Conductor Giordano Bellincampi
Piano Andrea Lam
Rossini The Thieving Magpie: Overture
Mozart Piano Concerto No.17 in G major
Brahms Symphony No.4
For Brahms, the genre of the symphony was the centre of his artistic thought, and when he wrote his fourth and final one, he poured into it everything he knew from a lifetime in music. Now stormy, now mysterious, now high-spirited: look forward to a revelatory performance in the hands of Giordano Bellincampi.
Rossini’s opera about a larcenous bird opens with this deliciously sparkling overture. Sparkle aplenty in Mozart’s concerto too (particularly with the marvellous Australian pianist Andrea Lam), but at its heart this is a deeply felt romance. Dark, absurd and oddly based on a true story – this piece is a haunting reminder of the unfair assumptions we sometimes make on people based on their social class.
Sparkle aplenty in Mozart’s concerto too, particularly with the marvellous Australian pianist Andrea Lam, but at its heart this is a deeply felt romance.
Andrea Lam’s performance is supported by the Templar Family Office
FREE ORGAN RECITAL – The Auckland Town Hall Organ Trust, in association with the APO, will present a 30-minute recital at 5.45pm prior to this concert. (Please note earlier time)
PRE-CONCERT TALK: 6:45 pm in the Concert Chamber with Amber Read
This concert will be broadcast live on RNZ Concert. To find out the frequency in your area, or to stream RNZ Concert over the internet, please visit their website here.