50th National Concerto Competition Final
Saturday 4 March - 7:00pm
Presented by: Christchurch Civic Music
Council National Concerto Competition Trust
The National Concerto Competition is celebrating its 50th
competition which is a wonderful milestone. This
Competition is well entrenched as New Zealand’s premier classical
music competition for promising young musicians aged under 25
Competitors come from all parts of New Zealand and the
competition is held in two parts. The first year of the
competition included both pianists and other instruments and this
has been repeated for the 50th.
The preliminaries and semi-finals were held in December 2016 and
from the semi-finals four finalists (two piano and two
instrumental) were selected for the Final. The finalists
for the 2016/2017 50th competition are:
Matthias Balzat (Auckland)
playing Cello Concerto No. 1 in Eb major, Op.
107 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Delvan Lin (Auckland) Rhapsody on
a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Siyu Sun(Christchurch) playing Piano
Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 by Sergei
Hye In Kim (Waikato) playing Cello
Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 by Antonin Dvorak.
The finalists will be accompanied by the New Zealand Symphony
Tickets available from
Ticketek: 0800 842538 or http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=CONCERTO17&v=CAU
Grumpy Old Women
Game of Crones
Saturday 11 March - 4pm & 8pm
Friday 10 March - Please note that this show has been cancelled.
If you have already purchased a ticket for the Friday show,
please contact Ticketek.
Presented by: Ben McDonald
Yes they're back! This time with magic! Grumpy Old Women bring
their Game of Crones to answer the unanswerable. How to fix
available from Ticketek: 0800 842538 or http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=GRUMPYOL17&v=CAU
They conquered NZ with Grumpy Old Women, took Australia and the
Universe by storm with "50 Shades of Beige" and now they're in
another World. Yes!
Grumpy Old Women - Game of Crones is coming and it offers
practical remedies for the atrocities of modern life.
Advice for administering safe torture to prevent snoring using
bbq tools. Demonstrations of how to clean the bath whilst having
mediocre sex at the same time. How to overeat on a diet. What to
do when the man in your life kisses your miniature Schnauzer more
than you. In Game of Crones, the young are discussed and then
dismissed. Men are lovingly disembowelled. Old fashioned
housekeeping practises resurrected; is it too late to learn to
sniff meat to determine if it’s past its use by date?
Grumpy Old Women will stop for nothing on their mission to slay
the dragons of nonsense and reclaim the kingdom of common sense
...well maybe a glass of wine and a lie down.
The show has plenty of laughs, poorly supported breasts and
unreliable statistics, so for a night of unbridled fun bring your
swords and handbags and learn from the sorceresses themselves,
how to survive the modern kingdom of Aoteoroa.
Geraldine Brophy directs and stars with Lynda Milligan and Julie
Edwards in this hilarious piece of fantasy thankfully without
nudity or real blood.
Friday 17 March - 8:00pm
Saturday 18 March - 7:00pm
Presented by: RockCity Event Marketing
It's about Chucking time!
Strassman returns with a brand new show, an evening of
side-splitting comedy and riotous antics from Ted E. Bare and the
malicious Chuck Wood.
Heralded as the artist who "made ventriloquism hip again",
Strasso's characters are a renegade band of puppets you wouldn't
want to meet on a dark night.
And these characters really come to life. Ted is cuter than ever,
and Chuck just as evil; the spaced-out Kevin the Alien lets
us know who's really in charge, and Sid the Beaver cracks a heap
of depraved jokes. You'll cack yourself at that sick, pissed
The best night out you'll have in long time!
Tickets available from Ticketek: 0800 842538
Mountainfilm On Tour
Saturday 8 April - 7:30pm
The experience of the Telluride Mountainfilm World Tour is like
no other. Audiences will be inspired by the world class selection
of short films showcasing true greatness in outdoor adventuring.
From the heart-stopping thrill of taking on a slackline suspended
between the great towers of Utah’s Castleton Valley, to the
exploration of friendship and partnership through BASE jumping
and watching Icelandic surfers use patience, passion and insanity
to chase the rare perfect wave. Prepare to be taken on a global
journey of adventure, adrenalin and a roller coaster of emotions.
Tickets available from
Ticketek: 0800 842538 or http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=MOUNTAIN17
Frenchy - 'Unleashed'
Tuesday 23 May - 8:00pm
Frontier Comedy are thrilled to announce that multi-talented
comedian, writer & internet sensation Frenchy is returning to
New Zealand this May with his brand new stand-up show Frenchy Unleashed.
With his charming, self-deprecating humour Frenchy has achieved
critical acclaim and sold out seasons across Australia and the
UK. In 2017, Frenchy’s back with a brand-new hour of
inappropriate banter, Gumby-like moves and observational humour.
Find out what his 2 million social media followers love about him
- and prepare to be offended!
Don’t miss your chance to see Frenchy unleashed upon New Zealand
Tickets available from
Ticketek: 0800 842538 or http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=FRENCHUN17&v=CAU