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Institute of Registered Music Teachers - 2018 National Conference
18th Jan 2018 5:00pm - 21st Jan 2018 5:00pm
Pathways to Performance

Institute of Registered Music Teachers - 2018 National Conference
18th Jan 2018 5:00pm - 21st Jan 2018 5:00pm
Pathways to Performance

New Zealand Chamber Soloists
19th Jan 2018 7:30pm
NZCS will be performing some of their favourite works: Beethoven's Piano Trio Op 1 #3 in C minor and Dvorak's Trio in E minor Op 9, "Dumky"

Institute of Registered Music Teachers - 2018 National Conference
18th Jan 2018 5:00pm - 21st Jan 2018 5:00pm
Pathways to Performance

Institute of Registered Music Teachers - 2018 National Conference
18th Jan 2018 5:00pm - 21st Jan 2018 5:00pm
Pathways to Performance

Kelvin Cruickshank - Soul Food (R16)
11th Feb 2018 7:00pm - 12th Feb 2018 7:00pm
An evening with acclaimed medium Kelvin Cruickshank

Kelvin Cruickshank - Soul Food (R16)
11th Feb 2018 7:00pm - 12th Feb 2018 7:00pm
An evening with acclaimed medium Kelvin Cruickshank

Salonica
1st Mar 2018 7:30pm - 2nd Mar 2018 7:30pm
A groundbreaking physical theatre production exploring a friendship across cultures against the back drop of World War 1. Performed in NZSL, English & Serbian. Accessible for Deaf and hearing audiences

Salonica
1st Mar 2018 7:30pm - 2nd Mar 2018 7:30pm
A groundbreaking physical theatre production exploring a friendship across cultures against the back drop of World War 1. Performed in NZSL, English & Serbian. Accessible for Deaf and hearing audiences

International Women’s Day
7th Mar 2018 1:00pm
The 2018 Lunchtime Recital Series kicks off with a concert celebrating International Women's Day

Anderson & Roe
11th Mar 2018 5:00pm
"The most dynamic duo of this generation". Juilliard trained piano duo play Bernstein, The Beatles, Gluck, John Adams, Stravinsky and Leonard Cohen.

Edward King (cello) and Katherine Austin (piano)
14th Mar 2018 1:00pm
Waikato Alumnus, cellist Edward King, returns from Berlin via Sydney for this lunchtime concert with Katherine Austin on piano

Our Choice: ‘Forced fit’ or ‘belonging’ as Māori
20th Mar 2018 5:15pm
Professor Mere Berryman ONZM. Inaugural Professorial Lecture

Diane Walsh - piano (USA)
21st Mar 2018 1:00pm
A sumptuous programme of Beethoven, Debussy, our own Lilburn and Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes by prizewinning American pianist Diane Walsh

Diane Walsh Seminar
21st Mar 2018 3:30pm
American Pianist and former Associate Professor at Mannes College of Music in New York City, Diane Walsh shares insights from her 32 years teaching experience and her many years performing as a concert pianist.

Student Concert
28th Mar 2018 1:00pm
Conservatorium of Music students inspire and delight with solo and chamber instrumental works and a variety of vocal repertoire.

Duo Melange
4th Apr 2018 1:00pm
Globetrotting Australian duo promise to wow us in this lunchtime concert on violin and piano

Piano Masterclass with Tamara Smolyar
4th Apr 2018 3:30pm
Pianist Tamara Smolyar will work with Conservatorium of Music piano students in this public masterclass. General audience welcome.

Violin Masterclass with Ivana Tomášková
4th Apr 2018 3:30pm
Violinist performer and teacher Ivana Tomášková brings her wealth of musical knowledge to Conservatorium of Music violin students. General audience welcome.

John Chen (piano)
11th Apr 2018 1:00pm
John Chen, former winner of the Sydney International Piano Competition, returns to Hamilton to perform Paul Dukas' monumental piano sonata, a darkly passionate and brilliant masterpiece of French Romanticism.

Piano Masterclass with John Chen
11th Apr 2018 3:30pm
New Zealand pianist John Chen will work with Conservatorium of Music piano students in this public masterclass. General audience welcome.

Make Your Musical Mark – Conservatorium of Music Open Day
13th Apr 2018 9:00am-3:00pm
“Make Your Musical Mark” is a showcase of who we are at the Conservatorium of Music. Our open day allows all prospective tertiary music students to meet Conservatorium of Music staff, see our facilities, experience academic lectures and performance workshops and view our current students in concert

Freshwater management in NZ: Whose problem is it anyway?
17th Apr 2018 5:15pm
Professor Troy Baisden - 2018 Inaugural Professorial Lecture

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
*SOLD OUT*

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
BALCONY CHOIR SEATS ONLY AVAILABLE (behind stage)

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

"The Marrying of Ann Leete" by Harley Granville-Barker
14th May 2018 7:00pm - 15th May 2018 7:00pm
CHOICES: staged play readings by Carving in Ice Theatre Directed by Gaye Poole

"The Marrying of Ann Leete" by Harley Granville-Barker
14th May 2018 7:00pm - 15th May 2018 7:00pm
CHOICES: staged play readings by Carving in Ice Theatre Directed by Gaye Poole

Getting There: The Psychology of Everyday Driving
15th May 2018 5:15pm
Professor Samuel Charlton. 2018 Inaugural Professorial Lecture

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 modern music ensemble STROMA in a musical tasting session that winds through work by Ravel, Bartók, Stravinsky and, of course, the modernist masterpieces.

