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Magnificent Mozart - North Island Tour

Magnificent Mozart - North Island Tour

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  • Sat 19 Oct ’13, 7:30pm


Regent on Broadway, 53 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North Show map


All Ages



Nicholas McGegan - conductor
Bridget Douglas - flute
Carolyn Mills - harp

Mozart - Serenade in G major Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart - Concerto for Flute and Harp
Mozart - Idomeneo: Ballet Music - Chaconne
Mozart - Symphony No. 41 'Jupiter'

Jupiter was the Ancient Roman King of the gods and it is fitting that Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 is named for this most powerful deity. The Jupiter was his last work in the symphony form and achieves an apotheosis of triumph, mastery and joy. The story of Idomeneo also comes from Antiquity and in the ballet music Mozart wrote for this opera he pays tribute to the great French composer, Christoph Willibald Gluck. The youthful Concerto for Flute and Harp was composed for the Duc de Guines, a flautist, and his accomplished harp-playing daughter, and is a lyrical gem in the repertoire. Of course, a concert dedicated to Mozart would not be complete without a little night music. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik is perhaps his most well-known work, and despite its familiarity, still has a freshness and sparkle that never fails to charm.

In this concert we are proud to share with you the stunning talents of NZSO Principal Flautist Bridget Douglas and Principal Harpist Carolyn Mills. Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp allows the virtuosity of these two soloists to be heard in full flight. The orchestra is given ample opportunity to delight in the dramatics of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and to employ the complete palate of baroque colours as they dance through the Chaconne from the Idomeneo ballet music. Leave this concert swept up by the grandeur of the ‘Jupiter’ Symphony, and confirm once again the brilliance of Mozart, especially when conducted with such renowned early music specialist Nicholas McGegan.

In association with Pub Charity

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