Activities 活動

MAA 2018 Annual Cultural Concert 周年音樂會

*Sunday, 21st October, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Baradene Concert Hall*
237 Victoria Avenue, Remuera

You are cordially invited to The Music Association of Auckland’s
2018 Annual Cultural Concert. We convey our multi-cultural community spirit and passion through music. Please join us for a heartfelt and unforgettable evening!
奧克蘭音樂協會2018周年音樂會, 藉着音樂傳達我們的多元文化社區精神和熱情,用愛為觀眾奉献又一場音樂盛筵!

[Tickets information: 0800 588 118;General Admission $15, VIP $50]

MAA Music Director / Conductor: Fang Ni 奧克蘭音樂協會音樂總監 / 指揮:方妮
Tenor: John Yeh 男高音:葉保慶
Soprano: Fiona Bai, Mao Yi Ping – 女高音:白光耀, 毛一萍
Female Duet & Iris Cheng – 女聲重唱:Iris Cheng 等
Male Duet & Johnson Kwok – 男聲二重唱: 郭垕枏 等
Female Ensemble & Minette Tan – 女聲小合唱:談明玥 等

Special Guests 特邀演出:
• The Philippines Choir: Surge 菲律賓合唱團
• Guest Conductor: Randall Ramos 客席指揮

2016 New Zealand Local Hero Of The Year - Iris Cheng 記奥克蘭音樂協會主席(鄭毛燕美 Iris Cheng)女士

The Cultural Exchange Concert (2015)文化交流音乐会

Auckland Museum invitation - Lantern Festival 01/3/2015 羊年燈節演出於博物館

The Music Association of Auckland at Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, New York 16/2/2015 奧克蘭音樂協演出於美國纽约卡內基音樂大廳

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The Music Association of Auckland invited to perform at SternAuditorium, Carnegie Hall, New York

The Music Association of Auckland invited to perform at
SternAuditorium, Carnegie Hall, New York

Monday,16 February 2015

Distinguished Concerts International New York, DCINY

Jonathan Griffith, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor has invited The Music Association of Auckland to participate in a performance of Xian Xinghai’s Yellow River Cantata on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City, U.S.A. This performance in celebration of Chinese New Year. MAA will join with other outstanding choristers from around the world to form the Distinguished Concerts Singers International. The performance is under the baton of Maestro Jie Yi, Director of the Shanghai Opera House Chorus. Jie Yi teaches at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, In 2005, he was selected by the “Internship and Overseas Fellowship for Young Conductors,” sponsored by the U.S. China Cultural Institute, to study with Maestro John Nelson in Paris. He received the “Huang He Fellowship” sponsored by the Asian Culture Council to study at the Metropolitan Opera with Chorus Master Donald Palumbo. Mr. Yi studied conducting with Professor Zhang GuoYong at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music where he received his Master’s degree of Conducting and Bachelor’s degree of Composition. He has conducted, among others, the Ensemble Orchestra de Paris, Orchestra de Besancon, the Estonian National Youth Orchestra, Parnu City Orchestra, the Shanghai Opera House Chorus and Orchestra, the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, LanZhou Opera House and Sichuan Symphony Orchestra.

Donation Invited : 0800 588 118

Donations will support MAA Choir members to perform “Yellow River Cantata” with Distinguished Concert International New York [DCINY] at Carnegie Hall ,New York on 16 Feb 2015.

