Michelle Velvin is a harpist, composer and teacher living in Wellington, New Zealand. She has a special interest in writing harp music and performing New Zealand compositions.
Please enquire about starting harp lessons, or enquire about harp music to set the atmosphere at your upcoming wedding or event.
Friday 15 November, 7:00pm
New World, New Beginnings
St Andrews on the Terrace
Nearly a year before the end of the Second World War, a group of 733 Polish children and their 102 caregivers who had been displaced by the war, settled in Pahiatua in November 1944.
75 Years later SMP Ensemble dedicates two contrasting programmes of classic and contemporary Polish music with brand new compositions from New Zealand composers.
The first concert (November 15th) features the mammoth Second Piano Quintet by Grażyna Bacewicz, alongside premieres by Glen Downie, Callum Mallett and André Nowicki.
The second concert (November 17th) features André Tchaikowsky’s atmospheric Trio Notturno, Szymanowski’s Songs of an Infatuated Muezzin, Hanna Kulenty's Cradle Song, and a new premiere by Louisa Nicklin.
This concert series is supported by Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Wellington, and Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music.
Tickets $15 for each night (different programmes) or $20 for both
Concession $10 each, or $15 for both.
Saturday 16 November
Southern Cross Bar
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Unwind on Saturday afternoon at the cosy Southern Cross with musical delights from Duo Eolienne.
Featuring Michelle Velvin on Harp and Genevieve Davidson on Saxophone.
Edo de Waart Conductor
Lauren Snouffer Soprano
Anna Larsson Mezzo-soprano
Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir
Orpheus Choir of Wellington (Wellington only)
Auckland Choral (Auckland only)
Mahler Symphony No. 2 in C minor Resurrection
29 November 2019
Saturday 30 November
Barber Piano Concerto
Shostakovich Symphony No 8
Sunday 8 December, 4:00pm
Duo Eolienne - Windward at Breaker Bay
Breaker Bay Community Hall
Unwind on Sunday afternoon at the Breaker Bay community hall with musical delights from Duo Eolienne.
Featuring Michelle Velvin on Harp and Genevieve Davidson on Saxophone, Duo Eolienne share intriguing contemporary music that combines the arresting
wry and lyrical tendencies of the Harp and Saxophone.
Michelle and Genevieve have a unique vision for each concert, appealing to both the head
and heart with a clever yet breathtaking sonorous soundworld.
The programme includes music for saxophone and harp by Andy Scott, Ida Gotkovsky and Patrick O'Malley.
Tickets through Eventfinda or on the door.
Adult $20 and child/student $10