Tuning up for #talkestra

Tuning up for #talkestra

https://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/120668290/orchestras-central-tunes-up-for-online-practice-sessions       photo credit: Richard Lummus; Robert Lummus’ trombone     Continue Reading


New Zealand is planning and responding to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, as the particular strain is called. As this happens, I thought I would let you know that we too are planning and preparing. We are developing a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and are continuously monitoring the World Health Organisation and the Ministry of Health communications… Continue Reading

The Power of an Orchestra

Some people think that if a community can simply say it has an orchestra, that’s enough. This way of thinking suggests that an orchestra’s value lies in bragging rights, wherein community leaders proudly point to their orchestra’s existence as an enticement to bring new businesses and residents into their communities. While it is certainly legitimate… Continue Reading

Review: Opus Orchestra – Unfinished

What: Opus Orchestra Where: Destiny Church, Rotorua When: Saturday 30 November 2019 Once again the conductor and players showed that, despite Opus’s modest size, they had the capabilities needed to take on major symphonies with flair. Conductor Peter Walls had clearly prepared the programme well, and the players had the tonal breadth, spirit, and skills… Continue Reading

Reviews: Song of the Earth (Hamilton)

A review from a first-time audience member: “Simon’s and the orchestra performance brought me so many feelings and reflections about life. It was healing, powerful, joyful. I felt really lucky to be part of the privileged audience. Thank you so much for making it happen and I can’t wait for the next events.” M   Continue Reading

A history of the TWSO

The Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra is going from strength to strength. Congratulations. But the history info saying the TWSO had its beginnings back in 1945 is not correct. Yes, there were orchestral & smaller groups playing in Hamilton many years prior,  but I have no knowledge of them.. Nor do I  know anything about the… Continue Reading

Come and work with us! Orchestra Planning Manager – open for applications

Come and work with us! Orchestra Planning Manager – open for applications

About Orchestras Central Orchestras Central delivers fantastic orchestral music experiences in the Waikato. We are passionate about growing the orchestral ‘ecosystem’ and creating a vibrant and joyful orchestral scene for our community! We are the first organisation of its kind in NZ (maybe even the world!) and are committed to finding new ways of creating value,… Continue Reading