DSO | Journeys

DSO Principal Conductor James Judd and our three distinguished soloists (Alistair Fraser - Taonga Puoro, Vesa-Matti Leppanen - Violin, Jonathan Lemalu - Bass) take us on journeys to other times and places.

To celebrate Mataraki, our concert starts with Rerenga in which the words of Captain Cook and Maori, the sea and nature are melded.

Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 evokes not only eighteenth-century Austria, but also Turkish culture, fashionable at that time.

reaching into Germany's past is Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Boy's Magic horn), and the songs' German folk texts reflect on nature, love, life and death.

Finally, in Sibelius's Seventh Symphony, we experience music of 'unearthly beauty" and "transcendent peacefulness' through Sibelius's signature brooding harmonies and powerful brass, concluding with a peaceful resolution.


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Dunedin Town Hall

Sat, Jul. 6, 2024