber Music New Zealand
Juilliard415, led by Robert Mealy
Handel: Overture to Il trionfo del tempo
Lully: Suite from Thésée
Vivaldi: Concerto in D major for two violins and two cellos, RV 564
Corelli: Concerto grosso in D major, Op 6 No 7
Gillian Whitehead: New Commission
Rameau: Suite from Dardanus
Salvation Army Citadel
Saturday 7 March, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; director and violin   Vesa-Matti Leppänen; Stephen De Pledge fortepiano
Bach: The Goldberg Variations (arrangement for a variety of instruments)
Kapiti Performing Arts Centre
Saturday 7 March, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Festival of the Arts
Netherlands Chamber Choir conducted by Peter Dijkstra
Programme 1: Bach (Motet, Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied), Brahms, Poulenc and Martin (Mass for Double Choir)
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 7 March, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Festival of the Arts
Netherlands Chamber Choir conducted by Peter Dijkstra
Programme 2: Best 0f 150 Psalms
Michael Fowler Centre
Sunday 8 March, 6 pm

New Zealand Festival of the Arts
New Zealand String Quartet with Jenny Wollerman (soprano)
Secrets of Sea and Space
Schoenberg: String Quartet No 2
Berg: Lyric Suite
Ross Harris: The Abiding Tides (poems by Vincent O’Sulivan)
St Mary of the Angels
Tuesday 10 March, 6 pm

New Zealand Festival of the Arts
New Zealand String Quartet with Jenny Wollerman (soprano
Secrets of Sea and Space
Schoenberg: String Quartet No 2
Berg: Lyric Suite
Ross Harris: The Abiding Tides (poems by Vincent O’Sulivan)
St Mary of the Angels
Tuesday 10 March, 6 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Gabriele Geschwenter – piano
St Andrews Church, 30 The Terrace
Wednesday 11 March, 12:15 pm

New Zealand Festival of the Arts
Trois Grandes Fugues
(Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge)
Lyon Opera Ballet
Choreographers: Lucinda Childs, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and Maguy Marin
Opera House
Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 March, 7:30 pm and Thursday 12 March, 1:30 pm

The Fringe Festival in Wellington
Ursula Gabriele Gschwendtner (pianist and composer)
Ursula will be playing her own piano music compositions
All her music is on Spotify and Google Play if you type in her full name
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Friday 13 March, 7.30 pm and Friday, 20 March

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
A string ensemble – to be confirmed
St Andrew’s on The Terrace, 30 The Terrace
Wednesday 18 March, 12:15 pm

The Fringe Festival in Wellington
Ursula Gabriele Gschwendtner (pianist and composer)
Ursula will be playing her own piano music compositions
All her music is on Spotify and Google Play if you type in her full name
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Friday 20 March, 7.30 pm

Mulled Wine Concerts at Paekakariki
Michael Endres piano – piano 
Haydn: Six Variations C major, Hob. XVII/5
Wilhelm Kempff: Two Bach Transcriptions: Adagio from concerto in F minor and Andante from Sonata for Flute in G minor
Beethoven: Sonata in F minor, Opus 57 “Appassionata”
Beethoven/Liszt: Symphony No 5 in C minor
Paekakariki Memorial Hall
Sunday 22 March, 2:30 pm 

Waikanae Music Society 
Oleg Marshev – piano
Chopin: Polonaise-Fantasie, Op 61; Two nocturenes Op 48, Fantasie, Op 49, Valse in A flat, Op 34/1, Mazurka in E minor, Op 17/2
Scriabin: Two nocturnes Op 5, Poloniase, Op 21, Valse in A flat, Op 38, Mazurka in E minor, Op 17/2, Fantasie Op 28
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 29 March, 2:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir, conducted by Donald Runnicles
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
Soloists: Jennifer Davis (soprano), Vasilisa Berzhanskaya (mezzo), Samuel Sakker (tenor), Jonathan Lemalu (bass)
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 3 April, 6:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hamish McKeich
Shed Series

Toru Takemitsu: Archipelago S
Chinary Ung: Water Rings
Kaija Saariaaho: Nymphea Reflection
Phillip Brownlee/Ariana Tikao: Ko te tataiwhetu
Shed 6
Saturday 18 April, 7:30 pm

Waikanae Music Society 
John Chen – piano
Chopin: Four mazurkas, Op 50, Three muzurkas, Op 63, Two polonaises Op 26, Polonaises, Op 53
Schumann: Sonata No 3
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 26 April, 2:30 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
A flute ensemble – to be confirmed
St Andrew’s on The Terrace, 30 The Terrace
Wednesday 29 April, 12:15 pm 

Chamber Music New Zealand
Rahim Alhaj and the New Zealand String Quartet
Rahim Alhaj (oud), Helene Pohl (violin), Monique Lapins (violin), Gillian Ansell (viola), Rolf Gjelsten (cell), Joan Perarnau Garriga (double bass), Nicholas Baker (percussion)
Barber: String Quartet in B minor, Op. 11
Rahim Alhaj’s Letters from Iraq
Public Trust Building
Tuesday 5 May, 7:30 pm

Waikanae Music Society 
NZTrio
Beethoven: Piano Trio in C minor, Op 1 No 3
Kristoz Hatzis: Old Photographs
A New Zealand commission
Dinuk Wijeratne: Love Triangle
Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 7 June, 2:30 pm

