Events

The PumpHouse Beethoven, Brahms & Bartok – Orchestra Auckland

The PumpHouse: Beethoven, Brahms & Bartok – Orchestra Auckland

December 19th, 2021

Hear leading NZ musicians in rarely performed ensemble versions of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 in Eb major “Emperor”, a selection of Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms, and Bela Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances. This concert features the dynamic playing of pianist Tony Yan Tong Chen and a 22 piece chamber orchestra, directed by Peter Thomas.

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An Evening with Cowboy Junkies- Bruce Mason Centre

Bruce Mason Centre: An Evening with Cowboy Junkies

January 28th, 2022

An Evening with Cowboy Junkies will feature the group’s career-spanning repertoire, from The Trinity Session to All That Reckoning. Canadian alt-country pioneers Cowboy Junkies will return to Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 20 years in May 2020. Anyone who has followed Cowboy Junkies’ three decade-long journey knows the band has always remained true to its unique artistic vision. In 1988, it proved that there was an audience waiting for something quiet, beautiful and reflective. The Trinity Session was like a whisper that cut through the noise with its introspective, quiet intensity. The new album, All That Reckoning, once again gently shakes the listener to wake up. It may be the most powerful album Cowboy Junkies have yet recorded. Cowboy Junkies inadvertently started a revolution when the group appeared in the late eighties. The Trinity Session featured the band’s unforgettable cover of the Velvet Underground’s ‘Sweet Jane’, and combined folk, country, blues and rock in a way that had never been heard before. It went on to sell more than one million copies but its influence was broader and deeper. Indeed, the record presaged the subsequent alternative-country movement of the nineties and beyond, with its general mood: the album had been recorded in a church with the group performing around a single microphone.

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Ant Middleton: Mind Over Muscle Tour Bruce Mason Centre

Bruce Mason Centre: Ant Middleton: Mind Over Muscle Tour

February 9th, 2022

Ant Middleton is bringing his popular speaking tour to Australia and New Zealand this July! The best-selling author will lead audiences through a motivational journey of personal growth and positivity led by his mantra of ‘Mind Over Muscle’.

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