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Admirable performances from Kapiti orchestra under Ken Young and hornist Ed Allen

By , 30/08/2013
I don’t think I’ve heard the Kapiti Concert Orchestra play before, which does seem an extraordinary state of affairs. In fact, Middle C seems to have noticed the orchestra’s performance only once: my colleague Rosemary Collier reviewed their concert for Christchurch in March 2011. This concert under conductor Ken Young revealed an ensemble that must be one of the most accomplished to arise in a community of only about 40000... read more

2013 National Youth Orchestra shines and glows

This event was one of those marvellous musical experiences that proves to be as much a celebration as a concert. It was an evening that showcased some 75 young kiwi musicians brimming with talent, passion and stunning professionalism. They were led by Australian conductor Richard Gill, an outstanding educator and musician who has encouraged thousands of youngsters in their journey to musical maturity, and the rapport between conductor and... read more

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