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Published: Tue 20 Aug 2013 10:11 AM
Live in Wellington
September in our venues almost feels like a 'PWV NZ Music Month' with a wealth of top Kiwi talent on offer. We are proud to host the likes of The Rodger Fox 40th Anniversary Tour bringing big band jazz sounds to stage, Stan Walker with his World Tour of NZ, Fly My Pretties with a stunning line up and Fat Freddy's Drop celebrating the release of their album 'Blackbird'. It's also the time of amazing creativity as the World of WearableArt comes to life at the TSB Bank Arena. Check out the wealth of shows listed below, all LIVE in Wellington in September keeping you entertained in our coolest little capital!
OPERA AMIDST A SWIRLING OCEAN TALE
The Flying Dutchman
Part of the NBR New Zealand Opera 2013 season. The Flying Dutchman is a tale of a cursed sea captain, sailing his phantom ship across the world’s oceans in search of true love - the one thing that can save him. Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman broods tension, shows boundless emotion and conveys sweet melodies ensuring it is still a firm favourite today. St James Theatre, four performances only between 14 to 21 September.
WHAT’S COMING LIVE AND NEW ON SALE
Claimed to be the biggest rock show since AC/DC! Catch ACCA DACCA at the Opera House, 19 November. Exciting news kids...the Ready, Steady, Wiggle tour is heading our way! St James Theatre, 23 November. You Gotta Be Joking is a NZ comedy directed by Geraldine Brophy, Opera House, 4 December. Don't miss the critically-acclaimed music legend Leonard Cohen who will be performing two shows at the TSB Bank Arena, 17-18 December.
Breaking News!
To celebrate 10 years of Fly My Pretties, four renowned past members who hail from Wellington will be joining the Homeland cast just for their hometown performance, taking the total musicians on stage to a sizeable 16 at both shows in the Capital. Special guest cast members that will be performing during part two of the Wellington shows include: Rio Hunuki-Hemopo (TrinityRoots), Lisa Tomlins, Iraia Whakamoe (The Nudge) and Eva Prowse. Read full media release >>
STILL A CHANCE TO SEE IT LIVE
Footnote Dance Made in New Zealand 2013 is celebrating Kiwi choreography, Opera House, 21-22 August. The NZSO National Youth Orchestra musicians are partnering with the NZSO and international guest tutors - experience the excitement! Michael Fowler Centre, 30 August. Get amongst live roller derby action - Comic Slams vs Brutal Pageant, TSB Bank Arena, 31 August. Spend an evening with America's legendary folk singer, songwriter and activist Joan Baez, at the Michael Fowler Centre, 31 August.
WHAT'S LIVE IN SEPTEMBER
The Pirates of Penzance Artsplash The Rodger Fox 40th Anniversary Tour
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
This musical comedy masterpiece is a must see!
ARTSPLASH
A young person's arts festival; celebrate dance, music, drama, visual and wearable art.
THE RODGER FOX 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Big band sweetness mixed with sassy jazz.
Opera House
3 September
Michael Fowler Centre
4-13 September
Opera House
5 September
The Wellington Wedding Show
THE WELLINGTON WEDDING SHOW
If you're planning your 'big day', you’ll find all the inspiration and ideas you need at this fantastic wedding show. It's the perfect chance to meet key specialists, see their products up close and get the best advice on planning your dream wedding.
Shed 6
8 September
La Donna Ideale SKYCITY NZ Breakers Vs Melbourne Tigers Calexico
LA DONNA IDEALE
Orchestra Wellington presents a stunning mix of music from Beethoven to today.
SKYCITY NZ BREAKERS VS MELBOURNE TIGERS
Top basketball talent - get your tickets before they sell out!
CALEXICO
An indie band with a unique brand of 'desert noir' with a fusion of various influences.
Opera House
8 September
TSB Bank Arena
12 September
Opera House
13 September
The Flying Dutchman
Stan Walker - World Tour of NZ Fly My Pretties
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
NBR New Zealand Opera. A cursed sea captain, searching for love to save him.
STAN WALKER - WORLD TOUR OF NZ
One of NZ's most popular artists on stage LIVE!
FLY MY PRETTIES HOMELAND TOUR
NZ's favourite musical collective.
St James Theatre
14-21 September
Michael Fowler Centre
14 September
Opera House
18-19 September
Heights of Passion Fat Freddy's Drop World of WearableArt
HEIGHTS OF PASSION
NZSO passionately celebrates two birthdays: Richard Wagner and Benjamin Britten.
FAT FREDDY'S DROP
The perennial soul providers perform new works from their album 'Blackbird'.
WORLD OF WEARABLEART
A non-stop spectacular two hour show highlighting stunning creations.
Michael Fowler Centre
20 September
Opera House
20 September
TSB Bank Arena
26 September-6 October
Rahat Reloaded Mozart Mass in C Minor The Air Force Proms
RAHAT RELOADED
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is the heart and soul of the world music community.
MOZART MASS IN C MINOR
Orpheus Choir, Wellington Youth Choir. Mozart's greatest gift to his wife was music.
THE AIR FORCE PROMS
A fantastic family event - singing, dancing and the 60 piece RNZAF Band!
St James Theatre
27 September
Michael Fowler Centre
28 September
Michael Fowler Centre
29 September
Goldner String Quartet with Piers Lane
GOLDNER STRING QUARTET WITH PIERS LANE
Presented by Chamber Music NZ. This immensely popular group will be featuring stirring, dramatic and thrilling music including a new work from Gareth Farr and two of the finest piano quintets in the repertoire. "Your ears will hum with delight,” Piers Lane.
Michael Fowler Centre
30 September
OF SPECIAL NOTE...
Show Me Wellington 2013
SHOW ME WELLINGTON 2013 - ON TOMORROW!
The coolest little capital is getting ready to show NZ what hosting truly unforgettable events is all about. If you organise events and need inspiration, make sure you register before the show date. Shed 6 tours also open to registered buyers. Don't miss this!
TSB Bank Arena
21 August
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