SOUNZ Commission for Orchestra and Sistema Youth Orchestra
Te Tono Mahinga a SOUNZ mā te Rāngai Puoro me te Rāngai Puoro Taiohi a Sistema
The SOUNZ Commission for Orchestra and Sistema Youth Orchestra is an annual collaborative project lead between SOUNZ, Orchestra Wellington and Arohanui Strings – Sistema Hutt Valley to work with a composer, and is specifically designed to give children an opportunity to participate and experience a unique music experience. The aim of the project is to impact local communities by providing greater access and opportunities to be involved in music.
The successful proposal results in a grant (currently $2,000) being given to the composer to create a work for Arohanui Strings and Orchestra Wellington to play together in a concert in the second half of the year. The composer is given the opportunity to attend rehearsal/s with Arohanui Strings and workshop the piece as it is being developed.
SOUNZ Commission for Orchestra and Sistema Youth Orchestra recipients:
2023 Gemma Peacocke
2022 Glen Downie
2021 Sarah Ballard
2020 Alissa Long
2019 Claire Scholes
2018 Simon Eastwood