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Fiona Pears and Band – AOTNZ tour -27 January – 27 February

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Fiona Pears and Band – AOTNZ tour -27 January – 27 February 2017

In clubs, theatres, iconic country halls and even a band rotunda – hugely popular violinist Fiona Pears and band will entertain audiences up and down the country this January and February. Touring with Arts On Tour NZ, together with her husband, English record producer and musician Ian Tilley on piano, Pete Fleming on double bass and Mike Ferrar on guitar, Fiona will play a mix of musical styles including tango, gypsy, Celtic, classical and jazz - some traditional, many her own compositions. Besides her amazing technique, Fiona knows how to enjoy herself on stage, and that enjoyment is contagious. She’s a crowd favourite….

“The audience couldn’t help but smile as we recognised that here was a musician who not only has an amazingly accomplished technique, but she’s also up on stage having a ball.” –Nelson Mail


Friday 27 January 7.30pm Ashburton
Ashburton Trust Event Centre
‘Open Hat Night’ No Charge prior to the event

Saturday 28 January 8pm Balcairn
Balcairn Public Hall
Book: Sefton Garage, Sally Mac’s Amberley and Stan’s 7 Day Pharmacy Rangiora

Wednesday 1 February 7.30pm Geraldine
St Mary’s Church
$25 Book: LOUK Clothing 03 693 9070
Thursday 2 February 7.30pm Twizel
The Musterers Hut Cafe
$25 Book: Twizel Information Centre

Friday 3 February 8pm Oamaru
Inkbox Theatre, Oamaru Opera House
Book: Oamaru Opera House or
Ticketdirect 0800 224 224

Saturday 4 February 7.30pm Cromwell
Presbyterian Church
Adults $25,SuperGold $20, Student/Child $5
Book: Cromwell iSite

Sunday 5 February 4pm Invercargill
Queens Park Band Rotunda
Free/Koha donation welcome
Celebrate Waitangi Weekend

Tuesday 7 February 7.30pm Okarito
$20 Book: Debbie 03 753 34017

Wednesday 8 February 7.30pm Hokitika
Old Lodge Theatre
$20 Book: Hokitika Regent Theatre

Thursday 9 February 8pm Mapua
The Playhouse Theatre
$25 Book: The Playhouse Theatre

Saturday 11 February 7.30pm New Plymouth
4th Wall Theatre
$25 Book:

Tuesday 14 February 7.30pm Whakatane
Church of St George and St John
Adults $25, Students $10 Book: ‘The Good Life’ the Strand

Wednesday 15 February 7pm Opotiki
De Luxe Theatre
$20 Book: Travel Shop or on the door

Thursday 16 February 7.30pm Putaruru
The Plaza Theatre
Adults $20, Concession $15
Book: The Plaza, Tokoroa iSite, Diamond Jewellers Matamata and Eventfinda

Friday 17 February 7.30pm Coromandel Town
The Club
$25, concession $20 Book: Coromandel Information Centre and Eventfinda

Sunday 19 February 7.30pm Wanganui
Royal Wanganui Opera House
Adults $25, Seniors $23, Friends $20, Students $15 Special rates for school groups
Book: at the venue or

Monday 27 February 7pm Lincoln
The Laboratory
$20 Book; Eventfinda or at the Laboratory

Arts On Tour New Zealand (AOTNZ) organises tours of outstanding New Zealand performers to rural and smaller centres in New Zealand. The trust receives funding from Creative New Zealand, support from Interislander, and liaises with local arts councils, repertory theatres and community groups to bring the best of musical and theatrical talent to country districts. The AOTNZ programme is environmentally sustainable – artists travel to their audiences rather than the reverse. (ends)

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