Chamber Music New Zealand
Calefax
Oliver Boekhoorn (oboe), Ivar Berix (clarinet), Raaf Hekkema (saxophone), Jelte Althuis (bass clarinet), Alban Wesly (bassoon)
Mozart (arr. Eduard Wesly): Quintet in C Minor, K 406
Henriette Bosmans (arr.Raaf Hekkema): String Quartet (version for Reed Quintet)
Schumann (arr.Raaf Hekkema): Ghost variations
Fauré (arr. Jelte Althuis): Dolly Suite, Op 56
Robert Zuidam: Three Dances
Strauss (arr. Oliver Boekhoorn): Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche op. 28
Public Trust Building
Monday 8 June, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero, with Valentina Lisitsa (piano) 
Tabea Squire: Variations 
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 3
Rachmaninov: The Isle of the Dead
Bartok: Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 26 June, 6:30 pm

New Zealand Opera
Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro 
Orchestra Wellington and the Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus
Conductor: Zoe Zeniodi
Director: Lindy Hume; assistant director: Eleanor Bishop
Designer: Tracy Grant Lord; lighting designer: Matthew Marshall
Singers: John Moore, Emma Pearson, Richard Oliarsaba, Joanna Foote, Bianca Andrew, Kirsten Darragh, Andrew Collis, Andrew Simmons, Joel Amosa
The Opera House
Saturday 27 June, Thursday 2 July, Saturday 4 July 7:30 pm;  Tuesday 30 June 6:30 pm  

Waikanae Music Society
Vesa and Friends
(Vesa-Matti Leppänen – violin, Samuel Jacobs – horn, Andrew Thomson – violin/viola, Nicholas Hancox – viola, Andrew Joyce – cello and a second horn player
Beethoven: String Trio in E flat, Op 3
Mozart: Horn Quintet in E flat, K 407
Beethoven: Sextet in E flat, Op 81b  
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 5 July, 2:30 pm

Chamber Music New Zealand
Voces8 – a young British vocal octet
Music by Gibbons. Tallis, Rachmaninov, Roxanna Panufnik, Jonathan Dove, Stephen Paulus, Jake Runestad, Eric Whitacre. Elgar, Eriks Esenvalds, Ola Gjeilo, Holst, Britten, Kate Rusby
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Wednesday 8 July, 7:30 pm

NZSO National Youth Orchestra conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero
Joshua Pearson (NYO Composer-in-residence) a new work
Shostakovich: Symphony No 7 (Leningrad – “7 Revealed”: an ‘inter-active performance’)
Followed by the symphony proper, by the NYO alongside the NZSO.
Michael Fowler Centre
Thursday 9 July, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop
Anna Klein: Night Ferry
Shostakovich: Symphony No 5
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 24 July, 6:30 pm

All Together: A Global Ode to Joy
Beethoven: Symphony No 9 in D minor (‘Choral’)
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by
Marin Alsop
With secondary schools and youth choirs, singing in te reo Maori
Part of an international project to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, with orchestras in five continents performing ‘new versions’ of the symphony, in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute
Plus four newly commissioned works by New Zealand composers, to complement the Beethoven work
Michael Fowler Centre
Tuesday 28 July, 7:30 pm

Waikanae Music Society
Takiri Ensemble
Anna Leese (soprano),Maaike Beckman (mezzo), Manase Latu (tenor), Robert Tucker (baritone), Kirseten Robertson (piano)
Songs by Beethoven,
Mahler: Lieder from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Music by American and New Zealand composers: Barber, Copland, Lauridsen, Anthony Ritchie and Bic Runga
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 2 August, 2:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vasily Petrenko with Yeol Eum Son (piano)
Wagner: Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg 
Mozart: Piano Concerto No 27
Prokofiev: Symphony No 5
Michael Fowler Centre
Thursday 6 August, 7:30 pm

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

Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos 5 and 6 (Orch. Parlow)
Schulhoff: Suite für Kammerorchester
New work for solo electric cello
Stravinsky: Danses concertantes
Maria Grenfell: Clockwerk
Mozart: Selections from the ballet music, Idomeneo
Shed 6
Friday 28 August, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gemma New with Johannes Moser (cello)
Robin Toan: Tu-mata-uenga ‘God of War, Spirit of Man’
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6, ‘Pathetique’
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 29 August, 7:30 pm  

Waikanae Music Society
Wilma and friends (Wilma Smith – violin, Jian Liu – piano, Nicholas Hancox –  viola, Andrew Joyce – cello)
Mahler: Piano Quartet in A minor
Schumann: Piano Quartet in E flat, Op 47
Strauss: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op 13
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 2 August, 2:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya with Augustin Hadelich (violin)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol
Sibelius: Vioin Concerto
Debussy: Images pour orchestra: II, ‘Ibéria
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 18 September, 6:30 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

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edo de Waart with Erin Wall (soprano) 
Strauss: Metamorphosen
Strauss: Four Last Songs
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 9 October, 6:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edo de Waart
Beethoven: Grosse Fuge Op 133 (orchestrated by Weingartner)
Haydn: Symphony No 64 in A
Mozart: Symphny No 40 in G minor, K 550
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

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

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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