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Unwrap the Music: Beethoven


Thu 12 Aug 2010, 6:30pm

Where: Auckland Town Hall - Great Hall, 303 Queen St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Expand your enjoyment of orchestral music with Unwrap: Beethoven – an early evening concert designed to reveal some of the creative and artistic secrets behind the notes the orchestra plays.

Graham Abbott | Conductor

In Recent times Graham has become renowned for bringing the inner workings of musical masterpieces to life in an exciting way through concerts and his acclaimed radio programmes 'Keys to Music' which was hugely popular in NZ.

Beethoven | Symphony No. 7

What better subject than Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 for the APO and Abbott to explore in August?

The second movement of this lively symphony is possibly best-known to most people as an accompaniment in films and/or advertisements. But what has it got you do with an Austrian pilgrims' hymn? What are the rhythmic devices that Beethoven uses so well to engage our emotions? And why has it been described as one of the most perfect symphonies ever written?

Join Graham Abbott and the Auckland Philharmonia as they unwrap, then in the second half of the concert repackage, this stupendous piece of music in a way that provides new insights and new ways of hearing the work as much to a seasoned concert-goer as to someone who has never heard the work before.

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