Central Celebrates - Waikato's Orchestral Festival for All

15 Aug 2023 - 20 Aug 2023

Full Programme of Events:

TUES 15 AUG | 9.30am, 11am & 1pm | The Adventures of Pat the Pātētē
A tamariki-friendly musical story for schools, about courage, guardianship and the environment around us.

FRI 18 AUG | 7pm | Open Rehearsal with Youth Orchestra Waikato
See how an orchestra works! Come and experience the young musicians in rehearsal.

SAT 19 AUG | 1.30pm | Youth Showcase
Showcasing the very best young musicians from across the Waikato, featuring Youth Orchestra Waikato, The Rauhī Project and the Waikato Community School of Music.
SAT 19 AUG | 3.30pm | The Adventures of Pat the Pātētē
An encore performance especially for tamariki and whanau.

SUN 20 AUG | 10am | Composition Workshop
Experience music, written by outstanding New Zealand secondary and tertiary composers, coming to life for the very first time.
SUN 20 AUG | 12.30 - 3pm | All-comer Rusty Player Orchestra
Join New Zealand's most relaxed orchestra which welcomes returning and novice adult musicians.
SUN 20 AUG | 7pm | Our World – Music and the Environment
A beautifully curated performance of music and words reflecting on the environment.

Tickets: Free / Koha / Low Cost Entry