David Mason | NZSO Commission, World Premiere
Britten | Violin Concerto, Op. 15
Brahms | Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98
In the second of this three-night festival with Principal Conductor Gemma New, the NZSO teams up with another New Zealand-born violinist Benjamin Morrison.
A former student of Stephen Larsen and Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Benjamin made the leap overseas in 2007. He won prizes internationally before landing a permanent position with the legendary Vienna Philharmonic. Now back on home soil, he performs the Britten Violin Concerto.
Brahms’ Fourth Symphony is one of his best-loved. Tom Service, writing for The Guardian, recognised the “cathartic power” of this “despairing, troubling and astonishing symphony.”
Additional performances:Dunedin (4 November)
November 11, 2023 7:30PM
Globox Arena, Claudelands, Hamilton