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RNZB appoints new Artistic Director

2017 Jun 07

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has appointed Patricia Barker, a former prima ballerina and current Artistic Director of Grand Rapids Ballet in Michigan, USA, as the RNZB’s new Artistic1Director. Imag…

STROMA ensemble to meet masters of taonga puoro in unique collaboration for Matariki

2017 Jun 06

The renaissance of taonga puoro — traditional Māori musical instruments — continues to build, with a major collaboration between leading chamber ensemble STROMA and two of Aotearoa’s top1perfor…

All-star headliners for Queens Wharf Auckland Fanzone as Auckland set to welcome the British & Irish Lions

2017 Jun 06

As Eden Park prepares for the Blues to take on the British & Irish Lions, an all-star line-up of New Zealand musicians has been confirmed as the centrepiece of the Queens Wharf Auckland Fanzone,1r…

Minister congratulates honours’ recipients

2017 Jun 05

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has congratulated the recipients of the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours announced today. “There are inspiring and committed people working hard every…

Talented young musicians awarded Patricia Pratt Scholarships

2017 May 31

Pianist Bradley Wood, percussionist Sam Rich and soprano Maddie Nonoa-Horsefield have been awarded 2017 Patricia Pratt Scholarships in Musical Performance enabling them to continue their postgraduate …

Michael King Fellowship awarded for book on New Zealand music composition

2017 May 30

The $100,000 Michael King Fellowship has been given to award winning author and composer Dr Phillip Norman to create a history of New Zealand composers and their work from the start of European settle…

NZ at Edinburgh 2017

2017 May 29

NZ at Edinburgh 2017: A bold and innovative season of literature, music, dance, theatre, comedy and visual arts Edinburgh is set to feast on New Zealand talent in the 70th anniversary of its world-fam…

Te Manawa wins Arts Access Museum Award 2017

2017 May 24

Palmerston North’s Te Manawa, Museum of Art, Science and History has won the inaugural Arts Access Museum Award 2017 for its commitment to putting access and inclusion front and centre stage. The aw…

A rising-star conductor, a world-class cellist and a much-loved work

2017 May 23

One of the fastest rising American conductors of the decade is coming to New Zealand next month for the first time. Photo of American conductor James Feddeck by Terry Johnston. James Feddeck will1lea…

Iconic New Zealand music line-up to bolster DHL New Zealand Lions Series entertainment

2017 May 23

A host of acclaimed Kiwi entertainers will provide pre-match and half-time entertainment to remember at the 10-match DHL New Zealand Lions Series this June and July. Included in the line-up are Kings,…

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