2024

Concerts

We look forward to performing our Baby Baroque Free Kids' concerts on:

Friday 19 July, New Lynn Community Centre

Saturday 20 July, Te Manawa, Massey

Concerts at 10am and 11.30am

Tickets available soon through Eventbrite!

What is a Baby Baroque Concert?

Experience the enchantment of our Baby Baroque Concerts, thoughtfully crafted to introduce the world of baroque music to young children aged 0 to 6 years. Immerse your little ones in the beauty of baroque music through a delightful and interactive journey with plenty of opportunities for audience participation.  

We hope there will be more concerts just like this in the future. My daughter was particularly inspired and is currently learning the violin

Thank you for a wonderful concert yesterday – My son was in such a buzzy mood all afternoon thanks to the great music and open atmosphere. It would be great to see NZ Barok do this again.

As an early childhood music educator and researcher, I was very impressed by how well the concert was tailored towards preschool children…It is not easy to get concerts for pre-schoolers ‘right’, but you all did a fabulous job. Bravo!” Ngā mihi mahana, Dr Bronya Dean, Lecturer, Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education, The University of Waikato

Meet the creative minds behind Baby Baroque:

Helen Brinkman, a cellist and producer, collaboratively worked with violinist Catherine Polglase to give life to the innovative Baby Baroque concept. Catherine, serving as the writer, music selector, and narrator, has been instrumental in the success of NZ Barok’s acclaimed Baby Baroque Free Kids’ Concerts. In 2021, the talented violinist Amelia Giles also joined the team as a narrator.

Both Helen and Catherine bring a wealth of experience, having been actively involved in Playcentre Aotearoa and ‘SPACE’. Catherine, in particular, served as the Waikato Regional Manager for SPACE and conducts Suzuki Early Childhood Education music classes in her Hamilton-based music studio.

In 2019, Whina Te Whiu became an integral part of NZ Barok as the Pou Tikanga Māori – Māori Cultural Adviser. Whina’s role is pivotal in ensuring that the Baby Baroque concerts offer rich bi-cultural experiences.

Catherine Polglase, Whina Te Whiu, Helen Brinkman

NZ Barok would like to thank the following sponsors
for their support of the 2024 concerts

New Lynn Community Centre
  • Auckland Council Creative Communities NZ
  • New Lynn Library and Community Centre, West Auckland
  • Dame Jenny Gibbs
  • The Athena Trust
  • The Sutton Family
  • MusicWorks
  • Friends of NZ Barok
TE MANAWA, MASSEY
  • The Trust Community Foundation
  • Auckland Council Creative Communities NZ
  • Te Manawa, Massey, West Auckland
  • Dame Jenny Gibbs
  • The Athena Trust
  • The Sutton Family
  • MusicWorks
  • Friends of NZ Barok

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