29 Jul 2018

The Phoenix Foundation meet the NZSO

From Standing Room Only, 12:45 pm on 29 July 2018

After more than a year in the making, The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is about to wish popular Wellington band the Phoenix Foundation a happy 20th anniversary with one of the biggest gigs they've ever played. The Orchestra and the band are about to perform new arrangements of the Phoenix Foundation's greatest hits - plus two brand new tracks from their next album, NZSO Associate Conductor Hamish McKeich has been down this road before with acts including Split Enz, Salmonella Dub and Little Bushman, but it's all very new for the Phoenix Foundation. Lynn Freeman spoke to founding member Luke Buda and to Hamish, asking him what it takes to be a band that can handle the NZSO treatment: The NZSO and the Phoenix Foundaton - Celebrate! starts its tour on Thursday in Wellington before heading to Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin.