Big day for Tawa orches­tra

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Tawa Com­mu­nity Orches­tra is ready for its first con­cert of 2015.

Though many of its mem­bers are keen am­a­teurs, orches­tra con­duc­tor An­drew Atkins de­scribed them as ‘‘a ded­i­cated, tal­ented and com­mu­nity-spir­ited group of mu­si­cians’’.

He said they were lov­ing the chal­lenge and were sur­pris­ing them­selves with the qual­ity of their mu­sic-mak­ing.

Their con­cert will be held at St An­drew’s on the Ter­race, Welling­ton, on June 7 from 3pm and will fea­ture a Ger­man pro­gramme with works by We­ber, Mozart and Beethoven.

In­ter­na­tional pi­anist Xing Wang will play Mozart’s Pi­ano Con­certo No 20.

Wang started play­ing the pi­ano at 4 and in 2008 was awarded a schol­ar­ship to study at the San Fran­cisco Con­ser­va­tory of Mu­sic.

‘‘Play­ing with the Tawa Com­mu­nity Orches­tra fits Xing’s mu­si­cal out­reach phi­los­o­phy per­fectly, and the orches­tra is ex­cited to have the op­por­tu­nity to play with a soloist of that cal­i­bre,’’ Atkins said.

Zonta-Ro­tary celebrity de­bate, ‘‘Pop up’’ Porirua Lit­tle Theatre, 4 Lyd­ney Place, Porirua, Sun­day, June 14, 3pm till 5pm. Tick­ets $20 from therese.marie@par­adise or 021 217 7418. Only 120 tick­ets are avail­able, so book early.

Photo: OLEXAN­DER SY­DOR

Mem­bers of the Tawa Com­mu­nity Orches­tra are gear­ing up for their first con­cert of 2015.

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