Kapiti Concert Orchestra playing in taki

MY16_KCOAward winning  Kapiti Concert Orchestra embarks on a musical journey across the Atlantic to discover the delights of music combining European traditions with the inspiration and new ideas of the Americas, when they present their next concert ‘INTO THE NEW WORLD’ on Sunday, 15 May in the Ōtaki Memorial Hall at 4pm. 

 With conductor, Michael Vinten, the orchestra will perform Antonin Dvorak’s “Symphony from the New World” and Michael’s “Atlantic Crossing” with four singers as guest soloists.

The “Symphony from the New World” is a real orchestral favourite written after Dvorak arrived in New York from Europe in 1892. He found the ‘New World’ a strange but exciting place and soon incorporated new musical ideas into his own music, yet there always remained an underlying yearning for what he left behind in the ‘Old World.’

Michael Vinten is well-known throughout New Zealand as a composer, arranger, conductor, and choir master and has conducted the Kapiti Concert Orchestra on several previous occasions.  He describes his “Atlantic Crossing” as a “mini musical” for four singers and orchestra. The audience will be transported back in time to the 1930’s to experience life on board a luxury Atlantic liner through the songs and music of Noel Coward, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart and Fats Waller especially arranged by Michael Vinten.

Tickets will available from: Ōtaki Veterinary Centre, Mill Road, Ōtaki; Lovely Living, Mahara Place, Waikanae; Moby Dickens Book and Post Shop, Paraparaumu Beach; The Family Music, Amohia Street, Paraparaumu. Prices: $20 (Adult) if purchased pre – concert, $25 at the door, $10 (Students), Under 12’s Free.