Written and directed by Siliga Sani Muliaumaseali’i

A global gathering of Pasefika opera greats, song, storytelling and movement.

Immigrants to Aotearoa from the Pacific Islands in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s had all sorts of dreams for their families – but being an opera singer wasn’t one of them. Today, Pasefika opera voices are heard around the globe.

The O.Gs is a concert in motion celebrating the first wave, a veritable who’s who, of Pasefika opera singers. These virtuosos have sung all over the world, and for this once in a lifetime event, are coming home to sing and share their stories with you.

Each has a different story. All have the same story. Celebrate the triumphs and learn about the challenges faced by these pioneering wave makers as they take us on a journey from the music of their islands to Bellini, Mozart, Verdi, Strauss, Gershwin, Sondheim and more. With choir and orchestra.

*Lowest ticket price option is standing only
Standing and seated ticket options available

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    Shed 10, Queens Wharf


3 hours, plus interval


Shed 10, Queens Wharf

MAY 2024


Thursday Heritage Concert


13 June 2024, 12.10pm

@ Whare Wananga, Level 2, Central City Library(44-46 Lorne street, Auckland City Centre)




Yuhka Nagai, Violin

Kent Isomura, Piano


Winds from Japan and Europe

Japan born and raised violinist, Yuhka Nagai and NZ raised Kent Isomura present a program including two NZ premier Japanese pieces,A. Mozart and R. Schumann. 

Six pieces by Hikaru Hayashi(1931-2012) and Nursery song by Rikuya Terashima(1964-) from Amami are related to Okinawan folk music. Okinawa is located in the South of Japan, warmest and slow pace of lifestyle. Yuhka was incredibly lucky to get these two Japanese pieces from Japanese pianist and composer, Rikuya Terashima. Opéra is something special for Hikaru Hayashi and he composed many Japanese operas and they are still performed in his Opéra theatre Konnyakuza in Tokyo, Japan. 

Traveling from Japan to Europe, they also play Rondo K.269/261 by W.A.Mozart and Violin Sonata No.1 by R.Schumann. Mozart Rondo K.269/261 was most likely composed for A. Brunetti and written in the time he wrote a lot of music for violin including his famous 5 violin concertos between 1773 and 1777. It was possibly a replacement of finale for his violin concerto No.1, K.207. R. Schumann’s 1st violin Sonata is dramatic and has his expressions of unstable emotions and the depth of energy.

Previous Concerts

Student’s concert

27th October after 6.30pm @Milford community hall(Behind New World)


 Any audiences are welcome to come and watch(Admission by donation)!






20th July at 7pm @ All Saints, Howick

Ensemble East


Yid-Ee Goh, Yuhka Nagai, Violins

Vanessa Tam, Viola

Martin Roberts, Cello

Piano, Lisa Chou



Haydn: String quartet No.3

Shostakovitch: Piano quintet


Ravishing Italian Music and Music fit for Royalty!

Join NZ Barok in May for Viva Vivaldi! The full orchestra and guest vocalists create a sumptuous concert of Italian music by Corelli and Vivaldi including Vivaldi’s famous Gloria for voices, strings, and trumpets.

Don’t miss the chance to hear Hark, Sweet Music in October. You will be entranced by Handel’s glorious Water Music and Purcell’s sparkling Fairy-Queen in all their shining glory on baroque instruments.

Subscribe to both Viva Vivaldi! and Hark Sweet Music for the best prices, priority seating and flexible dates. Subscriptions include one ticket to each concert and are available until Sunday 5 April 2020. NB Booking and transaction fees will apply.

Adults $84
Senior Citizens $73
Students/Children $30

Viva Vivaldi: Musical travels in baroque Italy

Featuring sopranos Jayne Tankersley and Rowena Simpson, altos Helen Acheson and Jessica Wells, tenors Lachlan Craig and Harry Grigg and basses Chalium Poppy and Alex Matangi.

Friday 1 May – 7.30pm St George’s Presbyterian Church, Takapuna, Auckland Saturday 2 May – 7.30pm St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland
Sunday 3 May – 2.00pm St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

Hark, Sweet Music: Handel’s Water Music and Purcell’s Fairy-Queen

Friday 2 October – 7.30pm St George’s Presbyterian Church, Takapuna, Auckland
Saturday 3 October – 7.30pm St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland
Sunday 4 October – 2.00pm St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland



NZ Barok thanks Auckland Council and Dragon Community Trust for their generous support of NZ Baroks’ 2020 Subscription Series.


