Music reviews

A perfect winter tonic to inspire

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REVIEW: Diamond Coronation Celebration

Welcome return from young muso

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REVIEW: William McNeill (French horn) and Guy Donaldson (piano).
Sunday Concert Series.
Te Manawa Art Gallery. Sunday.
Reviewed by Stephen Fisher.

Macbeth in touch with feminine side

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REVIEW: Macbeth
By William Shakespeare, Skin Theatre
Director: Kelly Harris
At: the Dark Room, Centrepoint Theatre. 
Reviewed by Tina White.

Musicians shine in concert series

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REVIEW: Pamela Dowsett and Guy Donaldson.
Sunday Concert Series.
Te Manawa Art Gallery.
Sunday, June 16.
Reviewed by Stephen Fisher.

Classic setting for musicians to shine

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REVIEW: Festive Music for Trumpet and Organ.
Bill Stoneham (trumpet) and Roy Tankersley (organ).
Classic Concert Series.
St Peter's Church.
Saturday, June 15.
Reviewed by Stephen Fisher.

Magical blues night

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REVIEW: Paul Ubana Jones and Bullfrog Rata.
Manawatu International Jazz and Blues Festival.
Regent on Broadway. Thursday, May 30.
Reviewed by Stephen Fisher.

Funky sound gets festival off to vibrant start

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REVIEW: The Nick Granville Trio
Manawatu International Jazz and Blues Festival.
Club Regent on Broadway, Wednesday, May 29.
Reviewed by Stephen Fisher. 

Precision harmonies

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REVIEW: VOCAL SPECTACULAR
Hosted by the Manawatunes with Vocal FX, Manawatu Overtones, Soldiers of the Cross, and Duo Bella
Spiers Centre, Sunday, May 26
Reviewed by Richard Mays.

First-rate performance

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REVIEW: Manawatu Youth Orchestra – "From Pirates to Verdi"
Speirs Centre, Saturday, May 11.
Conductor Isaac Henderson
Reviewed by Tina White.

Energy and vitality elevate old and new

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REVIEW: NZTrio – Old World: New World
Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand.
Speirs Centre, When: Sunday, May 12.
Reviewed by Stephen Fisher.

Quartet's varied fare exquisite

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REVIEW: ENSO String Quartet with Michael Endres (piano).
Chamber Music New Zealand.
Speirs Centre, November 1.
Reviewed by Stephen Fisher.

Blown away by wind quintet

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REVIEW: Zephyr Wind Quintet
Chamber Music New Zealand
Speirs Centre, yesterday
Reviewed by Stephen Fisher.

Valli tribute is great entertainment

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REVIEW: Oh What A Night
Regent on Broadway
Thursday, August 30
Reviewed by Stephen Fisher.

Two combine in an evening of mastery

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REVIEW: The Winner's Tour.
By Sergey Malov and Michael Houstoun.
Chamber Music New Zealand.
The Speirs Centre, Saturday, June 9.
Reviewed by Stephen Fisher.

Sinfonia's magic touches young and old

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REVIEW: Around the World in 81 Minutes.
Manawatu Sinfonia: conductor Tim Jones.
Speirs Centre, Sunday, June 10.
Reviewed by Stephen Fisher.

Exciting rhythms to stir the heart

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REVIEW: The Luca Ciarla Quartet.
The 45th International Jazz Festival.
The Globe Theatre.
Wednesday, May 31.
Reviewed by Stephen Fisher.

Originality catches the attention

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REVIEW: Cardenas-Hanson Quartet.
The 45th International Jazz Festival.
Globe Theatre, May 30.
Reviewed by Stephen Fisher.

Magical jazz hits right note

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REVIEW: Theo Jackson
The International Jazz Festival
Globe Theatre
Tuesday May 29
Reviewer: Stephen Fisher.

Pleasing tone, energy

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Dances and Overtures,
Manawatu Youth Orchestra
Conducted by Isaac Henderson,
Speirs Centre
Reviewer: Stephen Fisher.

Trio do justice to demanding works

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REVIEW: Haydn and Beethoven with Variations,
Te Manawa Art Gallery
Reviewer: Stephen Fisher.

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