Annual programme

May 3 @ 6:30 pm – Nov 28 @ 9:00 pm Hinemoa Rehearsal Rooms
Check our our full rehearsal schedule here KEEN TO JOIN YOW? We’d love to talk to you – get in touch so we can tell you more, or read more on the YOW page of[...]
Aug 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am ACTivate
TWSO present their annual children’s education concerts. ‘Rob in Da Hood’ is a modern retelling of the classic childrens fable ‘Robin Hood”. The narrated story is interwoven with recognisable music played by the orchestra including [...]
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ACTivate
TWSO present their annual children’s education concerts. ‘Rob in Da Hood’ is a modern retelling of the classic childrens fable ‘Robin Hood”. The narrated story is interwoven with recognisable music played by the orchestra including [...]
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ACTivate
TWSO present their annual children’s education concerts. ‘Rob in Da Hood’ is a modern retelling of the classic childrens fable ‘Robin Hood”. The narrated story is interwoven with recognisable music played by the orchestra including [...]
Aug 23 @ 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 high school age musicians,, Grade 4+  
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 25 @ 4:30 pm The Meteor Theatre
Back for the third year, Sensing Music is 48 hours of amazing Orchestral experiences for everyone from beginners to experts. Sensing Music 2019 has a focus on developing our talented musicians along with all your[...]
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 25 @ 9:30 pm Please check with us
Musicians are invited to participate in a year long programme of development and community building. Registrations are essential as minimum numbers are required for each event. Please contact us for more information. Open to all[...]
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am Meteor Theatre TBC
It’s back! After the success of the 2018 Brunch we’re back again! Join New Zealand’s fastest growing and biggest community orchestra at The Meteor for breakfast and a full orchestra playthrough. Music will be available[...]
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm The Meteor Theatre TBC
TWSO are delighted to perform their 2019 children’s education concert for the public! ‘Rob in Da Hood’ is a modern retelling of the classic childrens fable ‘Robin Hood”. The narrated story is interwoven with recognisable[...]
Sep 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
Kotahi Te Wairua with Opus Orchestra and Te Mauri Kapa Haka. Be immersed in the most exciting musical experience of the year! The tradition of the chamber orchestra, the excitement of kapa haka and the[...]
Sep 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Destiny Theatre, Rotorua
Kotahi Te Wairua with Opus Orchestra and Te Mauri Kapa Haka. Be immersed in the most exciting musical experience of the year! The tradition of the chamber orchestra, the excitement of kapa haka and the[...]
Sep 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
Conducted by Tim Carpenter, and being held in the best music chamber in New Zealand, this concert features music from around the world, performed by fantastic young musicians from around the Waikato. CONCERT – 3[...]
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 1 @ 9:30 pm Please check with us
Musicians are invited to participate in a year long programme of development and community building. Registrations are essential as minimum numbers are required for each event. Please contact us for more information. Open to all[...]
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 8 @ 9:30 pm Please check with us
Musicians are invited to participate in a year long programme of development and community building. Registrations are essential as minimum numbers are required for each event. Please contact us for more information. Open to all[...]
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 15 @ 9:30 pm Please check with us
Musicians are invited to participate in a year long programme of development and community building. Registrations are essential as minimum numbers are required for each event. Please contact us for more information. Open to all[...]
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:45 pm Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
Orchestras Central has stepped up to give a completely new perspective to the leadership journey. Orchestrating Outcomes is focused on the principal of collaborative leadership and is an immersive experience for participants.  Business and community[...]
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
Music Director Peter Walls and Opus Orchestra present ‘Vienna’ featuring international tour de force Simon O’Neill, and also presenting a very special commissioned work by Ross Harris. This programme began with a suggestion from Simon[...]
Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Destiny Church Theatre
Music Director Peter Walls and Opus Orchestra present ‘Vienna’ featuring international tour de force Simon O’Neill, and also presenting a very special commissioned work by Ross Harris. This programme began with a suggestion from Simon[...]
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm St Pauls Collegiate Chapel
Conducted by Tim Carpenter this concert is for everyone – from the very young to the young at heart! Enjoy music you know and love – and a few surprises! (hint…Can you beat Beethoven…?) Programme:to[...]
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Addison Theatre, Baycourt
Music Director Peter Walls and Opus Orchestra present ‘Vienna’ featuring international tour de force Simon O’Neill, and also presenting a very special commissioned work by Ross Harris. This programme began with a suggestion from Simon[...]
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm Hamilton Gardens Pavilion
  In partnership with Cantando Choir    Everyone one loves Christmas! Get your Christmas season off to a cracking start with this very special concert at a family friendly time of day! Featuring music you[...]
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Hamilton Gardens Pavilion
  In partnership with Cantando Choir    Everyone one loves Christmas! Get your Christmas season off to a cracking start with this very special concert. Featuring music you know and love, (and a few surprises!),[...]
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm HInemoa Rehearsal Rooms TBC
Join us for ‘A Very Rusty Christmas‘ to celebrate the end of 2019. An all-players-welcome event with the Rusty Player Orchestra (as well as some Rusty singers!), the day will include a mixture of Christmas[...]

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We join with the APO in expressing our sadness and sympathy. John was principal horn player with Opus and his dedication to Opus will be sorely missed.UPDATE:
*John's funeral will be held on Monday 22 July, 11am, at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell, Auckland.

APO is deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden and unexpected death of our beloved founding horn player and do-er-of-everything, John Ure.

John gave so much of his life to the APO as a player and in management, and nothing was ever too much trouble for him. His deep belief in the musicians and the organisation has carried us to where we are today. The Orchestra simply wouldn’t be what it is today without the building blocks and dedication he provided.

Our love, thoughts and sympathy go to Jocelyn and his family, from all of the wider APO whānau.
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