The New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Brahms 4


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

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Thursday 21 July 2022


  • Adult $54-$136
  • Senior $49-$125
  • Student/Child $28-$61
The New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Brahms 4

Conductor Giordano Bellincampi
Piano Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Bartók Piano Concerto No.2
Brahms Symphony No.4

Brahms’ last symphony – with its autumnal nostalgia, its solemn beauty, its rough humour, its homage to the old music he loved so much – was in many ways the apotheosis of his career.

It is a mighty work and a performance with Giordano Bellincampi conducting the APO promises to be a very special occasion.

So too is an appearance by the wonderful French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, making a welcome return with Bartók’s hard-driving, boisterous concerto.

Stravinsky’s brief but heartfelt tribute to Debussy, whom he revered, started as a piano chorale.

Considered one of the major 20th century works for wind ensembles, the music emerges in clearly defined segments, each showcasing a different set of winds.

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