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Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 - Sat. 22 Jul, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

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Monday, July 17, 2017

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Herman's Hermits (Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

HERMAN’S HERMITS
FAREWELL TOUR 1964-2017

ROYAL WANGANUI OPERA HOUSE
WEDNESDAY 19 JULY 7.30PM

When the 1960’s British Invasion hit worldwide, Herman’s Hermits were one of the biggest groups out of the UK with their hits, Mrs Brown you’ve got a lovely daughter, No milk today, I’m Henry VIII, There’s a kind of hush, A must to avoid and 15 other NZ Top 10 hits. After 50 years Herman’s Hermits long relationship with New Zealand which started in 1966 when they had New Zealand’s first ever No.1 ‘A Must To Avoid’ when charts begun on the 25th of March 1966 and their first tour with Tom Jones in January of that year is about to have its curtain call.

Since 1971 and the departure of Peter Noone to pursue a solo career in the music business, the group has never stopped. Original member Barry Whitwam has guided the band from strength to strength into one of the hardest working acts in the business -they still average more than 200 concerts per year. “It’s all about the songs”, Whitwam says, “and we were very lucky to have had a lot of hits in the sixties that people still want to hear today. We’re very lucky!”

It’s been five years since “The Hermits” last toured New Zealand on a sell out tour of NZ theatres in the main centres with Gerry & The Pacemakers, now by popular demand the UK group are returning for a 10 date tour of the NZ heartland performing in a mix of provincial towns and cities.

The 2017 World Tour for the band includes a comprehensive UK run of dates, then New Zealand followed by Australia, then back for another 3 months of concerts around the UK and Europe.

You Tube link:  https://youtu.be/1oBGyyFJLPc
Website:  www.hermanshermits.co.uk 
Finish approx. 9.45pm

Early booker $45
A reserve $55
B reserve $50
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

NZ Guitar Quartet 17 (-)

NZ GUITAR QUARTET

The New Zealand Guitar Quartet comprises four uniquely accomplished guitarists who bring an infectious energy to the concert stage. Recently returned from concerts in Australia and heading to China and India later this year, the NZGQ is building an international reputation performing music that transcends boarders both geographically and historically. Their interpretations and performance of works from contemporary and world-music genres garners wide audience appeal and appreciation. Keeping in mind the diverse concert venues and audiences of Arts on Tour, their 2017 programme finds them returning to their roots, paying tribute to a range of artists and representing styles as diverse as gypsy jazz, bluegrass, Celtic and flamenco, transporting listeners around the world in a single concert experience.


Proposed programme:
I’ll See you in My Dreams (France/Gypsy Jazz) - Django Rheinhardt
Peteology (NZ/Gypsy Jazz) - Peter Leask
Ratchenitsa (Bulgaria) - Jack Body
B&B (country) - Andrew York
Home Sweet Home (Bluegrass) - Bela Flek
Rhapsody Espagnole Op.70 (Spain) Isaac Albeniz
El Amor Brujo (Spain) - Manuel De Falla
Music for a Found Harmonium (Celtic) - Simon Jeffes
Banaesa’s Green Glade (Celtic) - Planxty/Andy Irvine

“nothing less than extraordinary” Motueka Music Society
“technical brilliance and emotional depth” Christchurch Arts Festival
“sublime musical entertainment” Whangarei Music Society
“scintillating” Rotorua Music Society

Finish approx. 9pm

Adult $28      Senior $25
Friend OH $23     Student $15
School group discount

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Friday, July 21, 2017

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Elena & Max in Concert (-)

ELENA & MAX IN CONCERT

Saturday 22 July  4pm
Concert Chamber, War Memorial Centre

Wanganui Music Society presents Elena Morgan (cello) and Max Munneke (piano) in concert.

Max is in his third year at Waikato University studying performance music and Elena is in her fourth year of tertiary studies, currently studying towards a Bachelor of Music Performance with Honours under James Tennant. Both students are former recipients of scholarships from the Wanganui Music Society and will play both solo and together in a concert that includes works by Bach, Schubert, Chopin, Martinu and Prokofiev.

Finish approx. 5.30pm

Adult $20
Music Society Member $12
Student $5

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