Event Listings February 2017 to May 2017

Press Release – SWPR

MUSIC FESTIVAL

RAGGAMUFFIN X
Raggamuffin X marks the 10th anniversary of New Zealand’s premier reggae festival and the end of an era with the announcement that this will be the last Raggamuffin festival.This year’s festival features a pure reggae line-up to celebrate 10 years of love, peace and harmony. Headlined by New Zealand’s own stars Six60, reggae icon Shaggy, The Wailers feat. Julian Marley, Ky-Mani Marley with Gentleman, 2016 Grammy Award winners Morgan Heritage, and Jamaican reggae legend Diana King.
Alongside Six60, New Zealand bands highlighted at Raggamuffin X include crowd pleasers The BlackSeeds and Kiwi reggae legends Herbs. Salmonella Dub, House of Shem, Lomez Brown, Jamaica’sEtana and Conkarah, and Hawaii’s Kiwini and Jah Maoli complete the line-up for the main stage.
www.raggamuffin.co.nz

AUCKLAND: The Trusts Arena | Saturday 18 February 2017 | Book at Ticketmaster 0800 111 999 www.ticketmaster.co.nz
CLASSICAL/CHAMBER MUSIC

L’ARPEGGIATA: MUSIC FOR A WHILE
Baroque jazz – improvisations on Henry Purcell
The individual ingenuity and collective genius of L’Arpeggiata opens the Chamber Music New Zealand 2017 Kaleidoscopes season with ‘Music For A While’. Taking inspiration from Henry Purcell’s famous ground basses, L’Apreggiata fuses the theatre and court music of 17th century London with the improvisatory art of jazz. ‘Dido’s Lament’ and ‘Strike the Viol’ may be familiar, but under the direction of Christina Pluhar they become something never heard before.

AUCKLAND: Auckland Town Hall | Wednesday 15 March 7.30pm | Book tickets at Ticketmaster 0800 111 999 www.ticketmaster.co.nz | Part of Auckland Arts Festival
HAWKE’S BAY: MTG Century Theatre | Friday 17 March 7.30pm | Book tickets at Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) www.ticketek.co.nz
WELLINGTON: Michael Fowler Centre | Saturday 18 March 7.30pm | Book tickets at Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) www.ticketek.co.nz
CHRISTCHURCH: Charles Luney Auditorium | Monday 20 March 7.30pm | Book tickets at Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) www.ticketek.co.nz
DUNEDIN: Glenroy Auditorium | Wednesday 22 March 7.30pm | Book tickets at Ticketmaster 0800 111 999 www.ticketmaster.co.nz
CHILDREN’S THEATRE

TIM BRAY PRODUCTIONS: THE WHALE RIDER
Made famous by Niki Caro’s award-winning 2002 film, The Whale Rider tells the story of Kahu, a young Māori girl destined to become the leader of her tribe. No matter how hard she tries to show her worth, her grandfather won’t accept that a girl can take over his role as chief. However things change when Kahu rescues the ancient whale beached in the Whangara Harbour. Based on the children’s picture book, this production of The Whale Rider uses puppets to tell Kahu’s story.
Presented as part of Capital E National Arts Festival

WELLINGTON: Te Marae, Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand | Saturday 18 March 2pm | FREE | Part of Capital E National Arts Festival

CLASSICAL/CHAMBER MUSIC

ENSEMBLE PALADINO
Each member of Ensemble Paladino is a renowned soloist and as an ensemble they are known for innovative repertoire choices. On this tour, Ensemble Paladino showcases the works of Vanhal and Pleyel – contemporaries of Haydn and Mozart, alongside an arrangement by Hummel of the D Minor Piano Concerto by his teacher, Mozart. Works by Bach and Mozart also feature and a new composition by Leonie Holmes completes their programme.
Quartet members Simone Roggen (violin), James Tibbles (harpsichord/fortepiano), and Martin Rummel (cello) are familiar to New Zealand audiences; while eminent flute soloist Eric Lamb visits New Zealand regularly as a performer and teacher.
Tickets on sale from 17 February 2017

