Orchestras Central is thrilled to present a weekend of ‘Sensing Music’ – a feast of orchestral music that will give audiences the chance to enjoy a variety of performances in new, exciting and sometimes challenging ways.
Each part of the weekend has a focus on one of the five senses – to listen, see, touch, taste and smell (yes really!), and will be a truly immersive experience for the audience (FEEL) using all their senses.
Events include ‘Sonoscopia’ – Friday night’s collaboration with Paul Bradley, a well-known visual artist who will literally ‘paint what he hears. The Youth Orchestra will also hold a ‘jam’ for players age 12-20 on Friday night. Saturday afternoon is filled with workshops for musicians and new conductors, and Saturday night plays host to a unique ‘Music in the Round’ concert featuring high quality local talent. Sunday morning brunch comprises an all-comer Brunch as the ‘Rusty Players’ gather for a chance to play as they enjoy the tastes and smells of the cafe.
Rounding off the weekend is a Sunday afternoon family concert. Beginning with an invitation to see the ‘inner workings’ of an orchestra, families will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with the musicians and their instruments, before enjoying a new production, written especially for our Orchestra, by a local author. ‘The Pied Piper of Pirongia’ tells the story of a wily stranger who has more than the eradication of possums on his mind! Music Director Rupert D’Cruze will lead the orchestra in this all age event.