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Settler Art in Aotearoa
21 Jul 2011 7:00 PM
Nineteenth century New Zealand painting was enriched by the work of new settlers with varying backgrounds; among them soldiers, surveyors, preachers and even politicians.

Lunchtime Recital Series - Santiago Cañón-Valencia
27 Jul 2011 1:00 PM
Our extraordinary young cellist plays works by Cassado, Ginestera, Debussy and Bloch, with pianist Katherine Austin.

Saguaro Trio
27 Jul 2011 8:00 PM
Formed in January 2007 at the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles, the Saguaro Trio have burst onto the international music scene with stunning successes.

Lunchtime Recital Series - Cellophonics
3 Aug 2011 1:00 PM
The University of Waikato's cello octet treats audiences to a sonorous and melodious experience.

Lunchtime Recital Series - Student Concert
10 Aug 2011 1:00 PM
Pianists Andrew Leathwick and Rafaella Garlick-Grice perform in preparation for the Lev Vlassenko Piano competition in Australia.

Lunchtime Recital Series - David Guerin
17 Aug 2011 1:00 PM
The distingished New Zealand pianist makes a welcome return with Beethoven's Op.2 No.2, Chopin's B Flat minor Scherzo and Liszt's Vallée d"Obermann.

Nikolai Demidenko - From Russia with Liszt
21 Aug 2011 5:00 PM
Internationally lauded Russian pianist Nikolai Demidenko returns to the Academy after his sell-out concert here in September 2007.

A Cappella Spectacular!
27 Aug 2011 7:00 PM
Presented by Pride of Auckland Chorus and Stellar Singers

Latitude 37
31 Aug 2011 8:00 PM
Latitude 37 epitomise the intensity and intimacy of a trio: vitality, excitement and expression are a defining feature of their performances.

The Great Race Ball
3 Sep 2011 8:30 PM
The Great Race Masquerade Ball returns!

Lunchtime Recital Series - Adrianna Lis and William Dowdall
7 Sep 2011 1:00 PM
Polish and Irish flute virtuosos combine with pianist Katherine Austin with fireworks and fantasy guaranteed to thrill.

Walls of Troy
9 Sep 2011 8:00 PM - 14 Sep 2011 8:00 PM
Homer's Iliad comes alive in this new opera composed by David Griffiths with libretto by John Davies.

Lunchtime Recital Series - New Zealand Chamber Soloists
14 Sep 2011 1:00 PM
Fresh from their CMNZ tour Lara Hall, Katherine Austin and James Tennant perform Schubert and Brahms' most beautiful trios, in E Flat major and B major.

9th Annual Frank Sargeson Memorial Lecture
15 Sep 2011 5:30 PM
Poet Laureate Ian Wedde to speak at 9th Annual Frank Sargeson Memorial Lecture

Demystifying the Arts - "The Art of Illustrating Children's Books"
15 Sep 2011 7:00 PM
Guest Speaker Gavin Bishop discusses children's book illustration

16 Sep 2011 - 17 Sep 2011
"Released" showcases the work of Waikato contemporary dance artists

16 Sep 2011 8:00 PM
OPUS Orchestra joins with the University of Waikato Conservatorium of Music in a concert including the winner of the University Concerto Competition.

Lunchtime Recital Series - Student Concert
21 Sep 2011 1:00 PM
University Music students delight and inspire with a variety of solo and chamber works.

Lunchtime Recital Series - Dieter Flury & Maria Prinz
28 Sep 2011 1:00 PM
This duo brings together two of the finest soloists in Europe, Vienna Philharmonic principal flautist Dieter Flury (hailed as the "flute Paganini") and the acclaimed pianist Maria Prinz. This is their only concert in New Zealand - an event not to be missed!

Lunchtime Recital Series - X-Improviso
5 Oct 2011 1:00 PM
The music duo X-Improviso, Star Sherrett (piano, tabla and percussion) and Christoph Maubach (flute, piano and guitar) create music reflecting Aotearoa's varied land and seascapes.

United Youth Orchestra - Spring Concert with Taranaki Youth
9 Oct 2011 2:00 PM
Hamilton's United Youth Orchestra joins forces with the Taranaki Youth Orchestra for a concert to celebrate Spring.

Lunchtime Recital Series - Student Concert
12 Oct 2011 1:00 PM
University Music students delight and inspire with a variety of solo and chamber works.

Te Tangi Korowhitawhita a Hineraukatauri
12 Oct 2011 6:30 PM
Performance Showcase by students from the School of Maori & Pacific Development/Te Pua Wananga ki te Ao in loving memory of Rangiiria Hedley, Natana Takarua and Okeroa Douglas.

Demystifying the Arts - PUBLIC ART: A Way Forward for Hamilton
20 Oct 2011 7:00 PM
Conversations on Public Art by Kate Darrow and Ann McEwan

Silent Night
28 Oct 2011 8:00 PM - 29 Oct 2011 8:00 PM
"Yvette Parsons delivers a tour-de-force performance as poignant as it is parodic..within seconds of her entrance Parsons has the crowd howling with laughter.."

Ensemble Liaison with Wilma Smith
2 Nov 2011 8:00 PM
Comprising three internationally acclaimed musicians, the group have been hailed by critics as "spellbinding" and "a revelation".

Gala Concert
6 Nov 2011 2:30 PM
The Conservatorium of Music's end of year collage concert

Demystifying the Arts - SURFACE IMPRESSIONS: Contemporary Printmaking in Aotearoa
10 Nov 2011 7:00 PM
Heather Bramwell talks with New Zealand printmaker Carole Shepheard about the changes that have occurred in printmaking over the past two decades.

In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play by Sarah Ruhl
11 Nov 2011 7:30 PM - 18 Nov 2011 7:30 PM
Presented by Carving in Ice, directed by Gaye Poole, a comedy about marriage, intimacy and electricity.

"The Juniper Passion" CD Launch and Showcase
12 Nov 2011 7:30 PM
***PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** The launch of composer Michael Williams' multi-media work - "The Juniper Passion".

Neary/Plane/Rahman Trio
19 Nov 2011 8:00 PM
Prize-winners of the Royal Over-Seas League International Music Competition London

21 Nov 2011 7:00 PM
The top groups from the Pettman/ROSL Competition compete in the final for the International Chamber Music Scholarship.

Christmas in Harmony
3 Dec 2011 2:00 PM
Mighty River Harmony and Waikato Rivertones together for a concert of Christmas delights.

Dame Malvina Major Foundation Waikato Branch Opera Showcase
3 Dec 2011 7:30 PM

Festive Fare - OPUS Orchestra
9 Dec 2011 8:00 PM
Opus Orchestra presents Festive Fare - Corelli, Shostakovich, Respighi and Mozart

***CANCELLED*** Lunchtime Concert - Santiago Canon Valencia
13 Dec 2011 1:00 PM
Santiago Canon Valencia plays solo works by Ligeti and Kodaly