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NZSO Listings Feb - April 2004


NZSO Listings Feb - April 2004

LISTINGS - February 2004

New Zealand Sympony Orchestra

THE LION FOUNDATION HEARTLAND TOUR A programme of pure enjoyment! This 19th-century selection is a winner in every way - from the tuneful Weber Clarinet Concerto and the charm of Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream to a spontaneous and happy Beethoven symphony.

Thursday 12 February at 7:30pm HASTINGS HAWKES BAY OPERA HOUSE Friday 13 February at 7:30pm GISBORNE WAR MEMORIAL THEATRE
Saturday February 14 at 7:30pm WHAKATANE STADIUM
Sunday 15 February at 7:30pm TAUPO GREAT LAKE CENTRE
Monday February 16 at 8:00pm HAMILTON FOUNDERS THEATRE
Wednesday February 18 at 7:30pmNEW PLYMOUTH TSB SHOWPLACE

Tuomas Ollila conductor Philip Green clarinet SCHUMANN Overture, Scherzo & Finale WEBER Clarinet Concerto No 2 MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture BEETHOVEN Symphony No 2

THE WRIGHTSON TOUR WITH THE NZSO - 'MUSICAL MUSTER' Classical goes country! The NZSO performs music to delight and surprise by one of the great revolutionaries of classical music, Joseph Haydn, perfectly complemented by a Mozart piano concerto with leading Australian conductor and keyboard interpreter - Geoffrey Lancaster.

Friday 13 February 8pm CHRISTCHURCH JAMES HAY THEATRE
Saturday 14 February 8pm TIMARU THEATRE ROYAL
Sunday 15 February 8pm OAMARU OPERA HOUSE
Monday 16 February 8pm DUNEDIN GLENROY AUDITORIUM
Tuesday 17 February 8pm INVERCARGILL FIRST CHURCH
Friday 20 February 8pm WELLINGTON THE OPERA HOUSE
Saturday 21 February 8pm MARTINBOROUGH TOWN HALL

Geoffrey Lancaster conductor & fortepiano HAYDN Symphony No 26 'Lamentatione' MOZART Piano Concerto in A, K414 HAYDN Piano Concerto in D HAYDN Symphony No 48 'Maria Theresa'

LISTINGS – March 2004 Friday 26 March, 7pm

TOWN HALL WELLINGTON COMPOSER FOCUS - SCHUBERT Franz Schubert is one of the world's most loved composers. This concert offers his two most popular symphonies, the Fifth and the famous 'unfinished'. James Judd conductor Helen Medlyn mezzo soprano Roger Wilson baritone SCHUBERT Symphony No 5 Lieder orch.Max Reger 'Litanei', 'Greisengesang', 'Nacht und Traüme 'Dem Unendlichen', 'An die Musik' Symphony No 8 'Unfinished'

Subscription Season 2004 Wednesday 31 March, 8pm TOWN HALL CHRISTCHURCH James Judd conductor Margaret Medlyn soloist Music Director James Judd opens the 2004 Season with Soprano Margaret Medlyn and some of the most heart-rending music ever written. RICHARD STRAUSS Four Last Songs MAHLER Symphony No 7

LISTINGS - April 2004 Subscription Season 2004

Thursday 1 April, 8pm TOWN HALL DUNEDIN
Saturday 3 April, 8pm MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE WELLINGTON
Friday 23 April, 6.30pm TOWN HALL AUCKLAND
Music Director James Judd opens the 2004 Season with Soprano Margaret Medlyn and some of the most heart-rending music ever written. James Judd conductor Margaret Medlyn soloist RICHARD STRAUSS Four Last Songs MAHLER Symphony No 7

Friday 16 April, 6.30pm MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE WELLINGTON
Saturday 24 April, 8 pm TOWN HALL AUCKLAND
This series opens with Norway's populat and captivating 'folk tales in music' followed by the world premiere of leading NZ composer, John Psathas' piano concerto - featuring English pianist, Stephen Gosling, whose recording of Psathas' chamber music with the New Zealand String Quartet gained international acclaim when it was released in 2003.

James Judd conductor Stephen Gosling piano GRIEG Peer Gynt Suite No 1 PSATHAS Piano Concerto World premiere BRAHMS Symphony No 3

COMPOSER FOCUS

SCHUBERT Thursday 22 April, 7 pm TOWN HALL AUCKLAND
For the first time, the NZSO will bring one of the highly successful Composer Focus Wellington Series to Auckland performing music by Franz Schubert, one of the world's most loved composers. This concert offers his two most popular symphonies, the Fifth and the famous 'unfinished'. James Judd conductor Helen Medlyn mezzo soprano Roger Wilson baritone SCHUBERT Symphony No 5 Lieder orch.Max Reger 'Litanei', 'Greisengesang', 'Nacht und Traüme 'Dem Unendlichen', 'An die Musik' Symphony No 8 'Unfinished'

MADE IN NEW ZEALAND

Friday 30 April, 7pm TOWN HALL WELLINGTON
Following last year's lively and very successful introductory 'Made in NZ', the NZSO brings back Kenneth Young to show off more of New Zealand's best music. Kenneth Young conductor LILBURN A Birthday Offering CRESSWELL Of Smoke and Bickering Flame BODY Poems of Solitary Delights PRUDEN Harbour Nocturne

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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