Rediscover the magnificence of music in a concert that showcases some of the most beloved works in the repertoire. Beethoven’s glorious Seventh Symphony was composed in the aftermath of the Napoleonic wars, and was first performed to benefit wounded soldiers. Filled with dancing rhythms and a driving, forward momentum that will sweep you up in the fervour of wild festivities, Beethoven’s Seventh is, as Richard Wagner once enthused, “the Apotheosis of the Dance itself”.
Inspired by a visit to Vienna, Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 is another landmark composition. Bathed in sunny tonalities, this youthful masterpiece captures the delight, elegance and operatic drama that make Mozart’s music so inviting.
J. S. Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins provides a rare opportunity to experience the breadth of excellence of NZSO Music Director Pietari Inkinen as he takes on the role of violin soloist, playing alongside talented NZSO Concertmaster Vesa-Matti Leppänen. Performing together in one of Bach’s most well-known works, their contrapuntal violin lines will create music that is filled with beauty and wonder.