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Music Concerts

The School of Music brings many concerts and events to the Nelson area. 2009 will feature musical concerts from Fiona Pears, Gong Master Don Conreaux and an organ concert from Carlo Curley. The Chamber of music opening for the 2009 season is the Eroica Trio followed by musical acts from St Lawrence string quartet.

Music festival

The music festival has been successfully running for many years and is designed to cater for all music lovers. From classical to cabaret to comedy to jazz to dance we want to offer memorable concerts with superb entertainment. Enjoy summer and all the exciting activities of the Summer Festival and Jazzfest and we will look forward to seeing you for our 2009 Winter Festival. The School of Music also supports and hosts other musical festivals such as the Adam Chamber of Music Festival (celebrating it's 10th anniversary in 2009).

The Nelson School of Music . . . evolving, creating, inspiring . . . since 1894  
The Nelson School of Music . . . evolving, creating, inspiring . . . since 1894 The Nelson School of Music . . . evolving, creating, inspiring . . . since 1894 The Nelson School of Music . . . evolving, creating, inspiring . . . since 1894  
The Nelson School of Music . . . evolving, creating, inspiring . . . since 1894The Nelson School of Music . . . evolving, creating, inspiring . . . since 1894 The Nelson School of Music . . . evolving, creating, inspiring . . . since 1894 The Nelson School of Music . . . evolving, creating, inspiring . . . since 1894

Events Calendar 2014

 

Nelson School of Music

 

2014 Events

 

 

 

 

The Nelson School of Music auditorium has been classified as earthquake-prone by the Nelson City Council (Section 124 Notice under the Building Act 2004).

 

The Nelson School of Music has taken the decision to close its building and will not be reopening it for public use until earthquake-strengthening work has been completed. There will be a managed relocation and retrieval of items from the building.

 

Alternative venues are being found for Nelson School of Music activities, which will continue during the period that the building is closed.

Unless otherwise specified events will be held at Old St John's as the preferred venue for 2014

 

 

 


26 & 27 August

7.30pm

 

Tablo

presents

In Absentia

 

at the Suter Theatre, Tuesday 26 & Wednesday 27 August. 7.30pm

 

"A work by master Puppeteers. Mind blowingly imaginative." Dunedin Fringe Festival

 

Intimate and universal, tragic and surreally outrageous, life-size puppets combine with an array of beguiling staging devices to present a mesmerizing glimpse into the world of dementia through a mother and her son's story.

 

TabloTheatre Company's current puppetry production, In Absentia, is a hauntingly evocative piece, at once intimate and universal, tragic and surreally outrageous. It uses everything from life-size puppets to miniatures to automata to shadow puppetry, plus an array of beguiling staging devices, to present a mesmerizing glimpse into the world of dementia through the recollections, struggles and recriminations of a mother and her son.

 

There is an irony that through the unreal world of Tablo's exquisitely crafted contemporary puppetry, the real life impact of Alzheimer's is brought into sharp, new focus.

 

In Absentia premiered in the Dunedin Fringe Festival in 2013 with a four-show run that was was nominated by the Festival for Best Theatre, Best Production Design, and Best of Fringe. It won Best Production Design for being, in the words of the judging panel: "A work by master puppeteers. Mind blowingly imaginative."

 

Dunedin theatreview critic Jonathan Marshall wrote: "The sheer creativity is both startling and enchanting. Alzheimer's and senile dementia might seem less than appealing themes to employ for a piece of theatrical beauty … I can only hope my own passing is so sublime."

 

In September 2013 the show opened the Hamilton Fringe Festival with three sell-out performances. Hamilton reviewer Gail Pittaway commented: "The artistry of the puppeteers, two black clad men ... is impeccable and they have choreographed their sequences and transitions beautifully, so that the audience flicks in and out of recognition of their craft, like a tricky Gestalt painting of old woman/young maiden. This show may be about dementia and memory loss but it is unforgettable."

 

The following month In Absentia played to six full houses in the Christchurch Body Festival. Brigid Kelly of the Christchurch Press wrote: "A technical triumph ... expertly scripted, offering a complex and satisfying.

 

Tablo is a fringe theatrical collective driven by the vision and passion of its two principals, Simon van der Sluijs and John Cohen-Du Four.

 

Its performances only ever feature mask and/or puppetry, usually containing a minimum of spoken dialogue, powerful and emotive music, memorable characterisations, and costuming, combined to present a surreal experience which invites the audience to suspend their disbelief and go on a magical journey.

 

For any particular project, Tablo selects a core of creative individuals and performers from the community – amateurs and/or students and/or professionals – to realise the breadth of the piece.

