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Synthony - A Generation of Dance Music 2019

The Auckland Symphony Orchestra performs 30 years of dance floor bangers.
By Rachel Stone
June 20, 2019
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Synthony - A Generation of Dance Music 2019

The Auckland Symphony Orchestra performs 30 years of dance floor bangers.
By Rachel Stone
June 20, 2019
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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.

After three sold out shows in Auckland the event will come to Wellington's TSB Arena on 25 October. The event will see the Auckland Symphony Orchestra and a selection of local DJs combine to play the biggest dance tracks of the last 30 years.

ASO Music Director and Conductor, Peter Thomas, will lead the 90-piece orchestra through a selection of dance floor bangers note-for-note, while DJs Grant Marshall and Greg Churchill add some touches to the live mix. The full setlist will be revealed on the night, though past shows have featured arrangements from Fat Boy Slim, Eurythmics, Delerium and more. The live show will also feature guest vocal performances by Kings, Helen Corry, Jenny B, Cherie Mathieson and more.

All that plus lights, lasers and mapped video for an immersive, nightclub experience.

General sale tickets go on sale at 9am on June 25.

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