BOP music school hits Rotorua!

conductorThe Bay of Plenty Music School is about to make some music once again! This year the school is happening between April 13th to 15th in Rotorua. It is an opportunity for choral, orchestral and band musicians to work on some fantastic repertoire in a relaxed environment.

I conducted there last year and it really is a wonderful weekend, meeting some great people, eating some great food and making some fantastic music together.

This year Peter Watts is conducting the choir, Peter Thomas the symphony and chamber orchestras and myself the wind orchestra (concert band/symphonic band...).

In the wind orchestra we will be working on:

  • Rossini - William Tell Overture
  • Prokofiev - Triumphal March from ‘Peter and the Wolf’
  • Ryan Youens - Bubble
  • Bernstein/Sondheim - West Side Story, 'selections'
  • Khachaturian - Armenian Dances
  • Barry Gray - Thunderbirds
  • Philip Norman - The Ballad of Settler McGee
  • Kamen - Robin Hood Prince of Thieves Suite

It should be another very enjoyable weekend finishing with a concert on Sunday afternoon. If you are interested in attending I would love to see you there. Enrollments need to be in by Monday 2nd April so visit the music school website and download the information and enrollment details.