MICHAEL HOUSTOUN

The Farewell Tour

ABOUT

One of the world’s greatest pianists, Michael Houstoun has been a treasured figure in New Zealand music for nearly 50 years.

This concert is a carefully balanced and beautiful selection of music: Bach, Debussy and Chopin, and of course, Beethoven. Houstoun is one of the foremost interpreters of Beethoven’s piano music, and in this concert you will hear the bright and joyous “Waldstein”.

Houstoun says: “It was Beethoven who woke me up to myself as a musician. The thing about Beethoven is that he somehow synthesises human psychological truths, with all of their subtlety and all of their range, into music.”

Last year Houstoun announced his retirement, and this concert will be one of the last opportunities to hear him.

A national treasure in concert.

PROGRAMME

BEETHOVEN
Piano Sonata No 21 in C major, Op 53 “Waldstein”

BACH arr Busoni
Violin Partita No 2 in D minor, BWV1004: Chaconne

DEBUSSY
Images (Book 1)

CHOPIN
Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58

THE MUSICIANS

Michael Houstoun Piano

MEDIA

INFORMATION

TOUR DATES
1 May,  21 & 28 November & 16 December 2020

DURATION
110 minutes including an interval

PRE-CONCERT EVENT
Yes, 45 minutes prior to performance

LOCATIONS
New Plymouth, Wellington, Christchurch & Auckland

PRICE RANGE*
Full Price $45 to $69
Concession Price $39 to $63
Limited $10 ‘Rush Tickets’ available

*prices differ city to city and exclude ticketing and booking fees.

GENRE
Baroque, Classical, 20th Century, Romantic

WHEN AND WHERE

NEW PLYMOUTH

Fri 1 May at 7.30pm

Theatre Royal, TSB Showplace

WELLINGTON

Sat 21 Nov at 7.30pm

Michael Fowler Centre

CHRISTCHURCH *

Sat 28 Nov at 7.30pm

The Piano

AUCKLAND *

Wed 16 Dec at 7.30pm

Auckland Town Hall

* The Christchurch and Auckland concerts are not presented by Chamber Music New Zealand. Sign up to our newsletter at the bottom of this page and we will let you know when these concerts go on sale.

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