24 May 2012
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Vector Wellington Orchestra is performing its popular annual concert for children aged two to six years, in Masterton, Palmerston North and Wellington, between June 14 – 17.
This year’s theme is all about counting and alphabet rhymes. Children and their caregivers will sing and act along with classics such as Do-Re-Mi and ABC, keep time to Grandfather's Clock, and thrill to big orchestral numbers such as Sabre Dance and the Star Wars theme.
Even the youngest listeners will love learning to conduct and count in the musicians. The big finale, as always, is a march right through the middle of the orchestra, with a chance to get up close to the musicians as they play.
Vector Wellington's story this year is the Maori legend of Tongariro’s fight with Taranaki. Set to music by VWO Education Composer-in-Residence Thomas Goss, The Battle of the Mountains features some spectacular percussion.
Multi-talented master of ceremonies Kevin Keyes will tell the story as cymbals, gongs and drums of all kinds help the orchestra depict the mighty mountains’ struggle.
Thursday 14 June, 10.15am
Regent on Broadway
Friday 15 June 10.15am
Michael Fowler Centre
Sunday 17 June 3.00pm
For more information or images:
Publicist, Vector Wellington Orchestra
04 971 1853 / 021 102 6932
Title: Baby Pops: One Two Three Go! Tahi Rua Toru Wha!
Date: 14 June 2012
Info: Tickets available Wellington: Ticketek 0800 842 538 www.ticketek.co.nz