Upbeat host: Music-maker Rosalind Manowitz hosts 'Rozzie and the Orchestra' in Arrowtown today


Introducing preschooolers and kids up to seven to orchestral music is the aim of three fun, interactive shows in Arrowtown today.

‘Rozzie and the Orchestra’, postponed a year ago due to the Covid lockdown, features Dunedin children’s music composer and singer Rosalind Manowitz, who stars in TVNZ 2’s Code Fun.

She’s joined by Dunedin orchestral players — whose instruments include the violin, cello, flute, piccolo, bassoon, trumpet, trombone and timpani — and a conductor and opera singer, who’ll all be inviting young sters to get up close and personal.

The three concerts — at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm at the Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall — are being brought here by the local Turn Up The Music Trust and the Callis Trust, and also form part of the three-day Arrow Sounds music festival.

‘‘Young children love to listen and move to music while they are having fun,’’ Turn Up The Music trustee Mary Phillips says.

‘‘Exposure to music improves their ability to enjoy learning.’’

Tickets for the show are $5 per family via