A statement from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:
In light of the current COVID-19 Delta outbreak, and the ongoing restrictions on mass gatherings in Auckland, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra regret to announce that the performance of New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Musical Landscapes, that was due to take place on Thursday 7 October, has been cancelled.
The APO hope you can understand, the ongoing situation with COVID-19 is unpredictable and would really appreciate your patience as they work through this challenging time.
The Orchestra would like to thank you for your continued support, and hope to see you back in the concert hall soon.
Writing at the end of the Cold War, the American composer Michael Abel was seized by the warming of international relations, and his piece springs from the optimism of that time.
Rodrigo’s flamenco-inspired concerto, for the unusual combination of four guitarists and orchestra, takes us to Andalucía to bask in the sun while breathing fragrant flowers.
Open skies and rolling hills too in Copland’s timeless masterpiece, but this time in rural Pennsylvania.
And from Ginastera, another folk-inspired work for multiple soloists. This time, however, twelve members of the orchestra step briefly into the spotlight, one variation for each.
Conductor: Carlos Miguel Prieto
Guitar: New Zealand Guitar Quartet
Michael Abels, Global Warming
Rodrigo, Concierto andaluz
Copland, Appalachian Spring: Suite
Ginastera, Variaciones concertantes