Music APO Concert – Auckland Town Hall


On Thursday 8th September, a group of Year 10 Music students took the opportunity to attend a Connecting with Music concert hosted by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) at Auckland Town Hall. It was presented by the renowned music educator, Richard Gill, who analysed and explored Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony. They were fortunate enough to have front row seats and were taken on a musical journey of exploration by the APO in all their glory. Gill’s narration and teachings captivated our students’ minds and provided much inspiration and ideas for when they come to compose and devise their own music.


This was the 2nd of 2 specialised concerts these students attended at this wonderful venue in the heart of the city. Many thanks go to the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra for offering and facilitating this fantastic opportunity for our young people to further their wider Music Listening and experience such a prestigious live performance event.

The material discussed and performed relates to the Level 1 external standard which they will study in Year 11 Music.