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150 Years Around the Piano

150 Years Around the Piano

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When:

  • Sat 14 Jul ’12, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Sun 15 Jul ’12, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Where:

Highwic, 40 Gillies Avenue, Epsom

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $45.00
  • NZHPT member: $40.00

An anniversary variety entertainment concert in the ballroom of Highwic to celebrate 150 years since Alfred and Eliza Buckland moved into this gracious Auckland home.

A cast led by well known actress Ilona Rodgers and singer/harpist Cathie Harrop, with Auckland musicians including Joe Harrop, Dave Khan, Jennie Khan, Amanda Kirk, and pianist Paul Harrop will take you through a concert of the music and theatre the Buckland family enjoyed from 1862 until the death of the last original family member in 1953.

This old home will come alive with memories from children’s music lessons, concerts, balls, parties, weddings, and visiting theatre and musical companies of the time, that was part of the lives of Alfred Buckland, his two wives and his 21 children.

Come a little early for a glass of wine and a wander through this faithfully restored, elegantly furnished home, then take you seat in the ballroom and enjoy a unique glimpse at Auckland’s musical and theatrical past.

After each concert the audience is invited to join the performers in the Hichwic Billiard Room for cake and coffee and conversation.

Tickets available by phoning 09 479 2361 or emailing joe@ihug.co.nz. Further information available from Highwic.

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