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  • 05 Aug
    2020-08-05 10:30:00 2020-08-05 18:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Music Trails Through the Library Landing at a different Christchurch or Selwyn library every time, Music Trails are fun-filled 45-minute performances by various CSO ensembles designed especially for children aged 2-6. Multiple Venues CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Music Trails Through the Library

    Landing at a different Christchurch or Selwyn library every time, Music Trails are fun-filled 45-minute performances by various CSO ensembles designed especially for children aged 2-6.

  • 16 Aug
    2020-08-16 10:30:00 2020-08-16 18:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Piano Play Day 2020 Pianists of all ages and levels are invited to present recitals of up to 20 minutes on the CSO’s Carter Steinway concert piano in the Ron Ball Studio. Please register your interest to perform by 5pm Sunday 19 July. Places may be limited. Performance time is up to 20 minutes. Please allow for time between pieces. Multiple Venues CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Piano Play Day

    Pianists of all ages and levels are invited to present recitals of up to 20 minutes on the CSO’s Carter Steinway concert piano in the Ron Ball Studio. Please register your interest to perform by 5pm Sunday 19 July. Places may be limited.

    Performance time is up to 20 minutes. Please allow for time between pieces.

  • 29 Aug
    2020-08-29 19:30:00 2020-08-30 03:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Lamb & Hayward Masterworks: Mozart & Beethoven 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

    Mozart & Beethoven

    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.

  • 05 Sep
    2020-09-05 10:30:00 2020-09-05 18:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Music Trails Through the Library Landing at a different Christchurch or Selwyn library every time, Music Trails are fun-filled 45-minute performances by various CSO ensembles designed especially for children aged 2-6. Multiple Venues CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Music Trails Through the Library

    Landing at a different Christchurch or Selwyn library every time, Music Trails are fun-filled 45-minute performances by various CSO ensembles designed especially for children aged 2-6.

  • 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.

  • 25 Sep
    2020-09-25 19:00:00 2020-09-26 03:00:00 Pacific/Auckland Chamber Music Weekend 2020 Open to musicians of all ages and levels who have been playing their instrument for three years or more, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet with like-minded people and play some music together with mentoring from CSO musicians in friendly surroundings.   Multiple Venues CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Chamber Music Weekend 2020, 25-27 September

    Open to musicians of all ages and levels who have been playing their instrument for three years or more, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet with like-minded people and play some music together with mentoring from CSO musicians in friendly surroundings.
     
  • 30 Sep
    2020-09-30 10:30:00 2020-09-30 18:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Music Trails Through the Library Landing at a different Christchurch or Selwyn library every time, Music Trails are fun-filled 45-minute performances by various CSO ensembles designed especially for children aged 2-6. Multiple Venues CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Music Trails Through the Library

    Landing at a different Christchurch or Selwyn library every time, Music Trails are fun-filled 45-minute performances by various CSO ensembles designed especially for children aged 2-6.

  • 03 Oct
    2020-10-03 19:30:00 2020-10-04 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.

  • 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 Christchurch Symphony Orchestra debut, is Andrew Crooks. 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 Christchurch Symphony Orchestra debut, is Andrew Crooks.

  • 04 Nov
    2020-11-04 10:30:00 2020-11-04 18:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Music Trails Through the Library Landing at a different Christchurch or Selwyn library every time, Music Trails are fun-filled 45-minute performances by various CSO ensembles designed especially for children aged 2-6. Multiple Venues CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Music Trails Through the Library

    Landing at a different Christchurch or Selwyn library every time, Music Trails are fun-filled 45-minute performances by various CSO ensembles designed especially for children aged 2-6.

  • 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.

  • 02 Dec
    2020-12-02 10:30:00 2020-12-02 18:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Music Trails Through the Library Landing at a different Christchurch or Selwyn library every time, Music Trails are fun-filled 45-minute performances by various CSO ensembles designed especially for children aged 2-6. Multiple Venues CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Music Trails Through the Library

    Landing at a different Christchurch or Selwyn library every time, Music Trails are fun-filled 45-minute performances by various CSO ensembles designed especially for children aged 2-6.

  • 19 Dec
    2020-12-19 19:30:00 2020-12-20 03:30:00 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.

  • 19 Feb
    2021-02-19 19:30:00 2021-02-20 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. Multiple Venues CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    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.

  • 27 Mar
    2021-03-27 19:30:00 2021-03-28 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

    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.