Past Event11 May 2017

Pushing Boundaries

No longer available

Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

Classical music

Conductor Rumon Gamba

Cello Torleif Thedeen

Mahler Symphony No.10: Adagio

Haydn Cello Concerto No.2 in D Major

Stravinsky The Rite of Spring


Mahler wrote his Tenth Symphony under the shadow of death, completing only this movement. A slow burn of anguish, its tortured harmonies collapse into a despairing outburst, foreshadowing the century to come.

Haydn’s captivating concerto is the perfect example of his gentle humanity, humour and wisdom.

There is very little that’s gentle about The Rite of Spring. When this electrifying piece of music exploded onto the stage in 1913, it literally caused a riot. Played by a gargantuan orchestra, its visceral, primal power will blow you away.

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