Ensemble Gô – Saturday 6th of August

Location 2:30PM, Old Library Arts Centre, 7 Rust Avenue, Whangarei Overview Based in Wellington, Ensemble Gô brings together New Zealand String Quartet’s violinist, Monique Lapins and Japanese percussionist, Naoto Segawa, in their pursuit and discovery of new music.Lapins and Segawa present an eclectic programme of compositions from across the globe including South Africa, Denmark, United … Read more

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Lorelle McNaughton – Saturday 11th of June

Location 2.30 PM, Old Library Arts Centre, 7 Rust Avenue, Whangarei Overview Considered one of the most technically demanding and brilliant works for solo piano, Albéniz’s Iberia is a sumptuous musical evocation of Spain. Together with works by fellow Spanish composers, Granados and de Falla, New Zealand pianist Lorelle McNaughton takes us on a colourful … Read more

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Aroha String Quartet – Thursday, 21st April, 2022

Location 7PM, Old Library Arts Centre, 7 Rust Avenue, Whangarei Overview The Aroha String Quartet is firmly established as one of New Zealand’s finest chamber music ensembles. A Wellington-based group, founded in 2004, the Quartet is known for its passionate musicality, impressive technique, and multicultural innovation. Performing regularly around NZ in centres from the Deep … Read more

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Tokowhā – Sunday 3rd of April 2022

Overview Tokowha presents opera, musical theatre favourites, waiata and pese from four strong, harmonious, young singers. Tokowhā has been performing together since 2020, formed while studying at Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music’s Classical Performance programme. They first collaborated as an ensemble in the first scenes of Puccini’s La bohème. Coming from a wide … Read more

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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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Lucien Johnson Quartet – 31st October 2020

Lucien Johnson Quartet ( Jazz) Time: 7:00 pm Date: Saturday 31st October, 2020 The Lucien Johnson Quartet of  highly accomplished players, together and separately, have received terrific reviews. Award winning composer Lucien Johnson is on tenor saxophone, with Jonathon Crayford on piano, Tom Calllwood playing double bass and Cory Champion on drums.   Programme: The Quartet will … Read more

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NZTrio – 10th  October, 2020

NZ Trio Time: 7:00pm Date: Saturday, 10  October, 2020 The NZTrio, with Amalia Hall ( violin), Ashley Brown ( cello) and Somi Kim (piano) are highly accomplished musicians and have received terrific reviews. Programme: BEETHOVEN, Piano trio in C Minor, op.1, no.3 KRIZTOS HATZIS, Old Photographs, New Zealand Commission SALINE FISHER, Kintsugi DINUK WIJERATNE, Love Triangle … Read more

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