18 Jul 2015

Hamish McKeich: conducting the capital

From Saturday Morning, 10:30 am on 18 July 2015

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Photo: Tracey Valerie.

Hamish McKeich has forged an international conducting career, working regularly in Europe, Australia, and with New Zealand’s major orchestras. He has given over 100 world premieres of new works, is chief conductor of the contemporary ensemble Stroma, and has worked with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra since 2002.

He will conduct the NZSO for three fully booked performances in Parliament’s Banquet Hall on 25 July for Capital 150, celebrating Wellington’s 150 years as New Zealand’s capital city: two performances of Peter and the Wolf, bracketing Fantastic Tales, which features eight classical hits.

Hamish McKeich talks to Noelle McCarthy.