 

Tablo is the fruit of the combined talents of two Christchurch creatives with a wealth of experience across a variety of disciplines, and a lifelong yearning to develop ongoing community fringe theatre projects with a distinct difference.

 

Simon van der Sluijs: Graphic Designer, Artist, Puppet and Mask Maker, Performer, Musician.

 

John Cohen-Du Four: Creative Director, Artist, Writer, Composer, Film Maker, Performer.

 

More info at www.tablo.co.nz

 

Tickets: Adults $29.90 and Concession $25.00 (ticket fees apply)

Tickets available from Rainey House - Nelson School of Music, 158 Collingwood Street, Nelson, online and other TicketDirect Outlets.

- Phone: 03 548 9477

- Online Sales & Ticketing information: Click here


 

Sun 31 August 2014

2.00pm

 

Nelson Male Voice Choir

presents

"From Aotearoa: A Celtic Fantasia"

 

As the title suggests the Nelson Male Voice Choir will be presenting song from Ireland, Wales and Scotland plus some kiwi classics.

 

Featuring Guest Artist's Adrian & Flora Secker

- A farther and daughter duet on piano and violin

 

2.00pm, Sunday 31st August, Old St Johns, Hardy Street

 

New CD will also be available for purchase.

Tickets: Adults $20.00, Under 18 $5.00, Under 10 FREE

Rainey House - Nelson School of Music,158 Collingwood Street, Nelson

- Phone: 03 548 9477

 

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6 September 2014

7.30pm

 

Chor Farmer

presents

The 19th Australia & New Zealand Goodwill Tour

 

Chor Farmer is a Male Voice Choir from the Tokyo Univeristy of Agriculture founded by conductor Hiroshi Masumoto.

 

Chor Farmer has held Australia & New Zealand concert tours every two years since 1977 to extend the friendship with people of the two countries.

 

Their reportoire includes classical music, traditional Japanese songs, music composed by the conductor especially for the choir and some modern songs to present a well rounded programme.

 

Their concerts usually include a solo recital by their excellent pianist Masako Yuyama.

 

This is an excellent choir at the highest level.

 

7.30pm, Saturday 6 September, Old St Johns, Hardy Street


Tickets: Adults $20.00, Under 18 $5.00, Under 10 FREE

Rainey House - Nelson School of Music,158 Collingwood Street, Nelson

- Phone: 03 548 9477

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Sat 13 September 2014

7.30pm

 

 

 

Nelson Symphony Orchestra

presents

Solo Spotlight

 

Mick Dowrick leads the Nelson Symphony Orchestra through their annual selection of local and national soloists, all of whom are bound to delight and enchant us in this nationally acclaimed concert of concerti movements.

 

7.30pm, Saturday 13 September, Old St Johns, Hardy Street

 

Tickets (ticket fees apply): Adult $25.00 - Child under 18/Student $5.00 - Family (3 x children & 2 x adults) $50.00.

Rainey House - Nelson School of Music,158 Collingwood Street, Nelson

- Phone: 03 548 9477

- Online Sales & Ticketing information: Click Here

 

 


Mon 22 Sep 2014

7.30pm

 

 

Chamber Music New Zealand

presents

Eggner Trio with Amihai Grosz

 

Georg Eggner (violin)
Florian Eggner (cello)
Christoph Eggner (piano)
Amihai Grosz (viola)

"...artists of supreme musicianship" Sydney Morning Herald

Much-loved in New Zealand, the family trio of Georg, Florian and Christoph return to this country with top viola player, Amihai Grosz, for some of our favourite piano trios and quartets.

The Eggners are based in Vienna, but have always had a strong connection to this part of the world: in 2003 they won the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, which launched their international career, and the last time they were here they gave a concert as a fund-raiser towards the Christchurch earthquake relief. Now, on their fourth visit to this country, they have their name firmly established as one of the most 'exhilarating' ensembles of the day.

On this visit they bring with them a friend. Amihai is Principal Viola of the Berlin Philharmonic and one of the founding members of the Jerusalem String Quartet. Together they come from triumphant performances which included the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Wigmore Hall in London. The programme begins with Mozart, naturally, the first piano quartets ever written, considered by some still to be the loveliest. Schumann's hyper-passionate trio is followed with the apex of the romantic quartets - Dvorák's Bohemian, folk-influenced Piano Quartet No 2.

This tour is generously supported by Carolyn and Peter Deissl.

