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Goldenhorse live with the Auckland Philharmonia

Goldenhorse live with the Auckland Philharmonia

“Precise, tasteful, durable, real top shelf stuff. This quintet bang out tunes that are ambitious yet inviting, richly textured with a certain bucolic ease – 8/10.” [Montreal Mirror]

The first concert in the Auckland Philharmonia’s 2004 Telecom Pops series features a unique fusion – New Zealand band Goldenhorse takes the stage with the Auckland Philharmonia.

With sales of their début album Riverhead reaching double platinum, and numerous awards garnered for their singles, Goldenhorse is the band to watch on the New Zealand music scene. Apart from the fine overall instrumentation, it is the exquisite vocals of lead singer Kirsten Morelle that make Goldenhorse so classy. The five-piece’s soundscapes wind through swing, funk, calypso, waltz, ska and all out rock. Appealing to a wide audience, their infectious, sometimes dark, epic love songs and cornerstone pop songs present listeners with timeless rewards.

Add the Auckland Philharmonia to the mix and this will be a concert to remember.

New works have been arranged specially for this concert by Goldenhorse’s Geoff Maddock and Kirsten Morelle. Horns will help to stomp out Baby’s Been Bad, a harp and piano will bring up their latest single, Northern Lights. Well known favourites from Goldenhorse’s album Riverhead, such as Maybe Tomorrow and Golden Dawn will have their existing arrangements exploded to meet the extra instrumentation. And expect the songs Riverhead, Spice Islands and Dark Forest to unleash the full force of the accompanying symphony orchestra.

GOLDENHORSE live in concert with the Auckland Philharmonia Saturday 31 July – 8pm, Aotea Centre

Adult tickets from $30; concessions available (service fees may apply). Phone the Ticketek Orchestra Hotline on 307 5139.

Telecom Pops 2004 is sponsored by Telecom New Zealand with support from More FM. The Auckland Philharmonia receives major funding from Creative New Zealand and a major grant from Auckland City.

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