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Settler Art in Aotearoa
21st Jul 2011 7:00pm
Nineteenth century New Zealand painting was enriched by the work of new settlers with varying backgrounds; among them soldiers, surveyors, preachers and even politicians.

Lunchtime Recital Series - Santiago Cañón-Valencia
27th Jul 2011 1:00pm
Our extraordinary young cellist plays works by Cassado, Ginestera, Debussy and Bloch, with pianist Katherine Austin.

Saguaro Trio
27th Jul 2011 8:00pm
Formed in January 2007 at the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles, the Saguaro Trio have burst onto the international music scene with stunning successes.

Lunchtime Recital Series - Cellophonics
3rd Aug 2011 1:00pm
The University of Waikato's cello octet treats audiences to a sonorous and melodious experience.

Lunchtime Recital Series - Student Concert
10th Aug 2011 1:00pm
Pianists Andrew Leathwick and Rafaella Garlick-Grice perform in preparation for the Lev Vlassenko Piano competition in Australia.

Lunchtime Recital Series - David Guerin
17th Aug 2011 1:00pm
The distingished New Zealand pianist makes a welcome return with Beethoven's Op.2 No.2, Chopin's B Flat minor Scherzo and Liszt's Vallée d"Obermann.

Nikolai Demidenko - From Russia with Liszt
21st Aug 2011 5:00pm
Internationally lauded Russian pianist Nikolai Demidenko returns to the Academy after his sell-out concert here in September 2007.

A Cappella Spectacular!
27th Aug 2011 7:00pm
Presented by Pride of Auckland Chorus and Stellar Singers

Latitude 37
31st Aug 2011 8:00pm
Latitude 37 epitomise the intensity and intimacy of a trio: vitality, excitement and expression are a defining feature of their performances.

The Great Race Ball
3rd Sep 2011 8:30pm
The Great Race Masquerade Ball returns!

Lunchtime Recital Series - Adrianna Lis and William Dowdall
7th Sep 2011 1:00pm
Polish and Irish flute virtuosos combine with pianist Katherine Austin with fireworks and fantasy guaranteed to thrill.

Walls of Troy
9th Sep 2011 8:00pm - 14th Sep 2011 8:00pm
Homer's Iliad comes alive in this new opera composed by David Griffiths with libretto by John Davies.

Lunchtime Recital Series - New Zealand Chamber Soloists
14th Sep 2011 1:00pm
Fresh from their CMNZ tour Lara Hall, Katherine Austin and James Tennant perform Schubert and Brahms' most beautiful trios, in E Flat major and B major.

9th Annual Frank Sargeson Memorial Lecture
15th Sep 2011 5:30pm
Poet Laureate Ian Wedde to speak at 9th Annual Frank Sargeson Memorial Lecture

Demystifying the Arts - "The Art of Illustrating Children's Books"
15th Sep 2011 7:00pm
Guest Speaker Gavin Bishop discusses children's book illustration

16th Sep 2011 - 17th Sep 2011
"Released" showcases the work of Waikato contemporary dance artists

16th Sep 2011 8:00pm
OPUS Orchestra joins with the University of Waikato Conservatorium of Music in a concert including the winner of the University Concerto Competition.

Lunchtime Recital Series - Student Concert
21st Sep 2011 1:00pm
University Music students delight and inspire with a variety of solo and chamber works.

Lunchtime Recital Series - Dieter Flury & Maria Prinz
28th Sep 2011 1:00pm
This duo brings together two of the finest soloists in Europe, Vienna Philharmonic principal flautist Dieter Flury (hailed as the "flute Paganini") and the acclaimed pianist Maria Prinz. This is their only concert in New Zealand - an event not to be missed!

Lunchtime Recital Series - X-Improviso
5th Oct 2011 1:00pm
The music duo X-Improviso, Star Sherrett (piano, tabla and percussion) and Christoph Maubach (flute, piano and guitar) create music reflecting Aotearoa's varied land and seascapes.

United Youth Orchestra - Spring Concert with Taranaki Youth
9th Oct 2011 2:00pm
Hamilton's United Youth Orchestra joins forces with the Taranaki Youth Orchestra for a concert to celebrate Spring.

Lunchtime Recital Series - Student Concert
12th Oct 2011 1:00pm
University Music students delight and inspire with a variety of solo and chamber works.

Te Tangi Korowhitawhita a Hineraukatauri
12th Oct 2011 6:30pm
Performance Showcase by students from the School of Maori & Pacific Development/Te Pua Wananga ki te Ao in loving memory of Rangiiria Hedley, Natana Takarua and Okeroa Douglas.

Demystifying the Arts - PUBLIC ART: A Way Forward for Hamilton
20th Oct 2011 7:00pm
Conversations on Public Art by Kate Darrow and Ann McEwan

Silent Night
28th Oct 2011 8:00pm - 29th Oct 2011 8:00pm
"Yvette Parsons delivers a tour-de-force performance as poignant as it is parodic..within seconds of her entrance Parsons has the crowd howling with laughter.."

Ensemble Liaison with Wilma Smith
2nd Nov 2011 8:00pm
Comprising three internationally acclaimed musicians, the group have been hailed by critics as "spellbinding" and "a revelation".

Gala Concert
6th Nov 2011 2:30pm
The Conservatorium of Music's end of year collage concert

Demystifying the Arts - SURFACE IMPRESSIONS: Contemporary Printmaking in Aotearoa
10th Nov 2011 7:00pm
Heather Bramwell talks with New Zealand printmaker Carole Shepheard about the changes that have occurred in printmaking over the past two decades.

In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play by Sarah Ruhl
11th Nov 2011 7:30pm - 18th Nov 2011 7:30pm
Presented by Carving in Ice, directed by Gaye Poole, a comedy about marriage, intimacy and electricity.

"The Juniper Passion" CD Launch and Showcase
12th Nov 2011 7:30pm
***PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** The launch of composer Michael Williams' multi-media work - "The Juniper Passion".

Neary/Plane/Rahman Trio
19th Nov 2011 8:00pm
Prize-winners of the Royal Over-Seas League International Music Competition London

21st Nov 2011 7:00pm
The top groups from the Pettman/ROSL Competition compete in the final for the International Chamber Music Scholarship.

Christmas in Harmony
3rd Dec 2011 2:00pm
Mighty River Harmony and Waikato Rivertones together for a concert of Christmas delights.

Dame Malvina Major Foundation Waikato Branch Opera Showcase
3rd Dec 2011 7:30pm

Festive Fare - OPUS Orchestra
9th Dec 2011 8:00pm
Opus Orchestra presents Festive Fare - Corelli, Shostakovich, Respighi and Mozart

***CANCELLED*** Lunchtime Concert - Santiago Canon Valencia
13th Dec 2011 1:00pm
Santiago Canon Valencia plays solo works by Ligeti and Kodaly