2022 Concert Season

MSO@Pakuranga | Simple Symphony

Sun 24 Jul, 5pm
Te Tuhi
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CHARLES GOUNOD    Petite Symphonie 🎧
GARETH FARR (NZ)     Kembang Suling 🎧
BENJAMIN BRITTEN  Simple Symphony 🎧

UWE GRODD Conductor

Held in the TeTuhi Auditorium, the MSO is proud to present a more intimate side of our orchestra, with our first MSO@Pakuranga concert. This performance will offer our audiences the opportunity to experience works we are not normally able to perform on a grand stage, in an affordable setting. 

Petite Symphonie, a ‘mini symphony’ for nine wind players by Charles Gounod opens our concert, followed by the Balinese gamelan-inspired Kembang Suling (Flute Flower) written by NZ composer Gareth Farr for marimba and flute. Anything but ‘simple’, Britten’s Simple Symphony for Strings is based around eight themes Britten wrote as a child, and finally completed at the age of 20. 

After the concert, there will be an informal opportunity to meet the players with refreshments provided. Seats are limited, book now!

Melody Lin
Rachel Thomas