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The Pettman Ensemble

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Date: Thursday, 28 March 2019
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: John Dalton Theatre
Tickets: $30 Adult, $20 Senior, $20 Student (with ID), $15 Child (under 16)

Note: Mild strobe haze and smoke effects are used throughout this show

For wheelchair accessible seats, please contact the Turner Centre Box Office.
Programme 

 

Franz Schubert
1797 – 1828 Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op. 100

___Allegro
___Andante con moto
___Allegro moderato

Ludwig van Beethoven
1770 – 1827 PASTORAL Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68
arr. Johann Nepomuk Hummel for flute, violin, cello and piano*

___Awakening of cheerful feelings on arrival in the countryside
___Scene by the brook
___Merry gathering of country folk
___Thunder, Storm
___Shepherd’s song. Cheerful and thankful feelings after the storm

*World Premiere of new edition, researched and edited by Uwe Grod


The Pettman Ensemble

The Pettman Ensemble is a flexible touring group of musicians from New Zealand and Australia dedicated to performing chamber music from early classical repertoire to music of today. Its core members are Michael Endres (piano), Uwe Grod (flute), Curt Thompson (violin) and Edith Salzmann (cello). Australasia’s most talented young artists will join the ensemble to perform music for larger groups.

Last year the Pettman Ensemble performed in the United Kingdom. Based at the time in the Pettman National Junior Academy, the tour opened with a lunchtime concert series at St. John Smith’s Square, London. The Thoroughly Good Blog of Classical Music called these performances “a ravishing treat”, adding that “Schumann’s Piano Quintet was a glorious ebullient affair throughout”.

Other performances included the University of Glasgow’s concert series with Opera North in Beverley and for the Royal Over-Seas League in London. The BBC website and Radio 3’s InTune series featured the ensemble’s performances during the tour. The group also held concerts in Spain and New Zealand.

This year is proving to be even more exciting, with recording plans for a series of Naxos CDs well underway and an international concert season beginning in Auckland in March.

 

Curt Thompson | violin

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Curt Thompson is Associate Professor and Head of Strings at the University of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. He is Founder and Executive Director of the Fort Worth, Texas-based MIMIR Chamber Music Festival.

Thompson performs throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia as concerto soloist, recitalist, concertmaster and chamber musician. His debut recording of Charles Ives’ violin sonatas on the Naxos label has received outstanding reviews worldwide, including Gramophone, The Strad, The Wire, and The New York Times. Concerto appearances include the Qingdao Symphony (China), Medellín Philharmonic Orchestra (Colombia), the symphonies of Corpus Christi (San Angelo), Las Colinas, Irving, Arlington and Garland (Texas), and the Texas Chamber Orchestra. He has also been a featured artist in the Copland/Shostakovich Festival (Rio de Janeiro), the Festival de Primavera (Oaxaca, Mexico), the Seventh Centennial Festival of Villarobledo (Spain), and Inter-Harmony International Music Festival (Hinterzarten, Germany).

As Concertmaster, Thompson has performed with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Spoleto Festival Orchestra (Italy), and the Corpus Christi, Las Colinas, and San Angelo symphonies. He has given master classes at the Royal Academy of Music (London), The Juilliard School, Beijing Central Conservatory, El Escorial Conservatory (Spain), and the Bulgarian State Academy of Music. He holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees and the prestigious Performer’s Certificate from Indiana University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Rice University. His principal teachers include Nelli Shkolnikova, Sergiu Luca and Rostislav Dubinsky.

 

Edith Salzmann | cello

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Edith Salzmann studied at the Music Academy in Detmold (Germany) and at Indiana University Bloomington (USA). Her cello teachers include Janos Starker, Irene Guedel and Andre Navarra.

Salzmann was a member of the Tibor Varga Chamber Orchestra, the Corda String Quartet, the Musikfabrik Duesseldorf and other New Music ensembles and has performed extensively all over Europe, America, Asia and Australasia. She was artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts and has performed at the Festival d’Ile de France, The Sound of Israel, Orlando Festival, Tibor Varga Festival (Sion), the Accademia Chigiana (Italy), the Norfolk Festival (USA), and Tage Neuer Musik (Darmstadt). As a chamber musician and soloist, she has performed in major European concert halls, including the Berlin Philharmonie, the Alte Oper (Frankfurt), Cologne Philharmonie, the Gasteig (Munich), the Barbican (London), and the Tonhalle (Zürich), and with such notables as Heinz Holliger, Christoph Poppen, Eduard Brunner, Gustav Rivinius, Menahem Pressler, Nobuko Imai, Erick Friedman and Luba Edlina, Clio Gould and Hansjoerg Schellenberger. Salzmann has recorded for the Stradivarius label (Milan), EMI Germany and Atoll New Zealand.

In 2005 she became the Pettman National Junior Academy’s Artistic Director. She is also Artistic Director of the International Akaroa Music Festival and the Musiktage Merzig Festival in Germany. In 2001 Salzmann was appointed Senior Lecturer for cello at the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand) followed by a Senior Lecturer position at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) and since 2018 she has been a guest lecturer at the University of Melbourne. In high demand as a teacher, she has given masterclasses in Korea, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Italy, Germany, Poland and Switzerland.

 

Michael Endres | piano

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Pianist Michael Endres performs worldwide as a soloist and chamber music partner. He has a Master’s degree from the Juilliard School (New York), and has won many prestigious performance and discography prizes, including the Concours Geza Anda (Zurich), First and Special Prizes at the International Schubert Competition (Germany), Diapason d’or (France) and the Choc du Musique (France). His solo recordings include cycles of the complete sonatas by Mozart, Schubert and Weber, as well as the complete works of Ravel, Gershwin and Schumann. Boston Globe music critic Richard Dyer called him “one of the most interesting pianists recording today”, while the New York Times said “the performances with pianist Michael Endres were revelatory”.

He regularly plays at festivals in Europe, America and Asia, including Newport (USA), Beethovenfest Bonn and Salzburg Festival, and has performed at the Berlin Philharmonie, Musikverein Vienna and Suntory Hall Tokyo.

Endres has a distinguished teaching career as Professor of Piano at the University of Cologne, the Hanns Eisler Hochschule (Berlin), the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) and the Barrat Due Institute (Norway).

 

Uwe Grod | flute

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Uwe Grod’s contributions to classical music have brought him international acclaim as flautist, conductor, editor and teacher. He has made world première recordings of more than 80 works of 18th and early 19th century music.

Grod gained worldwide attention as conductor and musicologist when awarded First Prize at the Cannes Classical Awards 2000 for Best 18th Century Orchestral Recording for his CD of Vaňhal Symphonies, and twice earned Gramophone magazine’s Editor’s Choice, as well as the International Record Review Outstanding industry award.

A graduate of Mainz University (Germany) Grod has studied with André Jaunet, Robert Aitken and Maestro Sergio Celibidache. He is now Professor Emeritus of the University of Auckland (New Zealand) and his students’ international performances and prizes are testament to his success as teacher. In 2008 he was invited to become Music Director of the Auckland Choral Society and has been Music Director of the Manukau Symphony Orchestra since its inception in 1993. In 2017 he took up the role of Music Director for the Remuera Music Academy and Albany School of Music.

His editions of music by Vaňhal, Hummel, Beethoven and Ries, published by Artaria Editions, are increasingly in demand.

