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  • 22 Sep
    2018-09-22 18:30:00 2018-09-23 02:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Lamb & Hayward Masterworks Brothers in Arms In 1907, Ralph Vaughan Williams moved to Paris to study orchestration with Maurice Ravel. This was the beginning of an enduring friendship that spanned a world war and sent British music in an entirely new direction. Air Force Museum of New Zealand CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Lamb & Hayward Masterworks

    Brothers in Arms

    In 1907, Ralph Vaughan Williams moved to Paris to study orchestration with Maurice Ravel. This was the beginning of an enduring friendship that spanned a world war and sent British music in an entirely new direction.

  • 17 Oct
    2018-10-17 10:30:00 2018-10-17 18:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Music Trails through the Library 2018 Back by popular demand, we're pleased to offer ​Music Trails in partnership with the Christchurch City Public Libraries and Selwyn District Libraries Music.  From March to October, CSO ensembles will perform in Christchurch libraries, introducing the instruments of the orchestra through fun and interactive 45-minute performances for all ages.  Multiple Venues CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Music Trails

    Back by popular demand, we're pleased to offer ​Music Trails in partnership with the Christchurch City Public Libraries and Selwyn District Libraries Music. 

    From March to October, CSO ensembles will perform in Christchurch libraries, introducing the instruments of the orchestra through fun and interactive 45-minute performances for all ages. 

  • 10 Nov
    2018-11-10 19:30:00 2018-11-11 03:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Lamb & Hayward Masterworks Pictures at an Exhibition The final concert of the 2018 Lamb and Hayward Masterworks Series takes a musical gallery tour of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Air Force Museum of New Zealand CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Lamb & Hayward Masterworks

    Pictures at an Exhibition

    The final concert of the 2018 Lamb and Hayward Masterworks Series takes a musical gallery tour of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

  • 19 Dec
    2018-12-19 18:30:00 2018-12-20 02:30:00 Pacific/Auckland CSO Presents A Festive Christmas The CSO’s annual festive musical offering is a great way to start your seasonal celebrations. Bursting with a joyful selection of sparkling musical delights, seasonal orchestral favourites and popular yuletide carols, and featuring special guest soloists, the CSO’s Chief Conductor Benjamin Northey leads the orchestra on a night of good cheer. Isaac Theatre Royal CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    CSO Presents

    A Festive Christmas

    The CSO’s annual festive musical offering is a great way to start your seasonal celebrations.

    Bursting with a joyful selection of sparkling musical delights, seasonal orchestral favourites and popular yuletide carols, and featuring special guest soloists, the CSO’s Chief Conductor Benjamin Northey leads the orchestra on a night of good cheer.

  • 01 Mar
    2019-03-01 19:30:00 2019-03-02 03:30:00 Pacific/Auckland CSO Presents Shapeshifter & the CSO From record breaking tours, scene-setting appearances at some of the world’s biggest music festivals, and sold out performances across Europe, it gives us great pleasure to celebrate our return to the Town Hall by creating a world-colliding collaboration with Christchurch’s own Shapeshifter. Multiple Venues CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    CSO Presents

    Shapeshifter & the CSO

    From record breaking tours, scene-setting appearances at some of the world’s biggest music festivals, and sold out performances across Europe, it gives us great pleasure to celebrate our return to the Town Hall by creating a world-colliding collaboration with Christchurch’s own Shapeshifter.

  • 02 Mar
    2019-03-02 19:30:00 2019-03-03 03:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Lamb & Hayward Masterworks Phoenix The opening concert of the 2019 Lamb and Hayward Masterworks Series celebrates our return to the Christchurch Town Hall with a concert sparkling with orchestral delights. Phoenix, by acclaimed composer Christopher Cree Brown, has been specially commissioned to commemorate the occasion. Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Lamb & Hayward Masterworks

    Phoenix

    The opening concert of the 2019 Lamb and Hayward Masterworks Series celebrates our return to the Christchurch Town Hall with a concert sparkling with orchestral delights.

