Audio described concert: 7.30pm
Venue: Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall
Audio described tickets are available for purchase from February 2017. ABOUT THE CONCERT
Juilliard415 have established a reputation for combining youthful energy with poise, precision, and a luminous sound. 18 students of the historical performance faculty will be touring under the watchful eye of Maestro Masaaki Suzuki.
Juilliard415’s programme concentrates on Bach and Handel – the giants of the Baroque era. Expect the performance to be vibrant and profound.
THE CONCERT PROGRAMME
Audio Description involves the accessibility of the visual images of theatre, television, movies, and other art forms for people who are blind, have low vision, or who are otherwise visually impaired. It is a narration service (provided at no additional charge to the patron) that attempts to describe what the sighted person takes for granted -- those images that a person who is blind or visually impaired formerly could only experience through the whispered asides from a sighted companion.
At this concert a trained audio describer will provide a live, objective description of the visual elements of performance during pauses in the music. She uses a headset with a microphone. The narration is transmitted to audience members who are wearing an earpiece, with the earpiece attached to a pocket-sized radio receiver.
A touch tour prior to the concert will enable you to fully appreciate and visualise the stage setting, instruments and their placement on stage in relation to each other.
WHAT IS THE COST OF BOOKING AN AUDIO DESCRIBED TICKET?
Adults: $35 (best available seating)
All child, secondary student, and tertiary student tickets are $10.
Your ticket will include the following:
Word reader, braille and large print programmes available on request
HOW DO I BOOK MY TICKET?
Ring 0800 266 2378 and request an Audio Described ticket to the Auckland Juilliard 415 concert.
Laurel is your main contact person at Chamber Music New Zealand for tickets for this event, but the rest of the friendly CMNZ team will also be more than happy to help you.
If you have already purchased a ticket for this concert through Ticketmaster and wish to book for the audio description and touch tour, please ring Laurel on 0800 266 2378.
HOW DO I PAY FOR MY TICKET?
If you still need to purchase a ticket, then Laurel will take your credit card details and address over the phone and will either post your tickets to you, or you can pick them up from the Chamber Music New Zealand help desk on the night of the concert.
VENUE ACCESSIBILITY, PARKING AND TRANSPORT
The Auckland Town Hall is an accessible venue. Please visit this link for more info on arriving and getting in, car parking, bus stops and taxi services:
AUCKLAND TOWN HALL
Driving Miss Daisy
Chamber Music New Zealand are pleased to partner with Driving Miss Daisy in 2017.
Driving Miss Daisy is a companion driving service that offers friendly driving assistance to those who choose not to or do not drive. They are pleased to offer their assistance in and out of the theatre and your friendly driver is also available to accompany you to this concert, if required.
Their drivers are happy to offer shared rides to several friends/members, also sharing the cost as well!
Just call 0800 948 432, or visit their website:
Note: Driving Miss Daisy is a pre booked service and so book in advance to ensure there is a car available for you.