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New Zealand Symphony Orchestra COMPOSER FOCUS 2

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra COMPOSER FOCUS 2

Friday 15 July at 7:00pm TOWN HALL WELLINGTON Elgar is appreciated today for the intensity of his unspoken yearnings which found expression in his more personal works such as the nostalgic Sea Pictures and 13th Variation of the Enigma. In between are the Italian kaleidoscope of In the South and the Romance for Bassoon with NZSO Principal Bassoonist Lawrence Preman Tilson.

James Judd conductor Helen Medlyn mezzo soprano Lawrence Preman Tilson bassoon

ELGAR: In the South Sea Pictures Romance for Bassoon & Orchestra Enigma Variations

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra SUB 4 - SERIES 2

Thursday 21 July at 8:00pm TOWN HALL CHRISTCHURCH Saturday 23 July at 8:00pm MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE WELLINGTON Thursday 28 July at 8:00pm FOUNDERS THEATRE HAMILTON Saturday 30 July at 8:00pm TOWN HALL AUCKLAND Mahler's beautiful Late Romantic song/symphony, based on settings of six Chinese poems, expresses the poignancy of life's brevity but also man's joy in earth's beauty and spring's return. In contrast is the mesmerising sound palette of Tan Dun, acclaimed composer of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Scored for large orchestra, Death and Fire is based on the paintings of Paul Klee and is a major highlight in the year's programme.

James Judd - Conductor Helen Medlyn - Mezzo soprano Keith Lewis - Tenor

Tan Dun: Death and Fire - Dialogue with Paul Klee Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra SUB 4 - SERIES 1 Friday 29 July at 6:30pm TOWN HALL AUCKLAND Friday 5 August at 6:30pm MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE WELLINGTON A new work by leading New Zealand composer Eve de Castro-Robinson features NZSO Principal Cellist David Chickering and leads to Richard Strauss's classical Oboe Concerto performed by Sydney Symphony's Principal Oboist Diana Doherty as the virtuosic soloist. What better way to finish than with Sibelius's popular Second Symphony famous for its stirring 'big tune' ending?

James Judd - Conductor Diana Doherty - Oboe David Chickering - Cello

De Castro Robinson: Releasing the Angel Richard Strauss: Oboe Concerto Sibelius: Symphony No 2 in D Major Op 43

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra European Tour

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Music Director James Judd will make a historic tour in August to the world-famous 2005 BBC Proms and one of Europe's most sought-after concert halls - the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. This will be followed by a tour to the World Expo in Aichi, Japan representing New Zealand. This is the largest tour outside New Zealand that the NZSO has ever undertaken, the first ever appearance by a New Zealand orchestra at the prestigious BBC Proms and will feature two of New Zealand's most prominent music ambassadors, Dame Kiri te Kanawa and Jonathan Lemalu.

Snape Maltings (16 August) BERLIOZ Le Corsaire Overture MOZART Vado, ma dove Chi sa, chi sa, quel sia Nehmt meinen Dank HARRIS Music for Jonny STRAUSS Morgen Standchen Zueignung MAHLER Symphony No 4

BBC Proms (18 August) & Concertgebouw (19 August) LILBURN Symphony No 3 MAHLER songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn SIBELIUS Symphony No 2

Aichi World Expo (22 August) MOZART Divertimento in D K 136 TAKEMITSU Nostalghia MOZART Bassoon Concerto interval GARETH FARR Naga Baba MENDELSSOHN Symphony No 4 Italian


Tuesday 23 August at 7:00pm MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE WELLINGTON Thursday 25 August at 7:00pm AURORA CENTRE CHRISTCHURCH Saturday 27 August at 7:00pm TOWN HALL AUCKLAND Always a treat - young New Zealanders join together for their annual music making under the guidance of proffessional NZSO Musicians - this concert will also star New Zealand piano sensation - John Chen

Edwin Outwater - Conductor John Chen - Piano

Glinka: Russlan and Ludmilla Overture Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 3 in C Major Op 26 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4 in F Minor Op 36.

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