    Phoenix, by acclaimed composer Christopher Cree Brown, has been specially commissioned to commemorate the occasion.

  • 30 Mar
    2019-03-30 19:30:00 2019-03-31 03:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Lamb & Hayward Masterworks West Side Story Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this iconic film and winner of ten Academy Awards®, including Best Picture. The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra plays Leonard Bernstein’s electrifying score and memorable songs with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim live, while the newly re-mastered film is shown in glorious high definition on the big screen with the original vocals and dialog intact. Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Lamb & Hayward Masterworks

    West Side Story

    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this iconic film and winner of ten Academy Awards®, including Best Picture. The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra plays Leonard Bernstein’s electrifying score and memorable songs with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim live, while the newly re-mastered film is shown in glorious high definition on the big screen with the original vocals and dialog intact.

  • 04 May
    2019-05-04 19:30:00 2019-05-05 03:30:00 Pacific/Auckland CSO Presents A Night at the Movies From space to spies, sharks to aliens, take this opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy the best that the motion pictures has to offer. Featuring iconic movie score magic from Ennio Morricone, Hans Zimmer, John Williams, John Barry and more this evening is perfect for film lovers, families and regular concert goers. Multiple Venues CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    CSO Presents

    A Night at the Movies

    From space to spies, sharks to aliens, take this opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy the best that the motion pictures has to offer. Featuring iconic movie score magic from Ennio Morricone, Hans Zimmer, John Williams, John Barry and more this evening is perfect for film lovers, families and regular concert goers.

  • 18 May
    2019-05-18 19:30:00 2019-05-19 03:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Lamb & Hayward Masterworks Triumph Mendelssohn’s Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage is an atmospheric musical work that captures the anxiety of a boat becalmed, the relief as the wind begins to rise and the euphoric moment when the canvas of the sails fill and the sailors are safely homeward bound. Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Lamb & Hayward Masterworks

    Triumph

    Mendelssohn’s Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage is an atmospheric musical work that captures the anxiety of a boat becalmed, the relief as the wind begins to rise and the euphoric moment when the canvas of the sails fill and the sailors are safely homeward bound.

  • 18 May
    2019-05-18 19:30:00 2019-05-19 03:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Lamb & Hayward Masterworks Organic Saint Saëns completed his third and final symphony in 1886 and declared “I gave everything to it I was able to give. Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Lamb & Hayward Masterworks

    Organic

    Saint Saëns completed his third and final symphony in 1886 and declared “I gave everything to it I was able to give.

  • 28 May
    2019-05-28 19:30:00 2019-05-29 03:30:00 Pacific/Auckland 2019 Live Art Experience a cornucopia of musical riches performed amongst the galleries of the Christchurch City Art Gallery. Sit, stand or walk around to view the exhibitions as the CSO is led through a fascinating programme by Violinist and Director, Mark Menzies. Christchurch Art Gallery CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Live Art

    Experience a cornucopia of musical riches performed amongst the galleries of the Christchurch City Art Gallery. Sit, stand or walk around to view the exhibitions as the CSO is led through a fascinating programme by Violinist and Director, Mark Menzies.

  • 30 May
    2019-05-30 19:30:00 2019-05-31 03:30:00 Pacific/Auckland 2019 Live Art Experience a cornucopia of musical riches performed amongst the galleries of the Christchurch City Art Gallery. Sit, stand or walk around to view the exhibitions as the CSO is led through a fascinating programme by Violinist and Director, Mark Menzies. Christchurch Art Gallery CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Live Art

    Experience a cornucopia of musical riches performed amongst the galleries of the Christchurch City Art Gallery. Sit, stand or walk around to view the exhibitions as the CSO is led through a fascinating programme by Violinist and Director, Mark Menzies.

