The stage is set for another display of musical brilliance. Since its creation in 1965, CMNZ has made it its mission to captivate audiences with intimate yet vibrant performances. The CMNZ 2023 season will bring different textures to the classical orchestral style.
Both international and local acts will be performing throughout the year, bringing an array of talent to a variety of Wellington venues. Including AWE — a duo that combines electronic and taonga pūroa (traditional Māori instruments) with other musical elements. Australian pianist Piers Lane, and psych-folk music group French for Rabbits.
Belgian-Irish string quartet Sonoro has quickly established a reputation as one of the most talented chamber ensembles of the new generation due to their enthralling and charismatic performances. Chinese-New Zealander pianist Tony Chen Lin joins forces with Sonoro to perform Schumann’s sublime Piano Quintet.
In this magical re-imagining of ‘The Soldier’s Tale’ by Stravinsky, Ngāi Tahu/Ngātiwai writer and director Juanita Hepi and Cirko Kali’s Danny Lee Syme reunite with composer Hamish Oliver to bring this epic saga of love, greed, trickery, tradition, and triumph.
Having toured in the US and Europe, opening for acts such as Lorde, Agnes Obel, and having performed at SXSW, Iceland Airwaves, and WOMAD, French for Rabbits perform their exquisitely crafted, jewel-like songs together with a string quartet.
This stunning new arrangement of Mozart’s Requiem by Robert Wiremu is brought to life by the internationally celebrated VOICES New Zealand Chamber Choir and instrumental ensemble under the direction of Dr Karen Grylls.