請捐助MAA歌唱團成員於2015年2月16日往紐約卡內基音樂廳與DCINY演出 “黃河大合唱” 。

· DCINY invitation 邀請函

· DCINY Press Release 新聞稿

奧克蘭音樂協會應邀將於2015年2月16日在紐約卡內基音樂廳演出

紐約尊貴國際音樂製作Distinguished Concert International New York [DCINY]音樂總監及首席指揮Johnathan Griffith誠意邀請奧克蘭音樂協會[MAA]參加於2015/2/16 紐約市著名的卡內基音樂廳舉行的200人 “黃河大合唱” 及慶祝中國新年。MAA將會与來自世界各地的優秀歌唱團員同台演出。 黃河大合唱由易杰指揮,他是上海歌劇院的合唱團常任指揮,上海音樂學院講師。2005年美國百人會“指揮人才培養計劃” ,公派赴巴黎随指揮大師John Nelson學習。2010獲亞洲文化協會“黃河獎”,赴美國隨當今最杰出的合唱指揮家、大都會歌劇院合唱團Donald Palumbo深造 。易杰師從上海歌劇院院長及藝術總監張國勇教授。他畢業於上海音樂學院,獲得作曲學士學位和指揮碩士學位,真是博學多才!指揮過的樂團包括上海歌劇院、上海愛樂交響樂團、深圳交響樂團、蘭州歌劇院、四川交響樂團、Ensemble Orchestra de Paris、Orchestra de Besancon、the Estonian National Youth Orchestra、Parnu City Orchestra等等。

The Cultural Festival Concert 毛利與中國多元文化音樂會

The Music Association of Auckland supported The Cultural Festival Concert hosted by Auckland Museum – 14 Sep 2014.

Music served as a bridge of friendship, it has became the ties of mutual appreciation and understanding of different ethnic and culture, The charm of music, their love and dedication that make them come together. This concert aim to celebrate Maori and Chinese culture, thanks to The Auckland Museum Executives: Linnae Pohatu [Maori Projects & Development Director], David Reeves [Director, Collections & Research], Toni Mackinnon [Manager of Learning & Engagement] and Johnny Hui [Family & Early Year Programmer, Event Organiser], their appreciation and respect to our culture are phenomenal, “singing bind groups together, show solidarity and communicate the emotion and feeling of an occasion which can add greatly to the simple spoken word.” Said Linnae Pohato. Auckland Museum Event Organiser Johnny Hui demonstrated superior ability, his wisdom and good attitude that has created a happy collaboration along the way. Mr. Niu Qing Bao - The Consul General of PR China, Mr. Zhang He Qing – The Culture Consul of PR China both presented at the concert have highly commented that this event enhanced the delivery of social and cultural value in our community. The President Iris Cheng is the soul of MAA, her charm, her talent and hard work are the keys to the success of their 12 years of establishment in Auckland. Gratitude to The Music Director / Conductor Fang Ni, her tireless effort in training and performing, the committee and singing members are also the important factors to the accomplishment of all their concerts.

奧克蘭音樂協會 與 奧克蘭博物館 “毛利與中國多元文化音樂會” 圓滿成功 - 2014年9月14日

音樂架起了友谊的橋樑,也成了不同民族和文化互相欣赏、彼此了解的纽带。音樂的無窮魅力以及對它的熱愛和執著讓他們聚集一起。這個音樂會令人難忘、餘音缭繞。 大家感謝奥克蘭博物馆管理層Linnae Pohatu、David Reeves及Toni Mackinnon,對不同民族的文化欣赏、尊重,音樂會其間特别能感受到博物馆朋友們對這塲音樂會的重视,每周他們在百忙中抽出寶贵時間練習歌唱,特別是中國民歌《茉莉花》的排練。一直致力於不同文化、藝術交流的博物馆年輕才俊Johnny Hui 是名副其實的文化大使,他展现了超强的能力和非凡智慧,工作態度顯示了高尚氣質及良好的修養,使大家合作愉快 。中國驻奥克蘭總领事牛清報先生、文化领事张可清先生以及不同民族和社會各界朋友們的光臨,為音樂會增色添彩。 總领事牛清報先生给予音樂會高度的評價。奥克蘭音樂協會團長Iris Cheng是MAA的靈魂人物,她的魅力、個人人格和才華是奠定MAA十幾年歷程的關键。 感谢MAA音樂總監/指揮方妮、全體成员以及音樂會工作者,他們是音樂會成功的重要因素。

Maori New Year “Matariki”

Maori New Year “Matariki” invited be Te Pou Whakairo Kapa Haka Group at Orakei Marae of Ngati Whatua, They have gifted us a song “Kia Ora Nga Waka” which is written by their grandfather.

The occasion of a Powhiri at Orakei Marae

The Music Association of Auckland Invitation extended by The Auckland Police to attend The occasion of a Powhiri at Orakei Marae, the New Police Commissioner – Mike Bush.

