I'm super excited about the Bay of Plenty Music School this year as it hits the shores of Lake Taupo. This year will be the 45th year of its existence making it the largest surviving music school in New Zealand which is fantastic.
I am conducting the concert band once again and our repertoire includes:
- Stalter - Ignition
- Shostakovich - Folk Dances for Concert Band
- Whitacre - Seal Lullaby
- Williams - Theme from ET
- Kahelin - Clown Act
- Berlin - Alexander's Ragtime Band
Some really great pieces which I look forward to putting together with everyone.
It's going to be great to get back to Taupo - one of my favourite places. In 2010 I worked with six of the school and community groups to create Moana Ataahua for the ERUPT Lake Taupo Festival (read more) - a project made possible by the SOUNZ Community Commission. I've been back several times since giving workshops (read more).
My two fellow conductors are David Adlam (orchestra) and Peter Watts (choir) and I know they have some wonderful repertoire to share with their groups.
It's on the 25th-27th of April and will be held at Taupo-nui-a-Tia College and the Anglican Church of St Andrew. If you're interested in attending visit the music school website for all of the information and registration details.
See you there!