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August 2022

Lunchtime Concert: Muriwai (Ariana Tikao & Bob Bickerton)

August 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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$10 – $15

<br/>Threads of time and place are woven together to create a rich tapestry of sound presented by Ariana Tikao and Bob Bickerton as they perform as Muriwai. Taonga Puoro, Celtic Harp and natural soundscapes meet in a confluence of creativity inspired by pūrākau, Māori origin stories, as well as contemporary themes and future concepts. In this concert a timeline is explored from Kāi Tahu creation stories through to the arrival of tākata (people), their impact on the world, and the…

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September 2022

Lunchtime Concert: Miles Jackson & Friends

September 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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$10 – $15

'Nights in the Gardens of Spain' Romantic Classical & Flamenco Guitar Gems from Spain New time: Our lunchtime concerts now start at 12:30 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 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday. Please contact Nelson Centre of Musical Arts if you require wheelchair seating on 03…

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Lunchtime Concert: Manjit Singh (Tabla player)

September 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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$10 – $15

Manjit Singh - Tabla player Manjit Singh upholds the essence of traditional Tabla playing. He has been teaching and performing Music since 1997. He has a Master's in Tabla from India and finished an undergraduate degree in Musicology, post-graduate in Indian and Jazz collaborations from Auckland. He is currently pursuing research on musical skills and music education for his Master's degree at the University of Auckland. Besides teaching, Manjit also performs regularly with international and local musicians of Indian, Jazz,…

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November 2022

Nelson Symphony Orchestra presents: Celtic Connections

November 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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$25 – $40

Amalia Hall is the violin soloist in the centrepiece of this exciting concert of the sounds of Scotland; Celtic Connections. Amalia will perform the well-known concerto by Max Bruch. Other works are by Mendelssohn, Maxwell Davies and McCunn. The concert will be conducted by guest conductor Marc Taddei who is the Music Director of Orchestra Wellington.

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September 2022

Nelson Symphony Orchestra presents: Elgar Cello Concerto

September 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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$25 – $40

This concert, conducted by Peter Scholes who is a well- known clarinetist , composer , conductor and musical director of the long established Auckland Chamber Orchestra, presents a "Beyond the Horizon" programme. It is a celebration of recent discovery, especially the James Webb telescope, and illustrated in orchestral sound by New Zealand composer  Sarah Ballard’s work Nebula. Elgar’s famous Concerto for Cello will be performed by the highly talented Catherine Kwak who performed as soloist  last year in Nelson with…

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July 2022

Lunchtime Concert: Dixie Swing Band

July 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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$10 – $15

THE DIXIE SWING BAND The Dixie Swing band was formed towards the end of 2019 and began playing regularly at The Honest Lawyer on Sunday afternoons from November in that same year. The Band has seen a number of changes but the current line-up has been a regular part of the group for a couple of years. The name was chosen to try and explain the kind of music the group plays, being a mix of traditional jazz from the…

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August 2022

Matthew Barley & Stephen De Pledge

August 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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$15 – $46

Matthew Barley & Stephen De Pledge - Beethoven & Brahms This tour reunites two friends, musical accomplices that have made their homes on opposite sides of the globe. The playful and sensitive piano playing of Stephen De Pledge has won the affection of New Zealand audiences; paired with acclaimed UK cellist Matthew Barley celebrated for his powerful connection with listeners, this is going to be a special evening that goes to the heart of some of the greatest works for…

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September 2022

Van Diemen’s Band – Borderlands

September 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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$15 – $46

Van Diemen's Band - Borderlands From Tasmania comes a group of performers that revel in the liveliness and intrigue of borderlands. Playing music of composers who lived and worked, as fluid borders shifted beneath their feet. A musical backdrop to the tumult of the Thirty Years War and the meeting of cultures at the edges of the Holy Roman and Ottoman Empires. Julia Fredersdorff, artistic director/violin, has curated a programme that explores the sublime simplicity of music of the early…

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October 2022

Rahim AlHaj & NZSQ – Letters From Iraq

October 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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$15 – $46

Rahim AlHaj & NZSQ - Letters From Iraq Described as one of the greatest Oud players in the World by the San Francisco Chronicle, Rahim AlHaj joins with the New Zealand String Quartet, double bassist Joan Perarnau Garriga and percussionist Justin DeHart, in this thought-provoking and evocative Letters from Iraq. AlHaj, a man with first-hand knowledge of oppression and torture under Saddam Hussein's regime and a deep love for the people of his native Iraq, recounts a specific story with…

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July 2022

NZSQ presents: First Light

July 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Free – $45

FIRST LIGHT Reflection, Regeneration, Release Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year. Familiar favourites by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart are given fresh perspectives, paired beautifully with meditative works by Natalie Hunt, Lyell Cresswell, Grażyna Bacewicz and more. REGENERATION Programme Two (Nelson) From darkness and loss come new beginnings.…

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NBS Live Lounge: Ngaio Aida

July 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Free

Singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist Ngaio Aida combines the hybrid sounds of indie folk with a jazz funk fusion. Drawing from an eclectic base of musical inspiration she performs a range of original and transformative cover versions. Free Event. Music from 5pm. Bar open for refreshments from 4.30pm. NBS Live Lounge is proudly sponsored by NBS.

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August 2022

NBS Live Lounge: Ampersand

August 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Free

Jazz, Blues and Funky Grooves from this newly formed trio of Bass, Drums and Guitar /Vocals. Ampersand play a repertoire of instrumentals and vocal tunes including some originals. They are born from the previous Nelson Jazz band the Mister Nobody Quintet Band members are Brett Holland: Guitar and Words, Tony Bowater: Drums, Adam Lowe: Bass Free Event. Music from 5pm. Bar open for refreshments from 4.30pm. NBS Live Lounge is proudly sponsored by NBS.

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October 2022

NBS Live Lounge: Elisha Hobbs

October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Free

Elisha Hobbs brings to Live Lounge for the first time a selection of show stopping original hits and cover songs which have captured her heart. Free Event. Music from 5pm. Bar open for refreshments from 4.30pm. NBS Live Lounge is proudly sponsored by NBS.

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NBS Live Lounge: Transandinos

October 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Free

Transandinos is a Latin band made up of Sol Carras Co from Argentina and Gerardo Castro from Chile, playing South American Cumbia, made with love for everyone. Free Event. Music from 5pm. Bar open for refreshments from 4.30pm. NBS Live Lounge is proudly sponsored by NBS.

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July 2022

NBS Live Lounge: Bossa Via

July 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Free

Classic, acoustic bossa nova vibes featuring classics from Tom Jobim through to modern bossa nova composition and reimagined pop favourites. Bossa Via is 'the way of bossa nova' and features some of Nelson's finest jazz and latin musicians, and provides a cruisey and chill musical antidote for our busy and modern life. The band: Tessa Quayle - vocals Dan Callahan - guitar Annabel Boyes - saxophone Greg Mills - percussion Free Event. Music from 5pm. Bar open for refreshments from…

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September 2022

NBS Live Lounge: Mister Nobody

September 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Free

Mister Nobody has his guitar and returns to Nelson with a solo set of dynamic and engaging batch of songs. You will hear popular music with jazz, blues and funky grooves all played in acoustic guitar beauty and biting electric. Free Event. Music from 5pm. Bar open for refreshments from 4.30pm. NBS Live Lounge is proudly sponsored by NBS.

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July 2022

NZ Secondary Students Choir

July 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Free – $25

The internationally awarded national choir for secondary school singers is back in Nelson for the first time since 2006! Bringing their “infectious joy for music-making” to the NCMA, the choir will present a wide range of music from classical choral to gospel, jazz, modern, and music from New Zealand and the Pacific – repertoire from Eric Whitacre, Antonio Lotti, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Puanaki whānau, David N Childs and crowd favourite, a bit of toe-tapping Toto! The choir of 53 singers, selected…

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NBS Live Lounge: The Flightless Birds

July 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Free

The Flightless Birds. Joined together through their love of musical theatre, Amanda Crehan, Deanne Kilpatrick and Jane Bayley blend their voices to form a close harmony vocal trio in tribute to The Andrews Sisters and The Supremes. Presented by the Nelson Jazz Club, the NCMA Live Lounge enables The Flightless Birds to showcase some of their jazz repertoire. Free Event. Music from 5pm. Bar open for refreshments from 4.30pm. NBS Live Lounge is proudly sponsored by NBS.

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NBS Live Lounge: The Little Trio

July 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Free

Presented by the Nelson Jazz Club The Little Trio played their first programme on a Friday evening at the NCMA and is looking forward to returning to the venue to perform again. The trio is made up Alan Burton on drums, Iain Clark on sax and clarinet, and Barry Korcheski on key boards. Recognising the need for flexibility the Trio frequently expands its sound by inviting other musicians to play, while preserving the integrity of the group. On this occasion…

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August 2022

NBS Live Lounge: Sally and the Splankies

August 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Free

Nelson Jazz Club presents Sally and the Splankies! Sally and the Splankies are a group of enthusiastic local musicians, re-energising the toe tapping jazz from the roaring 1920s, celebrating the swing era and honouring the British Trad Jazz Revival - all with the booming approval of Sally – our 100 year old tuba! The core of the band is Sally - our 100 year old tuba, operated by Jeff Swanney.  Kate Redgrove on trombone, Mason Robinson on trumpet, Dave North…

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December 2022

Daniel Champagne

December 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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$30

The young Australian virtuoso recently described as 'the finest guitar player of this generation' brings his tour back to New Zealand! One reviewer recently wrote "Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical" The story goes that the young singer-songwriter and one…

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July 2022

Composers Association of NZ Opening Concert

July 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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$10 – $30

The opening concert will introduce works by some of this year's composer mentors, including Miriama Young, Samuel Holloway, Leonie Holmes, Reuben de Lautour, and Amy Jean Barnett, plus more from the wider Aotearoa and international composition community, and performances by Justin DeHart, Mark Menzies, and Callum G'Froerer. Come celebrate the opening of the 40th anniversary of the Nelson Composers Workshop! A key event in the New Zealand music scene, the annual CANZ Nelson Composers Workshop provides opportunities for composers to…

