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CONCERT SEASON

2018


Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

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Ko Ōtautahi tō tātau kāinga. Ko koutou tō tātau iwi. Ko koutou tō tātau hapori. Christchurch is our home. You are our people. You are our community. Celebrating 60 years of local talent, world class performances and our community.

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A message  

from the

Chief Conductor Our 2018 season is an opportunity to celebrate the CSO’s 60th birthday! This is a remarkable accomplishment for the entire CSO family to cherish and reflect on with great pride. It’s also a chance to perform music which marks this milestone whilst also looking to the future with a sense of optimism and excitement. The CSO journey has had its fair share of challenges that have played a part in shaping our character and identity. Without the ongoing support of you, our beloved CSO audience, none of our accomplishments would have been possible. Any success we have is shared by all involved with the CSO, but especially with you! We love performing for you and are committed to bringing you the highest possible musical experiences every year. 2018 is particularly poignant as it will be the last year where most of our concerts will be presented in the Air Force Museum. This has been a pivotal relationship for the CSO during these past five years. The first postquake CSO performance featured Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony and we can’t think of a more appropriate way to open this year’s Masterworks series.

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These concerts feature much loved repertoire by Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Grieg, Bruch, Ravel, Rachmaninov, Vaughan-Williams, Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Mussorgsky. We are also very proud to perform outstanding compositions by New Zealand composers Lyell Cresswell, John Young and Leonie Holmes, as well as classic 20th century works by Peter Maxwell-Davies, award winning composer Bernard Hermann and Freidrich Gulda. In 2018, the CSO welcomes returning New Zealand soloists Natalia Lomeiko, Michael Houstoun, Ashley Brown, Jenny Wollerman, and our own Helen Webby. We also welcome British violinist Andrew Haveron as well as the debut of three outstanding young pianists: Tony Chen Lin, Nikolay Khozyainov and Jayson Gillham. Soloists of this calibre are not to be missed! It is a particular delight to continue our successful Beca Artist Series with two concerts; one directed by our star concertmaster Martin Riseley and the other by prodigious Israeli violinist and conductor Shlomo Mintz. These concerts promise to be a real treat. The popular CSO Presents series gives the orchestra a chance to reach out to a wide range of music lovers. From a brilliant concert of Kurt Weill with an all-star NZ cast led by Luke Di Somma, through the Music of Moana, Last Night of the Proms, A Festive Christmas and Music Trails through the Library. We even have a concert of NZ pop music from the 80’s which will no doubt require some dancing in the aisles. The 60th birthday dinner and PwC Opera at Pegasus Bay will also be special events so book early to not miss out. We hope you are as excited about the 2018 season as we are. As we all know, 60 is the new 40, so it is with a very youthful exuberance that I invite you to join us, the CSO family, in 2018 and continue to share in our special journey together.

BENJAMIN NORTHEY  Chief Conductor

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A message   from the CEO In 2018, the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra marks its 60th Anniversary. We’re incredibly proud to have reached this significant milestone and invite you to join us for a year-long musical celebration. From our initial beginnings as the John Ritchie Strings to the present day, the CSO has been built through the dedicated hard work of many, many people; musicians, audiences, staff, trustees, sponsors and donors. The orchestra has flourished because of the service of this passionate group and on behalf of the organisation today, I thank them all. The orchestra has become a 21st century community asset for the people of our region with a reach that extends beyond the concert stage to engage with new audiences and different parts of the community. Through our broad range of concerts and award winning community engagement programme, we bring music into the lives of over 100,000 Cantabrians each year. I would like to offer a special thank you to the people who appear in this brochure. These people play a special part in this orchestra in many different ways, through attending concerts, playing in the orchestra, volunteering and encouraging us. They are some of our passionate supporters, some of whom have been carrying the CSO torch since 1960. There has never been a better time to subscribe to the CSO and, with sold-out concerts during 2017, I encourage you to do so. There are a range of subscription options available for you to choose from including the tremendously popular Masters package. I look forward to seeing you at a CSO concert soon.

GRETCHEN LA ROCHE  Chief Executive Officer

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Community Engagement Through our Community Engagement Programme, we seek to enrich the lives of our community in diverse and innovative ways, including hands-on experiences, participant-led collaborations and active learning.

KARAWHIUA! LET'S PLAY!

ENCOUNTER

Karawhiua! Let’s Play! is our critically acclaimed school residency programme, in which CSO musicians embed themselves in one school over the course of a week to work with students from all year groups to develop a variety of music-based projects that are presented to the school community in a final concert.

The Encounter Programme provides opportunities for people to experience and interact with live music in many ways. Primary School Visits Throughout the year, CSO musicians visit primary schools around Christchurch and the greater Christchurch area to perform for students, demonstrate their instruments, and introduce the various elements of music making. The  students can ask questions, have a go on the instruments and conduct the musicians.

Students develop confidence, concentration and creative enterprise in addition to teamwork skills. Student leadership and creative input are actively encouraged.

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Music Trails

“ I wanted to do this to get out of my cell and because it

In partnership with the Christchurch City Libraries, Music Trails is a series of concerts held in different libraries across Christchurch. CSO wind, string, brass, percussion and mixed ensembles visit the city libraries every month to perform for children and their caregivers in free concerts that are filled with dancing, singing and storytelling. This is a wonderful opportunity for our youngest citizens to experience live classical music for the first time. In 2018, we are expanding the series of concerts to include libraries in the Selwyn District.

is good to learn new things. I have been to prison before and I decided, on this sentence, I would try new things because I want to make changes in my life. I found it really hard because I don't have a background in music, but I was determined to stick it out for the full week and make the graduation. I want the certificate so that I can show my mum I am making changes.

KARAWHIUA ARTS PROGRAMME PARTICIPANT

“ (Learning new skills) just builds into this sense of

Compose Yourself

'I could do something new, I could do life differently,

In this engaging and fun programme designed especially for children, audience members have the chance to compose their own piece of music during the concert and have the orchestra perform it on stage. Compose Yourself features instruments made from household items such as funnels, bottles, and garden hoses, to demonstrate how anything can make music.

I can be known for something other than being a bad boy'. It builds another narrative of who you can be.

CAREY EWING, PATHWAY REINTEGRATION MANAGER

Rest Home Recitals CSO ensembles visit retirement and lifestyle villages, including homes for those suffering from dementia. Performances include a range of popular classics as well as lots of opportunities for residents to meet and chat with the musicians.

PLATFORM Our Platform Programme takes music into correctional facilities, providing participants with opportunities to develop new skills through music and creative expression. In 2017, in partnership with Pathway Reintegration, the CSO launched a pilot programme at Christchurch Men's Prison Youth Offenders Unit to encourage the young men to try something new, build confidence and develop communication skills. Over the course of the week, twelve participants of the Karawhiua Arts Programme, aged 17 to 20, learned ukulele, guitar and percussion skills including learning how to read music, and presented their work in a concert at the end of the week for their whanau, peers, and corrections officers. One corrections officer said, "I’ve been working here for 18 years and that’s the best bit of stuff I’ve seen from young  men [in the unit]."

