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NZ Sympony Orchestra - Listings May - June

LISTINGS - May – June

LISTINGS - May 2004

NEW ZEALAND SYMPONY ORCHESTRA

Friday 7 May, 7pm TOWN HALL WELLINGTON COMPOSER FOCUS 2 HAYDN

Joseph Haydn was one of the great revolutionaries of classical music. Born in the Baroque era, his advances in structure melody and harmony anticipated the stormy creations of Beethoven. His music shows depth of feeling, drama, elegance and wit and his vast output rewards the listener with many delights and surprises along the way.

Geoffrey Lancaster conductor

Catherine Carby mezzo soprano

HAYDN Symphony No.100 'Military'

Trauersymphonia

Arianna a Naxos

Symphony No. 94 'Surprise'

NZSO SUBSRIPTION SERIES

Series 1

Friday 14 May, 6.30pm MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE WELLINGTON

Thursday 27 May, 8pm REGENT ON BROADWAY PALMERTSON N'TH (opening of Palmerston North subscription season)

Friday 28 May, 6.30 pm TOWN HALL AUCKLAND

A virtuosic showcase for the remarkable young violinist Hilary Hahn, introduced by an exciting Rossini overture and followed by Schubert's tour de force, his Ninth Symphony, the 'Great'.

Christian Gansch conductor

Hilary Hahn violin

ROSSINI La Cenerentola Overture

PAGANINI Violin Concerto No 1 in D

SCHUBERT Symphony No 9 'Great'

Series 2

Friday 21 May, 8pm NAPIER MUNICIPAL THEATRE HAWKE'S BAY (opening of Hawke's Bay season)

Saturday 22 May, 8pm MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE WELLINGTON

Saturday 29 May, 8.00pm TOWN HALL AUCKLAND

Two American beauties open this concert - the humble themes of Appalachian Spring and the neo-romantic Barber Violin Concerto in the hands of young American superstar Hilary Hahn, plus a' brief encounter'. What better way to top off the evening than Mozart's great Jupiter Symphony?

Christian Gansch conductor

Hilary Hahn violin

COPLAND Appalachian Spring Suite

BARBER Violin Concerto

MOZART Symphony No 41 'Jupiter'

LISTINGS - June 2004

NEW ZEALAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

NZSO SUBSRIPTION SERIES

Series 1

Friday 18 June, 6.30pm MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE WELLINGTON

Yoel Levi returns with one of the year's most dramatic programmes - two vivid Russian works separated by sorbet - Mendelssohn's highly enjoyable piano concerto. Even the gothic soundscape of one of Mussorgsky's best-known works is surpassed by the immense, unforgettable score of Shostakovich's Eleventh Symphony.

Yoel Levi conductor

Diedre Irons piano

MUSSORGSKY Night on the Bare Mountain

MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto in G Minor

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No 11 'The Year 1905'

Thursday 24 June,8pm REGENT ON BROADWAY PALMERSTON N'TH

Conductor Yoel Levi presents a concert of music from the heart of the repertoire. Mozart's delightful Haffner Symphony heralds a highly enjoyable Mendelssohn piano concerto, the gothic soundscape of Mussorgsky and the Romantic world of Robert Schumann.

Yoel Levi conductor

Diedre Irons piano

MOZART Symphony No 35 Haffner

MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto in G Minor

MUSSORGSKY Night on the Bare Mountain

SCHUMANN Symphony No 1 SERIES 2

Friday 25 June, 8pm MUNICIPAL THEATRE HAWKE'S BAY

Saturday 26 June, 8pm MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE WELLINGTON

Welcome returns from both Yoel Levi and Stephen Kovacevich in this concert of music from the heart of the repertoire. Mozart's delightful Haffner Symphony heralds the most lyrical of Beethoven's piano concertos and leads to a 'brief encounter' and then on to the Romantic world of Robert Schumann.

Yoel Levi conductor

Stephen Kovacevich piano

MOZART Symphony No 35 Haffner

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No 4 in G

SCHUMANN Symphony No 1

ENDS

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