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NZSO: Close Encounters... Of The Symphonic Kind

When:

Wed 14 Dec 2011, 6:30pm–7:30pm
Thu 15 Dec 2011, 6:30pm–7:30pm

Where: Wellington Town Hall, 111 Wakefield St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Website:

Listed by: NZSO

Free concerts!

-- Day 1: the Classical Symphony
Mozart - Symphony No. 1 Paris excerpts *
Beethoven - Symphony No. 1 excerpts *
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 excerpts ^
Mozart - The Magic Flute Overture

-- Day 2: the Romantic Era
Schubert - Symphony No. 8 Unfinished excerpts *
Wagner - Segfried Idyll
Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture

* First movement only ^ Second movement only
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Always wondered how to really listen to a symphony and get the most out of it?

In these two free concerts our very own Peter Walls will guide you through the harmonic drama of the classical symphony and into the realms of Romanticism. The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will illustrate Peter’s points at the flick of a baton in this, his final appearance as Chief Executive.

Use his musical signposts to navigate your way effortlessly through the bars. Listen out for some very familiar examples and also the two pieces that foreshadow next year’s programme.

Book your free seat by calling the NZSO on (04) 801 3862 or email encounters@nzso.co.nz.
Maximum of four tickets allowed per booking. Tickets are general admission.

Photos: Olivia Taylor

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