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From Russia With Love

03 May 2017 - 04 May 2017

When

Wednesday 3 May 2017, 8.00pm - Wednesday 3 May 2017, 10.00pm

Thursday 4 May 2017, 7.30pm - Thursday 4 May 2017, 9.00pm

  • 3 May – Auckland Town Hall, CBD – Pre-concert talk by Kevin Bishop at 7.15pm
  • 4 May – Bruce Mason Centre, The Promenade, Takapuna – Pre-concert talk by Kevin Bishop at 6.45pm

Cost
  • Child & student from $23
  • Adult & senior from $41
Bookings

ticketing@apo.co.nz

09 638 6266

Auckland Town Hall – Book online

Bruce Mason Centre – Book online

Website

apo.co.nz/whats-on

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From Russia With Love – Wed 3 & Thu 4 May 2017.
  • Conductor Rumon Gamba
  • Piano Kathryn Stott
  • Stravinsky Funeral Song
  • Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.4
  • Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4

A night of Russian passion. In fact ‘passion’ is precisely the word for Tchaikovsky’s hyper-emotional Fourth Symphony and indeed for Tchaikovsky himself.

Shattering, doom-laden fanfares herald music of a soul in torment, but a hard-won affirmation of life ultimately triumphs.

Rachmaninov’s mighty Fourth Piano Concerto calls for a soloist with an ardent heart and fingers of steel and the superb British pianist Kathryn Stott is such a musician.

The recently-rediscovered score of Igor Stravinsky’s Funeral Song will open the concert and this will be the New Zealand and Australian premiere of the piece.

Funeral Song replaces Vasily Kalinnikov’s Serenade for Strings in the concert programme.

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