July 26th 2010
A unique concert for children that aims to introduce them to a wide range of instruments and musical styles is being held in two weeks in central Auckland.

The concert is free for children. It includes performances by a ukulele trio, a choir, guitar duo, wind quartet, viola sextet, piano piece for six hands and an ensemble piece for children and parents to join in with their own percussion instrument.


The concert is a fundraiser for the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre, which works with children with special needs.


“We wanted to put together a family-friendly concert that really captivated children and kept them entertained,” says Claire Molyneux, head of clinical services at the Raukatauri Centre. “All of the music therapists at the Centre are skilled musicians in their own right and play several instruments, so the concert builds on that.”


Also performing are Centre supporters and volunteers.  Included in the line-up of instruments are flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, viola, violin, piano, voice, and guitar. Music styles include pop, classical, contemporary and jazz.


“It’s a one-hour show and we are doing a medley at the end so the audience can bring along an instrument or some sort of percussion to join in. It will be a fun way to engage children and adults with a wide range of abilities.”


WHEN: 2 to 3pm, Saturday, August 7, followed by afternoon tea and a chance to meet the musicians.

WHERE: Baptist Tabernacle, 429 Queen Street, Central Auckland. Free parking behind church.

TICKETS: Adults $20 from or phone 3600 889. Children FREE!

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