Hopetoun Brown Hits Town
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Arts on Tour New Zealand Hits South Taranaki with Hopetoun Brown.
Tickets are now on sale for the first AOTNZ shows to visit South Taranaki this year - in Oaonui (28 April) and Ohawe (29 April).
2017 Taite Prize finalists Hopetoun Brown will be joined on stage by arguably the country’s finest trumpet player, Finn Scholes.
Event Co-ordinator, Jody Bloor, says the fiery trio will play songs from across the Hopetoun Brown cannon; including their brand new long-player ‘Don't Let Them Lock You Up’.
“This edgyshow will take us on a fun-filled journey covering blues, soul, funk, jazz, Americana, and stomp as the performers swap trumpets, saxophones, bass clarinets, tubas, trombones and an assortment of strange keyboard instruments,” says Jody.
Jody says the South Taranaki District Council (STDC) together with funding from the TSB Community Trust is bringing a number of AOTNZ shows to South Taranaki between April and November. Towns that will host the shows include Ohawe, Oaonui, Rawhitiroa, Kakaramea, Pihama, Opunake and Hawera.
“In previous years we have generally had just one show in South Taranaki, but this year, thanks to funding from TSB Community Trust, we’ve been able to take more shows to the rural community at a discounted price,” she says.
Tickets for the Oaonui and Ohawe shows can be purchased through Opunake LibraryPlus and the South Taranaki i-SITE.
“It’s the pervading sense of fun together with a respect for antique jazz, blues, plantation work songs, doo-wop and funk that gives Hopetoun Brown their edge.”- Metro
For more information, contact:
Diana Moir, AOTNZ media liaison, 021 126 5738, email@example.com
Arts On Tour NZ (AOTNZ) organises tours of outstanding New Zealand performers to rural and smaller centres in New Zealand. The trust receives funding from Creative New Zealand as well as support from Central Lakes Trust, Community Trust of Southland, Interislander, Otago Community Trust, Rata Foundation and the Southern Trust. AOTNZ liaises with local arts councils, repertory theatres and community groups to bring the best of musical and theatrical talent to country districts. The AOTNZ programme is environmentally sustainable – artists travel to their audiences rather than the reverse.