Vincent Hardaker: Conductor
Tessa Romano: Mezzo-Soprano
Mozart: Serenade No.12
Elgar: Serenade for Strings
Copland: Eight poems of Emily Dickinson
Schubert: Symphony No. 6
Vincent Hardaker, NZ’s inaugural Assistant Conductor, has a full 2021 schedule, conducting several concerts with the Auckland Philharmonia, Christchurch Symphony and DSO. Making her DSO dèbut is Tessa Romano, the University’s Voice Lecturer. An enthusiastic performer of new and contemporary music, she will perform Aaron Copland’s setting of eight poems by pre-eminent American poet Emily Dickinson. The subjects that captured Copland’s interest range widely – nature, the solace of love, faith and doubt, death – all conveyed through Copland’s catchy and direct style.
Mozart’s charming and elegant ‘Serenade’ will showcase the talents of the DSO’s woodwind and brass. Then the DSO’s strings will be to the fore in Elgar’s ‘Serenade’, a work which Elgar considered his favourite. The full orchestra comes together for the final work in the programme, Schubert’s joyful, lyrical and energetic Symphony No. 6