Do you sell tickets for an event, performance or venue?
Find out more about Eventfinda Ticketing.

You missed this – Subscribe & Avoid FOMO!
Ahead Of The Game


Fri 28 Sep 2018, 7:30pm–9:30pm

Where: Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Gate 2B, Knighton Rd, University of Waikato, Hamilton, Waikato

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: adminyf6

Four flying mallets, one brilliant operator, 69 wooden bars and a brand-new composition combine to produce a mesmerising marimba masterpiece that is just as fascinating to watch as it is to listen to.

Yoshiko Tsuruta, who lives in Tauranga, will be performing the world premiere of prestigious New Zealand composer Gareth Farr’s marimba concerto.

Gareth Farr, ONZM, is a multi-award-winning composer. His music has been heard and/or commissioned for many high-profile events, including the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney and the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup 2011.

His dynamic and energetic new work has been specifically written for the extended range of Tsuruta’s marimba, which at 3-m long means her footwork will be just as captivating as her flying arms!

Helen Clark said, “Gareth is the most amazingly prolific and talented composer. He makes music very accessible to young and old alike”. And one couldn’t get higher accolades than from the world’s premier solo percussionist, Dame Evelyn Glennie.

Glennie has herself commissioned music from Farr and considers him “an outstanding composer”. She looks forward to presenting the northern hemisphere performance of Farr’s new work.

Also on the programme are masterpieces by Bach and Haydn, capped with a work from Copland.

Restaurants to book near Ahead Of The Game