Kenneth Young | Conductor
Glenn Christensen | Violin
Mozart | Overture to ‘The Magic Flute’
Beethoven | Violin Concerto
Tabea Squire | Variations
Stravinsky | The Firebird Suite
Beethoven is a towering colossus in the history of music, known for his revolutionary stretching of the boundaries of musical convention. Although he wrote only one violin concerto, it is one of the most frequently performed. Violinist Glenn Christensen has appeared as a soloist with many Australian orchestras and ensembles, and is currently a member of the prestigious Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite are both based on mythical tales: Mozart’s with tantalising hints of Masonic links, and Stravinsky’s a vividly colourful portrayal of a Russian folk legend.
Tabea Squire’s Variations was composed in 2019 and is based on a well-known medieval pavane. She is one of New Zealand’s younger composers and already her works are performed around New Zealand and internationally.
Kenneth Young is both a composer (the 2020 University of Otago Mozart Fellow) and a conductor, so he has a unique combination of skills to apply to this concert’s wide-ranging repertoire.
April 4, 2020 7:30PM
Dunedin Town Hall