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Tall Tales & Tangos

Tall Tales & Tangos

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When:

  • Wed 16 Oct ’13, 7:00pm

Where:

St James Theatre, 61 Irk St, Gore Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Website:

NZSO

Peter and the Wolf narrated by Anton Oliver
Tecwyn Evans - conductor
Anton Oliver - narrator

Tchaikovsky - Selections from The Nutcracker
Farquhar - Short Suite from Ring Round the Moon
Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf

Story
Legendary All Blacks hooker and arts connoisseur Anton Oliver packs down with the NZSO in a concert of tall tales and tangos. Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf introduced millions of children to classical music, and in this performance Oliver narrates the story of how Peter, together with his animal friends, out-smart the devious wolf. In another flight of fancy, sugar-plum fairies and Russian dancers take centre stage in Tchaikovsky’s charming selections from The Nutcracker. Our dance theme continues as New Zealand composer David Farquhar’s Short Suite from Ring Round the Moon Suite tangos, polkas and waltzes us away.

Sound
Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite is a colourful orchestral confectionery, sprinkled with exotic melodies and topped with a brilliant finale. Rich harmonies and unexpected sonorities make Farquhar’s Short Suite from Ring Round the Moon Suite much more than a collection of dances. The highlight of this evening, Peter and the Wolf, delights children and adults alike as the bird, duck, cat and our incorrigible hero turn the tables on the wolf. Funny, capricious and completely captivating, this is a concert for the whole family.

**FAMILY PRICES AVAILABLE**
Free pre-concert talk 45 minutes prior

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