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November 12, 2018 12:00PM—December 7, 2018 9:00AM •

Call for Proposals: SOUNZ Commission for Orchestra and Sistema Youth Orchestra


A collaboration between SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music, Orchestra Wellington and Arohanui Strings - Sistema.

In May 2019 Orchestra Wellington and Arohanui Strings will be giving a performance at the Walter Nash Stadium in Lower Hutt. This commission is an opportunity for a composer to create a work of 4-5 minutes featuring the combined forces of Orchestra Wellington and Arohanui Strings. The resulting work will need to have separate parts at an appropriate level for Arohanui Strings, and be suitable for a concert that will include popular songs, arias and overtures.

Arohanui Strings is a Sistema-inspired music education programme based in Lower Hutt. The selected composer is expected to work closely with the group throughout the rehearsal process.

Call for proposals
Proposals for the commission from New Zealand composers should be emailed to by 9am Friday 7 December 2018. All applications will be forwarded to a panel facilitated by SOUNZ, and the winning proposal will be announced mid December. Download the project guidelines and submission form here.

Start time

November 12, 2018 12:00PM

End time

December 7, 2018 9:00AM


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