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September 1, 2023 6:30PM • Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

NZSO | Bernstein & Copland (Wellington)


Eve De Castro-Robinson | Len Dances
Bernstein | Symphony No. 2 The Age of Anxiety
Copland Symphony No. 3

Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland were firm friends and Til time shall end is taken from a poem Bernstein wrote to Copland for his 80th birthday. Grammy Award-winning conductor Giancarlo Guerrero’s NZSO debut presents two works from these exceptional American composers.

Since his last visit to Aotearoa New Zealand, Guerrero has debuted with the New York Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony to critical acclaim. He has also earned yet another Grammy nomination.

Maestro Guerrero leads the NZSO in a performance of Copland’s Third Symphony, a heroic expansion of Copland’s characteristic Americana feel.

Pianist Joyce Yang, the burgeoning piano superstar, brings her “poetic and sensitive pianism” (Washington Post) to Bernstein’s “The Age of Anxiety”, a six-part virtuoso symphony for solo piano and orchestra.

Eve de Castro Robinson’s Len Dances rounds out this (almost!) all-American programme. Len Dances is inspired by the maverick artistry of Kiwi sculptor and filmmaker Len Lye.

Additional performances:

Auckland (2 September)

Start time

September 1, 2023 6:30PM


Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington