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

2019

 

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra 
Baroque series
Conductor and violin: Vesa-Matti Leppänen
Telemann: Water Music TWV 55:C3
Handel: Water Music HWV 348-350
Cathedral of Saint Paul
Friday 1 February 6:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; conductor: Hamish McKeich 
Shed Series
Body: Fanfare for Bert
Milhaud: La création du monde
Bach: Cello Suite No 5 in C minor, BWV 1011 – Prelude
Violin Partita No 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
Arvo Pärt: Wenn Bach Bienen gezüchtet hätte
Ellington/Peress: Black Brown and beige Suite
Shed 6, Wellington Waterfront
Friday 8 February 7:30 pm

The Night Watch, inaugural concert of a Wellington based early music group
Love Me Tender (just before Valentine’s Day) features the joint musical forces of four singers from  Baroque Voices (Pepe Becker, Katherine Hodge, P hillip Collins and Will King)  and leading early instrumentalists from Wellington and Sydney (Catherine Mackintosh, Annie Gard, Kamala Bain, Theo Small, Thea Turnbull, Robert Oliver, George Wills, Douglas Mews and Imogen Granwal)
Bach: Actus Tragicus, BVW 106
Flute and recorder concertos by Vivaldi and Telemann
Buxtehude: Cantata Wo soll ich fliehen hin
a work by Handel
St Luke’s church, corner Church and Main Streets, Greytown
Saturday 9 February, 6 pm
Queen Margaret College, 53 Hobson St, Thorndon
Sunday 10 February, 4 pm 

Tudor Consort directed by Michael Stewart
Chansons d’amour
– Renaissance love songs
Madrigals by Gesualdo, Marenzio and Lassus
Khandallah Town Hall
Saturday 16 February, 7 pm  

Waikanae Music Society
Dénes Várjon and Izabella Simon – duo pianists

Kurtág: Two Bach chorale arrangements
Schubert: Lebensstürme in A minor, D 947
Debussy: Petite suite L 65
Beethoven: Sonata in B flat (‘Hammerklavier’)
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 17 February, 2:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra – Classical Journey 
Conductor: Hamish McKeich
Rossini: Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri  
Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D major, Hob. 1/104 (‘London’)
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 (‘Classical’)
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a
Michael Fowler Centre
Wednesday 27 February, 7:30 pm

Wellington Chamber Music
Wilma Smith and Friends (Wilma, Anna Pokony – cello, and Ian Munro – piano)
Beethoven: Variations on Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu Op 121a
Ian Munro: Tales from Old Russia
Jean Françaix: Piano Trio in D major
Gareth Farr: Mondo Rondo
St. Andrews on The Terrace
Sunday 10 March, 3 pm

Chamber Music New Zealand 
Red Priest: The Baroque Bohemians
Piers Adams – recorders;, Adam Summerhayes – violin; Angela East – cello; David Wright – harpsichord
Biber: Sonata No 1 in A
Telemann: Largo and Presto from Concerto in E minor TWV 52
Handel: ‘Lascia ch’io Czadas’ & Aria and Passacaglia
Vivaldi: The Gypsy and the Priest after  Concerto in A minor RV 356 and works by Byrd, Campra, Nicholson, Mielczewski and others
Michael Fowler Centre
Monday 25 March 7:30 pm 

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir
Conductor: Edo de Waart with Susan Graham (mezzo soprano)
Anna Clyne: Abstractions II, III, IV
Berlioz: La mort de Cléopâtre 
Holst: The Planets
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 30 March, 7:30 pm

Orchestra Wellington conducted by Marc Taddei
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique and Lélio, le retour à la vie, mélologue en six parties (with Declan Cudd – tenor, Daniel O’Connor – baritone)
2019 marks the 150th anniversary of Berlioz’s death
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 12 April, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir
Conductor: Edo de Waart with Joyce Yang (piano)
Brahms: Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor, Op 15
Strauss: Serenade for Wind Instruments in E flat, Op 7
Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme Op 36 (‘Enigma Variations’)
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 13 April, 7:30 pm 

Waikanae Music Society
Julien van Mellaerts (baritone) and James Baillieu (piano)

Schubert: song selection
Schumann: Dichterliebe song cycle Op 142
Gareth Farr: new commission
Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 14 April, 2:30 pm

Tudor Consort directed by Michael Stewart
Tenebrae  music for Holy Week
Music by Victoria, Edmund Rubbra and James MacMillan.
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Friday 19 February, 7:30 pm  

Star Wars in Concert – film with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra live
Film: The Empire Strikes Back
John Williams’s score played by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
TSB Arena, Queens Wharf
Sunday 28 April, 1 pm and 6:30 pm

Chamber Music New Zealand 
Septura: An American in Paris
Ensemble of seven players: Simon Cox and Matthew Knight – artistic directors; Huw Morgan, Alan Thomas, Matthew Gee, Daniel West, Peter Smith
Ravel: Mother Goose
Debussy: Preludes
Gershwin: Three piano preludes; Songbook; An American in Paris
Michael Fowler Centre
Tuesday 30 April 7:30 pm 

Wellington Chamber Music
Beethoven: String Quartet in A major No. 5 Op. 18 no. 5
Jack Body: Bai sanxian
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 10 in A flat
Brahms: String Quartet in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2 St. Andrews on The Terrace
St Andrews on The Terrace
Sunday 5 May, 3 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra 
Shed Series
Conductor: Hamish McKeich
Haydn: Symphony No 38 in C, Hob.1:38 (‘The Echo’)
Leonie Holmes: Elegy
Revueltas: Homenaje a Federico Garcia Lorca
Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin
Penderecki: Polymorphia
Jonny Greenwood: 48 Responses to Polymorphia (New Zealand premiere)
Shed 6, Wellington Waterfront
Friday 10 May 7:30 pm

Waikanae Music Society
Michael Houstoun and friends
(Martin Riselay – violin, Andrew Joyce – cello, Andrew Thomson – viola)
Brahms: Piano Quartet No 2 in A, Op 26
Fauré: Piano Quartet No 1 in C minor, Op 15
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 19 May, 2:30 pm

Chamber Music New Zealand 
Brodsky Quartet (Daniel Rowland, Ian Bolton, Paul Cassidy, Jacqueline Thomas)
Rhythm and Texture:
Javier Alvarez: Metro Chabacano
Gershwin: Lullaby
Mario Lavista: Reflejos de la Noche
Osvaldo Golijov: Tenebrae (2003)
Ravel: String Quartet in F
Michael Fowler Centre
Monday 20 May 7:30 pm 

Orchestra Wellington conducted by Marc Taddei
Mozart: Symphony No 41 in C, ‘Jupiter’
Bruckner: Symphony No 8 in C minor (1890 version)
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 25 May, 7:30 pm

Wellington Chamber Music
Joseph Haydn String Quartet Op. 76 No. 2 “Fifths”
Anton Webern Langsamer Satz
Leoš Janáček String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata”
Felix Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 2 in A minor Op. 13
St Andrews on The Terrace
Sunday 26 May, 3 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra 
Baroque series
Conductor and violin: Vesa-Matti Leppänen
Bridget Douglas – flute
Corelli: Concerto Grosso in D, Op 6 no 1
Telemann: Overture-Suite in D, TWV 55:D21
Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in G minor, Op 10 no 2, La Notte
Fux: Overture in D minor, E 109
Telemann: Overture-Suite in D, TWV 55: D22
Cathedral of Saint Paul
Saturday 8 June, 7:30 pm

Chamber Music New Zealand 
Francesco Tuuisi – piano
Northern Migrations
Seventy minutes of music from the European jazz scene of the past decade
“formal and folkloric, early Baroque ostinato lines. Mediterranean modal melodies, minimalist grooves and Renaissance counterpoint”
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 15 June 7:30 pm 

Waikanae Music Society
Amici Ensemble

Rossini: Sonata No 1 for wind quartet
Piazzolla: Three Tangos for violin and bass
Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F, K 370
Spohr: Grand Nonet, Op 31
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 16 June, 2:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Dima Slobodeniouk and Carolin Widmann – violin
Christopher Blake: Angel of Ahioara
Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 1 in G minor, Op 13 (‘Winter Daydreams’)
Michael Fowler Centre
Thursday 20 June, 7:30 pm

NZSO National Youth Orchestra and National Youth Choir conducted by James Judd
David Squire – music director
Glen Downie (2019 NYO composer-in-residence): world premiere of new work
Tuirina Wehi, arr Robert Wiremu: Waerenga-a-Hika
Sibelius: The Oceanides, Op 73
Elgar: The Music Makers, Op 69
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 5 July, 6:30 pm 

