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Intern. Akaroa Music Festival - Fiona Pears & Connor Hartley

Ticket Information

  • General Admission: $38.88 each ($35.00 + $3.88 fees)
  • Students: $12.30 each ($12.00 + $0.30 fees)
  • Senior: $35.80 each ($32.00 + $3.80 fees)
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  • Sun 9 Jan 2022, 5:00pm–7:00pm


All Ages

Fiona Pears & Connor Hartley-Hall

Violinist Fiona Pears and guitarist Connor Hartley-Hall share a love of Gypsy jazz. This music was originally made famous by legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt and French virtuoso violinist Stéphane Grappelli, when they formed the 'Quintette du Hot Club de France' back in the 1930s.

The music Fiona and Connor perform is a mix of fiery Gypsy jazz, beautiful ballads and well known classics. They released their first album “South of France” at the start of 2020 and have toured throughout New Zealand during 2021 to sell out shows.

What a concert this was with world class musicians. -The Gaiety Trust Committee." The Gaiety Trust

What a stunning combo - Fiona, as always was a vibrant and brilliant, Connor's playing was mesmerising. -Oamaru Opera House

Excellent.- Barrytown Hall

The show received a standing ovation and encore.-Picton Little Theatre

Their symphony together is incredible and you can feel the passion they have for their music when they play. It was a beautiful harmony and bewitching. The Plaza Theatre – Putaruru

The audience ABSOLUTELY loved them and stomped the theatre floor until they came back out for an encore - More of them please". 4th Wall Theatre

Violinist and composer Fiona Pears, has performed and recorded internationally over the past 15 years. She has appeared everywhere from Birmingham symphony hall and the famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club in London through to Joe’s pub in New York and the very loved Donovan’s store in Okarito.
Fiona has also been a soloist with the Liverpool Philharmonic, Christchurch Symphony and Trust Waikato Symphony orchestras.Her fiery mix of Tango and Gypsy Jazz alongside soulful ballads will keep any audience on the edge of their seats.

Guitarist Connor Hartley-Hall grew up in Akaroa. As a teenager he found a passion for improvisation and over the past 10 years has been performing in a myriad of settings.
An extraordinary master of the Gypsy Jazz style played by legends such as Django Reinhardt and Biréli Lagrène. Connor has made himself a name as one of the top guitarists in the country performing this style of music.

This year, we are celebrating the 15th Edition of the International Akaroa Music Festival. Looking back, we are proud to say that Akaroa has now made it onto the musical map, artists and students are eager to come to perform and enjoy Akaroa’s stunning atmosphere. The 2022 festival will feature some of the most beloved New Zealand artists.

Times being what they are, the Akaroa Festival tickets are. Unfortunately only available to fully vaccinated customers this year. Please bring proof of vaccination when purchasing your tickets.

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