Adam Summer Celebration: Grand Opening
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Grand Opening Concert
Welcome to the Adam Summer Celebration! Opening with New Zealander Claire Cowan’s charming Latin-inspired work, moving to Spain for Ravel’s colourful Don Quichotte songs and further east for Smetana’s heartfelt 2nd quartet, we then detour to America for some Gershwin favourites. Finally we enter the world of Viennese ultra-Romanticism with prodigy Erich Korngold’s deliciously melodious and richly-textured sextet, where you can hear the foreshadowings of his later illustrious career as a Hollywood composer. An extraordinary accomplishment for a 17-year-old and a wonderfully colourful conclusion to our Grand Opening!
Claire Cowan – Subtle Dances
Maurice Ravel – Don Quichotte a Dulcinee
William King (baritone), Richard Mapp (piano)
Bedrich Smetana – Quartet No 2
New Zealand String Quartet
George Gershwin – Somebody to Watch Over Me, I Got Rhythm, Embraceable You
Erich Korngold – Sextet
Helene Pohl (violin), Amalia Hall (violin), Gillian Ansell (viola), Monique Lapins (viola), Rolf Gjelsten (cello), Ashley Brown (cello)
Thursday 4th February 7.30pm
NCMA – Auditorium
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