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AMPLIFY

“ The collaboration with the CSO musicians:

Helen Webby (Harpist) and Mark La Roche(Timpanist)

The Amplify Programme aims to provide opportunities for people of all abilities to experience, participate in and express themselves through music.

was hugely rewarding. Each brought distinctive music to the show and the opportunity to see and hear live music was profound for many in the audience. The music

Over the past couple of years, the CSO has collaborated with integrated dance company Jolt to work with people of all abilities. In 2016, the CSO, with Jolt, received an Arts Access Highly Commended Award for our interactive performance of Fish, which involved dance with live music, storytelling and other sensory elements. We also work with Jolt on 'Move', a training programme for people with disabilities aimed at helping them find their artistic voice.

provided the key connection to the story, the feeling and

In the future we will be offering our highly successful Karawhiua! Let's Play! residency programme to schools that have special needs learning units.

the final death of the fish – he sat on the floor  in front

characters. Lou was a profoundly autistic young man who attended the show. He found it difficult to watch the action and was tactile sensitive – not wanting to touch props or be touched. He loved the music though and spent most of the show in the performance space. As the music changed, his response would change: initially restless and moving, when the final nets were brought out for of the harp and timpani and quietly rocked. LYN COTTON, JOLT

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Conducting Workshops

This programme provides opportunities for musicians of all ages and abilities to develop their musical skills and knowledge.

Our conducting workshops provide professional development for community orchestra conductors, music teachers and emerging young conductors. These workshops are led by CSO conductors including our Chief Conductor, Benjamin Northey.

Masterclasses

Composition Workshops

Every year the CSO hosts masterclasses for students, their teachers and the wider musical community by visiting soloists and critically acclaimed musicians from all around the globe. Such artists have included oboist Gordon Hunt, pianist Stephen De Pledge and violinist Ilya Gringolts.

Our composition workshops introduce young musicians and aspiring composers to basic composition techniques, inspiring them to take these building blocks to create their own soundscapes. The students have the opportunity to compose a short piece which is performed by CSO musicians. Orchestral Sectionals Orchestral sectionals are just one of the many ways we share our love and excitement for playing in the CSO with the rest of our community. Not only do we give advice and share tips and tricks, but we also build a lasting rapport with musicians and performers in our city.

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Secondary Schools Orchestra Festival In association with the Canterbury Westland Secondary Music Teachers Association the CSO presents the annual Secondary Schools Orchestra Festival, a two day event that supports and encourages orchestral music making within our high schools. Elaine P Snowden Scholarship This scholarship is available to University of Canterbury students and supports them with opportunities to perform in selected CSO concerts during a 12 month period. This scholarship is administered by the University of Canterbury Foundation. Internship Programme Up to two young musicians are selected annually to receive lessons, mentoring and rehearsal access to the CSO with the aim of introducing them to the professional orchestral environment. This programme is generously supported by Alison Barwick.

FLOURISH This is a new area of focus under development for the CSO, emphasising health and wellbeing through music. This programme will have two key areas of attention – youth mental health and dementia.

The CSO would like to thank Guoan Tian for his support of all CSO Community Engagement Programme activities in Christchurch.

For more information on the CSO’s Community Engagement Programme, please contact Cathy Irons, Programme Leader PHONE

03 943 7797 

EMAIL

communityengagement@cso.co.nz

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Meet the Orchestra BENJAMIN NORTHEY  Chief Conductor

Violin 1

MARTIN RISELEY  Concertmaster

CONCERTMASTER EMERITUS

PRINCIPAL

Jan van den Berg

Iryna Ionenko

SARAH MCCRACKEN  Assistant Concertmaster

Gretchen Anderson Carlo Ballara

Violin 2

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL

Milana Kornienko

Jennie Goldstein

Gina Crawford

Amandine Guerin

Cornelia Didenco

Susan Higgs

Bistra Joachim Dimitrova

Cathy Irons

Nicola Fogden-Smith

Bogdan Kievski

Pamela Hooper

Anne Lardner

Rebecca Leathwick

Alexander Lashuk

Julie Pettitt

Natalia Lomeiko

Juno Pyun

Nicholas Pittar Sarang Roberts Claire Shatford Jonathan Tanner

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Bassoon

Tuba

PRINCIPAL

PRINCIPAL

Selena Orwin

Nigel Seaton

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL

Julie Link Melanie Chua

Horn PRINCIPAL

Ian Wildsmith

Timpani PRINCIPAL

Mark La Roche

Percussion PRINCIPAL

Brett Painter

Antonio Dimitrov

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL

David Mueller-Cajar

Roanna Funcke

Bernard Shapiro

SUB PRINCIPAL

Julian Weir

Jeremy Thin

Viola

Double Bass

PRINCIPAL

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL

Serenity Thurlow

Ross Radford

PRINCIPAL

Harp

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL

PRINCIPAL EMERITUS

Thomas Eves

PRINCIPAL

Sharon Baylis

Viktor Filippochkin

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL

Helen Webby

Ian Bolton

Matthew Harris

Kerrin Brizzell

Yuri Lomeiko

Elizabeth Charters

Gerald Oliver

Beth Goodwin Philippa Lodge Valeriy Maksymov Pippa Mills Sandra Radford Vyvyan Yendoll

Flute PRINCIPAL

Anthony Ferner ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL

Margo Askin Matthew Lee

Cello PRINCIPAL

Galyna Zelinska ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL

Tomas Hurnik Caroline Blackmore Dmitri Bulgakov Naomi Hnat Taylor Lin Maggie Ma

Oboe

Trumpet

Douglas Brush

Slade Hocking Cameron Pearce

Piano/Celeste Timothy Emerson

Trombone

Melanie Lina

PRINCIPAL

Hamish Oliver

Karl Margevka ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL

Scott Taitoko

Bass Trombone PRINCIPAL

Pablo Ruiz Henao

PRINCIPAL

Jennifer Johnson ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL

Ashleigh Mowbray Wendy Coxon Susan McKeich

Clarinet ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL

Jonathan Prior John Robinson

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2018 Season   Calendar FEB

03 FEB

17 FEB

24 MAR

03 MAR

07 MAR

08–16 MAR

24 APR

04 APR

07

PwC Opera at Pegasus Bay

APR

14

(Rain Date 4th Feb) Pegasus Bay Winery, Waipara

Sparks

MAY

02

Hagley Park

Lamb & Hayward Masterworks

MAY

Eroica

03

Air Force Museum of NZ, Wigram

Christchurch City Choir

CSO Presents

Music Trails Upper Riccarton Library

CSO Presents

Music Trails Rolleston (Selwyn District Libraries)

