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Colourful Rhythms

The New Zealand Herald Premier Series

Concert Update: Unfortunately this concert will not go ahead as scheduled due to COVID-19 and Auckland’s ongoing Level 3 restrictions.

Further information will be available when APO staff return to work on Monday 17 August. APO and/or Ticketmaster will be in contact with ticketholders on Monday regarding ticket options. 


Conductor Giordano Bellincampi
Violin
 Liu-Yi Retallick

Kodály Dances of Galánta
Barber Violin Concerto
Copland El Salon Mexico
Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements

A feast of lively and evocative 20th century music from some of the period's best composers.

Kodály’s Dances of Galanta echoes the colourful gypsy folk culture and characteristic melodies he encountered in the small town where he spent much of his childhood. Then APO Associate Concertmaster Liu Yi Retallick takes centre stage to perform one of the loveliest works for the violin, the lyrical, autumnal concerto by Samuel Barber.

Copland’s El Salon Mexico will transport you to a colourful 1930’s dance hall in Mexico City with musical rhythms that reflect the spirit of the people there. And to finish a rare treasure from Stravinsky, dubbed his ‘war symphony’. A typically powerful work inspired by the events of WWII.

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