Annual programme

Aug 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am ACTivate
TWSO present their annual children’s education concerts. ‘Max and the Alien’ is a modern retelling of the classic childrens fable ‘The Boy who Cried Wolf”. The narrated story is interwoven with recognisable music played by[...]
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ACTivate
TWSO present their annual children’s education concerts. ‘Max and the Alien’ is a modern retelling of the classic childrens fable ‘The Boy who Cried Wolf”. The narrated story is interwoven with recognisable music played by[...]
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 8 @ 10:00 pm Hinemoa Park and The Meteor
Come and join us! Meet the musicians, take part in a readthrough, experience making music with a group of enthusiastic and talented community players! Register now!  
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm Whitianga Town Hall
Quizzical Tipples and Tunes is a light-hearted, fun night of fabulous Music from the Movies and dance music (performed by OCTavo), brain teasing quizzes and wine and cheese sampling. There will be lots of time for[...]
Sep 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm The Meteor Theatre
Join our Youth Orchestra for their Friday night rehearsal. Observe, take part, have fun! No cost to attend, but please register here Suitable for 12-18 year olds, Grade 4+  
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm The Meteor Theatre
Back for the second time, Sensing Music will be 48 hours of amazing Orchestral experiences for everyone from beginners to experts. Sensing Music 2018 has a focus on community music, but players of all levels[...]
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm The Meteor Theatre
This full day workshop will be led by professional conductor and teacher Rupert D’Cruze – Artistic Director Community Music OCT and the Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra, and offers training, support and guidance at a range[...]
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm The Meteor
The final readthrough in the series of three, a delicious potluck supper to delight the senses, and a few surprises along the way! This is open to all adult players – and you are welcome[...]
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am Meteor Theatre
It’s back! After the success of the 2018 Brunch we’re back again! Join New Zealands fastest growing and biggest community orchestra at The Meteor for breakfast and a full orchestra playthrough. Supported by Creative New[...]
Sep 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm The Meteor Theatre
A reprise of the TWSO children’s education concerts and an opportunity for families to meet the instruments of the orchestra, this is part of ‘Sensing Music’ ‘Max and the Alien’ is a modern retelling of[...]
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton
World Premiere – Marimba Concerto – Commission  by Friends of Opus Orchestra      GARETH FARR   | Quiet City   COPLAND   | Symphony No. 45 F# minor (the “Farewell”)     HAYDN   | Ouverture No. 1 in C[...]
Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Graham Young Youth Theatre, Tauranga Boys HIgh School
World Premiere – Marimba Concerto – Commission  by Friends of Opus Orchestra      GARETH FARR   | Quiet City   COPLAND   | Symphony No. 45 F# minor (the “Farewell”)     HAYDN   | Ouverture No. 1 in C[...]
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Destiny Theatre
World Premiere – Marimba Concerto – Commission  by Friends of Opus Orchestra      GARETH FARR   | Quiet City   COPLAND   | Symphony No. 45 F# minor (the “Farewell”)     HAYDN   | Ouverture No. 1 in C[...]
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Hamilton Gardens Pavilion
In partnership with Cantando Choir and Soloist: Anna Hawkins             Orff                                  O Fortuna (Carmina Burana) Verrdi                               Va Pensiero (Nabucco) Verdi                               Soldiers Chorus (Trovatore)     WITH ANNA HAWKINS: Puccini                            O mio babbino[...]
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm OCT Rehearsal Rooms
Join us for ‘A Very Rusty Christmas‘ to celebrate the end of 2018.  A combined end of year event with the Rusty Player Orchestra Orchestra and TWSO (as well as some Rusty singers!), the day[...]
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm TO BE CONFIRMED
Celebrate a year of making music together!   A weekend of workshops, sectionals, orchestra playthroughs and social time, culminating in a concert

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