Education And Community

We love to take our instruments, music and ideas to young audiences, ensuring they have a good time while learning more about great chamber music. Find out more about a selection of these performances below.

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Scary Music at Featherston Booktown

May 2016

From Friday May 20 to Sunday May 22, the Wairarapa town of Featherston will be the centre of attention for those who sell, buy and collect second-hand and antiquarian books. Featherston is the first New Zealand town to become a member of the International Organisation of Booktowns and their successful inaugural event...

Youth, music and summer sun

February 2016

Our annual Adam Summer School for Chamber Music is always a hothouse for New Zealand’s young musical talent and, for many, it’s a seminal experience they will carry with them in their future music-making.  Earlier this month, 28 young performers from around the country spent an intense 9 days together...

Connecting with Children on NZ tour

October 2015

Making connections with children and local communities is one of our highest priorities. As part of this year’s Russian Icons national tour we presented a number of workshops, masterclasses and children’s concerts, including a workshop for Sistema Whangarei - Toi Akorangi with primary school-aged children, thanks to the support of Foundation North.

Gareth Farr & Joy Cowley – a 'Scary' combination

August 2015

For composer and percussionist Gareth Farr, collaborating with children’s author Joy Cowley on the new commission Scary Music is a “lifelong dream” fulfilled. “I always wanted to meet her,” he says. “And now I not only get to meet her, but I get to collaborate with her on a great project!”Scary Music has...

Adam Summer School inspires young chamber musicians

February 2015

After a hectic week of performances at the Adam Chamber Music Festival there was no putting our feet up as we plunged immediately into the week-long Adam Summer School for Chamber Music. This was our 21st summer school and over the years 282 students have attended the School, with over...

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