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Sunset Symphony

~ with TWSO and the Hamilton Festival Chorus ~

Sunday 22 February, 2015, 7:30PM | Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival

Julia Booth - Guest Soprano | Katie Mayes – Leader | Rupert D’Cruze – Conductor

TWSO and the Hamilton Festival Chorus return to the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2015 with the traditional and much-loved Sunset Symphony

We are very pleased to welcome as our special guest star, in association with Hamilton Operatic Society, soprano Julia Booth, who wowed audiences in 2014 in Phantom of the Opera

As well as favourite numbers from the show, including All I Ask of You and Think of Me, we’ll be performing Borodin’s exciting Polovtsien Dances and Gershwin’s jazzy overture Strike up the Band. We’ll bring the evening to a climatic conclusion with Beethoven’s famous Ode to Joy

Come and join us in a concert for the whole family as we celebrate some of the best in Hamilton

ANZAC Reflections

Saturday 25 April, 2015, 2:30PM | Founders Theatre Hamilton

Cantando Choir | Katie Mayes – Leader | Rupert D’Cruze – Conductor

On the centenary of the ANZAC landings in Gallipoli, TWSO and the Cantando Choir join together with the City of Hamilton to commemorate this special day. As well as words and music to help us reflect on the effect war has on humanity, we will also celebrate the bravery of those who have given their lives in conflicts around the world

Our programme will include Karl Jenkins moving For the Fallen, and NZ composer David Hamilton's specially written Call To Arms

Brahms 2

Saturday 20 June, 2015, 7:30PM | Clarence Street Theatre

Bill Stoneham - Trumpet Soloist | Katie Mayes – Leader | Rupert D’Cruze – Conductor

A great opportunity to experience one of Brahms' most warm and tuneful symphonies, along with the beautiful Hansel and Gretel Overture by Humperdinck

We are delighted to welcome versatile trumpeter Bill Stoneham as our guest soloist in Haydn's ever-popular Trumpet Concerto

Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel Overture
Haydn Trumpet Concerto
Brahms Symphony No.2 in D major

TWSO Education – 'The Snowman'

Tuesday 4 August, 2015 | Hamilton Gardens Pavilion

Katie Mayes – Leader | Rupert D'Cruze – Conductor

One of the important dates in our season are our regular presentations for schools. For many youngsters this is the first time they will have seen and heard a full symphony orchestra

This year we will be presenting Howard Blake's enchanting musical tale of The Snowman, which includes the well-known song I'm Walking in the Air. As well as listening to the story, there will be an opportunity for the children to take part in the music-making

All schools coming to the event will receive a work-pack in advance to help the children learn and appreciate even more about the music and the instruments they will see and hear

Carmina Burana

Sunday 1 November, 2015, 4:00PM | Founders Theatre

Amanda Atlas - Soprano | Chalium Poppy - Baritone
Katie Mayes – Leader | Rupert D'Cruze – Conductor

The epic music cantata Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, for large orchestra, chorus and soloists, has justifiably always been a highly popular concert attraction. We've paired it with Tchaikovsky's suite from his bright and tuneful ballet The Nutcracker to make a programme which we hope will delight and inspire you

Joining us in Carmina Burana are two great vocal soloists who have sung with us before – Amanda Atlas (soprano) and Chalium Poppy (baritone)

Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite
Orff Carmina Burana
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