Alisa Cassidy of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra writes in to say:
I am the Marketing Assistant at the APO and we have a concert that fuses poetry and music in a performance that commemorates 100 years since the start of WWI, with the Newstalk ZB Remembering WWI concert, Ascending from War. Highlight of this concert is the much-loved The Lark Ascending by Vaughn Williams, which features APO concertmaster Andrew Beer in his first solo performance with the orchestra.
Throughout this concert Veteran actor George Henare and two secondary school students (selected via an audition process and receiving some mentorship and coaching from Mr Henare) will read poems by Jessie Pope, Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen and Robert Graves. Acclaimed NZ slam poet Dietrich Soakai will read his new poem "To the Soldiers," together with George Henare. These poems will be presented throughout the evening, between the musical performances.
You can even stay after the concert for a special free poetry recital in a more intimate setting.
Auckland Town Hall
Book at ticketmaster.co.nz
I have attached an e-flyer and we would be grateful if you could please let your members know that this amazing event is coming up next month?
Let me know what you think,
PS. We have some amazing fliers that can be displayed if you wish? Just let me know if you have space.
Sounds like a must-see, to me.