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Wairua Sinfonietta: Aroha


Sat 21 Nov 2015, 5:00pm

Where: St Lukes Church, 130 Remuera Rd, Remuera, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adults: $30.00
  • Students/Seniors: $15.00
  • Children under 8: $0.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Related Artists:

Ritchie (NZ) - Remember Parihaka
Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major, soloists: Marko Pop-Ristov (violin) & Alex MacDonald (viola)
Schubert - Symphony No. 5
Conductor: Elizabeth Lau

The only Auckland chamber orchestra that plays for charity, Wairua Sinfonietta will be donating proceeds from its upcoming concert 'Aroha' to Te Rangimarie Charitable Trust, a trust set up by lawyers and the Criminal Bar Association to fund Michelle Kidd QSM, a social worker to ‘the poor, addicted and downtrodden’, so she can continue her vital work after her role was disestablished in a business plan.

Award-winning violinist, Marko Pop Ristov and violist Alex MacDonald, both section principals of Wairua Sinfonietta, will feature as soloists in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major.

The poignant Remember Parihaka by NZ composer Anthony Ritchie recounts 'one of the most shocking incidents in our country's history', while the Mozartean Schubert's Symphony No. 5 concludes the evening's offerings.

Tickets: Book Online, Door Sales or call 0508 WAIRUA |

About Marko Pop Ristov
Marko Pop Ristov graduated from the Royal College of Music (London) with BMus in 2009, and has his Masters in Chamber Music from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. At 16 he was invited and awarded a scholarship to study with Prof. Pavel Vernikov at the “Scuola di Musica di Fiesole” in Florence, Italy. Marko has been awarded first prizes in several international competitions including “Performing Australian Music” (London, 2008), “Giovanni Batista Pergolesi” (Italy, 2003) and “Peter Konjovich” (Yougoslavia, 2001). He has appeared as a soloist with “Kensington Sinfonia” (UK), “Orchestra dei Ragazzi” (Italy), “Bitola Chamber Orchestra” and “National Symphony Orchestra” (Macedonia).

During his time in London Marko received coaching from eminent musicians and artists including: Bedke Quartet, Chilingarina Quartet, Domus Quartet, Belcea Quartet, Florestan Trio and many more.

About Alex MacDonald
Alex MacDonald completed his BMus Honours Performance Viola at The University of Auckland. He formed the Rothko Quartet which won the ROSL/Petmann Scholarship worth $50,000 and toured around Europe and the UK. He has been a member of the National Youth Orchestra under James Judd and performed with Plácido Domingo. He is regularly invited to play with orchestras and various music projects around New Zealand, including the Blackbird Ensemble, CANZ Nelson Composer’s Workshop, 175 East, Intrepid Music Project, Karlheinz Co., Auckland Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Wellington, Manukau Symphony Orchestra, and the Southern Sinfonia.

About Wairua Sinfonietta
Founded in July 2014, Wairua Sinfonietta is a unique Auckland-based orchestra made up of established musicians, university music performance graduates and emerging artists who are embarking on their music career. With like-minded musicians and supporters, Wairua Sinfonietta puts on high quality concerts to increase awareness and raise funds for charitable organisations locally and around the globe.

Our belief in education as a means of developing our community drives Wairua Sinfonietta’s goal of providing performance opportunities for emerging artists and post-graduate performance students. At the same time, giving our players the chance to share the stage and music with world-class soloists.
Wairua Sinfonietta - Unity through music

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