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ASO Family Concert - Enigma

ASO Family Concert - Enigma

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  • Sun 30 Apr ’17, 2:30pm – 4:00pm


Bruce Mason Centre, Cnr Hurstmere Rd & The Promenade, Takapuna


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Related Artists:

Auckland Symphony Orchestra

Maia-dean Martin, Violin
Peter Thomas, Conductor

- Johann De Meij - The Lord of the Rings Symphony
- Pablo De Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs)
- Edward Elgar - Enigma Variations
- Arturo Marquez - Danzon No. 2

Auckland Symphony Orchestra's Free Family Concert Series returns for 2017 and we begin with 'Enigma' - a programme of contrasting characters and evocative sounds.

Starting here in Middle Earth with a symphony inspired by the Lord of the Rings, journey with us to the Cuban-inspired dance halls of Veracruz, Mexico, before being whisked away by gypsy airs. We'll be joined by 16-year-old Whangarei local, Maia-Dean Martin, who will perform the classic violin virtuosic piece, Ziguenerweisen.

At the centre of the programme is Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations. Quirky, contrasting and colourful, each variation portrays a different character inspired by friends and acquaintances of Elgar, with the final variation being a self-portrait. All the variations are tied together by an unassuming theme. However, to this day, it remains a mystery - an enigma only Elgar knows.

Donations appreciated. Doors open at 2pm.
No interval - approximately 80 minutes.

This programme is also being performed at the Auckland Town Hall on Sunday 7 May, 2:30pm.

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