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NZ Chamber Music Concert Guide

New Zealand Concert Guide

In 2005 Chamber Music New Zealand presents an eclectic and electrifying season of superb artists from around the world

FEB/MARCH Kronos Quartet (US)

Internationally acclaimed Kronos Quartet tour for Chamber Music New Zealand in 2005. The quartet are synonymous with musical innovation and are known for their unique artistic innovation and fearless dedication to experimentation.

Auckland - Wednesday 23 February, Auckland Town Hall, 8pm Presented as part of Auckland Festival AK05

Wellington - Monday 14 March, Wellington Town Hall, 8pm

MARCH/APRIL New Zealand String Quartet (NZ)

The New Zealand String Quartet kick-start Chamber Music New Zealand’s 2005 Celebrity Season with George Crumb’s Black Angels. The work includes shouting, whispering, gongs, maracas, and crystal glasses with the quartet amplified to produce a highly surrealistic effect.

Palmerston North - Monday 21 March, Regent on Broadway, 8pm

Napier - Tuesday 22 March, Century Theatre, 8pm

New Plymouth - Wednesday 23 March Theatre Royal, TSB Showplace, 8pm

Auckland - Thursday 24 March, Town Hall, 8pm

Wellington - Thursday 31 March, Wellington Town Hall, 8pm

Invercargill - Friday 1 April, Centrestage, 8pm

Dunedin - Saturday 2 April, Glenroy Auditorium, 8pm

Nelson – Monday 4 April, Nelson School of Music, 8pm

APRIL/MAY Piers Lane (Australia/UK)

The brilliant Piers Lane performs in piano recital for Chamber Music New Zealand in 2005. This long awaited return visit will Piers’s third tour for CMNZ, for whom he first toured in 1997. Expect to be entertained!

Invercargill - Tuesday 26 April, Civic Theatre, 8pm

Dunedin - Wednesday 27 April, Glenroy Auditorium, 8pm

Christchurch - Thursday 28 April, The Aurora Centre, 8pm

Auckland - Saturday 30 April, Auckland Town Hall, 8pm

New Plymouth - Monday 2 May, Theatre Royal, TSB Showplace, 8pm

Wellington - Tuesday 3 May, Wellington Town Hall, 8pm

Nelson - Wednesday 4 May, Nelson School of Music, 8pm

Napier - Thursday 5 May, Century Theatre, 8pm

Palmerston North - Saturday 7 May, Regent on Broadway, 8pm

JUNE Shanghai Quartet (China/US)

In 2005 the Shanghai Quartet return to New Zealand to perform as part of the Celebrity Season. Described by international media as musicians who give “the kind of performance composers dream of”, they present an ‘east meets west’ fusion of Chinese and Western works.

Napier - Friday 17 June, Century Theatre, 8pm

Wellington - Saturday 18 June, Wellington Town Hall, 8pm

Dunedin - Monday 20 June, Glenroy Auditorium, 8pm

Christchurch - Tuesday 21 June, James Hay Theatre, 8pm

Auckland - Wednesday 22 June, Auckland Town Hall, 8pm

JULY/AUGUST Dean-Emmerson-Dean (Australia)

The trio Dean-Emmerson-Dean feature music for the unusual combination of clarinet, viola and piano. Their New Zealand tour will include Night Window, a work by Australian composer and trio member, Brett Dean.

Auckland - Monday 25 July, Auckland Town Hall, 8pm

Dunedin - Wednesday 27 July Glenroy Auditorium, 8pm

Invercargill - Thursday 28 July, Centrestage, 8pm

Christchurch - Friday 29 July, James Hay Theatre, 8pm

Napier - Monday 1 August, Century Theatre, 8pm

Palmerston North - Tuesday 2 August, Speirs Centre, 8pm

Wellington - Wednesday 3 August, Wellington Town Hall, 8pm

Nelson - Thursday 4 August, Nelson School of Music, 8pm

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER Michael Houstoun (NZ)

New Zealand pianist Michael Houstoun performs four recitals for Chamber Music New Zealand in August and September next year. He is looking forward to performing a programme of Bach, Schubert and Debussy, which he describes as “divine music from first note to last”.

Auckland - Sunday 21 August, Concert Chamber Auckland Town Hall, 3pm

Christchurch - Sunday 28 August, Great Hall, The Arts Centre, 3pm

Wellington - Thursday 1 September, Ilott Theatre, Wellington Town Hall, 8pm

Napier - Sunday 11 September Century Theatre, 3pm


Flautist Bridget Douglas and harpist Carolyn Mills are Flight. The pair will be performing a broad range of works for the flute and harp, including a CMNZ commission by New Zealand composer Eve de Castro-Robinson.

Nelson – Saturday 17 September, Nelson School Of Music, 8pm

Palmerston North - Sunday 18 September, Speirs Centre, 3pm

New Plymouth - Sunday 25 September, Theatre Royal, TSB Showplace, 3pm

Invercargill - Monday 3 October, Centrestage, 8pm

SEPTEMBER Petersen Quartet (Germany)

Germany’s Petersen Quartet are regarded as foremost among the new generation of string quartets. They visit New Zealand for the first time for Chamber Music New Zealand in September next year.

Auckland - Friday 9 September, Auckland Town Hall, 8pm

Wellington - Saturday 10 September, Wellington Town Hall, 8pm

Christchurch - Monday 12 September, James Hay Theatre, 8pm

OCTOBER Tichman-Bieler-Kliegel Piano Trio (Germany)

Three of Germany’s finest musicians come together the Tichman-Bieler-Kliegel Piano Trio and tour for Chamber Music New Zealand in October 2005. The trio comprise of Nina Tichman (piano), Ida Bieler (violin), and Maria Kliegel, one of the leading cellists of the 21st Century.

Auckland - Tuesday 11 October, Auckland Town Hall, 8pm

Palmerston North - Wednesday 12 October, Regent on Broadway, 8pm

Napier - Thursday 13 October, Century Theatre, 8pm

New Plymouth - Saturday 15 October, Theatre Royal, TSB Showplace, 8pm

Wellington - Monday 17 October, Wellington Town Hall, 8pm

Nelson - Wednesday 19 October, Nelson School of Music, 8pm

Dunedin - Thursday 20 October, Glenroy Auditorium, 8pm

Christchurch - Friday 21 October, James Hay Theatre, 8pm


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