National Concerto Competition Aurora Centre

CSO Presents

Music Trails Matuku Takotako – Sumner Library

NZ Opera Season Isaac Theatre Royal

CSO Presents

Lamb & Hayward Masterworks

MAY

Pathétique

12

Charles Luney Auditorium

CSO Presents

MAY

Music Trails

14

Papanui Library

BECA Artist Series

MAY

Shlomo Mintz

19

Charles Luney Auditorium

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Music for the People – Kurt Weill

Isaac Theatre Royal

CSO Presents

Music Trails Lincoln (Selwyn District Libraries)

BECA CSO Diamond Anniversary Dinner Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu


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MAY

26 JUN

06 JUN

08–09 JUN

16 JUL

04

Lamb & Hayward Masterworks

Sin City, Golden City Charles Luney Auditorium

CSO Presents

Music Trails Shirley Library

Royal NZ Ballet Season Isaac Theatre Royal

Lamb & Hayward Masterworks

SEP

Fear and Courage

05

Air Force Museum of NZ, Wigram

CSO Presents

SEP

Music Trails

08

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

CSO Presents JUL

07 JUL

28

The Music of Moana

SEP

22

performed by Te Vaka Isaac Theatre Royal

BECA Artist Series

OCT

Martin Riseley

03

Charles Luney Auditorium

CSO Presents AUG

01 AUG

18 SEP

01

Music Trails

NOV

10

Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre

Lamb & Hayward Masterworks

NOV

Myths and Legends

23–25

Charles Luney Auditorium

CSO Presents

DEC

Last Night of the Proms

08

Isaac Theatre Royal

DEC

19 P. 15

CSO Presents

Music Trails Fendalton

CSO Presents

NZ Music of the 80s Horncastle Arena

Lamb & Hayward Masterworks

Brothers in Arms Air Force Museum of NZ, Wigram

CSO Presents

Music Trails Central

Lamb & Hayward Masterworks

Pictures at an Exhibition Air Force Museum of NZ, Wigram

Royal NZ Ballet Season Isaac Theatre Royal

Christchurch City Choir

CSO Presents

A Festive Christmas Isaac Theatre Royal


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PwC Opera at Pegasus Bay TAHU MATHESON  Conductor AMELIA BERRY  Soprano HENRY CHOO  Tenor JAMES IOELU  Bass Baritone DATE

3rd February (Rain Date 4th February)

TIME

2:30pm

VENUE

Pegasus Bay Winery, Waipara

Back by popular demand, we’re delighted to be including, once again in our concert season, an afternoon of magnificent music accompanied by fine wine and food, set in the idyllic surroundings of the Pegasus Bay Winery. PwC Opera at Pegasus Bay is the ideal end-of-holiday treat and, just before Waitangi Day, makes the perfect starter to a summer weekend in Canterbury. In partnership with New Zealand Opera we bring you some of the leading operatic voices from Australasia, who will perform an array of arias and music from world-famous operas, backed by the power of a full orchestra under the baton of Tahu Matheson. Bring your picnic, chairs and rugs and settle in for a glorious afternoon. An outstanding selection of Pegasus Bay wines along with other beverages and food can be purchased on site. Pegasus Bay Restaurant is also offering the opportunity to indulge with a threecourse feasting menu. This can be purchased through the CSO and is in addition to the concert ticket. Coach transport to and from the city is also available.

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BECA CSO Diamond Anniversary Dinner BENJAMIN NORTHEY  Chief Conductor DATE

19th May

TIME

7:30pm

VENUE

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu

For 60 years, the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra has been at the heart of musical life in Christchurch. Please join us as we mark the occasion of our Diamond Anniversary with a black-tie gala event. This evening of celebration and fundraising will feature a sumptuous dinner, performances by the CSO, special guest artists, an auction and other opportunities to contribute to the future of the orchestra, ensuring our success for another 60 years. Tickets to this event can be purchased directly from the CSO at www.cso.co.nz or 03 943 7797.

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L A M B & H AY WA R D

Master works Eroica  Pathétique  Sin City, Golden City Fear and Courage  Myths and Legends  Brothers in Arms Pictures at an Exhibition

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Eroica The 2018 Lamb & Hayward Masterworks season

BENJAMIN NORTHEY  Chief Conductor

opens with a flourish of new sounds from

NATALIA LOMEIKO  Violin

Christchurch born composer, John Young. This work has been commissioned to celebrate the 60th

YOUNG  CSO Commission (World Premiere) BRUCH  Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor

Anniversary of the founding of the CSO, and we

BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"

invite you to celebrate with us at its premiere. We welcome back internationally renowned violinist Natalia Lomeiko to perform Bruch’s luxuriant Concerto No 1 in G minor. Said by Beethoven to be his favourite, his third symphony is an astonishing piece of music that takes us on a profound and ultimately uplifting emotional journey. Not only was the symphony revolutionary in its musical context, but it was originally intended to celebrate Napoleon Bonaparte and his stance against political tyranny. Upon Napoleon declaring himself Emperor, Beethoven famously scratched out the dedication to Napoleon and renamed the symphony The Heroic (Eroica) instead.

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DATE

24th February

TIME

7:30pm

VENUE

Air Force Museum of NZ, Wigram


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Pathétique Tchaikovsky’s dramatic and powerful Sixth

BENJAMIN NORTHEY  Chief Conductor

Symphony is a masterful example of the

TONY CHEN LIN  Piano

composer at the full height of his power.

HOLMES  Ancient Rhythms

He considered it to be “the best thing I ever composed or shall compose”, which proved to be sadly prophetic, as Tchaikovsky died of cholera shortly after the symphony’s first performance. Ravel was a great admirer of jazz and what he described as “its rich and diverting rhythm”. Imbued with jazz influences and overflowing with exuberance, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major also features moments of languid expressiveness and refined elegance. Currently based in Berlin, New Zealand pianist Tony Chen Lin joins the CSO to perform Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major. Leonie Holmes’ Ancient Rhythms was inspired by the poem “The Journey” by Tessa Stephens and features powerful percussion and dramatic orchestral interjections.

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RAVEL  Piano Concerto in G major TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique” DATE

24th March

TIME

7:30pm

VENUE

Charles Luney Auditorium


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Sin City, Golden City Michael Houstoun, one of New Zealand’s most

GEMMA NEW  Conductor

respected musicians, returns to perform Lyell

MICHAEL HOUSTOUN  Piano

Cresswell’s second piano concerto, a work

DAVIES  Mavis in Las Vegas

inspired by the chorales of JS Bach.

CRESSWELL  Piano Concerto No. 2 MOZART  Symphony No. 38 "Prague"

In 1787, Mozart visited Prague, also known as the Golden City, where he received a rock-star welcome following the tremendous success of his recent opera, The Marriage of Figaro. Admired and celebrated, Mozart was the toast of the town. In between the parties and elaborate dinners, Mozart held the first performance of his 38th Symphony, “Prague”, which astounded audiences and critics with its innovation and brilliance. Inspired by a trip to Las Vegas during a BBC Philharmonic tour to the USA, Peter Maxwell Davies’ “Mavis in Las Vegas” is a brash and sassy tribute to the Sin City.

