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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice - Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra


Thu 30 Mar 2017, 8:00pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages


Conductor: Hamish McKeich
Harpsichord Mahan Esfahani

- Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
- Poulenc Concerto champêtre
- Bizet L’arlésienne: Suites (selections)
- Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

A très chic concert. Coolly elegant, Ravel’s suite is an homage to the golden age of Versailles, and particularly to Louis XIV’s court composer François Couperin.

Another nod to the past is Poulenc’s glittering concerto for an instrument which was only then being rediscovered. It is played by the hottest harpsichordist of the moment, Mahan Esfahani, who gave the first ever harpsichord recital at the BBC Proms in 2011.

Bizet’s rustic picture of the South of France is followed by Dukas’ witty story of the apprentice wizard who knew how to start labour-saving magic… but, disastrously, not how to stop it.

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