The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Blues have partnered up for 2020!
The partnership has up-and-coming musicians of APO Connecting’s Young Achievers initiative perform live at Blues rugby matches played at Eden Park.
APO Young Achievers are part of the orchestra’s Inspire Partnership Programme, which works with aspiring young musicians aged 16 to 25. The orchestra provides regular musical activities designed to nurture their talent and hone their craft, shaping Auckland’s future professional musicians. This partnership with The Blues is one of those activities.
Our Young Achiever ensemble, Toppee Flat, are a marching brass band that play popular songs around the stadium to create a buzzing atmosphere for anyone watching the game. You can see them in action on 16 August and clip of them performing below.
As part of the collaboration, APO and the Blues are also giving a school ensemble the opportunity to play at a match on the 26 July.