Past Event21 Apr 2022

Christian Li Plays

No longer available

Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

Classical music

The astonishing violinist Christian Li signed a recording contract with the prestigious Decca label two years ago. He was twelve years old at the time. When he plays these showstoppers by Saint-Saëns and Ravel, you’ll understand why. To say his musicality is beyond his years is an understatement.  

Fauré’s music for Maeterlinck’s play is best known for the wistful Sicilienne, and the rest of the suite is tender and moving.  

Mussorgsky’s gleefully diabolical picture of a Black Sabbath introduces Borodin’s whirlwind symphony, a splendid wash of Russian colour and spectacle.

Subscriptions on sale now until Mon 22 November, individual tickets sales available from 20 January 2022.


APO’s Resident Conductor Vincent Hardaker will conduct this concert that features the astonishing 14-year-old violinist Christian Li performing showstoppers by Saint-Saëns and Ravel. Hardaker replaces the previously advertised Alan Buribayev who is also currently unable to travel to New Zealand.

Pre-concert talk 6.45pm

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Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra 2022

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