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International Akaroa Music Festival - Akaroa Cello Summer

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  • Admission: $38.00 each ($35.00 + $3.00 fees)
  • Student: $12.00 each
  • Senior: $35.00 each ($32.00 + $3.00 fees)
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  • Sat 19 Jan 2019, 7:00pm–9:15pm


All Ages

Akaroa Cello Orchestra
Direction Alvin Wong

The first Akaroa Festival Cello Orchestra concert. Listen to favourites and make new discoveries.

Zoltán Kodály
Duo for violin and cello, Op. 7

Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Variations on a Rococo Theme

Phillip Glass
Symphony for eight

Klaus Badelt / Hans Zimmer
Pirates of the Caribbean and other highlights

The cello has always featured strongly in the International Akaroa Music Festival, and never more so than this year, when we present the inaugural concert of the Akaroa Festival Cello Orchestra, directed by acclaimed Melbourne cellist Alvin Wong. Tchaikovsky’s exquisite but fiendishly difficult Variations on a Rococo Theme will be a centrepiece in this eye-opening concert, and hearing the minimalist masterpiece ‘Symphony for Eight’ by America’s arguably most successful contemporary composer Philip Glass will be an emotionally engrossing experience. A cello-orchestra arrangement of Hans Zimmer’s famous themes from the Pirates of the Caribbean ends the concert on a note of swashbuckling fun.

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