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Out Of This World


Thu 16 Apr 2015, 8:00pm

Where: Auckland Town Hall - Great Hall, 303 Queen St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages


Eckehard Stier Conductor
Nicolas Altstaedt Cello

J.S. Bach - Overture from D Major Suite, BWV 1068
Dutilleux - Tout un monde lointain, Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5

Bach’s majestic overture begins this concert with a dazzle of trumpets and drums.

Returning to the APO, cellist Nicolas Altstaedt performs Henri Dutilleux’s luminous concerto. Its title (“A whole distant world”) is a quotation from Charles Baudelaire, whose poetry inspired the concerto; Dutilleux inscribed each movement with a line from Baudelaire. But it’s also an apt description of this dreamy, otherworldly music.

Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No.5 is a tremendous orchestral showpiece – on the surface. Written at the height of the Stalinist Terror, this deeply ambiguous piece masks profound tragedy with blazing musical fireworks.

Public tickets for this concert go on sale on Monday 19 January.

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