Due to Coronavirus restrictions, this event has been cancelled until 2022. The Composers Association of New Zealand (CANZ) will proudly host the ISCM (International Society for Contemporary Music) World
Due to Coronavirus restrictions, this event has been cancelled until 2022.
Composers, performers and music presenters from around the world will join New Zealand audiences at the World New Music Days: ISCM 2020. The festival will include concerts by local and international professional performing orchestras and ensembles, soloists, Māori performers, informal ensembles and collaborations, presenting a diverse range of contemporary music by New Zealand composers alongside new works contributed by the international members of the ISCM. An Asian Composers League (ACL) festival will run concurrently with the latter part of the ISCM event, and have a particular focus on the music of the Asia-Pacific region.
This will be the first time since the ISCM was established in 1922 that these annual events will occur in New Zealand, and only the second time it has been held in the southern hemisphere.
‘Microcosm’ – 23 April 5:30pm, Q Theatre Loft, Auckland
‘Te Ihutai’ – 30 April 7:00pm, The Great Hall (Arts Centre), Christchurch
Festival Passes will be available from 6 March 2020, single tickets will go on sale shortly after.
(Thursday) 7:00 pm UTC+12:00
Arts Centre of Christchurch