Past Event18 May 2017

Sound the Horn

No longer available

Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

Classical music

Conductor Tadaaki Otaka

Horn Stefan Dohr

Beethoven The Creatures of Prometheus: Overture

R. Strauss Horn Concerto No.1

Rachmaninov Symphony No.2


Stefan Dohr, the principal horn of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, plays a concerto inspired by another star horn player. But even the renowned horn virtuoso Franz Strauss struggled with the technical difficulties of this effervescent work by his eighteen-year-old son.

A belief close to Strauss’ heart was the civilising power of art and it was also close to Beethoven’s: it was the subject of his ballet The Creatures of Prometheus, whose energetic overture depicts the raw excitement of artistic creation. To finish, we hear Rachmaninov’s warm-hearted, sprawling symphony, with its inexhaustible profusion of glorious Romantic melody.


Free Organ Recital

The Auckland Town Hall Organ Trust, in association with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, presents a 30-minute recital at 6pm prior to each Bayleys Great Classics concert in Auckland Town Hall. Each recital features a different organist playing classics from the organ repertoire.


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