Past Event17 Feb 2022

Magnificent Mendelssohn

No longer available

Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

Classical music

Update 5 April 2022: At the Red setting within the COVID-19 Protection Framework there are restrictions on audience numbers. Therefore, sales for this concert have been suspended.

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The poems attributed to the Gaelic warrior-bard Ossian were staples of the early Romantic movement. One of many in their thrall was Giordano Bellincampi’s compatriot, Niels Gade, who wrote an overture which made its 23-year-old composer famous overnight.

Gade’s admirers included Mendelssohn, whose much-loved concerto will be the APO début of another brilliant young musician, New Zealand-born violinist Geneva Lewis. 

None of Bruckner’s monumental symphonies has a specific programme, but the Fourth is the only one to which he gave a title. A fitting one, too. It is music that evokes German forests, chivalrous deeds and grand heroism.

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


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