Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Nzso To Undertake First Int Tour In 3 Years


Nzso To Undertake First International Tour In 3 Years

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) is pleased to announce that it will undertake a one-concert tour to Japan in October this year as part of the International Performing Arts Festival 2003. The NZSO were invited by Naomoto Okayama, C.E.O of the Association of Japanese Symphony Orchestras

"We are delighted to be invited to Japan for this remarkable feast of orchestras. It is a tribute to the NZSO's international reputation - which is constantly being nourished by the excellent reviews we receive worldwide for our CD releases." says NZSO Chief Executive Peter Walls.

The orchestra, conducted by NZSO Music Director, James Judd, will perform on 6 October at Symphony Hall in Osaka. The concert programme will feature works from the NZSO's current subscription season as well as NZ composer, Douglas Lilburn's Aotearoa Overture and New Zealand mezzo, Helen Medlyn, who will be soloist in Elgar's Sea Pictures. "The invitation to take part in the prestigious International Performing Arts Festival 2003 is a fantastic acknowledgement of the NZSO's world-class work," said Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard. "International tours are a vital element in boosting New Zealand's creative industries and cultural profile, and I am delighted that the orchestra will take such a strong programme including Lilburn and Medlyn. I wish them the very best for this opportunity."

The previously advertised Composer Focus concert - 'Prokofiev'- scheduled for 3 October at the Wellington Town Hall, has been moved back to 2 October. Venue, time and programme remain unchanged.

Mr Naomoto Okayama will be in Wellington on Friday 21 March for one day only and will be available for interviews after the formal announcement of the tour.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news