TIMARU: Craighead Diocesan School | Friday 31 March 7.30pm
INVERCARGILL: Civic Theatre | Sunday 2 April 5.00pm | Book tickets at TicketDirect 0800 224 224 orwww.ticketdirect.co.nz
WANAKA: Central Lakes Trust Crystal Palace | Tuesday 4 April 1.00pm | Book tickets atwww.festivalofcolour.co.nz | Part of Southern Lakes Festival of Colour
CROMWELL: Bannockburn Hall | Wednesday 5 April 12.00pm | Book tickets atwww.festivalofcolour.co.nz | Part of Southern Lakes Festival of Colour
MOTUEKA: Chanel Arts Centre | Wednesday 26 April 7.30pm | Book tickets at www.motuekamusic.com
LOWER HUTT: Little Theatre | Friday 28 April 7.30pm | Book tickets at www.cmhv.org.nz
PALMERSTON NORTH: Regent on Broadway | Saturday 29 April 7.30pm | Book tickets at TicketDirect 0800 224 224 or www.ticketdirect.co.nz
FESTIVAL

THE SOUTHERN LAKES FESTIVAL OF COLOUR
Dubbed New Zealand’s ‘best little arts festival, the seventh Southern Lakes Festival of Colour takes place across seven days in April .
Shows already announced for the festival include Edinburgh Festival Fringe hits Every Brilliant Thingand How To Keep An Alien. The full programme for the festival will be announced on Thursday 9 February.
Held biennially, the Festival brings an outstanding programme of local, national and international arts to the Southern Lakes region, including world-class music, dance, theatre, comedy, visual arts and the renowned Aspiring Conversations.

WANAKA, QUEENSTOWN AND SOUTHERN LAKES AREA: 4-10 April 2017 | Details and bookings www.festivalofcolour.co.nz | Tickets on sale from Friday 17 February
For early information about the festival programme to meet deadlines, please email sally@swpr.co.nz
CHILDREN’S THEATRE

TIM BRAY PRODUCTIONS: PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON
Based on the song by LEONARD LIPTON and PETER YARROW
adapted for the stage by TIM BRAY
‘Puff, the Magic Dragon lived by the sea,
and frolicked in the autumn mist,
in a land called Honalee…”

The song made famous by 1960s’ folk group Peter, Paul and Mary is now a magical, fun adventure with that old rascal Puff and little Jackie Paper, live on stage. A gorgeous show celebrating friendship, childhood and imagination. Children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite dragon for the onstage costume parade at every school holiday performance.

AUCKLAND: PumpHouse Theatre | 8-29 April | Book tickets at www.timbrayproductions.org.nz or phone (09) 489 8360

CHILDREN’S THEATRE

THE 13-STOREY TREEHOUSE
Would you please welcome to the stage…. Andy and Terry!
Yes that’s right. Andy Griffiths’ and Terry Denton’s best-selling book, the one and only, super-famous, ultra-brilliant The 13-Storey Treehouse has been turned into a show for the theatre. AND YOU’RE INVITED!
Curtain up! Today’s the day. There’s just one problem. They forgot to write it! And where will they find flying cats, a mermaid, a sea monster, an invasion of monkeys, and a giant gorilla?
Adapted by Richard Tulloch (The Book of Everything, Bananas in Pyjamas), The 13-Storey Treehousehas sold out at Sydney Opera House, and around Australia, and is brought to life with a seriously funny cast with magical moments of theatrical wizardry and a truckload of imagination
“My eight year old co-reviewer loved the show… has the kids engaged and amused from the outset.” THE AUSTRALIAN
Tickets on sale from Friday 10 February

AUCKLAND: Bruce Mason Centre | 18-23 April | Book tickets at Ticketmaster 0800 111 999www.ticketmaster.co.nz
HAMILTON: Clarence St Theatre | 26-27 April | Book tickets at Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) www.ticketek.co.nz
TAURANGA: Baycourt Theatre | Sun 30 April | Book tickets at Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) www.ticketek.co.nz
KERIKERI: The Turner Centre | Thurs 4 May | Book tickets at www.turnercentre.co.nz
WHANGAREI: Forum North | Fri 5 May | Book tickets at Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) www.ticketek.co.nz
TAUPO: Great Lake Centre | Mon 8 May | Book tickets at Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) www.ticketek.co.nz
NEW PLYMOUTH: TSB Showplace | Wed 10 May | Book tickets at Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) www.ticketek.co.nz
WELLINGTON: Opera House | 13-16 May | Book tickets at Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) www.ticketek.co.nz
NAPIER: Municipal Theatre | Fri 19 May | Book tickets at Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) www.ticketek.co.nz
PALMERSTON NORTH: Regent on Broadway | Sun 21 May | Book tickets at TicketDirect 0800 224 224 or www.ticketdirect.co.nz
ROTORUA: Civic Theatre | Tues 23 May | Book tickets at Ticketmaster 0800 111 999www.ticketmaster.co.
CLASSICAL/CHAMBER MUSIC

