Taranaki Symphony Orchestra

Community Organisation

Taranaki Symphony Orchestra
11A Eton Place
Spotswood
New Plymouth 4310
35 days ago

Taranaki Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert, this Saturday

Chris Beath from Taranaki Symphony Orchestra

A feature of the Spring Concert this Saturday at the Theatre Royal, TSB Showplace is the exciting French Horn Concerto No.1 by Richard Strauss. The soloist is our own Jim Scrivener who apart from performing for TSO for over 30 years is also in demand to perform with other orchestras around the … View moreA feature of the Spring Concert this Saturday at the Theatre Royal, TSB Showplace is the exciting French Horn Concerto No.1 by Richard Strauss. The soloist is our own Jim Scrivener who apart from performing for TSO for over 30 years is also in demand to perform with other orchestras around the North Island and also regularly performs in the pit for operatic shows. This is a great opportunity to hear the French Horn as a solo instrument accompanied by an orchestra in a very popular work.

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45 days ago

Free concerts at Tupare Gardens this weekend

Chris Beath from Taranaki Symphony Orchestra

Members of the Taranaki Symphony Orchestra will be playing in the Tupare Gardens this weekend as part of the Garden Festival.
The forecast is for a lovely sunny weekend so this is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to spend an hour or two wandering around a fabulous garden and to hear … View more
Members of the Taranaki Symphony Orchestra will be playing in the Tupare Gardens this weekend as part of the Garden Festival.
The forecast is for a lovely sunny weekend so this is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to spend an hour or two wandering around a fabulous garden and to hear some beautiful music - all for free.
The icing on the cake (pun intended) is that members of the orchestra are providing tea, coffee and home made cakes at a very nominal charge.
Come and enjoy......

163 days ago

Out of this World Concert

Chris Beath from Taranaki Symphony Orchestra

The Taranaki Symphony Orchestra is celebrating 50 years since the first moon landing - Saturday 20th July. This will be a visual spectacular with accompanying space videos from the moon landing to the International Space station and beyond to a tour of the planets, galaxies and nebulae.
Music from … View more
The Taranaki Symphony Orchestra is celebrating 50 years since the first moon landing - Saturday 20th July. This will be a visual spectacular with accompanying space videos from the moon landing to the International Space station and beyond to a tour of the planets, galaxies and nebulae.
Music from Haydn to Holst, Dvorak to David Bowie, Strauss to Star Wars and Star Trek. Featuring singers Phillipa Drinkwater & Sam Egli, and pianist Denise Hayes. Bring the whole family to celebrate a wonderful historic event and take an imaginative tour through the wonders of outer space.

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236 days ago

Music School Concert, Sunday 28th, NPBHS Hall

Chris Beath from Taranaki Symphony Orchestra

This weekend over 100 musicians from around New Zealand are gathering in New Plymouth, for a weekend of music making. This consists of a Choir, a Concert Band, a Symphony Orchestra and a String Orchestra. These are led by nationally recognised conductors.

The weekend culminates in a public concert… View more
This weekend over 100 musicians from around New Zealand are gathering in New Plymouth, for a weekend of music making. This consists of a Choir, a Concert Band, a Symphony Orchestra and a String Orchestra. These are led by nationally recognised conductors.

The weekend culminates in a public concert in the New Plymouth Boys' High School on Sunday 28th at 2.00 pm.
The concert will feature short items from each of these music groups and end with a combined mass item.

Entry is by donation.

A great way for the family to spend an hour on Sunday afternoon - everyone is welcome.

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256 days ago

Violinist wows Taranaki

Chris Beath from Taranaki Symphony Orchestra

Emmalena Huning has arrived from Australia this week, and has been practising with the Taranaki Symphony Orchestra for her concert on Saturday night where she will play the Sibelius Violin Concerto. This is a real coup for our local orchestra to be the first in NZ to attract this young rising music… View moreEmmalena Huning has arrived from Australia this week, and has been practising with the Taranaki Symphony Orchestra for her concert on Saturday night where she will play the Sibelius Violin Concerto. This is a real coup for our local orchestra to be the first in NZ to attract this young rising music star.

But she has had a busy time in Taranaki also having an interview with Radio NZ Concert Radio (will be broadcast on Friday), giving a talk and demonstration to the Taranaki Youth Orchestra to inspire younger players, being interviewed by Stuff (Daily News), and tonight being interviewed by Bryan Vickery on Hokonui Radio.
If you want to see or read any of these they are on line at:

Emmalena playing on Hokonui radio:

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Bryan Vickery interviewing Emmalena on Hokonui radio:

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And an interview on Stuff

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Tickets for her concert with the Taranaki Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night are available from Ticketek.

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