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Supra vol 2
21st Jan 2012 7:00pm
Reprise of Supra I concert earlier in 2011. Guest artist sitarist Professor Prasanta K. Bhanja from Visva Bharati University, India.

The King's Singers
22nd Feb 2012 8:00pm
The world's most acclaimed vocal ensemble makes their long awaited return to New Zealand.

I Musici - Serenata Italiana
4th Mar 2012 5:00pm
Chamber Music New Zealand’s 2012 season is launched in grand style with one of the best-known ensembles in the world on their first ever visit to New Zealand, I Musici from Rome, Italy.

Lunchtime Recital - Orientation Concert
7th Mar 2012 1:00pm
Hillary Scholars celebrate the beginning of the Lunchtime Recital series for 2012.

A Musical Odyssey
8th Mar 2012 7:30pm
The Ohio Northern University Singers in concert with Hamilton's Mighty River Harmony.

Lunchtime Recital - David Griffiths & Christine Griffiths
14th Mar 2012 1:00pm
Baritone David Griffiths singing gems by Bellini, Schubert, Brahms and Rossini

Lunchtime Recital - Affetto presents "Primo Amore: First Love in 17th Century Italy"
21st Mar 2012 1:00pm
Divine, etheral music from late 16th and early 17th century Italy

OPUS Orchestra - "Landscapes"
23rd Mar 2012 8:00pm
Soloists Lara Hall (violin) and Ian Parsons (bassoon) feature in a programme including works by Lilburn, Tchaikovsky, Elgar and Dvorak, finishing with Beethoven's "Pastoral" Symphony

Lunchtime Recital - "Sound the Trumpet" - Bill Stoneham and Greg Neil
28th Mar 2012 1:00pm
Trumpet highlights including Handel's "Messiah" and Jeremiah Clarke's "Prince of Denmark's March"

Lunchtime Recital - Student Performers
4th Apr 2012 1:00pm
Varied programme of solo and chamber works

***CANCELLED*** International Celebrity Showcase - Piers Lane
13th Apr 2012 8:00pm
9.20AM FRIDAY 13TH APRIL. Unfortunately tonight's concert by Piers Lane has been cancelled. Mr Lane has suffered a fall and severely hurt himself. He personally sends his apologies as he has never had to cancel a performance in his 40 year career.

Anna Hawkins EP Release Concert
20th Apr 2012 7:00pm
Brilliant local singer Anna Hawkins celebrates the release of her EP with a solo concert

The Juniper Passion - CD Launch
25th Apr 2012 6:00pm
Public launch of the CD recording of Michael Williams' new opera "The Juniper Passion".

Lunchtime Recital - Beverly Pullon
2nd May 2012 1:00pm
Exquisite lieder by Schubert, Richard Strauss and Johann Strauss

Double bill of one-act plays - "Cow" & "Fold"
2nd May 2012 8:00pm - 5th May 2012 8:00pm
A comedy double bill of bad manners by NZ playwright Jo Randerson

Beethoven! Revolution - New Zealand String Quartet
8th May 2012 8:00pm
Chamber Music New Zealand presents "Beethoven Revolution" with the New Zealand String Quartet celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Lunchtime Recital - Marij von Gorkom
9th May 2012 1:00pm
Exploration of the darkly sonorous unique sound of the bass clarinet

Halida Dinova
9th May 2012 8:00pm
Originally from Kazan in Tartarstan pianist Halida Dinova trained in St Petersburg, Russia, and is now resident in the USA. She is touring new zealnd with an exciting programme including works by Debussy, Chopin and Liszt.

Okta 8 x 10
10th May 2012 7:30am
University of Waikato celebrates the launch of Dr Martin Lodge's CD "Toru" and the tenth anniversary of its contemporary music ensemble.

Lunchtime Recital - Kingitanga Day
16th May 2012 1:00pm
Concert celebrating relationship between University of Waikato and Kingitanga

North Shore Youth Orchestra and United Youth Orchestra Combined Concert
19th May 2012 7:00pm
Youth orchestras from Hamilton and the North Shore combine for an exciting programme

University of Waikato Orchestra Concert
20th May 2012 2:30pm
University of Waikato Orchestra winter concert featuring the New Zealand Chamber Soloists

Lunchtime Recital - New Zealand Chamber Soloists
23rd May 2012 1:00pm
Scintillating new piano trio repertoire including works by Mozart, John Psathas and Greek composer Kolomiris

Atamira Dance - "Kaha" - Short Works
25th May 2012 7:30pm - 26th May 2012 7:30pm
Atamira, New Zealand’s leading Maori Contemporary dance company. present an evening of short works choreographed by members of the company.

