Tecwyn Evans – conductor James Egglestone – tenor
EDWARDS - Symphony No.1 Da Pacem Domine BLAKE - Till Human Voices Wake Us ELGAR - Enigma Variations Op. 36
We begin the concert with a salute across the Tasman to our closest allies. Australian composer Ross Edwards’ Symphony No.1 Da Pacem Domine speaks of the fragility of peace.
Till Human Voices Wake Us was composed for orchestra and tenor by the prominent New Zealand composer and NZSO Chief Executive Christopher Blake. This work is a passionate plea for peace. The title of the work is taken from a line of T.S. Elliot’s poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and the work also uses text from We Will Not Cease, the epic record of New Zealander Archibald Baxter’s brutal treatment as a conscientious objector during World War One.
Comfort is found in Elgar’s Enigma Variations. This work established Elgar’s reputation and is a sincere expression of friendship and love – the very basis of our own Anzac spirit.
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April 24, 2013 5:30PM
Michael Fowler Centre
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