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Grad Gala 2018

21 Sep 2018


Friday 21 September 2018, 7.30pm - Friday 21 September 2018, 9.30pm


Auckland Town Hall, 303 Queen Street, Auckland CBD

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Free admission, registrations not required

Patrons are encouraged to arrive early to be assured of admission


The University of Auckland celebrates Spring Graduation with the prestigious Grad Gala concert.

Four outstanding soloists from the School of Music will each perform a concerto with the University of Auckland Symphony Orchestra, to compete for one of three prizes totalling $13,000.

The University of Auckland Massed Choir, directed by Dr Karen Grylls, will open the concert with a powerful performance of 'Te Quiero' by Favero and Bach’s 'Come Sweet Death', arranged by Rhonda Sandberg.

The gala will also see performances from our jazz big band and popular music students.


  • April Ju | Violin – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64: I. Allegro molto appassionato
  • Moon Su (Arnold) Lee | Piano – Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 54: I. Allegro affettuoso
  • Noah Rudd | Oboe – Mozart Oboe Concerto in C major, K. 314: Allegro aperto - Adagio ma non troppo - Rondo. Allegretto
  • Jisu (Jessica) Yun | Flute – Ibert Flute Concerto: Allegro - Andante - Allegro scherzando

Free admission, registrations not required.

Patrons are encouraged to arrive early to be assured of admission.