Performances 

 

 

 

 

2009

Monday 14 December, 7.30pm
Tuesday 15 December, 7.30pm
MESSIAH – G F Handel

 

AUCKLAND TOWN HALL

Morag Atchison, soprano
Wendy Dawn Thompson, mezzo soprano
David Hamilton, tenor
Jared Holt, bass

AUCKLAND CHORAL  

Pipers Sinfonia  

Uwe Grodd, Conductor

 

Saturday 5 December 7.30pm
Sunday   6 December, 2.30pm 
 

Mendelssohn  Hebrides Overture

Tchaikovsky  Piano Concerto No 1

Xinghai Xian  Yellow River Cantata – NZ Premiere 

Manukau Symphony Orchestra and Music Association Auckland, with support from the People’s Republic of China, are proud to present the New Zealand premiere of Xinghai Xian’s Yellow River Cantata, conducted by Uwe Grodd.  

Xian’s landmark Chinese Yellow River Cantata was the first to integrate Chinese folk melodies and poetry into a Western-style operatic cantata. This awe-inspiring dramatic work, with solo arias, duets, chorus and narration, is performed with Manukau’s full Symphony strength. 2009 marks the 70th anniversary of the work’s composition.  

For the first half of these concerts, Manukau Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Uwe Grodd, will team up with prize-winning pianist, Chenyin Li, to present Tchaikovsky's magnificent piano concerto. Chenyi Li, now resident in London, is the recipient of many international first prizes such as the European Beethoven Gold Medal. Her solo recital at the NZ International Piano Festival in 2007 was described by the Herald as ‘…by far, the most rewarding evening of the festival’.

 

TELSTRACLEAR PACIFIC EVENTS CENTRE,  Genesis Energy Theatre

Manukau Symphony Orchestra

Music Association Auckland
Soloists from the Republic of China
Chenyin Li, piano
Uwe Grodd, conductor

Saturday 31 October, 7.30pm AMADEUS

Haydn – Insanae Et Vanae Curae
Mozart – Coronation Mass K.317
Hummel – Missa Solemnis

 

HOLY TRINITY CATHEDRAL, PARNELL, AUCKLAND

Patricia Wright, soprano
Kate Spence, alto
Patrick Power, tenor
Hadleigh Adams, bass

AUCKLAND CHORAL  

Pipers Sinfonia  

Uwe Grodd, Conductor

 

October 3-5th 2009 AUSTRALIAN FLUTE FESTIVAL   -   ADELAIDE

Concerts, master classes and workshops

 

Uwe Grodd, flute

 

Sunday 2 August, 5.00pm POUNAMU

This FREE CONCERT provides you with a wonderful opportunity to introduce family and friends to Auckland Choral and we look forward to welcoming them.

Lilia Carpinelli | Kate Spence

Hamilton – new work
Fisher – Pounamu
Vivaldi – Gloria

 

HOLY TRINITY CATHEDRAL, PARNELL, AUCKLAND

AUCKLAND CHORAL
Pipers Sinfonia
David Hamilton, Conductor
Uwe Grodd, Conductor, flute 

Saturday 25 July AUCKLAND CHORAL

 

 

ST JOHN’S CATHEDRAL, NAPIER

 

AUCKLAND CHORAL
Uwe Grodd, Conductor, flute, conductor

Saturday  20 June, 7.30pm NEW WORLD 

Manukau Symphony Orchestra is proud to premiere composer-in-residence Anthony Ritchie’s Piano Concerto No.3, commissioned by the orchestra. This sunny and life-affirming work has been written especially for Wellingtonian pianist Emma Sayers, renowned for her performances of 20th-century music. 

Before presenting this wonderful new work, the Manukau Symphony Orchestra will perform Mozart’s light-hearted Il Seraglio Overture. The concert concludes with the well-known New World Symphony by Dvorak.   

