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Around the World in 80 Minutes

Around the World in 80 Minutes

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When:

  • Thu 27 Sep ’12, 7:30pm

Where:

Founders Theatre, 221 Tristram St, Hamilton

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ritchie - Diary of a Madman: Dedication to Shostakovich
Saint-Saëns - Piano Concerto No.5 Egyptian
Shostakovich - Symphony No.5

Andrew Litton - conductor
Stephen Hough - piano

Journey around the world with the NZSO.

Setting forth with a work from Christchurch composer Anthony Ritchie, his Diary of a Madman: Dedication to Shostakovich draws on the Russian composer’s youthful works.

Camille Saints-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No. 5 Egyptian is filled with allusions to rocking boats, croaking frogs and Nubian love songs. With filigree figures pouring forth from the soloist, Saints-Saëns’s music could be in no finer hands than those of pianist Stephen Hough. Stephen’s talents have been described as the ‘most perfect piano playing conceivable.’

Shostakovich’s epic Fifth Symphony, ‘A Soviet Artist's Practical, Creative Response to Just Criticism’, juxtaposes the naïve and the sardonic, triumph and despair, barbarism and elegiac beauty. His music declares an apparent patriotism while revealing sinister undercurrents.

Individual tickets on sale 13 January 2012. NZSO Season Tickets available now. To find out about the benefits of becoming a Season Ticket Holder please visit www.nzso.co.nz or contact NZSO Client Services - 0800 479 674.

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