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Orchestra Wellington - Houstoun and Debussy

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When:

  • Fri 7 Jul, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Where:

Michael Fowler Centre, 111 Wakefield St, Wellington Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $60.00
  • Adult-Goldcard: $50.00
  • Child: $10.00
  • Student (w/ID): $12.00

Diaghilev’s magic touches this concert too, in the form of Debussy’s commission for the Ballets Russes: Jeux.

Premiering within two weeks of The Rite of Spring, and likewise scored for a huge orchestra, this was Debussy’s final masterpiece for orchestra and was one of the most in mental scores of the 20th century - an inspiration to some of the greatest composers of the 20th and 21st centuries.

We also present two piano concertos which bookend the world of D-minor piano concertos. The first is one of Mozart’s most forward-looking concertos, with stormy passages and unresolved tensions that are rare for the Classical period.

Brahms’ monumental First Piano Concerto stands as a conclusion to the territory Mozart explored in his concerto. It’s a frankly emotional, fully Romantic work in every sense, and a tribute to the composer we feature in our next concert, Schumann, and to Schumann’s wife Clara, who championed the work.

- Claude Debussy
- Jeux
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Piano Concerto in D Minor - Michael Houstoun, Piano
- Johannes Brahms
- Piano Concerto In D Minor

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