Past Events

This page links to concert programmes and photos from past events. 

April 8th, 2017. Home and Abroad

Programme:
 Suppe, Vaughn Williams, Kelly, Pruden, Farquhar.
Links : archived programme and event commentary.

February 11th, 2017. Summer in the Dowse

Programme:
 Snippets from previous occasions, especially the brass and timpani scored pieces that can survive in an open area. Imperial March, Pomp and Circumstance, etc..
Links : archived programme and event commentary.

November 19th, 2016.  Proms 2016

Programme:
Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5, plus Proms. Pascale Orchard soloist.
Links : archived programme and event commentary.

August 12 - 14th, 2016. Shostakovich 10 Symphony Weekend

Programme:
Shostakovich 10th Symphony.
Links : archived programme and event commentary.

July 2nd, 2016. Haydn at St James

Programme:
Haydn Trumpet Concerto followed by the Surprise Symphony.
Links : archived programme and event commentary.

April 16th, 2016. My Fair Lady

Programme:
My Fair Lady, semi-staged. "A triumph"
Links : archived programme and event commentary.

February 13th, 2016. Summer in the Dowse

Programme:
 Snippets from previous occasions, and an intro to My Fair Lady.
Links : archived programme and event commentary.

December 5th, 2015. Another Christmas Cracker

Programme:
 Christmas and other music, along with Gallery Orchestra
Links : archived programme and event commentary.

October 31, 2015. Orchestral Fantasy

Programme:
 Night on Bald Mountain, In the Hall of the Mountain King, scary and pseudo scary pieces.
Links : archived programme and event commentary.

July 31 to Aug 2nd, 2015. Symphony Workshop - Tchaikovsky 6th

Programme:
 Piotr Tchaikovsky's "Pathétique" Symphony No 6
Links : archived programme and event commentary.

May 9, 2015. South Pacific in Concert

Programme:
   The Rogers and Hammerstein Musical with everything erxcept the props and curtains.
Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

January 31, 2015. Outdoor Concert in Dowse Square

Programme:
   Reprise of Thieving Magpie, Bolero and the Nutcracker Suite.
Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

November 29, 2014. A Christmas Cracker

Programme:
   Bolero, Nutcracker etc., and specially composed " A Christmas Cracker".
Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

September 5th to 7th, 2014. Symphony Workshop - Holst's Planets

Programme:
   Gustav Holst's "The Planets" All seven of them.
Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

July 27th, 2014. Ludwig Plays Beethoven

Programme:
   Beethoven First Symphony, 3Keys Intermezzo, Emperor Concerto.
Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

April 5th, 2014. Tales from Arabian Nights

Programme:
   Prokofiev Montagues and Capulets, then Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.
Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

November 23rd & 24th, 2013. HVO in Hollywood

Programme:
   A series of Movie Themes, with movie clips in the second half.
Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

August 2nd - 4th, 2013. Symphony Workshop - Mahler's First

Programme:
   Mahler's First Symphony. Written in the 1880s, but revised through to 1898.
Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

June 22nd, 2013. Marimba in Spain

Programme:
   Elgar, Bizet, Bach and Sejourne: orchestra only. Yoshiko playing Childrens Songs (Keiko Abe) then the Castel-Tedesco Concerto.
Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

April 6th, 2013. Ludwig in Russia

Programme: 
   Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich orchestra only, plus
   Ludwig Treviranus playing Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

November 24th, 2012. Last Night of the Proms

Programme:
   Sibelius, Delius, Vaughn Williams,  Catalini, Dvorak, Grieg and then the second half.
   With soprano Megan Corby as soloist. Second concert in Carterton, at its Events Centre.

Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

September 7th-9th, 2012. Workshop: Beethoven's 9th

Programme:
   Beethoven's 9th, the Choral Symphony. 

Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

June 6th, 2012. Wings of Song. With Cantala Choir

Programme:
   Finlandia and The Magic Toyshop.
   Ave Maria, Herbstlied, Maiglockchen und die Blumelein, Rolling in the Deep

Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

May 5th, 2012. Double Concert: Opera & Concerto

Programme:
   Melanie Lina playing Rachmaninoff's 3rd Concerto. The Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana. 

Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

December 3rd, 2011. Final Concert: Humouresque

Programme:
   A wide range of humourous items,  with 5 singers, a recorder player and a typewriter. Not at the same time, but usually with the orchestra 

Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

August 26-28th, 2011. Symphonic Weekend

Programme:
   Pilgrim's March (Luther), Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Debussy),
 and the Firebird Suite (Stravinsky)


Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

June 18th, 2011. Viola Concerto plus Gallery Orchestra

Programme:
   First half: Gallery playing Corelli and Chattanooga then HVO playing Bizet. In the second, John Roxburgh playing the Hill viola concerto, then 3 pieces by combined orchestras. 

Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

April 2nd, 2011. Clarinet Concerto

Programme:
   Schubert and Ravel in the first half, and Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in the second. 

Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

November 20th, 2010. Proms Concert

Programme:
   Delius and Elgar in the first half, and the traditional 'Last Night at the Proms' pieces in the second. 

Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

August 27th 2010. Shostakovich 5th (Workshop weekend)

Programme:
   Shostakovich's 5th Symphony. 

Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

July 3rd, 2010. Trip to America

Programme:
   Set of 12 short pieces, but Cage, Mayerl, Gershwin, Kander, Grofe, Copland
     and others, including three jazz songs sung by Bonnie Riley. 

Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

March 27th, 2010. Suite Serenades

Programme:
   Schubert - Overture to the Rosemunde
   Strauss - Serenade for Winds in Eb
   Brahms - Serenade No. 1
   Arnold - Little Suite for Orchestra

Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

November 27 and 29th, 2009. Once Upon a Tune

Programme:
   Mozart - Overture to the Magic Flute
   Khachaturian - Spartacus Suite #2
   Coates - The Three Bears
   Mars - Bringer of War
   Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf

Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

August 9th, 2009. Symphony Workshop Concert

Programme:
   Brahms - 4th Symphony
   Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 5

Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

June 21st, 2009. Double Orchestra Concert

"From the Musician's Gallery"

Programme:
hvo
   Suppe. Poet and Peasant Overture.
    Schubert. Unfinished Symphony
Gallery
    Handel. Music for Royal Fireworks
    ABBA. Selection of their Music
Combined
    Smetana. Polka from the Bartered bride
    Mascagni. Intermezzo from Cavallerio Rusticana

Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

March 28th, 2009. Tutus and a Tenor Concert

Programme:
   Grieg. Peer Gynt
    Puccini aria. Soprano Dani Yourukova
    Lilburn. Four Canzonas
    Mozart and Verdi arias. Tenor Michael Gray
    Tchaikovsky. SWan Lake.

Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

November 15th, 2008. Concert on Movie Themes

Programme:
   Themes: Star Wars, Star Trek, Titanic, Forrest Gump,
         Gladiator, Chicago, Psycho and The Fellowship of the Ring.

Accompanying the music were short segments from each of the movies. (Except Titanic. To avoid an extraordinary surcharge, a mix of stills and home movie was shown instead. )

Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

August 10th, 2008. Symphony Workshop Concert

Programme:
   Beethoven - Egmont Overture
   Dvorak - Symphony 9, From the New World

Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

June 15th, 2008. Barbershop Beethoven Concert

    Soloist -  Ludvig Treviranus
    Faultline Chorus singing Barbershop.

Programme:
   Symphony 9, 3rd movement  - Beethoven
   Symphony 7, 2rd movement  - Beethoven
    Acappella Barbershop from Faultline
    Piano Concerto 5, 1st movement - Beethoven
    Barbershop quartets and full chorus pieces
    Faultline and Orchestra combined.
Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

April 19th, 2008. 50th Anniversary Concert

    Soloist on Marimba -  Yoshiko Tsuruta
    Premiere - Recipe for Disaster - Claire Cowan

Programme:
    Wedding Day at Troldhaugen - Grieg
    Marimba Concerto - Ney Rosauro
    Recipe for Disaster - Claire Cowan
    Karelia Suite - Sibellius
Links :  archived programme and event commentary.

November 18th, 2007. Proms concert.

    Soloist singer -  Allison Cormack
    Choir - Hutt Valley Singers

Programme:
    Dambusters March - Eric Coates
    Greensleeves - Vaughan Williams
    Aria - with Soprano
    By the Sleepy Lagoon - Eric Coates
    Hallelujah - Handel - with Choir
    Pomp and Circumstance Military Marches #2,3,4 - Elgar
    'Pace, pace mio dio' Aria - Verdi - with Soprano
    Jerusalem - Hubert Parry - with Choir
    Anvil Chorus - Verdi - with Choir
    Nimrod - Elgar
    Rule Britannia - with Choir & Soprano

Links: none. This concert pre-dated the creation of our website.

September 7-9th, 2007. Symphony Workshop Weekend

This ran from Friday night to Sunday afternoon.  Orchestral players from central New Zealand came to learn a new piece, with sectional tuition from eminent New Zealand based players. The symphony was Tchaikovsky's 5th.

There is a YouTube Video of the concert. (7 minutes. Lots of megabytes. Better be on broadband.)

July 18th, 2007.  Double delight concert.

Both hvo and Tawa Orchestras were performing.
Programme:
Hutt Valley Concert Orchestra
    Beethoven Piano Concerto #1, Soloist Ludwig Treviranus

Tawa Orchestra – conductor Ted Aspey
    Masquerade Waltz by A. Khachaturian
    Pomp and Circumstance No. 2 by Edward Elgar
    Moonlight Serenade - from the Glen Miller selection

Joint orchestras performance
    Homage March, Grieg. Conductor Brent Stewart
    Nimrod from Elgar’s Enigma Variations. Conductor Ted Aspey
    Emperor Valse, Johann Strauss. Conductor Ted Aspey

May 18th, 2007.  First Brent Stewart concert

    Soloist: Simon Drew, Saxophone.

Programme:
    Drysdale overture - Douglas Lilburn
    Concerto for Alto Saxophone - John Ritchie
            Solost Simon Brew.
    Gymnopedies I & II - Erik Satie (orch. Debussy)
    Symphony 8 - Beethoven

November 18th, 2006. Stuart Douglas farewell concert.

    Soloist -  singer Wendy Kale

Programme:
    Ring Round the Moon - David Farquhar
    Overture, Marriage of Figaro - Mozart
    Two arias from Marriage of Figaro - Mozart
        Soloist: Wendy Kale
    Enigma selection - Elgar
    Les Biches (ballet music) - Poulenc
    Two arias from Cosi fan Tutte - Mozart
        Soloist: Wendy Kale

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