Manukau Symphony Orchestra: The Stolen Stars of Matariki
Music | Ages 7-11
11 and 12 September
11am - 12pm: Performance 1
1pm - 2pm : Performance 2
Live Symphonic music is a thrilling experience for all ages. For Children especially, studies* have shown listening and engaging with orchestral music to have a positive emotional response with children feeling calm, relaxed and engaged regardless of what is being played. Many children also feel inspired to learn an instrument after attending such events.
MSO INSPIRE is collaborating with Due Drop Events Centre to bring four short, entertaining concerts to school children from 7-11 years old across South Auckland. The orchestra will play popular and fun tunes alongside narrated stories with music. A special feature will be an arrangement of ‘The Emperor and the Nightingale’ by iconic NZ children’s composer Jenny McLeod’s. This musical fairy tale will be narrated by New Zealand's most beloved children's presenter Suzy Cato.
Live symphonic music is a thrilling experience especially for children. Studies have shown that listening and engaging with orchestral music have positive emotional responses with children feeling stimulated or calm and relaxed. Often children are inspired to learn an instrument after attending such events.
The concert will be performed by a special orchestral ensemble of the Manukau Symphony Orchestra conducted by Music Director Uwe Grodd.