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NZSO 2014: Wounded Hearts


Fri 27 Jun 2014, 6:30pm

Where: Michael Fowler Centre, 111 Wakefield Street, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: NZSO

Presented by New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Schumann - Manfred Overture
Prokofiev - Sinfonia Concertante
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 ‘Pathétique’

Rafael Payare - conductor
Alisa Weilerstein - cello

Concert duration: 2h

Under the baton of Sistema student and prize-winning Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare, this concert explores passion and pain. Schumann’s Manfred Overture draws us deep into Lord Byron’s dramatic world. Then we turn to the real drama of life in Stalinist Russia that so strenuously affected Prokofiev. Despite this, his Sinfonia Concertante is compelling in the hands of extraordinary cellist Alisa Weilerstein, whose youthful energy and poetic expression are captivating. The music of Mahler is fashioned on a grander scale. ‘A symphony should be like the world’, he said, ‘it must contain everything’. Certainly his First Symphony, The Titan, achieves this. In contrast, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, Pathétique, is a master class in exquisite torment where soaring melodies are unable to shake a sense of despair.

Free pre-concert talk 45 minutes prior to concert

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