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Season Tickets On Sale For 2010 New Zealand International Arts Festival

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Season Tickets On Sale For 2010 New Zealand International Arts Festival

Season Tickets for the 2010 New Zealand International Arts Festival are now on sale for dedicated arts enthusiasts to secure priority seats to the hottest tickets of the Festival.

The 2010 New Zealand International Arts Festival takes place in Wellington from 26 February to 21 March and artistic director Lissa Twomey promises the Festival will offer a wealth of experiences in performing and visual arts. "We're bringing the best possible works and the best artists to New Zealand to connect with, engage and entertain the widest possible audiences," Ms Twomey says.

Ms Twomey has given a sneak preview of the programme for the 2010 Festival, announcing four acts: world-renowned Russian conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy will lead the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and some of the world's finest soloists for an epic performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No 8 'Symphony of a Thousand'; Latvia's innovative New Riga Theatre will perform a season of The Sound of Silence - a play without words set to the soundtrack of Simon and Garfunkel; French dance company Compagnie Montalvo-Hervieu makes its first visit to New Zealand with Good Morning, Mr. Gershwin; while leading British writer, historian and television presenter Simon Schama headlines New Zealand Post Writers and Readers Week.

Season Tickets for the Festival offer the opportunity to secure seats during a preferential booking period from 4-10 November. Two types of Season Tickets are available: The Premier for $930 which gives A Reserve seats for 10 different Festival events or Lite for $480 which gives B Reserve seats for six different Festival events.

Season Ticket holders are also able to purchase a companion ticket to each or any of the chosen events at the Friends' reduced price, and receive complimentary Friends of the Festival membership. A 2010 Special Friend option is also available for $2000 which includes a Premier Season Ticket and all Season Ticket and Friends' benefits as well as acknowledgement in the Festival programme, on the website and in Friends' newsletters, and two complimentary tickets to the Friends' sponsored Festival event.

Friends memberships are also now open for the Festival and available for $65 for single membership or $120 for double. Friends of the Festival receive a special reduced Friends' price for tickets to most Festival events, the opportunity to book tickets ahead of the general public from 11-17 November, a regular newsletter and specialised Friends' tours. Season Tickets and Friends of the Festival memberships can be purchased online at www.nzfestival.nzpost.co.nz.

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