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Opus Orchestra: Mozart Through Russian Eyes


Fri 31 Mar 2017, 8:00pm

Where: Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Gate 2B, Knighton Rd, University of Waikato, Hamilton, Waikato

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $35.00
  • Friends of Opus/Senior: $30.00
  • Tertiary Student: $10.00
  • School children: $0.00 ($0.00)
  • Additional fees may apply

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Opus Orchestra is touring with Kiwi cello prodigy, Matthias Balzat.

Fresh off the competition circuit, Balzat took top honours as Grand Winner of the hotly-contested 50th National Concerto Competition. This adds to his already-impressive list of prestigious awards, including winning the inaugural 2016 Wallace International Cello Competition.

Balzat’s talent showed early, and he gained entry to Waikato University studying under James Tennant at just 14 years old. Balzat has been part of the Opus family for several years, so the orchestra is thrilled to celebrate his competition success by featuring him as a soloist.

The programme takes a Russian view of the Classical period, including Prokofiev’s popular “Classical” Symphony. Matthias will perform an audience favourite in Tchaikovsky’s beautifully crafted “Variations on a Rococo Theme”. Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony takes pride and place as the ‘genuine’ classical masterpiece of the evening.

Balzat is becoming a well-known name in the New Zealand music scene - come and see why!

Buy one adult admission, get one free!

Orchestras Central is selling the Entertainment Book as a fundraiser. Your purchase will not only support us, but you’ll get an immediate $30 return on your investment by using the Opus voucher to receive One complimentary adult admission on purchase of an adult admission.     

Please note, currently, the Opus voucher is only available in the Digital version of the Entertainment Book, but the new book (beginning June 2017) will also contain the deal. Maximum of one free ticket.

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