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The School of Music Festival is an annual celebration of music at the University of Auckland. The Festival will showcase the School’s diverse musical life and give an insight in the day-to-day life of students and staff. The School of Music’s philosophy behind events is to provide a wide range of opportunities for our students to perform as an integral part of their study. We bring local and international music professionals and students together and are pleased to present their passion through these events.

 

School of Music Festival Event as iCalendar

(Creative Events, Music)

14 September 2018 - 01 October 2018

Venue: Various

Location: Various

Host: School of Music

Cost: Various

Contact email: creative@auckland.ac.nz

Website: School of Music Festival

Scchool of Music B250 Courtyard
School of Music

Friday 14 September, 2.30-5pm

APO INSPIRE: Our Voice - ensembles workshop

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Free admission. View more details here.

Spend the afternoon experiencing selected School of Music and secondary school students developing into accomplished composers. Participants will be developing their compositional techniques for brass and percussion trios, with a little help from our friends at the APO.

 

Friday 14 September, 7.30pm
Saturday 15 September, 7.30pm
Sunday 16 September, 3pm

OPERA SCENES 

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Admission $15/$20. Register here.

See the future of opera in New Zealand unfold before your eyes with the return of one of the year’s musical highlights. Enjoy a vocal feast of repertoire ranging from Mozart to Lehár, Blitztein to Offenbach, set as a vaudeville show straight out of 1910 New York.

This production is made possible, as always,  through generous support from The Wallace Foundation.

We are also offering secondary students and teachers the opportunity to step into the rehearsal studio at our Open Dress Rehearsal on Wednesday 12 September, 7:30pm. Register here.

 

Monday 17 September, 1-3pm

NANNY ASSIS: Brazilian rhythm workshop

Room 306, Kenneth Myers Centre
74 Shortland Street, Auckland Central

Free admission. View more details here.

Learn from the best with New York-based singer, percussionist and instrumentalist Nanny Assis. A big name in Brazil, Nanny is here to present a folkloric rhythm workshop, serving up musical traditions of Salvador.

 

Monday 17 September, 7-9pm

JAZZ: DOG – Jazz Staff Concert

Studio One, Kenneth Myers Centre
74 Shortland Street, Auckland Central

Free admission. Register here.

Senior Lecturers Roger Manins (tenor saxophone), Kevin Field (piano), Olivier Holland (bass), and Ron Samsom (drums) will perform and release their new album "No Dogs Allowed"! They will be joined by special guest Michael Howell on guitar. 

Wednesday 19 September, 5-6.30pm

Fermata Lecture: Dr Te Oti Paipeta Rakena
The Healing Potential of the Vocal Arts in Communities Impacted by Historical Trauma

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Free admission. View more details here.

Senior Lecturer Dr Te Oti Rakena fronts this special Festival Fermata presenting his research into The Healing Potential of the Vocal Arts in Communities Impacted by Historical Trauma.

If you are expecting a conventional academic presentation, you will be disappointed! For this special Festival Fermata, Dr Rakena leads a live performance art presentation.

Thursday 20 September, 7-9pm

David Samuel in recital

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Free admission. Register here.

APO Associate Principal Viola, David Samuel presents a varied programme of solo repertoire including works ranging from Bach to Penderecki. He will be joined by Dr Sarah Watkins on piano to conclude the show with a special performance of Shostakovich’s final composition.

 

Friday 21 September, 7.30pm

GRAD GALA

Auckland Town Hall
301 Queen Street, Auckland Centtal

Free admission. View more information here.

Celebrating Spring Graduation and our outstanding School of Music students, four talented soloists each perform a concerto with the Auckland Symphony Orchestra. The Gala also boasts performances from our Popular Music and jazz Big Band students, promising an evening with something for all.

Sunday 23 September, 7.30-9.30pm

KARLHEINZ COMPANY: Suffrage 125 celebration

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Free admission. Register here.

Contemporary music ensemble The Karlheinz Company celebrates Suffrage 125 with a concert of women's music, as part of the annual School of Music Festival. 

This celebration concert brings together School of Music students, staff, alumni and some very special guests to perform works by female composers from New Zealand and abroad. 

Monday 24 September, 7.30-9.30pm

Korimako Trio and the 2018 Haydn Staples Piano Scholars

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Free admission. View more details here.

At this special festival recital, student ensemble and winners of the 2017 Pettman/ROSL (Royal Over-Seas League) Arts Chamber Music Scholarship Korimako trio and the 2018 Haydn Staples Piano Scholars perform. 

Featuring:

Diane Huh (violin), Tahee Kim (cello), Modi Deng (piano), Sara Lee (piano) and Siyu Sun (piano).
With principal string players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra: 
David Samuel (viola), James Yoo (cello) and Andrew Beer (violin).

Wednesday 26 September, 7.30-9.30pm

Franklin Cohen: Clarinet Masterclass

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Free admission. Register here.

This year the School of Music has been selected for generous funding from the Seeyle Charitable Trust. These funds provide for visiting Fellowships and supports a two-week residence for acclaimed clarinetist, Franklin Cohen.

 

Thursday 27 September, 7.30-9.30pm

ANNA NATHAN EARLY KEYBOARD PRIZE CONCERT

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Free admission. Register here.

 

Travel back in time with early keyboard performances from students competing at this enchanting annual prize concert. Flaunting our fine historic keyboard collection, contestants battle it out to win prizes kindly sponsored by long-standing University supporter, Anna Nathan.

 

Friday 28 September, 1-2pm

SPECIAL LUNCHTIME CONCERT: Suffrage 125

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Free admission. Register here.

Students and staff perform side-by-side in this special lunchtime concert, celebrating 125 years of women’s suffrage in New Zealand. The occasion will be acknowledged with passionate performances of works and repertoire by female composers.

 

Saturday 29 - Sunday 30 September

CLARINET WEEKEND

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Full details here.

Bringing the New Zealand clarinet community together, this weekend-long event will feature masterclasses, interactive clinics, competitions, ensembles and concerts, open to all ages and levels. Hosted by the School of Music’s Dr Marie Ross, the weekend features exciting guest clinicians: Seelye Fellow Franklin Cohen, NZSM’s Dave Wilson and yoga and breath expert, Scott Milham.

Monday 1 October, 7.30pm

FRANKLIN COHEN in recital

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Free admission. Register here.

 

Generously sponsored by the Ralph and Eve Seeyle Charitable Trust, 2018 Seeyle Fellow and principal clarinet of the Celveland Orchestra, Franklin Cohen, treats us to an evening of clarinet recital.