Wellington Chamber Music
Andrew Beer (violin) and Sarah Watkins (piano)
Haydn: String Quartet Op. 76 No. 2 “Fifths”
Webern: Langsamer Satz
Janáček: String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata”
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor Op. 13
St Andrews on The Terrace
Sunday 7 July, 3 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Carlos Kalmar and Steven Osborne – piano
Mozart: Piano Concerto No 12 in A, K 414
Osvaldo Golijov: Last Round
Nielsen: Symphony No 4, Op 29 (‘The Inextinguishable’)
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 13 July, 7:30 pm

Waikanae Music Society
Aroha String Quartet and Diedre Irons (piano)
Mozart: String Quartet No 17 in B flat, K 458 (‘Hunt’)
Brigid Bisley: Unbound
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 14 July, 2:30 pm

Orchestra Wellington conducted by Marc Taddei , with Lev Sivkov (cello) 
Debussy: L’Isle joyeuse
Alex Taylor: new work
Barber: Cello Concerto
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 2 August, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra 
Shed Series
Conductor: Hamish McKeich
Piazzolla: Sinfonietta
Eve de Castro-Robinson: Cyprian’s Dance
Mozart: Symphony No 32 in G, K 318
Bach/Webern: A Musical Offering
Webern: Symphony, Op 21
John Adams: Chamber Symphony
Shed 6, Wellington Waterfront
Friday 9 August 7:30 pm

Waikanae Music Society
Levansa Trio with Lev Sivkov (cello)

Debussy: Sonata for violin and piano in G minor
Grieg: Andante con moto for violin, cello and piano
Duparc: Sonata for cello and piano in A minor
Beethoven: Piano Trio in B flat, Op 97 (‘Archduke’)
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 18 August, 2:30 pm

Wellington Chamber Music
Morton Trio
(Arna Morton – violin, Alexander Morton – horn, Liam Wooding – piano)
David Rinker: Velvet Valves for horn trio
Richard Bissill: Valse noir for horn and piano
St Andrews on The Terrace
Sunday 18 August, 3 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven Festival
Conductor: Edo de Waart
Symphonies Nos 1 in C, Op 21; 2 in D, Op 35 and 3 in E flat Op 55 (‘Eroica’)
Michael Fowler Centre
Wednesday 28 August, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven Festival
Conductor: Edo de Waart
Symphonies Nos 4 in B flat, Op 60 and 5 in C minor, Op 67
Michael Fowler Centre
Thursday 29 August, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven Festival
Conductor: Edo de Waart
Symphonies Nos 6 in F, Op 68 (‘Pastoral’) and 7 in A, Op 92
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 30 August, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven Festival
Conductor: Edo de Waart
Symphonies Nos 8 in F, Op 93 and 9 in D minor (‘Choral’)
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 31 August, 7:30 pm

Wellington Chamber Music 
Lazarus String Quartet (Mayumi Kanagawa – violin  Jos Jonker  violin – Albin Uusijärvi – viola and Alice Gott – cello)
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 6 Op.18 no. 6
Bartók: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor Op. 17
Mozart: String Quartet No. 16 in E-flat major K. 428
St Andrews on The Terrace
Sunday 1 September, 3 pm 

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Asher Fisch with Louis Lortie (piano)
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op 18
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung, Op 24
Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 6 September, 6:30 pm 

Chamber Music New Zealand 
Chiaroscuro
Matthew Barley – cello and Stephen de Pledge – piano
Schumann: Adagio and Allegro, Op 70
Webern: Three Little Pieces Op 11
Bach: Cello Sonata No 1 in G – the Andante
Salina Fisher: new work
Takemitsu: Orion (1984)
Debussy: Cello Sonata in D minor
Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel
Beethoven: Cello Sonata No 3 in A, Op 69
The Globe, Palmerston North (in the absence of a Wellington concert)
Wednesday 11 September 7:30 pm

Chamber Music New Zealand 
Viktoria Mullova Trio (Mullova – violin, Matthew Barley – cello, Stephen de Pledge – piano)
Schubert: Piano Trio No 2 in E flat D 929
Salina Fisher – new work
Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 14 September 7:30 pm