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DATE

26th May

TIME

7:30pm

VENUE

Charles Luney Auditorium


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Fear and Courage BENJAMIN NORTHEY  Chief Conductor

During Stalin’s purges of 1937, Dimitri Shostakovich

NIKOLAY KHOZYAINOV  Piano

was denounced by the Communist Party who

HERRMANN  Psycho, A Suite for Strings

decried his most recent works as endangering

PROKOFIEV  Piano Concerto No. 3

the Soviet people. Under tremendous pressure,

SHOSTAKOVICH  Symphony No. 5

Shostakovich responded with his Fifth Symphony.

DATE

16th June

TIME

7:30pm

VENUE

Air Force Museum of NZ, Wigram

The symphony concludes with a triumphant, rousing march. Officials regarded it as a celebration of Stalin’s regime, while the audience heard it as a coded protest of the ruling system and responded with a 30 minute standing ovation. The New York Times wrote, “The Music World is taking note of Nikolay Khozyainov’s stunning virtuosity and prodigious technique.” Twenty-five year-old Russian pianist Khozyainov was the youngest finalist in the International Chopin Piano Competition and has delighted audiences around the world with sold out recitals and concerto engagements. He joins the CSO to perform Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Bernard Herrmann created one of the most recognisable film scores  of all time when he wrote the music for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 movie, Psycho. Credited by Hitchcock as one of the factors that led to the success of the film, Herrmann’s music has also enjoyed enduring success in the concert hall.

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Myths and Legends Telling the adventures of the Norwegian folk

TOM WOODS  Chief Conductor Emeritus

anti-hero, Peer Gynt, Grieg’s music captures the

ASHLEY BROWN  Cello  HELEN WEBBY  Harp

magic of the fairy tale characters from the ominous, frenzied “Hall of the Mountain King” to the

DEBUSSY  Sacred and Profane Dances GULDA  Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra

lyrical beauty of “Solveig’s Song”.

GRIEG  Peer Gynt Suites 1 and 2

Evoking an atmosphere of ancient religiosity, Debussy’s Sacred and Profane Dances contrast the opening mood of spiritual contemplation with an earthy dance infused with Spanish character.

DATE

18th August

TIME

7:30pm

VENUE

Charles Luney Auditorium

Gulda’s Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra was commissioned and premiered by Heinrich Schiff in 1981 and was described by critics as “a knock-out”. It features swinging big band riffs, melodious folk tunes, classical gestures and virtuostic cadenza passages. Performing this tour de force, cellist Ashley Brown joins the CSO for the New Zealand premiere of this concerto.

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Brothers in Arms BENJAMIN NORTHEY  Chief Conductor

In 1907, Ralph Vaughan Williams moved to

ANDREW HAVERON  Violin

Paris to study orchestration with Maurice Ravel.

RAVEL  Le Tombeau de Couperin

This was the beginning of an enduring friendship

WILLIAMS  The Lark Ascending

that spanned a world war and sent British music

WILLIAMS  Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No. 3)

in an entirely new direction.

DATE

22nd September

TIME

7:30pm

VENUE

Air Force Museum of NZ, Wigram

At the outbreak of the First World War, both composers enlisted for active duty, serving in ambulance brigades. Profoundly affected by his experiences, Ravel composed Le Tombeau de Couperin as an homage to his friends who had lost their lives during the conflict. Rather than being a sombre piece, Le Tombeau is a light-hearted, virtuosic work with Ravel commenting, “the dead are sad enough, in their eternal silence.” Vaughan Williams also sought to express his harrowing war time experiences through music, composing what is considered to be his greatest work, the Pastoral Symphony. Incorporating a trumpet solo inspired by an army bugler he had heard practising, it also includes echoes of The Lark Ascending and The Last Post. Sydney Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster and former Concertmaster of the BBC Symphony Andrew Haveron joins the CSO to perform Vaughan Williams’ idyllic The Lark Ascending.

Pictures at an Exhibition BENJAMIN NORTHEY  Chief Conductor

The final concert of the 2018 Lamb and Hayward

JAYSON GILLHAM   Piano

Masterworks Series takes a musical gallery tour of

CRESSWELL  Dancing on a Volcano RACHMANINOV  Piano Concerto No. 2 MUSSORGSKY ARR. RAVEL

Pictures at an Exhibition DATE

10th November

TIME

7:30pm

VENUE

Air Force Museum of NZ, Wigram

Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Inspired by images created by friend and artist Victor Hartmann, the brilliant orchestration of Ravel takes us into the peculiar world of gnomes, down into the depths of the Parisian Catacombs, before reaching The Great Gate of Kiev complete with pealing bells. Awarded first prize in the 2014 Montreal International Music Competition, Australian/UK pianist Jayson Gillham performs Rachmaninov’s astounding second piano concerto. Considered by many to be one of the greatest piano concertos of all time, it is a masterpiece of lyricism and technical brilliance.

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CSO Presents Music Trails  Music for the People - Kurt Weill   The Music of Moana performed by Te Vaka  Last Night of the Proms NZ Music of the 80s   A Festive Christmas

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Music Trails DATE

March - October

Back by popular demand, we’re pleased

TIME

10:30am

to offer Music Trails in partnership with

VENUE

Christchurch City Public Libraries

the Christchurch City Public Libraries and Selwyn District Libraries Music.

First Wednesday of the month March–October 7th Mar 4th Apr 2nd May 6th Jun 4th Jul 1st Aug 5th Sep 3rd Oct

From March to October, CSO ensembles will perform in Christchurch libraries, introducing the instruments of the orchestra through fun and interactive 45-minute performances for all ages.

Matuku Takotako – Sumner Library Papanui Upper Riccarton Shirley Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre Fendalton Central

In addition, we will also be visiting libraries in Lincoln and Rolleston. Music Trails performances are free of charge.

Selwyn District Libraries 3rd May 14th May

Rolleston Lincoln

Music for the people From the decadence of the Weimar Republic in 1920s Germany to the glittering lights of New York’s Broadway, Kurt Weill’s music was a sensation. A stellar cast of Amelia Berry, Phoebe Hurst and Todd Emerson will perform Weill’s own classics “Mac the Knife”, “Alabama Song” and “Pirate Jenny” as well as music inspired by him including songs from “Cabaret”, “The Cradle Will Rock” and many more. Under the direction of Luke Di Somma, composer of That Bloody Woman, the CSO invites you to join us for a night of satire, corruption and excess.

