Eckehard Stier - conductor;
Ragna Schirmer - piano.
Bernstein - Candide: Overture;
Gershwin - Piano Concerto in F;
Corigliano - Symphony No.1.
A concert that displays the excitement, variety and emotion of 20th century American music with Ragna Schirmer, hailed as one of the most extraordinary pianists of her generation, performing Gershwin’s Piano Concerto.
From its percussive opening, bold brassy lines and jazzy and haunting piano - this concerto is Gershwin and America to the core.
"Schirmer again proves herself to be a stylish and accomplished artist - she's a keyboard-stroker, not hitter - producing a rich, organ-like sonority from the Steinway." - Gramophone.
Single tickets are on sale from THE EDGE Monday 23 January 2012 or pre-book four or more tickets from the APO Ticketing Office and become a subscriber. Head to apo.co.nz for more details.