 

 

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DDF Dance End Of Term Showcase

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Date: Friday, 12 April
Time: 6:00pm – doors open | 6:30pm – show starts
Venue: Plaza
Tickets: $15 Adults, $8 Under 16, $30 family of four, Under 5 on knee is Free

 

DDF Dance Studio was established in 2008. This is their fifth year running and holding dance showcases at The Turner Centre in Kerikeri, the show is the end performance of their 8-week workshop they hold at their local studio down Sammaree Pl off Mill Lane. They also have students who will be performing from Moerewa and Paihia area. Alannah Curtis has choreographed the whole show, from old school songs like Micheal Jackson Blood on the dance floor, Ciara 1, 2 Step to new school music like Bruno Mars and Chris Brown.

Great live entertainment for the whole family to enjoy – the kids are sure to love the music and normally dance down the front and side isles in the Plaza.

If you enjoy dancing, or would like to become a part of the showcase, or learn to dance, DDF dance is the place to be. This is a good place to check out the end result of an 8-week workshop that is held at DDF dance. From beginners with their first time dancing, to intermediate level through to advanced dancers, who may have danced with DDF for more then a few years.

For more information check us out on www.facebook.com/ddfdance, or call 027 222 5574.

The Stage Door Presents Shrek the Musical

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Dates & Times:
- 7:00pm, Thursday, 16 May
- 7:00pm, Friday, 17 May
- 1:00pm, Saturday, 18 May
- 7:30pm, Saturday, 18 May
- 1:00pm, Sunday, 19 May

Venue: John Dalton Theatre
Tickets: $30 Adults, $20 Child, $80 Family of four

 

Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…”

Thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside an overexcited Donkey to rescue a spirited princess. Throw in the vertically-challenged Lord Farquaad, a cookie with an attitude, a puppet with a bad habit and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero.

The Stage Door is excited to present Shrek The Musical at the Kerikeri Turner Centre in May 2019.

A Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all-new songs from Jeanine Tesori and the side-splitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears. Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions and originally directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford.

From the theatre company that brought you Robin Hood and the Babes in the wood, an incredibly talented local Artistic team, over 50 local actors and a live band this amazing show is not to be missed!

Get your tickets for the whole family now!

 

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).

All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

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The Turner Centre Jazz Club presents Maria O’Flaherty and the Ben Fernandez Quartet

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Date: Friday, 29 March
Time: 5:00pm – Doors open | 6:00pm – Live music
Venue: New World Theatre Bar
Entry: $10 at the door

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The Jazz Club welcomes Maria and Ben’s Quartet to Kerikeri.

Maria O’Flaherty is based in Auckland. Her music spans several genres including Jazz, Latin, Celtic and French Chanson. She sings with some of NZ’s most respected jazz musicians, three of which are members of this quartet due to play the New World Theatre bar Friday 29th March.

Ben Fernandez on piano was formally trained in classical music and has a Masters Degree in Jazz Performance. He has played at events and concerts in over 25 countries. He performs regularly at official functions and ceremonies hosted by the Governor General of NZ.

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Dr Oli Holland on bass is a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland. He has over 25 CD releases to his credit and has performed with some of the worlds finest musicians at venues in Europe, Australasia and the USA.

Ron Samsom on drums is the head of Jazz studies at the University of Auckland. He has won many awards both locally and internationally for his music. Ron and Oli have performed for us before.

The Quartet’s music will be polished, tasteful, entertaining and a delight to listen to.

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A selection of delicious tapas will be available to order on the night.

 

Proudly sponsored by STAY Kerikeri

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Rhythms of Ireland – 10th Anniversary Tour

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Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: John Dalton Auditorium

Tickets: $64.90 – $84.90

Notes: For wheelchair accessible seats, please contact the Box Office to book on 09 407 0260.

Mild strobe haze and smoke effects are used throughout this show

 

Ireland’s most celebrated show, The Rhythms of Ireland, returns to NZ in 2019,   for the first time since their sell-out tour in 2010.

Celebrating their 10th Anniversary, New Zealand is privileged to welcome back Ireland’s most outstanding and elite company of dancers to perform this awe-inspiring production.

Highly successful and critically acclaimed, The Rhythms of Ireland, seen by over two-million people worldwide, has an unsurpassed reputation for “stunningly executed performances”.

The quality and spectacle of their work perfectly blends the ancient traditions of Irish dance and music with flawlessly innovative choreography and production values of contemporary Irish excellence.

Experience a spectacular evening of traditional Irish dance, music and song enhanced by stunning costumes, lighting and sound.

 

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Lunchtime Concert presents TrioNique

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Date: Friday, 15 February

Time: 12:00pm

Venue: New World Theatre Bar

Entry: Suggested $5 donation at the door

 

TrioNique is a unique grouping of flute, saxophone and piano. Group members include Clare Penny – flutes, Tomomi Johnston – saxophones and Canwei Li – piano. Formed at Auckland University in 2016 as a post-graduate chamber music group, TrioNique were finalists in the Auckland Chamber Music Society Competition the same year, and were invited as Trio in Residence to the Nelson Composers Workshop in 2017. We play an eclectic range of accessible music from classical to crossover, all performed with passion, panache and sprinklings of fun!

 

 

UPSURGE Bay of Islands Arts Festival

 

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UPSURGE Bay of Islands Arts Festival is a biennial arts festival held in and around the beautiful Bay of Islands region. The festival runs over six action packed days and nights presenting a diverse programme of performance genres from New Zealand and afar.

 

FESTIVIAL LOVERS PACK:

$140.00 for four tickets to any shows (excluding In Cooks Wake – With Dame Anne Salmond) This can be four tickets to the same show or four tickets across the shows at the festival.

 

KISS THE SKY – NZ DANCE COMPANY

 

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The New Zealand Dance Company (NZDC) forges its national and international reputation for powerful contemporary dance with its tour of Kiss The Sky, including a very special work for the Bay of Islands.

Victoria Columbus’ brand new work The Fibonacci, co-commissioned by the Festival of Colour and NZDC and created in co-production with UPSURGE Festival, explores the hidden pattern that weaves us together and reflects the harmony of our world. Columbus, alongside sound and spatial designer Rowan Pierce, uses the mathematical Fibonacci sequence as a point of departure. A sequence describing the arrangement of leaves on a stem, petals on a flower and the spiraling of galaxies inspires a physical language that at its heart explores energy pathways through movement, as the connecting force between us all.

The Fibonacci will also include an exciting collaboration with our local community to form a chorus of mixed ages.

Victoria Columbus is described by NZDC’s Artistic Director Shona McCullagh as “the secret weapon of the New Zealand School of Dance” and the Company is delighted to present her world premiere work at the Festival.

Completing this double bill is the high-octane physicality of Korean choreographer and composer KIM Jae Duk in his work Sigan, which draws from the dual themes of meditation and attack. His dynamic score features traditional Korean instruments and the dancers shine in this work, which is “…not only visually, but technically flawless” (DANZ).

With exceptional ”versatility, virtuosity and artistry” from the high-calibre NZDC dancers and “excellence of the design and production teams” (NZ Herald) Kiss The Sky will leave you dreaming for more.

 

Date: Tuesday, 2 April

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: The Turner Centre

Tickets: $20-48

 

 

Bruce

 

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Written by Tim Watts and Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd Performed by Daniel Buckle and Nick Pages-Oliver

From the creator of the award-winning international hits The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer and It’s Dark Outside comes a new low-fi puppetry spectacular. Get ready for an epic puppet adventure that bends time and melts your heart.

Keeping you at the edge of your seat, BRUCE will sweep you away on an epic adventure of love and revenge. He may be just a yellow block of foam with a pair of disembodied hands, but BRUCE is out to prove he’s got a heart of pure gold. BRUCE is a two-man, one-puppet show that fuses mime and puppetry in a non-stop rollercoaster of action, adventure and low-fi nostalgia.

