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NZSO National Youth Orchestra

NZSO National Youth Orchestra

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When:

  • Sat 8 Sep ’12, 6:30pm

Where:

Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington, Christchurch

Restrictions:

All Ages

Website:

NZSO

Principal sponsors:
Adam Foundation & Infratil

Conductor: Wyn Davies
Featuring: New Zealand Youth Choir

Morag Atchison: soprano
Kate Spence: mezzo-soprano
Thomas Atkins: tenor
Moses Mackay: bass

Programme:
Alex Taylor - feel (world premiere)
Michael Tippett - A Child of Our Time

These two groups of young musicians, around 130 in total, will perform Michael Tippett’s A Child of Our Time, one of the 20th-century’s outstanding works. Inspired by the 1938 Kristallnacht pogrom against the Jews in Nazi Germany, the work includes settings of American spirituals which provide a familiar context for this moving secular oratorio.

Come, see and hear the NZSO National Youth Orchestra and the New Zealand Youth Choir and experience the Sound of Tomorrow!

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The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is committed to the development of New Zealand’s young orchestral musicians through the NZSO National Youth Orchestra. Since its inception in 1959, the National Youth Orchestra has provided a unique opportunity for the country’s most gifted young performers to learn from artists of international repute and play exciting and challenging repertoire.

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