Where: Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
When: Saturday 7 September 2019
Reviewed by: Bella Scott, 1st Violin – YOW
Like most OPUS concerts, I had no idea what to expect when entering the Gallagher Performing Arts Academy, though I knew I would be in for a treat.
As always, I was not left disappointed as the night was filled with unique New Zealand sounds and beautiful Maori visuals. The music was a combination of technical-modern sounds, classical and traditional Maori folk which told a story that was able to touch the entire audience, even if they did not speak the language. The singers looked as beautiful as they sounded and I was mesmerised by their technique and passion. The dancers added an element of spice that I had never seen in a concert before but added another fantastic visual for the audience to enjoy.
I felt very honored to be able to witness such a first-class performance right here in Hamilton and I would like the thank the composer, the singers, the dancers and the orchestra for giving us such an unforgettable night.