Lunchtime Recital - Estrella - 4 pianists on 2 pianos!
30th May 2012 1:00pm
Outstanding winners of the 2011 Pettman/ROSL International Chamber Music Competition

University Choir - "Songs of Love and Loss"
30th May 2012 7:30pm
University choir sings songs of love and loss

University Concerto Competition Preliminaries
1st Jun 2012 2:30pm
Preliminary round of Concerto Competition. The eventual winner will play a concerto with OPUS Orchestra in September

Opera Showcase - "The Little Sweep"
5th Jun 2012 7:00pm
University voice students present Benjamin Britten’s ‘The Little Sweep’ under the direction of Dame Malvina Major and Glenese Blake.

Lunchtime Recital - Student Performers
6th Jun 2012 1:00pm
Varied programme of solo and chamber music

Violin & Viola Masterclass with Sergey Malov
6th Jun 2012 2:30pm
Winner of the 2011 Michael Hill International Violin Competition presents masterclass for violin and viola students

The Convent of Pleasure
6th Jun 2012 7:30pm - 9th Jun 2012 7:30pm
Theatre Studies production of "a seldom performed seventeenth-century extravaganza" by Margaret Cavendish, directed by Gaye Poole

Sergey Malov & Michael Houstoun
6th Jun 2012 8:00pm
Winner of the 2011 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, Russian-born Sergey Malov teams up with pianist Michael Houstoun for a spellbinding programme of virtuosic repertoire.

Motiha! Toiere! Toioro! Hikutau Tuapa!
8th Jun 2012 6:30pm-9:30pm
An end of season celebration of Sound, Song and Dance!

Aria Competition
15th Jun 2012 7:00pm
Waikato's annual Aria Competition to be judged by Dame Malvina Major, tenor Kenneth Cornish and pianist Sue Smith Gaddis.

United Youth Orchestra
17th Jun 2012 3:00pm
United Youth Orchestra return to the Academy for their annual winter concert

Japanese Music Concert
18th Jun 2012 6:00pm
Prominent Japanese Musical singers Daisuke Yanase and Ai Taniuchi showcase their talents accompanied by pianist Mariko Takabayashi.

2012 FUEL Festival of New Zealand Theatre
22nd Jun 2012 - 7th Jul 2012
Three weeks of some of the very best of New Zealand theatre at the Academy, the Meteor Theatre and Waikato Museum in the world's only festival exclusively devoted to NZ theatre!

FUEL - On the Upside Down of the World
22nd Jun 2012 7:00pm - 23rd Jun 2012 7:00pm
A crippled English woman arrives from London to a savage land charged with civilising the natives, and instead, discovers the key to her own liberation.

FUEL - Drowning in Veronica Lake
22nd Jun 2012 7:30pm - 23rd Jun 2012 7:30pm
Alex Ellis portrays the decline and fall of one-time Hollywood star Veronica Lake

FUEL - Mates and Lovers
28th Jun 2012 8:00pm - 30th Jun 2012 8:00pm
FOR THE FIRST TIME, the untold stories of our brothers, fathers and sons come out of the shadows into the bright light of downstage centre.

FUEL - The Second Test
29th Jun 2012 7:00pm - 30th Jun 2012 7:00pm
Moving depiction of events connecting the 1953 Christmas Eve Tangiwai rail disaster and the New Zealand cricket team's second test against South Africa in Johannesburg

FUEL - Atonal Heart
4th Jul 2012 6:00pm - 5th Jul 2012 8:00pm
FOUR MONOLOGUES ABOUT FOUR VERY DIFFERENT MEN, one applauded, one rejected, one bound and one released, all searching for...something. By turns funny, poignant, tragic, and lovely.

FUEL - Frequently Asked Questions
5th Jul 2012 7:30pm - 7th Jul 2012 7:30pm
Celebrated actor Michael Hurst joins forces with two of New Zealand's freshest young writers in this innovative new solo work, set in the Shakespearean afterlife.

Takács Quartet
5th Jul 2012 8:00pm
Hailed by The Guardian as “the greatest string quartet in the world”, the Takács Quartet returns to New Zealand.

2012 Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series - Professor John Oetzel
17th Jul 2012 6:00pm
Difficult conversations: culture and communication in teamwork and delivering health services.

Lunchtime Recital - Jian Liu
18th Jul 2012 1:00pm

Anniversary Concert 2012 - OPUS Orchestra
20th Jul 2012 8:00pm
Join OPUS Orchestra as they celebrate their 21st anniversary

"Music of the Heart" - Sitar Concert
25th Jul 2012 7:30pm
Sitar Concert: Music of the Heart by Kanala Auer of Austria

MineAccord - A cappella
28th Jul 2012 7:30pm
The sixteen voices of Hamilton's premier a cappella chamber choir present a mixed programme of unaccompanied choral music.

Lunchtime Recital - Lara Hall
1st Aug 2012 1:00pm

An Evening with Dame Malvina
1st Aug 2012 6:00pm
Senior Fellow of Music at the University of Waikato Dame Malvina Major gives a short history of her singing career, discusses voice technique and runs a master class with two students

Concerto Competition Final
3rd Aug 2012 7:00pm
University students compete for the chance to be concerto soloist with the OPUS Orchestra on its September tour

Black Grace - Waka
8th Aug 2012 7:30pm - 11th Aug 2012 7:30pm
Direct from a sell-out tour of Germany, Black Grace returns to Aotearoa to present a compelling new work, Waka, by internationally celebrated choreographer Neil Ieremia.

Viva Vivaldi - Cantando Choir
11th Aug 2012 7:30pm - 12th Aug 2012 2:30pm
Cantando Choir with the Cantando Ensemble in a concert featuring Vivaldi' "Gloria" and two movements from "Four Seasons", as well as music by Haydn and NZ composer dDavid Hamilton

Carmen
16th Aug 2012 8:00pm - 17th Aug 2012 8:00pm
University music students bring to life the passionate music and vocal fireworks of Bizet’s iconic opera in this unique concert version, featuring narration by our own Dame Malvina Major.

Lunchtime Recital - Leonari Trio
22nd Aug 2012 1:00pm

Madeleine Pierard & Terrence Dennis
22nd Aug 2012 8:00pm
Rising star soprano Madeleine Pierard returns to New Zealand to perform with esteemed pianist Terence Dennis and her talented sister Anna.

OKTA
23rd Aug 2012 7:30pm
Three world premieres from NZ composers David Griffiths and Rachael Morgan, and Canadian Teresa Connor.

Aroha String Quartet
6th Sep 2012 7:30pm
"Sunrise, Schubert and Beyond" The incomparable Aroha String Quartet return to the Academy joined by cellist Andrew Joyce, playing one of the best-loved chamber works and a new work specially written for the Quartet.

Accelerando Junior Music Academy Concert
8th Sep 2012 2:30pm
Talented voice students from the University of Waikato Junior Music Academy in concert

Exposed - Hillary Scholars Showcase
17th Sep 2012 6:30pm
Our Hillary Scholars in music, dance and theatre will lay bare their talents and abilities in a mix of performances that will engage the senses and draw on the emotions.

Lunchtime Recital - Craig Sheppard
19th Sep 2012 1:00pm

SOL3 MIO - Fundraising Concerts
19th Sep 2012 7:30pm - 20th Sep 2012 7:30pm
Both concerts sold out. However, there is a chance to catch Darren Pene Pati and Moses Mackay at the "Celebration of Song Concert" on 15th Sept in Hamilton

ArtzElectro
21st Sep 2012 7:30pm
Inter-disciplimary works by staff and students involved in the Bachelor of Media and Creative technologies degree

Katherine Mansfield - Cellist
21st Sep 2012 7:30pm
Presented by recently graduated Waikato PH.D student, cellist Martin Griffiths, with piano accompaniment from Christine Griffiths. Brief spoken interludes illuminate the musical programme

CONNECTIONS - OPUS Orchestra 2012
28th Sep 2012 8:00pm
OPUS Orchestra's third concert of the year featuring the winner of the winner of the University Concerto Competition, Andrew Leathwick, playing Prokofiev's 3rd Piano Concerto

Spring Joint Concert
29th Sep 2012 3:00pm
United Youth and Waikato Schools Symphony Orchestras combine for a joint concert.

Music of Joy - Free Concert
30th Sep 2012 1:00pm
"Music of Joy is a unique Australian World Music Group, who believe the purpose of music is to create and share universal joy. Exceptional joy – jubilant, relaxing, profound. Joy that reverberates with audiences, offering elation, bliss, and inner peace.

Zephyr Wind Quintet
30th Sep 2012 5:00pm
New Zealand’s finest woodwind players combine to form the creamy and colourful sounds of Zephyr. The ensemble last toured for CMNZ with Diedre Irons in 2009, garnering praise from critics and audiences alike.

Lilburn Trust Student Compositions Awards Concert
5th Oct 2012 7:00am
An exciting evening of new works including live electro-acoustic/multimedia contributions as well as music for acoustic ensembles and soloists

Floral Notes
6th Oct 2012 7:30pm
New musical play starring Geraldine Brophy and Jane Keller about former childhood pen pals living at opposite ends of the world now reunited by email.

2012 Professorial Inaugural Lecture Series - Professor Tina Besley
9th Oct 2012 6:00pm
Becoming a global citizen: identity, openness and interculturalism

Lunchtime Recital - Cellophonics
10th Oct 2012 1:00pm

Passing through
11th Oct 2012 4:00pm
A showing of works by Marie Hermo Jensen and University of Waikato student dancers

Royal Society of New Zealand - Sir Richard Friend
12th Oct 2012 7:30pm
Making Smart Paper from Plastic Molecules

25th Anniversary of Music at Waikato - Variety Showcase
13th Oct 2012 7:00pm
Music's top students joined with alumni in this variety concert to celebrate 25 years of Music at Waikato

25th Anniversary of Music at Waikato - Gala Celebration Concert
14th Oct 2012 2:30pm
Gala Concert to celebrate 25 years of Music at Waikato featuring NZ Chamber Soloists, David Griffiths and Dame Malvina Major.

Michael Houstoun - Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations
16th Oct 2012 6:30pm
Celebrate Michael Houstoun’s 60th birthday with a special series of concerts, featuring Beethoven’s "Diabelli" Variations.

Flights of Absurdia
17th Oct 2012 7:30pm - 20th Oct 2012 7:30pm
Newly devised by Theatre Studies students - a theatre piece based on Absurdist themes and texts

Opera Showcase
25th Oct 2012 7:00pm
University voice performance students present arias and duets

Chamber Music Competition
26th Oct 2012 7:00pm
University of Waikato chamber ensembles in competition

Enso String Quartet with Michael Endres
28th Oct 2012 5:00pm
One of the United States’ most accomplished and exciting young ensembles joins outstanding German pianist Michael Endres for our final tour of the 2012 season.

Hits of Stage & Screen - Hamilton City Brass
3rd Nov 2012 7:30pm
Hamilton City Brass present a collection of tunes from popular movies and stage shows. Directed by Mason Elliot.

Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abair
6th Nov 2012 7:30pm - 10th Nov 2012 7:30pm
Carving in Ice production of David Lindsay-Abair's Pulitzer Prize winning play, directed by Gaye Poole.

Santiago Cañón Valencia – Final Recital
8th Nov 2012 8:00pm
Star cellist Santiago Cañón Valencia presents his final performance recital at the University of Waikato.

End-of-Year Concert
11th Nov 2012 2:30pm
Collage of highlights from the Music year in a quick-fire, non-stop fashion

The Leonore Trio
14th Nov 2012 8:00pm
Past-prize winners of the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition, London, in concert

Pettman/ROSL Arts Chamber Music Ensemble Finalists' Concert
16th Nov 2012 7:00pm
Three university chamber music ensemble finalists will compete for a scholarship which includes a 5-week tour in the UK.

2012 Professorial Inaugural Lecture - Professor Lynda Johnston
20th Nov 2012 6:00pm
Proud people and places or just more Riff Raff? The spatial politics of Gay Pride

Fulbright Lecture - "Implications of the US Elections: American Foreign Policy after 6 November"
21st Nov 2012 6:00pm
James McCormick, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Iowa State University

Dancing in place
23rd Nov 2012 8:00pm - 24th Nov 2012 8:00pm
Live dance, moving images, oral presentation, local sites. New works by Karen Barbour and Sue Cheesman

Christmas with Britten
8th Dec 2012 7:30pm
The story of St Nicholas brought to life in Benjamin Britten's music by Hamilton Civic Choir and St Peter's Cathedral Junior Choristers, and a second half of Britten's "A ceremony of carols" and other traditional popular carols

Champions in Harmony
19th Dec 2012 7:30pm
Champions in Harmony features the Gold and Silver medal 2012 International Quartet Champions.