Adults $52 per ticket
Senior Citizens $47 per ticket
Students/Children $15 per ticket

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16 – 17

Auckland Choral’s much-loved Christmas show, Messiah returns to the Auckland Town Hall this month. Buy your tickets now to experience the freshness, inspiration and joy of a truly timeless classic.

This year, Auckland Choral is also collecting donations for the City Mission. Simply bring some non-perishable food to the Town Hall just before either of the concerts and drop them in one of the designated places.

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Sat 7 Dec 2019, 8:00pm–10:30pm 
Sun 8 Dec 2019, 8:00pm–10:30pm 

Where:The CivicCnr Queen & Wellesley Sts, CBD, Auckland 

Restrictions:All Ages

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The music from the greatest soundtrack of a generation. Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet performed live in concert (in its entirety) by Gin Wigmore, Jon Toogood, Dave Gibson, Milan Borich, Laughton Kora and soprano Isabella Moore, supported by a 30-piece orchestra, choir and rock band. 

If you lived within earshot of the pop culture zeitgeist in 1996, you remember the greatest love story of all time grabbing hold of the radio airwaves and squeezing like a sweet teen crush.

The magic of Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet was recasting Shakespeare's timeless romantic tragedy in the heady rush of mid-'90s cool, with a soundtrack blending grunge, dance, classical, opera and dawning girl power into a record-breaking chart phenomenon.

From Radiohead to Everclear, Cardigan's Love Fool to Garbage's #1 Crush; from the mirror ball ecstasy of Young Hearts Run Free to the aching gravitas of When Doves Cry and O Verona - get ready to relive the soundtrack of a generation (Volumes 1 & 2) with a cast of star performers radiating a combined chemistry as potent as the young Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio. 

For two nights only at The Civic, experience the epic pop grandeur of Gin Wigmore, Jon Toogood (Shihad), Laughton Kora, Milan Borich (Pluto), Dave Gibson (Elemeno P) and acclaimed soprano Isabella Moore backed by a 30-piece orchestra, full choir and rock band, as this freak NZ #1 phenomenon is reborn with all due rock-dance-operatic-orchestral drama.

Don’t forget to dress for hedonistic success: masks, wings, chain mail, or anything else that takes you back to a Capulet house party circa '96. 

Book now or die of heartbreak!

Dawn Dust Palace and Auckland Philharmonia

Fri Oct 11 2019, 8:00 PM

Sat 12 Oct 2019, 2:00pm

ASB Theatre Aotea center

Conductor Tianyi Lu
Cirque Performers The Dust Palace
Artistic Director Mike Edward 

After sell-out show Midnight in 2017, the APO is collaborating again with The Dust Palace, Auckland’s leading Circus Theatre company. 

In an enchanted realm a young warrior searches for her father before the darkness consumes him. Fighting back the shadows, she is pushed to the limits of her bravery. In the darkest hour, we all fear the morning might not arrive...

While our hero searches in the darkness, encountering magical creatures and a dazzling display of cirque artistry, the orchestra sets the scene. From the subtle drama of Handel’s beautiful Sarabande, to Respighi’s quirky portrait of ‘The Nightingale’ and meeting the new day with the most famous sunrise ever set to music, Grieg’s shimmering ‘Morning Mood’ from Peer Gynt.

THU JUN 21 2018, 8:00 PM

Auckland Town Hall

Conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto
Clarinet Andreas Ottensamer 

Copland Quiet City              
Weber Clarinet Concerto No.1
Shostakovich Symphony No.5

Shostakovich’s most popular symphony is a two-edged work. On one hand, it’s immediately accessible, with a devastating slow movement and an exhilarating conclusion. It is also, however, an anguished hymn to the Soviet Russia which brought it forth.

In contrast is Copland’s calm, warm music for the reflective combination of trumpet, cor anglais and strings.

The clarinet, that instrument both dulcet and playful, is rarely as charming as it is in Weber’s delightful concerto. Played by Andreas Ottensamer, Principal Clarinet of the Berlin Philharmonic,    this is not to be missed.

Pre-concert talk by Kerry Stevens at 7:15 pm in the concert chamber.

THU APR 19 2018, 8:00 PM

Auckland Town Hall


Conductor Anthony Hermus

Violin Yanghe Yu  
Soprano Allison Bell
Tenor Henry Choo
Bass-baritone Joel Amosa

Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir
Director Karen Grylls          

Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Ross Harris Face (world premiere)*
Elgar 'Enigma' Variations

Noodling on the piano one evening, Elgar came up with a theme, hitting on the idea of writing variations, each affectionately depicting one of his friends. They have gone on to become one of the most adored pieces of English music, second only perhaps to Vaughan Williams’ wistful, quietly ecstatic song of arcadia.

Between these two favourites is a new commission from Ross Harris. Face is inspired by the story of Sir Harold Gillies, the New Zealander who became the father of plastic surgery through his pioneering work treating the disfiguring facial injuries sustained by soldiers during the First World War. This multimedia work also includes visuals by Tim Gruchy, based on an original artwork by Barry Cleavin.

Pre-concert talk by Amber Read at 7:15 pm in the concert chamber.

*Face is generously supported by Creative New Zealand and the William & Lois Manchester Trust.

THU FEB 15 2018, 8:00 PM

Auckland Town Hall

Conductor Giordano Bellincampi
Piano Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

Eve de Castro-Robinson New work
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5, ‘Emperor’
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5

Giordano Bellincampi opens the 2018 season with a new piece by the distinguished Auckland composer Eve de Castro-Robinson, a former Composer-in-Residence with the APO.

Then a highlight of the season, the absolutely sensational French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. For his much-anticipated return to Auckland, he’s playing Beethoven’s grandest and most monumental concerto.

Tchaikovsky’s tempestuous Fifth Symphony is an equally tremendous work. With emotion at its most raw and music at its most passionate, it’s the perfect start to a year of concert-going.

Pre-concert Talk by Ronan Tighe at 7:15 pm in the concert chamber.

Thu 24 Aug 2017, 8:00

Auckland Town Hall


The New Zealand Herald Premier Series

Conductor Andrew Gourlay
Cello Wolfgang Emmanuel Schmidt

Messiaen Les offrandes oubliées
Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No.1

Shostakovich Symphony No.10

Morden College Recitals Every Sataurday

Sat 22nd Oct


Address, 19 Saint German's place, BLACLHEATH, LONDON, SE 0PW


Programme: Elgar: Salut d'amour

                          Hikaru Hayashi: Extracts from Six Pieces

                          Brahms: Scherzo from F.A.E. Sonata

                          Shumann: Violin Sonata No.1


Kei Takumi, Piano




Music at Michael's Every Saturday

Sat 15th Oct


Address, St Michael's Parish Church, high Street, Sittingbourne, ME10 4PG


Programme: Elgar: Salut d'amour

                          Hikaru Hayashi: Extracts from Six Pieces

                          Brahms: Scherzo from F.A.E. Sonata

                          Shumann: Violin Sonata No.1


Kei Takumi, Piano


28th June 2016 13:00-

Piano Trio Concert in Bristol Cathedral

Dvorak: Dumky Piano Trio No.3

Yuhka Nagai, Violin, Urska Horvat Cello, Neus Peris Piano


Firebird Summer Concert: From Russia with Love
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Conductor Michael Thrift
Piano Marc Corbett-Weaver
Concert: Thursday 16 June 1930h @ St Paul's Covent Garden
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Sunday 5th June       Arch Orchestra Concert  
                                         19:30     at St Philip's church in Earl's court
    Programme:       Schubert, Ouverture in the Italian Style, D.950 in D Major 
                                        Mozart, Horn concerto n.4 K.495 in Eb Major
                                        Barry Seaman, 'Petals' for strings and harp from his opera 'Mirabai' -                                         PREMIERE


                                        Mendelssohn, Symphony n.4 'Italian' op.90 in A Major 


Paired Up Concerto - Solisti Divini

April 09, 2016

Double Concertos by Bach, Telemann and Vivaldi


All Saints' Church Blackheath, SE3 0TY


Solisti Divini Chamber Orchestra, Soloists: Alisa Liubarskaya (cello), Ana Julija Mlejnik (violin), Boris Bizjak (flute), Lana Trotovsek (violin), Marko Zupan(flute), Rebecca Herman (cello), Yuka Matsumoto (violin)


Georg Philipp Telemann: Suite for 2 flutes, strings and basso continuo, TWV 55:e1(Tafelmusik) 

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 violins in A, from 'L'estro armonico' Op 3 No 5 RV 519  
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 cellos and strings in G minor RV531 

Johann Sebastian Bach: Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV 1043

Rossini Revealed

St Paul’s Covent Garden

11 March 2016 , 19:30


St James’s Piccadilly

12 March 2016 , 19:30


St Sepulchre-without-Newgate

14 March 2016 , 19:30

1st March 2016

13 . 15 – 14.00

Bristol Cathedral (Bristol) 


Piano and violin duo lunch time concert


Yuhka Nagai,Violin

Kei Takumi, Piano





Hikaru Hayashi: Six Pieces 

Schumann: violin Sonata No.1

Schumann: Romance No.2



OUTCRY ENSEMBLE: Beethoven + Mahler
Saint John's Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom
7:30pm Thu 25th Feb

Orchestra Vitae – Life in Performance

John Adams

Short Ride in a Fast Machine



Piano Concerto for two pianos No. 10 in Eb K365/316a



Symphony No. 10 in E minor Op. 93

with the Françoise-Green piano duo

Thursday 18th February 2016

Orchestra Vitae say ‘hello’ to 2016 with John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine. Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 10 for two pianos follows, for which the ensemble is joined by the Françoise-Green piano duo. Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 provides the orchestra with its first Russian outing: not to be missed.

Antoine Françoise
Robin Green
Michael Cobb

11th Feb 2016 13pm
   Simone Spagnolo: Dice Faces, music theatre for string quartet


Kodo String Quartet
St. Alfege, Greenwich


THU 4 FEB 19.30h

Martin André and George Jackson conductors

Wagner Der Fliegende Holländer WWV 59 ‘Flying Dutchman’: Overture
Webern Passacaglia Op. 1
Alexander Ling (TL student) Mandala
Bruckner Symphony No. 6 in A major WAB 106

Martin André and George Jackson conduct the Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra in an evocative and dramatic programme of Austro-German works. Wagner’s overture to the dramatic opera The Flying Dutchman opens the evening, followed by Webern’s luscious yet compressed writing in Passacaglia. Continuing the programme is a world premiere by student composer Alexander Ling, while the evening concludes with Bruckner’s majestic Symphony No. 6, perhaps his most intriguing symphonic masterpiece.

Great Hall, Blackheath Halls
£12 (£7)

Please note the change in personnel: Martin André and George Jackson will now conduct instead of Elgar Howarth, who can longer perform due to personal circumstances.

30th Jan 2016


Woodham Church in Working


Chamber music concert

Chausson: Concerto for Piano, Violin and string quartet 


Soo Park, Beatrz Carbonell and Yuhka Nagai,Violins

Eralys Fernandez, Piano

Kristin Chai, Viola

Alice Grafin Grote, Cello



Chapel Concert Series

FRI 15 JAN 13.05h

Two violin recitals in one lunchtime, featuring music by Brahms.

Join us for a free lunchtime recital in the beautiful setting of the The Chapel at the Old Royal Naval College. These concerts offer the perfect opportunity to take a midday break, relax and feel reinvigorated for the afternoon.
Full programme information is not usually available for these concerts until a few days before.

To find out programme information as it comes available, join our regular concerts e-list here. We will send you an email each Monday with up-to-date details on our forthcoming concerts taking place locally in Greenwich and Blackheath over the week.

The Chapel, Old Royal Naval College
Admission free




FRI 8 JAN & FRI 4 MAR 18.00h

Jonathon Tilbrook and George Jackson conductors

Our ever popular Side By Side series returns with Jonathan Tilbrook and George Jackson conducting well-known works by Debussy, Ravel and Schumann, all performed by highly experienced orchestral musicians alongside Trinity Laban students.

FRI 8 JAN 18.00h

Debussy La Mer
Ravel Alborada del Gracioso

Both written in the early twentieth century, Debussy’s impressionistic milestone La Mer – a work inspired by the Eastbourne coast – begins the evening, followed by Ravel’s Alborada del Gracioso – a highly spirited Spanish morning dance

FRI 4 MAR 18.00h
With members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Schumann Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 97

Players from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra join Trinity Laban students in a performance of Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 or the Rhenish Symphony. Composed during Schumann’s tenure as conductor in Düsseldorf, this late work embodies the spirit of the River Rhine.

Great Hall, Blackheath Halls
Admission free but ticketed


10th Dec 2015



Tutto Spagnolo


Programme will include music by Simone Spagnolo for a solo violin, piano and violin duo and piano trio with violin and Clarinet



THU 26 NOV 19.30h

Nic Pendlebury conductor
Jon Frank horn
Guy Elliott tenor

Benjamin Pearson (TL student) Skin
Arvo Pärt Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
Ken Paige Two String Pictures
Dvořák Serenade in E major, Op 22

This inspiring programme is focused around two Serenades, both masterpieces of the string repertoire.

