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NZSO Listings - July - September 2004

Listings - July - September 2004

New Zealand Sympony Orchestra

Subscription Tour 3

Friday 18 June, 6.30pm MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE WELLINGTON Friday 2 July, 6.30pm TOWN HALL AUCKLAND

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 at 8.00pm 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

Friday 25 June, 8pm MUNICIPAL THEATRE HAWKE'S BAY Saturday 26 June, 8pm MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE WELLINGTON Thursday 1 July, 8pm FOUNDERS THEATRE HAMILTON Saturday 3 July, 8pm TOWN HALL AUCKLAND

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

Free pre-concert talk: Wellington: 26 June, 7.15pm, Civic Suite, Town Hall - Martin Lodge on Schumann Hamilton: 1 July, 7.15pm, Rehearsal Room, Founders Theatre - Martin Lodge on Schumann Auckland: 3 July, 7.15pm, Concert Chamber (Town Hall) - Martin Lodge on Schumann

SUBSCRIPTION SERIES 4 - presented by The National Bank

Friday 9 July, 6.30pm MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE WELLINGTON Friday 16 July, 6.30pm TOWN HALL AUCKLAND

Steven Isserlis is the perfect soloist here to explore the visual images inspired by Baudelaire's poetry in French composer Dutillerux's 'Tout un monde lointain', while Ravel's enchanting fairytale 'Mother Goose' sets the scene for Beethoven's most popular symphony.

James Judd conductor Steven Isserlis cello RAVEL Ma Mere L'Oye DUTILLEUX Tout Un Monde Lointain BEETHOVEN Symphony No 6 'Pastoral'

Thursday 15 July at 8.00pm BAYCOURT TAURANGA

One of the greatest cello concertos performed by one of the world's leading cellists, preceded by Ravel's enchanting fairy tale 'Mother Goose' and followed by Beethoven's most popular symphony.

James Judd conductor Steven Isserlis cello RAVEL Ma Mere L'Oye DVORAK Cello Concerto in B minor BEETHOVEN Symphony No 6 'Pastoral'

Saturday 17 July, 8pm TOWN HALL AUCKLAND Wednesday 21 July, 8pm TOWN HALL DUNEDIN Thursday 22 July, 8pm TOWN HALL CHRISTCHURCH Saturday 24 July, 8pm MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE WELLINGTON

One of the greatest cello concertos performed by one of the world's leading cellists is preceded by Webern's translucent arrangement of J S Bach's masterpiece. A brief encounter leads into Janacek's vivid rhapsody, Taras Bulba, about a battle, capture and execution of an historic Cossack leader

James Judd conductor Steven Isserlis cello

JS BACH arr. WEBERN Ricercare, from A Musical Offering DVORAK Cello Concerto in B Minor JANACEK Taras Bulba

AUGUST

2004 CELEBRITY SERIES

Wednesday 11 August, 8pm TOWN HALL CHRISTCHURCH

Friday 13 August, 6.30pm TOWN HALL AUCKLAND Saturday 14 August, 6.30pm MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE WELLINGTON

The NZSO is thrilled to bring to New Zealand the astonishing talent and musicianship of the young pianist, Lang Lang, who became an international star performer while still in his teens.

Edo De Waart conductor (Please note change in conductor from previous advertised material) Lang Lang piano BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No.3. (Please note change in work from previous advertised material) RACHMANINOV Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 4

NEW CONCERT NEW CONCERT NEW CONCERT Birds of Fire A Concert in association with the Festival of Japan Wellington

Friday 20 August, 7pm MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE WELLINGTON

East meets West in a colourful explosion of music that celebrates the best of both worlds. Stravinsky's dramatic Firebird is the guaranteed highlight of a concert that also features the best of contemporary Japanese and New Zealand music.

Takua Yuasa Conductor Takako Nishizaki violinist

GARETH FARR Pembukaan' BRITTEN 'Gloriana' Courtly Dances' BUTTERFLY Japanese Violin Concerto based on Japanese folk songs MAYUZUMI 'Bugaku' (Imperial Court Dance) STRAVINSKY Firebird This concert has been generously sponsored by Harbour City Florist with the support of Mrs Yoshie Itakura and Asia 2000.

NZSO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Friday 27 August, 8 pm CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL, HILL ST WELLINGTON Saturday 28 August at 8pm TOWN HALL CONCERT CHAMBERAUCKLAND Wednesday 1 September, 8pm SCHOOL OF MUSIC NELSON

Music by Bach

Donald Armstrong Director/Soloist Douglas Mews harpsichord Pepe Becker soprano

BACH Concerto for Keyboard in D Minor JS BACH Cantata No 199 'Meine Herze Schwimmt im Blut' BACH Concerto for Violin in E Major JS BACH Cantata No 202 'Weichet Nur, Betrübte Schatten' - "Wedding Cantata"

NZSO NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Tuesday 31 August, 8pm MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE WELLINGTON Thursday 2 September, 8pm TOWN HALL CHRISTCHURCH Saturday 4 September, 8pm TOWN HALL AUCKLAND

Always a great night out! New Zealand's National Youth Orchestra proves just what it can do in this enjoyable programme which showcases the orchestra and its individual talents.

Alasdair Neale conductor BERLIOZ Roman Carnival ELGAR Enigma Variations BRAHMS Symphony No 1

SEPTEMBER

SUBSCRIPTION SERIES 5 - SPONSORED BY MONTANA

Saturday 11 September, 8pm MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE WELLINGTON Saturday 18 September, 8pm TOWN HALL AUCKLAND

Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts two famous French works plus a brief encounter before the orchestra grabs everyone's attention for the work that caused a riot at its first performance and then changed the course of music forever - Stravinsky's astonishing and hypnotic Rite of Spring.

Yan Pascal Tortelier conductor DUKAS Polyeucte DEBUSSY Nocturnes STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

Wednesday 15 September, 8pm REGENT ON BROADWAY P'NORTH Thursday 16 September, 8pm FOUNDERS THEATRE HAMILTON Friday 17 September, 6.30pm TOWN HALL AUCKLAND Sunday 19 September, 8pm MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE WELLINGTON Tuesday 21 September, 8 pm TOWN HALL CHRISTCHURCH

Charismatic French conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier celebrates his long-awaited return to New Zealand with a colourful French overture, a lively Saint-Saëns concerto with star pianist Stephen Hough, and caps it off with Tchaikovsky's impassioned final symphony

Yan Pascal Tortelier conductor Stephen Hough piano BERLIOZ Les Franc-Juges - Overture SAINT SAENS Piano Concerto No 4 TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 6 'Pathétique'

2004 CELEBRITY SERIES LEMALU'S NBR HOMECOMING TOUR

Tuesday 28 September, 8pm ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre AUCKLAND Thursday 30 September, 8pm MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE WELLINGTON Saturday 2 October, 8pm TOWN HALL DUNEDIN (The Dunedin concert will be a televised event)

The NZSO celebrates the exceptional voice and star quality of New Zealand's Jonathan Lemalu, now on the threshold of the kind of career most can only dream of.

James Judd conductor Jonathan Lemalu bass-baritone Music by MOZART, MENDELSSOHN, WAGNER, VERDI and MAHLER

For ticket prices for all concerts please ring our Freephone 0800 479 674 OR CONTACT YOUR LOCAL BOOKING AGENT. All Artists and programmes are correct at time of compilation; the NZSO reserves the right to change concert details without notice.

ENDS

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