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

REVIEW: TWSO – Rob in da Hood

REVIEW:  TWSO – Rob in da Hood

What:              “Rob in da Hood” Who:               Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra When:             Sunday 25 August Where:            The Meteor Theatre Conductor:      Rupert D’Cruze Narrator:         Brooke Baker Reviewer:       Sam Edwards We need increased audiences. Right now. The management and membership of… Continue Reading

Press release: Te Miha

‘Te Miha’, which fuses traditional classical music and kapa haka, will premiere in two central North Island cities this September, and is promised to be unforgettable. In 2018 Orchestras Central Trust CEO Susan Trodden met with one-time Hamiltonian,  composer Stephen Small to talk about possible collaborations. As a result of numerous conversations, a world first… Continue Reading