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Lunchtime Recital Series - Michael Houstoun
27th Feb 2013 1:00pm
New Zealand’s pre-eminent concert pianist opens the 2013 Series in style with Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

Japanese Musical concert
2nd Mar 2013 3:00pm
Acclaimed leading Japanese musical actress Ai Taniuchi returns from Japan to sing with Kouki Minato and Junya Yoshida, accompanied by pianist Naoko Takano.

Galvanised with Diedre Irons
4th Mar 2013 7:30pm
Vibrancy, freshness, friends and fun. Join much-loved pianist Diedre Irons and her new trio, Galvanised, on a world tour of one of the most colourful, and unusual, combinations in all chamber music - piano, saxophone and flute.

Lunchtime Recital Series - Conservatorium of Music Staff
6th Mar 2013 1:00pm
A concert of operatic gems and piano trios, including performances by Dame Malvina Major, David Griffiths and the NZ Chamber Soloists

"Viennese Verve" - OPUS Orchestra
8th Mar 2013 8:00pm
OPUS perform Beethoven's revolutionary "Eroica" symphony and the first performance in modern times of Johan Sperger's Concerto in C minor for double bass.

Lunchtime Recital Series - Xiao Ma and Huang Yanjia
13th Mar 2013 1:00pm
China’s first countertenor, the extraordinary Xiao Ma, and pianist Huang Yanjia present a collection of opera arias, European art songs, and Chinese art and folk-songs.

"The Evolution of Human Languages"- the beginning of the human story
13th Mar 2013 6:30pm
Public Lecture by evolutionary biologist Professor Mark Pagel, FRS

Peta Mathias LIVE
16th Mar 2013 7:30pm
You’ve read her books. You’ve seen her on the TV. Now experience Peta Mathias’ live one-woman show!!

Lunchtime Recital Series - Edward King
20th Mar 2013 1:00pm
Top music graduate and Hillary Medal winner Edward King returns from cello studies in Germany to perform music by Boccherini, Beethoven, Martinů and Farr.

Hamilton Civic Choir - A Musical Showcase with our Associate Artists
23rd Mar 2013 7:30pm
A showcase concert celebrating many of Hamilton Civic Choir's Associate Artists since 2006

Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series 2013 - Michael A Peters
26th Mar 2013 6:00pm
Professor Michael A Peters discusses "Anxieties of Knowing: Academic Pathologies, Critical Philosophy and the Culture of Self"

Lunchtime Recital Series - Bill Stoneham and the Rothko String Quartet
27th Mar 2013 1:00pm
Winners of the 2012 ROSL/Arts International Chamber Music Competition, the Rothko String Quartet perform Haydn and Mozart, and are joined by trumpeter Bill Stoneham for Telemann and Handel.

Max Gimblett - Free Public Lecture
27th Mar 2013 6:00pm
In this free public lecture Max Gimblett discusses his life as an artist, his 50 year studio practice, his belief in spiritual values and his spiritual and artistic teachers.

Lunchtime Recital Series - Barbara Hill
3rd Apr 2013 1:00pm
Berlin-based flautist Barbara Hill performs a captivating programme including music by Villa-Lobos, Mouquet and C.P.E.Bach, accompanied by pianist Melanie Lina.

j.mayall Concert Showcase / Live Recording
7th Apr 2013 7:30pm
Featuring a range of world premiere performances of works created for a PH.D composition portfolio. www.jeremymayall.com

Lunchtime Recital Series - Student Performers
10th Apr 2013 1:00pm
Top Conservatorium of Music students perform solo and chamber instrumental works and a varied vocal repertoire.

Opera Showcase - "The Auction"
12th Apr 2013 7:00pm
Conservatorium of Music students present 30 minute comic opera by NZ composer Janet Jennings - "The Auction".

Talking of Katherine Mansfield
12th Apr 2013 7:30pm
Cathy Downes exploration of Katherine Mansfield’s writing about life, death and what we want to achieve in between.

