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NZSO September Listings

Following are the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's Season 2001 and other concert listings for September.

2001 NZSO NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA For the first time the NYO will perform both in Auckland and Wellington with 2000 Young Musician of the Year semi finalist, Justin Bird and internationally renowned Maestro Lutz Koehler.

AUG Friday 31, 7.30pm, Michael Fowler Centre WELLINGTON

SEPT Sunday 2, 7.30pm, Aotea Centre AUCKLAND

Lutz Koehler - Conductor

Justin Bird - Piano

Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture

Chopin: Variations on "La ci darem la mano"

R.Strauss: Don Juan

Prokofiev: Symphony No 5

NEW ZEALAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Great Orchestra Concert Season 2001

The majestic sweep and unforgettable melodies of Brahms's big First Piano Concerto.

SEPT Saturday 1, 8pm, Auckland Town Hall AUCKLAND*

SEPT Saturday 8, 8pm, Michael Fowler Centre WELLINGTON*

Yoel Levi conductor

Bruno Leonardo Gelber piano

SIBELIUS Symphony No 1

BRAHMS Piano Concerto No 1

*WELLINGTON Pre-concert talk 7.15pm Ilott Concert Chamber

*AUCKLAND Pre-concert talk 7.15pm Concert Chamber

Great Classics Concert Season 2001

As emotional as music can be, plus a 75th birthday wish to NZ's Edwin Carr.

SEPT Friday 28, 6.30pm, Michael Fowler Centre WELLINGTON

Matthias Bamert conductor

Richard Mapp piano

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 6 'Pathétique'

EDWIN CARR Concerto Ballabile (NZSO Commission, world premiere)

STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite (1919)

NEW ZEALAND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Stravinsky's soldier sells his soul to the Devil, 'Dead Elvis' sells out for wealth and fame, plus cabaret, and a new work from David Downes.

SEPT Wednesday 12, 8.00pm, Opera House WELLINGTON

SEPT Thursday 13, 8.00pm, Founders Theatre HAMILTON

SEPT Friday 14, 8pm, Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber AUCKLAND

Marc Decio Taddei conductor

David Armstrong stage director

Rima Te Wiata soloist/narrator

Jemaine Clement devil

Taika Cohen soldier

Sonya Behrnes Dancer from TRNZB soloist 'Elvis and the Devil'

DAVID DOWNES (NZCO Commission)

MICHAEL DAUGHERTY Dead Elvis

CABARET SONGS with Rima Te Wiata

STRAVINSKY A Soldier's Tale (staged performance)

NEW ZEALAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA EDUCATION

SEPT Saturday 22, 10am-5pm, Te Papa WELLINGTON

Experience a full day of educational and musical entertainment, introducing you to the workings of a professional orchestra and the individuals within it. Each section of the orchestra (woodwind, brass, strings, percussion etc) will present mini-demonstrations of their role in their sections of the orchestra, and how their instruments work. The demonstrations are informative and fun, explaining the instruments in everyday terms; a wind player might demonstrate how a French Horn produces pitch by blowing on a piece of garden hose and invite an audience member to reproduce these special sounds. There is also the opportunity to meet and question players individually.

At 3.30pm there will be a free family that will include well-known and much loved repertoire

For ticket prices for all concerts please ring our Freephone 0800 479 674 All Artists and programmes are correct at time of compilation; the NZSO reserves the right to change concert details without notice.

- For further information, pictures or interviews, please contact NZSO publicist Hannah Evans on (04) 801 3833 or hannahe@nzso.co.nz.

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