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NZSO Listings -September-November 2005

13 July 2005

NZSO LISTINGS-: September-November 2005

Enclosed are the listings for September to November (incl.) concerts for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Season 2005 and other events. Should you require further information or pictures of upcoming events please contact NZSO Publicist, Hannah Evans on (04) 801 3833/ (021) 745 290 or hannahe@nzso.co.nz Alternatively please register in the press area of the NZSO website: www.nzso.co.nz

NEW ZEALAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

SUBSCRIPTION SEASON 5, SERIES 1 Dylan Lardelli's Tumbu featuring NZSO Co-Principal Clarinettist Patrick Barry precedes Joseph Kalichstein's NZSO debut in Chopin's First Piano Concerto, which sold out at its first performance in 1830 and has charmed audiences ever since.

It's the perfect entrée to Matthias Bamert's rendition of Brahms's richly expressive Symphony No.1, once nicknamed 'Beethoven's Tenth', and which confirmed his status as a master composer.

Friday 23 September at 6:30pm MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE WELLINGTON Wednesday 28 September at 8:00pm REGENT ON BROADWAY P'NORTH Thursday 29 September at 8:00pm MUNICIPAL THEATRE NAPIER Friday 30 September at 6:30pm TOWN HALL AUCKLAND

Matthias Bamert - Conductor Joseph Kalichstein - Piano Patrick Barry - Clarinet

Dylan Lardelli: Tumbu Chopin: Piano Concerto No 2 in F Minor Op 21 Brahms: Symphony No 1 in C Minor Op 68

SUBSCRIPTION SEASON 5 - SERIES 2 One of music's most dramatic introductions opens this concert - Richard Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra, used to great effect in Stanley Kubrick's movie 2001. NZ composer John Elmsly's Response'with NZSO Principal Flutist Bridget Douglas as soloist follows, and guest soloist Joseph Kalichstein plays Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto. Ravel's La Valse from the hedonistic world of the Viennese ballroom is the perfect finish.

Saturday 24 September at 8:00pm MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE WELLINGTON Saturday 1 October at 8:00pm TOWN HALL AUCKLAND

Matthias Bamert - Conductor Joseph Kalichstein - Piano Bridget Douglas - Flute

Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra Op 30 Elmsly: Response Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 2 in B-flat Op19 Ravel: La Valse

LION FOUNDATION MAINLAND TOUR 2005 Visiting guest conductor Ramon Gamba presents a concert of great variety from the nostalgia of the opening Folk Songs and charm of Mozart's concerto and Weber's delectable Hungarian piece - performed here by NZSO Principal Bassoonist Lawrence Preman Tilson - to the fizzy exuberance of Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony. And there's an appealing surprise in NZ composer Ross Harris's Song for Jonny!

Monday 10 October at 7:30pm TOWN HALL DUNEDIN Tuesday 11 October at 7:30pm OPERA HOUSE OAMARU Wednesday 12 October at 7:30pm ST JAMES THEATRE GORE Thursday 13 October at 7:30pm CIVIC THEATRE INVERCARGILL Friday 14 October at 7:30pm EVENTS CENTRE QUEENSTOWN Saturday 15 October at 7:30pm LAKE WANAKA CENTRE WANAKA

Rumon Gamba - Conductor Lawrence Preman Tilson - Bassoon

Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major K 191 Weber: Andante and Rondo Ungarese Op 35 Harris: Music for Jonny Mendelssohn: Symphony No 4 'Italian' Op.90 NZSO THE WRIGHTSON TOUR A concert full of melody! Mozart's Clarinet Concerto is an audience favourite; the Siegfried Idyll is an exquisite poem for orchestra; David Farquhar's Ring Round the Moon has become a New Zealand classic; and it's all topped off by a light-hearted French theatre-piece by Jacques Ibert.

Monday 10 October at 7:30pm TOWN HALL MASTERTON Tuesday 11 October at 7:30pm PRINCE EDWARD AUDITORIUM WANGANUI Wednesday 12 October at 7:30pm TSB SHOWPLACE NEW PLYMOUTH Thursday 13 October at 7:30pm WAITOMO ARTS CENTRE TE KUITI Friday 14 October at 7:30pm PLAZA THEATRE PUTARURA

Kenneth Young - Conductor Philip Green - Clarinet

Farquhar: Dance Suite from Ring Round the Moon Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A Major K 622 Wagner: Siegfried Idyll Ibert: Divertissement

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra SUBSCRIPTION SERIES 6 - SERIES 2 What an opening from first-time visitor Hannu Lintu! John Adams's Fast Ride, with its pulsations and repetitions, will have you on your toes ready to appreciate the complete contrast that comes with the rich melodies of Brahms's magnificent violin concerto performed by Cho-Liang Lin on his welcome return visit, followed by the heartbreaking emotion of Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony.

Thursday 3 November at 8:00pm FOUNDERS THEATRE HAMILTON Saturday 5 November at 8:00pm TOWN HALL AUCKLAND Wednesday 9 November at 8:00pm TOWN HALL CHRISTCHURCH Saturday 12 November at 8:00pm MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE WELLINGTON

Hannu Lintu - Conductor Cho-Liang Lin - Violin

John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major Op 77 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5 in E Minor Op 64

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra SUBSCRIPTION SERIES 6 - SERIES 1

Extra-musical inspiration informs this fascinating line-up presented by first-time guest conductor Hannu Lintu. The sound colours of Schoenberg's influential Five Orchestral Pieces have parallels with Expressionist painting, while Bernstein's Serenade, "a series of related statements in praise of love", was inspired by Plato' s Symposium, and the final orchestral work of the ever-Romantic Rachmaninov confirms his lifelong fascination with rich ecclesiastical chants.

Friday 28 October at 6:30pm MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE WELLINGTON Friday 4 November at 6:30pm TOWN HALL AUCKLAND

Hannu Lintu - Conductor Cho-Liang Lin - Violin

Schoenberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra Op 16 1949 version Bernstein: Serenade Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra COMPOSER FOCUS 3 RAVEL Everybody's wish list for a programme of Ravel's music! Living in Paris but forever drawn to the warmth and exotica of the South, Ravel poured colour, rhythm and dazzling orchestration into his music from the Spanish Alborada and percussive Concerto for the Left Hand to the French Valses and exquisite Daphnis and Chloe. And of course, there's Boléro.

Friday 25 November at 7:00pm TOWN HALL WELLINGTON

Michael Christie - Conductor Michael Houstoun - Piano

Ravel: Alborada del gracioso Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand Ravel: Bolero Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe Suite No 2

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