The following is Jack’s diary so far for 2014…
Jack declines an offer of Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year’s Honours list.
Hosting a series of concerts at Tiromoana (Jack’s New Zealand summer house) in support of the Gisborne International Music Competition.
February to April:
Visiting distinguished professor at City University of Hong Kong
Guest of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa at her birthday celebration at the Royal Opera House, London.
First performance of piano concerto by Gareth Farr, commissioned by Jack and to be performed with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in Wellington, with pianist Tony Lee.
Publication of major new work by Jack Richards – Key Issues in Language Teaching – published by Cambridge University Press.
Publication of 3rd edition of Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching – published by Cambridge University Press.
April 6- 14:
Private visit to Bhutan.
Keynote speaker at conference on teaching of academic writing: City University of Hong Kong.
Touring with Friends of the Canadian Opera Company in Lithuania and Estonia for opera and music performances.
Teaching at the Regional Language Centre, Singapore.
Keynote speaker at conference at La Salle University, Manila.
September 17-October 4th:
Touring with Friends of the Art Gallery of New South Wales – Italy and Malta.
Appointment of in-coming composer in Creative New Zealand/Jack C Richards Composer in Residence program at Victoria University, Wellington.
Keynote address, TEFLN conference, Solo, Indonesia.
Giving a series of lectures and workshops in Iran sponsored by Farhangian Teacher Education University.