Gallery Orchestra x Other Futures Big Band
Following up a set of sell-out performances at NZ Fringe Festival earlier this year, the Other Futures Big Band and the Gallery Orchestra once again join forces for a spellbinding concert event on a symphonic scale. Savour the swagger, schmaltz and sweetness of swing-era favourites and classical hits through a thoroughly contemporary lens, alongside sparkling new original music from Aotearoa. The incredible vocal talents of Zoe Moon and Wallace Gollan are back too, to delight your ears and give you a night to remember. Both ensembles were established in 2022 with the intention to push the boundaries of the showband era big band and the classical symphony orchestra. Other Futures Big Band is a new and ongoing project by Daniel Hayles that looks to honour the big band tradition while platforming music and artists both native to and unexplored within the style. Gallery Orchestra is the latest musical baby of Leah Thomas who established the group for young freelancing classical musicians in the city to refresh what “classical music” can be in Pōneke. Don't miss this visionary and incredibly talented collaboration.