Orches­tra primed for con­cert

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The Tawa Com­mu­nity Orches­tra will be play­ing its first con­cert for 2016 on Sun­day.

The con­cert, Over­tures& Danc­ing – will be held at the Sal­va­tion Army Hall, 177 Main Rd, Tawa, on May 29 at 2pm.

The pro­gramme of well-known over­tures, marches and waltzes will be com­ple­mented by the John­sonville Se­quence Dancers, who will join the orches­tra to per­form dur­ing many of the items.

Orches­tra di­rec­tor and con­duc­tor An­drew Aitkins said ev­ery­one knew and loved the Wil­liam Tell Over­ture (the Lone Ranger theme to many), Or­pheus and the Un­der­world (The Can-Can theme) and the Don Gio­vanni Over­ture by Mozart.

‘‘Be­ing our first con­cert of the year, where the orches­tra are wel­com­ing a num­ber of new mem­bers, we thought this would be a lyri­cal and light-hearted in­tro into the ranks,’’ he said.

The Tawa Com­mu­nity Orches­tra con­sists of keen am­a­teurs from the Tawa Col­lege Com­mu­nity Ed­u­ca­tion pro­gramme.

They come to­gether on Mon­day nights to re­hearse and learn the dy­nam­ics of be­ing part of a full orches­tra, in­clud­ing re­hearsal tech­niques, sec­tion­als and per­for­mance.

‘‘It’s one thing to be able to play on your own, but another whole learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence to play as part of a large and eclec­tic mu­si­cal team’’, said Aitkins, who com­pleted a masters de­gree of mu­sic at Vic­to­ria Univer­sity’s school of mu­sic this year.

‘‘The con­certs also pro­vide an ideal op­por­tu­nity for the lo­cal com­mu­nity – es­pe­cially fam­i­lies – to en­joy an or­ches­tral ex­pe­ri­ence in a re­laxed and per­sonal way.’’

The con­cert is at the Tawa Sal­va­tion Army Hall, 177 Main Rd, on May 29 at 2pm.

Tawa Com­mu­nity Orches­tra are all set for their con­cert on Sun­day.

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