London Conchord are an acclaimed chamber music ensemble that are sometimes referred to as the “London Supergroup” in chamber music circles. They’re coming to New Zealand for the first time this spring to treat local classical aficionados to the rich sound that has won them a worldwide following. Stuffed to the gunnels with musical talent, the 8-piece ensemble combines strings, wind and piano to delightful purpose.
They’ll be treating Christchurch audiences to a programme of Mozart, Schoenberg, Poulenc and Debussy at Charles Luney Auditorium on the 11th of October in what is sure to be one of the highlights of the local classical music calendar of 2016.
London Conchord Ensemble, Charles Luney Auditorium, Tuesday 11 October. Tickets via www.chambermusic.co.nz...
A very special evening with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa this March offers the opportunity to see one of the world’s greatest opera singers live in concert.
Dame Kiri opens a six-venue tour of the country with a gala event on her 72nd birthday, March 7, at the historic Isaac Theatre Royal, before carrying on to Invercargill, Wellington, Gisborne, Tauranga, and Blenheim.
Dame Kiri last performed on the ITR stage just ten days before the 22nd February 2011 earthquake – the last 100% full house performance at the theatre before quake damage and the restoration process closed it for 4 years. The Christchurch evening will be a ‘gala black tie and red carpet’ fundraising event to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the 2011 disaster, and to celebrate the first fully operational year of a fabulous restored theatre in the heart of the city.
Dame Kiri will be accompanied by one of...