Dramatic Skies 3: Cirrus
Schubert: Sonatensatz, D. 28
Clement: shifting states
Panufnik: Piano Trio Op. 1
Whitehead: tba (new commission)
Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9
Cirrus sweeps us towards the heights of Schubert's musical charm, shifting us into Rachel Clement's glassmaking-inspired sound world. Panufnik takes us through passionate mood changes and luscious melodies reminiscent of the late French Romantics; we are then transported into the nebulous glow of Aotearoa's clouds in our new commission by Dame Gillian Whitehead.
Rachmaninoff's masterpiece reflects on the huge journey of the whole series and brings the year to a dramatic close with a sense of pathos and heightened emotion.
Duration 1.5 hours, plus interval followed by complimentary refreshments in the lounge.