  • 08 Jun
    2019-06-08 19:30:00 2019-06-09 03:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Beca CSO's La Casa del Tango Join us as we turn the Douglas Lilburn Auditorium into a cantina for the night, and offer you the opportunity to experience all the flavours you’d expect from an evening in South America. The CSO is throwing the hottest housewarming party of the year to celebrate our new home in the Christchurch Town Hall. Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Beca CSO's

    La Casa del Tango

    Join us as we turn the Douglas Lilburn Auditorium into a cantina for the night, and offer you the opportunity to experience all the flavours you’d expect from an evening in South America.

    The CSO is throwing the hottest housewarming party of the year to celebrate our new home in the Christchurch Town Hall.

  • 04 Jul
    2019-07-04 16:00:00 2019-07-05 00:00:00 Pacific/Auckland Studio Series All That Glitters Ron Ball Studio, CSO Centre CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Studio Series

    All That Glitters

  • 09 Jul
    2019-07-09 11:00:00 2019-07-09 19:00:00 Pacific/Auckland CSO Presents Peter & the Wolf This classic musical tale remains one of history’s most beloved adventures. Peter and the Wolf is a ‘symphonic fairy tale for children’ that introduces listeners to classical music and helps them to recognise the distinct sounds produced by various instruments of the orchestra. Ron Ball Studio, CSO Centre CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    CSO Presents

    Peter & the Wolf

    This classic musical tale remains one of history’s most beloved adventures. Peter and the Wolf is a ‘symphonic fairy tale for children’ that introduces listeners to classical music and helps them to recognise the distinct sounds produced by various instruments of the orchestra.

  • 09 Jul
    2019-07-09 13:00:00 2019-07-09 21:00:00 Pacific/Auckland CSO Presents Peter & the Wolf This classic musical tale remains one of history’s most beloved adventures. Peter and the Wolf is a ‘symphonic fairy tale for children’ that introduces listeners to classical music and helps them to recognise the distinct sounds produced by various instruments of the orchestra. Ron Ball Studio, CSO Centre CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    CSO Presents

    Peter & the Wolf

    This classic musical tale remains one of history’s most beloved adventures. Peter and the Wolf is a ‘symphonic fairy tale for children’ that introduces listeners to classical music and helps them to recognise the distinct sounds produced by various instruments of the orchestra.

  • 10 Jul
    2019-07-10 11:00:00 2019-07-10 19:00:00 Pacific/Auckland CSO Presents Peter & the Wolf This classic musical tale remains one of history’s most beloved adventures. Peter and the Wolf is a ‘symphonic fairy tale for children’ that introduces listeners to classical music and helps them to recognise the distinct sounds produced by various instruments of the orchestra. Ron Ball Studio, CSO Centre CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    CSO Presents

    Peter & the Wolf

    This classic musical tale remains one of history’s most beloved adventures. Peter and the Wolf is a ‘symphonic fairy tale for children’ that introduces listeners to classical music and helps them to recognise the distinct sounds produced by various instruments of the orchestra.

  • 10 Jul
    2019-07-10 13:00:00 2019-07-10 21:00:00 Pacific/Auckland CSO Presents Peter & the Wolf This classic musical tale remains one of history’s most beloved adventures. Peter and the Wolf is a ‘symphonic fairy tale for children’ that introduces listeners to classical music and helps them to recognise the distinct sounds produced by various instruments of the orchestra. Ron Ball Studio, CSO Centre CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    CSO Presents

    Peter & the Wolf

    This classic musical tale remains one of history’s most beloved adventures. Peter and the Wolf is a ‘symphonic fairy tale for children’ that introduces listeners to classical music and helps them to recognise the distinct sounds produced by various instruments of the orchestra.

  • 11 Jul
    2019-07-11 11:00:00 2019-07-11 19:00:00 Pacific/Auckland CSO Presents Peter & the Wolf This classic musical tale remains one of history’s most beloved adventures. Peter and the Wolf is a ‘symphonic fairy tale for children’ that introduces listeners to classical music and helps them to recognise the distinct sounds produced by various instruments of the orchestra. Ron Ball Studio, CSO Centre CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    CSO Presents

    Peter & the Wolf

    This classic musical tale remains one of history’s most beloved adventures. Peter and the Wolf is a ‘symphonic fairy tale for children’ that introduces listeners to classical music and helps them to recognise the distinct sounds produced by various instruments of the orchestra.

