Conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto
Clarinet Andreas Ottensamer
Copland Quiet City
Weber Clarinet Concerto No.1
Shostakovich Symphony No.5
Shostakovich’s most popular symphony is a two-edged work. On one hand, it’s immediately accessible, with a devastating slow movement and an exhilarating conclusion. It is also, however, an anguished hymn to the Soviet Russia which brought it forth.
In contrast is Copland’s calm, warm music for the reflective combination of trumpet, cor anglais and strings.
The clarinet, that instrument both dulcet and playful, is rarely as charming as it is in Weber’s delightful concerto. Played by Andreas Ottensamer, Principal Clarinet of the Berlin Philharmonic, this is not to be missed.
If you can't make it to the concert hall this week to see the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, you're in luck! We will be live streaming the concert for you to enjoy from the best seats in the house (your own living room)!
Pre-concert talk by Kerry Stevens at 7:15 pm in the concert chamber.
Andreas Ottensamer’s appearance is generously supported by Ikebana International Auckland Trust.