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September 28, 2018 7:30PM—September 30, 2018 4:00PM • Hamilton | Tauranga | Rotorua

Opus Orchestra - Ahead of the Game


Four flying mallets, one brilliant operator, 69 wooden bars and a brand-new composition combine to produce a mesmerising marimba masterpiece that is just as fascinating to watch as it is to listen to. Tauranga-based Yoshiko Tsuruta performs the world premiere of prestigious New Zealand composer Gareth Farr’s 'Marimba Concerto'.

Gareth Farr, ONZM, is a multi-award-winning composer. His music has been heard and/or commissioned for many high-profile events, including the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney and the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup 2011. His dynamic and energetic new work has been specifically written for the extended range of Tsuruta’s marimba, which at 3-m long means her footwork will be just as captivating as her flying arms!

Also on the programme are masterpieces by Bach and Haydn, capped with a work from Copland.

School-aged children are free, and door sales are available at all venues.

Hamilton: Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts - Sept 28, 7.30 pm
Tauranga: Graham Young Youth Theatre, Tauranga Boys' College - Sept 29, 3 pm
Rotorua: Destiny Church Theatre - Sept 30, 2 pm

Start time

September 28, 2018 7:30PM

End time

September 30, 2018 4:00PM


Hamilton | Tauranga | Rotorua