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27 June 2019 / News
Almost straight after we wrap up our National Tour, we’ll be jetting off again. This time to Canada, where we’ll perform in Toronto’s Music Garden. Our 1 August concert is a free event for all ages. Last year our concert here was attended by hundreds of people making the most of the summer sunshine. Now in it’s 20th year, the Toronto Music Garden line-up includes a wide variety of musical styles in an idyllic setting. To find out details see this link.
Summer Music in the Garden 2018
After warming up in the city, we’re heading to Parry Sound, Ontario. Here, we'll perform in the 40th season of Festival of the Sound, an annual chamber music event just outside of Toronto that attracts some of the finest international soloists and ensembles. Joining us in concert this year will be the Canadian Guitar Quartet, violinist Moshe Hammer, and the Penderecki String Quartet. In fact, 2019 marks our 15th season playing at Festival of the Sound. It’s sure to be another great experience – making new connections and strengthening our existing ones.
James Campbell with NZSQ at the Festival of the Sound 2017
Then it’s off to the west coast, for the Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival in British Columbia. Once again, this festival sees us performing contemporary and classical repertoire in numerous concerts. This year our colleagues will include pianist Alexander Tselyakov, and clarinettist James Campbell (with whom we recorded the Brahms Clarinet Quintet with for Naxos). Visit here for more information. Collaborating and performing with musicians internationally means that we get to share New Zealand music with the world. Once we’re back in Aotearoa in late August, we’re looking forward to sharing new music and experiences gained on our Canadian tour with our students and audiences.
22 April 2020 / NewsWe're used to making music together and travelling to perform for audiences around New Zealand and overseas, but the COVID-19 crisis has meant huge changes for us all. In New Zealand, we are currently into the fourth week of lockdown – a position many of you reading from around the... Read More
21 April 2020 / NewsLate last year we tidied up a bit backstage, adding more videos and audio tracks to our digital channels. Until we can perform publicly again, there are plenty of playlists and short clips to explore. Read More
25 February 2020 / NewsLast weekend the Adam Summer School concluded another year – once again on a high note. Across nine days of more than a hundred coaching and practice sessions, public masterclasses, community concerts and Feldenkrais classes each of the students in our seven ensembles worked incredibly hard. Read More