Auckland's Central City Library is a treasure trove for music lovers, not only because of its comprehensive music collections but it has a reputation for exceptional concerts brought to you by the music community whom it serves. The concert series was established in 2005 after Lewis Eady Ltd. gifted the library with a beautiful Kawai grand piano and it continues to delight.
We invite you to join us for a year of breath-taking performances - a special series of concerts where together with the musicians we uncover the enduring power behind the music held in the library’s collections.
Join us for a season of discovery, FREE in the centre of Auckland, a UNESCO City of Music.
When: Fortnightly from Thursday 18 April to Thursday 7 November, 12pm - 1pm.
Where: Whare Wānanga, Level 2, Central City Library, Lorne St, Auckland.
Spring Series 2019
22 August - The Romance
Portamento start our Spring series of concerts with a delightful programme where the flame and exhilaration of romance meets the anguish of unrequited love, as reflected in Schubert’s magnificent Fantasie in F minor D940.
5 September - Dedication to Clara Schumann & Amy Beach
The Francis-Lee Duo (Dr Charlotte Francis, violin and Gemma Lee, piano) present a programme featuring the works of two powerful women composers from the 19th century: Clara Schumann and Amy Beach.
19 September - Forgotten Romantics
The Kotuku Quintet, Simon Ansell (violin), John Seagar (violin) Judith Gust (viola), Sally-Anne Brown (cello), Louise Webster (piano), return to the stage this year with a programme that features two little-known works from the Romantic era: Frank Bridge’s Quintet in D minor, and Enrique Granados’ Quintet in G minor.
10 October - With one accord
The Accord ensemble is the Auckland Chamber Choir Ensemble, a soprano/alto choir based at the University of Auckland School of Music. The choir principally works with Robert Wiremu and Morag Atchison, who have worked with them to present a thoughtful programme exploring the broad range of music for Women's Choir.
24 October - Air Poetique
Top string, wind, brass, vocal and piano soloists and chamber musicians from St Kentigern College, present a poetical and gorgeous repertoire selected from continental European composers of the Romantic and contemporary periods.
7 November - My Devoted Piano
Dr Polly Sussex (piano), gives us a glimpse of recreational music in pioneering life in early Auckland, using examples from the musical scrapbooks of the family of early missionary - Henry Williams.