Events in Nelson

NCMA’s Lunchtime Series: Phoenix Piano Trio (Thursday 25th July 2019)

The Phoenix Piano Trio offer a unique opportunity for the audience to hear some original music all composed in Nelson. Musicians Craig Duffy (piano) Sally Wastney (cello) and Tamsin Leenhouwers (violin) join together to play three sets of original, atmospheric music composed by Craig Duffy and Tamsin Leenhouwers.

Proudly supported by Nelson Pine Industries

Series passes are available at $100 (+ service fee) per term.

Cash and eftpos available for door sales at Nelson Centre of Musical Arts from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday and one hour prior to the scheduled performance time.

Please contact Nelson Centre of Musical Arts if you require wheelchair seating on 03 548 9477 or music@ncma.nz

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Nelson Symphony Orchestra presents Aotearoa Showcase (Saturday 27th July 2019)

Four composers and three soloists, all New Zealanders, feature in Aotearoa, a richly flavoured concert by the Nelson Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Donaldson, the director of the Nelson Centre of Music Arts.

Douglas Lilburn was in his early twenties when he composed his lively and youthful sounding Festival Overture while he was studying with Vaughan Williams at the Royal College of Music in London in the late 1930’s.

Chris Adams composed his Elegy after the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York in 2001. He subtitles his work “for a world obsessed with violence”.

Philip Brownlee and Ariana Tikao explore the captivating sounds of Taonga Pūoru in their concerto for Maori instruments and orchestra entitled Ko te tātai whetū (a cloak of stars), a work dedicated to the iconic Richard Nunns. The soloists are Philip Brownlee and Bob Bickerton.

The NSO’s “solo spotlight” competition held this year has selected three young Wellingtonians to perform concertos with the orchestra.

Hayden Nickel willperform the first movement from the Violin Concertoin E minor by Mendelssohn. He is studying with Helene Pohl of the New Zealand String Quartet.

Peter Liley is a saxophonist, singer, composer and sound artist. He will perform the Saxophone Concertoby Glazunov.

Peter Gjelsten is the concert master in the Wellington College orchestra. He will perform the Finale from the Violin Concerto No. 1 by Bruch.

Ticket prices excluding service fees:
Adult: $30
Family (2 adults and 2 children): $70
Student (under 18 with ID): $15

A merchant fee may be charged on credit and debit card transactions.

Cash and eftpos available for door sales at Nelson Centre of Musical Arts from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday and one hour prior to the scheduled performance time.

Please contact Nelson Centre of Musical Arts if you require wheelchair seating on 03 548 9477 or music@ncma.nz.

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Meremere (Tuesday 30th July 2019)

Performed by critically acclaimed dancer and performer, Rodney Bell (Ngāti Maniapoto), Meremere merges spoken word, music, dance and multimedia design to tell its story.

‘This autobiographical, multi-disciplinary and life-affirming survival story drew the cheering opening night audience to its feet.’ – Dominion Post, June 23, 2018

‘Meremere is a complex work of art where design, AV and lighting play as significant a role as story-telling, music and dance.’ – NZ Herald, October 2016

This is Rodney’s story – from a childhood spent in Te Kuititanga to an international career and living rough on the streets of San Francisco. Meremere explores the human response to the ebbs and flows of fortune, the transformative journey to inner strength and peace, and the immutable call of home.

Uplifting, surprising, intimate and incredibly engaging – this powerful performance features live music from the exceptional Eden Mulholland as well a mesmerising multimedia collaboration from Malia Johnston and Movement of the Human.

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NCMA’s Lunchtime Series: Respiro Wind Quintet (Thursday 1st August 2019)

Respiro is a newly formed wind quintet comprised of friends who play together in the Nelson Symphony Orchestra. Respiro (Italian for breath) is the foundation of life and of every note we play on our instruments – without breath we could not shape our phrases.

Wind quintets celebrate the distinctive sound of each instrument (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and french horn) and many composers have enjoyed writing for the unique character of each instrument and the challenge of blending their sounds together.
Melodies are shared, partnered and move in a continuous stream of breath throughout these musical works.

Featuring works for wind quintet by Agay, Françaix, Farkas, Arnold and Debussy.

Respiro members are:
Tersha Coppell (flute)
Lucy Davies (oboe)
Lucy Rainey (clarinet) Eleanor Clenshaw (french horn)
Michelle Bryant (bassoon)

Proudly supported by Nelson Pine Industries

Series passes are available at $100 (+ service fee) per term.