  • 11 Jul
    2019-07-11 13:00:00 2019-07-11 21:00:00 Pacific/Auckland CSO Presents Peter & the Wolf This classic musical tale remains one of history’s most beloved adventures. Peter and the Wolf is a ‘symphonic fairy tale for children’ that introduces listeners to classical music and helps them to recognise the distinct sounds produced by various instruments of the orchestra. Ron Ball Studio, CSO Centre CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    CSO Presents

    Peter & the Wolf

    This classic musical tale remains one of history’s most beloved adventures. Peter and the Wolf is a ‘symphonic fairy tale for children’ that introduces listeners to classical music and helps them to recognise the distinct sounds produced by various instruments of the orchestra.

  • 27 Jul
    2019-07-27 19:30:00 2019-07-28 03:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Lamb & Hayward Masterworks Spirit of Adventure Gareth Farr’s newly commissioned orchestral work, Roar Of A Thousand Tigers, takes its name from Sherpa Tenzing Norgay’s description to Sir Edmund Hillary of the violent, high altitude icy winds that buffet the uppermost slopes of Mount Everest. Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Lamb & Hayward Masterworks

    Spirit of Adventure

    Gareth Farr’s newly commissioned orchestral work, Roar Of A Thousand Tigers, takes its name from Sherpa Tenzing Norgay’s description to Sir Edmund Hillary of the violent, high altitude icy winds that buffet the uppermost slopes of Mount Everest.

  • 08 Aug
    2019-08-08 18:00:00 2019-08-09 02:00:00 Pacific/Auckland Studio Series Virtuosity Ron Ball Studio, CSO Centre CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Studio Series

    Virtuosity

  • 31 Aug
    2019-08-31 19:30:00 2019-09-01 03:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Lamb & Hayward Masterworks Requiem Soloists Anna Leese, Bianca Andrew, Jared Holt and Paul Whelan join with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and Chorus to perform Mozart’s Requiem. Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Lamb & Hayward Masterworks

    Requiem

    Soloists Anna Leese, Bianca Andrew, Jared Holt and Paul Whelan join with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and Chorus to perform Mozart’s Requiem.

  • 12 Sep
    2019-09-12 18:00:00 2019-09-13 02:00:00 Pacific/Auckland Studio Series Journeying Inward Ron Ball Studio, CSO Centre CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Studio Series

    Journeying Inward

  • 21 Sep
    2019-09-21 19:30:00 2019-09-22 03:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Lamb & Hayward Masterworks The Planets Frank Zappa’s Night School, a work that oozes urban cool, incorporating elements of jazz, rock, funk and western classical traditions, opens this concert with panache. Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Lamb & Hayward Masterworks

    The Planets

    Frank Zappa’s Night School, a work that oozes urban cool, incorporating elements of jazz, rock, funk and western classical traditions, opens this concert with panache.

  • 19 Oct
    2019-10-19 19:30:00 2019-10-20 03:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Lamb & Hayward Masterworks The Romantics Internationally acclaimed Swedish musician Christian Lindberg joins the CSO as trombone soloist and conductor. Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    Lamb & Hayward Masterworks

    The Romantics

    Internationally acclaimed Swedish musician Christian Lindberg joins the CSO as trombone soloist and conductor.

  • 02 Nov
    2019-11-02 19:30:00 2019-11-03 03:30:00 Pacific/Auckland CSO Presents Last Night of the Proms Fly whichever flag you please, save the Queen and defend New Zealand with raised voices and soaring streamers in the CSO’s annual tribute to the great British tradition of Last Night of the Proms. Multiple Venues CSO marketing@cso.co.nz

    CSO Presents

    Last Night of the Proms

    Fly whichever flag you please, save the Queen and defend New Zealand with raised voices and soaring streamers in the CSO’s annual tribute to the great British tradition of Last Night of the Proms.

  • 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.