Resonance Ensemble, Christchurch

Resonance Ensemble was formed in February 2012, and is now firmly established as an integral part of the musical landscape of Christchurch and beyond. Recognised as a high-quality, innovative and flexible orchestral ensemble, Resonance provides opportunities for musicians and audiences to experience both popular and novel repertoire beyond the more standard fare offered by Christchurch’s only fully professional orchestra. Programmes range from music for chamber orchestra, works for larger ensemble, and New Zealand compositions, including new commissions.

The orchestra rehearses weekly, presenting three or four concerts per year and works primarily with Christchurch-based conductors and soloists. Recent conductors have included Tony Ryan, Helen Renaud and Anthony Ferner.

In 2019 Resonance Ensemble will present three main concerts: the first will be on 30 June at The Piano, with conductor Tony Ryan, who last year directed Resonance in the New Zealand premiere of Shostakovich’s ebullient Jazz Suite No 2, and which proved to be one of the highlights of the 2018 Christchurch musical calendar.