It’s springtime and something isn’t right. Where have the bees gone? What has happened to the Queen Bee? Has Bizzy Lizzy the evil Wasp Queen something to do with it?
Rebecca Bignall’s Peter Pan will feature some of our promising Ballet dancers in this dramatic and fun filled adventure. In the Showcase Jazz and Contemporary students aged 5-16 years showcase their skill, precision, technique and focus in a variety of dance styles.
Talented performers from throughout the region perform Classical Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Jazz numbers.
After sell out shows at The Christchurch International Jazz Festival and The Tauranga National Jazz Festival and theatre shows across the country The Lizard Kings return with their exquisite tribute to the music and poetry of Jim Morrison and the Doors.
The release of a Lloyd Cole career retrospective box set was the catalyst for an acclaimed series of live concerts around Europe showcasing Cole’s songs between 1983 and 1996. Now Nelson gets a turn with the singer/songwriter performing gems from his many albums.
Kiwi legends The Mockers reform their classic line-up for their first New Zealand tour in 30 years, to perform nine shows from January 19-29, performing classic hits like Forever Tuesday Morning, Swear It’s True, One Black Friday, My Girl Thinks She’s Cleopatra, Shield Yourself, and many many more
Adam Chamber Music Festival’s Gala dinner gives you a gourmet meal, fine wines, a surprise selection from the festival programme, a chance to catch up with old friends – what better way to start your Festival immersion!
Dedicated to the Festival’s Naming Sponsors, Denis and Verna Adam in appreciation of their visionary and long time support, our opening concert will sizzle from start to finish. Music from four centuries and four countries – let the magic begin!
A concert of firsts: The first of the cycle of Beethoven’s five cello sonatas, the first of our four world premieres, and the first set of luscious Schumann miniatures, plus Denes Varjon’s first chamber music performance in New Zealand.
Double cellos = double delight! Both in the fresh and vital Vivaldi Double Concerto and in the lusciously romantic Glazunov Quintet, enjoy seeing pairs of cellists sing together.
The intriguing sounds of South African composer Peter Klatzow’s mysterious Adagio Espressivo for violin and marimba open the concert and are followed by Beethoven’s wonderful G minor cello sonata.
Our wonderful Hungarian virtuoso opens his solo recital with Beethoven’s divine E Minor Sonata and continues with the remarkable Fantasy Pieces of Schumann. The second half is entirely Hungarian.