BRUCE is a high-octane, low-fi adventure with genuine edge-of-the-seat thrills…

THE GUARDIAN, UK

The amount of humanity these two Australian puppeteers manage to imbue into their squeezey protagonist is remarkable and delectable…

THE TIMES, UK

I’ve never been so emotionally attached to a sponge…

EDINBLOGGER

 

Date: Wednesday, 3 April

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: The Turner Centre

Tickets: $34-$38

 

 

The Nukes

 

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Dave Parker, Mike Burrows and Ben Collier

The Nukes from West Auckland are far more than a ukulele band. Having recently celebrated ten years together, this group are part vaudeville, part rat pack, part musical car crash and deliver an engaging mix of humour, originality and pure entertainment for all to enjoy.

The innocent little uke is the instrument of choice and audiences will be staggered by what they are able to achieve with it, as Dave ‘Fingers of Fire’ Parker, Mike ‘Mighty Sticks’ Burrows and Benjamin ‘Country Boy’ Collier coax, caress and beat out a fine blend of folk, bluegrass, reggae and post punk.

Unpretentious, Kiwi-as, The Nukes have toured extensively throughout New Zealand and parts of Australia sharing their quirky brand of ukulele brilliance, three-part vocal harmonies, blistering riffs, riotous rhythms and questionable dance moves.

The songs are jaunty and instantly catchy, with quirky lyrics… These experienced Auckland entertainers are festival favourites and played on the family car stereo will get the whole lot singing along.

NZ MUSICIAN

 

Date: Wednesday, 3 April

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: Waimate North Showgrounds Hall

Tickets: $32-36

 

 

 

ONLY BONES

 

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Presented by Kallo Collective, Created by Thom Monckton and Gemma Tweedie.

After delighting audiences with The Pianist at UPSURGE 2015, Thomas Monckton returns to New Zealand with this wonderfully entertaining show.

Monckton’s stage is one metre square. There’s a chair, a lamp and a circle painted on the floor. With its quirky, low-tech aesthetic and using just his bendy, wiggling hands and seemingly uncontrollable face, Monckton creates an exquisite piece of micro-physical theatre unlike anything you’ve seen before.

Only Bones 1.0 premiered in Lapland before becoming a hit show at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016. It has featured in an art museum in Mexico City, in a converted prison camp in French Guiana, and in 13 different countries around the world.

Only Bones is well deserving of the standing ovation it receives. Every aspect of this show is executed perfectly and as always Monckton astounds with his comedic and physical skill. One of the best shows I’ve seen this festival – it is entertaining and technically excellent. Seriously: don’t miss it!

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A meticulously choreographed piece of art. Excellently executed and magically mesmerising.

EVERYTHING THEATRE

 

Date: Thursday, 4 April

Time: 6:00pm

Venue: The Turner Centre

Tickets: $30-34

 

 

Lou’ana

 

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Lou’ana Whitney, Cam Sangster, Jason Herbert, Dillon Riesterer and Cam McArthur

The free-spirited, eclectic sound of vocalist and singersongwriter Lou’ana Whitney is one of unparalleled magic. Having carved a place for herself within Auckland’s vibrant music community over the past six years as a proud, second generation Samoan New Zealander, Lou’ana’s voice carries the stature of an old soul; a cosmic cocktail of sweet and soulful, with an added gritty, blues edge that references the golden age of Etta James and Emmylou Harris to the rawness of Stevie Nicks and Amy Winehouse. Her heart and soul translates through sound, in that unexplainable alchemy that happens when music meets word.

Lou’ana has performed all around New Zealand as part of the inimitable funk troup Hipstamatics, playing a multitude of festivals across the country, and performing in some of their favourite haunts such as Hipstamatics’ “birth place”, Grand Central in Ponsonby. The spell-binding artist also performs as part of Two Many Chiefs, and has supported a number of New Zealand jazz acts including Andrew Faleatua at Samoana Jazz Festival and the 2015 Pacific Music Awards, as well as providing live vocals for kiwi electronic outfit Sola Rosa.

 

Date: Thursday, 4 April

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: Waimate North Showgrounds Hall

Tickets: $34-38

 

 

THE MAORI SIDESTEPS

 

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Get ready for a night of hilarity as The Māori Sidesteps turn some of your favourite songs on their head in a mix of satirical skits and crooning goodness.

The newest and hottest Māori showband on the entertainment scene is fresh from a successful web-series, where one of their music videos has amassed over one million views. Festival folk up and down the country have been raving! The Māori Sidesteps relives the glory days of the Howard Morrison Quartet and Prince Tui Teka but deliver a fresh take on some of those old familiar party tunes. They put their own political spin on wellknown songs, and entertain crowds with soulful harmonies and stand-up comedy.

Starring some of New Zealand’s best entertainers, Jamie McCaskill (Shortland Street, Takes a Village), Cohen Holloway (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Thor Ragnarok, Find Me A Maori Bride), Jerome Leota (Naked Samoans), Regan Taylor (Mahana), and Erroll Anderson (Ghost in the Shell).

“An entertaining, belly laughing, poignant, thought-provoking, serenading, sing-a-longy night.” These “hard-case Māori fullas” will give you and your mates the best night out!

What we have with The Māori Sidesteps is an entertaining show with intelligent commentary delivered stylistically.

THEATREVIEW

 

Date: Friday, 5 April

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: The Turner Centre

Tickets: $38-42

 

 

HOMECOMING – Glenn Colquhoun

 

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Glenn Colquhoun is a poet and doctor. He grew up in South Auckland and studied theology and English, then medicine. In 1994 he took a year off and lived in Te Tii, beginning a lifelong relationship with the community and its people. His first collection of poetry, The Art of Walking Upright, was written about the people of Te Tii, and when Glenn graduated in 1996 he returned to work as a doctor in the Bay of Islands. Glenn comes back to Northland for an intimate hour of poetry and reflection.

Come early to enjoy Pizza Night at New Era Cafe. Serving from 5 – 7 pm.

 

Date: Friday, 5 April

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: No 1 Parnell Gallery, Rawene

Tickets: $14-18

 

 

COMING UN STUCK – SARAH TUCK

 

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Coming Un Stuck charts Sarah Tuck’s recovery from an empty nest and the end of her marriage. From the solo comfort of a gruyere and mushroom toastie to the indulgence of bitter chocolate whisky tart, you’ll be heading to the kitchen for sure.

This Stuff columnist, contributor to Dish and Cuisine magazines, food blogger and photographer believes ‘We only get one go at this life and it’s too short to linger in the bad bits’.

Sarah’s conversation with UPSURGE Talks Co-ordinator Jacquetta Bell will definitely be a good bit.

 

Date: Friday, 5 April

Time: 12:30pm

Venue: James Kemp Hall, Kerikeri

Tickets: $14-18

Note: Option to add picnic box for $20

Picnic Boxes by Colin Ashton of Soda Creek Kitchen includes locally made snacks, fruit and a sweet treat.
The festival team will contact you to enquire as to any dietary requirements one week prior to the event.

 

 

SEVEN DEADLY STUNTS

 

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Written and performed by David Ladderman and Lizzie Tollemache

A Rollicking Entertainment Production

From the creators of 2017 hit Mr and Mrs Alexander: Sideshows and Psychics…

Step right up as Rollicking Entertainment celebrates seven of the most notorious stunts in carnie history, with this nail-biting experience inspired by the life and times of Harry Houdini. Escapology, chainsaw juggling, walking on broken glass and other famous feats are performed along with the stories of how… and why they exist.

This show is literally seven stunts, each an exercise in danger, trust and skill. But it’s also seven stories – from the sideshow, the Freak Show, the Music Hall, Vaudeville and Big Top. It’s one real married couple. It’s a celebration of what is possible. And it’s for you – if you ever fell in love with the world of Houdini, of Carnivale, or The Night Circus.

Exciting, terrifying and genuinely funny, roll up and join the dastardly duo of Rollicking Entertainment’s Lizzie Tollemache and David Ladderman. Come laugh, gasp and cheer – the carnival is in town!

Alternately amusing and gripping.

THEATREVIEW

It is silly. It is saucy. It was old-fashioned glorious entertainment dragged from the sideshow tents of history onto stages throughout the country. It is – and it bears repeating because it is simply true – a rollicking good show. THEATREVIEW

 

Date: Saturday, 6 April

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Waimate North Showgrounds Hall

Tickets: $34-38

 

 

MY BEST DEAD FRIEND

 

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Zanetti Productions

A comedy about death, revolution, unfulfilled love and a possum. December, 1998. Dunedin.

High summer in a town where there isn’t a lot to do. This is a story about my best friends. Ok, no, this is actually mostly a story about me.

My Best Dead Friend is a true story about heart-breaking grief and enduring friendship, written by Anya Tate-Manning (Hudson & Halls Live!) and directed by Isobel MacKinnon (Best Director, 2015 NZ Fringe Festival).

Featuring a soundtrack that ranges from The Verlaines to the Backstreet Boys, and the words of Tuwhare, Baxter and Bishop, My Best Dead Friend is a joyful comedy from a heavy heart.

Hilarious and refreshing…

PERTH ARTS LIVE

Soaked in infectious humour and enigmatic personality… will touch your heart.

THEATRESCENES

 

Date: Saturday, 6 April

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: The Turner Centre

Tickets: $34-38

 

 

IN COOKS WAKE – WITH DAME ANNE SALMOND

 

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Dame Anne Salmond

A literary and historical treat – a trip with New Zealand’s foremost historian Dame Anne Salmond on the tall ship, R. Tucker Thompson.

Mark the 250th anniversary of Cook’s arrival in Aotearoa New Zealand with an informative day-trip under creaking sails, travelling in Cook’s wake from Russell to Moturoa Island.

Dame Anne will share insights on Pacific exploration, contemporary Māori life, and what happened when two vastly different cultures met, as examined most recently in her 2017 book Tears of Rangi: Experiments Across Worlds.

Dame Anne is an anthropologist, historian, New Zealander of the Year (2013), TV documentary host, environmentalist, Distinguished Professor at the University of Auckland and an occasional commentator on life in Aotearoa New Zealand today.

In Cook’s Wake day trip includes:

• Freshly baked scones and cream tea from ship’s galley

• Chance to take the helm, hoist the sails or climb the rigging

• Lunchtime swim and island stopover in a sheltered bay

• Delicious BBQ lunch served on board

Please wear safe shoes, bring sunhats, swimming togs and raincoats. If the weather and sea conditions are unsuitable, cancellation or postponement will be advised on our website and facebook page; full refunds will be offered.

 

Date: Saturday, 6 April

Time: 10:00am

Venue: R Tucker Thompson

Tickets: $160

Note: Ticket price does not include transport to Russell

 

 

POLITICS, POETRY & PERSONALITIES

 

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Steve’s weekly Secret Diary is feared by politicians (and others); he has tracked his love for courtroom drama and small-town New Zealand in ten books and edits The Spinoff’s excellent books section. As publisher at Luncheon Sausage Books, his latest masterpiece is The Friday Poem, an anthology of 100 New Zealand poems featuring Sam Hunt, Bill Manhire, Hera Lindsay Bird, and others, including, strangely enough, Colin Craig.

Expect RNZ National’s Guyon Espiner to be in expansive mode as they chat about literature, life, lies and possibly, Colin Craig.

 

Date: Saturday, 6 April

Time: 5:00pm

Venue: James Kemp Hall, Kerikeri

Tickets: $14-18

 

 

3 SPEED CRUNCH BOX

 

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Laugh out loud stupidity and side-splitting slapstick. Nail biting circus tricks and a phenomenal finish.

The world-touring, crazy stunt people from Dislocate’s show 3 Speed Crunch Box are back with their brand-new show, 3 Speed Crunch Box – Rebooted. In this hilarious story of a family of outlandish stunt people, expect impressive aerobatics, spectacular circus tricks and – you won’t believe it – even more stupid characters in this absurd, side-splitting slapstick comedy.

3 Speed Crunch Box – Rebooted was commissioned by Circus Oz for their educational program in 2016.

The kids were absolutely mesmerised with eyes not even blinking. They laughed, clapped and cheered throughout.

MEETOO

 

Date: Sunday, 7 April

Time: 3:00pm

Venue: The Turner Centre Plaza

Tickets: $16-26, $60 family

 

 

WILD DOGS UNDER MY SKIRT

 

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The empowering ensemble production of Tusiata Avia’s fearless poetry collection returns with an all-female cast of six formidable pasifika actors, now more enchanting and vibrant than ever.

Alive with the energy and rhythm of raw and lyrical performance poetry and oral traditions, Wild Dogs Under My Skirt will challenge your perceptions of culture, life and love.

Transforming Tusiata Avia’s poetry and her experience with the sometimes painful intersection of New Zealand and Samoan cultures in her life, this acclaimed play – performed around the world as a one-woman show – is re-energised under the direction of Anapela Polata’ivao and an all-female cast of six formidable Pasifika actresses.

Breathing provocative new life into the play’s examination and celebration of what it is to be a Samoan woman, Polata’ivao’s commanding direction earned her Best Director in the 2016 Auckland Theatre Awards and helped propel the play to a Best Production win in the 2018 Wellington Theatre Awards.

Vivid, passionate and compelling, Wild Dogs Under My Skirt is also flush with humour and pure entertainment.

A contradiction, a surprise, a slap in the face and twinkle of the eye.

THEATREVIEW

One of the best pieces of theatre I’ve seen in many years.

ALBERT WENDT

Make time to catch the fantastic Wild Dogs Under My Skirt.

DOMINION POST

I highly recommend this. An amazing night.

LYNN FREEMAN, RNZ NATIONAL

 

Date: Sunday, 7 April

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: The Turner Centre

Tickets: $38-42

 

 

TEQUILA MOCKING BIRD ORCHESTRA

 

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Kurt Loewen – vocals & guitars, Ian Griffiths – vocals & accordion,

Paul Wolda – percussion & vocals, Keith Rodger – double bass, Mack Shields – fiddle & vocals

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra is a collection of musicians, linked by common sonic journeys and family ties. The band originate from a small town on the Canadian West Coast and have spent years telling their stories with guitars and violins, with accordions and bass, with melodies and music makers gathered from their wanderings. They have performed multiple tours across Canada, the USA and Europe and are currently promoting their latest album, We Make Really Party, a collection of folk songs in English, Spanish and Italian.

Their music weaves in the multicultural Canadian tapestry: Roots, Eastern European Dance Party, Jazz, Bluegrass, Flamenco, African, Latin, Celtic, Métis, Rock, Gospel, Blues, Canadiana.

Adding another layer to the mix are the very different backgrounds of each of these five Canadian musicians – German Mennonite, Chinese, Dutch, Scottish and Métis. These troubadours remind you that this music could not exist without warm bodies in search of harmony.

