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Kōwhaiwhai - Orchestra symbols

Scarves and ties are so 1990s!

For years musicians performing at APO Connecting concerts have shown off their section of the orchestra by adorning themselves with coloured scarves or ties: red for Strings, yellow for Brass, green for Percussion and blue for Woodwind. But this year we decided to make a change and get rid of the old-fashioned staples and replace them with something innovative which speaks to the bicultural context that the APO operates in within Aotearoa.

Step up our first partner school: Te Kura Māori o Nga Tapuwae.

APO Connecting have partnered with Te Kura Māori o Nga Tapuwae to create unique kōwhaiwhai (Māori designs) that will be displayed at education and family concerts across future Connecting seasons.

Click on each design below to view in full size!

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