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International Akaroa Music Festival – Mostly Mozart

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  • Admission: $38.88 each ($35.00 + $3.88 fees)
  • Students: $12.30 each ($12.00 + $0.30 fees)
  • Senior: $35.80 each ($32.00 + $3.80 fees)
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  • Thu 17 Jan 2019, 7:00pm–9:15pm


All Ages

Uwe Grodd, flute
Milena Parobczy, violin
Edith Salzmann, cello
Michael Endres, piano

Charles Castleman, violin
Grace McKenzie, violin
Bryony Gibson-Cornish, viola
Oscar Woinarski, cello
Stewart Kelly, piano

Wolfgang Kraemer, recorder
Barbara Stegemann, oboe
Yuhka Nagai, violin
Ben Hoadley, bassoon
James Bush, cello
Susie Xu, harpsichord

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, KV 550
arr J N Hummel for piano quartet

Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto in g Minor for recorder, violin, oboe, bassoon and Basso continuo

Johannes Brahms
Piano Quintet in f Minor, Op. 34

The stage of the Gaiety Hall will boast a huge line-up of the country’s top musicians and acclaimed international guests in performances of three stunning masterpieces. All three are in minor keys, producing moods that are dramatic, plaintive, tragic and melancholy, yet still with brightness and optimism shining through. Mozart’s famous G-Minor symphony is played here in a rarely heard version for piano, flute, violin and cello arranged by his most famous student, Johann Nepomuk Hummel; Vivaldi’s concerto for recorder, violin, oboe and bassoon interweaves virtuosity and majesty, and showcases all the mastery for which the composer of the Four Seasons is so cherished; and Brahms’s F-Minor Piano Quintet, symphonic in grandeur and epic in intensity, is such a mighty work it is sure to leave you breathless.

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