Past Event12 Nov 2020

Poetry & Passion

No longer available

Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

Classical music

Due to the confirmation of a case of Covid-19 community transmission in the Auckland CBD, as a precautionary measure the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra has advised tonight’s concert at the Auckland Town Hall is closed to the public. The livestreaming of tonight’s  APO concert will go ahead as scheduled on Auckland Live's Facebook page, at 8pm. 


Conductor Giordano Bellincampi 
Piano Michael Endres

Leonie Holmes New work 
Schumann Piano Concerto 
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4

NOTE: Change of artist - Michael Endres replaces Ingrid Fliter

Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony opens with a stark fanfare which, Tchaikovsky said, represented ‘Fate, that ominous power’, adding ‘There is no alternative but to submit to Fate’. His friend and patron, Mme von Meck, heard ‘profound, terrifying despair’ in this music. True, but it has also passion, drama and ultimately catharsis. 

The superb pianist Ingrid Fliter returns with Schumann’s ineffably poetic concerto, and to open the concert, a new work from the multifaceted Auckland composer, and former APO composer-in-residence, Leonie Holmes.

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