News & Reviews

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Requiem returns to the stage

16 December 2014    /    News

Described by critics as “a never-to-be-forgotten experience for all who attended" and “powerfully moving”, the powerful Requiem for the Fallen will feature in the Auckland Arts Festival 2015 programme on 13 March following highly acclaimed performances in the New Zealand Festival and Arts Festival Dunedin this year.

10 Questions: Beans and Rice

04 November 2014    /    10 Questions

Over the last 18 months, the creative agency Beans and Rice have been working closely with us to re-develop our print materials and new website. We’re thrilled with the collaborative partnership that has evolved and loved their fresh response to our Salon Series 2014.

Requiem “never-to-be-forgotten” experience

04 November 2014    /    Review

The Dunedin Town Hall was an acoustically ideal venue for yesterday's performance of Requiem For The Fallen - a profound musical commemoration of World War 1, which claimed the lives of more than 18,000 New Zealanders.

Helene shares her love of music festivals

04 November 2014    /    Features

Ever since I was a teenager, I have loved the words “Welcome to our event/festival/camp!  Here is your information pack” and have opened the envelope with excited anticipation. At first the names and places mostly don’t mean all that much, but as the days wear on each entry becomes flesh and...

Michael Norris wins SOUNZ Contemporary Award

04 November 2014    /    News

The New Zealand String Quartet warmly congratulates NZ composer Michael Norris on receiving the SOUNZ Contemporary Award at last week’s APRA Silver Scroll Awards. Michael’s winning composition, Inner Phases, was premiered by the New Zealand String Quartet and the Forbidden City Orchestra at the New Zealand Festival in February this year.

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