Conductor David Kay
Presenter Kevin Keys
Narrator Kim Garrett
Little Singer Te Pumanawa o Toku Ate Rogers
Horn Emma Eden
Once upon a time, there was an orchestra…
Auckland’s orchestra is dusting off their big book of tall tales for a concert devoted to your littlie’s favourite stories. From Kiwi classics and nursery rhymes to myths and legends, the APO present a programme of music for your curious little bookworm.
Kiwi readers of all ages will enjoy a very special orchestral retelling of stories from two of New Zealand’s most beloved authors – Joy Cowley and Margaret Mahy. Type along to Leroy Anderson’s The Typewriter and be moved by ‘Pokarekare Ana’ the Māori love song about Hinemoa’s swim across Lake Rotorua to meet Tutanekai.
The story doesn’t end there! Before the concert, kids are invited to the Music Zoo where they get to learn about the instruments of the orchestra up close. And in the final chapter, everyone can walk through the orchestra on stage as the musicians play the last pieces of the day. The End!