Albert Eden Local Board Community Grant’s Forum Invitation

Jun 13 – Albert Eden Local Board Community Grant’s Forum Invitation

“East Meets West” Vocal Extravaganza

The Music Association of Auckland “East Meets West” Vocal Extravaganza at Epsom Library 24May Saturday 2014

Invited by Valerie Carroll wrote: I was working at Mt. Albert Library the day you all sang there in February, and was blown away by the group’s talent and professionalism. [The harmonies were particularly beautiful]. The staff here at Epsom would love it if you were able to honour our library customers with a similar performance.

ANZAC Concert

The Music Association of Auckland [ MAA ] invitation By Eastern Stars Symphonic Band to celebrate the spirit of Anzac through music Vodafone Events Centre – 7pm 26April 2014

Skycity Badminton Open

The Music Association of Auckland was invited by New Zealand Chinese Sports Association to sing the National Anthem at Skycity NZ Badminton Open, 19Apr at North Shore Event Centre.

Xiao Ma Master Class – China’s 1st Counter Tenor

Sunday 16/3/2014 Xiao Ma Master Class – China’s 1st Counter Tenor – The University of Auckland, 6 Symonds Street, City.

The Music Association of Auckland [MAA] Xiao Ma Master Class With the absolutely incredible voice of China’s 1st Counter Tenor

The Music Association of Auckland is organising the Xiao Ma master class on 16March 2014 for our members and others who will be interested to attend. We will learn more singing technique through Xiao Ma’s experience as Deputy professor in teaching vocal singing at Gui Zhou Normal University of Music, his wide range of both Chinese and Western repertoires, particularly his vocal range that extends from a natural tenor into mezzo soprano, spanning an unusual and extraordinary three octaves

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Auckland Museum – Lantern Festival Performance

Sun 16/2/2014 Auckland Museum – Lantern Festival Performance - 2 pm, Auckland Domain, Parnell

Mt. Albert Library, Year of the Horse Performance

Sat 08/2/2014 Mt. Albert Library, Year of the Horse Performance - 11:30 am, 84 St. Lukes Road, Mt. Albert.

WTV LunarFest – The Year of the Horse

WTV footage of MAA’s concert

http://www.istars.co.nz/article-106400-1.html

Conductor: Fang Ni 方妮指揮

Sat 25/1/2014 WTV LunarFest – The Year of the Horse, 3:30 pm, The Trust Arena, 65 – 67 Central Park Drive, Henderson

The Dragon & Taniwha Concert 匯龍音樂會

(2013) The Dragon & Taniwha Concert 匯龍音樂會 By The Music Association of Auckland: 由奧克蘭音樂協會主辨 Sunday 13Oct 7pm – Baradene Concert Hall

Performance photos for The Dragon & Taniwha Concert:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/doqvyctv9seln0r/jjJYWS0R5C

The Story of our concert from The Office of Ethnic Affairs Te Tari Matawaka

http://ethnicaffairs.govt.nz/story/dragon-and-taniwha-concert-music-enriching-cultural-diversity-and-community-cohesion

WTV footage of MAA’s concert

http://www.istars.co.nz/article-106400-1.html

[Enclosed English write up](public/PDFs/English_Write_up.pdf "")

Conductor: Fang Ni 方妮指揮

Special Guest: Te Pou Whakairo [Ngati Whatua of Orakei] 毛利隊特邀演出

MAA Activities 2002-2013

Concerts and activities from 2002 – 2013

2013

Enclosed English write up

Special Guest: Te Pou Whakairo [Ngati Whatua of Orakei] 毛利隊特邀演出

The Music Association of Auckland Annual Concert 2013 The Dragon & Taniwha Concert

Sun 13Oct 2013 Auditorium, Baradene College

MAA has invited Te Pou Whakairo Kapa Haka group from Ngati Whatua tribe of Orakei to bring together Chinese and Maori Culture to over 600 audiences.

