Thursday 31 May, 8.00pm | Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall
2012 marks five years since Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra musicians began working with hip-hop artists and musicians at OMAC (Otara Music Arts Centre) in South Auckland to compose and perform new works that blend elements of classical with urban music styles.
This one-off, ground-breaking performance fuses the power of a full orchestral sound with the groove and improvisational talent of young Auckland pro hip-hop artists who deliver the message of local lyrics. The Auckland Town Hall is transformed to match the mood with a mosh pit at stalls level and a non-stop 90 minute programme connected by drums and bass, and with original music orchestrated by conductor Kenneth Young.
Presented as part of New Zealand Music Month, this concert is a fusion of classical and contemporary music, exploiting the full colours of the orchestra and the contemporary stylings of the hip-hop crew. The result is an exciting and edgy musical voice that is nothing short of mind blowing!
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