16 Jun 2024

Sibelius, Nielsen, Glass

Free - $12.50

Bruce Mason Centre

Classical music

The Orchestra - Energy, Precision, Passion

The Music - Quirky, Delightful, Magnificent

 

Philip Glass - Symphony for Eight (Cellos)
An unusual sight at a symphony concert - just eight cellos on the stage!  This short, rhythmic work is in fact the 3rd movement of Glass’ third symphony, recreated as a cello octet.

 

Nielsen - Concerto for Flute (soloist: Alina Chen)
This delightful work, written by Denmark’s most important composer, is performed by 18-year-old Alina Chen who was a soloist in the 2023 NZSO Young Artists Showcase and the winner of the 2023 AYO Soloist Competition.

 

Sibelius - Symphony No.2
The concert presents music not only from Denmark’s greatest composer, but also Finland’s - Sibelius!  This famous symphony received an overwhelmingly enthusiastic reception at its 1902 premiere and has become the most-recorded of Sibelius’ works.  

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