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Tianyi Lu Conducts Firebird

The New Zealand Herald Premier Series

Conductor Tianyi Lu
Piano Javier Perianes

Salina Fisher Tupaia
Falla
Nights in the Gardens of Spain
L. Boulanger
D’un matin de printemps
L. Boulanger
D’un soir triste
Stravinsky
The Firebird: Suite (1919)

A fond welcome back to a member of the APO family, Tianyi Lu – another winner of the Sir Georg Solti International Conductors’ Competition.

Salina Fisher’s imagination was fired by the famous ‘Chart of Islands’ drawn by Tupaia, the Polynesian master navigator, while he was sailing with James Cook on the Endeavour.

The prodigiously talented French composer Lili Boulanger died, tragically, at only 24, but left behind this diptych: a fresh and breezy celebration of spring, and the much more introspective work which was to be her last.

Spanish pianist Javier Perianes joins us for Falla’s gorgeous nocturnal study, and Stravinsky’s sumptuous fairytale ballet rounds off the evening.

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