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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.

 

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

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Paul Rosoman on the recently refurbished organ
Music by Enrico Bossi, Otto Dienel, J. Guy Ropartz, Gottfried August Homilius and others
St Andrew’s on The terrace
Wednesday 2 June, 12:15 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

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Pohl-Gjelsten Family Trio
(Helene Pohl and Rolf Gjelsten and their son, violinist Peter Gjelsten)
Bach: Allegro from Trio Sonata No.6 in G; Cello Suite No 5 in C Minor; Andante from Trio Sonata No 4 in B Minor; Sonata for Solo Violin No 2 in A minor
Tchaikovsky: Canzonette from Violin Concerto, Op 35 (arranged for string trio by the performers Peter Gjelsten and Helen Pohl – violins)
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 9 June, 12:15 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Gillian Ansell’s Viola Students from the New Zealand School of Music
Associate Professor Gillian Ansell, who is the New Zealand String Quartet violist, presents a concert of university string students
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Thursday 10 June, 12:15 pm

Orchestra Wellington conducted by Marc Taddei
Amalia Hall (violin)

Chopin: Polonaise in A, Op 40 No 1 (orchestrated by Glazunov)
Paganini: Violin Concerto No 2 “La Canpanella”
Liszt: Symphonic Poems; Mazeppa and Les Préludes
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 12 June, 7:30 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Eclectic music for bass trombone
A special concert by NZSO principal bass trombonist Shannon Pittaway Music written for Bass Trombone without piano
An unaccompanied suite by Swiss American Composer/Saxophonist Daniel Schnyder
Pieces with tape accompaniment and pieces for one instrumentalist playing Bass Trombone, Bass Drum and Hi-Hat
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 16 June, 12:15 pm

Nota Bene conducted by Maaike Christie-Beekman 
Mark Hadlow — MC
English classics by  Elgar, Finzi and Gilbert and Sullivan, to the modern classics It Must be Love and Fields of Gold
folk songs O Waly, Waly and Bobby Shafto to old favourites I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside and Cruising Down The River On A Sunday Afternoon
You will also be treated to a right properafternoon tea with cucumber sandwiches and scones
Book online at Eventfinda before 14 June
Queen Margaret College Hall, Thorndon
Saturday 19 June, 3 pm

Waikanae Music Society
Jade String Quartet
Miranda Adams and Charmian Keay (violins), Robert Ashworth (viola), Edith Salzmann (cello)
Haydn: Seven Last Words from the Cross, Op 51, Hob III/50–56
David Hamilton: New Commission
Peter Adams: Proclamations, Canons and Dances
Schubert: String Quartet No 14 in D minor, D 810 (Death and the Maiden)
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 20 June, 2:30 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 

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Duo Enharmonics: Piano-four-hands – Beth Chen and Nicole Chao.
Mozart: Sonata in C, K. 521
Schubert: Fantasy in F Minor, D. 940
Mozart: Symphony No. 4
0 in G minor, K 550 (arranged by Igor Roma)
St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Wednesday 23 June, 12:15 pm 

New Zealand Opera
The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart)
Conductor: Zoe Zeniodi; director: Aidan Lang; designer: Tracy Grant Lord; Chorus director: Michael Vinten
John Moore (Count Almaviva); Emma Pearson (Countess Almaviva); Richard Ollasaba (Figaro); Joanna Foote (Susanna); Bianca Andrew (Cherubino); Kristin Darragh (Marcellina); Andrew Collis (Don Bartolo); Andrew Grenon (Don Basilio and Don Curzio); Imogen Thirlwall (Barbarina); Joel Amosa (Antonio)
The Opera House
Wednesday 23 and Friday 25 June, 7:30 pm, and Sunday 27 June, 2:30 pm

Iconic – The Tudor Consort; director Michael Stewart
Russian Orthodox music
The ‘Holy Minimalists’: Arvo Pärt and John Tavener,
Rachmaninov: All-night Vigil – movements including Bogoroditse Dyevo, and Liturgy of St John Chrisostom
Georgy Sviridov: various choral pieces
Tavener: Svyati (with cellist Andrew Joyce)
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Saturday 26 June, 7.30pm (7pm for pre-concert talk)

