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Forbidden Love


Tue 16 Oct 2012, 7:30pm

Where: Napier Municipal Theatre, 119 Tennyson St, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: NZSO

Young - Dance
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D major
Bernstein - West Side Story: Symphonic Dances
Tchaikovsky - Francesca da Rimini

Miguel Harth-Bedoya - conductor
Nicola Benedetti - violin

While convalescing abroad, Tchaikovsky conceived his breathtaking Violin Concerto. The work was initially declared unplayable but has become a cornerstone of the violin repertoire and a test for any soloist. It will quicken the heart in the hands of the exceptional Nicola Benedetti.

Peruvian conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya continues to explore our landscapes and our music. In his hands, Kenneth Young’s luscious and feisty Dance will enthral.

Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances, extracted from the iconic West Side Story, continues the dance theme with music that is bold, vital and confrontationally modern. Bernstein’s score is filled with violence and passion – drama that is matched by Tchaikovsky’s Francesca da Rimini.

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