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2019

Cruise Ship Concerts - Orchestra Pasifika

Tuesday 15 January

Monday 28 January

Monday 25 February

Join Orchestra Wellington and the Samoan Mission Choir for an exciting mix of traditional and contemporary songs from the Pacific.

CubaDupa - Orchestra Pasifika

Sunday 31 March

Join Orchestra Wellington and the Samoan Mission Choir for an exciting mix of traditional and contemporary songs from the Pacific.

Orchestra Wellington - Fantastic Symphonies

Friday 12 April, 7.30pm

Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Hector BERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique
Hector BERLIOZ Lélio

Orchestra Wellington - 8 Seasons

Saturday 5 May, 7.30pm

Opera House, Wellington

VIVALDI Four Seasons
Amalia Hall
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Amalia Hall

Wairarapa Singers - Haydn's Creation

Friday 17 May, 7 pm

Saturday 18 May, 2pm

St Matthew's Church, 37 Church Street, Masterton

HAYDN Creation

Orchestra Wellington - Jupiter

Saturday 25 May, 7.30pm

Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART Symphony No. 41 in C major, “Jupiter”
Anton BRUCKNER Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1890 version)

New Zealand Opera - Barber of Seville

Saturday 29 Jun – Saturday 6 Jul

Wellington Opera House

Sat, 29 Jun | 7.30 p.m.

Tue, 2 Jul | 6.30 p.m.

Thu, 4 Jul | 7.30 p.m.

Sat, 6 Jul | 5.00 p.m.

New Zealand Opera Dashing Count Almaviva is in love with the feisty young Rosina. But her guardian, Dr. Bartolo, is determined to marry her himself. Cue Figaro – aka The Barber of Seville – with a series of hair-brained schemes, one of which just might work.

Josie and The Emeralds - Voices from the Margins

Friday 5 July, 7.30pm

The Third Eye Tuatara, Wellington

Contemporary music played on Early Instruments with Voice featuring the music of Australian composer, Brooke Green. A collaboration between Sydney viol consort Josie and the Emeralds and Wellington musicians Imogen Granwal, Sophia Acheson , HyeWon Kim and Elyse Dalabakis.

Dunedin Symphony Orchestra - Strings to their Bows

Saturday 20 July, 5pm

Sunday 21 July, 3pm

King’s and Queen’s Performing Arts Centre, Dunedin

Richard Davis Conductor

Tessa Petersen Violin

Heleen du Plessis Cello


S Bach: Orchestra Suite No. 1
Vaughan Williams: Violin Concerto in D Minor – Concerto accademico
Saint Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1
Schubert: Symphony No. 5

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra - NZ composer sessions

26 July (5pm Concert)

27 July (recording)

BRIGID BISLEY Glimmer of Blue
REUBEN JELLEYMAN Vespro
LUCIEN JOHNSON Axum
ALISSA LONG The Corner of War
POWELL Four Maui Legends: III. Na Maui te Ahi a te Ao
TABEA SQUIRE Variations
KIRSTEN STROM Ice
BARRY VERCOE Metamorphoses
ANTONY YOUNG On Hearing the Shining Cuckoo

Orchestra Wellington - Pictures at an Exhibition

Friday 2 August, 7.30pm

Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Claude DEBUSSY L’Isle joyeuse
Alex TAYLOR & Simon INGRAM New work
Samuel BARBER Cello Concerto - Lev Sivkov, cello
Modeste MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition accompanied by stunning images from the National Collection.

Dunedin Symphony Orchestra - Symphonic Spectacular (Queenstown Tour)

Saturday 31 August, 7.30pm

Wakatipu High School, Queenstown

Mozart Flute Concerto No. 2 
J. Ritchie The Snow Goose 
Bach Orchestra Suite 
Interval
Mendelssohn The Hebrides Op. 26 (Fingal's Cave)
Schubert Symphony 5 D 485, Bb major

International Viola Congress - Dimitris Dragatakis: Concerto for Viola

Wednesday 25 September, 9am

Poznan, Poland

A lecture concerning Dimitris Dragatakis, a modern Greek composer, and his Concerto for Viola assisted by Artur Paciorkiewicz who was the violist who premiered the concerto in 1993. This lecture is based on Miss Dalabakis' current PhD research.

International Viola Congress - performance of Nigun for four viola by Boris Pigovat

Saturday 28 September, 9:30am

Poznan, Poland

The world premiere of Boris Pigovat's Nigun for four violas.

Artist Residency - Greek Music Archives

30 September - 29 October

Athens, Greece

An artist residency at the Greek Music Archives in Athens, Greece during the month of October.

Royal New Zealand Ballet - Hansel & Gretel

Wednesday 6 Nov – Saturday 9 Nov

6 Nov | 7:30pm

7 Nov | 7:30pm

8 Nov | 7:30pm

9 Nov | 1:30pm & 7:30pm

Alone and lost, two hungry children stumble towards a glowing vision of warmth and comfort, heaven for any child with an empty belly and an aching heart. But all is not as it seems…

Orchestra Wellington - Houstoun/Triumph!

Saturday 30 November, 7.30pm

Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Rob THORNE New work for orchestra, taonga pūoro and electric guitar - Rob Thorne, taonga pūoro; Kahu, guitar
Samuel BARBER Piano Concerto - Michael Houstoun, piano
Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony no. 8

Sinfonia for Hope - Cello for Africa

November 24, 2019

The second appearance of Sinfonia for Hope will be on November 24, 2019, on the Pipitea Marae in Wellington. Amongst a programme of music representing music and musicians from Africa and New Zealand, Sinfonia for Hope will perform Hans Huyssen’s “Concerto for an African cellist” featuring South African cellist, Heleen du Plessis, currently resident in Dunedin.

The concert will also feature a newly commissioned work by Dunedin composer Anthony Ritchie, for multiple cellos and percussion with elements linking New Zealand and Africa.

The concert will raise money to support the Tamariki Learning Centre, a primary school established in the heart of the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.

The founder of the school is Denise Carnihan, a resident of Raumati, near Wellington. The school has no ongoing funding in Africa and a sponsorship programme of a few hundred dollars a year from a few donors in the Wellington area enables the teachers to be given a small honorarium. The head teacher receives no income. The school is very, very basic with no electricity or water supply. The funds generated by this concert will make a profound impact on the lives of these children. We've also started a parallel project  to connect Kelburn Normal School in Wellington as a buddy school with Tamariki. This will enable the children from both schools to learn about each other and to share their cultural heritages. Under the oversight of Charles Bisley from KNS, aspects of Tamariki’s culture will be displayed at the concert on November 24.