This will be a very special afternoon of music at the much loved Duke of Marlborough Hotel.

West-Coast bohemians with a taste for acoustic merriment, The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra is a rambling and rootsy ensemble that communes over a melting pot of eras and cultures. Introducing seemingly divergent aspects of flamenco guitar work and African drumming into ol’ timey Western folk music, they have enchanted audiences with their vibrant and appealing projections since 2008.

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Date: Sunday, 7 April

Time: 3:00pm

Venue: The Duke of Marlborough Hotel, Russell

Tickets: $36-40

 

 

NADIA REID

 

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Nadia Reid – guitar, Sam Taylor – guitar, Richie Pichard – bass, Chris O’Connor – drums

Auckland-born, Dunedin-raised, Nadia Reid has attained global success off the back of her first two albums: Listen To Formation, Look For The Signs (2015) and Preservation (2017). In 2017 Nadia performed over 100 shows, touring through Australasia, Europe and the United States with high profile appearances at coveted arts and music festivals like Green Man and End Of The Road Festival.

With sell-out shows in London, Paris, Sydney, Melbourne and media appearances on the likes of BBC’s Later… with Jools Holland, Spotify streams reaching 17.38 million plays, #2 in Mojo Magazine for Album of the Year, and in New Zealand as a finalist for both the Silver Scrolls Awards (2017) and the Taite Prize (2016 & 2018).

This year, Nadia is working on her third record due to release in 2019.

Just listen and lose yourself in it, for it is often glorious.

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Reid [was a] mesmeric vocalist – embracing numbers from Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht along with desolate struggle-street country and biting contemporary songs. [With] evocative covers of John Prine’s Angel from Montgomery, Mazzy Star’s Wasted and Jolie Holland’s Old Fashioned Morphine…

FRANCESCA HORSLEY, THE LISTENER

The self assurance of Reid’s voice, artfully undermined by the lyrics, announces an artist wise beyond her years.

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Date: Sunday, 7 April

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: Waimate North Showgrounds Hall

Tickets: $34-38

 

 

The Art of Healing

 

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Three doctors whose life outside the consulting room is devoted to arts practice: Glenn Colquhoun and Art Nahill through poetry, Chris Reid with photography.

How does their medical practice influence their art practice; can the arts heal us when we are broken; could more arts in schools help young people; is there an art to a good death?

Join us as these three reflect on their wide experience of human nature, the arts and what it means to be healthy, kept on track by medical student and writer Emma Espiner.

 

Date: Sunday, 7 April

Time: 12:30pm

Venue: James Kemp Hall, Kerikeri

Tickets: $14-18

Note: Option to add picnic box for $20

Picnic Boxes by Colin Ashton of Soda Creek Kitchen includes locally made snacks, fruit and a sweet treat.
The festival team will contact you to enquire as to any dietary requirements one week prior to the event.

 

 

ORAL POETRY – GLENN COLQUHOUN

 

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Glenn Colquhoun is accompanied by foot-high totems of New Zealand historical figures, which he uses to explore our history in songs and poetry drawn from both the Maori and European oral tradition, inspired by the likes of Robbie Burns and Te Rauparaha.

Glenn is a best-selling poet, children’s writer and one of the founders of the online Medicine Stories Project and the Horowhenua Youth Health Service.

Art Nahill shares a love of poetry, infused with the insights of his medical practice, and will open this event.

 

Date: Sunday 7 April

Time: 4:00pm

Venue: James Kemp Hall, Kerikeri

Tickets: $14-18

The Turner Centre Jazz Club presents Evan Silva and Silva Service

 

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Date: Friday, 22 February
Time: 5:00pm – Doors open | 6:00pm – Live music
Venue: New World Theatre Bar
Entry: $10 at the door

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The Turner Centre Jazz Club Presents

Evan Silva and Silva Service

 

Evan Silva – Vocals, is one of Australasia’s top Jazz, Latin and old school ‘RnB’ artists with a list of impressive achievements in the NZ. and Aust. music industry. He has maintained an excellence in music for a number of decades. His extensive Repertoire includes the music of; Nat ‘King’ Cole, Burt Bacharach and the soul grooves of Bill Withers mixed with a dash of Latin. Evan is a very stylish, soulful singer with a voice and phrasing that is pure gold.

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Ernest Semu – Piano, started his career playing in popular Auckland bands and played the local cabaret circuit backing many well know NZ artists. In 1993 he joined the ‘Azis Band’ which dominated the nightlife entertainment scene in Auckland at the ‘Someplace Else’ bar next to the Sheraton Hotel. During this time he became the Musical Director for TV Shows such as, ‘Pete and Pio,’ ‘Pio’s Place’ and was also a musician for the ‘Mad Mad World of TV.’ Ernest plays and sings in most Genre of music, particularly Jazz and ‘RnB’ and has 40 years of musical experience making him a sort after musician, musical arranger and composer.

Chris Nielson Saxophone, Trumpet and Percussion, is a multi-instrumentalist and has a Bachelor of Music from the University of Auckland. He has previously worked/toured with Johnny Mathis, Solomon King, Sir Howard Morrison, Billy T. James, Julian Lee, Mavis Rivers, Dave Dobbyn, Midge Marsden, Rodger Fox, John Rowles and many others. He has toured as support band for Ray Charles in Australia. He has worked periodically as a producer, including producing and mixing The Mint Chicks album “Crazy?-Yes! Dumb?-No!” winning the Best Album and Best Rock Album at the 2007 NZ Music Awards, as well as BFM Best Producer. More recently (2011-2016) toured extensively with Katchafire. Chris is currently Musical Director of the 20 piece North Harbour Big Band and a recent member of the Brian Smith Jazz Quintet. His main focus now though is playing keyboards and horns with The Unknown Mortal Orchestra alongside his two sons, Kody and Ruban.

Alex Griffith - Bass, has three decades of performance experience with National and international touring artist including Randy Crawford (USA), Miguel Fuentes (Puerto Rico), and the Rodger Fox Big Band. We have seen Alex in two other line-ups at our Turner Centre Jazz Club. Afro Tropical, and the Allana Goldsmith Quartet. He would have to be one of the most exciting, innovative world class bass players New Zealand has produced.

Neil Williamson – Drums. Neil is an experienced session artist and gifted music tutor who originally studied with New Zealand drumming pioneer, Frank Gibson Jnr. He moved to the NSW Conservatorium of Music in Australia where he received tutelage from David Jones and was exposed to a diversity of musical influences. He is a fluent music chart reader, with impeccable facility, and has backed many artist including Edwina Thorne, Ray Woolf, Jerome Hendrix, Marian Burns, Peter Woods, The Mike Walker Trio. Tom Sharplin, Kiri Eriwata, Larry Morris, Kevin Greaves and Makareta Umbers are also artists he has performed with.

This will be music you know from around the world played impeccably by musicians of experience.

 

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Sol3 Mio ‘Back to Basics’

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Date: Saturday, 23 March

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: John Dalton Auditorium

Tickets: $80 per person

 

Sol3 Mio fans rejoice! New Zealand’s favourite musical trio are home for the holidays and are delighted to announce a very special concert tour across the North Island this March. This will be Sol3 Mio in their most intimate and purest form – three voices and a piano – with a brand new repertoire of songs and anecdotes from their adventures around the globe over the past 12 months.

In this tour, Sol3 Mio take a step back from their recent outdoor shows to reconnect with smaller audiences at concert halls and theatres, sharing stories and music from their experiences across the globe, up close and personal.

