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25 April 2018 / News
During the month of June, all of our members will perform as concerto soloists in concerts across the North Island.
On 16 June, Helene will make her debut with Wairua Sinfonietta in Mendelssohn’s much-loved Violin Concerto. Founded in October 2014, Wairua Sinfonietta is a unique Auckland-based orchestra whose players hold a strong belief that music can strengthen communities and unite the world. Founded and directed by Elizabeth Lau, Wairua Sinfonietta’s concerts increase awareness and raise funds for charitable organisations locally and around the globe. Helene’s concert with Wairau Sinfonietta will raise money for Arohanui Strings Sistema in Hutt Valley and the Tironui Music Trust in South Auckland. Click here for further details.
The same weekend, on 17 June, Monique and Gillian will perform Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, an iconic work for many Mozart lovers, and undoubtedly one of the greatest works he wrote in Salzburg. Their performance with St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra in Auckland will be conducted by Justus Rozemond, and the programme will also feature Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite and Mozart’s Symphony No 39. Having performed Walton’s Viola Concerto with St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra in 2015, Gillian is looking forward to playing with the orchestra again and to sharing the platform this time with Monique! Click here to find out more.
And on 24 June, Rolf returns as soloist with the Wellington Chamber Orchestra to perform Dvořák’s popular Cello Concerto, one of the great works of the cello repertoire. The concert will be conducted by Rachel Hyde and will also include Brahms’s Symphony No. 2. Rolf last performed with Wellington Chamber Orchestra in Brahms’s Concerto for Violin and Cello, alongside Helene, in 2015. Click here for more details.
29 June 2018 / NewsWe’re winging our way to Canada next month for a series of performances in the beautiful province of Ontario. Our tour kicks off with a performance for the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society, which was founded in 1974 by Jan Narveson, a philosophy professor at the University of Waterloo, and over... Read More
29 June 2018 / NewsReaching out to the next generation of string players is something we are passionate about, and we feel privileged that over the past two months we have been able to encourage and inspire nearly 300 young string players from low income backgrounds. Read More
29 June 2018 / NewsEarlier this month we were honoured to take part in two gala concerts celebrating the refurbishment, re-branding and re-opening of the Nelson School of Music – now known as the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts (NCMA). Read More