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

New Zealand Chamber Soloists
19 Jan 2018 7:30 PM
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"

1 Mar 2018 7:30 PM - 2 Mar 2018 7:30 PM
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
7 Mar 2018 1:00 PM
The 2018 Lunchtime Recital Series kicks off with a concert celebrating International Women's Day

Anderson & Roe
11 Mar 2018 5:00 PM
"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)
14 Mar 2018 1:00 PM
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
20 Mar 2018 5:15 PM
Professor Mere Berryman ONZM. Inaugural Professorial Lecture

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

Diane Walsh Seminar
21 Mar 2018 3:30 PM
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
28 Mar 2018 1:00 PM
Conservatorium of Music students inspire and delight with solo and chamber instrumental works and a variety of vocal repertoire.

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

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

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

John Chen (piano)
11 Apr 2018 1:00 PM
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
11 Apr 2018 3:30 PM
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
13 Apr 2018 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
“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?
17 Apr 2018 5:15 PM
Professor Troy Baisden - 2018 Inaugural Professorial Lecture

27 Apr 2018 8:00 PM
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)
2 May 2018 1:00 PM
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
4 May 2018 7:30 PM

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

"Ain't Misbehaving" - Cantando Choir & Friends
6 May 2018 4:00 PM

Dr Mesmer’s Private Army
9 May 2018 1:00 PM
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
14 May 2018 7:00 PM - 15 May 2018 7:00 PM
CHOICES: staged play readings by Carving in Ice Theatre Directed by Gaye Poole

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

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

University of Waikato Aria Competition
19 May 2018 7:00 PM
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
20 May 2018 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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
21 May 2018 7:30 PM
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
22 May 2018 7:00 PM - 23 May 2018 7:00 PM
CHOICES: staged play readings by Carving in Ice Theatre Directed by Gaye Poole.

Songs from the Parisian Belle Epoque
23 May 2018 1:00 PM
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
26 May 2018 3:00 PM
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
30 May 2018 1:00 PM
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
30 May 2018 7:00 PM - 2 Jun 2018 7:00 PM
Dorothy Hewett's play about the life of "incandescent heroine" Sally Barnett from the 30s to the 60s.

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

Opera Showcase “Encore”
9 Jun 2018 7:00 PM
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
12 Jun 2018 7:00 PM - 13 Jun 2018 7:00 PM
CHOICES: staged play readings by Carving in Ice Theatre Directed by Gaye Poole

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

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

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

Concert for Nepal 2018
29 Jun 2018 7:30 PM
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
2 Jul 2018 7:00 PM - 3 Jul 2018 7:00 PM
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”
11 Jul 2018 1:00 PM
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
17 Jul 2018 5:15 PM
Hamilton Lecture Series. Professor Michael Walmsley, School of Engineering

Trio Eclat
18 Jul 2018 1:00 PM
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
22 Jul 2018 2:00 PM
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
25 Jul 2018 1:00 PM
Lunchtime Recital. A selection of stand-out works from the week of masterclasses by Penelope Cashman in German Lieder

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

No Holds Bard
29 Jul 2018 5:00 PM
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
31 Jul 2018 7:30 PM
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
1 Aug 2018 1:00 PM
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
5 Aug 2018 4:00 PM
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
8 Aug 2018 1:00 PM
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
15 Aug 2018 1:00 PM
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
18 Aug 2018 7:00 PM
Staged playreading of Craig Thaine's play about a group of University students studying Katherine Mansfield’s short story ‘At the Bay’

Ensemble Zefiro
19 Aug 2018 5:00 PM
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
25 Aug 2018 7:00 PM

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

5 Sep 2018 1:00 PM
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)
12 Sep 2018 1:00 PM
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”
15 Sep 2018 7:30 PM - 16 Sep 2018 7:30 PM
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
18 Sep 2018 5:15 PM
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)
19 Sep 2018 1:00 PM
Internationally acclaimed pianist Andrzej Pikul, comes to the Lunchtime Recital Series from the Kraków Music Academy.

Concerto Competition Final
19 Sep 2018 7:00 PM
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
22 Sep 2018 6:00 PM
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.

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

OPUS Orchestra - Ahead of the Game
28 Sep 2018 7:30 PM
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
30 Sep 2018 3:00 PM
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
3 Oct 2018 1:00 PM
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
6 Oct 2018 3:00 PM
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
10 Oct 2018 1:00 PM
Conservatorium of Music students inspire and delight with solo and chamber instrumental works and a variety of vocal repertoire.

10 Oct 2018 7:00 PM - 12 Oct 2018 7:00 PM
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
11 Oct 2018 7:30 PM
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.

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

30 Oct 2018 7:30 PM
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
3 Nov 2018 7:00 PM
A musical thank-you to everyone who has supported the Conservatorium in 2018. We would love to see you there!

From Armed to Armistice
10 Nov 2018 7:30 PM

The Night Mechanics by Miria George
13 Dec 2018 7:00 PM
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.