Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
Gate 1, University of Waikato, Knighton Road
With a view of the lake and gardens, and the reflections on the water, experience an intimate connection with nature inspired music and poetry in the warm acoustic of Te Whare Tapere Iti at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts.
Featuring Cian Parker, pianists Camilla Oliviera and Jiazhou Conroy Hu and the fine musicians of OCT Ensemble conducted by Rupert D’Cruze – in a programme of Copland’s Appalachian Spring and the brilliantly imaginative Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns, paired with New Zealand poetry by Hone Tuwhare, Denis Glover and Dinah Hawken.
Copland – Appalachian Spring
Saint-Saëns – The Carnival of the Animals
Conductor – Rupert D’Cruze
Concert Master – Yanghe Yu (APO Acting Deputy Principal)