New Zealand Symphony Orchestra to play in Rotorua

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Roger Fox. Photo/supplied
Roger Fox. Photo/supplied

For the first time in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's history, the Rodger Fox Big Band will join them for an action-packed concert which merges the worlds of classical, jazz, Latin and big band.

Tomorrow they will perform in Rotorua at the Civic Theatre at 7.30pm.

Fresh arrangements of famous New Zealand pop songs Royals (made famous by Grammy Award winner Lorde) and Wandering Eye (Fat Freddy's Drop) will be performed alongside jazz standards A Night in Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie) and Take the A Train (Billy Strayhorn) as well as the Suite from Bernstein's West Side Story and Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man.

This is a tour de force for the jazz and classical music worlds and we are delighted to share this exciting concert series with one of New Zealand's most popular jazz ensembles, the Rodger Fox Big Band.

Founded by charismatic trombone player Rodger Fox in 1973, this acclaimed ensemble has been keeping audiences swinging and dancing for more than 40 years.

Mr Fox said audiences can expect an exciting and spontaneous mix of music.

"It's more like a jazz gig than a traditional classical concert.

"The order of works will be decided spontaneously on the night depending on the mood in the concert hall. It's definitely going to keep you on the edge of your seat."

TICKETS: Ticketmaster / 0800 111 999 / ticketmaster.co.nz

- Rotorua Daily Post

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