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The NZSO is throwing open the doors and inviting you to join us for a variety of free events for all ages.

Sat, 29 May, 10.30am-5.30pm
Christchurch Town Hall

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE TO ATTEND

Open Doors is proudly supported by

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Note some events require online registration due to limited spaces, see below for details.

10.30am – 11.30am Instrument Petting Zoo and NZSO Storytime live.

Children of all ages can explore the Instrument Petting Zoo, getting up close with various instruments and musicians of the Orchestra.

This will be followed by a performance of NZSO Storytime live – a selection of kiwi children’s book favourites accompanied live by members of the Orchestra.

1pm – 2pm: Brass Jam

Calling all brass players – come and join NZSO Section Principal Trombone, David Bremner, for a brass jam and a chance to pick up some tips to hone your skills. Keen brass players of all levels and abilities welcome.

Due to limited spaces, interested participants must register in advance.
Register now!

2pm – 3.30pm: NZSO Foundation Masterclass

NZSO Section Principal Flute, Bridget Douglas, will facilitate a masterclass in orchestral excerpts for flute with students from the University of Canterbury. Join us to watch the next generation of performers learn from musicians of the NZSO and discover more about some of the wonderful instruments of the symphony orchestra.

2.30pm – 4pm: NZSO Foundation Masterclass

NZSO Section Principal Clarinet, Patrick Barry, will facilitate a masterclass in orchestral excerpts for clarinet with students from the University of Canterbury. Join us to watch the next generation of performers learn from musicians of the NZSO and discover more about some of the wonderful instruments of the symphony orchestra.

4.30pm – 5.30pm: Tūhono - Connecting Melodies

Horomona Horo and Jeremy Mayall present a discussion and demonstration on composing for Taonga Pūoro. As long-standing collaborators and sonic explorers, they will share about moving beyond genre, style and cultural boundaries into hybrid sonic forms, and stories about the collaborative process.

Open Doors is proudly supported by the NZSO Foundation 

 

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