Accelerando Concert
20th Apr 2013 2:00pm
Young vocal students from the Accelerando Music programme perform in concert

A Bird, a Fruit and a Beast - Kowhai Baroque
26th Apr 2013 7:30pm
Baroque trio plays music by Janet Jennings. Telemann, Corelli and Vivaldi

Professor Vic Arcus - Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series 2013
30th Apr 2013 6:00pm
Professor Vic Arcus, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, discusses thermodynamics - "the interplay of energy, information, evolution and life"

Lunchtime Recital Series - Mi-Yeon I
1st May 2013 1:00pm
The prize-winning pianist, graduate of Auckland University and the Peabody Conservatory, returns from Europe to give this recital of Classical, French and Romantic works.

OKTA
3rd May 2013 7:30pm
Featuring two composers working in multi-dimensional aesthetics - New Zealander Jeremy Mayall and Canadian Teresa Connors

Lunchtime Recital Series - Xiang Zou
8th May 2013 1:00pm
A rare opportunity to hear Ligeti’s formidable Etudes, performed by this gifted young pianist.

OPUS Orchestra - Austin Plays Mozart
10th May 2013 8:00pm
Katherine Austin plays Mozart's ever popular Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor (K466, conducted by hugely talented young NZ conductor Gemma New

Lunchtime Recital Series - John Couch
15th May 2013 1:00pm
International award-winning guitarist and artistic director of the Taranaki Classical Guitar Summer School, John Couch presents works by Manuel Ponce, Alexandre Tansman, José Luis Merlin and Marián Budoš.

Dance Workshop with Moss Patterson (Atamira Dance)
16th May 2013 10:30am
Free dance workshop with Director of Atamira Dance Company, Moss Patterson

Instructions for Life
16th May 2013 7:30pm - 18th May 2013 7:30pm
An original snapshot of life in the 21st century from Carving in Ice Theatre company

NZ Trio - Old World: New World
16th May 2013 7:30pm
“Intensity, playfulness, exoticism, romance – this is a mix of pieces that we know really well with these lovely fresh new works, and we’re very much looking forward to introducing them to you.” Justine Cormack, NZTrio

Orchestral Synergy
19th May 2013 3:00pm
A combined concert showcasing exciting young musicians from two Waikato youth orchestras. Featuring music from Bach to Bernstein.

Money, please
19th May 2013 7:00pm
A fundraising concert to help Adam Maha attend the Medomak Conductors Retreat, an international orchestral conductors summer school that takes place in Maine, U.S.A. in July.

Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series 2013 - Louis Schipper
21st May 2013 6:00pm
University of Waikato Earth and Ocean Sciences Professor Louis Schipper will discuss how working with soil microbes could help overcome problems caused by human acceleration of the nitrogen cycle.

Lunchtime Recital Series - Donizetti Trio
22nd May 2013 1:00pm
Leading flautist Luca Manghi, bassoonist Ben Hoadley and pianist David Kelly perform the music of Donizetti, Villa-Lobos and Genzmer.

University Chamber Orchestra Concert
26th May 2013 2:30pm
The University Chamber Orchestra presents its annual winter concert featuring music by Bartok, Mozart and Dvorak.

Lunchtime Recital Series - Student Performers
29th May 2013 1:00pm
Top Conservatorium of Music students perform solo and chamber instrumental works and a varied vocal repertoire.

Baby with the Bathwater - by Christopher Durang
29th May 2013 7:30pm - 1st Jun 2013 7:30pm
Theatre Studies production of hilarious American play about bizarre parenthood in the 1980s

Student Dance Assessment Performance
30th May 2013 8:00pm
Students from 200 and 300 level papers present solo and group dance works for assessment.

Aria Competition
31st May 2013 7:00pm
The annual Opera Aria contest for Conservatorium of Music vocal students, sponsored by the Greenlea Foundation Trust

Ning Feng - Masterclass
7th Jun 2013 5:00pm
Masterclass by winner of Michael Hill International Violin Competition

Concerto Competition Preliminaries
14th Jun 2013 10:00am-5:00pm
University Music students perform a variety of concerto movements in their bid to get through to the final of the annual Concerto Competition

Dancing in the Wake by Jan Bolwell
14th Jun 2013 7:30pm
Dancing in the Wake tells the lively and ultimately tragic story of Lucia Joyce, an extraordinary and talented young woman who grew up in the shadow of her famous father, James Joyce.

United Youth Orchestra - Winter Concert
16th Jun 2013 3:00pm
Another exciting programme from UYO featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Respighi, Bach, Elgar and Khachaturian

KAHA - Short Works 2013 Atamira Dance
19th Jun 2013 7:30pm
Atamira Dance return with another selection of sensational short dances

Professor Ilanko Ilanko - 2013 Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series
25th Jun 2013 6:00pm
"Turning negatives into positives: The mistaken negative mass and why it is important to take a flexible attitude to life."

K' Road Strip - A Place to Stand
2nd Jul 2013 8:00pm - 3rd Jul 2013 8:00pm
Okareka’s response to a landmark with deep roots in the veins of New Zealand history. Pole dancing, drag queens, haka, contemporary dance and dramatic scenes entwined with live vocals of an all New Zealand music score from the likes of Gin Wigmore, Mi Sex, Annie Crummer and Th’Dudes.

Campus Lunchtime Recital Series - Estrella Quartet
10th Jul 2013 1:00pm
Unique combination of four pianists playing two pianos

Conservatorium of Music Showcase
12th Jul 2013 1:30pm
Dame Malvina Major hosts an exciting concert bringing together outstanding Music students and distinguished teaching staff

Einstein's Universe (UK/NZ)
15th Jul 2013 5:30pm
“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. I get most joy in life out of music.” – Albert Einstein

Campus Lunchtime Recital Series - Student Performers
17th Jul 2013 1:00pm
Conservatorium of Music students perform works from solo, chamber music and vocal repertoire

2013 Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series - Professor Neil Boister
23rd Jul 2013 6:00pm
What's Going on with Kim Dotcom?

Campus Lunchtime Recital Series - Jisun Kim with Katherine Austin
24th Jul 2013 1:00pm
Graduate of Conservatorium of Music returns to play some of the great cello repertoire

Piano Masterclass with Massimo Perciaccante and Sarah Dominici
30th Jul 2013 3:00pm
Italian piano duo present masterclass for Waikato Music students

Campus Lunchtime Recital Series - Massimo Perciaccante and Sara Dominici
31st Jul 2013 1:00pm
Italian piano duo perform showstopping works by Brahms, Liszt, Gershwin and our own David Griffiths

Writers Without Borders
1st Aug 2013 6:30pm
Acclaimed writers Catherine Chidgey, Tracey Slaughter and Jack Ross are joined by visiting US author, Lynn Bloom, for a lively exchange about writing.

University of Waikato Concerto Competition Final
2nd Aug 2013 7:00pm
Waikato Music students compete for the chance to be concerto soloist with OPUS Orchestra

Campus Lunchtime Recital Series - Amitai Pati
7th Aug 2013 1:00pm
Winner of the 2012 Lexus Song Quest gives a solo concert in advance of his appearance in The Magic Flute

2013 Winter Lecture Series - An Unexpected Result: The Business of Hobbits
7th Aug 2013 6:00pm
The 2013 Winter Lecture Series begins with discussion about the effects of the filming of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies on the Waikato region.

Rachmaninov's "Vespers" - University Choir
7th Aug 2013 7:30pm
The University Choir present "All Night Vigil" by Rachmaninov, commonly known as "Vespers", a setting of evening service of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Playing Miss Havisham
9th Aug 2013 7:30pm
Arts on Tour NZ touring production of Helen Moulder's popular one-woman show about a Canterbury woman's audition for the movie of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Viva Cantando
10th Aug 2013 7:30pm
Cantando Choir celebrate their 25th anniversary with special guests including Max Stewart, Paula Spiers, the Hot Society Jazz trio, Elaine Wogan and Melanie Lina

MineAccord
11th Aug 2013 2:30pm
An exciting eclectic mix of a capella choral music featuring medieval madrigals, ABBA, Tchaikovsky and traditional folk music from Africa and eastern Europe. MineAccord will also be joined by Hillcrest High School's Scat Choir for some of the concert.