Written in 1943, Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings is a setting of six English poems on the subject of night. Written some sixty years earlier Dvořák's Serenade encapsulates an auspicious time in the composer’s life, a work full of charm, lyricism and exuberance.

Complementing the Serenades are new works celebrating the wealth of talent of our own composers, student Ben Pearson and professor Ken Paige. The programme is completed by Arvo Pärt's Cantus In Memoriam Benjamin Britten.

Great Hall, Blackheath Halls



TUE 10 NOV 13.05h

Join us for a free lunchtime recital in the beautiful setting of the The Chapel at the Old Royal Naval College. These concerts offer the perfect opportunity to take a midday break, relax and feel reinvigorated for the afternoon.

Full programme information is not usually available for these concerts until a few days before.

To find out programme information as it comes available, join our regular concerts e-list here. We will send you an email each Monday with up-to-date details on our forthcoming concerts taking place locally in Greenwich and Blackheath over the week.


Aleph Orchestra - Stravinsky & Beethoven


Presented by Trinity Laban Opera

[image]WED 1 - SAT 4 JUL 19.00h
SAT 4 JUL 14.00h

Diego Masson musical director
Olivia Fuchs director
Cordelia Chisholm set and costume designer

Step into an enchanted world at Blackheath Halls this July, as Trinity Laban Opera presents Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Shakespeare’s magical, comical tangle of love and mischief is brought to life by one of Britten’s most sparkling scores, featuring folk song, parody, and moments of riotous comedy and stunning beauty.

Leading Trinity Laban Opera is a fantastic creative team, including conductor Diego Masson – one of the world’s leading exponents of 20th century music – and director Olivia Fuchs, whose 2005 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Royal Opera House won great acclaim.

So join our talented young cast as they bring this wonderful opera to life, with a performance full of colour, fun and energy, all coated with a liberal sprinkling of fairy dust.

Great Hall, Blackheath Halls
£15 (£12)

Weds July 8th

Mayumi Fujikawa (violin) Robin Wedderburn (viola) Richard Markson (cello) Oliver Markson (piano) and friends Schubert : Piano Trio in E flat D929, Schubert : String Quintet in C D956

4th March 2015


Kodo Quartet Concert   at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church






 Haydn: String Quartet No.6 "Fifth"

 Mendelssohn: String Quartet No.6



Saturday 28th Feb 2015

Kodo String Quartet Concert at Barley Room, Farnham Maltings (Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR






Haydn: String Quartet No.6 "Fifth"

Mendelssohn: String Quartet No.6



Kodo String Quartet

Violin Yuhka Nagai, Claire Sledd

Viola Kristin Chai

Cello Ivana Peranic

Tuesday 24th Feb 2015


Piano Trio Concert at Old Royal Naval College Chapel




Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No.1


Piano trio Member

Violin Yuhka Nagai

Cello Olivia Clayton

Piano Edgar Cadoso


16th Jan 2015


Wren Ensemble Concert  at Old Royal Naval College Chapel




Mahler: Symphony No.4 for chamber ensemble ver.


Conductor, James Ham

Previous Concert in 2014

Monday 24th November 2014    Lunchtime Concert at All Saint's Church in High Wycombe




                                                              Piano, Edgar Cardoso



                                                              Bach: Adagio from Violin Solo Sonata No.1 G minor 

                                                              Debussy: La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin  & Ce Qu'a Vu Le Vent D'oue                                                                           Prokofiev:Violin and Piano Sonata No.2

                                                              Rikuya Terashima: Nursery Song from Atami


21st July        Lunchtime Concert at High Wycombe


                         Programme coming soon

10th July        Music on Thursday

                          at Leatherhead Methodist Church


                          Hayashi Hikaru:6 Pieces




27th May         Final Recital  

                           Pianist Tadashi Imai


                           Duke's Hall at the Royal Academy of Music

                           Hikaru Hayashi:Six Pieces


                           Bloch:Violin Sonata No.3

2nd April         Concerto Exam

                           Pianist Tadashi Imai

                           Duke's hall at the Royal Academy of Music


                           Glasunow:Violin Concerto A-minor                     

29th March       The 3rd Commemoration Concert

                             Hokusai Orchestra with Akiko Ohtomo

                             Solist:Joji Hirota,Taiko Drummer and Elizabeth McNulty,Harpist

                             St John's Wood Church

                             Doors Open 18.30 Concert starts 19:00

                             Adult £15/student £10

                             Tickets from

7th March            Sir Mark Elder conducts Concert Orchestra:Verdi Movements

                               Duke's Hall at  the Royal Academy of Music