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CSO Podcast No 4

CSO Podcast No 4 with CEO Gretchen la Roche. Topics include Beethoven's tempo markings, the use of 'tropes' in composition and the intersection between music and politics. http://csopodcast.blogspot.co.nz/2017/11/cso-podcast-episode-4.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+Csopodcast+(CSO+Podcast)&m=1

By | November 22nd, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Copland Symphony No 3

Copland Symphony No 3. Some thoughts I had on this magnificent and underplayed symphony. I conducted this work in Sydney earlier this year and you can hear it live tonight in Christchurch alongside works by Gershwin and John Adams.  Music has a powerful capacity to make us think. It can convey emotions, paint pictures, even [...]

By | November 11th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Next Concerts: MSO Season Finale Gala

Thursday Nov 2/Friday Nov 3, 8pm Hamer Hall Melbourne https://www.mso.com.au/whats-on/2017/beethoven-9/ Adams Absolute Jest Beethoven Symphony No.9 Benjamin Northey conductor Jacqueline Porter soprano Liane Keegan contralto Henry Choo tenor Shane Lowrencev bass Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus  Australian String Quartet https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=YaOCL64Myb4

By | October 27th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Beethoven 9 in Christchurch

A life-affirming Beethoven 9 in Christchurch Saturday night plus an absolutely extraordinary performance by Martin Riseley of the Beethoven Violin Concerto. Special thanks to my colleagues - the musicians of the CSO led by Sarah McCracken, Christchurch City Choir, Jubilate Chamber Choir, Consortia the University of Canterbury Chamber Choir, the Burnside High School Senior Chorale, [...]

By | October 15th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Next Concert: Christchurch Symphony Orchestra Beethoven 9/Violin Concerto, October 14

THIS CONCERT HAS SOLD OUT Beethoven Violin Concerto op.61, D major Beethoven Symphony No 9 op. 125 D minor  Benjamin Northey Chief Conductor Martin Riseley Violin Amanda Atlas Soprano Sally-Anne Russell Mezzo Soprano Oliver Sewell Tenor James Clayton Baritone Christchurch City Choir Jubilate Singers Consortia Burnside High School Senior Chorale Air Force Museum of New [...]

By | October 8th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Free concert with Monash University Orchestra

I’ve had a terrific week with the Monash University Orchestra preparing for our free concert tomorrow (Saturday) at Robert Blackwood Hall Hall. It’s somewhat of a tribute to the late great Maestro Richard Divall as we premiere his edition of the Horsley Violin Concerto (1849) performed by the extraordinary Sophie Rowell . The work was [...]

By | October 6th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments