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Archive of Reviews

CSO's Masterworks - Spirit of Adventure, The Press, 28 July 2019

New NZ Trio line-up 'exquisite' sounds in Christchurch, The Press, 12 July 2019

Turnout for NZSO's Winter Daydreams show disappointing, The Press, 28 June 2019

From delicate nuance tp stirring finale at CSO's organic concert, The Press, 23 June 2019

The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber: a nice way to finish the week, The Press, 15 June 2019

Christchurch Town Hall's Rieger organ played with French fingers, The Press, 10 June 2019

Billy Childs Quartet's sheer artistry and creativity impresses in Christchurch, The Press, 2 June 2019

Swamp grooves and harmonica trains bring a little rhythm and blues to James Hay Theatre, The Press, 1 June 2019

CSO puts on show of world-class quality, The Press, 19 May 2019

Court's 'mind-blowing' Hedwig show 'absolutely sizzles', The Press, 12 May 2019

The Music is Bond hits the right note with Christchurch show, The Press, 9 May 2019

David Bowie's pals do his musical legacy justice on alumni tour, The Press, 6 May 2019

CSO provides enjoyable replay of nights at the movies, The Press, 5 May 2019

New Norah Jones tracks unfamiliar but the sound unmistakable, The Press, 30 April 2019

NZSO's return to newly repaired Christchurch Town Hall another step towards old normal, The Press, 7 April 2019

CSO's 'amazing' live soundtrack to West Side Story, The Press, 31 March 2019

Christchurch run of We Will Rock You a highly entertaining show, The Press, 31 March 2019

National Concerto Competition: Violinist a worthy winner, The Press, 25 March 2019

CSO's Phoenix concert gives restored venue a real workout, The Press, 3 March 2019

Madiba The Musical: A fast-paced show that bristles with energy, The Press, 15 February 2019

Elaine Paige's Christchurch performance a 'pleasant surprise', The Press, 22 January 2019


Warmth comes through in New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's technical performance, The Press, 18 November 2018

CSO says goodbye to Wigram's Air Force Museum in style, The Press, 11 November 2018

Richard Clayderman: Tawdry commercialism drowns out talent, The Press, 29 October 2018

Astroman - endearing, physical and nostalgic coming-of-age drama, The Press, 27 October 2018drama

Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Press, 18 November 2018

Johannes Moser delivers Shostakovich with style, The Press, 11 October 2018

Comedian Bill Bailey performs 'tremendously funny' show, The Press, 23 September 2018

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra hits a home run, The Press, 20 September 2018

Les Misérables: a musical that defines all others of its generation, The Press, 16 September 2018

CSO: NZ Music of the 1980s: Orchestra, singers combine for memorable music, The Press, 9 September 2018

Awkward NZSO/Phoenix Foundation collaboration left band out of its musical depth, The Press, 31 August 2018

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra offers a Debussy piece rarely heard live, The Press, 19 August 2018

Martin Riseley with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, The Press,  1 August 2018

Broadway Hitmen performances 'moving' and 'breathtaking', The Press, 15 July 2018

Too much sparkle and pizzazz for Weill purists,The Press, 13 May 2018

ENZO: A true celebration of one of New Zealand's iconic bands, The Press, 6 May 2018

CSO: Shlomo Mintz impresses in one of his two roles, The Press, 9 April 2018

Showbiz production offers Wicked fun, The Press, 9 April 2018

Anderson & Roe: An outstanding evening, The Press, 21 March 2018

A passionate powerhouse performance, The Press, 1 March 2018

Eroica: CSO delivers a top quality opening to 2018The Press, 26 February 2018

Opera at Pegasus Bay: A subtle, subdued start to 2018 season, The Press, 5 February 2018

Christmas in the City: Sol3 Mio deliver the goods, The Press, 17 December 2017

CSO: For the Common Man a celebration of American music, The Press, 13 November 2017

NZSO's teaming with top pianist delivers exciting playing all round, The Press, 1 November 2017

Bach's 48 Preludes and Fuges: all hail the extraordinary Michael Houstoun, The Press, 29 October 2017

Ode to Joy: CSO and company deliver a fine feast of Beethoven, The Press, 16 October 2017

A mighty performance from Imani Winds, The Press, 28 September 2017

Starman - Sven Ratzke reframes the brilliance of Bowie, The Press, 11 September 2017

CSO and Schmidt a memorable combination, The Press, 4 September 2017

Houstoun and Hristova a captivating duo, The Press, 4 September 2017

CSO brings Keaton's Our Hospitality to life, The Press, 4 September 2017

Elegance and energy from Silver Garburg Piano Duo and CSO, The Press, 7 August 2017

NZ Jazz & Blues Fest - Kenny Barron Trio, The Press, 27 May 2017

NZ Jazz & Blues Fest - Mary Coughlan, The Press, 26 May 2017

CSO – Discover the Music: Flying South, The Press, 11 May 2017

Mozart & Beethoven - playing that was out of this world, The Press, 5 April 2017

Summer Pops - Modern Maori Quartet with the NZSO, The Press, 4 March 2017

Michael Houstoun with the CSO, The Press, 3 April 2017

CSO - Romeo & Juliet, The Press, 26 February 2017

Gala of German  Opera, The Press, 20 February 2017

Opera in the Vines, The Press, 19 February 2017

CSO, Force of Nature, The Press, 20 November 2016

Flare, Simon O'Neill with the NZSO Trio, The Press, 18 November 2016

CSO, The Last Night of the Proms, The Press, 5 November 2016

Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra, The Press, 30 October 2016

London Conchord Ensemble, The Press, 13 October 2016

Beyond the Barricade, The Press, 9 October 2016

NZSO, Bold Worlds: New Frontiers, The Press, 5 October 2016

Shona Laing, Sharon O'Neill and Debbie Harwood still worth a listen, The Press, 1 October 2016

CSO, The Ten Greatest Moments in the History of Orchestral Music, The Press, 23 September 2016

NZSO/Rodger Fox Big Band, The Press, 15 September 2016

CSO Live Cinema, Safety First, The Press, 7 August 2016

The Titan, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, The Press, 11 July 2016

The Topp Twins with the CSO, The Press, 29 May 2016

The Ten Tenors, The Press, 24 May 2016

Stephen Hough with the NZSO, The Press, 20 May 2016

CSO, Pacific Rhythms, The Press, 16 May 2016

CSO Artist Series - Gordon Hunt, The Press, 9 May 2016

Sol3 Mio, The Press, 27 March 2016

A Gala Evening with Dame Kiri, The Press, 7 March 2016

Opera in the Vines, The Press, 28 February 2016

The Marriage of Figaro, The Press, 5 February 2016

Christchurch City Choir, Messiah, The Press, 4 December 2015

Madama Butterfly 'best yet', The Press, 24 July 2015

Quirky musician impresses at Cashmere concert, The Press, 23 July 2015

The magic of Handel's Messiah, The Press, 7 December 2014

La Boheme, The Press, 16 July 2014

Topical Mikado's a hoot, The Press, 24 November 2013


A passionate powerhouse performance

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