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

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Piano recital: Lixin Zhang
(First Prize winner: Wallace National Junior Piano Competition; National Young Performer Award; National Concerto Competition)
Chopin – Ballade No1 in G minor, Op 23
Mozart – Sonata No 10 in C, K 330
Chopin- Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Thursday 1 July, 12:15 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

Wellington Chamber Orchestra conducted by Ewan Clarke  
Maria Grenfell: River, Mountains, Sky
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music; Five Mystical Songs with Will King (baritone), Baroque Voices and Nota Bene
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Sunday 4 July, 3 pm  

St Andrew’s Lunchtime Concerts
Piano students from the New Zealand School of Music
William Berry: a Bach Toccata and his own composition
Ben Kennedy: Mozart’s Adagio from Sonata in C minor, K 457 and Liszt’s Jeux d’eau à la Villa d’Este
Emma Qiu: Sonata in F major by Haydn
Otis Prescott-Mason: Mozart’s Fantasie in D minor and Scriabin’s Sonata No 4
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 7 July, 12:15 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra 
The Rite of Spring 
Gemma New (conductor)
Chopin: “Les Sylphides” – 1909
Michael Houstoun (piano) plays Chopin’s original piano works orchestrated for Les Sylphides
Stravinsjy: Ballet “Le Sacre du Printemps” (The Rite of Spring) – 1913
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 10 July, 7:30 pm 

NZSO National Youth Orchestra
Gemma New (conductor)
Ihiara McIndoe (NYO Composer-in-Residence) – Ephemeral Bounds
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 in C Major “Leningrad”
Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington
Sunday 11 July, 2 pm 

St Andrew’s Lunchtime Concerts
Aroha String Quartet: International Music Academy 2021
Tutors’ Concert
Strauss: Sextet from Capriccio (Donald Armstrong, Manshan Yang, Zhongxian Jin, Michael Cuncannon, Robert Ibell, David Chickering)
Stravinsky: Concertino for String Quartet (Haihong Liu, Konstanze Artman, Zhongxian Jin, Robert Ibell)
Rossini: Duet for Cello and Double Bass (Robert Ibell and Oleksandr Gunchenko)
Dvořák: Quintet No 2 in A, Op 81 – 4th movement (Tom McGrath, Haihong Liu, Donald Armstrong, David Chickering, Brian Shillito)
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 14 July, 12:15 pm

Aroha String Quartet (Haihong Liu, Konstanze Artman, Zhongxian Jin, Robert Ibell) and guests (Donald Armstrong, Manshan Yang, Michael Cuncannon, David Chickering, Brian Shillito, Oleksandr Gunchenko, Tom McGrath)
Aroha String Quartet International Music Academy Gala Concert
Works by Vivaldi, Schubert, Dvořák, Schumann, Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Klengel, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky & others
St Andrew’s on the Terrace
Saturday 17 July
5 pm

Orchestra Wellington conducted by Marc Taddei 
Virtuoso Composer
Mozart: Symphony No 25 in G minor, K 183
Psathas: Call of the Wild with Adam Page (saxophone), Premiere
Beethoven: Symphony No 4 in  B flat, Op 60
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 17 July, 7:30 pm

Wellington Chamber Music
Jade String Quartet
Haydn: Seven Last Words from the Cross (selections)
David Hamilton: a new commission
Peter Adams: Proclamations, Canons and Dances
Schubert: Death and the Maiden
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Sunday 18 July, 3 pm  

St Andrew’s Lunchtime Concert Series
Ya-Ting Liou – Solo piano recital
Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue No. 5 in D Major
Schubert: Sonata in C minor, D 958
Bizet: Variations on a Theme from Carmen by Vladimir Horowitz
St Andrew’s on The terrace
Wednesday 21 July, 12:15 pm  

Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater 
St Mary of the Angels
Bianca Andrew & Joanna Foote with string ensemble, conducted from the chamber organ by Douglas Mews and led by Anne Loeser
Listed by Rhona Fraser
The concert also includes other masterpieces of the Baroque
Handel: an organ concerto (Douglas Mews)
Handel: aria ‘Tu del ciel ministro eletto’ (Joanna Foote)
Pergolesi: Sinfonia for Cello (Ken Ichinose)
Pergolesi: Cantata Orfeo for soprano (Rhona Fraser)
Rameau: an aria from Castor et Pollux (Bianca Andrew)
Buy tickets: 0210694969
St Mary of the Angels, 17 Boulcott St
Wednesday 21 July, 7:30 pm

