The CSO LAMB & HAYWARD MASTERWORKS – ROMEO & JULIET

25
/ Feb
Saturday
2017

The CSO LAMB & HAYWARD MASTERWORKS – ROMEO & JULIET

Venue
Air Force Museum of New Zealand
Time
07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

The 2017 Lamb and Hayward Masterworks series opens with a sparkling fanfare, specially commissioned for the occasion by renowned Canterbury composer Philip Norman.

Performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 1, Hungarian pianist Dénes Várjon makes a welcome return after appearing with the CSO in the 2012 Mozart Festival.

Várjon has been awarded the highest cultural distinction by the Hungarian Government – the Ferenc Liszt Prize, and has an extensive discography of recordings on the Naxos, Teldec and Hyperion labels. He performs regularly with Europe’s leading orchestras and is a highly sought after chamber musician, performing alongside musicians that include Steven Isserlis, Joshua Bell and Heinz Holliger.

Prokofiev, a master of orchestral colour, captures the romance, drama and tragedy of Shakespeare’s best known work in his Suite from Romeo and Juliet. It is a work much admired for its descriptive musical writing and the ingenious way in which the machinations of the feuding Montague and Capulet families are depicted.

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