9 Dec 2018

Bringing together the old and new - Orchestra Wellington

From Standing Room Only, 2:25 pm on 9 December 2018

These days if you're in the arts you have to be pretty light on your feet, looking for new opportunities and new audiences, while keeping faith with the old ones. It's a balancing act, and one of the current champions is Orchestra Wellington. The Orchestra have gone back to go forward embracing the hipster by releasing Orchestra Wellington - Live, not just a CD but a double vinyl LP - on red and white vinyl. It's available through their website.

We spoke to General Manager Kirsten Mason and Music Director Marc Taddei, who confesses himself to being an audiophile. They discuss the new ways the orchestra is not just holding onto a faithful audience but building a new one, including providing a virtual reality event at CubaDupa in March with a 360 degree recorded experience of being on the conductor's podium during a performance of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.