New Zealand School of Music – Te Kōkī 
Lunchtime Concert for two Pianos and Percussion
Jian Liu, Gabriela Glapska, Hannah Neman and Naoto Segawa
Works by Bartok and Ravel
Adam Concert Room: Gate 7 on Kelburn Parade (actually called Culliford Drive)
Friday 23 July, 12:10 pm 

Bach Choir of Wellington conducted by Shawn Michael Condon
Mozart: Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K 339
And evening music and lullabies including works by Haydn, Brahms, Whitacre, Lauridsen, Bach and Franck
Soloists: Shaunagh Chambers, Kate Manahi, Lila Crichton, Samuel McKeever
Douglas Mews – accompanist
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Tickets: Eventfinda – $30/$25
Saturday 24 July, 4 pm  

The Tudor Consort – Iconic
Director: Michael Stewart
Featuring cellist Andrew Joyce
Music by Rachmaninov (movements from the All Night Vigil and the Liturgy of St John Chrisostom), Tavener (Svyati), Pärt and Sviridov
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Saturday 24 July, 7:30 pm (7pm pre-concert talk)

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

Wellington Chamber Music – Liam Wooding (piano)
Reflections & Connections

Douglas Lilburn: Sonata in F sharp minor
Stuart Greenbaum: Remote Connection
Beethoven: Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op 27 No 2, “Moonlight”
Duke Ellington: Reflections
Debussy: Images (Book 1)
John Adams:  Phrygian Gates
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Sunday 25 July, 3 pm

Stroma – 20th anniversary concert
Idiosyncrophilia “a curious world of Neil Feather’s invented instruments. Surrounded by a mesmerising soundscape composed by Rosie Langabeer, the instruments — with names such as ‘The Wiggler’, ‘Nondo’ and ‘Magnapooters’ — whizz, whirr and crunch under the spotlight.
The Heyday Dome at Bats Theatre, Kent Terrace
Sunday 25 July, 5:30 pm and 7 pm

Chamber Music Hutt Valley
Liam Wooding (piano)
Lilburn: Piano Sonata
Stuart Greenbaum: Remote Connection
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in S sharp minor, Op 27, No 2 (Moonlight)
Duke Ellington: Reflections
Debussy: Images Book 1
John Adams: Phryyian Gates
St Mark’s Church, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt
Tuesday 27 July, 7:30 pm

TGIF (‘Thank God it’s Friday’) Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Sweelinck 400

Michael Stewart (harpsichord/organ)
Michael Stewart plays the complete keyboard music of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck to mark the 400th anniversary of the composer’s death.
All concerts start at 12.45pm and will be approximately 50 minutes.
Suggested donation – $10  –
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Friday 30th July, 12:45pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra – and Benee
Benee’s songs arranged by Claire Cowan (for enlightenment about Benee, alias Stella Bennett, see page B7 of The Dominion Post of Saturday 17 July)
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 30, Saturday 31 July, both evenings: 8 pm 

Kapiti Concert Orchestra conducted by Donald Armstrong
Vivaldi: ‘Summer’ from the Four Seasons with Clara Satherley (violin)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 1 in C with Lucia Vidiella-Lopez (piano)
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No 2
Brahms: Symphony No 1
Te Raukura Kapiti Performing Arts Centre
Saturday 31 July, 2 pm

Circa Theatre
Roger Hall’s “Winding Up”
Circa Theatre, Corner Taranaki Street and Cable Street
Saturday 31 July, 8 pm
Sunday 1 August, 4 pm  

Wellington Youth Orchestra
Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3, Op 72 b
Dvořák: Symphony No. 6 in D, Op 60
St James’ Church, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt
Saturday 31 July, 3 pm
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Sunday 1 August 3 pm

