The Noveltones – Friday 24th of September 2021

OVERVIEW The Noveltones are an improvising chamber jazz quartet based in Wellington, featuring the unexpected instrumentation of violin, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet and double bass. With a sound that is melodious, beguiling and sometimes startling, the Noveltones fuse spontaneous improvisation with the lush sonorities of chamber music. The balance of carefully designed sonic architecture and … Read more

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Vieux Amis – Sunday 29th of August 2021

OVERVIEW Vieux Amis (“Old Friends”) reunites three friends, neighbours and long-standing colleagues, to perform together for the first time in over 20 years. Violinist, Justine Cormack, cellist, James Bush, and pianist, Sarah Watkins, three of New Zealand’s most accomplished musicians, have newly formed the trio, Vieux Amis. The trio members all grew up together in … Read more

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Stephen de Pledge – Saturday 12th of June 2021

Stephen de Pledge, a New Zealand pianist, has been described as one of the most exciting and versatile musicians of his generation, and as being “a pianist of exemplary taste and chutzpah”, after his performance as soloist with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra at their September Auckland concert ( NZ Herald 24/09/2020). The Whangarei Music … Read more

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Trio Elan – Sunday 28th of March 2021

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Purchase Tickets OVERVIEW Trio Élan is an electrifying new ensemble made up of three of New Zealand’s leading chamber musicians: violinist Donald Armstrong, saxophonist Simon Brew and pianist Sarah Watkins. Featuring this unique blend of instruments, classical music fans maybe sceptical of the place of the saxophone in chamber music. But it works. In a … Read more

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