 

TELSTRACLEAR PACIFIC EVENTS CENTRE,  Genesis Energy Theatre

 

Manukau Symphony Orchestra  

Emma Sayers, piano  

Uwe Grodd, conductor  

Friday 8 May

GRADUATION GALA CONCERT

Concerto Competition Final

Liszt Piano Concerto No.2 in A major
Ibert Concerto for  flute and
orchestra
Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor

 

AUCKLAND TOWN HALL

Tiantian Xu, piano
Christine Kim , flute
Rose Cheng , piano

University of Auckland Symphony Orchestra
Uwe Grodd, conductor

Sunday  26 April , 3pm J Haydn Trio in D Hob XV: 16

J B Wendling Trio in G major op. 2 Nr 1  

Mozart Flute Quartet  No 1  in D major  KV 285

C M v Weber Trio in g minor op 63

 

University of Auckland, School of Music
Music Theatre

Uwe Grodd, flute
Elizabeth Holowell, violin
Irina Andreeva,   viola    
Martin Rummel,  violoncello
Natalia Ricci, piano 

Sunday 29 March, 5.00pm  CREATION - Joseph Haydn

 

AUCKLAND TOWN HALL

 

Pepe Becker, soprano | Kenneth Cornish, tenor | James Harrison, baritone

 

AUCKLAND CHORAL
University of Auckland Chamber Choir
University of Auckland Symphony Orchestra
Uwe Grodd, Conductor

 

Saturday 21 March, 7.30pm
 Sunday  22 March, 2.30pm
 
Genesis Energy Autumn Concerts - Vienna Nights

Inspired by the Viennese New Year’s Day Concerts, Vienna Nights features dazzling opera arias, duets, overtures and orchestral interludes. Manukau Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Uwe Grodd, is joined by narrator Raymond Hawthorne, soprano Lilia Carpinelli and Tenor Derek Hill.  

Works to be performed include Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro Overture, Puccini’s Nessun Dorma – made famous by Pavarotti – Suppé’s Light Cavalry Overture and Rossini’s Une voce poco fa, from the opera The Barber of Seville. And much, much more… 

 

TELSTRACLEAR PACIFIC EVENTS CENTRE,  

Manukau, Genesis Energy Theatre

Manukau Symphony Orchestra  

Uwe Grodd, Conductor  

Friday 20 February 8pm
Saturday 21 February 8pm
 
W A Mozart       Overture to ‘Magic Flute’
W A Mozart       Concerto for flute and orchestra in G major KV 313
C Chaminade     Concertino for flute and orchestra
C Debussy          ‘ La Mer’
ZOELLNER ARTS CENTRE  -   LEHIGH UNIVERSITY , USA

Lehigh Philharmonic Orchestra
Eugene Albulescu, conductor
Uwe Grodd, flute soloist

11 February 20.00hr 

‘ SILVERED TUBES’ par L’ensemble des flutes de Conservatoire

Music by Mozart, Kuechler, Berthomieu, Offermans, Boumans and
 

‘Night Soliloquy’   for solo flute and ensemble  - K Kennan 
‘Lullaby’  for flute ensemble - J Elmsly    -  Premier
‘From Silvered Tubes’ for flute ensemble  - J Elmsly   -  Premier
‘Flute Salad’ for flute ensemble - arr U Grodd

 

 

CONSERVATOIRE DE MUSIQUE LUXEMBOURG

Uwe Grodd, conductor, solo flute, arranger

2008

December 15 and 16
2008
‘ Messiah' Auckland Town Hall

 

Conductor – Uwe Grodd

Auckland Choral 
Pipers Sinfonia

 

New Zealand

December 6 and 7
2008
‘Eroica’ 

Wagner Meistersinger Overture; 

Mahler Rueckert Lieder;

Eroica Symphony - Beethoven

Manukau City Symphony Orchestra

 

Conductor – Uwe Grodd

Piano Soloist – Christopher Hinterhuber

 

New Zealand - TelstraClear Event Centre

 

November 2
2008
‘ Messe Solennelle’ G Rossini Holy Trinity Cathedral

 

Conductor – Uwe Grodd

Auckland Choral

 

New Zealand 

October 12
2008
‘Family Concert’ 

‘The Emperor and the Nightingale’ J Mc Leod

 

Manukau City Symphony Orchestra

 

Conductor – Uwe Grodd

 

