The soul of the flute is captured in Ibert’s effervescent concerto. Now coolly reflective, now jazzy and spicy, the piece is a favourite of flautists everywhere, including the APO’s own Melanie Lançon.

Elegiac wistfulness suffuses Ravel’s Pavane.

Bookending the concert are works by Respighi, which highlight his flair for imitative writing. The Birds captures the essence of birdsong and behaviour—the pecking hen, the cooing dove. Church Windows, which began life as a series of piano pieces, came out of his exploration of Gregorian chant, but it’s nevertheless bathed in the light filtered through stained glass.

Conductor: Giordano Bellincampi 
Flute: Melanie Lançon

Respighi, The Birds 
Ibert, Flute Concerto 
Ravel, Pavane
Respighi, Church Windows

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra 2021 Season:

Ticket Pricing

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$52 - $131
65+ years.
$47 - $120
Children aged 5-16 or with a valid Student ID.
$27 - $59

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Upcoming Performances

$27.00 - $131.00
Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall