Hamilton dance music fans are in for a treat with the first ever performance of Synthony, at Claudelands Arena on the 12th October. Combining the best of electronic dance music with the full might of the Auckland Symphony Orchestra, plus guest appearances by some of New Zealand’s musical legends, the show will transform the Arena into a dance party like no other.
Synthony is no ordinary orchestra performance. A curated show of lights, lasers, and a state of the art sound system, not to mention a full stage of musicians and DJs, Sythony will have you on your feet, hands in the air, dancing as you journey through the last three decades of dance party hit classics.
The magic of Synthony is that the musical line-up is a tightly held secret, so the audience are in for a surprise at each show - past shows have featured arrangements of tunes by Fatboy Slim, Delirium and Robert Miles to name a few.
For the first time in 2019, the show is going beyond its Auckland roots with performances in Hamilton, Wellington, and Christchurch, teaming up with local artists and orchestras to bring this incredible performance to more Kiwi dance music fans than ever.
The shows in all locations are conducted by Peter Thomas, with the tunes mixed and hosted by George FM DJ General Lee, and featuring vocalists Kings, Helen Corry, Jenny B (Corona), and Cherie Mathieson. In Hamilton, they’ll be joined by DJs Grant Marshall and Dick Johnson plus Lewis McCullum on saxophone.
The first show in the tour will kick off at the newly-opened Christchurch Town Hall on September 6th, with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, plus special guest DJs Craig Shaw, Greg Churchill, and Lewis McCullum (Saxophone).
The Auckland Town Hall will hold two shows on the 20th & 21st of September - both Auckland shows sold out in a matter of hours last year! The lineup will feature the Auckland Symphony Orchestra, plus DJs Greg Churchill, Grant Marshall, and Lewis McCullum (Saxophone).
And for the grand finale, Wellington’s TSB Arena will host the biggest show ever on October 25th, with Orchestra Wellington plus DJ legends Dick Johnson, Greg Churchill, and Thabani (Katchafire, on saxophone).