Making music in Rotorua

It is always fun gathering at the beginning of a weekend with a new group of people and by the end of it presenting a concert of great music. That was the case this weekend at another Bay of Plenty Music School. IMG_2653

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I had a wonderful group of players, we worked hard and had fun putting the music together.

At the informal concert on Saturday night we performed the crowd pleasers:

  • Prokofiev – Triumphal March from ‘Peter and the Wolf’
  • Barry Gray – Thunderbirds

On the Sunday concert we performed:

  • Khachaturian – Armenian Dances
  • Ryan Youens – Bubble
  • Rossini – William Tell Overture (Allegro Vivace)
  • Bernstein/Sondheim - West Side Story (combined with orchestra)
  • Trad. - A Te Tarakihi (combined with orchestra and choir)

It was a pleasure to work with fellow conductors Peter Watts and Peter Thomas - thanks for your support. Thanks to my brilliant wind orchestra players and to those who organised the very successful weekend.