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Meet The NZSO At Te Papa - Saturday 22 November

17 November 2003


The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will be at Te Papa from 10am this Saturday, hosting workshops and giving free instrumental performances. The day concludes with a lively family concert given by the full orchestra at 3pm.

Throughout the day, sections of the orchestra will perform in workshops at various locations around Te Papa. Individual musicians and sections will demonstrate and answer questions about their instruments, and in some cases visitors can have a go on an instrument themselves.

Sections coming to Te Papa include percussion, strings, woodwind flutes and harps and the NZ Brass Quintet, who will perform a selection of brass favourites including Tuba Tiger Rag.

The day ends with a concert of Russian symphonic music in the Wellington Foyer, conducted by Hamish McKeich, the NZSO's recently appointed Associate Conductor. ENDS


A Day with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra at Te Papa Saturday 22 November

Time Performance Location

10am - 10.30am Brass Quintet Signs of a Nation
10.30am - 11am Percussion Workshop Wellington Foyer
11am - 11.30am Strings Workshop The Marae
11.30am - 12pm Flute and Harp Workshop The Marae
12pm - 12.30pm Woodwind Workshop Boulevard East
12.30pm - 1pm Brass Quintet with Harp Signs of a Nation
1pm - 1.30pm Percussion Workshop Wellington Foyer
1.30pm - 2pm Strings Workshop The Marae
2pm - 2.30pm Flute and Harp Workshop The Marae
3pm - 4pm Full Orchestral Concert Wellington Foyer

Conducted by Hamish McKeich
Concert programme

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini Op 32
Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges - Suite
Khachaturian: Gayaneh: Suite 1 - Dance of the Young Maidens
Khachaturian: Gayaneh: Suite 1 - Gayaneh's Adagio
Khachaturian: Gayaneh: Suite 1 - Lezhginka
Khachaturian: Gayaneh: Suite 3 - Sabre Dance

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