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Pukeahu Winter Concert Series - Hannah Darroch on 10 July 2016

Come along to our next free Winter Concert Series taking place at the National War Memorial's Hall of Memories on Sunday 10 July at 4pm. Hannah Darroch, Principal Flute of the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band will play a solo programme.

We’re encouraging Sunday visitors who may want to take a look around the Great War Exhibition in the Dominion Museum to then wander down the steps to the Hall of Memories, enjoy a 45-minute concert featuring some of our finest classical musicians and then attend the ‘Soldier’s Story’ reading and the Last Post ceremony outside, at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior at 5pm.

Photo of Hannah Darroch, Principal Flute of the RNZAF Band.

Hannah is an active freelance flutist in Wellington, working regularly with both the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Wellington.

She has worked under international conductors including Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Edo de Waart, and Simone Young. She features on the soundtrack to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and on NZSO recordings on the Naxos and EMI labels.

She has a Master of Music from the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. She was a Teaching Assistant there; and a member of their resident Graduate Woodwind Quintet, who had success at the 2012 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

A graduate of the New Zealand School of Music, Hannah was named Woodwind Player of the Year in 2009, also winning the NZSM Orchestral Excerpt Competition.

Next month Hannah is relocating to Montréal, Quebec to begin a Doctor of Music; studying with legendary flutist Timothy Hutchins. 

Be transported to somewhere far away this Sunday in the Hall of Memories.

This 45-minute recital is a window into the varied repertoire for solo flute from around the globe. It will include works by CPE Bach, French composer Eugène Bozza, the Argentinean Astor Piazzolla, American composer and flutist Katherine Hoover, and Canadian flutist Robert Aitken.

Watch Hannah performing a concerto with the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band on the above YouTube clip.

The concert will commence at 4pm and concludes at 4:45pm.  Guests are invited to then attend the Last Post ceremony at 5pm.

Admission is free and no RSVPs are required.

More details about the Winter Concert series can be found at:

Updated on 11th July 2016