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Wellington Chamber Orchestra (WCO): April Concert


Sun 14 Apr 2013, 2:30pm

Where: St Andrews on the Terrace, 30 The Terrace, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult (online): $18.00
  • Senior/Tertiary student: $15.00
  • School student and younger: $0.00
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

Rachel Hyde conducts the orchestra with a programme of:
Beethoven Fidelio Overture
Strauss Horn Concerto No. 1 Op. 11 – soloist: Samuel Jacobs
Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
Leader: Paula Carryer

Beethoven wrote only one opera - 'Fidelio' - a true music drama full of heroic themes and equally heroic music. He wrote four overtures for the work - the three Leonore overtures as well as the Fidelio overture.

Strauss' father served for over 30 years as principal horn of the Bavarian Court orchestra, and as professor at the Munich Academy of Music. The young Richard must have learnt at his father's knee (maybe literally) the range, expressiveness and power of the French horn, and the technical tricks of its players. Strauss was aged just 19 and studying at university when he wrote this concerto for horn and orchestra, and it is one of his earliest works to keep its place in the repertoire.

Horn soloist Samuel Jacobs moved from his home town of London to take up the post of Principal horn of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in April 2012. Up until then, he was freelancing in the UK as guest Principal horn with the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestras, and had regular work with the London Symphony, London Philharmonic and BBC Symphony Orchestras.

The Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms is the last of his symphonies. The work was given its premiere in Meiningen on October 25, 1885 with Brahms himself conducting.

Online tickets: Adults: $18; Tertiary students and seniors $15; School students or younger are free.
Door sales: Adults $20; Tertiary students, Seniors, unwaged $15; School students or younger: free.

Tickets are limited by the size of the venue so prior bookings are recommended.

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