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Diary for 2014

The following is Jack’s diary so far for 2014…

January 1:

Jack declines an offer of Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year’s Honours list.

January, February:

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

March 6:

Guest of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa at her birthday celebration at the Royal Opera House, London.

March 28:

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.

March:

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.

May:29-31:

Keynote speaker at conference on teaching of academic writing: City University of Hong Kong.

June:

Touring with Friends of the Canadian Opera Company in Lithuania and Estonia for opera and music performances.

July:

Teaching at the Regional Language Centre, Singapore.

July 10:

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.

September:

Appointment of in-coming composer in Creative New Zealand/Jack C Richards Composer in Residence program at Victoria University, Wellington.

October 10:

Keynote address, TEFLN conference, Solo, Indonesia.

November 17th-24th

Giving a series of lectures and workshops in Iran sponsored by Farhangian Teacher Education University.