Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra

The Adventures of Pat the Pātētē

Date & Time:
Saturday 19 August 2023
3.30pm – 4.30 pm
Concert Chamber
Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
University of Waikato
Rupert D'Cruze

$15 Adult
$10 Child
$45 Family (2 adults, 2 children)

This work by local composer Janet Jennings, co-commissioned by Orchestras Central and Orchestra Wellington, follows the journey of Pat, a brown teal (pāteke/pātētē), one of the rarest waterfowl in the world.  Pat travels from the Coromandel, through Hamilton and onward to Wellington, meeting other struggling wildlife and recognising the initiatives to protect them.  Akin to the well-known orchestral story for children, Peter and the Wolf, each instrument or section of the orchestra will be associated with a character, natural element or theme, with taonga pūoro (traditional Maori instruments) incorporated into the orchestra. 

A family friendly musical story about courage, guardianship and the environment around us.


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