Update 1 April 2022: A message from APO:
As a ticket-holder for the NZ Herald Premier Series: Dvořák Cello Concerto on Thursday, 7 April 2022 we wanted to provide you with an update about the concert.
At the Red setting there are currently audience limits of 200 and priority is given to APO season subscribers. The Government are due to make an announcement next Monday 4 April regarding the traffic light settings.
If Auckland remains in Red for the concert next Thursday, we will need to cancel your tickets and you will be offered a full refund.
If Auckland moves to Orange by next Thursday, the concert will go ahead as originally scheduled and all ticket-holders will be able to attend.
He is the inaugural cellist to win First Prize of the Queen Elisabeth Competition, one of the most high-profile international soloist competitions.
Julien-Laferrière replaces the previously advertised Anastasia Kobekina who is unable to travel to New Zealand at this time.
George Walker’s affecting tribute to his grandmother, an escaped slave, is his most popular work. It’s elegiac, yet gently suffused with optimism.
Dvořák would have appreciated it. He wrote his glorious Cello Concerto when he was living in the United States, where he was captivated by the traditional music he encountered and predicted great things of African-American composers.
Lutosławski’s Concerto is a piece to show off a virtuoso orchestra and gives individual musicians a moment to shine. To lead it, Shiyeon Sung, the first woman to win the Sir Georg Solti International Conductors’ Competition, in her first appearance with the APO.
Subscriptions on sale now until Mon 22 November, individual tickets sales available from 20 January 2022.