Photos   Programme for the September 2014 event

Symphony Workshop 2014

at Hutt Valley High School

Woburn Rd, Lower Hutt.

5th to 7th September

Orchestra to perform Holst's "The Planets"

The workshop this year will again be joined by players of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) who will tutor the individual sections of the orchestra.

We hope to see you in September playing Gustav Holst's ...

"The Planets"

Holst's opus is a seven movement expression of emotions surrounding the astrological planets. There is a fuller description of this in the download. However, as Uranus was discovered in 1781 and Neptune in 1846, you need not regard the claimed astrology as being true to ancient mythology. Nor was Holst interested in writing another piece when Pluto was discovered. The International Astronomical Union has come round to his point of view. 

Still some places available!

We have substantial registrations already, but some sections still need more players.
Look at our automatically up-dated Google document that lists by section, how many registrations, how many places available.
      By August there were already a total of 79 registered.

The weekend ends on Sunday afternoon with a concert.
Friends and relations are welcome. 2:00 pm. Koha entry.

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