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Kurt Weill LUKE DI SOMMA  Conductor AMELIA BERRY  PHOEBE HURST TODD EMERSON  Vocals DATE

12th May

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7:30pm

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Isaac Theatre Royal


1958 - 2018

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Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

The Music of Moana

Performed by Te Vaka

Performing their own hit music from the award-

DATE

7th July

winning Disney blockbuster Moana, Te Vaka joins

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6:00pm

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Isaac Theatre Royal

the CSO for a magical night of music inspired by the songs and stories of the Pasifika region. In addition, the award-winning ensemble will bring to the Isaac Theatre Royal stage a variety of uplifting and energetic musical offerings that will have you bouncing in your seats. Having performed in 40 different countries and released eight internationally-acclaimed albums, including under the Walt Disney label, Pasifika ensemble Te Vaka produces and performs original contemporary music and dance from the South Pacific region. The ensemble has won multiple awards, including Best Pacific Album and Best Pacific Song in the New Zealand Music Awards on numerous occasions. Their music for Moana reached No. 1 on the Billboard Soundtrack Album charts and remained there for many months. Ideal for the whole family, this early evening concert is guaranteed to delight the young and young at heart.

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Last Night of the Proms BRIAN LAW  Conductor DATE

1st September

TIME

7:30pm

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Isaac Theatre Royal

This annual crowd-pleaser returns to the Isaac Theatre Royal for what is guaranteed to be a right-royal-knees-up. Let the pomp and circumstance begin when Proms Maestro Brian Law leads the orchestra, choir and soloists through a witty evening of great classics and audience fun. Eagerly anticipated are the second half favourites of Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia and Jerusalem where full voice and streamer throwing, although not compulsory, are certainly highly encouraged.

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NZ Music of the 80s DAVID KAY  Conductor JULIA DEANS  ANNA CODDINGTON BELLA KALOLO  RIA HALL

It was the decade of the Springbok Tour, the under-arm bowl, New Zealand becoming nuclear-free and Rachel Hunter telling us that you Can’t Beat a Trumpet

DATE

8th September

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7:30pm

It was also the decade when New Zealand was alive with music.

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Horncastle Arena

Join us as we pay homage to the Golden Age of Kiwi Music featuring songs by NZ greats including Split Enz, Dance Exponents, Dave Dobbyn, Sharon O’Neill and many more. A star-studded cast of singers will be accompanied by the full rock symphonic splendour of the CSO. Big hair, head bands and leg warmers are optional, but we do recommend you come ready to dance and sing all night.

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A Festive Christmas The CSO’s annual festive musical offering is a

BENJAMIN NORTHEY  Chief Conductor

great way to start your seasonal celebrations. Bursting with a joyful selection of sparkling musical delights, seasonal orchestral favourites and popular yuletide carols, and featuring special guest soloists, the CSO’s Chief Conductor Benjamin Northey leads the orchestra on a night of good cheer.

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DATE

19th December

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6:30pm

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Isaac Theatre Royal


1958 - 2018

BECA

Artist Series Shlomo Mintz   Martin Riseley

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1958 - 2018

Shlomo Mintz Legendary violinist Shlomo Mintz features

SHLOMO MINTZ  Violin/Director

as soloist in Mendelssohn’s lyrical Concerto

MENDELSSOHN  Concerto for Violin in E minor

for Violin in E minor before directing the

BRAHMS  Symphony No. 3

orchestra in Brahms’ symphonic masterpiece, his third symphony. Mintz is regarded as one of the foremost violinists of our time, esteemed for his impeccable musicianship, stylistic versatility and commanding technique.

DATE

7th April

TIME

7:30pm

VENUE

Charles Luney Auditorium

He regularly appears with the most celebrated orchestras and conductors on the international stage and is also frequently sought out as a recitalist and chamber musician.

Martin Riseley CSO Concertmaster Martin Riseley

MARTIN RISELEY  Violin/Director

leads the orchestra on an exotic musical

ROSSINI  Overture to An Italian Girl in Algiers

journey along the Silk Road.

MOZART  Concerto for Violin in A major

K. 219 "Turkish" He will also feature as soloist, performing Mozart’s Concerto for Violin in A major K. 219 and Tchaikovsky’s bittersweet Sérénade Mélancolique.

TCHAIKOVSKY  Sérénade Mélancolique PROKOFIEV  Classical Symphony DATE

28th July

TIME

7:30pm

VENUE

Charles Luney Auditorium

New Zealand violinist Martin Riseley won the TVNZ 1988 Young Musicians’ Competition and went on to study at Juilliard School with Dorothy DeLay, where he completed Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts Degrees. He was subsequently Concertmaster of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra for fifteen years. He has played chamber music with some of the leading musicians of our time, including Pinchas Zukerman, Yo Yo Ma and John Kimura Parker.

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Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

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1958 - 2018

Orchestrating a vibrant future We are the problem-solvers – the thinkers, the creators, the planners and practitioners - who, together with our clients and communities, are helping create a vibrant future for Christchurch.

Proud supporters of the CSO.

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Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

Thank you to the Player Partner Patrons who have supported us in 2017. CONDUCTOR’S PODIUM

CELLO

PRINCIPAL HORN

Sir Robertson Stewart & Dame Adrienne Stewart, DNZM, QSM, LLD (Hon)

Ada Tian & Ricky Lee

Sonata & Allegro Syndicates – Lesley & Gale Fursdon, Gwyn Rogers, Peter Barton, Jenny Pinney, Jennifer Jackson, Gay Longbottom, Elizabeth Winkworth, Dr Alistair & Susan Stokes, Lorraine Logan & David Martin, Bernice & Murray Ireland, Michael Marshall, Lynette & Paul Jones, Keith & Patsy Wardell

CHIEF CONDUCTOR

Ernest & Catherine Henshaw CONCERTMASTER

CSO Foundation ASSISTANT CONCERTMASTER

Mark Hickman & Doris Barnard FIRST VIOLIN

Bruce & Mary Irvine Farina Thompson Charitable Trust Friends of CSO Lamb & Hayward Dr Prue Tobin Robin & Ralph Redpath Lyndsey Hadlee David & Hilary Stock Chancellors Syndicate – Dr Robin & Mrs Annette Mann, Dr John & Mrs Rose Wood, Dr Rex & Mrs Jan Williams Jubilee Syndicate – Anthony Wright, Selene Manning, Jenny May, Julie King, Maree Inwood, Jenny Harper, Hon Margaret Austin

Sir Robert & Barbara, Lady Stewart Cantabile Syndicate – Richard & Jeannie Gluyas, Felicity Price, Nancy, Lady Stewart, Kate Stutter, Jeremy & Lynley Smith Pianissimo Syndicate – Bill Luff & Monica Hunter, Brendan Wood & Gerald Johnstone PRINCIPAL DOUBLE BASS

Bernice & Murray Ireland

PRINCIPAL TRUMPET

DOUBLE BASS

Dame Adrienne Stewart DNZM, QSM, LLD (Hon)

Ruvae Britten PRINCIPAL FLUTE

Hon Philip & Mrs Ros Burden ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL FLUTE

Steve & Vicki Clarke PICCOLO

Jacqui & Newell Grenfell PRINCIPAL OBOE

Wroxton Inc - John & Claire Vale, Richard and Kate Burtt, Stephen and Liz Collins, Dame Adrienne Stewart, Jenny May ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL OBOE

