Fox, Hous­tounto tour

The Tribune (NZ) - - MONTHLY EVENTS CALENDAR INSIDE -

New Zealand’s pre-em­i­nent mu­si­cians Rodger Fox and Michael Hous­toun are com­ing to­gether at The Globe on April 22 and 23 to present an­other unique and mu­si­cally ground-break­ing event.

The first Hous­toun/Fox con­cert se­ries in 2015 was so pop­u­lar that the stand­ing ova­tions per­suaded the mu­si­cians to plan an­other tour this year.

‘‘This is an­other con­cert crafted es­pe­cially for pi­ano and big band. It’s a to­tal cre­ation for our­selves,’’ Rodger Fox says. ‘‘For too long there’s been a di­vide be­tween the gen­res of clas­si­cal and jazz. We’re now ad­dress­ing that and push­ing the bound­aries in mu­sic.’’

The pro­gramme will in­clude mu­sic from Prokofiev and Bach with three ar­range­ments and com­po­si­tions from in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed jazz com­poser and ar­ranger, Bill Cun­liffe.

The idea for the first con­cert came by chance when both Michael and Rodger were play­ing sep­a­rate gigs in Christchurch three years ago. They had an im­promptu meet­ing and de­cided to keep in email and phone con­tact. They quickly re­alised they were on the same mu­si­cal page and ar­ranged their first in­no­va­tive con­cert the fol­low­ing year. They’re still on the same page and have agreed to a five cen­tre tour in April/ May­cul­mi­nat­ing in Wellington on May 11.

The Rodger Fox Big Band with guest artist Michael Hous­toun and spe­cial guest, jazz vo­cal­ist, Erna Ferry, per­form at The Globe on April 22 and 23. Book www.globe.theatre.co.nz.

Rodger Fox and Michael Hous­toun join forces to per­form at The Globe.

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