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Composers Association of NZ Closing Concert

July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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$10 – $30

The closing concert will feature further performances by workshop performers and composer mentors, as well as some highlights of the participants' pieces, which have been workshopped over the course of the week. A key event in the New Zealand music scene, the annual CANZ Nelson Composers Workshop provides opportunities for composers to learn about their craft and industry, to make connections with colleagues and peers, and to support our community. The CANZ Nelson Composers Workshop is open to all composers,…

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NBS Live Lounge: Hannah Thompson-Holloway

July 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Free

New in town, Hannah Thompson-Holloway has moved to sunny Nelson from the depths of Dunedin. She'll be singing acoustic covers of popular songs you know and love, often with her own little twist. With music ranging from the 50s through to today there's something for everyone to enjoy. So come along and give her a warm welcome! Free Event. Music from 5pm. Bar open for refreshments from 4.30pm. NBS Live Lounge is proudly sponsored by NBS.

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NZ Doctors’ Orchestra

July 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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$10 – $25

The New Zealand Doctors’ Orchestra is delighted to return to Nelson, this year performing Mozart’s piano concerto no 24 with soloist Louise Webster, and Beethoven’s symphony no 3. The orchestra is made up of doctors and medical students from around New Zealand. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Nelson Tasman Hospice.

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August 2022

Maxime Zecchini

August 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:10 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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$15 – $35

VOYAGE POUR LE PIANO DE MOZART À LA COMÉDIE MUSICALE DE NOS JOURS POUR LA MAIN GAUCHE ET LES DEUX MAINS Paris-based pianist Maxime Zecchini takes his audience on a journey, exploring musical gems from the worlds of film and stage along with classical bijoux, including Debussy’s Clair de Lune. The recital displays Maxime’s love of classical French repertoire and virtuosity with pieces composed for le main gauche – evoking sounds that only seem possible with deux mains – two…

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Extravaganza

August 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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$15 – $35

NZSO presents Extravaganza Vesa-Matti Leppännen Director/Violin Yuka Eguchi Violin Bablon Batteries de Timbales MA Charpentier Te Deum: I. Prelude. Marche en rondeau MA Charpentier Sonata à 8 MA Charpentier Marche de Triomphe et Second Air de Trompette Lully Selections from Les Amants Magnifiques, Le Marriage Forcé and Monsieur de Pourceaugnac Locatelli Two Caprices from L’Arte del Violino Paganini Two Caprices from 24 Caprices for Solo Violin Enjoy all the pomp and grandeur of a night out in 17th century Europe with Extravaganza. Masterful French Baroque composer Jean-Baptiste Lully was…

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July 2022

Music Mix

July 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Free

Music Mix Nelson City Council in conjunction with Nelson Centre of Musical Arts and Multicultural Nelson Tasman present a series of fortnightly encounters with the world of music and musicians. 9 July - Duo Jackson 30 July - Colette with Bucket Drumming 13 August - Variety Performance from Boys College 27 August - Liam Poole 10 September - Manjit Singh

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Music Mix

July 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Free

Music Mix Nelson City Council in conjunction with Nelson Centre of Musical Arts and Multicultural Nelson Tasman present a series of fortnightly encounters with the world of music and musicians. 9 July - Duo Jackson 30 July - Colette with Bucket Drumming 13 August - Variety Performance from Boys College 27 August - Liam Poole 10 September - Manjit Singh

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August 2022

Music Mix

August 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Free

Music Mix Nelson City Council in conjunction with Nelson Centre of Musical Arts and Multicultural Nelson Tasman present a series of fortnightly encounters with the world of music and musicians. 9 July - Duo Jackson 30 July - Colette with Bucket Drumming 13 August - Variety Performance from Boys College 27 August - Liam Poole 10 September - Manjit Singh

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Music Mix

August 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Free

Music Mix Nelson City Council in conjunction with Nelson Centre of Musical Arts and Multicultural Nelson Tasman present a series of fortnightly encounters with the world of music and musicians. 9 July - Duo Jackson 30 July - Colette with Bucket Drumming 13 August - Variety Performance from Boys College 27 August - Liam Poole 10 September - Manjit Singh

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September 2022

Music Mix

September 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Free

Music Mix Nelson City Council in conjunction with Nelson Centre of Musical Arts and Multicultural Nelson Tasman present a series of fortnightly encounters with the world of music and musicians. 9 July - Duo Jackson 30 July - Colette with Bucket Drumming 13 August - Variety Performance from Boys College 27 August - Liam Poole 10 September - Manjit Singh

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August 2022

Lunchtime Concert: Richard Mapp

August 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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$10 – $15

Richard Mapp returns to Nelson as part of the Lunchtime Concert Series. Beethoven Rondo in C Op 51 Haydn Variations in F minor Haydn Sonata in A major Hob XVI:26 Beethoven Sonata in A flat Op 110 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 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday.…

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Duo Jackson Strike Gold

August 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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$10 – $35

A stellar concert to celebrate 50 years of performing together. Join us to share in a special selection of music from our repertoire. Classical Jazz Gypsy

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