PRINCIPAL SECOND VIOLIN

Syndicate – Murray & Co, Bruce & Diana Carey, Sue Stubenvoll

Sheelagh Thompson

COR ANGLAIS

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL SECOND VIOLIN

Linda & Warwick Webb

Syndicate – Martine Marshall-Durieux & Bruce Whitfield, Sid & Jane Ashton, Christopher Bonner, Anonymous SECOND VIOLIN

Michael & Lesley Petterson OL Sheelagh Thompson Ada Tian & Ricky Lee ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL VIOLA

Margaret Hutchings Charitable Trust VIOLA

Dr Prue Tobin Rob & Denise Murfitt Syndicate – Peter & Kay Squires

Syndicate – Kay Giles & Barry Stephenson, James Baines & Brigid Buckenham, Richard & Janet Francis, Krisztina Kormoczi, Caroline Murray, Colin & Tina Ross ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL CLARINET

Syndicate – Dr Shailer & Mrs Jane Weston, Jan Webley

PRINCIPAL BASSOON

Syndicate – John Clemens & Paula Jameson, Simon & Belinda Mortlock, Lorna Leonard

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Sheelagh Thompson

Farina Thompson Charitable Trust CONTRA BASSOON

Cavell Leitch

TRUMPET

Dame Adrienne Stewart, DNZM, QSM, LLD (Hon) PRINCIPAL TROMBONE

Syndicate – Roger & Barbara Barker, Carolyn Tapley, Tony & Margaret Sewell, Peter Rae ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL TROMBONE

Syndicate – Clare & Justin Murray, Chris Milne & Juliet Ayrey, Andrew & Kathy Meads, Michael & Phoebe Fulton, Darren & Tania Burden, Brett & Sarah Gamble Robin & Ralph Redpath PRINCIPAL TIMPANI

Coral Mazlin-Hill & Craig Welsh ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL PERCUSSION

Adrian & Amanda Currie PERCUSSION

Bob & Vicki Blyth Syndicate – Dr Peter & Jane Wilkinson, Bruce & Diana Carey, Margaret Hutchings Charitable Trust, Melissa & Marty Benge PIANO

BASS CLARINET

Peter Gudsell & Joanna Waddington

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Dr Therese Arseneau & Dr Don Elder Winton & Glenys Ball

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Christchurch Casino CELESTE

CSO Foundation ORGAN

Peter & Kay Squires HARP

Syndicate – Jilly, Michael & Christopher Marshall, Kaye Johnson, Mary Roberts, Louise Edwards & Malcom Ratt, Shellie McEntee


1958 - 2018

Supporting the Orchestra We exist for our community, but we can’t do it without you. In 2018, the CSO is celebrating its 60th year and we are proud to be the orchestra of this city. Today we present more than 20 staged concerts every year and operate an extensive Community Engagement Programme that brings music into the lives of thousands of Cantabrians. We also provide the music for many other local and national organisations, including the Royal New Zealand Ballet, New Zealand Opera, the New Zealand International Film Festival and Christchurch City Choir. Our orchestra was born of the support of people like you; people who believed Christchurch deserved access to world class arts and culture at a local level. Together we have achieved so much over the years and now the future is brighter than ever. 2018 is a pivotal point in the CSO’s history. Not only does it mark an auspicious jubilee year but also the cusp of the CSO’s re-homing in the Christchurch Town Hall, bringing the orchestra back into the heart of the city. Our vision for the future is to find further ways to work with the wider community, using music as a medium for achieving positive outcomes for all. We are well on our way to realising this, and already the CSO offers many other opportunities for our community, particularly young people and those who may not otherwise have access to live music, the chance to engage with our performances and a huge array of educational activities. Our Community Engagement Programme reaches more than 12,000 participants throughout Canterbury each year, in pre, primary and high schools, prisons, lifestyle villages, libraries and community halls, offering free-of-charge programmes. We love providing outstanding musical experiences to the people of Christchurch and many other community benefits. However, orchestras cannot survive on ticket sales alone, especially as we strive to keep prices as accessible as possible. Your help makes all the difference. There are a number of ways you can help. Your support ensures the CSO will remain a vital cultural and educational asset to Christchurch and its people.

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PLAYER PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME The Player Partnership Programme is our most important source of philanthropic support, underpinning everything we do. By becoming a Player Partner, YOU make the music happen. This annual programme can be joined at any time and affords opportunities to connect with our players through a series of behind the scenes experiences and special events, including a sophisticated annual thank-you gala. Supporters are listed within CSO collateral throughout the year, unless otherwise requested. Options for support are flexible. You can either contribute as an individual, group or business and the investment can be tailored to your means. Whether you can contribute $200 or $4000, it all makes a difference in ensuring the future of the CSO and the many community benefits resulting from our work. Your philanthropy is recognised as a tax deductible donation. Join a syndicate

From $200

Support a Section Player

$2000

Support an Associate Principal Player

$3000

Support a Principal Player

$4000

MUSIC LIBRARY Every year, the CSO purchases scores to continue the expansion of our library. You can choose to support the CSO through helping to purchase a score, a very special contribution that goes on giving throughout the lifetime of the orchestra. Score donations are acknowledged in the concert programmes during the season and are tax deductible.

GENERAL DONATION The CSO welcomes general donations of any amount. Your donation will go towards supporting the orchestra’s concert and community engagement programmes, so that more people are able to benefit from our work. All donations over $5 are tax deductible and will be acknowledged with a receipt.

For further information please contact: The CSO Office PHONE

03 943 7797 

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office@cso.co.nz


1958 - 2018

Friends of CSO Membership to the Friends of CSO is open to all those who share a common interest in orchestral music, whether that is the great classics or songs from the shows. Our emphasis is on sharing enriching experiences through orchestral music, getting to know the players, others in the CSO family and each other. These are just some of the benefits you can expect: • By joining the Friends of CSO, you will be offered additional discounts on season tickets • Discounted concert programmes • Deepen your engagement with the orchestra with regular opportunities to meet the CSO players • Meet new people who share the enriching experience of orchestral music in a relaxed and informal atmosphere • Members-only invitations to selected open rehearsals, get the behind-the-scenes look at how concerts are prepared • Pre-order interval drinks at some concert venues and socialise with other members • Mid-week talks by the players and visiting performers • See the award-winning Community Engagement Programme in action We are also committed to supporting the orchestra financially. We welcome your donations, which will go towards specific projects such as the purchase of scores for the CSO Library. There’s nothing quite like a party with all your friends, so we will hold one major fundraising event each year to celebrate our orchestra and being a Friend of CSO. We invite you to join the circle of Friends of CSO. Annual subscriptions are very affordable at $50 for adults and $30 for seniors (over 65 years). We very much look forward to welcoming you.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries: Gordon Macadam, The Secretary PHONE   MAIL  

027 227 8215 

BUS  

384 6100 AH 

EMAIL  

friendsofcs@xtra.co.nz

Friends of Christchurch Symphony Orchestra Inc, PO Box 20092, Christchurch 8543

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CSO Foundation Trust The CSO Foundation Trust, created in 1994, is dedicated to securing the future of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. The Foundation is independent of the CSO Trust which governs the CSO but works in close harmony with the Board to support the orchestra.

