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  • 21 Dec
    2019-12-21 18:30:00 2019-12-22 02:30:00 Pacific/Auckland CSO Presents Festive Christmas The shopping is done, the presents are wrapped, and it’s time to get in the mood to celebrate the holiday season with your favourite festive carols and music. With CSO Chief Conductor Benjamin Northey wielding the baton, the orchestra will be bringing you a sparkling bouquet of seasonal delights. Multiple Venues CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    CSO Presents

    Festive Christmas

    The shopping is done, the presents are wrapped, and it’s time to get in the mood to celebrate the holiday season with your favourite festive carols and music. With CSO Chief Conductor Benjamin Northey wielding the baton, the orchestra will be bringing you a sparkling bouquet of seasonal delights.

  • 29 Feb
    2020-02-29 19:30:00 2020-03-01 03:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Lamb & Hayward Masterworks Symphonic Dances Opening the Lamb & Hayward Masterworks Series is Jack Body’s Fanfare for Bert, a humorous and catchy tribute to the easy listening master Bert Kaempfert. Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Lamb & Hayward Masterworks

    Symphonic Dances

    Opening the Lamb & Hayward Masterworks Series is Jack Body’s Fanfare for Bert, a humorous and catchy tribute to the easy listening master Bert Kaempfert.

  • 14 Mar
    2020-03-14 19:30:00 2020-03-15 03:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Lamb & Hayward Masterworks Compassion We open this special concert with the world premiere of a work for kapa haka and orchestra developed in collaboration between Victoria Kelly and Te Ahikaaroa. Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Lamb & Hayward Masterworks

    Compassion

    We open this special concert with the world premiere of a work for kapa haka and orchestra developed in collaboration between Victoria Kelly and Te Ahikaaroa.

  • 09 May
    2020-05-09 18:30:00 2020-05-10 02:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Special Events Beethoven Banquet Celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth in style. Enjoy an evening of delectable food and fine wines in a sumptuous banquet overlooking the Avon River. Ron Ball Studio, Christchurch Town Hall CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Special Events

    Beethoven Banquet

    Celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth in style. Enjoy an evening of delectable food and fine wines in a sumptuous banquet overlooking the Avon River.

  • 16 May
    2020-05-16 19:30:00 2020-05-17 03:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Lamb & Hayward Masterworks Houstoun Plays Brahms Mendelssohn’s fourth symphony is bursting with exuberance and youthful energy. Inspired by his travels around Italy, it is characterised by bright, sunny melodies and an uplifting freshness. Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Lamb & Hayward Masterworks

    Houstoun Plays Brahms

    Mendelssohn’s fourth symphony is bursting with exuberance and youthful energy. Inspired by his travels around Italy, it is characterised by bright, sunny melodies and an uplifting freshness.

  • 28 May
    2020-05-28 19:00:00 2020-05-29 03:00:00 Pacific/Auckland Studio Series The Art of Solo Violin This series is presented in the Ron Ball Studio situated in the CSO’s new home within the Town Hall. Celebrating the talents of the musicians of the orchestra, each one hour programme is carefully curated to explore the different sounds of an orchestra in an up-close and intimate setting. Ron Ball Studio, Christchurch Town Hall CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Studio Series

    The Art of Solo Violin

    This series is presented in the Ron Ball Studio situated in the CSO’s new home within the Town Hall. Celebrating the talents of the musicians of the orchestra, each one hour programme is carefully curated to explore the different sounds of an orchestra in an up-close and intimate setting.

  • 06 Jun
    2020-06-06 18:30:00 2020-06-07 02:30:00 Pacific/Auckland CSO Presents Jurassic Park The action-packed adventure that pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Featuring visually stunning imagery and ground-breaking special effects, this epic film is sheer movie magic 65 million years in the making. Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    CSO Presents

    Jurassic Park – Film with Live Orchestra

    The action-packed adventure that pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Featuring visually stunning imagery and ground-breaking special effects, this epic film is sheer movie magic 65 million years in the making.

  • 27 Jun
    2020-06-27 19:30:00 2020-06-28 03:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Lamb & Hayward Masterworks Beethoven 250 Born in 1770 in Bonn, Germany, Ludwig van Beethoven is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest composers of all time. His music was as radical as his political views and frequently shocked audiences with its innovative use of rhythm and harmony. Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Lamb & Hayward Masterworks

    Beethoven 250

    Born in 1770 in Bonn, Germany, Ludwig van Beethoven is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest composers of all time. His music was as radical as his political views and frequently shocked audiences with its innovative use of rhythm and harmony.

  • 28 Jun
    2020-06-28 10:00:00 2020-06-28 18:00:00 Pacific/Auckland Special Events Beethoven's Big Birthday Bash Join us in celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a day-long festival of performances and musical events. Christchurch Town Hall CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Special Events

    Beethoven's Big Birthday Bash

    Join us in celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a day-long festival of performances and musical events.

  • 02 Jul
    2020-07-02 19:00:00 2020-07-03 03:00:00 Pacific/Auckland Studio Series The Art of the Serenade This series is presented in the Ron Ball Studio situated in the CSO’s new home within the Town Hall. Celebrating the talents of the musicians of the orchestra, each one hour programme is carefully curated to explore the different sounds of an orchestra in an up-close and intimate setting. Ron Ball Studio, Christchurch Town Hall CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Studio Series

    The Art of the Serenade

    This series is presented in the Ron Ball Studio situated in the CSO’s new home within the Town Hall. Celebrating the talents of the musicians of the orchestra, each one hour programme is carefully curated to explore the different sounds of an orchestra in an up-close and intimate setting.

  • 08 Aug
    2020-08-08 19:30:00 2020-08-09 03:30:00 Pacific/Auckland CSO PresentsTūmahana: Exchange Tūmahana: Exchange is a bilingual (Te Reo Māori and English) performance that offers a glimpse into a past where generations of our tīpuna and ancestors have made their homes in and around the Ngāi Tahu takiwā of Te Waipounamu. Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    CSO Presents

    Tūmahana: Exchange

    Tūmahana: Exchange is a bilingual (Te Reo Māori and English) performance that offers a glimpse into a past where generations of our tīpuna and ancestors have made their homes in and around the Ngāi Tahu takiwā of Te Waipounamu.

  • 29 Aug
    2020-08-29 19:30:00 2020-08-30 03:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Lamb & Hayward Masterworks Joyful Sound Having watched his father conduct Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony at the inaugural concert of the Christchurch Town Hall in 1972, Anthony Ritchie had some of his most formative and positive musical experiences in this building. Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Lamb & Hayward Masterworks

    Joyful Sound

    Having watched his father conduct Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony at the inaugural concert of the Christchurch Town Hall in 1972, Anthony Ritchie had some of his most formative and positive musical experiences in this building.

  • 11 Sep
    2020-09-11 19:30:00 2020-09-12 03:30:00 Pacific/Auckland CSO Presents Ōtautahi Proud Ōtautahi Christchurch is a creative hot bed for New Zealand songwriters and singers, producing some of our country’s most memorable contemporary songs. This concert celebrates the song writing tradition featuring a stellar cast of Christchurch-raised performers singing a selection of their own works as well as some of their own personal favourites. Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    CSO Presents

    Ōtautahi Proud

    Ōtautahi Christchurch is a creative hot bed for New Zealand songwriters and singers, producing some of our country’s most memorable contemporary songs.

    This concert celebrates the song writing tradition featuring a stellar cast of Christchurch-raised performers singing a selection of their own works as well as some of their own personal favourites.

  • 19 Sep
    2020-09-19 17:30:00 2020-09-20 01:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Lamb & Hayward Masterworks French Fantasy Described by the Herald Tribune as “charismatic, brilliant, energetic”, Estonian conductor Anu Tali makes her debut with the CSO for an evening of French music. Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Lamb & Hayward Masterworks

    French Fantasy

    Described by the Herald Tribune as “charismatic, brilliant, energetic”, Estonian conductor Anu Tali makes her debut with the CSO for an evening of French music.

  • 23 Sep
    2020-09-23 19:00:00 2020-09-24 03:00:00 Pacific/Auckland Studio Series The Art of the Chamber Orchestra This series is presented in the Ron Ball Studio situated in the CSO’s new home within the Town Hall. Celebrating the talents of the musicians of the orchestra, each one hour programme is carefully curated to explore the different sounds of an orchestra in an up-close and intimate setting. Ron Ball Studio, Christchurch Town Hall CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Studio Series

    The Art of the Chamber Orchestra

    This series is presented in the Ron Ball Studio situated in the CSO’s new home within the Town Hall. Celebrating the talents of the musicians of the orchestra, each one hour programme is carefully curated to explore the different sounds of an orchestra in an up-close and intimate setting.

  • 31 Oct
    2020-10-31 19:30:00 2020-11-01 03:30:00 Pacific/Auckland CSO Presents Last Night of the Proms A concert for all seasons, the forever popular Last Night of the Proms will once again make your Spring in the Christchurch Town Hall. This year, making his New Zealand debut, is one of the most exciting young conductors emerging from Europe, Clemens Schuldt. Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    CSO Presents

    Last Night of the Proms

    A concert for all seasons, the forever popular Last Night of the Proms will once again make your Spring in the Christchurch Town Hall.

    This year, making his New Zealand debut, is one of the most exciting young conductors emerging from Europe, Clemens Schuldt.

  • 07 Nov
    2020-11-07 19:30:00 2020-11-08 03:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Lamb & Hayward Masterworks American Rhythm This concert celebrates the music of Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin, two giants of 20th century American culture. Their pioneering approach to combining elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects have produced some of the most memorable works of the era. Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Lamb & Hayward Masterworks

    American Rhythm

    This concert celebrates the music of Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin, two giants of 20th century American culture. Their pioneering approach to combining elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects have produced some of the most memorable works of the era.

  • 19 Dec
    2020-12-19 18:30:00 2020-12-20 02:30:00 Pacific/Auckland CSO Presents A Festive Christmas A must for all the family and the ideal concert to put everyone in the festive spirit. CSO Chief Conductor Benjamin Northey, along with the orchestra, will bring a sparkling bouquet of seasonal delights to the Douglas Lilburn Auditorium. With special guest soloists this is the concert to put you in the festive spirit and with an earlier start time, ideal for all the family. Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    CSO Presents

    A Festive Christmas

    A must for all the family and the ideal concert to put everyone in the festive spirit. CSO Chief Conductor Benjamin Northey, along with the orchestra, will bring a sparkling bouquet of seasonal delights to the Douglas Lilburn Auditorium.

    With special guest soloists this is the concert to put you in the festive spirit and with an earlier start time, ideal for all the family.