The NZSO is throwing open the doors and inviting you to join us for a variety of free events for all ages.
Sat, 17 April, 10.30am-5pm
Pan Pac Pacific Foyer, Napier Municipal Theatre


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

Open Doors is proudly supported by the NZSO Foundation

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.

12pm – 1.30pm NZSO Foundation Masterclass

NZSO Concertmaster, Vesa-Matti Leppänen, facilitates a masterclass with young violin players from around the Hawkes Bay. Come and learn more about the wonderful instruments of the symphony orchestra.

2pm – 3.30pm Finding Voices Shaping Futures – Project Prima Volta documentary screening
What relevance does opera have in the lives of teenagers?

Equal parts nostalgic and engaging, this in-depth documentary explores the past seven years of Hawke’s Bay programme Project Prima Volta - its evolution as a grass roots singing initiative and its unique ability to empower rangatahi through opera. The film explores the partnership between Project Prima Volta and Festival Opera, featuring performance footage and captivating testimonies from the students involved. Be inspired by the transformation that occurs when teenagers embrace the power of their own voice. 

Due to limited spaces, audience members must reserve seats in advance. Reserve your seat now!

4pm – 5pm Songs from the Stage: A Broadway Singalong Workshop

Looking forward to Sunday's Broadway Matinee concert? Join Georgia Jamieson Emms for a singalong workshop of much loved Broadway songs.

No knowledge of music required! Places are limited: register here!