The New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Firebird


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

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Thursday 4 August 2022


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Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
09 623 1052

The New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Firebird

Conductor Shiyeon Sung
Piano Javier Perianes

Salina Fisher Tupaia
Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain
L. Boulanger D’un matin de printemps
L. Boulanger D’un soir triste
Stravinsky The Firebird: Suite (1919)

APO welcomes back celebrated Korean conductor Shiyeon Sung, after her highly successful debut with the orchestra earlier this year.

Salina Fisher’s imagination was fired by the famous ‘Chart of Islands’ drawn by Tupaia, the Polynesian master navigator, while he was sailing with James Cook on the Endeavour.

The prodigiously talented French composer Lili Boulanger died, tragically, at only 24, but left behind this diptych: a fresh and breezy celebration of spring, and the much more introspective work which was to be her last.

Spanish pianist Javier Perianes joins us for Falla’s gorgeous nocturnal study, and Stravinsky’s sumptuous fairytale ballet rounds off the evening.

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