Music for the young and young at heart will be performed by the Central Otago Regional Orchestra, conducted by Ashley Hopkins, in Wānaka on June 8.
The first half of the Winter Magic concert will feature collected themes from the hugely popular Harry Potter films, along with audiovisual effects, as well as music from the much-loved film Ferdinand the Bull.
The first half will end with Perky the Pukeko, written by Michelle Osment and performed by violinist Cathy Irons.
All the sections of the orchestra will be featured, along with a narrator (in the Peter and the Wolf-vein) lending his storytelling skills—in this case Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan.
The second half of the concert will take a more serious turn and Irons will perform the technically demanding Violin Concerto No. 2 of romantic Polish composer Henryk Wiesniawski, a prodigy who attended the Paris Conservatoire at the tender age of nine.
The concert starts at 7pm and takes place in the St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Tenby Street. Tickets are available at Gifted Design on Helwick Street (cash only). Doorsales available unless sold out.