Saturday evening at the the Otara Music and Arts Centre and Matthew Faiumu Salapu (a.k.a. Anonymouz) was acting as MC for the live performances by students taking part in the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra’s innovative workshop. Talented youngsters joined APO musicians, the APO’s Composer in Residence (John Psathas) and professional hip hop artists including Anonymouz, Tyree & Jess Matthews to create original NZ crossover music.
The music was good, and it would appear that little time had been available for the composers and musicians to prepare for the event. This made the quality of the musical performances at the Centre even more impressive.
It only lasted about an hour with just the one performance by each of the students and I was impressed. The students, APO orchestra members and other musicians just seemed to gel and I think everyone had a good time. I'll attach a few more shots from the event for your amusement. There's more shots on Facebook and you can always email me if you want anything specific.