REVIEW: TWSO – Rob in da Hood

REVIEW:  TWSO – Rob in da Hood

What:              “Rob in da Hood” Who:               Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra When:             Sunday 25 August Where:            The Meteor Theatre Conductor:      Rupert D’Cruze Narrator:         Brooke Baker Reviewer:       Sam Edwards We need increased audiences. Right now. The management and membership of… Continue Reading

Press release: Te Miha

Press release: Te Miha

‘Te Miha’, which fuses traditional classical music and kapa haka, will premiere in two central North Island cities this September, and is promised to be unforgettable. In 2018 Orchestras Central Trust CEO Susan Trodden met with one-time Hamiltonian,  composer Stephen Small to talk about possible collaborations. As a result of numerous conversations, a world first… Continue Reading

Review: Opus Orchestra – Born in the USA (Rotorua)

Review: Opus Orchestra – Born in the USA (Rotorua)

WHERE: DESTINY CHURCH THEATRE, ROTORUA WHEN: SATURDAY 20 JULY 2019 The orchestra started the 2019 season in fine fashion with ‘Born in the USA’, a programme which contrasts music with American links and traditional compositions. Conductor Peter Walls had chosen works which made the concert gratifying to both players and audience. Robert Schumann’s ‘Overture, Scherzo and… Continue Reading

REVIEW: Opus Ensemble and Scholars Aotearoa ‘Gloria’

Scholars Baroque Aotearoa with an Opus Ensemble St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Mount Maunganui Sat 25 / Sun 26 May, 2019 If any reader should be of the opinion that church music from the late 17th to early 18th centuries should be reserved for po-faced old fogies you would almost certainly have a change of mind… Continue Reading

TWSO Sunset Symphony

TWSO Sunset Symphony

I want to say a heartfelt Thank You Very Much! The Sunset Symphony last night was a stunning success. Gates opened before 6 pm, the audience had a great time before the concert, Wai Tako was a good idea as a curtain raiser, food trucks seem to have been busy. TWSO was really good this… Continue Reading

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