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These Lands Are Ours

These Lands Are Ours

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  • Sat 26 Sep ’15, 7:30pm


Knox Church, 449 George St, Dunedin


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $20.00
  • Concession: $15.00
  • Student with ID: $10.00
  • School child: $0.00

Conductor: David Burchell
Soloist: Matthew Scadden on violin
Dunedin Youth Orchestra
City Choir Dunedin

These Lands Are Ours is a concert exploring New Zealand's national identity with music by Lilburn, Mendelssohn, Callister, Mackenzie and Elgar. The performance features Dunedin Youth Orchestra Young Musician’s Award recipient Matthew Scadden on violin and premières the 2015 work that won the Audrey Reed Composition Prize, "A Run in Ross Creek" by Merlin Callister.

Besides the winning composition the programme includes Douglas Lilburn’s "Drysdale Overture", the first movement of Felix Mendelssohn’s "Violin Concerto in E Minor", Alexander Mackenzie's "First Scottish Rhapsody", and the choir joins the orchestra for Edward Elgar’s cantata "The Banner of St George".

Mendelssohn's "Violin Concerto", composed in 1845, was well received and soon became regarded as one of the greatest violin concertos of all time. It remains popular to this day and has developed a reputation as an essential concerto for all aspiring concert violinists to master. We look forward to Matthew Scadden's solo performance with the orchestra.

Elgar’s "The Banner of St George" is a dramatic presentation for choir and orchestra of the legend of St George and the dragon, the mythology behind the English flag.

Tickets for These Lands Are Ours are general admission and will be available (cash only) from Monday 7 September:

Adult $20, Concession $15, Student with ID $10, Accompanied school aged child free

from Beggs MusicWorks, Knox Church Office (9 am to 12 pm) or phone Clare 03 476 2426
or door sales on the night

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