Ever wanted to hear Calvin Harris' One Kiss in C Minor with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra? Yeah, us neither, come to think of it. But it does sound like one awesome mash-up.
Welcome to the world of Synthony—a worldwide movement that pairs famous orchestras with flat-cap wearing DJs to host wall-to-wall banger-fests. And it’s coming back to Auckland for one night only on 17 September as part of the Elemental festival. The best part? This year it's going to be bigger and better than ever, taking over Spark Arena with one massive party you won't want to miss.
Here’s what to expect. The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra will be taking to the stage with new musical director Dick Johnson taking up the baton, alongside some of New Zealand’s best up-and-coming DJs and live performers Chaii, Ella Monnery, Nate Dousand, Aroha & Bella Kalolo. The whole motley crew will then assault your frontal cortex with dance floor bangers from the last 30 years of electronica including tunes from Wilkinson, Flume, Calvin Harris, Dizzee Rascal, Disclosure, and The Killers. No Mozart, we promise.
The hall will also be decked out in your usual Berlin-underground mix of lasers, smoke machines, strobes and mapped video projections.
Want to see what all the fuss is about? Synthony will be hosting a pop up in Aotea Square tomorrow Wednesday 14 July from 6.30pm to 7.15pm with a scaled-down live performance by Synthony's own Ella Monnery. Enjoy this sample of the electronic dance music, orchestra, laser and light experience you can expect at the full event in September.
Tickets will go on sale 22 July with presales available from 20 July. Register your interest right here because this bad boy is guaranteed to sell out.
What: Synthony Auckland
Where: Spark Arena
When: 17 September 2021
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Image credit: Synthony