Past Event31 Mar 2017

Mozart & Beethoven

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Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

Classical music

Edo de Waart Conductor

Martin Fröst Clarinet


John Adams

Shaker Loops


Clarinet Concerto in A major


Symphony No. 6 in F major, Pastorale


Composer John Adams and Maestro Edo de Waart enjoy both a strong friendship and an enduring musical relationship. To celebrate this and Adams’ 70th birthday, we will feature many of his most significant works throughout this season.

Shaker Loops is a piece of great minimalist architecture – a single idea exploded to encompass lightness and darkness, detail and expansiveness, wrapped in music that simply thrills.

Delicate details also abound in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s irresistible Clarinet Concerto in A major. Mozart meets his match in the playful air of Swedish clarinettist Martin Fröst. One of the best proponents of Mozart’s clarinet repertoire, as The Times suggests, ‘Until you’ve heard Martin Fröst, you really haven’t heard the clarinet.'

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 – The Pastoral completes this Masterworks concert. According to Beethoven, ‘more an expression of feeling than painting’, the emotional drama that underpins this symphony is brought to life by Maestro Edo de Waart.

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