Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Performers' Evening

Next Performers' Evening

 Wednesday 3 July  7.30pm 
Philharmonia Hall, 
427 Dominion Rd, 

This is an informal occasion so come along and play something you are working on or a duet. We are planning to have a pianist at this session so if you would like to play and your piece has an accompaniment, please let us know by Wednesday 26 June so that we can let her have the music to look at.

Sign up by Wednesday 26 June if you would like to be accompanied by a pianist
or Saturday 29 June if unaccompanied.


COST: Free to members, $10 for non-members

NZDRS Performers' Evenings are on the first Wednesday of each month.  All members are welcome to play   Great for trying out exam or competition pieces or just having a performance to use as a goal to work towards. Informal, friendly and fun.

You are very welcome to come and listen, even if you are not performing.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Student members outing to hear NZSO play the Planets

Due to weather conditions in Wellington today, the NZSO have had to cancel this concert.  

Yet another reason to join NZDRS if you are not already a member!
WHAT: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra plays the Planets by Holst
WHEN: 7pm Friday 21 June
WHERE: Auckland Town Hall
WHO: Student members of NZDRS. 
COST: $10.00
HOW: Email us by Friday 14 June if you would like to come along. Carpool with friends or catch the bus into town.

An NZDRS teacher will meet you beforehand and take you back stage at the end of the concert to meet NZSO's Mike Austin and to see the rare bass oboe he plays in this piece. Find out more about the big cousin of the cor anglais here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bass_oboe

The English composer Gustav Holst looked to the skies for inspiration, and one of his best-known works, The Planets, reflects his deep interest in both astrology and astronomy. This is an awesome piece if you have never been to the orchestra before or don't attend often.  It is colourful, fun, and each movement is short and evocative of a specific theme.

Here's a clip of the raw brutality of Mars, The Bringer of War
and the jolly, fun Jupiterhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBhcfxn5cFE
Look forward to seeing you there,

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Dozen a Day workshop/Chamber Music Club

Our next Chamber Music Club is on June 22
Please sign up by emailing nzdoublereeds@gmail.com by June 13.  
Peter Dykes

This month, we have a special class prior to Chamber Music Club.  Peter Dykes is doing a workshop called "Dozen a Day".  This is about the importance and routine of warming up.   Peter is an oboe player, but warm ups are equally important for bassoon players too!  

Music department, St Peter's College, Mountain Rd, Epsom


Dozen a Day workshop: 2pm - 3pm
Chamber Music Club: 3pm - 5.30pm


Dozen a Day workshop: NZDRS Members Free, Non members: School and uni students $5, Adults $15
Chamber Music Club: NZDRS members rates: adults $15, school and university students, $5. Non members are invited to come along to one session at member's rates.
Please note that payment must be made when signing up. This is non-refundable. 
Please pay into the NZDRS account: 01-1840-0028449-00. Include your name/ chamber music club/month.