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PO Box 64 489
Auckland, Auckland, 2163
New Zealand

0508 WAIRUA

Founded in July 2014, Wairua Sinfonietta is a unique Auckland-based orchestra whose players hold a strong belief that music can strengthen communities and unite the world. With like-minded musicians and supporters, Wairua Sinfonietta puts on high quality concerts to increase awareness and raise funds for charitable organisations locally and around the globe.

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Concerts & Events


Unity
Jun
10
5:30 PM17:30

Unity

Works by Hamilton, Bach and Haydn plus a selection of choral works. Come see soloists Stephan Diaz, Yuka Eguchi and Vanessa Tam as they join conductor Elizabeth Lau for Wairua's next concert.

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The Classics (Waiheke)
Apr
9
2:30 PM14:30

The Classics (Waiheke)

MOZART - Lucio Silla K. 135 Overture

HOFMANN - Flute Concerto in G major (NZ Premiere)

HOLMES - Prelude for Strings

HAYDN - Symphony No 37 in C major, Hob. 1:37


Uwe Grodd | flute

Elizabeth Lau | conductor


Saturday 8 April 5:30pm - The Community of St Luke, Remuera

Sunday 9 April 2:30pm - Morra Hall, Waiheke Island


Proceeds from this concert go towards Motor Neuron Disease New Zealand

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The Classics
Apr
8
5:30 PM17:30

The Classics

MOZART - Lucio Silla K. 135 Overture

HOFMANN - Flute Concerto in G major (NZ Premiere)

HOLMES - Prelude for Strings

HAYDN - Symphony No 37 in C major, Hob. 1:37


Uwe Grodd | flute

Elizabeth Lau | conductor


Saturday 8 April 5:30pm - The Community of St Luke, Remuera

Sunday 9 April 2:30pm - Morra Hall, Waiheke Island


Proceeds from this concert go towards Motor Neuron Disease New Zealand

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Classics Hour
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

Classics Hour

Join us for a concert with works by Mozart, Bach, Mascagni and Britten as we raise funds for the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul organ appeal.

Soloists: Yuka Eguchi and Haruo Goto

Conductor: Elizabeth Lau

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Spring Serenade
Oct
1
5:00 PM17:00

Spring Serenade

Hamilton Folk Song Suite for Strings | Mendelssohn Concerto for Piano and Strings in A Minor (1822)  Dvořák Serenade for Strings

Piano soloist: Matteo Napoli | Conductor: Elizabeth Lau

Proceeds from this concert go towards Changing Minds , a small not-for-profit organisation that works to provide information, education, and systemic advocacy for people who experience mental distress or addiction issues, as well as to the wider Auckland community. 

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Well-being for Musicians Workshop
Feb
28
2:00 PM14:00

Well-being for Musicians Workshop

A workshop by Dr Fernando & Dr Fung on:

  • Practical techniques for motivation, gratitude, mindfulness and compassion
  • Preventative strategies and the recovery of a musician from illness or injury
  • Common mind patterns that lead to happiness and frustrations
  • Overview of health problems musicians commonly encounter
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AROHA
Nov
21
5:00 PM17:00

AROHA

RITCHIE (NZ) - Remember Parihaka
MOZART - Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major
SCHUBERT - Symphony No. 5

Soloists: Marko Pop-Ristov (violin) & Alex MacDonald (viola)
Conductor: Elizabeth Lau

Proceeds from this concert will be donated to Te Rangimarie Charitable Trust.

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Winter Soirée
Aug
29
5:00 PM17:00

Winter Soirée

Concert 2 in 2015.  First Annual Fundraising Concert - Profits from this concert will go towards Wairua Sinfonietta's ongoing work. Support Wairua Sinfonietta to support our community.

Programme:
Lilburn: Concert Overture in D
Haydn: Cello Concerto in C Major, soloist Sarah Spence
Brahms: Serenade No 2 in A Major

Listen to Eva Radich's interview of conductor Elizabeth Lau and soloist Sarah Spence (link)

Listen to the Brahms Serenade from this concert in our Media Gallery

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Summer Delights
Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

Summer Delights

Concert 1 in 2015. Profits from this concert will be donated to support Heart Kids NZ, a charity that touches the lives of heart children and their families by providing them with practical, emotional and psycho-social services.

Programme:
Huang-Hsu: Mokoia (arranged for Wairua Sinfonietta, 2015, NZ premiere)
Stamitz: Clarinet Concerto in B-flat Major, soloist Donald Nicholls
Elgar: Serenade for Strings in E-minor
Haydn: Toy Symphony

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Aurora
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

Aurora

Aurora - the inaugural concert of Auckland's newest orchestra, Wairua Sinfonietta. Profits from this concert will be donated to support The Hearing House, a charity that works with hearing-impaired children and their families.

WA Mozart: Flute Concerto in G major, soloist Uwe Grodd 
E Greig: Varen (The Last Spring) 
FJ Haydn: Symphony No. 6, 'Le Matin'

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