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AMALIA HALL

WITH STEPHEN DE PLEDGE

ABOUT

Saint-Saëns jokingly told his publisher that his Violin Sonata should be called “the hippogriffsonata”, insinuating that only a mythical creature could play the violin part. Written in the year between his widely-known masterpiece Carnival of the Animals and his “Organ” Symphony, Saint-Saëns treats the listener to an abundance of glistening colours that are distinctly French.

Echoes of Beethoven’s violin works surface occasionally in the Saint-Saëns Sonata, so it is fitting that the former’s “Spring” Sonata opens this concert – a piece with its own celebrity-status, even featuring in the stage show Fame and being a staple of violin exams across the world. Beethoven’s 5th sonata is a true conversation between instruments and will envelop you with its remarkably hushed serenity.

The entire programme, which includes Mozart, Gershwin and Gao Ping, evokes an unabashed sense of joy and playfulness. And with the hugely talented duo that is Amalia Hall and Stephen De Pledge bringing it to life, you’ll be in for an evening of soaring, expansive and heroic music, and thrilling virtuosity.

TOUR PARTNER

PROGRAMME

BEETHOVEN
Violin Sonata No 5 in F major, Op 24, “Spring”

GAO PING
Bitter Cold Night

GERSHWIN arr.Heifetz
Three Preludes

—interval—

MOZART
Violin Sonata No 19 in E flat major, K 302

SAINT-SAËNS
Violin Sonata No 1 in D minor, op 75

THE MUSICIANS

Amalia Hall Violin
Stephen De Pledge Piano

MEDIA

INFORMATION

TOUR DATES
26 July – 9 August 2020

DURATION
91 minutes including an interval

PRE-CONCERT EVENT
There will be no pre-concert talk for this tour

LOCATIONS
Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Invercargill, Napier, Nelson, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Queenstown, Wellington & Whanganui

PRICE RANGE*
Full Price $27 to $68
Concession Price $23 to $57
Limited $10 student rush tickets available**

*prices differ city to city and exclude ticketing and booking fees.
**from one hour prior to the concert.

GENRE
Classical, Romantic, 20th Century

WHEN AND WHERE

QUEENSTOWN

Sun 26 Jul at 4.00pm

The Lodge at the Hills

INVERCARGILL

Mon 27 Jul at 7.30pm

Civic Theatre

DUNEDIN

Tue 28 Jul at 7.30pm

Glenroy Auditorium

CHRISTCHURCH

Wed 29 Jul at 7.30pm

The Piano

NELSON

Thu 30 Jul at 7.30pm

NCMA

HAMILTON

Fri 31 Jul at 7.30pm

Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

NEW PLYMOUTH

Sat 1 Aug at 7.30pm

TSB Showplace

WHANGANUI*

Sun 2 Aug at 4.00pm

Concert Chamber, Whanganui War Memorial Centre

NAPIER

Tue 4 Aug at 7.30pm

MTG Century Theatre

PALMERSTON NORTH

Wed 5 Aug at 7.30pm

Globe Theatre

WELLINGTON

Thu 6 Aug at 7.30pm

The Public Trust Building

AUCKLAND

Sun 9 Aug at 5.00pm

Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

* This concert is presented in association with Chamber Music Wanganui.

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Creative New Zealand | Toi Aotearoa

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