Events and Exhibitions
Ngā Huinga, Whakakītenga
Enjoy the following events in the very special atmosphere provided by Alberton.
The next lot of curiosities to fill the cabinet in Alberton's ballroom is a sample of dolls dating from the 1880s to the 1950s. Belonging to Auckland collector Karen Staniland, Karen’s lifelong love of dolls began with a pink plastic Kewpie given to her as a toddler. She now has over 300 dolls as well as miniatures and teddy bears.
Step back in time at Alberton with this intimate afternoon soirée in the ballroom, suitable for the whole family. Players from NZ Barok - New Zealand's only period instrument orchestra - present an assortment of baroque musical gems with a touch of history in this light-hearted one hour concert.
Featuring music by Purcell, Vivaldi, Boyce, Sammartini and Bach, the programme has been curated with a general audience in mind and would be a lovely entrée for those unfamiliar with orchestral music. The players will introduce you to the Baroque style, its instruments and key composers, peppered with anecdotes from history.