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NZ Herald Premier Series: Ehnes Plays Bruch

NZ Herald Premier Series: Ehnes Plays Bruch

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  • Thu 30 May ’19, 8:00pm – 10:00pm


Auckland Town Hall - Great Hall, 303 Queen St, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Premier: $110.00
  • A Reserve: $89.00
  • B Reserve: $69.00
  • C Reserve: $52.00

Conductor: Giordano Bellincampi
Violin: James Ehnes

Strauss: Metamorphosen
Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1
Schumann: Symphony No.3 ‘Rhenish’

The superstar violinist James Ehnes is absolutely not to be missed. His APO return with Bruch’s evergreen concerto, with its dramatic opening and spirited finale, will be a highlight of the season.

Schumann’s ‘Rhenish’ Symphony was inspired by the country of the River Rhine and by Cologne Cathedral. It was a particularly happy time in Schumann’s life, and this shines through in buoyant, ebullient music.

In contrast, Strauss’s indescribably moving tone-poem for 23 solo strings is a lament for the destruction of civilised Germany in World War II.

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