20 May 2024

Engaging musically with the community

From Three to Seven, 6:00 pm on 20 May 2024
Children dancing at Orchestra Wellington's Symphony in the Hutt concert 2022

Orchestra Wellington's Symphony in the Hutt concert, 2022 Photo: Supplied / Orchestra Wellington

Orchestra Wellington is gearing up for an annual favourite this Friday 24 May: Symphony in the Hutt.

The free concert includes a performance of the first movement from JS Bach's 'Concerto in D minor for Two Violins', with two students from Arohanui Strings as soloists.

Hannah Neman

Hannah Neman Photo: Pieter du Plessis

Hannah Neman is Orchestra Wellington's Marketing & Engagement Manager. She talks with RNZ Concert's Bryan Crump about what her job involves.

"Our normal home for six concerts a year is the Michael Fowler Centre - that's our subscription series concerts."

"But the majority of what we do throughout the year is actually out in the community. And so that's the reason that we've set up the role that I'm in now, which is marketing and engagement... to highlight the fact that most of what we do is outside of the concert hall."

"We make an effort to get in to all of [the Greater Wellington] communities and find ways of tailoring what we do in those spaces to add maximum value for those communities."

Symphony in the Hutt
Orchestra Wellington and friends
Friday 24 May, 7pm, Walter Nash Centre, Taita

Orchestra Wellington's Symphony in the Hutt publicity

Photo: Supplied / Orhcestra Wellington


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