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APO | The New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Star-Crossed Lovers

APO | The New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Star-Crossed Lovers
1 Dec 2022
7:30pm, Thursday 1 December
Prokofiev’s ballet is a magnificent showpiece for the orchestra to round off the season.
Event type: 
Music
Price: 
Tickets from $24 to $136
Venue: 
Auckland Town Hall
Region: 
Auckland

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Conductor Giordano Bellincampi
Violin James Ehnes

Beethoven Egmont: Overture
Bernstein Serenade
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet (selections)

Uncoiled energy from Beethoven at his most muscular introduces Bernstein’s golden Serenade, played by the incomparable violinist James Ehnes. A concerto in all but name, it is best described by its composer: ‘a series of statements in praise of love’.

Prokofiev’s ballet could be said to be a single statement of the same sentiment. Fleet-footed character pieces, brutal violence, luminous dances of helpless love: it’s a searing retelling of the story of the star-crossed lovers, and a magnificent showpiece for the orchestra to round off the season.

Written by

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

5 Jul 2022

APO is New Zealand’s designated metropolitan orchestra, serving Auckland, the country’s largest and most vibrant city, with concerts and events throughout the year.