The PROGRAMME of EVENTS for NZIEMF 2015 27 February - 8 March in Dunedin
See the individual E tabs on the far right for more information and pictures
OPENING GALA CONCERT E1 ITALY - THE FLOWERING OF THE RENAISSANCE Friday 27 February at 7pm in Knox Church St Kilda Brass and a Madrigal group directed by David Burchell Featuring the music of Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli, Marenzio, Susato, Gesualdo and Monteverdi
E2 BATTLES AND BALLS - from early Byrd to a load of Bull......and Beyond!! Saturday 28 February at 7pm in St Paul's Cathedral Christopher Hainsworth (organist at Beziers Cathedral in France)
E3 QUEEN CATHERINE'S MASQUE Sunday 1 March at 3pm in St Peter's Church, Caversham Rare Byrds Consort and Chorus A concert of French and Italian early music followed by an original masque on the life of Catherine de Medici (1519-1589), Queen of Renaissance France. Featuring Clare Adams as Queen Catherine. Music by Passereau, Merula, Frescobaldi, Monteverdi and more. Costumes by Charmian Smith.
E4 SHAKESPEARE - rediscovering the beautiful, the bold and the bawdy Monday 2 March at 7pm in the Athenaeum, Octagon Globe Theatre Dunedin directed by Keith Scott
E5 A BAROQUE MUSICAL FEAST Tuesday 3 March at 7pm in All Saints' Church including a concerto by Tessarini, a cantata by Handel, a Purcell Suite, a Vivaldi concerto and Pergolesi's sublime Stabat Mater Lois Johnston (soprano) Claire Barton (mezzo soprano) Szabolcs Illes (baroque violin) Philippa Lodge (baroque violin) Dorian Liebert (baroque viola) Douglas Mews (harpsichord) Tomas Hurnik (baroque 'cello)
E6 BAROQUE TRIO SONATAS Wednesday 4 March at 5.30pm in St Paul's Cathedral Szabolcs Illes (baroque violin) Philippa Lodge (baroque violin) Douglas Mews (harpsichord) Tomas Hurnik (baroque 'cello) Szabolcs and Tomas will be holding a Workshop on Baroque Style (see below)
E7 A RENAISSANCE CHORAL EVENSONG Thursday 5 March at 6pm in St Paul's Cathedral St Paul's Cathedral Choir (directed by George Chittenden) with Otago Viols
E8 A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC FOR VOICE, SPINET AND ORGAN Thursday 5 March at 7.30pm in All Saints' Church Claire Barton (mezzo soprano) David Burchell (spinet, organ)
E9 J.S. BACH - MAESTRO OF THE BAROQUE Friday 6 March at 7pm in the Railway Station foyer Penelope Evison (baroque flute) Douglas Mews (harpsichord)
E10 A BAROQUE STYLE WORKSHOP Saturday 7 March from 10am - 12 noon and 2pm - 4pm in Marama Hall at the University of Otago Szabolcs Illes from Hungary (baroque violin) Tomas Hurnik (baroque 'cello) Learn with some of the most experienced baroque specialists from Europe How to correctly play in baroque style on modern instruments For string players, keyboard players and chamber groups
E11 SHAKESPEARE, MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS AND THE MANTUAN COURT Saturday 7 March at 12.30pm in Marama Hall at the University of Otago Lois Johnston (soprano) Jonathan Le Cocq (theorbo, lute)
E12 VIOL DREAMING Saturday 7 March at 7pm in All Saints' Church The Marais Project (Sydney) directed by Jennifer Eriksson Belinda Montgomery (soprano) Catherine Upex (viola da gamba) Jennifer Eriksson (viola da gamba) Tommie Andersson (renaissance lute, theorbo, 1820's classical guitar)
E13 NOBLESSE DE ROBE - a celebration of Early Dance and Dress Sunday 8 March at 2pm in the Toitu Museum Les Belles Vilaines directed by Kate Grace Contact: www.frenchdancing.co.nz
EVW VIOL WORKSHOP Sunday 8 March from 2pm - 4.30pm Jennifer Eriksson of The Marais Project Contact: Aart Brusse: email@example.com
E14 BLOW AND PURCELL - MASTER AND PUPIL Sunday 8 March at 6.30pm in All Saints' Church Featuring John Blow's ravishing Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell and songs and duets from Henry Purcell's glorious Birthday Odes for Queen Mary Stephen Diaz (countertenor) Christopher John Clifford (countertenor) Jonathan Cweorth (treble recorder) Anneloes de Groot (treble recorder) Douglas Mews (spinet) Jennifer Eriksson (viola da gamba) Stephen hails from South Africa and is a rising star in New Zealand. In 2012 he won the top prize in the NZ Aria Competition. He has sung in Handel operas and oratorios. We welcome him to Dunedin!!
Page updated: 17 March 2015
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