Have you got some little scallywags intrigued by music? And perhaps rainbows? You'd better get them along to the APO's latest concert for pre-schoolers, "Rainbow Connection". I've been working away at the arrangements and it's going to be a great show. Here's what this show is about:
The colours of the rainbow are so pretty in the sky! The Little Rainbow is especially lucky, because he can wear all of them at once. But one sad day the colours disappear and the Little Rainbow just cannot find them anywhere. He asks his friends, the Rainbow Sea Creature troupe and four APO musicians, who each have one colour, to come and help him…
These concerts are an entertaining sing-along, dance-along, conduct-along concert for children, 2 years and older, concluding with a walk through the orchestra to see and hear the instruments up close.
New arrangements I've done include:
- Row, Row, Row Your Boat (as a round for voice, audience and orchestra)
- Splish Splash (for voice and orchestra)
- The Rainbow Connection (for glockenspiel, voice and children's choir)
- Sing a Rainbow (for voice and orchestra)
- Over the Rainbow (for voice and orchestra)
- My Heart Will Go On (for french horn and strings)
Other works on the programme include:
- Vaughan Williams' Sea Songs
- Leroy Anderson's Plink, Plank, Plunk
- Brahms' Hungarian Dance No 5
- Saint-Saens' ‘The Swan’ from The Carnival of the Animals
- Sailor’s Hornpipe
Conducted by David Kay and presented by Kevin Keys, with special guest the North Shore Children's Choir.
10am & 11.30am, Saturday 11 April, Auckland Town Hall. $15. Tickets here.