Past Event18 Aug 2016

Calm Seas

No longer available

Auckland Town Hall

Classical music


  • Mendelssohn - Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
  • Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 4
  • Zemlinsky - The Mermaid

Former APO Music Director Eckehard Stier makes a welcome return to Auckland and he has a special treat for us.
The oceanic theme is launched with Mendelssohn’s Calm Seas and Prosperous Voyage. Inspired by two separate Goethe poems Calm Seas and Prosperous Voyage. Mendelssohn wrote his evocative overture when he was just 19.
Noah Bendix-Balgley joins the orchestra to play Mozart’s buoyant violin concerto. As a guest artist he has thrilled and moved audiences around the world whilst his day job is concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
If you don’t know the music of Alexander von Zemlinsky, Eckehard Stier is just the man to introduce you – and Zemlinsky’s tone poem on the story of the Little Mermaid is the perfect place to start. This piece of late Romanticism paints the prince, the storm, the mermaid’s yearning and the immense sea.

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