奧克蘭音樂協會邀請Te Pou Whakairo 毛利交化隊同台演出,他門是奧克蘭最主要的毛 利部落Ngati Whatua ki Orakei,華人與毛利人的文化交流音樂會,吸引了600位知音 者前來欣賞!

2013 Master Class – Conductor Huang Yanjia and Counter Tenor Xiao Ma Sun 10Mar at Cornwall Park School Hall Master class & Hamilton performance

2013 WTV invitation performance – Sat 02Feb 3:15pm at TelstraClear Pacific Event Centre, Genesis Energy Theatre Conduct by MeiYing Lau WTV Lunarfest 2013

2013 Support to Mt. Albert Library New Year Performance – Sat 16/2 11:30am Mt. Albert Library

2013 Auckland War Memorial Museum performance – Sunday 24Feb 2pm at Auckland War Memorial Museum, Grand Foyer, The Domain. Conduct by MeiYing Lau Auckland War Memorial Museum performance

2013 MAA choir rehearsals starts 10March, every Sundays at 7pm, Cornwall Park School Hall, enter from gate next to 84 Whetaurangi Road, Greenlane. [New members are welcome with audition]

2012 21/10 - 10th Anniversary Concert

2012 28/7 - “Nightingale Concert”

2012 19/6 - Eastcliffe Retirement Village

2012 10/3 - “I Was Glad & Jerusalem” Conducted by Professor Uwe Grodd

2012 08/2 - Countertenor Xiao Ma at MAA Annual Dinner

2011 19/11 Homeland Melodies Annual Concert 19/4 - Eastcliff Retirement Village

2011 18/2 - Invited By Auckland Choral “Spring Festival” Concert

2011 29/1 - 29/1 invitation to WTV LunarFest – The Year of the Rabbit celebration

2010 East Meets West Annual Convert19/09 2009 Yellow River Cantata 05-06/12 Collaborated with Manukau Symphony Orchestra Supported by The Ministry of Culture PR China & Tianjin Dance Drama & Opera House MAA Workshops 2009 - Yellow River Cantata kindly supported by Creative Communities NZ Auckland City

East+Meets+West+2010.pdf

East+Meets+West+Program.pdf

2009 “Aotearoa Jasmine” - 05Sep

2009 MAA Music Night for Friends 15Aug

2009 MAA July activity - Te Tahawai Marae visit

2009 COGS public meeting with MAA participation 06Apr

2008 Chinese Instrument Workshops_10May 2006 NZ Enviromental Chinese Conservation Education Trust invitation Feb06 at Alexandra Park, Greenlane MAA Composition Competition 12Aug application deadline

2007 MAA Composition Competition Finalist Concert at APO Hall 09Sep

2006 MAA Camerata – Instrumental, 15Oct at Raye Freedman Arts Centre

2006 MAA Camerata – Vocal, 18Nov at Raye Freedman Arts Centre

2005 Opening night of Genesis Energy Theatre invited by Manukau City Symphony Orchestra 03Apr at Genesis Energy Theatre

2005 MAA Camerata 03Sep at Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom

2005 MAA Annual Concert 19Nov at Greenlane Christian Centre

2004 MAA Winter Concert 26Jun at King’s School MAA soloist Concert 18Sep at The School of Music AKL U

2004 I’pagliacci Italian Opera & Concert invited by APO 12Nov at Town Hall

2004 MAA Annual Concert 28Nov at Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber

2003 Skycity Starlight Symphony Mass Choir 01Feb at AKL Domain Chinese New Year celebration invited by Botany Town Centre 09Feb

2003 Chinese NY Parliamentary Reception in Wellington 11Feb

2003 Chinese NY celebration invited by Chau Zhou Asso. 22Feb

2003 Melody Autumn Concert invited by NZ Zhonghua Asso. 26Apr at Holy Trinity, Parnell

2003 MAA Winter Concert 05July at King’s School

2003 Beethoven No 9 Symphony Mass Choir invited by Auckland Philharmonia 17 & 18July at Auckland Town Hall.

2003 APO friends invitation 26Sep at Ellerslie War Memorial Hall

2003 MAA Christmas Concert 29Nov at King’s School

2002 MAA Silent Night Concert 11Nov at King’s School