2014 Term 4 Concert

2.30pm, Sunday 7th December

St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Andrew Joyce conducts the orchestra with a programme of:
  • Beethoven Prometheus Overture
  • Bruch – Kol Nidrei 
  • Vivaldi – double cello concerto with Andrew Joyce and Ken Ichinose
  • Mendelssohn – Scottish Symphony

Tickets will be available before the concert from EventFinder for $18 (adult) and $15 (tertiary student/senior).   Tickets at the door: Adults $20;  Students/Senior Citizens/Unwaged $15; School-aged children free.

2014 Term 3 Concert

2.30pm, Sunday 21st September

St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Justin Pearce conducts the orchestra with a programme of:

  • Smetana – Vlatava (The Moldau)
  • Larry Pruden – Harbour Nocturne
  • Mussorgsky – Night on Bald Mountain
  • Rachmaninov – Selections from Aleko

Tickets available before the concert from EventFinder for $18 (adult) and $15 (tertiary student/senior).   Tickets at the door: Adults $20;  Students/Senior Citizens/Unwaged $15; School-aged children free.

2014 Term 2 Concert

2.30pm, Sunday 6th July

St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Vincent Hardaker conducts the orchestra with a programme of:

  • Lilburn – Overture: Aotearoa
  • Haydn – Symphony No. 99
  • Sibelius – Symphony No. 1

Tickets available before the concert from EventFinder for $18 (adult) and $15 (tertiary student/senior).   Tickets at the door: Adults $20;  Students/Senior Citizens/Unwaged $15; School-aged children free.

2014 Term 1 Concert

2.30pm, Sunday 13th April

St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Rachel Hyde conducts the orchestra with a programme of:

  • Borodin – Prince Igor Overture
  • Bruch – Violin Concerto No. 1 (soloist Simeon Broom)
  • Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5

Tickets will be available before the concert from EventFinder for $18 (adult) and $15 (tertiary student/senior).   Tickets at the door: Adults $20;  Students/Senior Citizens/Unwaged $15; School-aged children free.

2013 Term 4 Concert

2.30pm, Sunday 8th December

St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Brent Stewart conducts the orchestra with a programme of:

  • Anthony Ritchie – The Hanging Bulb
  • Anthony Ritchie – Flute Concerto (soloist Karen Batten)
  • Mozart – Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”

Tickets will be available before the concert from EventFinder for $18 (adult) and $15 (tertiary student/senior).   Tickets at the door: Adults $20;  Students/Senior Citizens/Unwaged $15; School-aged children free.

2013 Term 3 Concert

2.30pm, Sunday 29th September

St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Vince Hardaker conducts the orchestra with a programme of:

  • Delius On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
  • Delius La Calinda (arranged for flute, oboe and strings)
  • Bottesini Concerto for Double Bass in B minor (soloist – Hiroshi Ikematsu)
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Tickets will be available before the concert from EventFinder for $18 (adult) and $15 (tertiary student/senior).   Tickets at the door: Adults $20;  Students/Senior Citizens/Unwaged $15; School-aged children free.

2013 Term 2 Concert

2:30pm, Sunday 7th July

St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Michael Vinten conducts the orchestra with a programme of:
  • Verdi Oberto Overture
  • Puccini Requiem (arranged for orchestra)
  • Britten Plymouth Town
  • Pärt Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
  • Wagner Symphony in C
  • Liszt Hommage à Richard Wagner

Concerts 2012

2nd December 2012, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Michael Joel

  • Larry Pruden Westland: A Back-Country Overture
  • Anthony Ritchie Remember Parihaka
  • Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (soloist Kate Oswin)
  • Mendelssohn Symphony No 1

16th September 2012, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Donald Maurice

  • Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Barber Cello Concerto (soloist Inbal Megiddo)
  • Ives Symphony No 2

1st July 2012, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Peter van Drimmelen

  • Ludwig van Beethoven Triple Concerto Op. 56 (soloists Vesa-Matti Leppänen – violin; Andrew Joyce – cello; Diedre Irons – piano)
  • Kenneth Young Douce Tristesse – world premiere
  • Paul Hindemith Trauermusik (soloist Julia Joyce – viola)
  • Georges Bizet L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2

1st April 2012, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Simon Brew

  • Dorothy Buchanan – Three Sketches for wind octet
  • Ludwig August Lebrun –  Oboe Concerto No.1
  • Bizet – Symphony in C

Concerts 2011

4th December 2011, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Michael Joel

  • Lilburn Drysdale Overture
  • Mozart Violin Concerto No 5 (soloist Anna Van Der Zee)
  • Warlock Capriol Suite
  • Gounod Petite Symphonie for Winds
  • Bizet Carmen suite No.1

25th September 2011, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Rachel Hyde
Programme

  • Copland Quiet City (soloist Cheryl Hollinger)
  • Copland Appalachian Spring
  • Dvorak Symphony No 9 (‘From the New World’)

3rd July 2011, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Kenneth Young
Soloist: Emma Sayers
Programme

  • Debussy Petite Suite
  • Mozart Piano Concerto No 25 in C, K503
  • Brahms Symphony No 2

Rosemary Collier posted a review on Middle-C:

Another ambitious programme from Wellington’s major amateur orchestra was this time conducted by a leading and very experienced musician. His encouraging attitude was very apparent, and the orchestra responded well…

17th April 2011, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Michael Vinten
Soloists: Linden Loader & Roger Wilson
Programme

  • Sibelius Scaramouche Suite
  • Mahler Songs
  • Schubert Symphony No 10 – completed by Michael Vinton

Lindis Taylor reviewed the concert on Middle-C.

This will go down as one of the most unusual concerts of the year. An orchestral concert entirely of works completed and/or orchestrated by the conductor. Few would claim all three exercises to have been an unmitigated success, but all three had singular virtues and elements of great interest…