Auckland Youth Orchestra performed to a full house

Auckland Youth Orchestra performed to a full house

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Auckland Youth Orchestra performs to a full house in Whitianga

It’s clear that interest in the performing arts is flourishing in the Mercury Bay Area. On Saturday the Auckland Youth Orchestra were enthusiastically received by a capacity crowd in the Whitianga Town hall.
 


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The 90 strong orchestra consisted of musicians aged 16 to 26 playing instruments including brass, string, woodwind and percussion instruments. The young musicians played with energy, passion and precision across an engaging programme that included:

  • Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending (soloist: Jim Wu, violin)
  • Ravel - Pavane for a Dead Princess
  • Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition.

The Creative Mercury Bay Trust worked closely with this premier regional youth orchestra to bring them back to Whitianga as part of a celebration of a decade of performing in the Mercury Bay area.

It was such a privilege to have the Auckland Youth Orchestra in Whitianga. These talented young musicians provided our audience on the night with an exceptionally unique and moving performance.

Anusha Bhana, Creative Mercury Bay Chair

Creative Mercury Bay Trust

The Creative Mercury Bay Trust provide unique opportunities for artists and audiences to experience the performing arts in the Mercury Bay Area. For more information about upcoming performances go to the Performing Arts Event pages or learn more about Creative Mercury Bay on the related link below.

Photo: Anusha Bhana

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