Campus Lunchtime Recital Series - Student Performers
14th Aug 2013 1:00pm
Conservatorium of Music student perform solo, chamber and vocal works from a wide repertoire

2013 Winter Lecture Series - It's All in Your Head: Understanding More about Mental Health
14th Aug 2013 6:00pm
Second in the 2013 Winter Lecture Series focuses on how we are coming to understand mental health

Classical Improvisation Masterclasses with David Dolan
15th Aug 2013 9:00am - 16th Aug 2013 9:00am
Pre-eminent international music educator works with singers, pianists, string and wind players on the lost art of classical improvisation.

Opera - Die Zauberflote - The Magic Flute
16th Aug 2013 8:00pm - 17th Aug 2013 8:00pm
The Conservatorium of Music presents Mozart's masterpiece Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute) in a concert performance narrated by Dame Malvina Major.

2013 Winter Lecture Series - Class Struggles: Is our Education on Track?
21st Aug 2013 6:00pm
Third in the Winter Lecture Series focuses on education with three leading education experts

"Romeo and Tusi" by Oscar Kightley and Erolia Ifopo
22nd Aug 2013 7:00pm - 24th Aug 2013 7:00pm
Jandals Inc's hilarious re-interpretation of Shakespeare's classic with a Pacific twist.

2013 Winter Lecture Series - A Star is Born: How Hamilton's Arts Scene has Come of Age
28th Aug 2013 6:00pm
Final lecture in the Winter Lecture Series looks at the maturing of Hamilton's arts scene

Beethoven reCYCLE - Part 2 - Michael Houstoun
28th Aug 2013 7:30pm
“Outstanding Beethoven all round. The special attraction is the rare spiritual dimension in Houstoun’s playing of the serene finales... It’s as though Beethoven were no longer of this planet when he wrote them” The Listener

The History Boys by Alan Bennett
30th Aug 2013 7:30pm - 7th Sep 2013 7:30pm
Carving in Ice production of Alan Bennett's hugely popular play about a group of Oxbridge candidates and their encounter with distinctly incompatible teaching styles.

Campus Lunchtime Recital Series - William Dowdall and Sara Bryans
4th Sep 2013 1:00pm
Irish flautist William Dowdall accompanied by fellow countrywoman Sara Bryans.

Campus Lunchtime Recital Series - Helen Webby
11th Sep 2013 1:00pm
NZ harpist Helen Webby leads us through a selection of works specially written for her by NZ composers

Composition Masterclass with Helen Webby - Writing Music for Harp
11th Sep 2013 2:30pm
Secrets of the harp revealed for budding composers and orchestrators

OPUS Orchestra Young Virtuosity Concert
13th Sep 2013 8:00pm
Clarinettist Nathaniel Smorti, winner of the University Concerto Competition, plays with OPUS Orchestra in a concert also featuring music by Mendelssohn, Mozart and NZ composer Jack Body.

Accelerando Junior Music Academy concert
15th Sep 2013 2:00pm
Budding pre-tertiary singers present this end of class recital

2013 Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series - Professor Christopher Branson
17th Sep 2013 6:00pm
Professor Branson is an expert in leadership in education.

Campus Lunchtime Recital Series - David & Christine Griffiths
18th Sep 2013 1:00pm
David and Christine Griffiths together present Faure''s beautiful "La Bonne Chanson" with other works by Debussy and David himself

Voice Masterclass with Semyon Rozin
19th Sep 2013 10:00am
Expert vocal coach and conductor presents masterclass for Waikato Music students

OKTA
19th Sep 2013 7:30pm
A blend of classic works from the recent past and the completely new

Campus Lunchtime Recital Series - Cellophonics
25th Sep 2013 1:00pm
The rich and vibrant sounds of 8 Celli in full flight.

ArtzElectro
27th Sep 2013 4:30pm
An interdisciplinary concert combining performance, graphics, moving images and interactive technologies

Goldner String Quartet with Piers Lane (AUS/UK)
2nd Oct 2013 7:30pm
“It’s a joy to have such a close relationship with a quartet I admire and love. Your ears will hum with delight” Piers Lane

University Orchestra Spring Concert
6th Oct 2013 2:30pm
The University Chamber Orchestra is joined by the University Choir to celebrates the warmth and colour of spring in a concert featuring works by Vivaldi and other early masters.