KATHRYN STOTT & NEW ZEALAND STRING QUARTET
Renowned for her interpretations of French piano repertoire full of ‘evanescent colours and shimmering, elusive light’ – internationally famous pianist Kathryn Stott joins the New Zealand String Quartet for a programme of solo and chamber music, followed by solo recitals in New Plymouth and Hawke’s Bay.
Tickets on sale from 17 February 2017

NELSON: Old St John’s Church | Sunday 7 May 5.00pm | Book tickets at TicketDirect 0800 224 224 orwww.ticketdirect.co.nz
WELLINGTON: Michael Fowler Centre | Monday 8 May 7.30pm | Book tickets at Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) www.ticketek.co.nz
CHRISTCHURCH: The Piano | Tuesday 9 May 7.30pm | Book tickets at Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) www.ticketek.co.nz
INVERCARGILL: Civic Theatre | Wednesday 10 May 7.30pm | Book tickets at TicketDirect 0800 224 224 or www.ticketdirect.co.nz | Southland Festival of the Arts
DUNEDIN: Glenroy Auditorium | Friday 12 May 7.30pm | Book tickets at Ticketmaster 0800 111 999 www.ticketmaster.co.nz
AUCKLAND: Auckland Town Hall | Saturday 13 May 7.30pm | Book tickets at Ticketmaster 0800 111 999 www.ticketmaster.co.nz
HAMILTON: Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts | Monday 15 May 7.30pm | Book tickets atwww.waikato.ac.nz
NEW PLYMOUTH: TSB Showplace | Tuesday 16 May 7.30pm | Book tickets at Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) www.ticketek.co.nz | Kathryn Stott solo programme
HAWKE’S BAY: MTG Hawke’s Bay| Thursday 18 May 7.30pm | Book tickets at Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) www.ticketek.co.nz | Kathryn Stott solo programme
CLASSICAL/CHAMBER MUSIC

MASAAKI SUZUKI & JUILLIARD 415
Acclaimed Bach musician Masaaki Juilliard leads Juilliard415 in these concerts focused on Bach and Handel – the giants of the Baroque era. J415 has established a reputation for combining youthful energy with poise, precision, and a luminous sound. Since The Juilliard School established its historical performance programme in 2009, it has demanded of its graduate students technical excellence and musical integrity, while giving them the chance to work with the most eminent musicians of the early music world. Masaaki Suzuki is undoubtedly one of these, hugely esteemed for his performances and recordings of Bach.

Musicianship is, to be sure, Mr. Suzuki’s greatest strength…a subtle ear for colour, a keen sense of harmonic direction, and an ability to make phrases breathe and rhythms live.” – The New York Times

The tour also includes a weekend workshop in Nelson for singers and Baroque instrumentalists to explose the performance of Bach and his sacred cantatas. Working with Masaaki Suzuki, alongside the musicians of J415, the programme includes rehearsals, masterclasses, coaching sessions and talks and seminars open to observers.
Tickets on sale from 17 February 2017

AUCKLAND: Auckland Town Hall | Friday 26 May 7.30pm | Book tickets at Ticketmaster 0800 111 999www.ticketmaster.co.nz
HAMILTON: Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts | Saturday 27 May 7.30pm | Book tickets atwww.waikato.ac.nz
NEW PLYMOUTH: TSB Showplace | Sunday 28 May 7.30pm | Book tickets at Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) www.ticketek.co.nz
WELLINGTON: Michael Fowler Centre | Tuesday 30 May 7.30pm | Book tickets at Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) www.ticketek.co.nz
PALMERSTON NORTH: Regent on Broadway | Wednesday 31 May 7.30pm | Book tickets at TicketDirect 0800 224 224 or www.ticketdirect.co.nz
HAWKE’S BAY: MTG Hawke’s Bay | Thursday 1 June 7.30pm | Book tickets at Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) www.ticketek.co.nz
NELSON: Theatre Royal | Saturday 3 June 7.30pm | Book tickets at TicketDirect 0800 224 224 orwww.ticketdirect.co.nz
CHRISTCHURCH: Isaac Theatre Royal | Wednesday 7 June 7.30pm | Book tickets at Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) www.ticketek.co.nz
INVERCARGILL: Civic Theatre | Friday 9 June 7.30pm | Book tickets at TicketDirect 0800 224 224 orwww.ticketdirect.co.nz
DUNEDIN: Glenroy Auditorium | Saturday 10 June 7.30pm | Book tickets at Ticketmaster 0800 111 999 www.ticketmaster.co.nz

Bach Cantata Workshop Weekend
NELSON
: Various venues | 3-5 June | Visit www.chambermusic.co.nz/backworkshop2017

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