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  • Jan, 28, 2020

    Out and About with the CSO

    With more than 100 activities spanning six different areas, the CSO’s 2020 Community Engagement Programme will reach more than 35,000 people in Christchurch and around the South Island.

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  • Jan, 28, 2020

    There and Back Again: Violinist Benjamin Baker returns to NZ to make CSO debut

    Having just recently toured the USA and returning again to the Big Apple soon, violinist Benjamin Baker is excited to be coming back to New Zealand to make his Christchurch Symphony Orchestra debut

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  • Nov, 27, 2019

    The Artistry of Beer

    From a wash house beneath the family home to a brewery on Ferry Road, Three Boys Brewery has become one of the most recognised craft breweries in Canterbury since it started selling beers 15 years

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  • Oct, 23, 2019

    Community Engagement - Flourish: Dementia Programme

    For people with dementia, music can be a useful tool to help them connect with others and reduce social isolation.

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  • Sep, 13, 2019

    Karawhiua! Let's Play! residency at Shirley Primary School

    Recently, the CSO worked with a group of students from the New Zealand Broadcasting School to document our Karawhiua! Let’s Play! residency programme at Shirley Primary School in August.

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  • Sep, 13, 2019

    GRAMMY-nominated ensemble to perform with Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

    GRAMMY-nominated Los Angeles Percussion Quartet and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra will be joining forces to perform the world premiere of New Zealand composer James Gardner’s new concerto in

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  • Jul, 29, 2019

    Lamb & Hayward Masterworks: Spirit of Adventure - Review

    Reviewed by Patrick Shepherd.

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  • Jun, 26, 2019

    Breaking new frontiers

    Celebrating 100 years since the birth of Sir Edmund Hillary, the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra will be performing the world premiere of Gareth Farr’s brand new symphony in Lamb & Hayward Mast

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  • Jun, 26, 2019

    A spell-binding adventure

    Prokofiev's classic symphonic tale will, for the first, be told in te reo Māori when the CSO performs Pita me te Wuruhi these school holidays. 

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  • Jun, 26, 2019

    Karawhiua! Let's Play! residency at Westport South school

    The students of Westport South School filled their classrooms with music this week when musicians from the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra came to town. 

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  • Jun, 24, 2019

    From delicate nuance to stirring finale at CSO's Organic concert (Concert review, The Press)

    First published on Press.co.nz on 24th June, 2019

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  • Jun, 24, 2019

    Review - Lamb & Hayward Masteworks: Organic (Radio New Zealand)

    First published on Radio New Zealand on 24th June, 2019

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  • Jun, 18, 2019

    Q&A with composer Salina Fisher

    Photo credit: Hagen Hopkins

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  • May, 28, 2019

    Karawhiua! Let's Play! at Spreydon School

    The sounds of drums, triangles, shakers and tambourines resounded in Spreydon School’s hall as the students rehearsed their performance piece about Matariki for the showcase concert on Friday.

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  • May, 21, 2019

    Benjamin Morrison with the CSO a triumph - Review (Radio New Zealand)

    Reviewed by Tony Ryan.

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  • May, 19, 2019

    CSO puts on show of world-class quality - Review (The Press)

    Reviewed by Patrick Shepherd.

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  • May, 16, 2019

    Karawhiua! Let's Play! residency at Bamford School

    On a rainy Friday afternoon, the students of Bamford School in Woolston gathered in their school library, where the shelves had been moved to create a concert hall.

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  • May, 5, 2019

    Review: A Night at the Movies

    Reviewed by Patrick Shepherd.

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  • Apr, 16, 2019

    Music bringing sense of achievement to men in prisons

    With drum sticks and buckets, ukuleles and guitars, a group of men from Christchurch Men’s Prison are using music to gain confidence and find their passion.

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  • Apr, 16, 2019

    A new musical pathway at Christchurch Men’s Prison

    Zoë George

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