Upcoming Events & Concerts

We have some exciting things planned for the coming year.

TURN UP THE MUSIC | KIDS DRAW COMPETITION

Paint or draw yourself playing an instrument to be in to win a term’s free tuition and instrument hire at the Turn Up the Music School.

Deadline: July 26th  

SYMPHONIC SPECTACULAR

On Saturday 31st of August the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra will preform at the WHS Auditorium. This will be the first time the DSO has performed in Queenstown. Information on ticket purchase to come.

General Admission: $69.62

Winter Opera In Arrowtown

On Sunday 11th of August Starring Internationally renown NZ born Mezzo Soprano Bianca Andrews joined by Amelia Berry and David Kelly  at the Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall.

General Admission: $65 per person | ACAS members $50 per person

WINTER OPERA IN ARROWTOWN | TURN UP THE MUSIC BIANCA ANDREW
SYMPHONIC SPECTACULAR | DSO DUNEDIN SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA | TURN UP THE MUSIC EVENT

The 17 and 18 of May 2019 marked the start of Turn Up the Music’s external engagement programme.

On 17 May a string quartet featuring Benjamin Baker, Justine Cormack, Gillian Ansell and Alexander Hersh performed compositions by Franz Schubert and Gareth Farr at Arrowtown, Shotover, and Queenstown Primary schools. Garth Farr was in attendance too, and spoke about his Mondo Rondo composition.

The following night, the string quartet performed at the launch of the Trust, at Hakitekura, Queenstown.  The set also included a composition by Felix Mendelssohn, followed by a Tchaikovsky encore.

Benjamin Baker took the opportunity to announce the launch of Chamber Music at the World’s Edge.  The aim is to bring chamber music events to the people of Central Otago on a regular and planned basis.

One of the highlights of the launch was a performance by precocious saxophonist Eliott Allemand, a graduate of the Lakes Community Music School.  Eliott showcased the potential of Turn Up the Music’s programme and its music school.

A number of events are planned over the course of 2019, including a performance by the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra in Queenstown on 31 August. Refer below.

ALEXANDER CELLO PLAYER | TURN UP THE MUSIC LAUNCH EVENT CONCERT