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.
Thursday 16th April 2020,
WJC presents The Lucien Johnson Quintet
The Third Eye - Tuatara's Temple of Taste
Local luminary Lucien Johnson leads a new quintet and an all new repertoire of music for his first major concert since returning from New York as an Arts Foundation Fellow. Lucien will be exploring original musical territory, drawing inspiration from impressionist composers, transcendent jazz soloists and intimate local landscapes. He is joined on this quest by Nicky Wuts (vibraphone), Michelle Velvin (harp), Tom Callwood (double bass) and Cory Champion (drums).
Sunday 26 April 2020, 2:00pm
Michelle Velvin Solo Harp Recital
Michelle Velvin returns to Futuna Chapel to perform a harp recital with an eclectic mix of music, featuring contemporary scores and classics to complement the sonorous and colourful architecture of the chapel.
$10 per person
Tickets obtained at the door or prior from www.dashtickets.co.nz
Sunday 24 May 2020
Performance of SOUNZ Community Commission
Auckland Harp Orchestra
Blockhouse Bay Primary school hall
More details to come...
Sunday 19 July
2:00 - 3:00pm
Friends of Pātaka Winter Music Series
Peter Maunder Trombone and Michelle Velvin Harp
The programme will exploit the unusual combination, the differences and surprising compatibilities of the 2 instruments. A unique feature will be that we are both performing composers and will include our own works in the programme.
NZSO PODIUM SERIES -
24 Jul | AKL, 25 Jul
Marin Alsop Conductor
Anna Clyne Night Ferry
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
Wednesday 26 August 2020, 12:15 - 1:00pm
Harp and Guitar, Michelle Velvin and Jake Church
Hutt City Lunchtime concert series
St Marks Church, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt
Sat 12 Sept
Subs 4 – Rachmaninoff 2: Triumph
Psathas View from Olympus
NZSO PODIUM SERIES - INSPIRATION
WLG, 18 Sep | AKL, 25 Sep
Miguel Harth-Bedoya Conductor
Augustin Hadelich Violin
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol
Sibelius Violin Concerto
Debussy Images Pour Orchestre, II. Ibéria
Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole
Sat 17 Oct
Subs 5 – Rachmaninoff 3: Melancholy
Rachmaninoff Symphony 3
RNZB Season - Sleeping Beauty
29 Oct - 7 Nov
NZSO SHED SERIES - KABARETT
WGN, 13 Nov
Hamish McKeich Conductor
Eisler Kleine Sinfonie
Simon Eastwood Quanta
Weill arr. Bruckner-Ruggerberg Suite from Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
Satie arr. Debussy Gymnopédies Nos. 1 & 3
Sat 5 Dec
Subs 6 – Houstoun’s Last Dance
Psathas Three Psalms
Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances
Clear Path Ensemble is the neu project and brainchild of Wellington jazz and sonic arts graduate Cory Champion. Walking over the blurred lines of psychedelia and spiritual jazz and taking cues from planetary rhythms and celestial oddities, CPE invokes a higher sense of self through the transformative power of sound. In it’s truest essence these are a collection of cosmic compositions and a release that in our opinion is one of the heaviest to ever emerge from the New Zealand neo-jazz scene. Released February 11, 2020.