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LILBURN - Aotearoa Overture HINDSON - Homage to Metallica RIMSKY-KORSAKOV - Scheherazade
BEN NORTHEY conductor VESA-MATTI LEPPÄNEN violin
For 55 years, the NZSO National Youth Orchestra has provided New Zealand’s finest young musicians the opportunity to work together towards the common goal of excellence.
A fitting tribute to our young country on Waitangi Day weekend, the NZSO National Youth Orchestra performs Lilburn’s Aotearoa Overture. The unabashed optimism of this early work has an exhilarating freshness that meets its match in Homage to Metallica by Australian composer Matthew Hindson. This fantasy pays tribute to the rhythmic vivacity and virtuosic extremes of heavy metal music and reminds us of an orchestra’s sheer power whilst Rimsky-Korsakov’s luscious Scheherazade evokes the perfumed dreams of the Arabian Nights stories. Hall of the Mountain King conductor Benjamin Northey will lead the ensemble, and NZSO Concertmaster Vesa-Matti Leppänen will play alongside this generation of future musical stars.
February 7, 2014 7:00PM
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