New Zealand - TelstraClear Event Centre

October 4
2008
New World Symphony Dvorak; 

Cimarosa Concerto for two flutes;

Wagner Meistersinger Overture

Holy Trinity Cathedral

 

Conductor – Uwe Grodd

University Symphony Orchestra

 

New Zealand

September 27
2008
‘King David’

 Honegger; Bruckner Motet  

Holy Trinity Cathedral

 

Conductor – Uwe Grodd

Auckland Choral 
Auckland Philharmonia Ensemble

New Zealand

August 17
2008
‘Romantic Flute’  

Schubert; Hindemith; Reinecke; Jolivet 

University of Auckland - School of Music - New Zealand

 

Flautist Soloist – Uwe Grodd

Piano Soloist – Christopher Hinterhuber

August 9 and 10
2008
‘Olé’

Debussy, De Falla La vida breve’, 

Night in the Gardens of Spain, 

Ravel Piano Concerto in G; 

Manukau City Symphony Orchestra

 

Conductor – Uwe Grodd

Piano Soloist – Christopher Hinterhuber

 

New Zealand - TelstraClear Event Centre

7 June
2008
Schlangenbader Abendmusik 2008

G. F. Händel Sonata in B minor

 

Evangelische Christuskirche Schlangenbad - Germany

 

Flautist Soloist – Uwe Grodd

Organ Soloist – Dr. John Wells

 

4 May
2008
F.Ries: Works for Flute and Piano, 

‘Sonate Sentimentale’ in Eb major op. 169, 
 Introduction and Polonaise in F major op.119,  
Sonata in G major op. 87,  
Variations on a Portuguese Hymn op. 152 No.1

 

Mozarteum Salerno - Italy

Flautist Soloist – Uwe Grodd

Piano Soloist – Matteo Napoli

 

28 April – 4 May
2008
Flute Meeting Larissa

Workshops 
‘ Good questions whilst warming up’
And  
‘The up-ward moving force when breathing out’

Music Conservatorium Larissa - Greece
Y Taira ‘Synchronies’ for two flutes Soloist - Katrin Zenz and Uwe Grodd
Flute ensemble: Greek Folk Songs arr by K. Zenz 
and
 
‘Flute Salad’ arr by U. Grodd
Soloist - Katrin Zenz and Uwe Grodd

February 24
2008 
‘Symphonic Journey’ 

Tchaikovsky Symphony N4

Manukau City Symphony Orchestra

 

Conductor – Uwe Grodd

 

New Zealand - TelstraClear Event Centre

February 9
2008

Matakana Charity Concert

 

Manukau City Symphony Orchestra

 

Conductor – Uwe Grodd

Soprano – Hayley Westenra
Tenor - Shaun Dixon

 

New Zealand

2007

December 1st 2007, 7.30 pm

Festive Finale

 

Toan (NZ) – Fanfare (world premiere)

Saint-Saëns – Piano Concerto ‘The Egyptian’

Suppé – Light Cavalry Overture

Strauss – Kaiserwaltz Op.437

Sibelius – Finlandia Christmas Carols      

Manukau City Symphony Orchestra

 

Conductor – Uwe Grodd

Piano Soloist – Michael Houstoun

Genesis Energy Theatre at TelstraClear Pacific , Manukau City

September 23 2007, 2.30 pm Symphonic Journery

Bruckner
Symphony No. 4 ‘The Romantic’

Manukau City Symphony Orchestra

 

Conductor – Uwe Grodd

Genesis Energy Theatre at TelstraClear Pacific , Manukau City

August 18 2007, 7.30 pm Russian Romance

 

Khachaturian – Sabre Dance

Rachmaninov – Piano Concerto No.2

Liadov – The Enchanted Lake

Tchaikovsky – Overture Romeo and Juliet

 

Manukau City Symphony Orchestra

 

Conductor – Uwe Grodd
Piano Soloist – Matteo Napoli

Genesis Energy Theatre at TelstraClear Pacific , Manukau City

May 11 2007, 
7.30 pm
Graduation Gala Concerto Competition

Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No 3
Reinecke - Flute Concerto in D
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D

 

Flyer....

