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NZSO - Two Great Pianists


NZSO - Two Great Pianists

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YOEL LEVI conductor with DIEDRE IRONS piano & STEPHEN KOVACEVICH piano

The NZSO welcomes the return of both Yoel Levi, Principal Guest Conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director Emeritus of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and London-based pianist Stephen Kovacevich, in a concert of music from the heart of the repertoire.

Also joining Maestro Levi will be pianist Diedre Irons, recently appointed Head of Piano Studies at Victoria University's School of Music, who has become a vital part of the New Zealand music scene.

Both these pianists are highly renowned for their interpretations of the Classical Repertoire, especially Beethoven. Of Kovacevich, the Financial Times wrote "...the pianist produced the sort of playing that now places him among the world's small number of reigning Classical masters."

This tour will visit the following cities:

Diedre Irons - piano SORCERY, SENSUALITY & SUBVERSION

Friday 18 June, MFC, Wellington 6.30pm Thursday 24 June, Regent On Broadway, Palmerston North 8pm Friday 2 July, Auckland Town Hall 6.30pm

Programme: Mussorgsky Night on the Bare Mountain Mendelssohn Piano Concerto in G minor Shostakovich Symphony No 11 'The Year 1905' (Auckland & Wellington) Schumann Symphony No 1 (Palmerston North only)

Stephen Kovacevich - piano KOVACEVICH, BEETHOVEN & THE PIANO

Friday 25 June, Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier 8pm Saturday 26 June, MFC, Wellington 8pm Thursday 1 July, Founders Theatre, Hamilton 8pm Saturday 3 July, Auckland Town Hall, 8pm

Programme: Mozart Symphony No 35 'Haffner' Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 Schumann Symphony No 1

Tickets from only $20 - available from Ticketek (TicketDirect - Palmerston North). In addition $10 Student/Senior Rush tickets are available on concert day, from box office opening time until 30 minutes before the start of the concert. Service fees will apply.

For further information, please call 0800 479674 or go to http://www.nzso.co.nz

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