Win tickets to the NZSO and The Phoenix Foundation – Celebrate!

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra joins forces with The Phoenix Foundation, one of the country’s most lauded bands, for a remarkable concert experience in August. The NZSO and The Phoenix Foundation – Celebrate! marks 20 years since the popular band was founded in Wellington. Top New Zealand composers and arrangers Gareth Farr, Claire Cowan, Chris…
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Bic Runga Drive’s back to Christchurch

Soulful singer-songwriter Bic Runga, born and raised in Christchurch, is coming back to her hometown for a 20th anniversary concert celebrating her first album Drive, on Friday 20 October at Issac Theatre Royal. She will be playing her much-lauded and loved songs that have stood the test of time such as Sway, Suddenly Strange and Bursting Through, alongside songs since then, included…
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Fangirl Heads South

It was one of those moments when you hear your crazy calling and decide in a split second to just indulge it. Your favourite singer was performing 3 nights in a row on the same island as you ... why not go to all three gigs? Sure it meant driving more than the entire length of…
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Walton conducts Walton – The 1964 New Zealand Tour – free online New Zealand music

Walton conducts Walton - The 1964 New Zealand Tour features historic performances, recorded by The New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation during Sir William Walton's seven concert New Zealand tour in 1964. The Recording opens with Walton leading God Save the Queen and segues into an impassioned reading of his Violin Concerto. Walton was reportedly 'overjoyed' to be…
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Spark New Zealand Piano Trios – Featuring NZTrio – free online New Zealand music

Spark New Zealand Piano Trios present cutting-edge music for piano trios performed by the brightest new stars in the firmament of New Zealand chamber music: NZTrio. This debut recording of the ensemble features a programme of works they have made their own in concerts throughout New Zealand and overseas. Over the last decade or so, a…
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Prospero Dreaming – New Zealand Guitar Music by Lilburn and Farquhar – free online New Zealand music

Today we present New Zealand Guitar Music by Lilburn and Farquhar - the first comprehensive recorded survey of the guitar music of  these two pre-eminent Kiwi composers. Lilburn’s Seventeen Pieces explore the instrument’s wide-ranging potential, alluding to Spanish idioms, the music of Bach and other influences. The other pieces by Lilburn are taken from his…
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Strike: New Zealand Percussion Music – free online New Zealand music

Today we bring you Strike: New Zealand Percussion Music which won the 2001 Tui for best classical CD at the New Zealand Music Awards. Strike are a high-energy drumming group whose flexible line-up is drawn from among New Zealand's most outstanding percussionists. Founded in 1993, Strike began as a classically-trained percussion ensemble and has evolved…
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