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June 2020

Cancelled – Chamber Music New Zealand: CALEFAX

June 6 @ 7:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts Nelson, 7010 New Zealand + Google Map

In great demand internationally, world renowned Calefax Reed Quintet are one of the most dazzling wind ensembles performing at present. This close-knit ensemble of five reed players draws music from eight centuries of repertoire to create unique arrangements: from early music to classical and jazz to world premières, in the hands of Calefax it all sounds fresh and new. Calefax Reed Quintet has enjoyed collaborations with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, trombonist Christian Lindberg, mezzo-soprano Cora Burggraaf, Jungle Boldie (formerly the Tony…

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NCMA’s Lunchtime Concert Series: Cello Ensemble

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts Nelson, 7010 New Zealand + Google Map

Back by popular demand, an orchestra of eight celli and soprano Allison Cormack. The group will perform works by Villa-Lobos, Corelli, Purcell and Piazolla. NCMA’s Lunchtime Concert Series is proudly sponsored by Nelson Pine Industries A merchant fee may be charged on credit and debit card transactions. Cash and eftpos available for door sales at Nelson Centre of Musical Arts from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. Tickets also available through all Ticket Rocket outlets (Theatre Royal Nelson, Richmond Mall,…

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NCMA’s Lunchtime Concert Series: Louis Lucas-Perry

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts Nelson, 7010 New Zealand + Google Map

Louis Lucas-Perry has been learning piano since the age of 10 but did not fully discover classical music until he was 13. He has been involved in many concerts throughout the Nelson region including performances of Grieg's Piano Concerto in Am and Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini with the Nelson Symphony Orchestra. Louis is also currently accompanying the Nelson Male Voice Choir and Motueka High School Choirs. He completed his Bachelor of Music Degree in 2017 under the…

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NCMA’s Lunchtime Concert Series: Trio Jackson

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts Nelson, 7010 New Zealand + Google Map

From Gypsy to Jazz to Shostakovich and anything in between, this classically trained ensemble has branched out into an exotic array of genres to create something uniquely their own. Trio Jackson is a family group who have been playing together for over twenty years. This has created a magical musical synthesis born of their intuitive, creative and empathetic ensemble expression. A recently commissioned two-movement work, Gypsy Song & Gypsy Dance, by English Composer Vincent Lindsey-Clark, is a perfect vehicle for…

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Nelson Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven

June 27 @ 7:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts Nelson, 7010 New Zealand + Google Map

The symphonic music of Beethoven 250 years after his birth alongside Elgar's celebrated Cello Concerto. Soloist: Raeul Pierard. Programme: Egmont Overture - Beethoven Cello Concerto - Elgar (soloist Raeul Pierard) Symphony No. 1 - Beethoven. Conductor: Nigel Weeks QSM Tickets on sale – 14th February Ticket prices excluding service fee: Adult: $30 Family (2 adults and 2 children): $70 Student (under 18 with ID): $15 A merchant fee may be charged on credit and debit card transactions. Cash and eftpos…

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July 2020

NCMA’s Lunchtime Concert Series: Grampians Trio

July 2 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts Nelson, 7010 New Zealand + Google Map

Piano Trios are one of the most common forms of chamber music.  The standard trio includes violin and cello.  The piano trios of the classical era are dominated by the piano with the string doubling the piano parts.  This was usually to give pianos more resonance as at that time pianos were quite weak in tone.  But by the 19thcentury all three instruments hold their own. The piano has both solo and accompanying roles which free up the strings to…

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Chamber Music New Zealand: VOCES8

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nelson Cathedral, Trafalgar Street
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CONCERT IS BEING PERFORMED AT NELSON CATHEDRAL Prepare yourself for the exceptionally smooth sounds of VOCES8 as they take you on an acoustic tour of cathedrals throughout New Zealand. Gramophone Magazine writes, “The singing of VOCES8 is impeccable in its quality of tone and balance. They bring a new dimension to the word ‘ensemble’ with meticulous timing and tuning.” This tour will envelop you in sounds of infinite purity, from Tallis to Dove, Gibbons to Gjeilo.…

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Italian Piano Duo Spina and Benignetti in Concert

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts Nelson, 7010 New Zealand + Google Map

The Italian Piano Duo Spina & Benignetti is one of the most talented and acclaimed piano duo in Europe. Their album "Lifetime" including works of Mozart, Rachmaninov and Barber won the Gold Medal as Best Duo, Best Emerging Artist and Best Album at the 2017 Global Music Awards in USA. Coming from a strong musical lineage with backgrounds as soloist and chamber musicians, the duo have appeared as soloists in orchestras across Italy, France and The Netherlands. The duo performs…

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Masterclass for Piano & Piano Duo by Spina & Benignetti

July 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts Nelson, 7010 New Zealand + Google Map
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Masterclass for Piano & Piano Duo by Michele Benignetti & Eleanora Spina Saturday 18th July 9:30am – 12:30pm This one-off masterclass for piano and piano duo with the internationally renowned teachers and soloists Michele Benignetti and Eleonora Spina, provides piano players a fantastic opportunity to spend a day preparing for the new academic year, a rehearsal, a concert appearance, a competition or an exam, or simply to develop a programme of their own choice. With its generous Recital Theatre, NCMA…

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NCMA’s Lunchtime Concert Series: Mary Ayre & Fleur Jackson

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts Nelson, 7010 New Zealand + Google Map

Fleur and Mary both received their initial musical education through the Nelson School of Music. They performed together for the first time last year in the Brahms Piano Quintet. Their violin and piano recital of music from three countries leads us into widely different musical worlds: that of the Beethoven Sonata (profound and universal), that of Dvořák Sonatina (earth, fire and temperament: and in “Cinq Melodies” the surreal exotic realm of Prokofiev. NCMA’s Lunchtime Concert Series is proudly sponsored by…

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NCMA’s Lunchtime Concert Series: Juliet Ayre & Zeb Wulff

July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts Nelson, 7010 New Zealand + Google Map

Prokofiev's enigmatic 1st violin sonata was written during Russia's “Great Terror”, after losing so many colleagues and friends who were purged under Stalin's regime. It’s thought that he wrote it to heal himself of his inner traumas. He commented that the eerily peaceful gliding scales that begin and end the sonata should sound like “wind passing through an abandoned graveyard”.  The sonata is filled with a massive panorama of visceral emotions from grief to tenderness, even almost literal laughter. NCMA’s…

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August 2020

NCMA’s Lunchtime Concert Series: Phoenix Piano Trio

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts Nelson, 7010 New Zealand + Google Map

The Phoenix Piano Trio offer a unique opportunity for the audience to hear some original music all composed in Nelson. Musicians Craig Duffy (piano) Sally Wastney (cello) and Tamsin Leenhouwers (violin) join together to play three sets of original, atmospheric music composed by Craig Duffy and Tamsin Leenhouwers. NCMA’s Lunchtime Concert Series is proudly sponsored by Nelson Pine Industries A merchant fee may be charged on credit and debit card transactions. Cash and eftpos available for door sales at Nelson…

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