Orchestra Wellington Announces Blockbuster 2019
Capital city music lovers are in for an EPIC 2019, with the
Orchestra Wellington’s programme for next year.
Music director, Marc Taddei, says it takes a word
like epic, to
accurately describe the scale of the music the orchestra is taking on.
“Every one of these works is
a monument of classical music,
introducing developments so important that the history of music is
inconceivable without them,” Taddei says.
Included on the bill are two
of the mightiest works to come out of the
cauldron of the Second World War.
From Russia, comes Shostakovich’s
eighth symphony, written during the
darkest days of the conflict, and premiered just as the tide was
beginning to turn in the Allies’ favour.
From the USA, comes Aaron
Copland’s 3rd Symphony, which includes his
ever-popular Fanfare for the Common Man.
opium-fuelled spectacular “Symphonie
with its march to the scaffold and witches Sabbath, fills out another
concert, while lovers of the music of Vienna will thrill to the
pairing of Mozart’s brilliant Jupiter Symphony, with Bruckner’s
favourite pianist, Michael Houstoun is also back
perform Samuel Barber’s piano concerto, while leader Amalia Hall takes
on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, in a concert that also includes its 20th
Century re-working by the Argentinian master of Tango, Astor Piazzolla
titled “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires”.
The orchestra also
welcomes brilliant soloist Lev Sivkov, who will
perform Samuel Barber’s cello concerto, in a concert rounded off by
the greatest music ever written to accompany visual images;
Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Amalia Hall will perform
Barber’s violin concerto in another enticing solo appearance.
Tickets for Orchestra Wellington’s EPIC Season ’19 are on sale now.