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APO | The New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Bezuidenhout's Mozart

APO | The New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Bezuidenhout's Mozart
29 Sep 2022
7:30pm, Thursday 29 September
Kristian Bezuidenhout joins the APO for one of Mozart’s most ebullient piano concertos.
Event type: 
Music
Price: 
Tickets from $24 to $136
Venue: 
Auckland Town Hall
Address: 
303 Queen St Auckland Central AUCKLAND 1010
Region: 
Auckland

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Conductor Johannes Fritzsch
Piano Kristian Bezuidenhout

Gemma Peacocke White Horses (world premiere)
Mozart Piano Concerto No.22
Martinů Symphony No.6 ‘Fantaisies symphoniques’

It is very exciting that New Zealand composer Gemma Peacocke, currently making a name for herself in New York, is writing a new work for us. It will be followed by one of Mozart’s most ebullient piano concertos.

Martinů quotes his own music in his last symphony, and he occasionally implied there was a programme behind it. If so, it remains a mystery, as he was fairly oblique on the subject. What is unambiguous, though, is that this is a superb piece, with shadowy music giving way to exultant, rhapsodic song. If you’re yet to hear it, you’ve a real treat in store.

Written by

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

14 Sep 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.