"Just to Get Married" by Cicely Hamilton
22nd May 2018 7:00pm - 23rd May 2018 7:00pm
CHOICES: staged play readings by Carving in Ice Theatre Directed by Gaye Poole.

"Just to Get Married" by Cicely Hamilton
22nd May 2018 7:00pm - 23rd May 2018 7:00pm
CHOICES: staged play readings by Carving in Ice Theatre Directed by Gaye Poole.

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 Hewett
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.

The Chapel Perilous by Dorothy Hewett
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.

The Chapel Perilous by Dorothy Hewett
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.

The Chapel Perilous by Dorothy Hewett
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.

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

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.

"Time and the Conways" by J.B. Priestley
12th Jun 2018 7:00pm - 13th Jun 2018 7:00pm
CHOICES: staged play readings by Carving in Ice Theatre Directed by Gaye Poole

"Time and the Conways" by J.B. Priestley
12th Jun 2018 7:00pm - 13th Jun 2018 7:00pm
CHOICES: staged play readings by Carving in Ice Theatre Directed by Gaye Poole

NZ Russian (Waikato) Friendship Society
17th Jun 2018 1:30pm
Classical Music Concert & Art Works Exhibition. Guest artists: Anna Maksymova (piano) and Oriana Kershaw (soprano)

Surf, Sand and Rising Tides: Our changing beaches
19th Jun 2018 5:15pm
Professor Karin Bryan, School of Science, 2018 Inaugural Professorial Lecture

A Cappella Afternoon
24th Jun 2018 2:00pm
The Waikato Rivertones Chorus and Auckland's Stellar Singers bring you an afternoon of fabulous A cappella entertainment.

Concert for Nepal 2018
29th Jun 2018 7:30pm
Featuring some of the top performers from Auckland and the Waikato region, Concert for Nepal is a classical/music theatre fundraiser for the Himalayan Trust, Anglican Action, and the Waikato Women’s Refuge.

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.

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.

The Trans Tasman Piano Duo: "Dancing Duos”
11th Jul 2018 1:00pm
University of Waikato Head of Piano, Katherine Austin, is again joined by outstanding piano colleague Glenn Riddle from the University of Melbourne for this delightful concert of dance-inspired music.

Energy Efficiency Engineering: Making more with less and getting it done
17th Jul 2018 5:15pm
Hamilton Lecture Series. Professor Michael Walmsley, School of Engineering

Trio Eclat
18th Jul 2018 1:00pm
Lunchtime Recital. A dynamic ensemble of young NZ musicians committed to giving exhilarating performances of music for wind trio (flute, clarinet and piano).

German Lieder Festival - Opening Recital
22nd Jul 2018 2:00pm
The opening of the 2nd Annual German Lieder Festival at the University of Waikato with a delightful afternoon of solo and ensemble lieder, from composers such Schumann, Strauss, Wolf and Liszt.

German Lieder Festival - Student Recital with Penelope Cashman
25th Jul 2018 1:00pm
Lunchtime Recital. A selection of stand-out works from the week of masterclasses by Penelope Cashman in German Lieder

OPUS Orchestra - Midwinter Tales
27th Jul 2018 7:15pm
CONCERT SOLD OUT. A special livestream of the concert will take place simultaneously in the Playhouse

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

The Pati Brothers - An International Journey
31st Jul 2018 7:30pm
Pene and Amitai Pati from Sol3 Mio in a concert reviewing their journey from Mangere in South Auckland to the opera stages of the world

Student Concert
1st Aug 2018 1:00pm
Lunchtime Recital. Conservatorium of Music students inspire and delight with solo and chamber instrumental works and a variety of vocal repertoire.

Petite Messe Solonelle by Rossini
5th Aug 2018 4:00pm
Cantando Choir join forces with students from the University Conservatoorium of Music to present Rossini's graceful and sacred "Petite Messe Solonelle"

New Zealand Chamber Soloists play Schubert
8th Aug 2018 1:00pm
Lunchtime Recital.Our very own New Zealand Chamber Soloists bring us a programme including Schubert's Piano trio in E-flat major, Op. 100.

Student Concert
15th Aug 2018 1:00pm
Lunchtime recital. Conservatorium of Music students inspire and delight with solo and chamber instrumental works and a variety of vocal repertoire.

