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2016 Concert Series

We are pleased to announce the Chamber Music Hutt Valley 2016 concert series. Purchase your season membership and/or flexi-tickets here.  Tickets to individual concerts will be available from Eventfinder as below.  

Miyata – Yoshimura – Suzuki Trio
Monday 29th February – 7:30pm
St Mark’s Church, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt

Mayumi Miyata (shō), Nanae Yoshimura (koto) and Tosiya Suzuki (recorder)  present traditional and modern Japanese repertoire alongside new compositions by three of New Zealand’s most explorative composers – Samuel Holloway, Dylan Lardelli and Chris Gendall.

Presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand as part of New Zealand Festival.

David Guerin plays Goldberg
Sunday 17th April – 3:30pm
Little Theatre, Lower Hutt

In a special extra concert this year which will be free to full subscribers, David Guerin performs the J S Bach Goldberg Variations. 
The Goldberg Variations is one of the greatest monuments of keyboard literature. It is music which observes neither end nor beginning, music with neither real climax nor real resolution, music which “rests lightly on the wings of the unchecked wind” (Glenn Gould). David Guerin trained with Judith Clark and Janetta McStay in New Zealand before study at the Musikhochschüle Cologne, focusing on contemporary music and also lieder accompaniment and chamber music. A major collaboration in 1991 with choreographer Michael Parmenter included performances of Goldberg Variations – establishing David’s long, acclaimed, association with this music.

Tickets and programme details available from Eventfinder


Robert Ibell (cello) + Douglas Mews (fortepiano)
Wednesday 13th July – 7:30pm
St Mark’s Church, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt

Hammers and Horsehair – Robert Ibell and Douglas Mews perform virtuosic works from the classical and early romantic periods – by candlelight on authentic instruments. Robert has been a member of the NZSO since 1993; Douglas teaches at the NZ School of Music and is Director of Music at St Teresa’s Church.

Tickets and programme details available from Eventfinder.


Villani Piano Quartet
Monday 12th September – 7:30pm
Little Theatre, Lower Hutt

Villani Piano Quartet – a new ensemble grown from a passion to perform piano quartets. Flavio Villani studied with Matteo Napoli in Italy and Stephen de Pledge. In 2015 he played Rachmaninov’s Concerto nr 2 with Orchestras Filarmonica of Calabria and CalArts. The string musicians are all principals of Wairua Sinfonietta, an Auckland group that believes music performance helps develop community.

Presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand.

Tickets and programme details available from Eventfinder.


Treviranus – Fa’i-Hulton – Amosa 
Monday 26th September – 7.30 pm
Little Theatre, Lower Hutt

Ludwig Treviranus – “… a major pianistic talent here in Wellington ”.  As Artist-in-Residence with CMHV, Ludwig will share his platform with Elisha Fa’i-Hulton (mezzo-soprano), Music Director at Waiariki Academy, and with Joel Amosa, a young bass-baritone with a rich, powerful and dramatic voice. Each is New Zealand-born of proud Samoan heritage – and will introduce a Pasifika flavour.

Tickets and programme details available from Eventfinder.


New Zealand Guitar Quartet 
Thursday 1st December – 7.30 pm
Little Theatre, Lower Hutt

New Zealand Guitar Quartet formed in 2010. Owen Moriarty and Christopher Hill graduated from Schools of Music in Wellington before furthering guitar performance in California and Spain (respectively); Jane Curry studied and performed in USA and now teaches at the NZ School of Music; John Couch is studying in Canberra. The group presents material in preparation for making a recording.

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Piano Trust Gala Concert

We are thrilled to announce, in addition our main 2015 concert series, a very special benefit concert featuring Michael Houstoun, Diedre Irons and friends.

This gala concert will be on Sunday 25 January 2015 at 3.00 p.m. in the Hutt Memorial Little Theatre. Accompanying Michael and Diedre will be Bridget Douglas (flute), Robert Orr (oboe), Rachel Vernon (clarinet), Robert Weeks (bassoon) and Ed Allen (horn). The programme is:

  • Schubert – Moments Musicaux, D 780 (Diedre Irons)
  • Mozart – Quintet for piano and winds in Eb major, K 452 (Michael Houstoun, Robert Orr, Rachel Vernon, Robert Weeks, Ed Allen)
  • Poulenc – Sonata for flute and piano (Bridget Douglas and Diedre Irons)
  • Bizet – Jeux d’enfants for piano, four hands, Op 22 (Michael Houstoun and Diedre Irons)

Proceeds from the concert will go to the Little Theatre Piano Trust, members of which have personally guaranteed the shortfall between the cost of the piano and the money raised so far. All the artists are providing their services free of charge, and the Hutt City Council is providing the theatre at no cost.

There will be complimentary refreshments from 2.30 p.m. and an opportunity to meet the artists after the concert.

Tickets are available on EventFinda. We urge you to buy early as only 300 will be available. If you cannot attend the concert, but would like to contribute to the cause you can do so on EventFinda. If you do not have access to EventFinda please ring Frank on 938-1728 or Bev on 566-3368.

We might pay for your ticketsbuy your flexi-ticket on or before 31 December 2014 and your name will go into the draw for two free tickets to the Benefit Concert.