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ASB Classical Sparks postponed to Waitangi Day

5 February 2013

ASB Classical Sparks postponed to Waitangi Day

Christchurch’s favourite music, entertainment and fireworks spectacular is being postponed to 7.30pm Wednesday 6 February due to poor weather and ground conditions in North Hagley Park.

Christchurch City Council Marketing Manager Richard Stokes says the show will run exactly as planned, just 24 hours later on Waitangi Day.

“We know how much this show means to the people of Christchurch – and how keenly many people are anticipating ASB Classical Sparks – but Wednesday evening is looking much more pleasant. The decision has been made purely for audience comfort.”

Emceed by Mark Hadlow and conducted by Kenneth Young, this year's ASB Classical Sparks is taking the hint from the glowing reception given to the 2012 performance, with many popular acts making a return engagement. This classical music and fireworks concert showcases a 65-piece orchestra with the NZ Army band and numerous soloists.

The extraordinary Christchurch Symphony Orchestra takes the stage from 7.30pm. A musical kaleidoscope of top musicians, singers and artists will be complemented by added surprises that make the evening a special family occasion.

The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra will perform popular classics by Bizet, Verdi and Mozart, along with modern compositions to ensure a variety that appeals to the whole family and creates a standing ovation or two.

The rousing finale arrives at 9.40pm, with the orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture – providing the soundtrack to a brilliantly-choreographed fireworks display and accompanied by cannon-fire.

Those in a generous mood should keep an eye out for St John collectors – ASB's chosen charity.

Classical Sparks is a free event, part of the Garden City SummerTimes festival. For more information please visit summertimes.co.nz.

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