"Today's Bay" by Craig Thaine
18th Aug 2018 7:00pm
Staged playreading of Craig Thaine's play about a group of University students studying Katherine Mansfield’s short story ‘At the Bay’

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. Pre-concert talk by bassoonist Ben Hoadley at 4.15pm

***CANCELLED** Jonathan Eyers Fundraising Concert
25th Aug 2018 7:00pm
THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. TICKET PURCHASERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY THE ACADEMY RE REFUNDS ON TICKETS PURCHASED

Spring Serenade
31st Aug 2018 7:00pm
An exciting double bill of Bel Suono choir from Waikato Diocesan School for Girls and the Waikato Schools Symphonic Band conducted by Bill Stoneham

Cellophonics
5th Sep 2018 1:00pm
The ever popular 8 cello group return for their annual concert with an exciting mix of music from around the world

Simeon Broom (violin), Peter Scholes (clarinet), Katherine Austin (piano) and James Tennant (cello)
12th Sep 2018 1:00pm
Leading NZ clarinetist Peter Scholes features in this concert along with NZSO violinist Simeon Broom, to perform two of the greatest works of Brahms and Bartok.

Music Theatre Showcase - “Revue”
15th Sep 2018 7:30pm - 16th Sep 2018 7:30pm
A musical evening of song and theatre in a cabaret style setting as Conservatorium vocal students take you on a compelling journey into the lives of characters from many of the great music theatre shows.

Music Theatre Showcase - “Revue”
15th Sep 2018 7:30pm - 16th Sep 2018 7:30pm
A musical evening of song and theatre in a cabaret style setting as Conservatorium vocal students take you on a compelling journey into the lives of characters from many of the great music theatre shows.

Educational Testing and Assessment: Potentials and Pitfalls
18th Sep 2018 5:15pm
Professor Don Klinger. Hamilton Public Lecture Series.You’ll have heard the arguments for and against nationwide testing in the education sector, and Professor Don Klinger knows the pros and cons better than most.

Andrzej Pikul (piano)
19th Sep 2018 1:00pm
Internationally acclaimed pianist Andrzej Pikul, comes to the Lunchtime Recital Series from the Kraków Music Academy.

Concerto Competition Final
19th Sep 2018 7:00pm
The annual Concerto Competition has this year been opened up to allow any concerto no matter how big the orchestral resources, so there may be some of the great Romantic works in this Final!

Seasons & Celebrations
22nd Sep 2018 6:00pm
The Maryellen Walsh Academy of Irish Dance is proud to present Seasons & Celebrations. Came and join us as we journey through the seasonal and dance year. Including a wonderful variety of traditional and modern Irish dances, as well as our amazing guest singers.

Okta
26th Sep 2018 1:00pm
The University Chamber choir present 'Waikato-flavoured' choral works by current students and former lecturers

OPUS Orchestra - Ahead of the Game
28th Sep 2018 7:30pm
This very special concert features the world premiere of NZ composer Gareth Farr's concerto for marimba, specially commissioned for OPUS Orchestra and featuring soloist Yoshiko Tsuruta

United Youth Orchestra - A Taste of Egypt Concert
30th Sep 2018 3:00pm
A Taste of Egypt! Classical music performed by the Waikato's leading youth orchestra. Conducted by Yoshi Tatsumi featuring Maestro Matteo Napoli for Saint-Saens' Piano Concerto No.5 "Egyptian".

Ben Hoadley and friends
3rd Oct 2018 1:00pm
A regular guest with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, outstanding bassoonist Ben Hoadley will be joined by Barkin Sertkaya (guitar), Luca Manghi (flute), Katherine Austin (piano) and James Tennant (cello) in this concert of delightful variety and exciting music to surprise and delight you!

Conservatorium of Music Choir & Orchestra Concert
6th Oct 2018 3:00pm
Choir and orchestra combine for the performance of a Bach Cantata. Also on the programme are works by Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Lilburn and University of Waikato composers.

Student Concert
10th Oct 2018 1:00pm
Conservatorium of Music students inspire and delight with solo and chamber instrumental works and a variety of vocal repertoire.

Mémoire
10th Oct 2018 7:00pm - 12th Oct 2018 7:00pm
A Theatre Studies original production, Mémoire dives head first into the human brain, exploring memory, love, loss, and what it means to connect as humans.

Mémoire
10th Oct 2018 7:00pm - 12th Oct 2018 7:00pm
A Theatre Studies original production, Mémoire dives head first into the human brain, exploring memory, love, loss, and what it means to connect as humans.

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.

Mémoire
10th Oct 2018 7:00pm - 12th Oct 2018 7:00pm
A Theatre Studies original production, Mémoire dives head first into the human brain, exploring memory, love, loss, and what it means to connect as humans.

A Cappella on Show
27th Oct 2018 7:00pm
Best of the best in local men's and women's award and medal winning harmony groups.

Pango
30th Oct 2018 7:30pm
Atamira Dance Company. Dance, light and live music come together to create an extraordinary, raw, human performance. Six male dancers ignite the stage, bringing movement, energy and life to explore Te Kore – the state of unlimited potential for being.

End of Year - Carnival of Music
3rd Nov 2018 7:00pm
A musical thank-you to everyone who has supported the Conservatorium in 2018. We would love to see you there!

From Armed to Armistice
10th Nov 2018 7:30pm
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The Night Mechanics by Miria George
13th Dec 2018 7:00pm
The world has lost control of fresh water. A fluke of nature puts reluctant Hine on a collision course with the corporate monster that is ’The Water Company’. Inspired by the world today – the fight for clean water and tino rangatiratanga.