Annual programme

Jan
31
Fri
YOW Auditions @ St Paul's Collegiate - Music Department
Jan 31 @ 5:35 pm – 7:55 pm

YOW is back for 2020 and better than ever!

We will be holding auditions on  31st Jan and 7th February 2020.

Click here to book an audition time

YOW 2020 Orchestra will be announced 8th February 2020.

Our musicians are age 13-20 and are of at least Grade 6 or equivalent.  Come and join a great 60 + member orchestra, led by our talented conductor, Tim Carpenter.

2020 plans include Orchestra camp at Karapiro, and concerts at the Cambridge Avantidrome and Gallagher Academy. We will also tour primary schools – and have awesome social times.

Find out more about YOW

 

Feb
7
Fri
YOW Auditions @ St Paul's Collegiate - Music Department
Feb 7 @ 5:35 pm – 7:55 pm
YOW Auditions @ St Paul's Collegiate - Music Department

YOW is back for 2020 and better than ever!

We will be holding auditions on  31st Jan and 7th February 2020.

Click here to book an audition time

YOW 2020 Orchestra will be announced 8th February 2020.

Our musicians are age 13-20 and are of at least Grade 6 or equivalent.  Come and join a great 60 + member orchestra, led by our talented conductor, Tim Carpenter.

2020 plans include Orchestra camp at Karapiro, and concerts at the Cambridge Avantidrome and Gallagher Academy. We will also tour primary schools – and have awesome social times.

Find out more about YOW

 

Feb
14
Fri
YOW Rehearsals weekly on Fridays @ Hinemoa Rehearsal Rooms
Feb 14 @ 6:15 pm – Nov 27 @ 8:45 pm
YOW Rehearsals weekly on Fridays @ Hinemoa Rehearsal Rooms | Hamilton | Waikato | New Zealand

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 this website.

PLEASE CHECK BACK REGULARLY AS FROM TIME TO TIME OUR VENUE OR TIME MAY CHANGE

PLEASE NOTE – YOW DOES NOT HOLD REHEARSALS DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Feb
15
Sat
Rusty Symphony @ Rhododendron Lawn, Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

An all player open event happening on the ‘Sunset Symphony’ stage!

Got an instrument lurking under a bed somewhere? Love making music but no-one to play with? Been a long time since you played? Play one instrument well but still learning a second? Then this is for you. Bring your instrument and join in. No scary solos!

$10 per person – register now and music will be made available to you before the day!


A note from Katrina – Orchestra Planning Manager

We have a busy year lined up for the Rusty Player Orchestra with our first event for 2020, Rusty Symphony, being only a few weeks away on Saturday, 15th February from 1pm – 3pm.  YThis event will be on the Sunset Symphony stage on the Rhododendron Lawn at the Hamilton Gardens.  Our conductor for Rusty Symphony, and in fact all of 2020, will be Catherine Polglase who many of you will have met at Rusty Brunch a few months ago.  Catherine has pieced together a programme of three works for Rusty Symphony, all with a symphonic provenance:

  • Amadeus! from Mozart’s Symphony No. 25, especially recognisable thanks to the 1984 film “Amadeus”
  • March to the Scaffold, being the fourth of the five movements in Belioz’s Symphonie Fantastique which tells the tale of an artist’s quest for love
  • A Whiter Shade of Pale with its nod to J.S. Bach’s Air on the G String

Rusty Symphony is an exciting opportunity to play in an outdoor setting, on the same stage on which the Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra will be performing in the evening.  Don’t worry – we will not have an audience other than the family and friends you invite along for our informal performance at the end of the afternoon.  Details of the schedule for the afternoon, including the performance time, will be sent out later.  In the meantime, please let me know if you would like to register to play.  The cost for the afternoon will be $10.  Music will be available in the next week on the player portal  along with bank account details if you prefer to pay by internet banking rather than cash on the day.  If there isn’t a part on the player portal suited to your instrument please let me know so I can get a part transposed for you.

 

Don’t forget to come along to the Sunset Symphony later in the evening, wrapping up a day of music and fun.

 

Sunset Symphony @ Hamilton Gardens - Rhododendron Lawn
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunset Symphony @ Hamilton Gardens - Rhododendron Lawn

All the music you know and love, fab food options and … fireworks!

Gates open approx 6.15 pm

Food from 6.30 pm, entertainment from 7 pm

Orchestra on stage from 8 pm

Fireworks approx 9.20 pm

Conductor: Rupert D’Cruze

MC: Chris Lam Sam

 


 

PROGRAMME

Copland                                    Fanfare for the Common Man

Leonie Holmes                        In the Lair of the Cave Weta

Williams                                    Raiders March

Norman                                    Ghost’s Warning, Finale

Shore arr. Brubaker                LOTR – The Two Towers

E.Coates arr. Andrew              Dambusters March

Nicolai                                    Merry Wives of Windsor Overture

Arr. Brubaker                          World of Warcraft

Handel arr. Harty                  Music for the Royal Fireworks:

  •  Overture
  • La Rejouissance

 

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