Turn Up The Music Trust

Rare violin gifted

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown's music school’s been gifted a rare violin that’s sat in an Auckland wardrobe for about 50 years. A copy of a 1736 Stradivarius, labelled an ‘Antonius Stradiuarius’, it was made in Cremona, northern Italy, in the 1800s. Part-time...

Going for it

By GUY WILLIAMS A band of talented youngsters who live with Tourette Syndrome are the headline act at a unique concert in Arrowtown tomorrow afternoon. The free ‘Neuro-Cool Music Concert’ at Arrowtown’s Athenaeum Hall features The Lunatics, a five-piece group of...

Kids’ play date

By PHILIP CHANDLER Kids up to 12 couldn’t ask for more fun than they’ll get at this Sunday’s free Teddy Bear’s Picnic at the Queenstown Events Centre. Between 11am and 2pm there’ll be oodles of outdoor games, music, book readings, face...
By PHILIP CHANDLER It might seem far-fetched someone who’s been described as ‘‘one of the finest violinists in the world’’ should play in a disused cheese factory. But that’s what’s happening this Sunday when Russian-born Natalia Lomeiko performs in the Thomas...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Introducing preschooolers and kids up to seven to orchestral music is the aim of three fun, interactive shows in Arrowtown today. ‘Rozzie and the Orchestra’, postponed a year ago due to the Covid lockdown, features Dunedin children’s music...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A renowned Kiwi singer-songwriter, currently stranded in Queenstown, is giving young local songwriting talent a stage tomorrow. As part of her ‘Valentine’s Day Show’ at Queenstown’s Thomas Brown Gallery, Jackie Bristow’s introducing ‘Jackie B and the Mini Band’. They’re...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown music trust’s inviting primary school students and their families to a free open day today to learn about instruments and the joys of music-making. Turn Up the Music Trust teachers, students and trustees will turn up...

School hits all the right notes

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown Primary’s trialling a music-teaching programme that could be rolled out in schools nationwide. The programme, called Play.music, is aimed at reversing the decline of music learning in schools, and is an adaptation of Britain’s user-friendly Charanga programme. At Queenstown...

Gong for man of many parts

Queenstowner Bill Moran's 2019 started with a nod from the Queen. Moran, who moved to the Wakatipu a couple of years ago, became a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the State, sport and youth...
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