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When:

Sat 13 May 2017, 7:30pm–9:30pm

Where: Michael Fowler Centre, 111 Wakefield Street, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $60.00
  • Adult - Gold Card: $50.00
  • Child: $10.00
  • Student - With ID: $12.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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In this concert we’ll hear two geniuses announce themselves to the world, Beethoven’s rst symphony shows he had already mastered the symphonic form and even hints at how he would one day revolutionise it.

Then we have the young Stravinsky, one of the greatest composers to be launched into worldwide fame by the impresario Diaghilev. Stravinsky’s first big commission for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes signalled the birth of a revolutionary talent. Diaghilev matched Stravinsky up with a high-powered creative team to produce The Firebird: Stravinsky’s imaginative use of the orchestra matched the vivid colours of Bakst’s costumes and Golovine’s scenery, while his exciting rhythms were the perfect complement for the genius of Fokine’s bold, free choreography.

Orchestra Wellington are impresarios ourselves for this concert, bringing together well-known New Zealand composer John Elmsly and exciting young violinist, Jun Hong Loh (Gisborne International Music Competition winner), for a new work we have commissioned.

Ludwig Van Beethoven
Symphony No. 1 in C Major

John Elmsly
Violin Concerto (New Commission)
Jun Hong Loh, Violin

Grand Prize Winner
Gisborne International Music Competition 2015

Igor Stravinsky
The Firebird

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