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  • Sat 14 Nov, 7:30pm – 9:45pm


BNZ Theatre at Vodafone Events Centre, 770 Great South Rd, Manukau City



Ticket Information:

  • Premium Adult: $77.33
  • Premium Senior: $67.08
  • A Reserve Adult: $58.38
  • A Reserve Senior: $52.23
  • B Reserve Adult: $46.07
  • B Reserve Senior: $39.93
  • Student / Child: $19.45

Uwe Grodd - Conductor
Andrew Joyce - Cello
Gina Sanders - Soprano
Auckland Choral

Bliss Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Beethoven Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Brahms Schicksalslied - Song of Destiny
Chris Artley Of Land and Sea

Sir Arthur Bliss wrote of his Cello Concerto; ‘I sketched out the music in the spring of 1969, and, on his acceptance, I dedicated it “to Mstislav Rostropovich with admiration and gratitude”. It is a light-hearted work and there are no problems for the listener – only for the soloist!’

We are thrilled to welcome back Andrew Joyce, Principal cellist of the NZSO, as soloist for the first performance of this colourful English concerto in Manukau.

Then it is Auckland Choral’s turn to join the MSO for Beethoven’s Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage - based on two poems by Goethe, and Brahms’ major choral work Schicksalslied – Song of Destiny. It has been said that ‘had Brahms never written anything but this one work, it would alone have sufficed to rank him with the best masters’.

Our final music offering for the year is Chris Artley’s Of Land and Sea – a major new work by this Auckland composer, renowned for his sumptuous choral writing. Scored for Soprano Solo to be sung by Gina Sanders, 4-part Choir and a full Symphony Orchestra, and commissioned by the Manukau Orchestral Society, the MSO is proud to present the premiere performance of this inspirational work based on poems by Aucklander Robina Adamson.

For a full overview of the orchestra's 2020 year season, request the 2020 brochure from:
(09) 577 3031.

Students must hold a valid student ID.
No children under 11 years allowed.
Service fees apply.
For wheelchair bookings please call 0800 BUYTIX hotline (wheelchair bookings are not available online).
Onsite Box Office opens 9am-12.30pm Monday to Friday and two hours before show start.

Entrance: Enter through Gate 1 or 2
Parking: Northern Carpark. Pay By Plate $4.00 for the first hour and 0.50 cents per hour thereafter. Payment via credit card, Vodafone text or Eftpos ONLY. No cash.

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