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Meet the orchestra

Norman McFarlane

trumpet, associate principal

Norman joined the APO in 1980 and was Principal Trumpet from 1983 to 2003, when he stepped down to Associate Principal.

He is married to APO violist Anne Draffin and together with several other APO players performs in an ensemble, Mousike, both publicly and in schools through the APO Connecting programmes.  They have two sons, both musical, Laurence, a percussionist and studying computer science and Alexander, a violist who plays in the Auckland Youth Orchestra and the NZSO Youth Orchestra.

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Robert & Louise Clark

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