fbpx
MICHAEL HOUSTOUN

An evening of Bach and Beethoven

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 beautifully balanced evening in two parts: On the one hand Bach at his most ambitious and on the other, 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” as well as the momentous slow movement from “Hammerklavier”.

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.”

A national treasure in concert.

PROGRAMME

BACH
Partita No 4 in D major, BWV 828

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

-interval-

BEETHOVEN
Adagio sostenuto from Piano Sonata No 29 in B flat major, Op 106 “Hammerklavier”

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

THE MUSICIANS

Michael Houstoun Piano

MEDIA

INFORMATION

TOUR DATES
30 October – 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 student rush tickets available**

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

GENRE
Baroque, Classical, 20th Century, Romantic

WHEN AND WHERE

NEW PLYMOUTH

Fri 30 Oct 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.

CORE FUNDER

Creative New Zealand | Toi Aotearoa

CONNECT WITH US

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER