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NZ Herald Premier Series: Reimagined

NZ Herald Premier Series: Reimagined

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  • Thu 8 Aug ’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: Tung Chieh Chuang
Pipa: Wu Man

Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite
Harrison: Pipa Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No.1

To hear an unfamiliar instrument is a revelation, but doubly so when its unexpected depths are revealed by a virtuoso. Wu Man is the preeminent player of the pipa, a Chinese lute, with five Grammy nominations to her name. The American composer Lou Harrison, a lifelong devotee of Asian music, wrote this fabulously eclectic concerto for her.

Shostakovich’s First Symphony is a madcap piece that instantly propelled its 19-year-old composer onto the world stage.

Stravinsky reached back to the past with Pulcinella, reinventing 18th-century music in what can only be called an exceedingly Stravinskyian way.

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