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Wellington classical music: coming events

By , 27/03/2016

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

2021

Please note: As it is still possible that Covid alert levels might change and cause changes to scheduled performances, do not rely on listings here, and check with the musicians concerned before making commitments.

Biber’s Rosary Sonatas
Anne Loeser (baroque violin), Jane Young  (baroque cello) and Douglas Mews (harpsichord/organ)

The third and final part of Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber’s Rosary Sonatas
“The Glorious Mysteries” and the concluding Passacaglia “The Guardian Angel”
St Teresa’s Catholic Church, 301 Karori Road, Karori
Friday 5 February 6pm (Koha) 

The Fringe Festival in Wellington
Uriel Piano Music
Ursula Gabriele Gschwendtner (composer and pianist)
Church of St Peter, Willis Street
Friday 5, Friday 12 and Thursday 18 March, 7.30pm

Opera in a Days Bay Garden
La Sonnambula (Bellini)
Mark Carter (conductor); Rhona Fraser (producer/director)
Cast in order of appearance: Natasha Wilson, Morgan King, Elizabeth Mandeno, Rhona Fraser, Andrew Grenon, L J Crichton, James Ioelu, and chorus (chorus master:  Michael Stewart)
Canna House, 24 Moana Road, Days Bay
Bookings: http://tickets.daysbayopera.org.nz/
Friday 12, Saturday 13, Sunday 14 February, 5:30 pm

Waikanae Music Society  Opening concert 2021
Amici Ensemble with Jian Liu (piano)
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No 8, Carnaval de Pest (arranged by Liszt for piano trio) Mozart: String Quintet in G minor, K 516 Chausson: Concert for violin, piano and string quartet, Op 21
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 14 February 2:30 pm

Camerata, chamber orchestra, directed by Anne Loeser
‘Haydn in the Church’
Soloist: Andrew Joyce (cello)
Haydn: Symphony No. 12 in E, Hob 1:12
Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D, Hob VIIb:2
St Peter’s on Willis St
Saturday 20 February, 6:30 pm

Waikanae Music Society
Martin Setchell (organ – the Rodgers 233 Inspire digital organ)
Bach: Praeludium and Fugue in E flat, BWV 552
Vivaldi: Concerto in B minor (arranged by Johann Walther)
Pescetti: Sonata in C minor
Reger: Variations and Fugue on ‘God save the Queen’
Vierne: Clair de lune from Pièces de fantaisie
Widor: Toccata from Symphony No 5
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 14 March, 2:30 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
String Ensemble of the New Zealand School of Music
Mendelssohn: String Symphony No. 4
Wolf: Italian Serenade
Holst: St Paul’s Suite
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 24 March, 12:15 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hamish McKeich with Stephen De Pledge – piano
First concert in ‘Podium’ Series: entitled Carnival
Ravel: La Valse and Piano Concerto in G
Anna Clyne: Masquerade
Stravinsky: Petrushka Ballet (1947 version)
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 26 March, 6:30 pm

Nota Bene (chamber choir) and The Queen’s Closet (period instrument group, featuring single oboe and trumpet)
Gloria
Vivaldi’s Gloria and Bach’s Jesu, meine Freude and Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen
Director: Peter Walls
Nicola Holt (soprano), Maaike Christie-Beekman (mezzo), John Beaglehole (tenor), David Morriss (bass)
St Mary of the Angels, Boulcott Street
Sunday 28 March, 7 pm 

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
New Zealand School of Music Brass Ensemble
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 31 March, 12:15 pm

The Tudor Consort
Music for Holy Week
Allegri’s Miserere and Lotti’s Crucifixus, ‘weaved together’ with Bach chorales
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Friday 2 April, 7:30 pm (pre-concert talk – 7 pm)

St Andrew’s Lunchtime Concerts
Seasons Ensemble: Michelle Velvin (harp), Genevieve Davidson (saxophone) and Ingrid Schoenfeld (piano)
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 7 April, 12:15 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hamish McKeich with Diedre Irons – piano
Second concert in ‘Podium’ Series: Firebird
Juliet Palmer: Buzzard
Mozart: Piano Concerto No 23 in A, K 488
Stravinsky: The Firebird (arranged in 2000 for reduced orchestra by Jonathan McPhee)
Michael Fowler Centre
Thursday 8 April, 7:30 pm

St Andrew’s Lunchtime Concerts
New Zealand Junior Piano Competition winners
Ashani Waidyatillake and Otis Prescott-Mason
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 14 April, 12:15 pm

