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March 28, 2014 6:30PM • Michael Fowler Centre

NZSO | La Dolce Vita


Programme: RESPIGHI - Feste Romane (Roman Festivals) GARETH FARR - Piano Concerto (new commission) RESPIGHI - Fontane di Roma (Fountains of Rome) RESPIGHI - Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome)


Music Director Pietari Inkinen and a large scale orchestra launch our 2014 NZSO Season with a celebration of Roman exuberance and flair. Exploring passion and history through Ottorino Respighi’s three over-the-top Roman tone poems, we embark on a rich journey through the city of Rome before resting in the shade of majestic pine trees. And what could better match the feisty boldness of the Italians than a new commission from firebrand composer Gareth Farr? Full of vigorous rhythms and vivid orchestral colours, Farr’s new piano concerto features Tony Lee, whose performance will quicken the pulse and re-energise the spirit.

Pre-concert talk is 5.45pm – 6.15pm, with NZSO Principal Trombone David Bremner interviewing Gareth Farr.

The NZSO are happy to offer SOUNZ followers a SYMPHONY15 Discount (quote this when you book), which is 15% off an Adult ticket price. This discount is set up with Ticketek 0800 842 538, counter or phone bookings only plus service fee.

Start time

March 28, 2014 6:30PM


Michael Fowler Centre


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