Campus Lunchtime Recital Series - Tennant - Austin Duo
9th Oct 2013 1:00pm
James Tennant and Katherine Austin perform a mighty programme that includes world premiere of new work by David Griffiths.

SisterTies - Theatre Studies students
9th Oct 2013 7:30pm - 11th Oct 2013 7:30pm
Student devised theatre exploring "the secrets of the threads that bind siblings and unpick the mysteries of the ropes that divide them."

Lilburn Trust Student Composition Awards Concert
11th Oct 2013 7:00pm
New compositions by Conservatorium of Music students with awards possible due to generosity of the Lilburn Trust

Pene Pati in concert
12th Oct 2013 7:30pm
Pene Pati in concert with guest artists. On sale from 12 noon Monday 23rd Sept

Campus Lunchtime Recital Series - Student Performers
16th Oct 2013 1:00pm
Conservatorium of Music students perform solo, chamber and vocal works from a wide repertoire.

University of Waikato Chamber Music Competition
16th Oct 2013 7:00pm
Waikato student ensembles compete in this annual chamber music competition

Opera Showcase - in Celebration of Verdi
17th Oct 2013 7:00pm
Waikato Music students present solo and ensemble pieces from Verdi's great operas to celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth

Bombshells
17th Oct 2013 7:30pm
Savvy, sexy and exquisitely crafted, Bombshells is a one-woman play by Joanna Murray-Smith which humorously exposes six women balancing the demands of their inner and outer lives with funny and touching portrayals of the modern female.

Universal Harmonies
20th Oct 2013 2:30pm
Volcanic City Voices (Auckland) and World Voices (Hamilton) offer a smorgasbord of World Music

United Youth Orchestra - 10th Anniversary Concert
20th Oct 2013 3:00pm
"A Matinee in Vienna" - United Youth Orchestra celebrate their 10th anniversary with a concert featuring Matteo Nappoli playing Beethovem's "Emperor "concerto

Campus Lunchtime Recital Series - Student Performers
23rd Oct 2013 1:00pm
Top Conservatorium of Music students perform solo and chamber instrumental works and a variety of vocal repertoire.

"Avoiding Global Collapse" - Professor Paul R Ehrlich
23rd Oct 2013 6:30pm
Professor Paul R Ehrlich tours New Zealand as a guest of the Allan Wilson Centre of Massey University to discuss evolutionary changes needed to avoid a global collapse of civilization.

Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
24th Oct 2013 7:30pm - 2nd Nov 2013 7:30pm
Presented by local theatre group Apocalypse Lounge, Ross Macleod directs a new slimmed down, modern version of Shakespeare's tragic tale of young love destroyed.

Professor Debashish Munshi - 2013 Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series
29th Oct 2013 6:00pm
Professor Munshi from the Department of Management Communication in the Waikato Management School, lectures on "Who's Afraid of Diversity?"

End-of-Year Gala Concert
3rd Nov 2013 2:30pm
Music performance highlights of the year in a quick-fire non-stop fashion from literally all corners of the Concert Chamber!

Beethoven reCYCLE - Part 3 - Michael Houstoun
5th Nov 2013 7:30pm
“Outstanding Beethoven all round. The special attraction is the rare spiritual dimension in Houstoun’s playing of the serene finales... It’s as though Beethoven were no longer of this planet when he wrote them” The Listener

Love & Information by Caryl Churchill
8th Nov 2013 7:30pm - 16th Nov 2013 7:30pm
18 actors perform over a hundred characters in an episodic kaleidoscope exploring the way human beings process information and feelings.

Sumer is Icumin in - Hamilton Civic Choir
16th Nov 2013 7:30pm
Hamilton Civic Choir in concert with a collection of delightful folk songs from Britain and Ireland.

Pettman/ROSL Arts International Scholarship 2013 - Cavaleri String Quartet
22nd Nov 2013 8:00pm
UK string quartet play Beethoven, Shostakovich and Steve Reich in the opening concert of the annual Pettmann/ROSL International Scholarship Competition

Pettman/ROSL Arts International Scholarship 2013 - Finals Concert
24th Nov 2013 7:00pm
The finalists compete in this exciting climax to an intense weekend of auditions, interviews and rehearsals for the chamber music groups from tertiary programmes all across New Zealand