“We’ve missed being able to see everyone’s faces and communicate directly with our audiences during performances,” Sol3 Mio say. “So we’re looking forward to doing that in these shows, as well as meeting everyone for meet and greets and signings after the shows.”

While brothers Pene and Amitai Pati, and Moses Mackay have been focusing on their solo opera and pop careers for the past year, their Christmas Album A VERY M3RRY CHRISTMAS hit #2 in the New Zealand Album charts, after hitting #1 on release a year earlier. With three straight #1 albums, a slew of Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards and record-breaking tours, Sol3 Mio are a musical force to be reckoned with. This tour is one not to be missed, before the three once again head away to progress their individual careers.

 

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Turner Centre Presents Royal New Zealand Navy In Concert

 

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Time: 2:00pm

Venue: John Dalton Theatre

Tickets: $10 Adults, $5 under 18

Note: For wheelchair seats, please contact the Box Office to book on 09 407 0260.

 

Come along and experience a musical journey with The Royal New Zealand Navy Band. We will be performing in Kerikeri’s Turner Centre at 2:00pm on Sunday the 3rd of February 2019. The RNZN Band is performing a one off concert while on tour to Northland for their annual Waitangi celebrations. It will be an afternoon of many different musical flavours, with something in our programme for everyone.

 

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Turner Centre Jazz Club presents the John Leigh Calder Quartet

 

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Date: Friday, 25 January 2019

Time: 5:00pm – Doors open | 6:00pm – Live music

Venue: New World Theatre Bar - Our outside terrace is set for a wonderful summer night’s atmosphere.

Tickets: $10 entry at the door

Note: A reasonable standard of dress is required

 

THE TURNER CENTRE PRESENTS

The John Leigh Calder Quartet

 


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The Turner Centre, Kerikeri, presents a night of top International Jazz Sounds. Our Jazz Club is very excited to have the John Leigh Calder Quartet return, with John Leigh Calder (Bass and Vocals), who has recently returned from London. Featured alongside John is saxophonist Walter Bianco. We also welcome back two of our favourite musicians, Matt Watson (Piano) and Matt Hennessy (Drums) for a night of cool Jazz on Friday 25th January. Our bar opens at 5.30 pm with live Jazz from these very accomplished, world class musicians starting at 6.00pm in our relaxed New World Theatre Bar.

John Leigh Calder; International Vocalist/Double Bass Player/Song writer and Recording Artist. John performs from dynamic sophisticated, smooth Jazz, to up tempo swinging funky grooves highlighting his unique voice. Originating from Whangarei where he started his musical career with school friend Billy Taikoko, (Billy T James) and following on he has played with many other New Zealand musical identities before pursuing a musical career overseas. John has worked throughout the UK and Europe with top UK Musicians including John Critchinson (Ronnie Scott’s Pianist) and Colin Wood (Acker Bilk’s pianist). Credits include: Record of the week on BBC Radio 1, the Power Play Luxembourg and Theatre Royal Drury Lane. He has been a regular guest at many London Jazz haunts including The Pizza Express Jazz Club, Pimlico Jazz Wine Bar and Booties Jazz Bar, along with numerous International festivals. He has also played in Australia making a name for himself alongside many of Sydney’s best known musicians such as Col Nolan, Errol Buddle and been vocalist with Galapagos Duck appearing at numerous top Jazz Clubs and festivals. John has composed music for feature films such as “Bitter and Twisted” and 3D Film – “Stood Still“. He has recorded four albums of his own and has worked as a session musician on many others.

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Matt Watson; who many of you know is a Whangarei based jazz pianist/organist/trumpet and French horn player who is involved in many different groups and events across Northland and Auckland.
Matt regularly accompanies instrumental and vocal soloists and groups including the Bay of Islands Singers and performs with his own jazz trio “About Time” as well as The Whangarei Theatre Company for shows such as Miss Saigon and Chicago. He is also actively involved in Whangarei Youth Music, Northland Sinfonia and the Basin City Big Band.
Matt is the favourite musician for many other musicians and listeners alike.

Matt Hennessy; Drum set/Tablas/Percussion – has gigged and recorded with many well known New Zealand jazz and blues groups. Originally from USA, Matt has lived in New Zealand for the past 30 years. He is an ex-Northlander now based on Auckland’s North Shore. Some may remember Matt in the early days of the Bay of Islands Jazz Fest playing with Mike Nettmann, Kokomo, Roy Philips (“The Peddlers”), Red Wilson, “Smokestack”, “Viva Jazz”, and has backed musically many other international artists. More recently he has played around Northland with “Lounge Sweet” and “About Time Jazz Trio”. His roots are in St Louis – playing all genres from his most loved modern jazz to his first influences, the three Bs: Bach, Brubeck, and Beatles. He is most at home with jazz, funk, fusion, rock, and blues. This man has rhythm!

Walter Bianco; Saxophone. – Walter was born in Italy and spent his early musical career working on cruise ships around Europe and the Mediterranean. He came to New Zealand in the 1970s and has since played in many Auckland night clubs and bars. He has been a session musician on many NZ recordings for over 30 years. He has played with Herbs, Tina Cross, Suzanne Lynch, Howard Morrison, Prince Tui Teka, Hello Sailor, The All Stars Play The Blues, and Prima Swing, to name a few.
Since retiring to Whangarei Walter says he has enjoyed the privilege of playing music with John Leigh Calder. We at the Jazz Club welcome the soulful sounds of Walter’s saxophone.

The Jazz Club are once again incredibly honoured and excited to bring these wonderful musicians to the Turner Centre. 

A selection of delicious tapas will be available on the night.

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The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra presents Classical Journey

 

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Date: Sunday, 17 February 2019

Time: 6:30pm

Venue: John Dalton Theatre

Tickets;

–  A Reserve – Adults: $45  |  Senior 65+: $39.13  |  Child 18 & under: $35

–  B Reserve - Adults: $40  |  Senior 65+: $34.78  |  Child 18 & under: $15

Note: For wheelchair seats, please contact the Box Office to book on 09 407 0260.

 

Hamish McKeich Conductor // Start your year off with a summer treat of music written during or inspired by the late 18th century. Under the guidance of NZSO Associate Conductor Hamish McKeich, the concert opens with Rossini’s overture to his opera The Italian Girl in Algiers. From there on, the audience will journey from London (Haydn’s London Symphony) to the Russian countryside (Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony) and finishing in Bavaria (Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn). This will be an epic auditory grand tour of Europe.

 

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Valentine Night Dinner & Show

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Date: Thursday, 14 February 2019
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: Theatre Bar
Ticket: Ticket sales have now closed due to catering requirements

 

Join us for a special, romantic night full of music, song, comedy and drama, including a performance from award-winning Cabaret Artist, Barbie Davidson. All served alongside a sumptuous four-course dinner. Treat the loved one in your life and make this Valentine evening one to remember for a long time to come. Everyone welcome. Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

(This event is kindly sponsored by BizSpace).

 

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Aroha Music Society presents Spina & Benignetti Piano Duo

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Date: Friday, 8 March 2019
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: New World Theatre Bar
Tickets: $30.00 Adults | $25 Friends | 18 & under Free
Note: (Friends and Free tickets available at the Box Office only)

 

 

 

 

Eleonora Spina and Michele Benignetti will play: Saint- Saëns, Schubert and Mendelssohn.

 

Winners of international music competitions, these talented musicians hail from Italy and are official Yamaha Artists and we welcome them on their first New Zealand tour sponsored by Italian Institute of Culture of Sydney and the Italian Embassy of Wellington.

