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Bach Musica NZ’s Music and Artistic Director named finalist for 2019 Women of Influence Awards

11 September 2019 - 0 Comments

Bach Musica NZ is proud to announce that their Music and Artistic Director Rita Paczian has been named a finalist for the 2019 Women of Influence Awards, in the Arts and Culture category. Paczian will be attending the awards dinner on 24 October at the SKYCITY Convention Centre for the official Awards Ceremony.

Originally from Germany, Rita Paczian has conducted and performed all around the world. Since becoming a New Zealand citizen in 1996, she has conducted ensembles all over the country: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Christchurch Symphony, Wellington Vector Orchestra, Dunedin Sinfonia, Nelson Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, the Festival Singers, Bel Canto and many more.  Additionally, she founded the NZ Pops Orchestra, crossing musical boundaries and bringing music to young people. She has mentored many young female musicians, and has run more than 100 music workshops, offering music lovers of all abilities the unique opportunity to work with a top-level conductor.

She has been the Music and Artistic Director of Bach Musica NZ for 25 years, building up what was an amateur society into one of the most highly acclaimed ensembles in New Zealand. She also founded the Opus Orchestra in Waikato in 2000 and was their Music Director until 2004.

Today, Rita Paczian is one of New Zealand’s top conductors: an exceptionally talented musician devoted to making classical music accessible to all, and to bringing out the best in the musicians she works with. “I am stunned that my work has been recognized this way and am very much looking forward to meeting the other eight remarkable women in my category at the awards dinner.”, says Paczian.

We would like to invite you to join Bach Musica NZ for their upcoming unique concert performing German Romantic Treasures on Sunday, 29 September at 5pm in the Auckland Town Hall. This is the perfect opportunity to experience Rita Paczian showcasing all the qualities for which she has been nominated.

Hummel and Mendelssohn

German Romantic Treasures
Sunday 29 September | 5pm | Auckland Town Hall

Bach Musica NZ will present a unique selection of German romantic treasures for their third concert of 2019.

This concert opens with Auckland Philharmonia’s Huw Dann playing Hummel’s famous Trumpet Concerto. Its slow second movement often appears on classical highlight charts and its very fast Finale is a trumpet show-off piece!

The second half of the concert brings together three of Mendelssohn’s most-loved choral works: Psalm 42, Hear My Prayer and Verleih uns Frieden. Featuring acclaimed NZ soprano Stephanie Acraman, these moving and lyrical works represent some of Mendelssohn’s most inspired compositions.Performed in the original German language by the Bach Musica NZ Chorus & Orchestra, these three masterpieces will delight with their intricate harmonies and poignant melodies.

Conducted by the internationally acclaimed Rita Paczian, this concert is guaranteed to delight music lovers from around the city.

WHO Bach Musica NZ orchestra & chorus

Rita Paczian Conductor

Huw Dann Trumpet

Stephanie Acraman Soprano

WHATHummel Trumpet Concerto

Mendelssohn Psalm 42, Hear My Prayer, Verleih uns Frieden

WHERE Auckland Town Hall

WHEN Sunday, 29 September, 5pm

TICKETS$30 - $70 General admission

$15 - $55 Under 16 and students with valid ID

www.ticketmaster.co.nz | 09 970 9700 | 0800 111 999 | Booking fees apply.

Tickets at the door from 3.30pm but booking is strongly recommended.


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