OCT Ensemble


OCT Ensemble is flexible group of professional musicians all of whom play with other orchestras in the Orchestras Central family and beyond. With a depth of knowledge and experience these musicians also provide coaching and workshop sessions for our youth and community players to develop the Orchestras Central 'ecosystem'.

The OCT Ensemble explores different ways of making music - combining art forms, pushing boundaries, and offering ‘out of the box’ musical experiences that interest and excite, and grow our connections across the wider community.

Performances and collaborations have included:

  • Nature Inspired evoking our place with nature-inspired music and poetry
  • A collaboration with the University of Waikato, performing new works by emerging composers
  • He Pu, He Puoro, He Purakau – a seed, an instrument, a story, combining the world of taonga puoro with the traditions of the orchestra, featuring Horomona Horo and Jeremy Mayall

OCT Ensemble

OCT Ensemble is available to hire for your event

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