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Resonance Ensemble conducted by Tony Ryan will present Heroes and Anti-Heroes – an innovative and spectacular programme of orchestral works featuring outstanding local soloists
Christchurch’s superb specialist orchestra, Resonance Ensemble, conducted by Tony Ryan, is currently preparing another exciting programme of works from less often encountered corners of the repertoire.
Beethoven’s Egmont Overture is one of his best-known orchestral works, but few will know the other moving and dramatic music that the composer wrote for Goethe’s play. Composed towards the end of Beethoven’s extraordinarily productive middle period, the Incidental Music to Egmont is among his finest creations. Resonance Ensemble’s performance of the complete Egmont music will include soprano Helen Charlton in its two vocal movements, and Christchurch actor and singer Ben Freeth who will provide a linking narration to bring the dramatic context to life.
Two short vocal pieces by this concert’s conductor Tony Ryan will again feature the singing talents of Helen Charlton and Ben Freeth. Helen performs Ryan’s orchestral song Don Quixote, and she will be joined by Ben for It’s Christmas Here As Well which was premiered at last year’s Christchurch Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert.
Khachaturian’s colourful and spectacular Violin Concerto may not often appear in concert programmes, but this wonderfully appealing and dramatic work, full of the composer’s familiar melodic and rhythmic genius is the major work in this programme. Featuring talented nineteen-year-old Christchurch violinist, Thomas Bedggood, this will be a performance not to be missed.
The orchestra will end with two further works by Khachaturian, his very popular Adagio from Spartacus and the swirling Waltz from Masquerade.
Greater Christchurch has overwhelmingly voted red – giving Labour all but two of its electorate seats and the majority of the party vote.
Labour supporters at the party's election event in Christchurch on Saturday night were barely able to keep a lid on their excitement and glee at National’s astonishingly poor performance in the city – and their knives came out for their parliamentary colleagues in Blue.
“At last, Christchurch has woken up,” said Duncan Webb, Christchurch Central’s incumbent.
“It’s been a long campaign, exhausting, but the reward you get for that, it’s amazing.
The catagories are Fiction, Non Fiction, Poetry, Maori te reo, Childrens writing Short Prose
Congratulations to all the authors, illustrators, and publishers on this year’s
BOOKS – NON-FICTION
Merchant Miner Mandarin: The Life and Times of Remarkable Choie
Sew Hoy, by Jenny Sew Hoy Agnew and Trevor Agnew (Canterbury
Leading Lady: Eve Poole; A Life in the Spotlight, by Vivienne Allan
(Quentin Wilson Publishing)
Leading the Way: 100 Years of the Tararua Tramping Club, by Shaun
Barnett and Chris Maclean (Tararua Tramping Club in conjunction with
Potton and Burton)
Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death, by Caroline Barron
Marti Friedlander: Portraits of the Artists, by Leonard Bell (Auckland
Llew Summers: Body and Soul, by John Newton (Canterbury University
Upstream on the Mataura, by Dougal Rillstone (Mary Egan Publishing)
This Farming Life: Five Generations, by Tim Saunders (Allen and Unwin)
Searching for Charlie: In Pursuit of the Real Charles Upham VC & Bar,
by Tom Scott (Upstart Press)
Colin McCahon: Volumes I and II, by Peter Simpson (Auckland University
Pakeha Settlements in a Maori World: New Zealand Archaeology 1769-
1860, by Ian Smith (Bridget Williams Books)
You Have a Lot to Lose, by C Karl Stead (Auckland University Press)
Rescue: One New Zealander’s Crusade to Save Endangered Animals,
by Michael Willis (Quentin Wilson Publishing)
The Father of Octopus Wrestling, by Frankie McMillan (Canterbury
Shifting Currents, by Joanna Orwin (Joanna Orwin)
All the Way to Summer, by Fiona Kidman (Vintage Penguin Random
The Wild Card, by Reneé (The Cuba Press)
Jerningham, by Cristina Sanders (The Cuba Press)
Dark Empire, by John Horrocks (Steele Roberts Aotearoa Publishers)
The Telling Time, by P.J. McKay (Polako Press)
Soldiers, by Tom Remiger (Text Publishing Company)
The Stories of Eileen Duggan, edited by Helen J O’Neill (Victoria
BOOKS – CHILDREN’S
The Adventures of Tupaia, by Courtney Sina Meredith and Mat Tait (Allen
Hindsight: Pivotal Moments in New Zealand History, by Mandy Hager
(One Tree House)
Icebreaker! An Epic Antarctic Adventure, by Maria Gill, illustrated by
Alistair Hughes (New Holland)
Lost Wonders: Vanished Creatures of Aotearoa, by Sarah Ell, illustrated
by Phoebe Morris (Allen and Unwin)
New Zealand Nature Heroes, by Gillian Candler (Potton and Burton)
TE REO BOOKS
Haare Williams: Words of a Kaumātua, by Haare Williams, introduced
and edited by Witi Ihimaera (Auckland University Press)
Whakarongo ki ō tupuna, by Darryn Joseph (Oratia Books)
Te Reo Māori, by David Kārena-Holmes (Oratia Books)
Colonial Commodity, by Karen Zelas
Te Mana o Te Wai, by Mike Riddell
The Last Blacksmith, by Jenna Heller
Airing the Family Linen, by Jeni Curtis
The Woman from Deerschaw, by Jeni Curtis
Hiruhārama, by Gregory Dally
Whitebait, by Janet Newman
View from Pigeon Island Lake Wakitipu, by Husayn Rawlings
Auntie Marg, by Louise Hart
Combat Ready, by Sherry Grant
Let me Connect the Homes, by Rachel McAlpine
Reg Lee, by Kay McKenzie Cooke
On a Mat at the Bottom of the World, by Kay McKenzie Cooke
Blackberry Days, by Kay McKenzie Cooke
Small Moments in the History of a Small Country, by Paul Maunder
Land Wars? by Marcus Hobson
Season of Seven Summers, by Nod Ghosh
The Gate, by Janet Newman
Weaving my Family’s Stories, by Jean Rath
The Tearooms, by Mandy McMullin