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

Japanese Musical concert
2 Mar 2013 3:00 PM
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
4 Mar 2013 7:30 PM
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
6 Mar 2013 1:00 PM
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
8 Mar 2013 8:00 PM
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
13 Mar 2013 1:00 PM
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
13 Mar 2013 6:30 PM
Public Lecture by evolutionary biologist Professor Mark Pagel, FRS

Peta Mathias LIVE
16 Mar 2013 7:30 PM
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
20 Mar 2013 1:00 PM
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
23 Mar 2013 7:30 PM
A showcase concert celebrating many of Hamilton Civic Choir's Associate Artists since 2006

Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series 2013 - Michael A Peters
26 Mar 2013 6:00 PM
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
27 Mar 2013 1:00 PM
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
27 Mar 2013 6:00 PM
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
3 Apr 2013 1:00 PM
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
7 Apr 2013 7:30 PM
Featuring a range of world premiere performances of works created for a PH.D composition portfolio.

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

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

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

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

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

Professor Vic Arcus - Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series 2013
30 Apr 2013 6:00 PM
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
1 May 2013 1:00 PM
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.

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

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

OPUS Orchestra - Austin Plays Mozart
10 May 2013 8:00 PM
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
15 May 2013 1:00 PM
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)
16 May 2013 10:30 AM
Free dance workshop with Director of Atamira Dance Company, Moss Patterson

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

NZ Trio - Old World: New World
16 May 2013 7:30 PM
“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
19 May 2013 3:00 PM
A combined concert showcasing exciting young musicians from two Waikato youth orchestras. Featuring music from Bach to Bernstein.

Money, please
19 May 2013 7:00 PM
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
21 May 2013 6:00 PM
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
22 May 2013 1:00 PM
Leading flautist Luca Manghi, bassoonist Ben Hoadley and pianist David Kelly perform the music of Donizetti, Villa-Lobos and Genzmer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Concerto Competition Preliminaries
14 Jun 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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
14 Jun 2013 7:30 PM
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
16 Jun 2013 3:00 PM
Another exciting programme from UYO featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Respighi, Bach, Elgar and Khachaturian

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

Professor Ilanko Ilanko - 2013 Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series
25 Jun 2013 6:00 PM
"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
2 Jul 2013 8:00 PM - 3 Jul 2013 8:00 PM
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
10 Jul 2013 1:00 PM
Unique combination of four pianists playing two pianos

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

Einstein's Universe (UK/NZ)
15 Jul 2013 5:30 PM
“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
17 Jul 2013 1:00 PM
Conservatorium of Music students perform works from solo, chamber music and vocal repertoire

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

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

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

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

Writers Without Borders
1 Aug 2013 6:30 PM
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
2 Aug 2013 7:00 PM
Waikato Music students compete for the chance to be concerto soloist with OPUS Orchestra

Campus Lunchtime Recital Series - Amitai Pati
7 Aug 2013 1:00 PM
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
7 Aug 2013 6:00 PM
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
7 Aug 2013 7:30 PM
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
9 Aug 2013 7:30 PM
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
10 Aug 2013 7:30 PM
Cantando Choir celebrate their 25th anniversary with special guests including Max Stewart, Paula Spiers, the Hot Society Jazz trio, Elaine Wogan and Melanie Lina

11 Aug 2013 2:30 PM
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
14 Aug 2013 1:00 PM
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
14 Aug 2013 6:00 PM
Second in the 2013 Winter Lecture Series focuses on how we are coming to understand mental health

Classical Improvisation Masterclasses with David Dolan
15 Aug 2013 9:00 AM - 16 Aug 2013 9:00 AM
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
16 Aug 2013 8:00 PM - 17 Aug 2013 8:00 PM
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?
21 Aug 2013 6:00 PM
Third in the Winter Lecture Series focuses on education with three leading education experts

"Romeo and Tusi" by Oscar Kightley and Erolia Ifopo
22 Aug 2013 7:00 PM - 24 Aug 2013 7:00 PM
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
28 Aug 2013 6:00 PM
Final lecture in the Winter Lecture Series looks at the maturing of Hamilton's arts scene

Beethoven reCYCLE - Part 2 - Michael Houstoun
28 Aug 2013 7:30 PM
“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
30 Aug 2013 7:30 PM - 7 Sep 2013 7:30 PM
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
4 Sep 2013 1:00 PM
Irish flautist William Dowdall accompanied by fellow countrywoman Sara Bryans.

Campus Lunchtime Recital Series - Helen Webby
11 Sep 2013 1:00 PM
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
11 Sep 2013 2:30 PM
Secrets of the harp revealed for budding composers and orchestrators

OPUS Orchestra Young Virtuosity Concert
13 Sep 2013 8:00 PM
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
15 Sep 2013 2:00 PM
Budding pre-tertiary singers present this end of class recital

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

Campus Lunchtime Recital Series - David & Christine Griffiths
18 Sep 2013 1:00 PM
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
19 Sep 2013 10:00 AM
Expert vocal coach and conductor presents masterclass for Waikato Music students

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

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

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

Goldner String Quartet with Piers Lane (AUS/UK)
2 Oct 2013 7:30 PM
“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
6 Oct 2013 2:30 PM
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
9 Oct 2013 1:00 PM
James Tennant and Katherine Austin perform a mighty programme that includes world premiere of new work by David Griffiths.

SisterTies - Theatre Studies students
9 Oct 2013 7:30 PM - 11 Oct 2013 7:30 PM
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
11 Oct 2013 7:00 PM
New compositions by Conservatorium of Music students with awards possible due to generosity of the Lilburn Trust

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

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

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

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

17 Oct 2013 7:30 PM
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
20 Oct 2013 2:30 PM
Volcanic City Voices (Auckland) and World Voices (Hamilton) offer a smorgasbord of World Music

United Youth Orchestra - 10th Anniversary Concert
20 Oct 2013 3:00 PM
"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
23 Oct 2013 1:00 PM
Top Conservatorium of Music students perform solo and chamber instrumental works and a variety of vocal repertoire.

"Avoiding Global Collapse" - Professor Paul R Ehrlich
23 Oct 2013 6:30 PM
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
24 Oct 2013 7:30 PM - 2 Nov 2013 7:30 PM
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
29 Oct 2013 6:00 PM
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
3 Nov 2013 2:30 PM
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
5 Nov 2013 7:30 PM
“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
8 Nov 2013 7:30 PM - 16 Nov 2013 7:30 PM
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
16 Nov 2013 7:30 PM
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
22 Nov 2013 8:00 PM
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
24 Nov 2013 7:00 PM
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