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NZSO Listings - November/December 2003

LISTINGS - November & December 2003

Enclosed are the listings for November and December concerts for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Season 2003 and other events.




The Lion Foundation Mainland Tour 2003 with the NZSO comes to town with a programme of Classical and Romantic masterpieces. On the podium will be leading Australian conductor Nicholas Milton, as well as soloist young, internationally renowned cellist Tatjana Vassiljeva in Tchaikovsky's virtuosic Rococo Variations. The concert also includes something to delight every musical taste with symphonies by Schubert and Beethoven, and two folk-inspired Romanian Dances by Bartok.

Blenheim Marlborough Centre Sunday 2 November 7.30pm Nelson Nelson College Monday 3 November 7.30pm Westport St James Theatre Tuesday 4 November 7.30pm Queenstown Memorial Hall Wednesday 5 November 7.30pm Gore St James Picture Theatre Thursday 6 November 7.30pm Dunedin Town Hall Friday 7 November 7.30pm

Nicholas Milton conductor

Tatjana Vassilijeva cello

SCHUBERT Symphony No.5

TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7


Mozart Around the World

Guest director and violinist Gilles Apap delighted audiences last year with his fresh approach to the enjoyment of performance. He returns to lead the NZSO Chamber Orchestra on a merry dance through some more favourite classics. Don't miss it!

WELLINGTON Wellington Town Hall Saturday 1 8pm PALMERSTON NORTH Regent on Broadway Monday 3 8pm NAPIER Napier Municipal Theatre Tuesday 4 8pm TAUPO Taupo Great Lake Centre Wed 5 8pm HAMILTON Founders Theatre Thursday 6 8pm AUCKLAND Auckland Town Hall Friday 7 8pm

Gilles Apap violin

KREISLER Praeludium and Allegro

BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.3

BARTOK Romanian Dances

MOZART Violin Concerto No.3

APAP 'Mozart around the World'


WELLINGTON Saturday 22 October Te Papa 10am - 4.30pm 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 3pm there will be a free family concert that will include well-known and much loved repertoire conducted by recently appointed NZSO Associate Conductor - Hamish McKeich.



The BMW Finale Series 2003 features internationally renowned jazz performer Alan Broadbent directing the NZSO in orchestral arrangements of favourite jazz numbers including 'That old feeling', 'Stardust' and Cole Porter's famous 'Ev'rytime we say goodbye' featuring soulful jazz singer, Tierney Sutton and the Alan Broadbent Trio.

Alan Broadbent Conductor

Tierney Sutton Vocalist

The Alan Broadbent Trio

Music by Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, Hoagy Carmichal, Kurt Weill, Lionel Bart and Tommy Dorsey among others.

AUCKLAND Saturday 6 December Town Hall 8pm CHRISTCHURCH Tuesday 9 December Town Hall 8pm WELLINGTON Thursday 11 December Michael Fowler Centre 8pm

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.

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