Preview

When

Friday 19 July 2019

Where

Claudelands Arena
Cnr Brookyn Rd & Heaphy Tce
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Cost and Booking

Tickets can be purchased online
or at Hamilton i-SITE

Website

https://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/Show.aspx?sh=MATAURA19

Carlos Kalmar Conductor
Steven Osborne Piano

Mendelssohn The Hebrides Overture, Op. 26
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Michael Norris Mātauranga
Mozart Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504

Mātauranga, by Wellington-based Michael Norris, was commissioned as part of the NZSO Cook’s Landfall Series to mark 250 years since the first encounters between Māori and Europeans at Captain Cook’s first landfall.

Beethoven’s revolutionary Piano Concerto No. 4 starts with just the piano – a first. A beautiful slow second movement contrasts loud spiky strings with a soft, smooth piano melody that segues into a scintillating finale.

Mendelssohn’s famous Hebrides Overture was inspired by his visit to Fingal’s Cave, on the Scottish island of Staffa.

Mozart’s Prague Symphony premiered in Prague during the composer’s first visit there. The Bohemian wind players were famous throughout Europe, which might explain the symphony’s lavish use of wind instruments.