Fri 14 Feb


Hamilton Gardens, Cobham Drive, Hamilton

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Running Time: 3 hours


Hamilton Gardens, Cobham Drive, Hamilton

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Put some love - and some music - into your heart on Valentine’s Day and help us launch this year’s Festival programme with a bang at our spectacular opening concert.
Take the regions finest orchestra, team them up with one of the country’s leading sopranos, introduce a world renowned conductor and we promise it will be a night to remember.

Opus Orchestra and Deborah Wai Kapohe under the superb conductorship of James Judd will present a varied programme of classical masterpieces and popular favourites.

Enjoy Gershwin’s ‘Summertime’, Mozart’s ‘Symphony No. 40 in G minor’, Delius’ ‘Summer Night on the River’, a magnificent fireworks display, and much more as you relax on the Rhododendron Lawn. 

Grab one of the “Best Seats on the Lawn” for only $25 and secure yourself an allocated spot.

General Admission is only a Gold Coin at the gate. Bring a picnic and settle in with friends, lovers and families for a wonderful opening night.

There’s also a limited number of “Best Seats on the Lawn” with VIP Parking.

Brought to you by The University of Waikato.  Part of Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival.

*Phone or Outlet fees may apply.