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New Zealand Symphony Orchestra: Christchurch 2017 Season

Live Music

A big year this year for the NZSO – their 70th – will see them make several stops in Christchurch as part of their packed 2017 programme.

Schumann & Barber
Where: Isaac Theatre Royal
When: Wednesday 21 June, 7pm

The NZSO is thrilled to welcome back world-class cellist Daniel Müller-Schott to perform Robert Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A minor. A regular on the international stage since winning the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians at the age of 15, his energetic and fearless style will ensure this achingly romantic Cello Concerto is a highlight of the 2017 season.

The programme begins with Johannes Brahms’ Tragic Overture, a turbulent, tumultuous work. Reaching beyond the limitations of language, Samuel Barber’s iconic Adagio for Strings has been played to mark the deaths of John F Kennedy, Princess Diana, and to commemorate those who died in 9/11. Barber’s natural lyricism is also found in his Symphony No. 1, where four movements are reduced down into a single continuous work.

Pianomania with Freddy Kempf
Where: Air Force Museum of New Zealand
When: Wednesday 20 September, 7pm

Multi-talented conductor and pianist Freddy Kempf returns to join the NZSO for Pianomania, a celebration of some of the best music from the piano repertoire including Handel, Chopin and Gershwin.

Travels in Italy
Where: Air Force Museum of New Zealand
When: Wednesday 11 October, 7pm

World-class viola player Antoine Tamestit joins the NZSO and Maestro James Judd on a musical tour. Berlioz’s Harold in Italy, Elgar’s In the South and Tchaikovsky’s Francesca de Rimini give audiences a taste of Italy.

For more details and ticketing, see the NZSO website.
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