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Orchestra Wellington’s Zest for Life

19 June 2018

Orchestra Wellington offers you a winter escape with the music of a Bohemian summer.

Dvorak’s sunniest symphony is featured on July 7th at the Michael Fowler Centre with conductor Marc Taddei.

The Czech composer’s Sixth Symphony is a musical expression of his love for life, full of dance rhythms and folk inspired melodies.

Orchestra Wellington season’s Great and Noble theme is continued with Janácek’s Taras Bulba, loosely inspired by a novella by Gogol about a Cossack war leader.

Janácek’s dramatic score matches the intensity, if not the narrative, of Gogol’s tale of love, betrayal, and the struggle for freedom.

And in between the Bohemian rhapsodies, Wellington soloist, Jian Liu, a regular soloist with the orchestra, brings the wit and polish of Benjamin Britten’s Piano Concerto.

Liu has performed concertos by Grieg and Ravel in previous seasons with passionate, articulate, deeply expressive and wholly musical playing. He is Head of Piano Studies at the New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University, while maintaining a busy solo career.

Written in 1938, Britten’s concerto is a crowd favourite, full of sparkle and panache, with more than a hint of romantic lyricism.

Orchestra Wellington’s The Prophecy is on at the Michael Fowler Centre on Saturday the 7th of July at 7:30pm.

Marc Taddei, conductor
Jian Liu, piano

Saturday 7 July, 7.30pm
Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Janacek - Taras Bulba

Britten – Piano Concerto

Dvorak – Symphony No. 6

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