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WUNDERHORN - OPUS Orchestra
27th Apr 2018 8:00pm
Samuel Jacobs, Principal horn from the NZSO, is soloist for the Strauss Horn Concerto in a programme including works by Beethoven, Mozart and Wagner

Stephanie Acraman (soprano) and Liam Wooding (piano)
2nd May 2018 1:00pm
Our Head of Vocal studies, Stephanie Acraman, and alumnus pianist, Liam Wooding, present the entertaining and seldom performed full collection of William Bolcom's "Cabaret Songs" in this lunchtime concert

Lumina Tour 2018
4th May 2018 7:30pm
The New Zealand Dance Company proudly presents one of its most sought after and celebrated programmes— Lumina. Three incomparable pieces of contemporary dance explode off the stage in “ground-breaking” and “hypnotic” (NZ Herald) spectacles resulting in a “tour de force of dance, music and light” (DA

Olive Copperbottom
5th May 2018 7:30pm
A new musical by Charles Dickens and Penny Ashton - “a Dickensian tale of Love, Gin & the Pox”

"Ain't Misbehaving" - Cantando Choir & Friends
6th May 2018 4:00pm
Come join us and sing along to our great selection of swing and jazz greats with our special guests, local jazz group Jazzian, under the direction of our Conductor Rupert D’Cruze.

Dr Mesmer’s Private Army
9th May 2018 1:00pm
Four piece multimedia ensemble led by brilliant Waikato alumnus composer Dr Jeremy Mayall in this very special lunchtime concert

Student Concert
16th May 2018 1:00pm
Conservatorium of Music students inspire and delight with solo and chamber instrumental works and a variety of vocal repertoire.

University of Waikato Aria Competition
19th May 2018 7:00pm
The annual University Aria Competition promises to be another spectacle of superb music and singing as students vie for the top spot.

Aria Competition Masterclass with Patricia Wright
20th May 2018 10:00am-3:00pm
Here is your opportunity to see behind the scenes with one of New Zealand's top international artists as soprano Patricia Wright works closely with the finalists from the University of Waikato Aria Competition

Alex Ross with Bianca Andrew & STROMA
21st May 2018 7:30pm
Alex Ross, author of "The Rest is Noise", shares the stage with the exquisite mezzo-soprano Bianca Andrew and Aotearoa’s pre-eminent modern music ensemble STROMA presenting a musical tasting session that winds through the ages featuring work by Ravel, Bartók, Stravinsky and, of course, the modernist

Songs from the Parisian Belle Epoque
23rd May 2018 1:00pm
An extraordinary opportunity to hear two of the world’s great artists present a concert from a time when culture was at its zenith in Paris; from the heights of Marcel Proust to the decadence of the Moulin Rouge.

University of Waikato Strings Orchestra
26th May 2018 3:00pm
Enjoy the University of Waikato Strings Orchestra in this one-hour family friendly concert that delves into the exciting and flamboyant world of baroque music.

Student Concert
30th May 2018 1:00pm
Conservatorium of Music students inspire and delight with solo and chamber instrumental works and a variety of vocal repertoire.

The Chapel Perilous by Dorothy Hewitt
30th May 2018 7:00pm - 2nd Jun 2018 7:00pm
Dorothy Hewett's play about the life of "incandescent heroine" Sally Barnett from the 30s to the 60s.

Opera Showcase “Encore”
9th Jun 2018 7:00pm
Experience the best of Waikato's young operatic talent with "Encore" an evening of classic and contemporary arias, choruses and opera scenes.

University of Waikato Chamber Music Competition
14th Jun 2018 7:00pm
Come along for an evening of passionate, enthralling music as University Chamber ensembles compete in this keenly contested competition

He Kura E Huna Ana
2nd Jul 2018 7:00pm - 3rd Jul 2018 7:00pm
Drawn from traditional Ngāti Waewae kōrero, He Kura E Huna Ana tells of the origins of pounamu in Arahura Valley.

No Holds Bard
29th Jul 2018 5:00pm
Michael Hurst's spins us through the great Shakespeare heroes - Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello and Lear - in a dizzying and hilarious tour-de-force

Ensemble Zefiro
19th Aug 2018 5:00pm
The light, elegant and extraordinary colours of 17th and 18th century woodwind music brought to life by Italy's Ensemble Zefiro

Ioana Cristina Goicea & Andrey Gugnin
11th Oct 2018 7:30pm
Andrey Gugnin and Ioana Cristina Goicea took out the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition and the 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition respectively. Together, this unbeatable duo will perform two programmes of lush Romantic and contemporary music.