Orchestras Central, a registered charitable trust, delivers fantastic orchestral music experiences in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. They are passionate about creating a vibrant and joyful orchestral scene for the community, delivering the best performances, growing player participation and encouraging community engagement through concerts, programmes, and education initiatives.
OUR VISION is to see all people of the Waikato, New Zealand benefit from extraordinary orchestral experiences, and OUR MISSION is to provide orchestral experiences that are accessible throughout the Waikato, deeply part of our community, and bring inspiration and joy to people of all ages and backgrounds.
Orchestras Central is driven by an unshakeable belief in the transformative potential of orchestras. Through our orchestras and projects, we provide lifelong experiences to engage the breadth of different communities.
We believe orchestras are for everyone and an essential part of a thriving region. By making orchestral music accessible throughout the Waikato, we create connections, support wellbeing, and help people and creativity flourish.
We have musicians who play in some or all of our orchestras, often proficient on several instruments, and spread all over the region.
We also have a large audience who attend performances by some or all of these - we need to be able to get to just the right people at just the right time.
Images and text in this blog have been kindly provided by Orchestras Central.