Dance and classical aren't music genres you'd usually find swirling around in the same basket — unless you have a particular bent for the orchestral Sandstorm covers found in the depths of YouTube. Synthony - A Generation of Dance Music is here to prove that the disciplines go hand in hand.
The event on September 30 will see the Auckland Symphony Orchestra and a selection of local DJs combine to play the biggest dance tracks of the last 30 years.
Ryan Yoens, whose credits include work on The Hobbit, has undertaken the role of Orchestrator, coordinating lights, lasers and mapped video for the experience. ASO Music Director and Conductor, Peter Thomas, will lead the 90-piece orchestra through a selection of dance floor bangers note-for-note, while Auckland DJ General Lee plays host and adds some touches to the live mix.
The event will also feature live performances from Helen Corry, Laughton Kora and Natalia Sheppard before DJs Greg Churchill and Bevan Keys carry the party into the small hours.