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Baby Proms turn EIGHT!

18 March 2005

Baby Proms turn EIGHT!

Next month the Auckland Philharmonia performs its always popular Baby Proms concerts at the Auckland Town Hall, the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna, and for the first time, at the Hawkins Centre in Papakura.

Baby Proms have been an annual highlight of Auckland’s concert calendar for the past eight years, providing 2-5 year olds with a unique opportunity to experience the thrill of live orchestra during fun and lively 50 minute concerts.

Baby Proms have always been a great hit with adults and children. The Auckland Philharmonia’s Director of Operations, 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, the concerts are good fun and very entertaining,” he says.

The 2005 Baby Proms are conducted by entertaining maestro, Marc Taddei, with popular children’s entertainer Jennifer Moss presenting the concerts and leading the singing. As in previous years, Baby Proms tickets are in great demand – book now and treat your children to a special and very rewarding experience.

BABY PROMS concert details: Saturday 2 April – 12.30pm & 2pm, Auckland Town Hall Sunday 10 April – 10.30pm & 12pm, Hawkins Centre, Papakura Sunday 17 April – 10.30pm & 12pm, Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna

Tickets: Adults $10, Children $5. Book online at www.aucklandphil.co.nz or phone 0800-PHILHARMONIA (0800 744 542).

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

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