APO | New Worlds

Where

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

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When

Thursday 23 February 2023
7.30pm-9.45pm



Cost

Paid

Tickets from: $25 to $121

Contact

APO Ticketing
ticketing@apo.co.nz
09 623 1052

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Conductor: Giordano Bellincampi
Violin: Geneva Lewis
Korngold: Overture to a Drama
Barber Violin: Concerto
Dvořák: Symphony No.9 ‘From the New World’

As Dvořák’s secretary was about to take his latest symphony to the conductor, the composer stopped him, grabbed the score, and scrawled the unforgettable subtitle From the New World. It sounds like a postcard home, and it is a Czech composer reacting to the boundless vitality of nineteenth-century America.

The concert begins with a turbulent piece by Korngold, who, unbelievably, was just 14 when he composed it. Another brilliant young musician, New Zealand-born violinist Geneva Lewis, makes her Australasian debut with Barber’s autumnal concerto.

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