Upcoming Events & Concerts

We have some exciting things planned for the coming year.

Jazz in the Park

October 26-27 –  in Queenstown

Creative Queenstown presents: JAZZ IN THE PARK

Join us this Labour Weekend for two free community concerts as we celebrate Spring with some fantastic live musical performance.

Why not bring a picnic and enjoy an entertaining afternoon with friends or family on Saturday at Earnslaw Park and Sunday on Arrowtown’s Buckingham Green.

Relax and enjoy performances from the Wakatipu High School’s Best Served Chilled, Zinco, Queenstown Jazz Orchestra, Beats of Anticipation, Turtle Funk and Sam Manzanza’s Afrobeat Band.

Earnslaw Park – Saturday 26th Oct, 11am-4pm


11am | Best Served Chilled

12:15pm | Beats of Anticipation

1:30pm |  Turtle Funk

2:45pm |  Sam Manzanza & Afrobeat Band

4pm | Finish

Buckingham Green – Sunday 27th Oct, 11:30am-4pm


11:30am | Best Served Chilled

1pm | Zinco

2pm | Queenstown Jazz Orchestra

3pm | Sam Manzana & Afrobead Band

4pm | Finish


Proudly supported by:

QLDC, Arrowtown Promotion & Business Association, Central Lakes Trust, Queenstown JazzFest Trust, Turn Up The Music & Rockformation


 

DSO outreach in local primary schools

November 25-29 

6 players will play mini-concerts in each school and explain each of their instruments

November 2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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  • Small Hands
  • Small Hands
  • Small Strings
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  • Turn Up The Wind With Iraja Max
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  • Turn Up The Voices With Natasha Wilson
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  • Start Here Recorder Group
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  • Turn Up The Strings with Natasha Kumar
  • Turn Up The Band With Michael Eden
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  • Small Hands
  • Small Hands
  • Small Strings
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  • Turn Up The Wind With Iraja Max
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  • Turn Up The Voices With Natasha Wilson
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  • Start Here Recorder Group
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  • Turn Up The Strings with Natasha Kumar
  • Turn Up The Band With Michael Eden
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  • Small Hands
  • Small Hands
  • Small Strings
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  • Turn Up The Wind With Iraja Max
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  • Turn Up The Voices With Natasha Wilson
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  • Start Here Recorder Group
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  • Turn Up The Strings with Natasha Kumar
  • Turn Up The Band With Michael Eden
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  • Small Hands
  • Small Hands
  • Small Strings
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  • Turn Up The Wind With Iraja Max
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  • Turn Up The Voices With Natasha Wilson
27
  • Start Here Recorder Group
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  • Turn Up The Strings with Natasha Kumar
  • Turn Up The Band With Michael Eden
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  • Small Hands
  • Small Hands
  • Small Strings
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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.