Orchestra Wellington conducted by Marc Taddei
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht
Bach: Concerto No 1 in D minor (with Brahms’s cadenza)
Beethoven: String Quartet No 14 in C sharp minor, Op 131 (orchestrated by Dimitri Mitropoulos
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 21 September, 7:30 pm

Waikanae Music Society
Tony Chen Lin – piano

Gao Ping: new commission
Mozart: Fantasia in C minor, K 475 and Sonata in C minor, K 457
Janáček: Piano Sonata 1 x 1905  (viz, 1 October 1905)
Clara Schumann: Nocturne, Op 6 no 2
Robert Schumann: Fantasie in C, Op 17
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 22 September, 2:30 pm

Wellington Chamber Music
Tony Chen Lin – piano

Gao Ping: new commission
Mozart: Fantasia in C minor, K 475 and Sonata in C Minor, K457
Janáček: Piano Sonata 1. X. 1905 (viz. 1 October 1905) ‘From the Street’
Clara Schumann: Nocturne Op 6, No. 2
Robert Schumann: Fantasie in C Major, Op 17
St Andrews on The Terrace
Sunday 29 September, 3 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra 
Conductor James Judd in conversation with H K Gruber and Håkan Hardenberger  (trumpet) with Joyce Yang (piano)
Discussing the NZSO programme of the next evening, 10 October
Hotel Intercontinental
Wednesday 9 October, 7 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: H K Gruber and Håkan Hardenberger  (trumpet)
Toy Symphony (Kindersinfonie) composer uncertain
Stravinsky: Circus Polka: For the young elephant
HK Gruber: Aerial
Haydn: Symphony No 22 in E flat, Hob 1/22 (‘The Philosopher’)
HK Gruber: Frankenstein
Michael Fowler Centre
Thursday 10 October, 7:30 pm

Orchestra Wellington conducted by Marc Taddei
Barber: Fanfare for the Common Man
Copland: Symphony No 3
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 19 October, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Jun Märkel with Samuel Jacobs (French horn)
Kenneth Young: Te Mapouriki
Mozart: Symphony No 31 in D, K 297 (‘Paris’)
Strauss: Horn Concerto No 1 in E flat, Op 11
Mendelssohn: Overture Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Schumann: Symphony No 1 in B lat, Op 38 (‘Spring’)
Michael Fowler Centre
Thursday 24 October, 7:30 pm

Chamber Music New Zealand 
Quatuor Ébène: Pierre Colombet and Gabriel le Magadure (violins), Marie Chilemme (viola) and Raphaël Merlin (cello)
Beethoven Live
String Quartet in G, Op 18 no 2
String Quartet in F minor, Op 95
String Quartet in E flat, Op 74
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 25 October 7:30 pm

Waikanae Music Society
Alexander Gavrylyuk – piano

Mozart: Sonata in C, K 545
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op 15
Liszt: Étude No 6
Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre
Ravel: Pavane pour une infant défunte
Ravel: À la manière de Chabrier and À la manière de Borodine
Mussorgsky: Picture at an Exhibition
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 3 November, 2:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Edo de Waart with Jennifer Koh (violin)
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Violin Concerto
Schubert: Symphony No 9 in C, D 944 (‘Great’)
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 8 November, 6:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir and Orpheus Choir of Wellington
Conductor: Edo de Waart with Lauren Snouffer (soprano) and Anna Larsson (mezzo-soprano)
Mahler: Symphony No 2 in C minor (‘Resurrection’)
Michael Fowler Centre 
Friday 22 November, 6:30 pm 

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra 
Shed Series
Conductor: Hamish McKeich with Russell Walder – oboe
Tchaikovsky/Ellington: The Nutcracker Suite (selection)
John Luther Adams: Become River
Milhaud: Saudades do Brasil, Op 67 (selection)
Derek Bermel: Canzonas Americanas: movements 1 to 3
Russell Walder arr. Psathas (untitled new work)
Shed 6, Wellington Waterfront
Saturday 30 November 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Orpheus Choir of Wellington conducted by Abraham Abbott
Handel: Messiah
Celeste Lazarenko – soprano; Anna Pierard – mezzo soprano; Jonathan abernethy – tenor; Hadleigh Adams – bass
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 7 December, 7:30 pm

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