The University of Auckland in collaboration with the Auckland Symphony Orchestra

Conductor – Uwe Grodd
Piano Soloist – Hao Chen
Flute
Soloist – Christine Kim
Violin Soloist – Eugene Lee

Auckland Town Hall

 

March 31 2007, 7.30 pm and 

April 1st 2007, 2.30 pm

Genesis Energy Autumn Concert

Handel – Royal Fireworks

Handel – ‘V’adoro pupile’ and ‘Da tempeste’ from Julius Cesar

Haydn – Berenice che fai

Chaminade - Concertino for Flute & Orchestra

Rimmer (NZ) - 'Manukau Refrains' for Three Percussionists and Orchestra (world premiere)

Kraus – ‘Töne leise, Gold’ne Saite’ Birthday Cantata from Gustav III (NZ premiere)

Mozart – ‘Ach, ich fühl’s’ from The Magic Flute

Ravel - Bolero 

 

Manukau City Symphony Orchestra

 

Conductor – Uwe Grodd

International Guest Soloist – Maria Keohane

Percussionists – Vadim Simongauz, Jenny Raven, Judy Stokes

Flute Soloist – Christine Chang (winner of the Genesis Energy Classic Quest 2006)

Genesis Energy Theatre at TelstraClear Pacific , Manukau City

2006

January 30th to February 6th 2006

Let’s Make Music

Orchestra and Choir

With music by

Leonie Holmes (NZ), John Rimmer (NZ), Beethoven, Mozart, Cimarosa, Vanhal and Tchaikovsky 

Auckland, New Zealand

For more information klick here.

April 1st 2006
8 pm

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: 

       

Requiem K626

Flute Concerto in G Major

OPUS Chamber Orchestra,

Hamilton Civic Choir

Founders Theatre, Hamilton

 

Soloists: Pepe Becker, Helen Medlyn, David Hamilton, Jamie Frater

 

Uwe Grodd, flute and conductor

For more information klick here.

 

April 30th 2006
5 pm

"Maniac or Master? The enigma of Johann Baptist Vanhal"

Johann Baptist Vanhal:
Quartet in G major and C major (Edition Grodd)

W. A. Mozart: 
Quartet in A major and D major

 

Members of the New Zealand String Quartet & Uwe Grodd (flute)

Concert introduced by Dr. Allan Badley

University of Auckland Music Theatre 

 

 

May 27th ,
7.30 pm

"Orchestra Favorites"

Rossini: "Overture: Barber of Seville"

Mozart:  Flute Concerto in G Major

Ritchie (NZ): Concerto for Alto Saxophone

Wood: ‘Under the Veil’ for Soprano Saxophone & Orchestra

Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn

 

Manukau City Symphony Orchestra

Uwe Grodd, Conductor and Flute
Deborah Rawson, Saxophone

Genesis Energy Theatre at TelstraClear Pacific , Manukau City

August 27th, 2006 Flute Festival 2006 
Auckland, New Zealand

September 23th, 7.30 pm

"Encounters"

John Rimmer (NZ): 
Breathalyzer (world premiere)

Robert Schumann: 
Piano Concerto in A minor

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy:
‘Reformation’ Symphony No. 5

Manukau City Symphony Orchestra

Uwe Grodd, Conductor
Diedre Irons, Piano

Genesis Energy Theatre at TelstraClear Pacific, Manukau City

 

October 29th,
5 pm

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: 

     

      Concertro for flute and harp

 

Bach Musica

Uwe Grodd, flute
Yi Jin, harp
Rita Paczian, conductor

St Matthew’s Church, Auckland City

2005

3rd April 2005

5 pm

"THE GENESIS" 

Opening celebration for the inaugural concert

 

 

Karakia - Maori Blessing

 

Leonie Holmes "The Journey" - World Premier for choir and orchestra Edouard Lalo Symphonie Espagnol

 

Cesar Franck: Symphonic Variantions

 

Georg Friedrich Händel: "Halleluia" chorus from "The Messiah"

 

