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NZSO Lunch Date


Fri 19 Apr 2013, 12:30pm–1:30pm

Where: Michael Fowler Centre, 111 Wakefield Street, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: NZSO

General Admission - No ticket required - Doors open 12noon

Hamish McKeich - Conductor

Verdi - La Forza del Destino Overture
Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 ‘Italian’, Op. 90 (first movement)
Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana ‘Intermezzo’
Respighi - The Birds: The Hen
Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia Overture
Rossini - William Tell Overture

Tune out of work and tune into a relaxing set menu with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in NZSO Lunch Date.

Last year’s Lunch Dates were so successful that we decided to continue the tradition, this time serving you a musical feast from Italy.

In less than an hour your national orchestra offers you an orchestral antipasto featuring six palatable works by composers Verdi, Mendelssohn, Mascagni, Respighi, and the finale – Rossini’s famous William Tell Overture.

Stay for a musical snack, or indulge in the full banquet. You are welcome to bring your lunch, a date, a friend, or feast alone.

Toast your national orchestra with New Zealand conductor Hamish McKeich and begin your musical feast with Verdi’s La Forza del Destino Overture, popularised recently in the Stella Artois beer advertisements.

Enjoy your first course, or primo, of Mendelssohn’s ‘Italian’ Symphony No. 4 then delve into the main course, or secondo, of Mascagni’s ‘Intermezzo’ from his much loved opera Cavalleria Rusticana. Enjoy a side dish, or contorno, of Respighi’s The Hen, the third movement from his suite The Birds, and dust off your lunch date with two flavoursome works by Rossini. For dessert, or dolce, indulge in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville Overture and ease your digestion of this musical feast with his entire William Tell Overture – the perfect digestivo. Buon appetito!

Unwind from a busy morning at the office and have a date with the NZSO. First in, first served!

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