University of Auckland Graduation Gala 2019

Grad Gala Event as iCalendar

(Creative Events, Music)

02 May 2019

7:30pm

Venue: Auckland Town Hall

Location: 303 Queen Street, Auckland Central

Host: University of Auckland

Cost: Free admission

Contact email: creative@auckland.ac.nz

Website: Book now

 

The University of Auckland celebrates this year’s Autumn Graduation Week in style with the popular Grad Gala concert.

Exciting performances from the winner of the 2019 Grad Gala Soloist Competition, the University of Auckland Symphony Orchestra (Gershwin’s An American in Paris, conducted by Peter Scholes), the Jazz Big Band and Pop Music students will add to the occasion as we enjoy the School of Music’s rising stars.

Please note, seating is unallocated. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early.

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Check out behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage and stay updated via our Facebook page here.

 

PROGRAMME

THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Peter Scholes, conductor
Diane Huh, violin soloist and winner of the 2019 Grad Gala Soloist Competition

Violin Concerto in d minor by Sibelius, 1st movement
An American in Paris by Gershwin

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND CHAMBER CHOIR AND MASSED ENSEMBLE

Robert Wiremu and Dr Karen Grylls, conductors
Nicholas Forbes, organ

Ecce quomodo moritur Justus by Gallus Handl, Thiele/Weiss, arr. Wiremu 

 

 

                                                                                            INTERMISSION

 

 

LÉVYNE

Lévyne, songwriter/producer
Simeon Kavanagh-Vincent, SPD sampling pad
Theo Spike Salmon, electric guitar
Gemma Christall, keyboard

Rainstorm
Misfit

 

THE JAZZ BIG BAND

Roger Manins, conductor

Wrapping it Up by Fletcher Henderson
Blue Goose by Duke Ellington
Apple Honey by Woody Herman