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New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Boléro

17 Oct 2019


Thursday 17 October 2019, 8.00pm - Thursday 17 October 2019, 10.00pm


Auckland Town Hall, 301-303 Queen Street, Auckland City Centre

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  • C Reserve: $52
  • B Reserve: $69
  • A Reserve: $89
  • Premier: $110

Booking fees may apply



  • Conductor Kazuki Yamada
  • Piano Louis Schwizgebel
  • Arvo Pärt Fratres
  • Bartók Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste
  • Ravel Piano Concerto in G
  • Ravel Boléro

Meditative, timeless, unutterably beautiful, Pärt’s Fratres is something that seems to exist outside of this world.

Bartók inhaled the essence of Hungarian folk music and from it made his own language.

In the Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste, we have the mysterious sounds of a moonlit night and the rustic energy of a village dance.

Ravel’s featherweight concerto is infused with the essence of jazz, but it is jazz through a very Ravellian filter.

Then, an endlessly repeated rhythm, a sinuously feline melody, an imperceptible but implacable crescendo: it is the most hypnotic piece in the business, Ravel’s always-exhilarating Boléro.


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APO favourite Ning Feng returns with Beethoven’s titanic concerto, one of the summits of the violinist’s repertoire.