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The DSO celebrates Puaka Matariki, the Māori New Year, through a variety of beautiful music including a première performance of a work Huriawa by Peter Adams that evokes the history, atmosphere and character of the Karitane peninsula just outside Dunedin, Poulenc’s jazzy and sparkling Concerto for Two Pianos and Brahms’s Symphony No. 3
This concert is a continuation of the DSO’s celebration during 2019 of the University’s 150th anniversary by featuring some notable Music talent associated with the University: three current Music staff members (Pianists Terence Dennis and Tom McGrath and Composer Peter Adams), and a Music graduate (Conductor Tecwyn Evans).
Terence Dennis and Tom McGrath will join forces to present Poulenc’s jazzy and sparkling Concerto for Two Pianos.
The concert closes with Brahms’s Symphony No. 3. Considered to be one of Brahms’s most poetic and evocative works, it was hailed by the critic Eduard Hanslick as ‘artistically the most perfect… equal to the best of Brahms’s works…a feast for the music-lover and musician’.
Peter Adams: Huriawa: prelude and variations
for orchestra (world première performance)
Poulenc: Concerto for Two Pianos
Brahms: Symphony No. 3
Tecwyn Evans Conductor
Terence Dennis and Tom McGrath Piano
Come along on Friday the 28th June at the Dunedin Town Hall, concert starting at 7.30pm. To book tickets click here.