AURORA CENTRE EVENTS PAGE
What's coming up at the Aurora Centre? This page has details of upcoming events hosted at Burnside High School's Aurora Centre. Both school-based and outside events are featured.
Burnside High School - Open Evening
Monday 27 May 2013 - 7:00pm
Digi Tech Hui
Wednesday 29 May - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
"An invitation to parents and students to learn about the huge range of jobs available in Technology, Art, Mathematics and Science, ranging from, graphics artists, business analysts, help desks, software development,
project management in a range of fields such as media, movies, game industry, mobile devices, health sector, agriculture, finance, security etc. We live in an ICT connected world and jobs in the IT sector take up over
half the jobs advertised on recruiting sites. Come and hear dynamic speakers and learn what subject choices will give you a range of skillsets to follow any number of possible career paths. This is an opportunity to find
out about the possibilities of following a career that is sought after internationally, portable, well-paid and fun to do! There will be a number of local industry experts to talk to."
BANFF Mountain Film Festival
Friday 7 and Saturday 8 June 2013
Two nights of epic films covering all sorts of daring adventures on ice, snow, water and rock.
Tickets - sold out.
North West Music Festival
Tuesday 18 June
Wednesday 19 June
Thursday 20 June
Lewis Eady Ltd and Alhambra Guitars are proud to support "Guitar at the Opera"
Saturday 22 June 2013 - 7:30pm
Federico will present a repertoire focused on the Italian Opera with music written by Giuseppe Verdi and Gioacchino Rossini. He will perform pieces from the following Verdi Operas: "Rigoletto", "Nabucco", "I Vespri Siciliani", La "Traviata"
and from the following Rossini Operas: "Il Barbiere di Siviglia", "Otello", "La Cenerentola", "L'Italiana in Algeri", "Tancredi", "La Gazza Ladra".
Born Italian Federico is an honourly graduated (first class honours) of the "S.Pietro a Majella" Conservatorium of Music of Naples, one of the oldest and most prestigious Music Institute of EU which hosts the famous Neapolitan School and also the most important Music Library in the world.
Mr Quercia did further studies in Italy with Aniello Desiderio, in California with Laurindo Almeida, in Buenos Aires with Gianni Palazzo, in Santiago at The University of Chile with Luca Belcastro.
He was also exposed to some world renowned guitarists such as Manuel Barrueco, Sergio and Odair Assad, Elliot Fisk and Marco Socias.
Federico debuted as a soloist at the age of 18 at the Circolo Artistico Politecnico of Naples. Since then he has been active as a soloist and as part of chamber music orchestras in EU, North America, South America, Australia and New Zealand, and has appeared on radio and TV programs in a number of countries.
Since Federico moved to New Zealand in January 2004, he has given guitar recitals in various venues such as Canterbury University, Lincoln University, Nelson School of Music, Burnside High School, James Hay Theatre in the Christchurch Town Hall, the Great Hall in The Arts Centre of Christchurch and the Ray Freedman Arts Centre of Auckland.
In 2005 was appointed Head of Classical Guitar at Auckland University where he taught until 2009. In 2009 he held the same position at Waikato University.
At the end of 2009 Federico moved to Santiago of Chile where he was appointed professor of guitar studies at the Universidad de las Americas in 2010. In Chile he also has collaborated with several universities giving recitals and Master Classes focused on the Latin American Music 20th Century.
Last year he has taught classical guitar in several music institute located in Florence and Siena such as S.S. Annunziata School of Poggio Imperiale.
Federico is a researcher of the Italian Early Guitar Music and works from Domenico Cimarosa, Domenico Scarlatti, Alessandro Scarlatti Niccolò Paganini, Luigi Legnani, Ferdinando Carulli, Mauro Giuliani, Matteo Carcassi are regularly featured in his programmes.
Due his trips in South America Federico has also expertise in popular and classical Latin American music. In 2009 Federico has taken part of COPIU, a project directed by the composer, Luca Belcastro. The project involves compositors and interpreters from all the Latin American's countries. Federico, who has been selected as one of the interpreters, has performed works by the Brazilian composer Radamès Gnattali.
Last year, in a recital given at The Arena Auditorium in Florence, he has presented works by the South American composers Astor Piazzolla, Antonio Carlos Jobim, H. Villa-Lobos, Paulinho Nogueira, Antonio Pecci Filho, Agustin Barrios, featured in his last recording “Music of the Americas”.
Federico often gives Masterclasses in South America, Australia, New Zealand and EU.
He is currently based in Auckland where he occasionally collaborates with Auckland University in support of the New Zealand young talented guitarists.
Tickets available from Ticketek: 0800 842 538 or http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=FEDERICO13&v=CAU
South Christcurch Music Festival
Tuesday 25 June and Wednesday 26 June