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TALES OF
THE ’20S

With players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

ABOUT

The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This month and next, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.

PROGRAMME

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Six Studies in English Folk Song

SHOSTAKOVICH
Piano Trio No. 1

BEN HOADLEY
Cave Dances*

– Interval –

FLORENCE PRICE
three miniatures

STRAVINSKY
The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du soldat)

MARTINŮ
La revue de cuisine (The Kitchen Review)

*New commission, world premiere

THE MUSICIANS

Jonathan Cohen clarinet
Josh Rogan trumpet
Ingrid Hagan bassoon
Andrew Beer violin
Chen Cao cello
Sarah Watkins piano

MEDIA

INFORMATION

TOUR DATES
27 September – 27 October 2020

DURATION
95 minutes including an interval

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

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

PRICE RANGE*
Full Price $27 to $68
Concession Price $23 to $57
Limited $10 ‘Rush Tickets’ available

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

GENRE
Contemporary Classical, Romantic

WHEN AND WHERE

HAMILTON

Sun 27 Sep at 5.00pm

Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

NEW PLYMOUTH

Mon 28 Sep at 7.30pm

TSB Showplace

PALMERSTON NORTH

Tue 29 Sep at 7.30pm

The Globe

WELLINGTON

Wed 30 Sep at 7.30pm

Public Trust Hall

NAPIER

Fri 2 Oct at 7.30pm

MTG Century Theatre

NELSON

Sun 11 Oct at 5.00pm

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts

CHRISTCHURCH

Tue 13 Oct at 7.30pm

The Piano

DUNEDIN

Wed 14 Oct at 7.30pm

Glenroy Auditorium

INVERCARGILL

Thu 15 Oct at 7.30pm

Civic Theatre

AUCKLAND

Tue 27 Oct at 7.30pm

Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

CORE FUNDER

Creative New Zealand | Toi Aotearoa

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