Hamish McKeich | Conductor
Andrew Beer | Violin
Lilburn | A Song of Islands
Szymanowski | Violin Concerto No. 2
Sibelius | Symphony No. 2
The concert opens with Lilburn’s A Song of Islands, being performed by the APO for the first time. Written by the New Zealand composer in 1946, it is said to portray the spirit of our country, the remoteness of our islands and the otherworldly ambience of our landscapes.
APO concertmaster Andrew Beer then steps into the spotlight for Szymanowski’s Second Violin Concerto. This is a bright, sunny work that will give Andrew plenty of opportunities to shine.
Rounding off the evening is Sibelius’s beautiful and life affirming Second Symphony, a favourite with audiences. This is warm and expansive music which ends in exultation.
July 30, 2020 8:00PM
Auckland Town Hall