Waikanae Music Society
Lixin Zhang, pianist aged 19, has just won the Silver Medal at the prestigious Gina Bachauer Young Artists International Piano Competition in the United States
Plays his award-winning programme of Mozart, Chopin and Liszt
Waikanae Memorial Hall
Sunday 1 August, 2.30 pm

Kapiti Chorale with orchestra  
Coronation Anthems
St Paul’s, Paraparaumu .
Saturday 7 August, 3 pm

Orpheus Choir of Wellington: I Was Glad
Orpheus Choir (director Brent Stewart) with Martin Setchell (organ) and instrumental ensemble
Sarah Hopkins: Past Life Memories
Szymanowski:  Stabat Mater  (with soprano Barbara Paterson, mezzo Margaret Medlyn, and bass Wade Kernot)
And works by Parry (‘I was glad’), MacMillan and Whitacre
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Saturday 7 August, 7:30 pm
Kapiti Coastlands Theatre / Te Raukura ki Kapiti
Sunday 8 August, 3 pm

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

Wellington Chamber Music
Vieux amis
: Justine Cormack (violin), James Bush (cello), Sarah Watkins (piano)
Arvo Pärt: Für Alina and Mozart-adagio
Bach: Viola da Gamba Sonata in D major, BWV 1028 and Violin Sonata in E major, BWV 1016
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No 2 in E minor, Op 67
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Sunday 15 ,August,  3 pm  

Stroma – 20th Anniversary Concert
Featuring: Alistair Fraser (taonga puoro), Bridget Douglas (flute), Mark Carter (conductor)
Music by:
Jenny McLeod Cat Dreams (for mixed ensemble)
Salina Fisher: Lumina (for mixed ensemble)
Kaija Saariaho: Terreste (for flute and ensemble_
Simon Eastwood & Alistair Fraser: Te Aitanga Pepeke (for taonga puoro and ensemble)
Luciano Berio: Ricorrenze (for wind quintet)
Michael Norris: Gyri (for mixed ensemble)
Public Trust Hall, corner Lambton Quay and Stout Street
Friday 20 August, 7:30 pm

Orchestra Wellington – Virtuoso Diva
Conducted by Marc Taddei with Anna Leese (soprano)
Ravel – Shéhérazade – Overture and Song-cycle
Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade (Шехеразaда)
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 21 August, 7:30 pm  

Chamber Music New Zealand – Fantasy and Romance
Melanie Lançon (flute), Bede Hanley (oboe) Stephen De Pledge (piano)
Gaubert: Tarentelle
Robert Schumann: Three Romances, op 94
Clara Wieck-Schumann: Liebst du um Schönheit ,Sie liebten sich beide, Liebeszauber
Robert Schumann: Abegg Variations, op 1 (arr. flute, oboe and piano by Stephen De Pledge)
Glen Downie: Rivet (premiere)
Fauré: Après un rêve,  Mandoline,  Fantasie, Op 79, Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major, Op 36
Dring: Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano
Public Trust Hall, Corner Lambton Quay and Stout Street, Wellington
Tuesday 24 August, 6:30 pm

Chamber Music Hutt Valley
Sweet Chance –
Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome! Works from Germany and France
Vocal Duo with piano and viola (Morag Atchison – soprano, Catrin Johnsson – mezzo-soprano, Rachel Fuller – piano, Serenity Thurlow – viola)
A selection of Sämtliche Lieder by Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann and Wagner
Brahms: Zwei Gesänge
Fauré: Two Duets, Op 10
Reynaldo Hahn: A selection of songs including À Chloris
Berlioz: A selection of songs including La Spectre de la Rose
Charles Martin Loeffler: Two songs from ‘Four Poems’, Op 5
Poulenc: Novelette No.1
Fauré: Pavane
Auguste Mathieu Panerson: Sainte Cécile
Kurt Weill: A selection of songs including Je ne t’aime pas and Schickelgrüber
St Mark’s Church, Woburn
Thursday 26 August, 7:30 pm  

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Mozart Serenity
Mozart: Serenades: No 7 in D, K 250 “Haffner”; and No 12 in C  minor, K 388 “Nachtmusik”
Alan Gibbs Hall, Wellington College, Dufferin St (Basin Reserve)
Saturday 28 August, 7:30 pm  

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