Giordano Bellincampi | Conductor
Michael Endres | Piano
Leonie Holmes | For just a little moment…*
Schumann | Piano Concerto
Tchaikovsky | Symphony No.4
* world premiere
Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony opens with a stark fanfare which, Tchaikovsky said, represented ‘Fate, that ominous power’, adding ‘There is no alternative but to submit to Fate’. His friend and patron, Mme von Meck, heard ‘profound, terrifying despair’ in this music. True, but it has also passion, drama and ultimately catharsis.
NZ-based German pianist Michael Endres joins the APO with Schumann’s ineffably poetic concerto, and to open the concert, a new work from the multifaceted Auckland composer, and former APO composer-in-residence, Leonie Holmes.
November 12, 2020 8:00PM
Auckland Town Hall