Preview

When

Friday 21 May 2021 7:30 PM - Friday 21 May 2021

Where

Claudelands Arena
Cnr Heaphy & Boundary Roads
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Tickets can be purchased online
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https://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/Show.aspx?sh=FANTASTI21

Dunedin-born conductor Holly Mathieson returns to Aotearoa for her debut performance with the NZSO. Mathieson worked as conducting assistant to Christoph von Dohnanyi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Marin Alsop, before being appointed as Music Director of Symphony Nova Scotia.

Mathieson presents a programme of dreams. Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu frequently drew influences from outside classical music. Dreamtime is inspired by the Australian Aborigine concept of a mythical time before humans when Ancestral Spirits walked the earth. Likewise, NZ composer Dorothy Ker explores primordial dreams in The Third Dream, the work "build[ing] organically from delicate stirrings to a physicality of volcanic intensity."

Hector Berlioz's fertile imagination bursts forth in his epic Symphonie Fantastique. Famously depicting the fevered dreams of an opium eating artist, the work takes you on a hallucinatory journey through passionate fantasies, a wild masked ball, and at last to the artist’s descent into the hell of a witches’ Sabbath.

Tōru Takemitsu Dreamtime
Dorothy Ker The Third Dream
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique