Public Talk - Current Projects
Aug
22
3:10 PM15:10

Public Talk - Current Projects

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A talk about recent projects including my collaboration with Piano Circus, a new solo work for snare and electronics, the project with the Eastman School of Music Percussionists and Michael Burritt and more.

In the Adam Concert Room at Victoria University's Kelburn Campus - Gate 7. For more information call the New Zealand School of Music +64 (0)4 463 5369 or email info@nzsm.ac.nz 

This is a free event

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Julian Bliss and NZTrio play Island Songs in Canberra
Aug
22
3:10 PM15:10

Julian Bliss and NZTrio play Island Songs in Canberra

The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre. Tuesday, August 28 at 8pm.

canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 62752700.

British clarinettist Julian Bliss seems uncomfortable with being described as a prodigy. But it's a label that's hard to avoid when discussing the 29-year-old musician. He's in Australia with New Zealand piano trio NZTrio  - currently Ashley Brown (cellist and founding member), Stephen De Pledge (pianist) and Wilma Smith (violinist) - to perform Twilight, a program of chamber music featuring what Bliss calls "probably one of the most powerful pieces of chamber music ever written,"  French composer Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time.

Also on the program is New Zealand composer Ross Harris’s  There May Be Light, which the composer wrote for this ensemble when they were on tour across the Tasman a couple of years ago.

Finally, there's Australian (HAHAHA!!!!) composer John Psathas’s Island Songs, inspired by different kinds of Greek dance music.

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New Zealand String Quartet perform Abhisheka
Aug
25
7:30 PM19:30

New Zealand String Quartet perform Abhisheka

 

Join us for a concert of groundbreaking works that have each taken the quartet genre in new directions. Beethoven was renowned as a trailblazer so it’s not surprising that this programme features one of his most innovative quartets, the extraordinary opus 131 quartet, which Robert Schumann felt stood “...on the extreme boundary of all that has hitherto been attained by human art and imagination." Also included is Smetana’s poignant, semi-autobiographical “From My Life” and the extraordinary Abhisheka by New Zealand’s own John Psathas.

 

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One Study One Summary - Martin Grubinger
Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

One Study One Summary - Martin Grubinger

Everything, except Mezzoforte! Already as a little boy Martin Grubinger decided for his instrument. No wonder his father was a drum teacher at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Grubinger jun. from the school to devote himself exclusively to music. He practiced for up to ten hours a day, training his physical fitness like a high-performance athlete.
With similar seriousness Grubinger also tackles challenges off stage: for example, his role as host of the music magazine "KlickKlack" on Bavarian TV. As the husband of a Turkish pianist, he is also involved in the fight against racism and xenophobia; And are not you afraid of a concert cancellation if the socio-political circumstances at the venue are intolerable? - that's what happened in Carinthia 2010.
Martin Grubinger stands for musical diversity. He has recorded a CD with monks from an Austrian Benedictine abbey and lures young people all over the world to the concert halls with Brazilian samba lenghts or taiko drumming from Asia. In addition, he has expanded the repertoire for his instrument by important works by commissioned compositions to Friedrich Cerha, Tan Dun or Peter

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Linkwood Guitar Duo perform "Muisca"
Aug
12
2:30 PM14:30

Linkwood Guitar Duo perform "Muisca"

On the 12th of August at 2.30p the the Linkwood Guitar Duo (Jane Curry and Owen Moriarty) will present a programme of music for two guitars featuring works by New Zealand composers John Psathas, Jack Body and Anthony Ritchie

This vibrant home-grown music will be placed alongside a beautiful and creative rendering of Sakura (Variations) by Polish composer Marek Pasiezcy and the charming and elegant Grande Duo by the nineteenth-century composer Napoleon Cos

The concert will be in the beach-front Paekakariki Memorial Hall.

http://kapitiindependentnews.net.nz/guitar-duo-and-sir-john-trimmer/

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Tricia Dawn Williams performs Jettatura in Malta
Aug
11
9:00 PM21:00

Tricia Dawn Williams performs Jettatura in Malta

 

Saturday 11 August at 9pm, Nadine Galea (violin), Giuseppe Recchia (clarinet) and myself on the piano will be joining forces to perform works by Makiko Kinoshita, Charles Camilleri, John PsathasJohn Luther AdamsRuben ZahraShoichi Yabuta and Scott McAllister. The concert will be held at Castello Lanzun in San Gwann.

In the incredible Castello Lanzun · San Gwann, Malta

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SMP Ensemble presents "Shimmers"
Aug
10
12:10 PM12:10

SMP Ensemble presents "Shimmers"

On the 10th of August at 12.10p the SMP ensemble presents a concert showcasing the wealth of emerging performance-based and compositional talent in Wellington, centred around works by Olivier Messiaen and current DMA student Simon Eastwood, plus works by John Psathas, Salina Fisher, and Elliot Vaughan

In the Adam Concert Room at Victoria University's Kelburn Campus - Gate 7. For more information call the New Zealand School of Music +64 (0)4 463 5369 or email info@nzsm.ac.nz

This is a free event.

 

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