A Summer of Synthony

Imagine the biggest global dance tracks of all time, performed by a full 60-piece orchestra, DJs and vocalists, with an incredible laser light show … this is Synthony.

It was one of the highlights of summer and is back at the Bowl of Brooklands on 5th February 2022.

New Plymouth is one of four cities to host the orchestral rave this summer, the others being the obvious ones of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch with their large population bases.

“New Plymouth was the easiest return for us in 2022,” says Managing Director of Duco Events, David Higgins.

“After the stellar outdoor debut of SYNTHONY last summer, it was clear that it was born to feature at the Bowl of Brooklands. From the atmosphere, to the local support, this venue showcased SYNTHONY in a great way for our fans and gave them the opportunity to see a different show entirely to an arena show, all in one season.”

Further emphasizing Higgins’ comments, The Bowl of Brooklands has just been named New Zealand’s Best Big Venue.

The 2022 performance will be an entirely fresh show, thanks to brand new music director Dick Johnson. 

There will be some incredible new songs as well as a few classics, plus a People’s Choice Award gives fans the opportunity to select the song they most want to see. Keep an eye on SYNTHONY social media pages for details.

Ryan Youens is the Orchestral Director, writing all of the music from scratch. He leads the show on the night and is one of the leading members of New Zealand’s Orchestra industry. 

Artists are carefully selected from across the country to perform the songs with an unbelievable lighting show from the team at Negative Space.

“We are lucky enough to work with a wide range of professionals that are talented enough to pull together the SYNTHONY show in fairly short window of time,” says Higgins.

“Our artists have been rehearsing with our music directors for some time now, and the orchestras have closed rehearsals to ensure they deliver the best possible show. The dress rehearsal is the only one with the full cast. Everyone is so in sync that they manage to get into the groove over the span of one full rehearsal.”

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