Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

Students perform music in response to art

Media Release – 21 May 2007

Students from Otahuhu perform original music in response to art at Auckland Art Gallery this Friday.

Thanks to a partnership with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, the students have composed their own musical interpretations of works in the gallery’s collection.

APO double bassist Daniel Stabler has mentored three classes from Otahuhu Intermediate (Years 7 and 9) and Otahuhu College (Year 13) over the past two months.

He says their keen intuition, enthusiasm and sense of team work came through. “They’ve been fabulous – I’ve learnt a lot from them."

The students have created 5 minute compositions reflecting five works by New Zealand artists Gretchen Albrecht, Shane Cotton, Emily Karaka, Filipe Tohi and Kennett Watkin.

They will perform for family and friends in the free exhibition Hei konei mai: We’ll meet again this Friday at 12.30pm.

The education initiative is now in its second year. Last year, students from Pt Chevalier Primary School performed in the gallery on a variety of instruments including typewriters, milk bottles, egg beaters and other household implements.

APO education supervisor Lee Farley says the orchestra is keen to enable more schools to enjoy this wonderful learning experience.

The gallery’s access programme co-ordinator Kirsty Glengarry says the project gets children to think about art and its meaning in a completely new way.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Repatriation: Moriori And Māori Ancestors Offered Dignity And Respect

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa will hold a pōwhiri to mark the return home of 59 Māori and Moriori ancestral remains from the United Kingdom and Europe. More>>

Gibbs Farm: Kiwi Sculpture Park Rated As Site Of International Stature

29 May 2017 – The Wall Street Journal has honoured internationally renowned art patron and entrepreneur Alan Gibbs with a multi-page feature spread about his sculpture park at the Gibbs Farm, north of Auckland, in the June Issue of WSJ Magazine. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington Rugby Zeroes: Sevens To Move To Hamilton

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester: “The Sevens has been a big part of recent Wellington history but it was time for the event to move on… Wellingtonians have been voting with their feet in the last few years and we’ve seen the result in dwindling crowd numbers and lower ticket sales.” More>>

ALSO:

Matafeo & Dravid: The Billy T And Fred Award Winners For 2017

At the final show of the 2017 NZ International Comedy Festival powered by Flick Electric Co. the Festival came to a close after 115 shows in Auckland and 68 shows in Wellington. More>>

 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland