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8 — Howick and Pakuranga Times, Monday, August 4, 2014 www.times.co.nz Need a Hearing Aid but Can’t Afford it? Well now you can! www.a1hearing.co.nz 123052-V4 Find out more: call 09 535 5502 or visit aucklandleisure.co.nz Lloyd Elsmore Park Pool and Leisure Centre To celebrate the launch of our Les Mills franchise we are offering no joining fee from 9 to 30 August. Plus, by attending classes, you’ll also go into the draw to win a 12 month membership! 126014 Romancing Europe CELEBRATING CLASSICS: Taking part in Operatunity’s next music concert in Howick are performers, from left, Susan Boland, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Jessica Hindin and Amanda Atlas. Photo supplied POPULAR public performance group Operatunity returns to East Auckland as part of its European Romance national con- cert tour. The troupe takes the stage at the Picton Centre in Howick at 11am on Tuesday, August 19. Featuring are musical stars Susan Boland, Bonaventure Allan- Moetaua, Jessica Hindin, Amanda Atlas and Penny Dodd. Hindin, an accomplished violin- ist, has performed at leading venues in the United States and Europe. She’s joined in the showcase by three of Operatunity’s top sing- ers and pianist Dodd in a concert that will take audience members to Europe and back without leaving their seats. The show contains a range of European songs, beloved Viennese waltzes and famous arias. “European Romance celebrates the best of Europe, waltzes and timeless melodies, presented with a bit of fun as well as great respect to these gorgeous tunes,” says Boland. “It’s a privilege to sing this mag- nificent music and present the best possible concert to our many great audiences.” Boland says great musical clas- sics have enjoyed a renaissance in recent times. It’s largely due to artists such as Dutch violinist and conductor Andre Rieu and Italian tenor singer Andrea Bocelli and their ability to “make the classics more accessible for all”. Operatunity has performed day- time concerts across New Zealand for the past 14 years. It presents high quality accessi- ble entertainment to tens of thou- sands of people at more than 220 shows each year. Music performance group Oper- atunity delivers a concert entitled European Romance at 11am on Tuesday, August 19, at the Picton Centre, 120 Picton Street, Howick. Tickets cost $32 and include lunch with the performers after the show. To book, phone 0508- 266-237, or refer online to www. daytimeconcerts.co.nz, and they’re available at the door if not sold out. WIN PRIZE PACKS The Times has two Operatunity prize packs to give away. Each contains a double pass to the group’s concert in Howick on August 19, as well as an Operatu- nity 10th anniversary book, a music CD and brochures. Write your name and daytime contact details on the back of an envelope and send it to: Operatu- nity Competition, Times News- papers, PO Box 259 243, Botany, Auckland 2163. Entries close at midday on Thurs- day, August 14.
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