CLASSICAL EXPRESSIONS 2018

Classical Expressions is Expressions Whirinaki's premiere classical music programme featuring the very best national and international artists. Ranging from chamber music to orchestral works, solo piano concerts on our Steinway Concert Grand Piano to intimate ensembles. We offer a diverse and appealing programme in a delightful theatre setting.

Classical Expressions is brought to you by Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre and The Upper Hutt Music Society.

We are proudly supported by Gee & Hickton Funeral Services with funding support from The Lion Foundation and The Community Trust of Wellington.


NEW ZEALAND ARMY BAND

Monday 12 March 2018 | 7.30pm

Classical Expressions 2018 kicks off with the New Zealand Army Band; New Zealand's only professional brass band.

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BEHN QUARTET

Monday 23 April 2018 | 7.30pm

These four, fierce women have been earning rave reviews. Energetic, revelatory and inspiring, you don't want to miss the Behn Quartet in this their debut performance at Classical Expressions.

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AMICI ENSEMBLE

Monday 2 July | 7.30pm

The Amici Ensemble, comprising of well-known principal players of the NZSO and leading chamber musicians, returns for the 2018 series.

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RICHARD MAPP

Monday 3 September 2018 | 7.30pm

Well-known pianist Richard Mapp brings a delightful programme including favourites from Bach, Chopin and Brahm.

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MICHAEL HILL VIOLIN COMPETITION WINNER

Monday 8 October 2018 | 7.30pm

Classical Expressions is please to host the winners of the 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, Ioana Cristina Golcea, and of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia, Andrey Gugnin.

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MICHAEL HOUSTOUN

Monday 29 October 2017 | 7.30pm

The welcome return of New Zealand's eminent pianist, Michael Houstoun, for an evening of three of the worlds most loved composers: Bach, Mozart and Chopin.

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