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May 2017

Orchestra Wellington – Firebird

May 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
Michael Fowler Centre, 111 Wakefield Street
Wellington,Wellington6011New Zealand
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NZ$50
Stravinsky Firebird | Karla Norton Violin Lessons | Wellington

In this concert we’ll hear two geniuses announce themselves to the world, Beethoven’s 1st symphony shows he had already mastered the symphonic form and even hints at how he would one day revolutionise it. Then we have the young Stravinsky, one of the greatest composers to be launched into worldwide fame by the impresario Diaghilev. ... Find out more >>

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Kapiti Chorale – German Titans

May 21 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm NZST
Ōtaki Memorial Hall, Main Street
Otaki,Wellington5512New Zealand
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Free
Kapiti Chorale | Karla Norton Violin Lessons | Wellington

Karla joins the orchestra accompanying Kapiti Chorale. The Chorale will be performing Bruckner’s magnificent Mass No. 1 in D Minor, with an orchestra and four outstanding soloists. Bruckner himself conducted the première in Linz Cathedral on 20 November 1864, and its favourable reception ensured its repeat at the Redoutensaal, also in Linz, on 18 December. ... Find out more >>

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Dunedin Symphony Orchestra – International Series 1 – Sibelius and Prokofiev

May 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
Dunedin Town Hall, Moray Place
Dunedin,9016New Zealand
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NZ$15.00 - NZ$80.00

Prokofiev’s concerto contains his trade-mark sunlit melodies, harmonic shifts, and angular writing. Sibelius’ symphony is one of his best-loved works. Its turmoil and triumph are thought to depict Finland’s struggle for independence. Russian violinist Ilya Gringolts, a 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition jury member, is internationally renowned for his extremely virtuosic playing and sensitive ... Find out more >>

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July 2017

Orchestra Wellington – Houstoun and Debussy

July 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
Michael Fowler Centre, 111 Wakefield Street
Wellington,Wellington6011New Zealand
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NZ$60
Michael Houstoun | Credit Robert Catto | Karla Norton Violin | Wellington

Diaghilev’s magic touches this concert too, in the form of Debussy’s commission for the Ballets Russes: Jeux. Premiering within two weeks of The Rite of Spring, and likewise scored for a huge orchestra, this was Debussy’s final masterpiece for orchestra and was one of the most in uential scores of the 20th century – an ... Find out more >>

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TGIF Recital – Karla Norton and Jonathan Berkahn

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm NZST
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, Corner of Hill & Molesworth Streets
Wellington,Wellington6144New Zealand
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Free
TGIF | Wellington Cathedral Recital | Karla Norton Violin

Karla Norton (violin) and Jonathan Berkahn (harpsichord) Thank God it's Friday! Celebrate the end of the working week with music in the beautiful Wellington Cathedral of St Paul. Recitals commence at 12.45pm and last no longer than 30 minutes. Entry is by a suggested donation of $10.

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August 2017

Hawke’s Bay Orchestra – The Creation

August 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
Waiapu Cathedral, 28 Browning Street
Napier,Hawkes Bay4140New Zealand
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NZD39.00
Napier | Haydn Creation | Karla Norton Violin

Anna Leese: Soprano Joel Amosa: Bass Hawke’s Bay Orchestra Of a performance of Handel’s Messiah, Haydn remarked that he “was struck as if he had been put back to the beginning of his studies and known nothing up until that moment”. His Creation was his response: an oratorio depicting no less than the creation of ... Find out more >>

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Hawke’s Bay Orchestra – Weber, Brahms, Dvorak

August 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
Waiapu Cathedral, 28 Browning Street
Napier,Hawkes Bay4140New Zealand
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nzd39.00
Hawkes Bay Orchestra | Weber Brahms Dvorak | Karla Norton Violin

Vesa-Matti Leppänen: Violin Andrew Joyce: Cello Hawke's Bay Orchestra Conductor: José Aparicio After his stunning performance of Sibelius' Violin Concerto in 2016, we are delighted to welcome back NZSO concertmaster Vesa-Matti Leppänen, here joined by NZSO principal cellist Andrew Joyce in Brahms' late masterwork - the double concerto. Dvořák's masterful seventh symphony is regarded by ... Find out more >>

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Hawke’s Bay Orchestra – Haydn Creation Performance 2

August 6 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm NZST
Waiapu Cathedral, 28 Browning Street
Napier,Hawkes Bay4140New Zealand
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nzd39.00
Napier | Haydn Creation | Karla Norton Violin

Anna Leese: Soprano Joel Amosa: Bass Hawke’s Bay Orchestra Of a performance of Handel’s Messiah, Haydn remarked that he “was struck as if he had been put back to the beginning of his studies and known nothing up until that moment”. His Creation was his response: an oratorio depicting no less than the creation of ... Find out more >>

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Dunedin Symphony Orchestra – International Series 2 – Dvorak and Brahms

August 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
Dunedin Town Hall, Moray Place
Dunedin,9016New Zealand
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nzd15.00

Soloist – Li-Wei Qin Saturday 12 August 2017 7:30 pm China-born Li-Wei Qin studied in both Australia and the UK, and now teaches in Singapore. Since his 2004 DSO performance, he has continued to perform with the world’s most prestigious orchestras and musicians. As a Czech musician in a Germano-centric world, Dvorák career only took ... Find out more >>

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September 2017

Orchestra Wellington – Invitation to the Dance

September 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
Michael Fowler Centre, 111 Wakefield Street
Wellington,Wellington6011New Zealand
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NZD10.00
Orchestra Wellington | Karla Norton Violin | Wellington

This, another dance-centred programme, begins and ends with Ravel’s evolving ideas on the waltz. The first waltzes look backwards, modelled on Schubert’s delightful essays in the form. But Ravel’s later work La Valse reflects its postwar world: written for Diaghilev in 1919, it is danced on the edge of a precipice; the beautiful ballrooms of ... Find out more >>

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