Dunedin Youth Orchestra
Property Partner: Oakwood Properties
Underground Market 177 George Street
15 September 2017
Open rehearsal 6pm til 8pm. Busking then concert at 9pm.
Images: Justin Spiers
In a unique use of a vacant underground space, as well as popping up on the street, opening up the workings of an orchestra to a broader audience, Dunedin’s Youth Orchestra played under the streets of Dunedin, and played up to a romantic underground theme.
Audiences could walk around the orchestra as they played and, as part of the underground experience, explore the deep, dark romance of some of the classical greats and the deranged conceptual soundscape of the future with a premiere of a contemporary orchestral composition by a young New Zealand composer.
In addition members of the orchestra in full Gothic get-up took their sounds out to the overground, with some busking in between open rehearsal and performance.
This project was supported by the Otago Community Trust and the Southern Victorian Charitable Trust.