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February 22, 2020 2:30PM—February 22, 2020 3:30PM • Te Rauparaha Arena

Sinfonia for Hope with Jonathan Lemalu | O Matou Malaga – Our Voyage


Drawn from musicians of New Zealand School of Music, Orchestra Wellington and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia for Hope join Grammy Award Winning Bass Baritone Jonathan Lemalu for a very special afternoon of vibrant and moving music.

Presented alongside Porirua’s own Virtuoso Strings, winners of the People’s Choice Award at the NZCT Chamber Music 2019 Nationals.

Join us in support of the important work of leaders who ensure accessibility of the arts and creativity, and the growth of our country’s top talent.

Created by Sinfonia for Hope, Jonathan Lemalu and Virtuoso Strings.

The first half of the concert features five pieces written specifically for the VSO by co-founder Craig Utting (two of them brand-new in 2020).

In the second half, Jonathan features in a number of other arias, some with the help of Donald Maurice's "Sinfonia for Hope" orchestra. The concert concludes with Danzón no. 2 by Arturo Márquez, in an arrangement for double string orchestra.

Proudly part of Te Ata Festival in the 2020 New Zealand Festival of the Arts.
Partnered by Wellington International Airport.
Audio Visual Partner: Streamliner Productions
Thanks to: Creative New Zealand, Wellington Amenities Fund, Wellington Community Trust, New Zealand Community Trust, Nikau Foundation and Porirua City Council.

Start time

February 22, 2020 2:30PM

End time

February 22, 2020 3:30PM


Te Rauparaha Arena
17 Parumoana St, Porirua