The Foundation has three major projects: 1. The Foundation’s vision is to grow the endowment fund to a sufficient size that the income derived, after reinvestment to maintain the capital base, provides the orchestra with supplementary funding from time to time. 2. Providing a permanent home for the orchestra in Christchurch in conjunction with the artistic plan for our rebuilt city. 3. Purchasing instruments the orchestra needs. The CSO Foundation Trust is the proud supporter of CSO Concertmaster Martin Riseley. The CSO Foundation Trust is registered with the Charities Commission and gifts to the Foundation may be tax deductible in accordance with taxation legislation.

For further information, please contact:

Gifts to the Foundation of any size will make a difference to securing the future of music in Christchurch and the South Island. Please consider making the CSO Foundation Trust a beneficiary of your estate and leave a musical legacy for the orchestra.

The CSO Office PHONE  

03 943 7797 

EMAIL  

office@cso.co.nz

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56

A

49

54

22

48

58

1

16 15

11

19

23

3

20

18

15 14

20

5

1

21

19

17

13

10

8

18

52

20

18

22

21

55

53

19

16

12

9

12

8 7

5

54

18

17

15

14

11

6

17

19

WHEELCHAIR

STAGE

17 16

13 11

10

9

8

B RESERVE  

GA TE

3

SFL1

STAGE

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H 2

HH

GG

B RESERVE 

C RESERVE


1958 - 2018

SPARKS

Saturday 17 February 2018 7.30pm, North Hagley Park Sparks returns to Hagley Park with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra presenting a programme of beloved classics with special guests. The night concludes with a Fireworks Finale, set to fire at 9.30pm. Guaranteed enjoyment for the whole family! Rain date Sunday 18 February

FROM DECEMBER, CHECK OUT CCC.GOVT.NZ Proudly produced by

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Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch

A RESERVE 

PREMIUM 

B RESERVE 

C RESERVE 

K

K

J

J

W

I

I

V

V

H

H

U

U

G

G

F

F

E

E

D

D

C

C

B

B

GRAND CIRCLE / GALLERY

A

A

I

I

H

H

G

G

F

F

E

E

D

D

C

C

B

B

A

A

W

T

T

S

S

R

R

Q

Q

P

P

O

O

N

N

M

M

L

L

K

K

J

J

I

I

H

H

G

G

F

F

E

E D

D C

C B

B

A

A

BB

BB

AA

AA

CIRCLE

STALLS

Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch - The Music of Moana

PREMIUM 

A RESERVE 

B RESERVE

K

K

J

J

W

I

I

V

V

H

H

U

U

G

G

F

F

E

E

D

D

C

C

B

GRAND CIRCLE / GALLERY

B A

A

I

I

H

H

G

G

F

F

E

E

D

D

C

C

B

B

A

W

T

T

S

S

R

R

Q

Q

P

P

O

O

N

N

M

M

L

L

K

K

J

J

I

I

H

H

G

G

F

F

E

E D

D C

C B

B

A

A

BB

BB

AA

AA

A

CIRCLE

STALLS

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1958 - 2018

Ticketing Options Whether you are new to subscribing to the CSO or renewing a long-time association, becoming a CSO Subscriber will ensure that you enjoy the best benefits and prices that we have to offer. Below are options to choose from:

The Masters

Flexi Pass

Receive all seven concerts in the Lamb & Hayward Masterworks series for $210.00. You will automatically become a CSO Season Member and receive these additional benefits.

If you wish to attend CSO concerts throughout the year but are unable to commit to dates just yet, the CSO’s new Flexi Pass is right for you. For $185 and 10 days’ notice, you can attend up to four concerts* within the CSO 2018 concert season. You automatically become a CSO Season Member and receive the following benefits.

• You can purchase extra tickets to your season with concerts from any of the other CSO concert series. • If you are booking more than two additional concerts, take advantage of the Assorted Flavours package. • Priority reserved seating. • Present your membership privilege card at CSO selfpresented concerts and receive discounted programmes. • Invitations to Season Member events including the annual Cocktails with the Chief. • Town Hall Priority Seating – by subscribing in 2018 you will jump to the front of the queue for priority seating when you re-subscribe in 2019 just in time for the re-opening of the Town Hall.

Assorted Flavours Book three or more concerts for adults and concessions† before the 31st January 2018 and you’ll automatically become a CSO Season Member and receive the following discounts:

In addition: • Your seats will be A Reserve • Present your membership privilege card at CSO selfpresented concerts and receive discounted programmes * This excludes PwC Opera at Pegasus Bay and The Diamond Anniversary Dinner.

Single Ticket If you would like to beat the rush and book tickets to any of the concerts within the CSO’s 2018 season before the opening of our general sales on the 1st February 2018, you can make a booking online at www.cso.co.nz or fill in the form attached in this brochure. If you are booking after the 1st February 2018, you can do so via www.cso.co.nz or through the CSO approved ticketing agent for each concert, which is indicated within the brochure.

• 3-4 concerts 10% • 5-7 concerts 15%

Friends of CSO

• 8-10 concerts 20% • 11+ concerts 25%

If you are a member of the Friends of CSO, you are eligible for an additional 5% discount off the discounted price for the Assorted Flavours, Flexi Pass and Single Ticket Bookings. This only applies to Adults and Concessions tickets. The Masters’ ticket package, PwC Opera at Pegasus Bay and The Diamond Anniversary Dinner are not included in this offer.

In addition: • Present your membership privilege card at CSO concerts and receive discounted programmes • Priority reserved seating • Free ticket exchange - If you’re unable to attend a booked concert, we’ll change it for one you can, at no cost. • Invitations to Season Member events including the annual Cocktails with the Chief. Concession tickets are available for Gold Card holders, people aged 65 and over, and Community Services Card holders.

If you are not already a member of the Friends of CSO and would like to join, please fill in the details on the booking form. Please note that if you are booking after the 1st February a booking and/or service fee may apply and we request you book through the CSO office on 03 943 7797 or email: marketing@cso.co.nz

* These discounts cannot be used in addition to The Masters’ ticketing package. This also excludes the Flexi Pass, PwC Opera at Pegasus Bay and The Diamond Anniversary Dinner.

