Upcoming Events

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2020 NZ Festival: Secrets of Sea and Space

Wellington     /     March

As part of the 2020 NZ Festival of the Arts programme, we're joined by soprano Jenny Wollerman to present Secrets of Sea and Space. Adventurous spirits will be rewarded by this exquisite programme.

National Tour 2020: BEETHOVEN

North & South Island     /     March - October

This year we’re celebrating a massive composer with a massive tour. The 2020 National Tour brings Beethoven back on his 250th birthday, travelling throughout New Zealand between June and October. Written throughout his life, Beethoven’s string quartets remain, like his symphonies, some of the most remarkable classical music ever composed.

Helene Pohl & Wellington Chamber Orchestra

Wellington     /     April

Helene takes the spotlight with the Wellington Chamber Orchestra to perform Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto conducted by Rachel Hyde, at St Andrews on The Terrace.

ISCM World New Music Days Festival

Christchurch     /     April

The International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) is a premier forum for the advancement, dissemination and interchange of new music from around the world. The annual ISCM World New Music Days festival is the principle vehicle through which the ISCM pursues their mission. 

Letters from Iraq: Rahim AlHaj with NZSQ

Hamilton, Auckland, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Invercargill, & Dunedin     /     May

Love and loss. Home and hope. Iraqi-American composer and oud player, Rahim AlHaj and percussionist Nicholas Baker joins NZSQ and double bassist, Joan Perarnau Garriga, with Letters from Iraq.

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