New Zealand Opera present Pietro Mascagani and Ruggiero Leoncavallo’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci.
The third and final concert in the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s three-concert Splendour Series, inspired by Bach.
The first in the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s three-concert Splendour Series, inspired by Bach.
New Zealand Opera present Handel’s Xerxes at the Auckland Arts Festival.
New Zealand Opera present Verdi’s Macbeth.
The NZTrio—comprising violinist Justine Cormack, cellist Ashley Brown and pianist Sarah Watkins—is soon to play the third concert in their Museum series. The Trio talks about their recent work and post-University life.
For much of its recent history, Vienna has been something of a musical incubator, a fact celebrated in the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s current concert series Splendour of Vienna. The focus of the series is, understandably, the Classical and Romantic mainstays of Mozart, Beethoven and Mahler, though it is a pity that a substantial work from the Second Viennese School (of pioneering atonal and serial composers) or a contemporary composer (such as the brilliant Beat Furrer) does not feature. That said, Musical Director Eckehard Stier’s surprising placement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 alongside significantly lesser-known pieces by Wolf and Schoenberg in the first concert of the series (Auckland Town Hall, July 15) made for an strong, intelligent programme that still drew a full house.
New Zealand Opera present Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.
A recent Chamber Music concert performed by the NZTrio.
At the New Zealand International Arts Festival, Mahler’s Eighth.
Two recent concerts performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.
The work, Bartók’s 1943 Concerto for Orchestra was the distinct highlight of a recent concert by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
New Zealand Opera and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra present Eugene Onegin.
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra perform Gustav Mahler’s Sixth Symphony.
175 East is an unusually constituted ensemble, with an emphasis on the bottom end. It’s an idiosyncratic combination of flute, clarinet, cello, double bass, bass clarinet and trombone that has, for over ten years, performed some of the most interesting ‘new music for old instruments’.
Three recent concerts from New Zealand’s two finest orchestras.