The Kāpiti Concert Orchestra will return to Te Raukura ki Kāpiti to present their next concert on Saturday 31 July at 2pm.
The Orchestra conducted by Donald Armstrong, Associate-Concertmaster of the Zealand Symphony Orchestra, will play works by Liszt, Brahms, Beethoven and Vivaldi. Lizst's popular Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 for Orchestra was originally written as one of 19 for piano but was later adapted for Orchestra by a colleague and has become a firm concert favourite ever since. Brahms took his time writing his first symphony - about 21 years. He lived and worked under the shadow of Beethoven's legacy but following the premiere of the First Symphony in 1876 he finally emerged as a composer in his own right.
This concert also gives the Orchestra the opportunity to showcase the talents of the next generation of young musicians to a wider audience by providing two Kāpiti College students with the chance to play, rehearse and interact with a professional conductor and a large group of experienced musicians in a well-appointed and modern performance venue. Clara Satherley will perform "Summer" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Lucia Vidiella-Lopez will play the First Movement from Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.1.