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Their partnership as a piano duo began in 2013 and immediately received positive acclaim recording for Brilliant Classics and Sheva Collection’s Label.
They perform regularly throughout Europe and other highlights from last season include playing the debut recital at the Osaka Izumi Hall in Japan and a concert tour in South Africa, including a performance for the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival.

For more information, see www.spinabenignetti.com

 

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Royal New Zealand Ballet presents Tutus on Tour 2019

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Date: Tuesday, 7 May, 2019
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: John Dalton Theatre
Tickets: Adults from $25, Child from $10

Note: For wheelchair accessible seats, please contact the Box Office to book on 09 407 0260.

 

Following sell-out performances around New Zealand in 2018, the RNZB is delighted to be expanding Tutus on Tour to take in eleven regional centres in 2019. From Kerikeri and Whangarei to Oamaru and Gore, Tutus on Tour brings family-friendly performances to heartland New Zealand.

These hour-long performances are tailor-made for intimate venues, and suitable for all ages.

The Programme:

Excerpts from Bournonville’s Napoli and Flower Festival at Genzano, in beautiful traditional costumes designed by Gary Harris. Part of the RNZB’s repertoire since the 1950s, these are true classics sure to delight young and old alike.

Flames of Paris pas de deux – a virtuoso show-stopper for dancers at the top of their game, a favourite in ballet galas worldwide.

Fairy Doll pas de trois – a beautiful doll comes to life in a magical toyshop, an enchanting miniature from 19th century Vienna.

Nae Regrets – 
RNZB Artistic Director Patricia Barker is excited to introduce this work by young US choreographer Brian Enos to New Zealand audiences in 2019. Nae Regrets blends Scottish folk music with techno rhythms to create a new soundscape.

 

 

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DDF End of Term Showcase

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Date: Friday, 7 December
Time: 6:00pm – doors open, 6:30pm – performance starts
Venue: Plaza
Tickets: Door sales only $10 each, $35 family of four
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End of Term Showcase (8 week workshop held at DDF Dance Studio)

 

Choreographed by Alannah Curtis, est 2008.

 

Great Music and Live entertainment for the whole family. Come and support amazing local talent.

Raffle to win a free workshop in Term 1, 2019. Buy at the show; $2 – 1 ticket,  $5 – 3 tickets.

Last concert for the year.

DDF Dance just returned from the Biggest Dance Competition in the Southern Hemisphere to represent NZ in Australia at World Supremacy Battle Grounds. They took four entries and came home with two awards. Alannah Curtis, founder and choreographer, brought home a bronze medal, and was the only female in her adult solo division. Shaylah Harris brought home a Silver Medal in her Solo Junior Division.

Thank you to the community for their support. We will perform our routines at the show in December.

 

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CATS the musical

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Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: John Dalton Theatre
Tickets: $119.00 Premium, $89.90 A Reserve, $79.90 B Reserve, $79.90 Groups 10+ (A Reserve), $79.90 Students (18 & under)

Note: For wheelchair seats, please contact the Box Office to book on 09 407 0260.

 

 

 

 

 

CATS the musical

Biggest NZ tour ever!

 

One of the world’s best-loved musicals, CATS, will embark on its most extensive tour of New Zealand ever in 2019.

As of 2018, CATS is the fourth-longest-running show in Broadway history, and was the longest running Broadway show in history from 1997 until 2006 when it was surpassed by The Phantom of the OperaCats is the sixth-longest-running West End show. It has been performed around the world many times and has been translated into more than 20 languages. In 1998, Cats was turned into a made-for-television film. The musical has grossed approximately $342.2 million.

It has won many awards, including Best Musical at both the Laurence Olivier Awards and the Tony Awards, and is considered among the all-time favourites of musical theatre fans.

Since its world premiere, CATS has been presented in over 30 countries, and has been seen by over 73 million people worldwide.

Both the original London and Broadway cast recordings won Grammy Awards for Best Cast Album. The classic Lloyd Webber score includes Memory, which has been recorded by over 150 artists, from Barbra Streisand and Johnny Mathis to Liberace and Barry Manilow.

CATS is based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.

 

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Alice in Wonderland

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7.30pm

Wednesday, 27th March 2019

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $38.00 Adults; $35.00 Sen Citz/Students with ID;

$25.00 Child (Under 16);

$35.00 Groups 8+ Adults

Note: For wheelchair seats, please contact the Box Office to book on 09 407 0260.

 

 

 

Melbourne City Ballet

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Alice in Wonderland

 

 

Melbourne City Ballet’s Michael Pappalardo (Artistic Director) and Brendan Bradshaw (Artistic Associate) pay homage to the well-known novel by Lewis Carroll, “Alice In Wonderland”, with this enchanting ballet complimented by one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous scores.

 

”Alice In Wonderland” tells the story of a young girl who is whisked away to a magical world of wonder. Falling through a rabbit hole she meets magical creatures both strange and mysterious, including a White Rabbit, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, a Caterpillar, a Cheshire Cat, the March Hare, a Dormouse, The Queen and the eccentric Mad Hatter on her adventure to find her way home.

 

Experience the enchantment of her adventures through the Caterpillar’s garden of flowers, the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, a croquet game and trial in the King and tyrannical Queen’s palace garden and escape with Alice along the riverbank back to the safety of home, just in time for tea.

 

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ABBA

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8.00pm

Thursday, 20th December 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Tickets:  $59.00 Adults; $30.00 Child (12 yrs & under); $54.00 Groups 6+

Note: For wheelchair seats, please contact the Box Office to book on 09 407 0260.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Showtime

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THE ABBA SHOW

 

 

Direct from Australia, and following more than 5000 international shows, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute – The ABBA Show – is coming to town!

 

Far from being ‘just another cover band’, The ABBA Show is a full-scale theatrical production featuring more than 2 hours of live musical performances with a live backing band, replica costumes, theatrical lighting and effects and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle.

 

Starring incredibly detailed performances from internationally acclaimed impersonators ABBAsolutely fABBAulous, The ABBA Show gives fans of all ages a chance to re-live the ABBA concert experience, celebrate the music of ABBA and dance the night away!

 

Fans can expect all the dancing they can handle at the concert with everyone welcome to join in on the action. Audience’s will get to move and groove in their seats to classic ABBA hits such as Dancing Queen, Knowing Me Knowing You, Ring Ring, The Winner Takes It All, Fernando, Super Trouper and many more.

 

The starring cast of the show, including Brits Hannah Pocock as Agnetha and Jenna Ball as Frida and two new exciting additions to the cast to take on the roles of Bjorn and Benny!

 

Jenna Ball said, “the show is so much fun which is why audiences across the world love it. We love getting the crowd singing and dancing, and creating an atmosphere that’s truly electric!

 

Preview here

 

·  Website: www.theabbashow.com.au

·  Facebook: @TheABBAShow

·  Instagram: @TheABBAShow

·  Twitter: @TheABBAShow

·  Official Hashtag: #TheABBAShow

 

 

 

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Royal New Zealand Ballet

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6.30pm

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Venue:  John Dalton Theatre

Duration:  1.5 hours (incl. Interval)

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Royal New Zealand Ballet

Tutus on Tour 2018

 

The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s much-loved regional touring programme continues in 2018. Supported by Ryman Healthcare, Tutus on Tour brings dancers from the RNZB into seven regional centres including Kerikeri, with performances tailor-made for smaller venues, and suitable for all ages.

This is a fantastic opportunity to see your critically-acclaimed national ballet company performing highlights from their extensive repertoire, including classical and contemporary favourites and new works.  

RNZB Artistic Director Patricia Barker is honoured to lead the company as the second female director in its history. “My vision is for the Royal New Zealand Ballet is to be celebrated for commissioning works by the brightest young choreographers, while meticulously maintaining the highest standards of traditional classics. The RNZB will continue to embody the elegance, grandeur, grace and strength that I have already seen in New Zealand’s landscapes and the people that I have met. We are a cultural ambassador and an important artistic export, sharing the spirit and creativity of our country at home and beyond our borders.”

 

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RAYMONDA PAS DE DIX

Choreography: after Marius Petipa

Music: Alexander Glazunov

Staging: Patricia Barker

Petipa’s Raymonda, first staged in St Petersburg in 1898, is rarely seen in its entirety. The third act, from which the Pas de Dix is taken, is a wedding celebration for the heroine Raymonda and the noble Jean de Brienne. Featuring four couples and a principal pair, this is a wonderful opportunity for the dancers to display their classical technique and artistry.

 

‘MEET THE SWAN’

Choreography: Mário Radačovský

Music: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Staging: Nicholas Schultz

Originally created in 2012 for Grand Rapids Ballet (Michigan USA) under the directorship of Patricia Barker.

‘Meet the Swan’ is a stylish, witty, contemporary excerpt from one of ballet’s most beloved stories, Swan Lake. Slovak choreographer Mário Radačovský’s full-length work Black & White, transforms one of ballet’s greatest love stories of innocence and betrayal into a creative, provocative and powerful Swan Lake of our times. ‘Meet the Swan’, with original music from Act II of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, brings a new perspective to Siegfried’s first encounter with the Swan as she reveals herself to be a beautiful woman cursed by an evil magician.

 

THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT

Choreography: Loughlan Prior

Music: Mikhail Glinka, Ottorino Respighi, Marco Enrico

Bossi, Sergei Rachmaninov, Alexander Borodin

Aussie/Kiwi choreographer Loughlan Prior, RNZB Choreographer in Residence and a member of the company since 2010, created The Long and the Short of It in 2017. It is an attempt at deconstructing a daydream, from the dreamer’s point of view. The work begins with Sir Jon Trimmer sitting ever so peacefully, before his mind begins to travel away to a place filled with colourful and mischievous characters.

A playful work full of subtle humour, energy, youth and wonder, The Long and the Short of It highlights that we are never too old to go out and dance. Sir Jon, a part of the RNZB for 60 years, continues to inspire a new generation of choreographers.

 

  

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Celebrate your wedding or special
occasion at The Turner Centre Kerikeri

 

Make our place your place for the day, knowing we’ll do all we can to make it
special for you and your guests.

 

We provide flexible venue opptions to suit your guest numbers and function
style. We put you in touch with experienced local planners and caterers to cover
all the details of organising your event.

 

 

 

Their support and attention to detail

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make all the difference in the smooth running of that special occasion. Ejrm
om fpiny pg yjr vpttrvy ejsiu yp yur pm s gimmu lrwnpstf oy od s hppf ofrs yp
tr rnrt yjr vsyd. Yjr hrmrts trsdpm od yjsy yjru eo ftrml esyrt piy pg yjr ys fotrvy
gpt, yjr nsdom.

 

zog frdrtsyr pmr eoovl yjr g pertd. zip smf g;sdj str mpy tr. syrf
yp zjifdpm smf yjrot vp;pitd str s foggrtrmy. eptlomh sy yjr g pertd. zip smf g;sdj
str mpy tr. syrf yp zjifdpm smf yjrot vp;pitd str s foohm vp, pggovr od brtu movr
eoyj s hpppiy ppl. Ejrm om fpiny pg yjr vpttrvy ejsiu yp yur pm s gimmu lrwnpstf
oy od s hppf ofrs yp tr rnrt yjr vsyd. Yjr hrmrts trsdpm od yjsy yjru eo ftrml esyrt
piy pg yjr ys fotrvy gpt, yjr nsdom. zog frdrtsyr pmr eoovl yjr g pertd. zip smf
g;sdj str mpy tr. syrf yp.


Let us look after your next function: Call us on 09 0260 or get in touch through
our enquiry form.

 

Post 2 Info

img1-whatson

Celebrate your wedding or special
occasion at The Turner Centre Kerikeri

 

Make our place your place for the day, knowing we’ll do all we can to make it
special for you and your guests.

 

We provide flexible venue opptions to suit your guest numbers and function
style. We put you in touch with experienced local planners and caterers to cover
all the details of organising your event.

 

 

 

Their support and attention to detail

img1-whatson

make all the difference in the smooth running of that special occasion. Ejrm
om fpiny pg yjr vpttrvy ejsiu yp yur pm s gimmu lrwnpstf oy od s hppf ofrs yp
tr rnrt yjr vsyd. Yjr hrmrts trsdpm od yjsy yjru eo ftrml esyrt piy pg yjr ys fotrvy
gpt, yjr nsdom.

 

zog frdrtsyr pmr eoovl yjr g pertd. zip smf g;sdj str mpy tr. syrf
yp zjifdpm smf yjrot vp;pitd str s foggrtrmy. eptlomh sy yjr g pertd. zip smf g;sdj
str mpy tr. syrf yp zjifdpm smf yjrot vp;pitd str s foohm vp, pggovr od brtu movr
eoyj s hpppiy ppl. Ejrm om fpiny pg yjr vpttrvy ejsiu yp yur pm s gimmu lrwnpstf
oy od s hppf ofrs yp tr rnrt yjr vsyd. Yjr hrmrts trsdpm od yjsy yjru eo ftrml esyrt
piy pg yjr ys fotrvy gpt, yjr nsdom. zog frdrtsyr pmr eoovl yjr g pertd. zip smf
g;sdj str mpy tr. syrf yp.


Let us look after your next function: Call us on 09 0260 or get in touch through
our enquiry form.

 

Post 1 Info

img1-whatson

Celebrate your wedding or special
occasion at The Turner Centre Kerikeri

 

Make our place your place for the day, knowing we’ll do all we can to make it
special for you and your guests.

 

We provide flexible venue opptions to suit your guest numbers and function
style. We put you in touch with experienced local planners and caterers to cover
all the details of organising your event.

 

 

 

Their support and attention to detail

img1-whatson

make all the difference in the smooth running of that special occasion. Ejrm
om fpiny pg yjr vpttrvy ejsiu yp yur pm s gimmu lrwnpstf oy od s hppf ofrs yp
tr rnrt yjr vsyd. Yjr hrmrts trsdpm od yjsy yjru eo ftrml esyrt piy pg yjr ys fotrvy
gpt, yjr nsdom.

 

zog frdrtsyr pmr eoovl yjr g pertd. zip smf g;sdj str mpy tr. syrf
yp zjifdpm smf yjrot vp;pitd str s foggrtrmy. eptlomh sy yjr g pertd. zip smf g;sdj
str mpy tr. syrf yp zjifdpm smf yjrot vp;pitd str s foohm vp, pggovr od brtu movr
eoyj s hpppiy ppl. Ejrm om fpiny pg yjr vpttrvy ejsiu yp yur pm s gimmu lrwnpstf
oy od s hppf ofrs yp tr rnrt yjr vsyd. Yjr hrmrts trsdpm od yjsy yjru eo ftrml esyrt
piy pg yjr ys fotrvy gpt, yjr nsdom. zog frdrtsyr pmr eoovl yjr g pertd. zip smf
g;sdj str mpy tr. syrf yp.


Let us look after your next function: Call us on 09 0260 or get in touch through
our enquiry form.