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NZSO 2014: Bold Worlds - Pictures at an Exhibition


Wed 15 Oct 2014, 7:00pm

Where: Dunedin Town Hall, Moray Place, Dunedin, Otago

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: NZSO

Presented by New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
In association with New Zealand Listener

Janácek - Sinfonietta
Dean - Trumpet Concerto Dramatis Personae
Mussorgsky (arr. Ravel) - Pictures at an Exhibition

Dima Slobodeniouk - conductor
Håkan Hardenberger - trumpet

Concert duration: 1h34

Pictures at an Exhibition is a deeply personal work, composed in memory of Mussorsgky’s friend and painter Victor Hartmann. Our guest conductor Dmitri Slobodeniouk will revel in the composer’s bold musical language, where bright resplendent colours are woven together into rich and sonorous harmonies. His supreme musicianship will be sure to bring this music alive. Introducing the concert is Janácek’s brilliant Sinfonietta. A true ‘original’, Janácek’s music is vivid and on a grand scale, with brash brass sonorities and quirky woodwind tunes that amuse and entrance. Such bold brass timbres also take centre stage in Australian composer Brett Dean’s Trumpet Concerto, newly commissioned by virtuoso trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger, who we are thrilled to welcome back to perform with us.

Free pre-concert talk 45 minutes prior to concert.

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