Past Event30 Jul 2020


No longer available

Auckland Town Hall

Classical music

Due to the impact of COVID-19 the programme for this concert has changed. Existing tickets for this concert are still valid for New Horizons, Thursday 30 July, 8pm. If you wish to attend and already have a ticket there is no need to get in touch and we look forward to seeing you.

If you are an APO subscriber and unable to make this concert we cannot offer refunds, however we will exchange your tickets for another concert or keep your funds on your account as credit. You can use this credit to make a booking until 31 March 2021. Please use this link to register changes to your subscription.


Conductor Yu Long 
Cello Li-Wei Qin 

Qigang Chen Instants d’un Opéra de Pékin 
Janáček Taras Bulba 
Dvořák Cello Concerto 


Chinese-born and Parisian-trained, Qigang Chen’s music blends East and West in a manner to set the ears tingling. His gossamer homage to Peking opera is a modern perspective on this venerable Chinese music. 

Janáček’s retelling of the story of the Cossack warrior Taras Bulba is startlingly bloodthirsty, and enormously exciting. 

Dvořák’s evergreen Cello Concerto comes from his years in America. Longing for his homeland, he poured his soul into the piece. The marvellous Chinese-Australian cellist Li-Wei Qin will give a glowing performance.

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