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Opus Orchestra is thrilled to announce Hairy Maclary's Greatest Hits, a magical concert that will captivate the entire family, commemorating the 40th birthday of Aotearoa's beloved canine icon!
Prepare to be swept away as the enchanting characters from Lynley Dodd's cherished stories come to life through the mesmerising melodies crafted by composer Jan Bolton. Conducted by Michael Joel and accompanied by the incredible vocals of Jackie Clarke and the Tron Songsters Children's Choir, this orchestral event is set to be a one-of-a-kind experience!
Hairy Maclary, Schnitzel von Krumm, and their adorable companions come to life through enchanting tunes matched with projections of your favourite books! It's an event that will leave you and your little ones spellbound. Join us for this celebration of Hairy Maclary's 40th birthday, a testament to the enduring legacy and timeless charm of these treasured stories.
We are thrilled to announce that this concert will be interpreted by New Zealand Sign Language interpreter, ensuring that all individuals can fully participate and enjoy the event.
For more information and ticket bookings, please click here
Opus Orchestra is the professional orchestra for the Waikato/Bay of Plenty region and the wider Central North Island. Proudly local, we deliver superb live music while supporting our beloved regional venues.
Event Details: Sun 30 July, 2pm - Sir Howard Morrison Centre.
Event partners and sponsors:
Hairy Maclary and Friends © Lynley Dodd, 2023, Tron Songsters, MacKenzie-Elvin Law, Rotorua Energy Trust, Aotearoa Trust, Potter Trust, WEL Energy Trust, Lion Foundation, Hamilton City Council, Tauranga City Council, TECT, Tauranga Western Bay Community Event Fund, Waikato University, Baycourt, McLeods Books (Rotorua), Books for Kids (Hamilton)
Hairy Maclary and the Hairy Maclary and Friends logo are registered trademarks. © Lynley Dodd, 2023Published 17 Jul 2023