"Made for Opus: Composer Encounters" is a one-hour, early-evening concert in which audience members have the chance to interact with some of New Zealand’s most respected composers and the musicians of Opus Orchestra.
The programme includes Ross Harris’ Three Pieces for Orchestra, each inspired by a European composer - Mahler’s Vienna, Wagner’s Lucerne, and Schumann’s Düsseldorf. Martin Lodge’s Pan Dreaming will feature Agnes Harmath on flute. Finally, Gareth Farr’s Marimba Concerto – which was written for Opus Orchestra in 2019 – will be performed with Tauranga local Yoshiko Tsuruta on marimba.
Each composer will introduce their work, then, following the performances, the audience is invited to stay on for a Q&A session with them.