Annual programme

May 29 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm St Pauls Collegiate Chapel
  Conducted by Rupert D’Cruze and featuring the talented Bill Stoneham on trumpet, this programme will appeal to orchestra lovers of all ages.   Programme Humperdinck – Prelude to Hansel und Gretel Hummel – Trumpet[...]
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
Enjoy a a small group ‘sectional’, play through fun and exciting repertoire with the whole orchestra.  Invite your Whanau to come and enjoy a Rusty mini-concert at the end of the day! Got an instrument[...]
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 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 our fantastic young musicians. Entry by koha
Jul 3 @ 7:30 pm GAPA Concert Chamber
        He Pu, He Puoro, He Purakau (A seed, an instrument, a story) is a unique concert event. Bridging the worlds of taonga puoro with the world of the orchestra, this concert[...]
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm The Meteor
        He Pu, He Puoro, He Purakau (A seed, an instrument, a story) is a unique concert event. Bridging the worlds of taonga puoro with the world of the orchestra, this concert[...]
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am ACTivate
TWSO present their annual children’s education concerts. ‘The Time-travelling Conductor’ will take you on a journey of symphonic proportions! Narrated by Brooke Baker, this epic adventure is interwoven with recognisable music played by the orchestra[...]
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ACTivate
TWSO present their annual children’s education concerts. ‘The Time-travelling Conductor’ will take you on a journey of symphonic proportions! Narrated by Brooke Baker, this epic adventure is interwoven with recognisable music played by the orchestra[...]
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ACTivate
TWSO present their annual children’s education concerts. ‘The Time-travelling Conductor’ will take you on a journey of symphonic proportions! Narrated by Brooke Baker, this epic adventure is interwoven with recognisable music played by the orchestra[...]
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm TBC
YOW goes on the road to share music with local Hamilton schools.  Interested in participating? Contact us now!  
Aug 28 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 29 @ 10:30 am Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
Back for the FOURTH year, Sensing Music is 48 hours of amazing Orchestral experiences for everyone from beginners to experts. Full Programme coming soon – find out more here!
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Te Whare Tapere Iti
This hour long programme of Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Saint-Saëns The Carnival of the Animals has been chosen to connect the audience with the natural world and this beautiful music. Our audience seated around the performers[...]
Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Te Whare Tapere Iti
This hour long programme of Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Saint-Saëns The Carnival of the Animals has been chosen to connect the audience with the natural world and this beautiful music. Our audience seated around the performers[...]
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
Join the most relaxed orchestra in NZ for breakfast and a full orchestra playthrough. Music will be available on the Player Portal. You can email us to sign up to play! Enjoy a small group[...]
Aug 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
TWSO are delighted to perform their children’s education concert for the public! ‘The Time-travelling Conductor’ will take you on a journey of symphonic proportions! Narrated by Brooke Baker, this epic adventure is interwoven with recognisable[...]
Oct 17 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
Join the most relaxed orchestra in NZ for small group classes and a full orchestra playthrough. Music will be available on the Player Portal. You can email us to sign up to play! Enjoy a[...]
Nov 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Concert Chamber
Enjoy music you know and love – and celebrate an early Christmas with us! Entry by koha and a donation for the Hamilton Food Bank  
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
Join us for ‘A Very Rusty Christmas‘ to celebrate the end of 2021. An all-players-welcome event with the Rusty Player Orchestra, we will be playing something old, something new, and something with a Christmas flavour[...]
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:45 pm Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
DATE TO BE CONFIRMED     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[...]

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Happy birthday, #NZSO - 74 looks good on you.🥳🎉🎂 Today's our birthday – we're 74 years young!
Here's a photo from our very first concert, 6 March 1947 in the Wellington Town Hall with conductor Andersen Tyrer.

And what a programme it was: Dvořák's Carnival Overture, Brahms' Symphony No.2, Butterworth's A Shropshire Lad, Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1 by Enesco, Wagner's "Prelude" and "Love's Death" from Tristan and Isolde, all closed out with Strauss' Till Eulenspiel.

Looking forward to our diamond jubilee next year, we've got some good stuff cooking...
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