The National Band of New Zealand and Kapa Haka Group
Place: GOH Opera Hall
Price: 80 180 280 380 480 680
The National Band of New Zealand
First formed in 1953, the National Band of New Zealand has been assembled periodically since.
There have been seventeen bands selected for national and international tours including tours of New Zealand, Great Britain, Canada, the United States of America, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Russia, Greece, Japan and Australia.
The highly professional standard attained by the National Band of New Zealand makes it difficult to realize that the members are mostly amateur musicians, selected from community bands throughout the nation and representing all walks of life.
The National Band’s wide variety of music appeals to all ages and musical tastes and has thrilled millions of listeners and won rave notices from critics at many of the world’s foremost attractions. Contest successes include three times winning the Brass Band section of the Music Festival at the World Music Concourse in the Netherlands, winner of the International Band Festival in Toronto, Canada; first place in the British Open Championship at Belle Vue.
Artistic Director/Conductor: Nigel Weeks
Nigel Weeks is originally from Wales where he spent a number of years working successfully with the United Kingdoms top brass bands. In 1994 he moved to New Zealand and was appointed the Music Director of Dalewool Auckland Brass. Under his direction they have won 5 New Zealand championships and 3 Australian championships. Nigel was Music Director of the National Youth Brass Band of New Zealand from 1998 until 2000. This year Nigel was the Chief Adjudicator for the Australian Brass Band Championships He is an examiner in brass for both the Australian Music Examining Board and the New Zealand Music Examining Board. He holds a MA in Performance and a Diploma in Teaching.
Kapa Haka Group
Kapa haka is commonly used to describe modern day performance of traditional and contemporary Maori song and dance. The kapa can be performed by any number of people.
The Kapa haka group is 8 strong,4 men and 4 women. It would be selected by audition.
1. Russlan and Ludmilla by Gliinka.
2. Georgia on my Mind arranged as a cornet solo.
3. Symphonic Dances by Leonard Bernstein from West Side Story
4. Pokarekare Ana NZ song arranged as Euphonium Solo.
5. Two Part Invention by Phillip Sparke. Euphonium duet.
6. Kapa Haka
7. Imperial March. John Williams.
8. Arabian Nights by Stephen Roberts An original work for brass band but based on and containing themes from Scherazade by Rimsky Korsakov.
9.New Horizons by Paul Lovatt Cooper. An original work for brass band.
10. Flowerdale. by Phillip Sparke Soprano Cornet Solo.
11. Pines of Rome by Respighi arranged for Brass Band by Howard Snell.
12. Kapa Haka
13. La Fiesta by Chick Corea
14. Piper of Dundee a Scottish traditional arranged as a Tenor Horn solo.
15. O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen
16. Baba Yaga and Great Gate of Kiev by Mussorgsky arranged for brass band by Elgar Howarth.