Over the coming weeks, SOUNZ will be curating a series of digital concerts from our existing content, featuring cornerstone repertoire alongside unfamiliar treasures just waiting to be discovered.  

Keep an eye on our social media platforms where we will post about the latest available concert. You can access previous concerts by clicking any of the links below. 

Sit back, relax, and let’s #keepthemusicgoing.

SOUNZ curated concerts

The Karlheinz Company

The Karlheinz Company

Programme | Hōtaka Guest curator: Eve de Castro-Robinson Founded in 1978 by John Rimmer, the Karlheinz Company is New Zealand’s oldest contemporary music ensemble, based at the School of Music, University of Auckland. John Elmsly was director from the mid-90s until...

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Improbable Dance

Improbable Dance

Programme | Hōtaka Michael Norris’s ‘Timedance’ is a collaboration with choreographer/filmmaker Daniel Belton. JS Bach’s Suite No. 2 in B Minor is deconstructed by way of stretching, elasticising, looping and the overlaying of modern harmonies so that the Bach is...

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Poetry

Poetry

Programme | Hōtaka Guest curator: Promethean Editions This concert celebrates some of the magnificent works published by Promethean Editions that incorporate words from New Zealand poets. First up is the winner of the 2007 SOUNZ Contemporary Award, Eve De...

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NZ Concerti with the NZSO

NZ Concerti with the NZSO

Programme | Hōtaka Guest curator: NZSO Co-curator Hamish McKeich conducts these two NZ concertos by two prominent Auckland composers Alex Taylor and Louise Webster. Alex Taylor’s Bassoon Concerto was written for bassoonist (and fellow composer) Ben Hoadley. Alex...

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He hokinga mahara | Reminiscence

He hokinga mahara | Reminiscence

Programme | Hōtaka Guest curator: NZSQ Four friends join the New Zealand String Quartet for this virtual concert of works by New Zealand composers. The programme celebrates the collaborative spirit and draws on themes of transience and reminiscence. The performance...

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The legacy of Jack Body

The legacy of Jack Body

Programme | Hōtaka The legacy of Jack Body Guest curator: Hamish McKeich & Bridget Douglas | NZSO Jack Body (1944-2015) was responsible for inspiring generations of composers through his teaching at Victoria University. Gareth, Michael and Chris all studied with...

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Aotearoa Plus

Aotearoa Plus

Programme | Hōtaka Aotearoa Plus Guest curator: Hamish McKeich & Bridget Douglas | NZSO All of these works were inspired by the land and people of Aotearoa.Anthony Ritchie’s ‘Albatross in Flight’ genesis came from the sight of an albatross gliding in strong...

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NZSO NYO Composers in Residence

NZSO NYO Composers in Residence

Programme | Hōtaka NZSO NYO Composers in Residence Guest curator: Hamish McKeich & Bridget Douglas | NZSO Guest curators from the NZSO, Hamish McKeich (Principal Conductor in Residence) and Bridget Douglas (Section Principal Flute) present works by three of...

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Keeping the tradition

Keeping the tradition

Programme | Hōtaka Keeping the tradition Guest curator: Elliot Vaughan | CMNZ Chamber Music New Zealand made its first commission in 1959, a trio for violin, cello and piano from Edwin Carr. CMNZ has commissioned another 87 pieces since, from over 40 New Zealand...

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Tectonic Echoes II

Tectonic Echoes II

Programme Guest curator: NZTrio NZTrio’s Tectonic series features intense examination of the fundamental forces that shape environments and communities: We bear witness to the evolving relationship between Māori and Pakeha, and also inspect the struggle between Cold...

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