Peter Tchaikovsky "Sleeping Beauty" Suite

Manukau City Symphony Orchestra

Genesis Theatre, TelstraClear Pacific,

Manukau City

 

Musical
Director: 

Choir
Director:


Soloists:


Uwe Grodd


Karen Grylls

 

Michael Houston, Piano

Loata Mahe, Violin

 

Guest Choirs: 

South Auckland Choral Society, 

All Saints Church Choir, 

Auckland Anglican Maori Group

Music Association of Auckland Choir

Tongan Youth

 

Uwe Grodd and Loata Mahe

 

6 May 2005

Psathas "Seikilos"

 

George Gershwin "Rhapsody in Blue"

 

Witold Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra

 

University of Auckland Orchestra

Auckland Town Hall, Auckland

 

Stephen Small, piano

22 May 2005

2.30 pm

Claude Debussy "L'apres midi d'un faune"

 

Joseph Haydn: Violin Concerto

 

Ernest Chausson: Poeme op. 25

 

Maurice Ravel: Pavane pour une infante defunte

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 31 K 297 D major "Paris"

 

St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra

St Matthew in the City, Auckland

 

Margaret Bland, violin

12 June 2005

9.00 pm

Handel Festival

Final concert with fireworks

 

Programme will include excerpts from "Joshua"

 

 

 

 .... more

Handel Festival

Halle Galgenbergschlucht, Germany

 

Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Halle

 

Soloists:

Martina Rüping, Sopran

Emmanuel Bardon, Altus

Robert M. Getchell, Tenor

Alain Buet, Bass

 

Martin Stephan, organ

 

Festival Choir:

Jugendchor der Stadt Halle

Magdeburger Universitätschor

Neuer Chor Halle

Universitätschor Halle "Johann Friedrich Reichardt"

27 August

6.00 pm

VIVA, VIVA!

A Gala concert and Banquet

 

De Falla: Overture "La Vida Breve"

 

Eduardo Angulo: "Los centinelas de etersa"

 

J. P. Moncayo: Haupango

 

Samuel Zyman: Fiesta Mexicana

 

Villa Lobos: "The Little Train"

 

Maurice Ravel: "Bolero"

 

Chavez: Toccata for 5 percussionists

 

Henry Mancini:

   Thorn Birds Theme

   Baby Elephant Walk

   Pie in the Face Polka

 

Manukau City Symphony Orchestra

Genesis Theatre, TelstraClear Pacific,

Manukau City

 

Elena Duran, Flute

7 September 2005
8.00 pm
Opening Concert Season 2005/ 2006

Robert Schumann: Overture "Julius Cäsar"

Ludwig van Beethoven: 
Piano Concerto No. 1 C major

Peter Tchaikovsky 
Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13 "Winter dreams"

 

Thüringen Philharmonie

Congress Centrum Suhl, Germany

 

Gerlint Böttcher, Piano

 

8 September 2005
8.00 pm
Opening Concert Season 2005/ 2006

Robert Schumann: Overture "Julius Cäsar"

Ludwig van Beethoven: 
Piano Concerto No. 1 C major

Peter Tchaikovsky 
Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13 "Winter dreams"

 

Thüringen Philharmonie

Kulturhaus Gotha, Germany

 

Gerlint Böttcher, Piano

 

25 September 2005

"LANDSCAPES"

 

Copland "Appalachian Spring"

 

Lilburn "A Song of Islands"

 

Tchaikovsky: 
Symphony No. 1 "Winter Daydreams"

 

Auckland University Symphony Orchestra

Auckland Town Hall, Auckland

 

 

3rd December 2005

7.30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

CLASSIC  FINALE

 

Leonie Holmes "Moon Scape" - World premiere

 

G. Grieg - Piano Concerto

 

B. Smetana - "Die Moldau"

 

C. Debussy - "Petite Suite"

Manukau City Symphony Orchestra

Genesis Theatre, TelstraClear Pacific,

Manukau City

 

Matteo Napoli, piano

                    

2004

Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

No. 5  in E flat major op. 73 "Emperor"

 

Gassmann Overture to "Il viaggiatone ridicolo"

 

Peter Sculthorpe "Port Essington"

