Vesa-Matti Leppänen Director/Violin
Telemann Water Music, TWV 55:C3
Handel Water Music, HWV 348-350
Sense the waves crashing and the current pushing you along in these two great works from the late Baroque period.
Telemann's Water Music is an inventive orchestral suite and highly descriptive work in ten movements. You can feel the ocean's movement, mythological water deities sleeping, in love, joking, angry and, then, finally, the happy sailors at the Hamburg port. It celebrates the importance of the sea and the port and how both provided prosperity and livelihood for the city.
An evening trip up London's river Thames seems an unlikely place to debut one of Handel's most well-known pieces, but this is exactly the story behind Handel's Water Music. King George I requested that Handel write a piece of music to be performed on a barge on the Thames, as he and his aristocratic friends travelled up the river on a summer's evening in 1717. As the river Thames filled with boats and ships, Handel and his orchestra performed the masterpiece to celebrate the beauty of the river and the reign of Handel's friend.
For all enquiries and further information please contact the ICC Booking Office, 101 Esk Street, Invercargill, Phone (03) 211 1692.
A General Admission event at the Civic Theatre, 88 Tay Street, Invercargill.
Tertiary Student pricing is available and ID may be requested at time of entry so please ensure you have this with you when entering the auditorium.
Suitable for school-aged children from 5yrs to 17yrs only.
Front Stalls (all seats)
Back Stalls (all seats)
Other areas of the auditorium may be opened for ticket sales if demand requires it.
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Please contact the ICC Booking Office to purchase a wheelchair space. We recommend you book early to avoid disappointment.
Show Running Time
1 hours 30 minutes (including intermission).
Theatre doors open one hour prior to the performance start time for Box Office ticket sales (subject to availability).
Please note the promoter has enforced a lock-out period until there is a suitable break in the programme for entry, so please ensure you arrive to be seated well before show time.
The use of mobile phones for photography is permitted (no flash and on silent please).
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