Orchestra patrons in the North Island will have a special treat this Waitangi Day, with two NZSO National Youth Orchestra concerts scheduled on February 6 and 7. British conductor Ben Northey will lead the 75-strong orchestra in Wellington (Thursday February 6) and Napier (Friday February … Continue readingNYO to perform on Waitangi Day
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2014 concert schedule, including six concerts in Dunedin to be held from April through November. We list below the Dunedin concerts. For full details of the NZSO’s 2014 concert season, visit www.nzso.co.nz/concerts/season/2014.
The list of players for the 2013 New Zealand National Youth Orchestra was announced last month. This week, the 77 young players that made the cut have traveled to the North Island for concerts in Wellington and Auckland. Conducted by Australian-born Richard Gill, the programme … Continue readingNational Youth Orchestra concerts in North Island
The last time the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra offered to run a coaching session with the Dunedin Youth Orchestra, the weather gods had other ideas. Fortunately the sun was shining last Wednesday so the NZSO were able to get into Dunedin for their concert “Magnificent … Continue readingSectional Rehearsals with NZSO
Last week the Southern Sinfonia roused us with their concert “From Russia With Love,” conducted by Nicolas Braithwaite and featuring guest pianist Nikolai Demidenko. Next week Dunedin gets another musical treat as the NZSO are in town on their Magnificent Mozart tour. And DYO gets … Continue readingNZSO: Magnificent Mozart