Fundraising concert for Lizzie Dobson – BANG ON A CAN!

Bang on a Can is a residency programme for top international composers and performers. Lizzie is one of ten international composers to be selected to write a new piece for the 2009 festival, which will be performed and recorded in Massachusetts in July. She is the first kiwi EVER invited to attend!..

The concert is to raise funds for Lizzie to attend and will feature compositions by Martin Lodge, Michael Williams, Lizzie Dobson, Hannah Gilmour. Performers inlcude Lara Hall, Hillary scholars and other students.

Tickets from Ticket Direct.

The Committee Clocktower Concert 2008

The Committee presents a concert of new works in Auckland University clocktower

Titled ‘Out Of Order’, this will be The Committee’s Fourth Clocktower concert – in as many years.

Composers include:
Anthony Young
Yvette Audain
Claire Scholes
Peter Willis
Ben Cragg
Sam Hamilton
Andrew McMillan
Chris O’Connor

Performers will include:
Claire Scholes
Peter Scholes
Yvette Audain
Chris O’Connor
and The Amazonian Amphibian Choir

The important details:
The Committee presents ‘Out of Order’
University of Auckland Clocktower, 22 Princes St
Friday August 29th at 7.30pm
$10 waged/$5 unwaged (tickets at the door only)


The Committee Clocktower Concert 'The Minutes' Friday 21st September

The Committee presents The Minutes, a concert of new works by Auckland composers in the wonderfully resonant Auckland University Clocktower foyer. Performers include tenor Jack Bourke, The Jade String Quartet, Daniel Stabler, Yvette Audain and a saxophone quartet. Supported by Creative New Zealand.

Leonie Holmes Fragment, for string quartet
Andrew McMillan obstacle, for double bass (Daniel Stabler)
Yvette Audain bulletproof petals, for sax quartet
Daniel Stabler quinn, for string quintet
Anthony Young Sweet, for tenor and sax quartet
Charlotte Rose The Awfulisers, for tenor and bass
Ben Cragg The Peopled Wound
Andy Powdrell Busking with Ducks, sax solo (Yvette Audain)
Peter Willis Little Song, for tenor and string quartet

University of Auckland Clocktower, 22 Princes St
Friday September 21st at 7.30pm
$15 waged/$10 unwaged (tickets at the door only)
Complementary nibbles courtesy of Foodtown Quay St

Mette Leroy plays new New Zealand works in Auckland

Flautist Mette Leroy has commissioned four new works for flute from New Zealand composers as part of her DMA research and will present these in the concert FLUTE21 on Saturday 28th July. These new works – by John Elmsly, Samuel Holloway, Eve de Castro-Robinson and John Rimmer – will be performed with works by Aitken, Crumb and Dutilleux.

7.30pm, Saturday 28th July.
School of Music, University of Auckland.

20th century choral music

A concert given by the Bach Choir of Wellington and Renaissance Singers of Palmerston North featuring some smaller 20th century choral works and a premiere of ‘Ave Maria’ for double choir by Nigel Williams. The concert will be given first in Wellington at St John’s Church (cnr Willis/Dixon str) at 2pm on Sunday 29 July directed by Nigel Williams; then at 2.30pm at All Saints Church Palmerston North on Sunday 12 August directed by Guy Donaldson. The other work in the concert is the ‘Nelson’ Mass by Haydn

Weekend of NZ music in Wellington

A series of events featuring new music in Welington:

Thursday 24 May: 6pm Hunter Council Chamber, VUW
Launch of a new Waiteata score by Lyell Cresswell, and a performance of his complete solo piano works by Stephen de Pledge.

Friday 25 May: 1.10pm Adam Concert Room, NZSM
A concert of solo piano repertoire, including new works by Cresswell, Lardelli and Norris

• 6.30pm Michael Fowler Centre
NZSO perform New Zealand music, including a new work by Eve de Castro-Robinson, and John Psathas’s first Saxophone Concerto

• 8pm and during the rest of the week, except Monday @ Te Whaea
Contemporary dance to NZ works, including some new works by James Dunlop

Myriad choral concerts
Also look out for separate concerts by Wellington Youth Choir, Wellington members of Tower Voices, and Baroque Voices during the weekend

Baroque Voices – "Alleluia: a newe work!"

Medieval European music and Contemporary NZ works for unaccompanied voices; including works by John Psathas, Helen Bowater, Jason Kaminski, Ivan Patterson, Pepe Becker, Mark Smythe & Carol Shortis (premiere performance of new work: “Tangi”).

8pm, Sunday 27th May 2007, Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, Molesworth St.

Admission: $25, $15. Bookings: tel. 973 6607 or email:

175 East premiere new works by Phil Dadson and Ross Harris

175 East perform Phil Dadson’s Peace Rites and The Sleep of Reason… by Ross Harris as well as Lacrimae by Lyell Cresswell and James Gardner’s Throat Clearing

plus music by Aaron Cassidy, Morton Feldman, Michael
Finnissy, and Wolfgang Rihm with guest performers Richard Haynes (clarinet and soprano sax) and Mark Knoop (piano)

Tickets (door sales only)
$20 ($10 concs)