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony No. 31 in D major

"Paris Symphony"

 

OPUS Chamber Orchestra;

Katherine Austin, piano

 

Baycourt Theatre Tauranga,

   27 November 2004

Well Theatre Hamilton Waikato University,

   28 November 2004

 

 

Review

Manuel de Falla

"La Vida Breve"

 

Franz Schubert

Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major D.485

 

Richard Strauss

"Ein Heldenleben"

 

Mexico City Philharmonic

Jolin Yolitzli Cultural Centre, Sale Revueltas Franz Liszt

  16 and 17 October 2004

Joseph Haydn

Symphony No. 101 in D major "The Clock"

 

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 5 in c minor op. 67

 

Mexico City Philharmonic

Jolin Yolitzli Cultural Centre, Sale Revueltas Franz Liszt

  9 and 10 Oktober 2004

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Concerto No. 21 in D Major "Elvira Madigan"

 

Anton Bruckner

Symphony No. 4 in E flat Major "Romantic"

Mexico City Philharmonic

Jolin Yolitzli Cultural Centre, Sale Revueltas Franz Liszt

  19 and 20 Juni 2004

Händel Festival 2004 Halle - Germany

"Händel - Gala"

Final Night Celebration concert

 

Overture, 'Arias', Messiah excerpts, Fireworks Suite

Festival Choir of 280 singers:
A-cappella-Chor Halle e.V.;
Magdeburger Universitätschor;
Jugendchor der Stadt Halle (Saale);
Lehrerchor der Stadt Halle

 

Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Halle;

Soloists from Germany, France, England

   13 Juni 2004

Georg Friedrich Händel

"IMENEO"  

opera in three acts HWV 41

Händel Festival 2004 in Halle, Germany

Halle Opera House

Choir and Orchestra of the Opera House on original instruments

   6 Juni 2004

Leonie Holmes "Starting Point"

 

Carl Reinecke "Flute Concerto"

 

Gordeli "Flute Concerto"

 

Peter Tchaikovsky "Swan Lake Suite"

Manukau City Symphony Orchestra;

Robert Aitken, flute;

 

Papatoetoe Town Hall

   3 April 2004

All Saints Church Howick

   4 April 2004

Graduation Concert

 

Leonie Holmes "Frond" - World Premier

 

Verdi/ Brahms/ Händel

 

Howard Shore " Lord of the Rings"

 

Carl Orff "Carmina Burana"

 

University Orchestra,

Campus Cantoris,

University Singers;

Key Cygnetures,

John Chen, piano

 

Auckland Town Hall

   7 May 2004

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 5 in c minor op. 67

 

Johann Strauss op. 388 "Roses from the South"

 

Peter Tchaikovsky - excerpts from the "Nutcracker Suite"

Bay of Plenty Music School

Taupo "Great Lake Centre"

   15 - 18 April 2004

Georg Friedrich Händel

"IMENEO"  

opera in three acts HWV 41

 

1st scenic production of the Hallesche Händel-Ausgabe, Bärenreiter

Händel Birthday Celebration 2004

Halle Opera House, Germany

 

McCaffery/ Schlossmann/ Sonne

Choir and Orchestra of the Opera House on original instruments

   29 February 2004

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 1 in c major op. 21

 

Franz Liszt "Mazeppa Suite"

 

Antonin Dvorak  op. 39 "Czech Suite"

 

Mexico City Philharmonic

Jolin Yolitzli Cultural Centre, Sale Revueltas Franz Liszt

  22 and 23 February 2004

Y Taira 

"Synchronies" for two flutes

 

Flute Festival Stratford upon Avon, England

 

with Katrin Stenz

   2004

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

"Concerto for flute and harp"

 

Karaka Concerts

University Chamber Orchestra

  22 and 23 May 2004

F. Couperin 

"Concerto for 2 flutes"

 

New Zealand Flute Convention 2004

with Robert Aitken

  13 April 2004

Johann Sebastian Bach 

"Sonata in b minor" for flute and harpsichord

 

New Zealand Flute Convention 2004

Auckland Town Hall

with James Tibbles

  11 April 2004