The Southern Sinfonia is off to school this week.
The sinfonia will perform at 15 Otago primary schools this
week as part of its annual rural tour programme.
The tour had a focus on fun and interaction, sinfonia manager
Philippa Harris said yesterday.
"It will be a mixture of well-known classics and lighter
music. It's not so easy for people outside greater Dunedin to
make it to concerts," she said.
"The reception we always get is fantastic. It's great to make
classical music available to as many people as possible and,
particularly, to introduce kids to orchestral instruments and
The sinfonia group features Sandra Crawshaw (violin and
piano), Juno Pyun (violin), Charlotte Francis (violin), Hazel
Nissen (oboe), Ralph Miller (trumpet) and Sam Vennell (double
The sinfonia played at St Peter Chanel, Green Island and
Waihola schools yesterday.
It will play at Elmgrove, Silverstream and Lee Stream today,
Maheno, Weston and St Joseph's tomorrow, Flag Swamp, Karitane
and Warrington on Thursday and St Leonards, St Joseph's and
Purakaunui on Friday.