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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

 

 

 


Sun 15 June 2014

5.00pm

 

 

Chamber Music New Zealand

presents

The Winner's Tour - Nikki Chooi

 

THE WINNER'S TOUR - NIKKI CHOOI, STEPHEN DE PLEDGE, ASHLEY BROWN

In association with the Michael Hill International Violin Competition 

Nikki Chooi (violin)
Stephen De Pledge (piano)
Ashley Brown (cello)

"Nikki Chooi enthralled in what would be a winning Sibelius, with blistering passion erupting from its ethereal opening pages" The New Zealand Herald

This year's winner is Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi, who bewitched audiences with his Sibelius at the finals in June 2013. He has quite a history already: a graduate of the Curtis Institute and now studying at Juilliard, he is a laureate of the 2012 Queen Elisabeth Violin competition, has performed at a variety of European venues including the Ravinia Festival and La Monnaie, and with a number of orchestras that range from the National Orchestra of Belgium to the Montreal Symphony.

In Nelson he is joined by New Zealand's most in demand international pianist, Stephen De Pledge, for an exciting programme of absolute fireworks, from Ravel's gypsy Tzigane, to Jack Body's Caravan which had critics raving for its evocative depiction of the Silk Road: and trios follow with cellist Ashley Brown, including Smetana's Bohemian masterpiece, his piano trio of 1855.

Nikki Chooi plays a 1729 Guarneri del Gesú.

Programme
with Ashley Brown, cello
Mozart | Sonata for Piano and Violin in E flat K302
Smetana | Piano Trio in G minor Op 15
Beethoven | Sonata No 3 in E flat Op 12
Jack Body | Caravan for solo violin
Ravel | Tzigane

 

Tickets (ticket fees apply):

Rainey House - Nelson School of Music,

158 Collingwood Street, Nelson

- Phone: 03 548 9477

- Online Sales & Ticketing information: click here

 


 

Sun 15 June 2014

5.00pm

 

 

Nelson Male Voice Choir

presents

"on such a Winter's Day"

 

Featuring Guest Artists Schola Musica

- A Young Violin Group under the Tutorship of Margaret Jackson

 

2.00pm, Sunday 22nd June, 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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11 - 27 July 2014

 

 

 

Nelson Winter Music Festival

 

Tickets are on sale now!

 

Full programme listings at www.nelsonwinterfestival.co.nz

 

This is Nelson's 20th consecutive Winter Music Festival, and we’re on stage with a wonderful programme that reflects the depth of musical talent in Nelson, plus some winning highlights from out of town.

 

There are several concerts you won’t want to miss: Dave Dobbyn & Don McGlashen, Dust Palace, Pecha Kucha, Graham Wardrop, Brendan Dugan, Jezebel of Jazz and many more ....

 

Do take time for a wander to Albion Square where we present Jeu Play, a container of strange music-making instruments that will engage and delight…as will the wonderful Light Nelson, right next door in Queen’s Gardens.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Tickets (ticket fees apply): Click here

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

- Phone: 03 548 9477

- Online Sales & Ticketing information: Click here

 

 

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Tue 29 July 2014

7.30pm

 

 

Chamber Music New Zealand

presents

Doric String Quartet

 

Alex Redington (violin)
Jonathan Stone (violin)
Hélène Clément (viola)
John Myerscough (cello)

"These are performances that make you fall in love with the music all over again" Gramophone

This truly is the quartet with the golden touch. Packed houses, first prizes and five stars for every one of their recordings. The Doric String Quartet are best known for the classics. Their recent discs for Chandos focus on Schubert, Schumann, and Korngold, and their debut Haydn disc was marked out for Gramophone "Editor's Choice". These are the very composers they are bringing to NZ, four years after their enormously successful tour with Piers Lane. Formed in 1998, their career was launched by the 1st prize in the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and they are frequent guests at Wigmore Hall. They also have a strong commitment to contemporary music.

The heart of the programme is the classics: Schumann's love-letter to Clara, and Haydn's perfect Op 76.
Music fit for a king.

This tour is generously supported by the Turnovsky Endowment Trust.
Programme
Haydn | String Quartet Op 76 No 3
Korngold | String Quartet No 2
Schumann | String Quartet Op 41 No 3

At the conclusion of their tour they will adjudicate the National Finals for the NZCT Chamber Music Contest in Christchurch.

 

 

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 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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