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2018 Concert Season Flexi Pass

A RESERVE

PwC Opera at Pegasus Bay EF

x $68 Full

The Masters: seven concerts

STUDENT

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

CHILD

STUDENT

TRANSPORT

LUNCH*

x $28

x $63 Conc

SEAT

LAMB & HAYWARD

CHILD

GENERAL SEATING

BECA CSO Diamond Anniversary Dinner CSO

Masterworks

C RESERVE

x $185

Four concerts within CSO 2018 season

Special Concert

B RESERVE

x $28

x $30

x $178

TOTAL $

TOTAL

$

TABLE OF 10

TOTAL

x $1,950

x $195

A RESERVE

$

B RESERVE

C RESERVE

n/a

n/a

x $210 Adult

CHILD

STUDENT

TOTAL

x $100

x $100

$

Eroica EF

x $48 Full

x $43 Conc

x $38 Full

x $33 Conc

x $28

x $18

x $18

$

Pathétique EF

x $48 Full

x $43 Conc

x $38 Full

x $33 Conc

n/a

x $18

x $18

$

Sin City, Golden City EF

x $48 Full

x $43 Conc

x $38 Full

x $33 Conc

n/a

x $18

x $18

$

Fear and Courage EF

x $48 Full

x $43 Conc

x $38 Full

x $33 Conc

x $28

x $18

x $18

$

Myths and Legends EF

x $48 Full

x $43 Conc

x $38 Full

x $33 Conc

n/a

x $18

x $18

$

Brothers in Arms EF

x $48 Full

x $43 Conc

x $38 Full

x $33 Conc

x $28

x $18

x $18

$

Pictures at an Exhibition EF

x $48 Full

x $43 Conc

x $38 Full

x $33 Conc

x $28

x $18

x $18

$

CSO Presents

PREMIUM

A RESERVE

B RESERVE

x $55 Full

x $45 Full

x $35 Full

x $25 Full

x $50 Conc

x $40 Conc

x $30 Conc

x $20 Conc

x $35 Full

x $30 Full

x $30 Conc

x $25 Conc

x $25 Child

x $20 Child

x $100 Family of 4

x $85 Family of 4

Music for the People - Kurt Weill TT

The Music of Moana performed by Te Vaka TT

x $45 Full x $40 Conc

Last Night of the Proms TT

NZ Music of the 80s TT

A Festive Christmas TT

BECA

Artist Series

(1 child free)**

C RESERVE

n/a

STUDENT

TOTAL

x $20

x $20

$

n/a

n/a

$

x $20

x $20

$

x $20

x $20

$

x $20

x $20

$

(1 child free)**

x $55 Full

x $45 Full

x $35 Full

x $25 Full

x $50 Conc

x $40 Conc

x $30 Conc

x $20 Conc

x $55 Full

x $45 Full

x $35 Full

x $25 Full

x $50 Conc

x $40 Conc

x $30 Conc

x $20 Conc

x $55 Full

x $45 Full

x $35 Full

x $25 Full

x $50 Conc

x $40 Conc

x $30 Conc

x $20 Conc

A RESERVE

CHILD

B RESERVE

C RESERVE

CHILD

STUDENT

TOTAL

Shlomo Mintz EF

x $48 Full

x $43 Conc

x $38 Full

x $33 Conc

n/a

x $18

x $18

$

Martin Riseley EF

x $48 Full

x $43 Conc

x $38 Full

x $33 Conc

n/a

x $18

x $18

$

TOTAL NUMBER OF TICKETS          

TOTA L A M O U N T

$       

Additional service and bookings will apply unless you have booked directly with

CSO

Tickets to the The Diamond Anniversary Dinner can be purchased directly from

the CSO prior to the 31st January 2018.

the CSO either through this form or on our website www.cso.co.nz

*

This is for the lunch only and does not include a ticket to the concert.

EF

From the 31st January 2018 this concert is ticketed through Eventfinda 0800 289 849.

**

A Family Pass consists of 2 paid adult tickets, 1 paid child ticket and 1 free child ticket.

TT

From the 31st January 2018 this concert is ticketed through Ticketek 0800 842 538.

SEATING REQUESTS Air Force Museum of NZ, Wigram

Row:

Seat/s:

Horncastle Arena

Row:

Seat/s:

Isaac Theatre Royal

Row:

Seat/s:

Stalls:

Circle:

Charles Luney Auditorium

Row:

Seat/s:

Stalls:

Circle:

Grand Circle:


2018 Ticket Booking Form YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS Title (please circle) Mr/Mrs/Ms/Miss/Dr/Other First Name   Last Name  Address  Suburb  City / Town  Postcode  Phone (Day)  (Mobile)  Email    Yes I do wish to receive CSO E-Newsletter via email  

  Yes I would like to receive information on becoming a Friend of the CSO

 CSO respects your privacy. Please tick here if you do not wish to receive any information about future CSO events FRIENDS OF CSO If you are a member of the Friends of CSO you may be entitled to an additional discount on this ticket purchase. Please provide your membership number/s Please note that this discount only applies to the membership number/s supplied and cannot be redeemed for non-members.

If you would like to become a member of the Friends of CSO please add the applicable amount to your booking form.   $50.00 per adult

Annual Subscription:

  $30.00 per senior (Over 65 years)

DONATE YOUR MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT   Yes I would like to donate my membership discount back to the CSO (please specify the amount you wish to donate) $  CSO PLAYER PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME   Yes I would like to be contacted with further information on supporting the CSO’s Player Partnership Programme. DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY APPEAL   Yes I would like to make a donation to the Anniversary Appeal to help secure the future success of the CSO (a receipt will be provided for all donations over $5.00)     $50.00

 $75.00

 $100.00

  Other $

GIFT VOUCHERS   Yes I would like to buy a gift voucher/s for this amount $ Could you please send the voucher/s to: Name  Address 

TICKET BOOKINGS

PAYMENT

The Masters

$

Assorted Flavours

$

Flexi Pass

$

Single Tickets

$

Friends of CSO (Additonal 5% discounts)

$

Donate your membership discount

$

Diamond Anniversary Appeal

$

Gift Vouchers

$

  I enclose a cheque for the total amount $ 

made payable to the Christchurch Symphony Trust   I would like to pay by Credit Card:  

 Mastercard   Visa

Card Number:

Expiry Date: 

GRAND TOTAL $

/

Card Holder’s Name 

Book online at www.cso.co.nz or send this form to: The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, PO Box 3260, Christchurch, 8140. For assistance or further information please call the CSO on 03 943 7797.

Signature 

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Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

Our Sponsors Christchurch Community Engagement  Sponsor

Artist Series & Diamond Anniversary Dinner Sponsor

Masterworks Series Sponsor

Guoan Tian Funders

Farina Thompson Charitable Trust

Trust New Zealand Charitable Foundation

Margaret Hutchings Charitable Trust

Pamela Webb Trust

Concert Sponsor

Featured Soloist Sponsor

Platinum Associate Concert Sponsor

Official Wine Sponsor

Associate Concert Sponsor

Official Wine Sponsor

Gold Associate Concert Sponsor

House of Hearing CSO Local Business Club

Art Direction & Design by Brave Media

Photography by Simon Clark

www.bravemedia.co.nz

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CSO Concert Season 2018  

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