Cash and eftpos available for door sales at Nelson Centre of Musical Arts from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday and one hour prior to the scheduled performance time.

Please contact Nelson Centre of Musical Arts if you require wheelchair seating on 03 548 9477 or music@ncma.nz

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Learn in the Library - adult classes at Elma Turner Library (Thursday 1st August-Thursday 19th September 2019)

Internet for beginners
Tablets
The Prow local history
ebooks/audiobooks
Chromebooks and cloud computing
Research online
Newspapers past & present
Words with Friends

Learn in the Library - adult classes at Elma Turner Library is on these dates: 1st August 2019 8th August 2019 15th August 2019 22nd August 2019 29th August 2019 5th September 2019 12th September 2019 19th September 2019
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Introduction to Family History Research (Friday 2nd-Friday 16th August 2019)

Introduction to Family History
Elma Turner Library
Fridays 2nd, 9th, 16th August: 9.30-11am

Judith Fitchett from Ancestors’ Attic – Nelson branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists - will guide you to find and record your family history.

$10.00 (payable at session 1). Bookings essential by phoning 03 546 8100 or emailing library@ncc.govt.nz

Introduction to Family History Research is on these dates: 2nd August 2019 9th August 2019 16th August 2019
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PoPuP PoPuP PoPuP (Sunday 4th August 2019)

Who's up for another great day out at Isel Market??
Awesome crafts, food, music and good times. Gather the troops and get along to Isel park because it's "the place" to hang out!
See you there.

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Nelson Winter Concert (Sunday 4th August 2019)

We're back in our favourite auditorium where the original choir formed in 1932. Today the choir will sing songs from some well-known shows such as Miss Saigon, Les Miserable and Sound of Music with a few well-loved male voice choir songs included.
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Our conductor is Nigel Weeks QSM accompanied by Pauline Boyd and Louis Lucas-Perry on the keyboard.

Special guests will be Naycol Chorale (SATB choir) from Nayland College, Louis Lucas-Perry on piano, Ruby Burr vocalist and Toby Sussex guitar /vocalist

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Hollie Smith and The Committee (Sunday 4th August 2019)

Soulful Hollie Smith is one of NZ's most iconic musicians. She takes to the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts stage this August with The Committee, an Auckland based collective made up of some of the most skilled and experienced musicians in New Zealand including New York based bassist Mat Fieldes, drummer Stephen Thomas, saxophonist Cameron Allen and guitarist Dixon Nacey.

Together these talented musicians bring their different influences and writing styles to cover styles from more traditional jazz to the contemporary music of today.

Hollie Smith is one of New Zealand's most predominant & iconic musicians. After working with numerous bands including Trinity Roots, Fat Freddy's Drop and Detroit dance legend Recloose, she was approached by NZ songwriting royalty Don McGlashan to perform on a movie soundtrack single 'Bathe in The River' that topped the New Zealand singles charts and became one of the biggest and iconic singles in New Zealand history.

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Hollie Smith and The Committee (Monday 5th August 2019)

Soulful Hollie Smith is one of NZ's most iconic musicians. She takes to the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts stage this August with The Committee, an Auckland based collective made up of some of the most skilled and experienced musicians in New Zealand including New York based bassist Mat Fieldes, drummer Stephen Thomas, saxophonist Cameron Allen and guitarist Dixon Nacey.

Together these talented musicians bring their different influences and writing styles to cover styles from more traditional jazz to the contemporary music of today.

Hollie Smith is one of New Zealand's most predominant & iconic musicians. After working with numerous bands including Trinity Roots, Fat Freddy's Drop and Detroit dance legend Recloose, she was approached by NZ songwriting royalty Don McGlashan to perform on a movie soundtrack single 'Bathe in The River' that topped the New Zealand singles charts and became one of the biggest and iconic singles in New Zealand history.

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NCMA’s Lunchtime Series: Beethoven Piano Trio “Archduke” (Thursday 8th August 2019)

Archduke Piano Trio no 7 in B -flat opus 97

“The Archduke” Piano Trio; the last and greatest of Beethoven’s seven piano trios was dedicated to his friend and the most generous of his patrons the Archduke Rudolf of Austria. The Archduke was the instigator of a generous annual allowance to free Beethoven from financial pressures, for the rest of his life, on condition that he lived in Vienna. When the other donors dropped out (one became bankrupt and fled from Vienna, one died after falling off his horse) the Archduke unhesitatingly made up the deficit. This may have some bearing on the open hearted warmth and beauty which permeate the whole work.

Proudly supported by Nelson Pine Industries

Series passes are available at $100 (+ service fee) per term.

Cash and eftpos available for door sales at Nelson Centre of Musical Arts from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday and one hour prior to the scheduled performance time.

Please contact Nelson Centre of Musical Arts if you require wheelchair seating on 03 548 9477 or music@ncma.nz

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NCMA’s Celebration Series: NCMA Chamber Orchestra presents Viva L’Italia! (Sunday 11th August 2019)

Join the NCMA Chamber Orchestra and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra’s Assistant Concertmaster, violinist, Donald Armstrong as they perform a programme with a distinct Italian flavour.
Raffaele Bandoli (trumpet) will feature as a solist and will perform the Tartini Trumpet Concerto in d major.
NCMA’s Chamber Orchestra is a professional ensemble including many NCMA teaching staff.

The programme:
Vivaldi - Concerto for Strings RV 127
Tartini - Trumpet Concerto (Soloist Raffaele Bandoli)
Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3
interval
Vivaldi - Concerto for Three Violins and Strings RV 551 (Soloists Donald Armstrong, Fleur Jackson and Juliet Ayre)
Albinoni - Adagio
Geminiani - Concerto Grosso Opus 5 No. 12 "La Folia"

Performances take place in the Nelson School of Music Auditorium, NCMA on the second Sunday of the month at 3.30pm from March until September 2019.

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Local Family History on The Prow (Thursday 15th August 2019)

Learn about how to use top of the South history website - The Prow - to discover stories and share your own.

Bookings essential by phoning 03 546 8100 or emailing library@ncc.govt.nz

At Elma Turner Library
9:30-11am

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NCMA’s Lunchtime Series: The Aphra Trio (Thursday 15th August 2019)

Flute - Anna Maitland
Violin - Juliet Ayre
Cello - Lissa Cowie

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) - Sonata no. 1 in G Major BWV 1027

Adagio
Allegro ma non tanto
Andante
Allegro moderato

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809) - Divertimento no. 1 in C Major hob 1V

Allegro moderato
Andante
Presto

Franz Joseph Haydn - Divertissement no. 2 in G Major op 100

Allegro
Adagio
Allegro

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767) - Sonata no. 3 in D Minor Twv 42:d10

Allegro
Adagio
Allegro
Presto

Proudly supported by Nelson Pine Industries

Series passes are available at $100 (+ service fee) per term.

Cash and eftpos available for door sales at Nelson Centre of Musical Arts from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday and one hour prior to the scheduled performance time.

Please contact Nelson Centre of Musical Arts if you require wheelchair seating on 03 548 9477 or music@ncma.nz

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Nathan Haines (Saturday 17th August 2019)

StudioBox is proud to bring Nathan Haines to Nelson for one night only and the only South Island date of his 25 year anniversary tour. This concert features the original Shift Left band and will be a very special night not to be missed.

Originally released in 1994 'Shift Left' remains New Zealand's biggest selling jazz album, while also forming the blueprint for Nathan’s future releases and his international career path.
“To say Shift Left was a landmark in New Zealand music is an understatement,” says Simon Grigg

This special evening sees the original Shift Left band reunited after 25 years featuring Nathan’s brother Joel Haines on guitar, keyboardist Kevin Field, New York based bassist Richard Hammond, drummer Mickey Ututaonga, Puerto-Rican born percussionist Miguel Fuentes (ex Grover Washington band) and guest Hammond organ player Alan Brown. It really will be a very very special night!

With this event proudly hosted in Nelson, We have partnered with Tasteology to bring you the best Nelson wines, beers and ciders and 7010 your local who have created us a Picnic Box for 2 showcasing Nelson’s finest culinary artisans.

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Author Talk - Elspeth Sandys (Sunday 18th August 2019)

Author, Elspeth Sandys, will talk about her new book ‘A Communist in the Family: Searching for Rewi Alley.’ A beautifully written multi-layered narrative centred on New Zealander Rewi Alley and his part in the momentous political events of mid-twentieth century China. Copies of the book will be for sale thanks to Volume bookstore.

A Friends of the Library talk. $2 entry. No bookings required.

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Colombian Day (Sunday 18th August 2019)

Celebrate the 2nd annual Colombian Day.  A festivity full of great food, dance, music, songs, games, arts/crafts and more. This is a day of fun for the entire Whanau / Family.  Spread the word and join in the fun.  Make new friends and connect with terrific people.  

This is a free event. Please bring cash on the day to purchase delicious Colombian food, desserts, drinks and some arts/crafts. No EFTPOS.

Let's Celebrate Colombian Day!

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