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Symphony Of Sails Celebrates America’s Cup

Symphony Of Sails Celebrates America’s Cup

Three key players in the New Zealand music industry are getting behind the America’s Cup campaign on Friday night (Friday 13 September) with the launch of a new CD, Symphony of Sails at a gala concert in Auckland’s Aotea Centre.

The Auckland Philharmonia, Concert FM and Universal Music have produced a CD of classical music evoking the romance and adventure of seafarers and sailing.
Included on the CD are such works as Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, Kachaturian’s Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia (the Onedin Line theme) Offenbach’s Barcarolle and Gareth Farr’s From the Depths Sound the Great Sea Gongs.

This is a CD guaranteed to stir the emotions and put New Zealanders in the right frame of mind to enter the America’s Cup.
Friday night’s concert, based around the CD repertoire, will be performed by the Auckland Philharmonia with conductor Marc Taddei and guest artists Tina Cross and Tim Beveridge.

Radio New Zealand's Music Manager, Miles Rogers, says The Auckland Philharmonia's invitation to join in the production of this CD was irresistible.

“ This is music that stirs the emotions, music that lasts.Being released immediately prior to the Louis Vuitton Cup races, it should add immeasurably both to New Zealanders' excitement throughout the whole America’s Cup challenge, and to the memories that will linger."

In it's national role, Concert FM broadcasts Auckland Philharmonia concerts throughout the country. Concert FM has previously had a successful partnership with Universal Music in the release of two CDs with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra - Beauty Spot I and Beauty Spot II.


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