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Bold as brass

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Picture this. It’s 2017 and 40,000 hyped-up rugby fans are waiting for the All Blacks to run on to Auckland’s Eden Park and perform the haka. The warm-up act? A chamber music group. ACE Brass — which sounds nothing like a...
By PHILIP CHANDLER 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...
By PHILIP CHANDLER The baton’s been passed on at Queenstown’s music school. Sarah Lyttle is the first general manager of the Turn Up The Music Trust, replacing administrator Sue Marshall, who’s now become a trustee. Lyttle — a Queenstown Jazz Orchestra saxophonist...

A perfect blend

By MATTHEW MCKEW Their latest track may talk of boredom, procrastination and stalemate but there’s a Wellington band coming to town who are doing anything but stand still. Corduroy have been together for just a few years, but they’ve already made...
By PHILIP CHANDLER One of Arrowtown's great characters, and a co-founder of the Arrow Miners Band, died last month, aged 85. Barry Bain, who moved to Wanaka with his wife, Ann, five years ago, was instantly recognisable at the back of...
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