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

Review: Sunset Symphony, HGAF 2019

Review: Sunset Symphony, HGAF 2019

What: Sunset Symphony Who: Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Rupert D’Cruze​Where: Rhododendron Lawn, Hamilton Gardens When: Sunday night Reviewed by: Sam Edwards The Rhododendron Lawn at the Hamilton Gardens will hold an audience of something over 4000, and tonight it was chocka. The whole of the Waikato community was represented – along with the odd foreigner from climes like Wellington and The Bay.… Continue Reading

Sensing Music – our history

OUR HISTORY: In August 2017, Orchestras Central presented  ‘Sensing Music’ –  a weekend of orchestral music that celebrated the breadth of talent in our community, and gave audiences the chance to enjoy performances in new, exciting and sometimes challenging ways. Orchestral music can engage all the senses and this ‘feast’ encouraged existing music lovers,  and those… Continue Reading

Sensing Music 2018

Following on from the sell-out success of ‘The Pied Piper of Pirongia’ in 2017, Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra presented a brand-new show, with an opportunity for audience to get up close and personal with the musicians and their instruments. Conducted by local conductor Oliver Barratt (also known for leading the Rusty Player Orchestra and conducting the… Continue Reading

REVIEW: A Night at the Proms – TWSO and Cantando Choir

What:              A Night at the Proms Who:               Cantando Choir withTrust Waikato Symphony Orchestra When:            Saturday 17 November 2018 Where:           Hamilton Gardens Pavilion Works from:  Verdi, Elgar, well known Proms classics, and local works like Now is the Hour Conductor:    Rupert D’Cruze Soloist:           Anna Hawkins Reviewer:      Sam Edwards   On… Continue Reading

REVIEW: Opus Orchestra | Ahead of the Game (Rotorua)

Review for Daily Post by Hanno Fairburn of Opus Orchestra concert, Rotorua, 30 September 2018 What: Opus Orchestra Where: Destiny Church When: Sunday 30 September 2018 Opus’s conductor Peter Walls deserves high praise for devising a programme of distinction and leading an orchestra which had consistent freshness and vitality. Bach’s Ouverture No.1 made a bright… Continue Reading

REVIEW: Opus Orchestra | Ahead of the Game (Tauranga)

Pure energy as Opus Orchestra stays ahead of the game By Leon Gray THERE’S only one thing that beats an eclectic programme when it comes to an orchestral performance: an ‘electric’ one; which is what the small but enchanted audience got on Saturday afternoon at Tauranga Boys College. With breathless excitement, those present bore witness… Continue Reading

STUDENT REVIEWS: Ahead of the Game

Last September I had the pleasure of watching the OPUS Ahead of the Game Concert. As I’d never heard a professional Marimba being played before, I was interested to see what I was in for. I am pleased to say that I was not disappointed with the outstanding performance that night, as the musicians wowed… Continue Reading

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