Past Event16 Jun 2017

Schumann & Barber

No longer available

Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

Classical music

James Feddeck Conductor

Daniel Müller-Schott Cello



Tragic Overture


Cello Concerto in A minor


Adagio for Strings


Symphony No. 1


The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to welcome back world-class cellist Daniel Müller-Schott to perform Robert Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A minor.

A regular on the international stage since winning the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians at the age of 15, his energetic and fearless style will ensure this achingly romantic Cello Concerto is a highlight of the 2017 season.

The programme begins with Johannes Brahms’ Tragic Overture, a turbulent, tumultuous work.

Reaching beyond the limitations of language, Samuel Barber’s iconic Adagio for Strings has been played to mark the deaths of John F Kennedy and Princess Diana, and to commemorate those who died in 9/11. Barber’s natural lyricism is also found in his Symphony No. 1, where four movements are reduced down into a single continuous work.

Maestro James Feddeck’s crisp interpretations put the music centre stage in a concert of high drama and profound emotion.

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