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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

 

 

 



Thurs 27 & Fri 28 November 2014

7.30pm

 

 

Cuba Creative

presents

Miss Fletcher Sings the Blues

 

Hayley Sproull is Wellington's latest, greatest comedy talent, winner of Best Newcomer at the 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival, Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards Most Promising Newcomer 2013 and the Peoples Choice Award NZ Fringe 2014.

★★★★★ “A superb musical comedy…‘with educational benefits’. You’ll Love it!” The SUN 

A well-meaning but slightly unhinged music teacher treats an unwitting geography class to a surprise music lesson. She tries to inspire a worldly opinion (her worldly opinion) on a class of unsuspecting developing young men.

 

Tackling the big issues of the world, her songs such as "Key Changes for Africa", "Puberty Express" and "Moustache Paradise" make for a hilarious off-kilter performance that brings to mind the likes of Tim Minchin and Flight of the Conchords.

 

Miss Fletcher Sings the Blues, combines the classical piano training and observational humour of an emerging, valiant comedian. Throughout the show, Miss Fletcher employs her musical ability and relentless pursuit for connection to dig herself out of a lot of self-created holes; and the holes are deep.

 

As she continues to obliviously tread through topics such as racism, homosexuality and Zambia, her inappropriate escapades lead to a passionate crescendo, where the term ‘do as I say, not as I do’ could never be more fitting.

 

Thurs 27 & Fri 28 November 2014, The Suter Theatre, Hardy Street

 

 

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

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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:    [email protected] .....Website:    http://www.nsom.ac.nz/

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