Beethoven Name Day Celebration Overture
Mozart Symphony in G minor
Offenbach La Vie Parisienne Overture
Saint-Saëns The Egyptian Piano Concerto
We commence the year with our first Beethoven Overture – his Name Day Celebration – this being a ‘Happy Birthday’ song. How fitting that we play this for such a special birthday celebration – Beethoven’s 250th.
Then, Mozart’s wonderful G minor Symphony. This emotional work, so full of melodic writing of surpassing beauty, rightly deserves to be called the ‘crown’ of Mozart’s symphonies.
Offenbach’s overture to La Vie Parisienne celebrates all things Parisian. Let’s dance to the gaiety and joie de vivre of this fun work.
Finally, welcome New Zealand’s one and only Michael Houstoun to perform Saint-Saëns’ remarkable Egyptian Piano Concerto! Michael has said that this is one of his favourite concertos. How wonderful that he has chosen to perform this one final time at Manukau!
A keen traveller, Saint-Saȅns wrote this dazzling concerto while in Luxor, the sunny Egyptian city of famous temples. It is an exotic work with Javanese, Spanish and Middle-Eastern influences – a musical “sea voyage” in Saint-Saȅns’ words.
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(09) 577 3031.
Students must hold a valid student ID.
No children under 11 years allowed.
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