Programme
Mozart | Piano Quartet No 2 in E flat K493
Schumann | Piano Trio No 3 in G minor Op 110
Dvorák | Piano Quartet No 2 in E flat Op 87

 

Tickets (ticket fees apply):

Rainey House - Nelson School of Music,

158 Collingwood Street, Nelson

- Phone: 03 548 9477

- Online Sales & Ticketing information:click here


Mon 13 Oct 2014

7.30pm

 

 

Chamber Music New Zealand

presents

Aroha String Quartet

 

Haihong Liu (violin)
Blythe Press (violin)
Zhongxian Jin (viola)
Robert Ibell (cello)

"rarely have I heard a string quartet produce such breathtakingly gorgeous, mellow, velvety sound"MusicWeb International 

Chamber Music New Zealand welcomes the newest introduction to their main stage season. The Aroha String Quartet celebrate ten years together this year and over that time have developed an international following as well as huge acclaim from critics and audiences the length and breadth of New Zealand: 

Their success lies in their combined wealth of experience. Three of them play with the NZSO - the youngest and newest member, Blythe Press, won a contract with the orchestra almost immediately on his return from overseas. The two founding members are some of China's most successful chamber musicians, professors for many years at the prestigious Xinghai Conservatory in Canton, and members of the Beijing and Quartet Star quartets. Finally, Robert Ibell is one of this country's finest cellists. 

True to their Chinese roots, they include in this programme their surprising and delightful takes on traditional Chinese folk music, as well as the masterworks of the repertoire. The A major quartet fromBeethoven's Op 18, modelled on Mozart is both bold and luxuriant. This is featured alongside the glorious Ravel quartet and the first and happiest quartet from Shostakovich, who said "I visualised childhood scenes, and somewhat naïve and bright moods, associated with spring."

Programme
Beethoven | String Quartet in A Op 18 no 5
Shostakovich | String Quartet
Traditional Chinese works
Ravel | String Quartet in F

 

 

Tickets (ticket fees apply):

Rainey House- Nelson School of Music,

158 Collingwood Street, Nelson

- Phone: 03 548 9477

- Online Sales & Ticketing information:click here

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Sat 29 November 2014

7.30pm

 

 

Nelson Symphony Orchestra

presents

"B": Brahms

 

2014's finale features Brahms, possibly the most influential and masterfull of the Bs.

 

A consummate Baroque and Classical Stylist, he was also an innovator in the new Romantic harmonic and melodic direction.

 

With Brahms, we end where we began the year, with the celebration of life in music!

 

7.30pm, Saturday 29 November, Old St Johns, Hardy Street

 

 

 

Tickets (ticket fees apply): Available soon

Rainey House - Nelson School of Music,158 Collingwood Street, Nelson

- Phone: 03 548 9477

- Online Sales & Ticketing information: Available soon

 

 


 

NOTICES



Sponsorship

Southern Star Lodge has offered the Nelson School of Music sponsorship to fund a music programme in the Victory Community Centre.

The aim of this sponsorship is to provide an opportunity for children in a school with a low decile rating to learn music in a supportive and safe environment, with the recognition of Nelson School of Music tuition. Victory Primary School would select 10 pupils a year that have an aptitude and commitment to music to participate in the programme, aged 7-12years.

They will have an opportunity to perform in the School's auditorium at the end of the year and a chance to develop their talents.

The decision to run the classes in the Victory Community Centre allows the students to attend without being dependant on transportation to classes.

This is an exciting new venture that reaches into a community that would otherwise not have the financial means to learn to play music but nevertheless have an enormous amount of talent. The students will be taught by one of our accredited teachers, Frances Rae, who is also a member of the Nelson Symphony Orchestra.

 

Contemporary Music Performance Course

This course is available through the NMIT Arts and Media School – Contemporary Music Programme.

 

Tuition Available

Individual tuition has been a principal activity of the School since it opened in 1894.

The Nelson School of Music has over 30 accredited teachers offering the highest standard of tuition in a variety of instruments including voice.

Please email, visit our website or telephone us directly for more information.

  

Community Music Classes

We also offer courses for pre-school children through to adults with a variety of programmes providing the Nelson community the opportunity to learn, participate in and appreciate music.

Please email, visit our website or telephone us directly for more information.

Teaching Vacancies

Applications are invited from teachers of music, to teach as private teachers at the School. Please contact the School for further information.

Nelson School of Music
Rainey House Studios, 158 Collingwood Street
Phone:   03 548 9477
Fax:     03 548 7782
Email:    nsom@nsom.ac.nz .....Website:    http://www.nsom.ac.nz/

 

The Nelson School of Music . . . evolving, creating, inspiring . . . since 1894