Mātauranga

20 Jul

Mātauranga

$15 - $100

Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

Classical music
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Carlos Kalmar Conductor
Steven Osborne Piano

Michael Norris Mātauranga 
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414 
Osvaldo Golijov Last Round
Nielsen Symphony No. 4, Op. 29 The Inextinguishable

 


Mātauranga, by Wellington-based Michael Norris, was commissioned as part of the NZSO Cook’s Landfall Series to mark 250 years since the first encounters between Māori and Europeans at Captain Cook’s first landfall. Featuring taonga pūoro –Māori musical instruments, it conveys Cook’s journey to study the stars, flora, fauna and chart continents and islands. 

Renowned Scottish pianist Steven Osborne returns to New Zealand to perform two great concertos. Piano Concerto No. 12 is a standout early work of Mozart’s. Beethoven’s revolutionary Piano Concerto No. 4 starts with just the piano – a first. A beautiful slow second movement contrasts loud spiky strings with a soft, smooth piano melody that segues into a scintillating finale. 

Last Round, by Argentinian Osvaldo Golijov, was written following the death of Astor Piazzolla, the great tango composer. Golijov wrote “The piece is conceived as an idealised bandoneon. The first movement represents the act of a violent compression of the instrument and the second a final, seemingly endless opening sigh.” 

Written during the First World War, Carl Nielsen’s Fourth Symphony, The Inextinguishable, features a “battle” between two sets of timpani. Nielsen explained that the name refers to “the elemental will to live”, as “that is inextinguishable.”               

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Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall