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A feast of Beethoven

16 June 2004

A feast of Beethoven

It is probably true to say that today Beethoven’s music is the most frequently performed of any composer’s. People around the world continue to delight in hearing it.

On Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 July the Auckland Philharmonia under the baton of Marc Taddei presents an all-Beethoven programme in the second concert of the orchestra’s 2004 Lion Foundation Midwinter Masterpieces.

The concert features a programme designed to appeal to seasoned concertgoers and newcomers alike: Symphony No.6 (Pastoral), Namensfeier Overture, and Piano Concerto No.3 with soloist Tamas Vesmas, a well established and highly regarded musician on both the New Zealand and international stage.

Midwinter Masterpieces has been a part of the Auckland Philharmonia’s concert calendar since 1994, and has become renowned for its intimate and accessible style. Held in May, July and September, the three concerts in the 2004 Lion Foundation Midwinter Masterpieces are each performed on Saturday afternoon at the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna and repeated the following afternoon at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell.

Lion Foundation Midwinter Masterpieces, Concert #2 Saturday 3 July – 4pm, Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna Sunday 4 July – 2pm, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell Adult tickets from $29; concessions available (service fees may apply). For bookings phone the Ticketek Orchestra Hotline on (09) 307 5139.

The final concerts in the 2004 Lion Foundation Midwinter Masterpieces are on: 4 & 5 September (with conductor Steven Smith and trumpeter Viktor Kisnichenko)

The Auckland Philharmonia gratefully acknowledges the Lion Foundation, the major sponsor of this series. The Auckland Philharmonia receives major funding from Creative New Zealand and a major grant from Auckland City.


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