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Waikato International Cello Fest 2016
21st Aug 2016 - 28th Aug 2016
Four of the most renowned cello performers and teachers in the world will be converging on Hamilton, New Zealand for the Waikato International Cello Fest 2016.

Edward King
25th Aug 2016 1:00pm
Former Waikato student and rising international star Edward King returns to perform two of Bach’s famous and perfectly crafted Suites for solo cello.

Wolfgang Schmidt
25th Aug 2016 7:30pm
Described by an authority no less than Yo-Yo Ma as a “cellist of impeccable technique, poise and taste,” Wolfgang Schmidt makes his first appearance in New Zealand.

Contemporary Cello Works with Wolfgang Schmidt, Li-Wei Qin and Philippe Muller
26th Aug 2016 1:00pm
Three international cellists perform a range of contemporary works for solo cello, including the world premiere of Martin Lodge’s Omanu written for Wolfgang Schmidt.

Festival Chamber Orchestra
27th Aug 2016 7:30pm
Festival Chamber Orchestra with Li-Wei Qin, Wolfgang Schmidt, Philippe Muller, Edward King, and Santiago Cañón Valencia

Cellophonics Gala Concert
28th Aug 2016 2:30pm
Waikato Cellophonics students are joined by international guests for a final gala celebration of music written for the cello

Xi Yao
31st Aug 2016 1:00pm
Chinese traditional guzheng music

Trans-Tasman Piano Duo - Lunchtime Recital Series
7th Sep 2016 1:00pm
Conservatorium’s Katherine Austin and Melbourne’s Glenn Riddle play piano duets

Lilburn Composition Awards
9th Sep 2016 7:30pm
An exciting evening of new compositions by Conservatorium of Music students

Under the Same Moon
10th Sep 2016 7:30pm
A heartfelt comedy about daughters and their wayward mothers

Villani Quartet - Lunchtime Recital Series
14th Sep 2016 1:00pm
Newly formed ensemble has come together to perform rarely heard piano quartets for New Zealand audiences

OPUS Orchestra - Connections
16th Sep 2016 8:00pm
Relish three outstanding New Zealand musicians with flourishing international careers. Conductor Holly Mathieson was named by Zonta as one of New Zealand's Top 50 Women of Achievement. Amalia Hall and Edward King delight with Brahms’ Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 25

Masterclasses with Deborah Dunham and James Dunham
20th Sep 2016 1:00pm-4:00pm
Waikato University Conservatorium of Music is delighted to be hosting two special back-to-back masterclasses with, Grammy-nominated American violist James Dunham and renowned bassist Deborah Dunham, presented by Chamber Music New Zealand.

Student Concert - Lunchtime Recital Series
21st Sep 2016 1:00pm
Top Conservatorium of Music students inspire and delight with solo and chamber instrumental works and a variety of vocal repertoire.

Assisted Dying Law Reform. What's Stopping New Zealand?
25th Sep 2016 2:00pm-4:00pm
The Voluntary Euthanasia Society of NZ, Waikato Branch invites you to attend an OPEN FORUM

Alex Raineri - Lunchtime Recital Series
28th Sep 2016 1:00pm
Prodigious Australian pianist Alex Raineri plays a stunning programme of Romantic music from Wagner, Scriabin, Mendelssohn, and more.

The White Guitar
30th Sep 2016 8:00pm - 1st Oct 2016 8:00pm
Following standing ovations and sell-out seasons in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, comes The White Guitar. Renowned hip-hop artist Scribe features with his father John and brother Matthias in this stunning new play – the true story of their family, the Luafutus

Student Concert - Lunchtime Recital Series
5th Oct 2016 1:00pm
Top Conservatorium of Music students inspire and delight with solo and chamber instrumental works and a variety of vocal repertoire.

7th Oct 2016 7:00pm
A concert of inter-disciplinary new media works by students and staff combining elements of live performance, graphics, moving images, and audio, while also including interactive/generative technologies.

Marimba Percussion Duo - Lunchtime Recital Series
12th Oct 2016 1:00pm
Comprising Jeremy Fitzgerald and Yoshiko Tsuruta, the Marimba Percussion Duo perform on a colourful mixture of percussion instruments

London Conchord Ensemble
16th Oct 2016 5:00pm
Chamber Music New Zealand. In their twelve year history the London Conchord Ensemble has won accolades all over Europe for their imaginative programming. Their debut New Zealand tour takes them to ten centres nationwide.

Student Concert - Lunchtime Recital Series
19th Oct 2016 1:00pm
Top Conservatorium of Music students inspire and delight with solo and chamber instrumental works and a variety of vocal repertoire.

Tim Bray Productions - Auckland’s leading theatre for children - presents "A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories" by Margaret Mahy
28th Oct 2016 - 29th Oct 2016
Join in the fun as some of Margaret Mahy's best-loved stories are woven together into one enjoyable and imaginative show. Magical Mahy comes to life on stage.

Gala Concert
6th Nov 2016 2:30pm
Musical highlights of the year are presented as if out-of-the-blue from all corners of the Concert Chamber in quick-fire non-stop fashion