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Series retains its popular appeal

Series retains its popular appeal

The final concert in the Auckland Philharmonia’s 2003 Midwinter Masterpieces series, on Saturday 30 August at the Bruce Mason Centre and Sunday 31 August at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, features an appealing line-up.

The concert, which is conducted by vibrant maestro Marc Taddei, with violinist Justine Cormack in the solo position, includes Beethoven’s lively Leonora Overture No.2; the delightfully joyful Schumann Symphony No.1; Mozart’s sunny and immediately likeable Violin Concerto No.3; and Festina lente, a short “fast slow” piece by 20th century composer Arvo Pärt.

Justine Cormack, who is regarded as “a violinist to listen to, a young New Zealand musician whose career we should watch”, was appointed Concertmaster of the Auckland Philharmonia in 2000. Both as soloist and concertmaster, she continues to impress audiences and critics with her playing: “An undoubtedly difficult score which Cormack played with expressive insight, rich tone and total conviction.” [Sunday Star-Times]

Midwinter Masterpieces has been part of the Auckland Philharmonia’s concert calendar since 1994, and continues to attract a large following. Renowned for its intimate and accessible style, the music is chosen to appeal to seasoned concertgoers and newcomers alike.

Midwinter Masterpieces, Concert #3 Saturday 30 August – 4pm, Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna Sunday 31 August – 2pm, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell

Adult tickets from $29; concessions available. For bookings phone the Auckland Philharmonia on 0800-PHILHARMONIA (0800-744 542).

Midwinter Masterpieces 2003 is supported by the Lion Foundation. The Auckland Philharmonia receives major funding from Creative New Zealand and a major grant from Auckland City.

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