Chamber Music New Zealand
Nocturnes
Jian Liu (pianist)
Gillian Whitehead: Lullaby for Matthew
John Field: Nocturne No 6 “Cradle Song”
Chopin: Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op 15, No 2
Leonie Holmes: Nocturne for Piano
Grieg: Notturno, Op 54, No 4
Alexandre Tansman: Four Nocturnes
Respighi: Nocturne from Six Piano Pieces, R44
Lowell Liebermann: Nocturne
Poulenc: Nocturne No 1
Britten: Notturno
Clara Schumann: Nocturne, Op 6, No 2
Schumann: In der Nacht, from Fantasiestücke, Op 12
Bartók: “The Night’s Music”, from Out of Doors
JOIO | Nocturne in E Major
Barber: Nocturne, Op 33
Liszt: Nocturne No 3 from Liebesträume
Public Trust Hall, corner Lambton Quay and Stout Street
Wednesday 14 April, 7:30 pm

The Bach Choir of Wellington
Directed by Shawn Michael Condon
Michaela Cadwgan (soprano), Linden Loader (mezzo soprano), Jamie Young (tenor), Simon Christie (bass) and Douglas Mews (piano)
Dvořák: Stabat Mater, Op 58
Queen Margaret College, 53 Hobson Street
“Due to contact tracing requirements under COVID-19 level one restrictions, tickets are available up until concert time via Eventfinda only.  No cash or EFTPOS transactions will be available at the door”
Saturday 17 April, 3 pm

Wellington Chamber Orchestra conducted by Rachel Hyde
Term 1 concert programme:
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (violin: Hayden Nickel)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Saturday 17 April, 3 pm

Wellington Opera
Don Giovanni
Conductor: Matthew Ross; director: Sarah Brodie
Don Giovanni – Christian Thurston
Leporello – James Ioelu
Donna Elvira – Amanda Atlas
Donna Anna – Amelia Berry
Don Ottavio – Oliver Sewell
Zerlina – Natasha Wilson
Masetto – Joel Amosa
Commendatore – Paul Whelan
Opera House
Saturday 17, Thursday 22 and Saturday 24 April: 7:30 pm; Tuesday 20 April: 6:30 pm

Palliser Viols and Bethany Angus (virginals)
“The Bastard’s Legacy” – music from Italy and England for 2- 4- and 5-part consort, with settings for ‘viola bastarda’ by Dalla Casa and Ortiz
Futuna Chapel, Karori
Sunday 18 April, 2 pm

Wellington Chamber Music
Trio Elan
:
Donald Armstrong (violin)
Simon Brew (saxophone)
Sarah Watkins (piano)
Programme
Russ Peterson: Trio for Alto Saxophone, Violin and Piano
Peter Liley: Deux Images for Trio: Small Scurrying and Glimpse
Albeniz: Evocación, from Iberia (piano solo)
Barry Cockcroft: Beat Me (tenor saxophone solo)
Debussy: Violin Sonata in G minor
Marc Eychenne: Cantilène et Danse
Paizzolla: Otoño Porteño
Farr: Tango: Un Verano de Passion
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Sunday 18 April, 3 pm

St Andrew’s Lunchtime Concerts
Orion String Quintet: Anne Loeser, Rebecca Struthers, Sophia Acheson, Jane Young and Victoria Jaenecke
Mozart: Quintet in G minor, K 516
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 21 April, 12:15 pm

St Andrew’s Lunchtime Concerts
Duets for two sopranos
Georgia Jamieson Emms and Barbara Peterson
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Thursday 22 April, 12:15 pm

Cantoris (Director: Thomas Nikora) and New Zealand School of Music Orchestra (Conductor: Reuben Brown)
Cantoris’ 50th anniversary concert
Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D (Haffner), K 385
Mozart: Great Mass in C Minor, K 427
St Peter’s Church, Willis Street
Saturday 24 April, 7:30 pm

Gloria in excelsis: “Beauty in the midst of chaos” 
Kemp English (organ) and Yuka Eguchi (assistant concert-master of the NZSO)
Music by Norwegian composer Mons Leidvin Takle
W S Lloyd-Webber: Benedictus for violin and organ
Music by Massenet, Paradise and NZ composer Richard Madden
St Mary of the Angels, Boulcott Street
Sunday 25 April, 2 pm

Colours of Futuna
Michel Velvin (solo harp)
Futuna Chapel, Futuna Close, Karori
Sunday 25 April, 2 pm

St Andrew’s Lunchtime Concerts
Douglas Mews (baroque organ)
‘Going Dutch for lunch’
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 28 April, 12:15 pm

Camerata presents ‘Haydn in the Church’
Concertmaster and Musical Director: Anne Loeser
Camerata is a non-profit chamber orchestra that seeks to make beautiful classical music accessible to all.”
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no. 4 in G, BWV 1049
Mozart: Serenata notturna in D, K.239
Haydn: Symphony No. 13 in D, Hob 1:13
Tickets available at https://www.trybooking.co.nz/GQQ
St Peter’s on Willis Street
Saturday 1 May, 6:30 pm 

Waikanae Music Society
Michael Endres (piano)
Mozart: Sonata in B flat, K 333
Schubert: Fantasy in C (The Wanderer), D 760
Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Op 13
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 2 May, 2:30 pm

The organ at St Andrew’s on The Terrace
“Welcome Home and fundraising concert for the recently restored Croft organ”
Variety concert features Roy Tankersley, Paul Rosoman, Peter Franklin, Bruce Cash and other musicians Jane Keller, Larry Reese, and Mark Stamper, as well as Quintessential Brass and Counsel in Concert.
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Sunday 2nd May, 7 pm 

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Four Seasons  Directed by Vesa-Matti Leppänen with violin soloists Anna van der Zee, Malavika Gopal, Simeon Broom and Alan Molina
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Piazzolla: Las Cuatro Estanciones Porteñas (‘The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires’, arranged by Desyatnikov)
Alan Gibbs Centre, Wellington College
Saturday 8 May, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Holly Mathieson
Takemitsu: Dreamtime (Yume no toki)
Dorothy Ker: The Third Dream
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 14 May, 6:30 pm

Colours of Futuna: a series of concerts till 6 June
“Hildegard to Handel”
Baroque Voices: Robert Oliver  and six woman singers
Futuna Chapel, Futuna Close, Karori
Sunday 16 May, 2 pm

Chamber Music Hutt Valley
Inbal Megiddo (cell0) and Rachel Thomson (piano)
De Falla: Suite Populaire Espagnole
Salina Fisher: Mono no aware
Clara Schumann: Three Romances
Shostakovich: Adagio and Springtime Waltz  from The Limpid Stream
Nadia Boulanger: Three pieces for Cello and Piano
Brahms: Cello Sonata No 2 in F, Op 99
St Mark’s Church, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt
Thursday 20 May, 7:30 pm

Friday lunchtime concert at Cathedral of St Paul
Sweelinck 400
Michael Stewart (harpsichord and organ)
Series of the complete keyboard music of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, marking 400th anniversary of his death
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Friday 28 May, 12:45 pm

Paekakariki Mulled Wine Concerts
Piano Duo: Beth Chen and Nicole Chao
Music by Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Rachmaninov
Memorial Hall, The Parade, Paekakariki
Sunday 30 May, 2:30 pm

Chamber Music Hutt Valley
New Zealand String Quartet
Beethoven’s 250th anniversary celebration
String Quartet in C minor, Op 18 No 4
String Quartet in E flat, Op 74
String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op 131
St Mark’s Church, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt
Thursday 3 June, 7:30 pm

Palliser Viols and “Octogenarians”: Pepe Becker’s Baroque Voices
Gregory Squire and Rebecca Struthers, violins, Malcolm Struthers, double bass, and Douglas Mews, Organ
Church of St Mary of the Angels
Sunday 20 June, 7:30 pm 

Paekakariki Mulled Wine Concerts
Andrew Beer – Violin and Sarah Watkins – Piano.  Recent winners of  Best Classical Artist(s) at the NZ Music Awards
Music by Mozart, Gao Ping and Franck
Memorial Hall, The Parade, Paekakariki
Sunday 27 June, 2:30 pm

Chamber Music Hutt Valley
Winterreise: Special Concert
Will King (baritone) and Nicholas Kovacev (piano)
Schubert: Song Cycle – Winterreise, D 911
St Mark’s Church, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt
Friday 2 July, 7:30 pm

Paekakariki Mulled Wine Concerts
Pianist David Barnard (NZSM) with Toby Pringle – Trumpet, Cornet, Flugelhorn
Memorial Hall, The Parade, Paekakariki
Sunday 25 July, 2:30 pm

Paekakariki Mulled Wine Concerts
Guitarist Matthew Marshall with guests
Memorial Hall, The Parade, Paekakariki
Sunday 15 August, 2:30 pm

 

 

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