Storytime a hit

Whānau around New Zealand loved the NZSO and Read NZ Te Pou Muramura’s Storytime episodes released over the July school holidays.

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Composer Claire Cowan wrote four chamber music soundtracks performed by NZSO players for filmed readings of Mrs Wishy-Washy’s Farm by Joy Cowley, Sacha Cotter’s The Bomb, Miriama Kamo’s The Stolen Stars of Matariki and The Little Yellow Digger by Betty Gilderdale.

Each book was read by a special guest–television presenter and entertainer Suzy Cato (Mrs Wishy-Washy’s Farm), actor and award-winning musician Troy Kingi (The Bomb), television presenter and author Miriama Kamo (The Stolen Stars of Matariki) and actor and New Zealander of the Year Jennifer Ward-Lealand (The Little Yellow Digger).

We have received many messages of appreciation. 

“Magnificent … an incredible experience and is so inspiring …Thank you for giving our books such world-class treatment.”

“Brilliant–loved the story and music. A magical production!” 

“Absolutely wonderful.” 

“So creative, I love it.” 

“Awesome everyone!” 

All four Storytime readings can be viewed at any time On Demand along with more than 40 other videos at live.nzso.co.nz

 

Watch Mrs Wishy-Washy’s Farm

Watch The Bomb

Watch The Stolen Stars of Matariki

Watch The Little Yellow Digger

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