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Baby Proms turn SIX!


Baby Proms turn SIX!

The Auckland Philharmonia's Baby Proms, now in their sixth year, are punchy and colourful 50 minute concerts designed to provide 2-6 year olds with a unique opportunity to experience the thrill of live orchestra.

Baby Proms have always been an outstanding success. Orchestra Manager John Ure, who was instrumental in initiating the concerts, says the success lies in a combination of things. "The programme we present is different each year but is always a combination of short, familiar classical works and children's songs. Audience participation is also encouraged throughout the concerts, and the 'walk through the orchestra', when the children walk along a path through the various sections of the orchestra while the musicians are playing, is always a major highlight. Overall, there's a real sense of excitement and fun about Baby Proms," he says.

The 2003 Baby Proms are conducted by Auckland Philharmonia Associate Conductor Marc Taddei, with popular children's entertainer Jennifer Moss presenting the concerts and leading the singing. As in previous years, Baby Proms are in great demand - book now to ensure you don't miss this wonderful opportunity to treat your children to a very special and rewarding experience.

BABY PROMS CONCERT DETAILS:

Saturday 29 March - 2pm & 3.30pm, Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna

Sunday 30 March - 12.30pm & 2pm, Auckland Town Hall

Tickets: adults $10, children $5. Phone the Auckland Philharmonia on 0800-PHILHARMONIA (0800-744 542).

Baby Proms supported by the Endeavour Charitable Trust, The Edge Community Arts Programme and the North Shore City Council. The Auckland Philharmonia receives major funding from Creative New Zealand and a major grant from Auckland City.

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