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Starbucks Music In Parks Inaugural Concert

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29 November 2001

Starbucks Music In Parks Inaugural Concert
Sunday December 2nd at St Heliers:
the Auckland Brass Quintet – free entry

The first Starbucks Music In Parks concert kicks off with music from Auckland Philharmonia players who make up the ensemble Auckland Brass Quintet. They will take you on a fascinating musical journey through time in the lovely environment of Dingle Dell Reserve, St Heliers on Sunday December 2nd at 4.00pm.

Second in the line-up for the series is the first Dancing in the Streets concert on Friday December 7 in Beresford Square, Uptown Auckland, featuring the House of Downtown, Roger Perry and DJ Angel. Dancing in the Streets grew in appeal significantly last season and this year won a national award for innovation.

Starbucks Music In Parks is provided by Auckland City and the 50 free music concerts run from the start of December 2001 right through until the end of March 2002. They feature a diverse cross section of music ranging in style from traditional classical string quartets to alternative drum & bass. Many of the musicians are local artists who write and play original Kiwi music and all the music is played in the wonderful open spaces and parks of Auckland City.

Included in the upcoming 50 Starbucks Music In Parks events are:
- Jazz at the Auckland Domain Band Rotunda
- Classical and cultural music at the Auckland Domain Winter Gardens
- Renowned artists at Tahaki Reserve
- Established performers in other various Auckland Suburban Parks
- Dance music and DJs at the inner city series ‘Dancing In The Street at QE II and Beresford Squares

1st Starbucks Music In Parks concert
Sunday December 2nd, 4.00pm – 6.30pm
Dingle Dell Reserve, Fern Glen Road, St Heliers
Auckland Brass Quintet

1st Dancing in the Streets event
Friday December 7th, 7.00pm – 11.00pm
Beresford Square, Uptown Auckland
House of Downtown, Roger Perry and DJ Angel.

For further detailed information of the series pick up a copy of the Auckland City Free Summer Guide 2001– 02 at Auckland City Libraries or call the Auckland City Call Centre on 379 2020 for a free copy to be mailed to you.
- The FreeSummer Guide is supported by Prime Television
- Starbucks Coffee, Solid Gold FM and bFM are valued sponsors of Music in Parks, which is provided by Auckland City
- Special thank you to Music In Parks Patron Neil Finn.

Visit www.akcity.govt.nz/freesummer and go to Our Summer Events, Starbucks Music In Parks.

ENDS

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