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Comprised of 44 Year 7 and 8 students of varying experience and abilities, the MBI School Orchestra boasts a repertoire of music ranging in variety from classical to contemporary.  Tonight, they perform for their family, friends, and school staff.

Murrays Bay Intermediate, Auckland

From the Promo:

Directors: Ajita Lim and Eunice Park

Franciska's Review:

I love orchestral performances ~ the music is so rich and all-engulfing.  No single musician carries the group, but the group would be lacking if just one didn't play their part.  It is absolutely breathtaking to experience a group of musicians ~ talented in their individual right ~ come together to create something greater than the sum of their parts.

Obviously, a school orchestra is comprised of musicians at varying levels of skill and experience ~ both in playing and performance.

The MBI Orchestra played six pieces in total ~ interspersed with some solo items ~ providing a great mixture of classical and contemporary tunes to suit all tastes.

Judging by the number of cameras and devices in the audience, the parents were certainly enthusiastic and bursting with pride.

I was no exception.

All great orchestras begin with a student, with a passion for music, and a dream to share that passion with others...

Here is Miss Twelve playing with the MBI Orchestra:

"The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin (arranged by Jan van der Goot)

 

"Scarborough Fair" Traditional Song (arranged by Tony Mason)

 

"Symphony No. 40" by Wofgang Amadeus Mozart (arranged by Jan van der Goot)

 

"The Blue Danube Waltz" by Johann Strauss II (arranged by Nicholas Hare)

 

"Marche Militaire" by Franz Schubert (arranged by Alan Frazer)

 

"New York, New York" by Fred Ebb and John Kander (arranged by John C. Whitney)