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Portrait of Ponsonby

caprice for orchestra

Year:  1999   ·  Duration:  9m
Instrumentation:  3*222; 4331; timp., 2 perc.; harp; strings | (Perc: side drum, bass drum, susp. cymbals, crash cymbals, tamb., xylo., glock.)

Year:  1999
Duration:  9m
Instrumentation  3*222; 4331; timp., 2 perc....

Composer:   Gary Daverne

Films, Audio & Samples

Gary Daverne: This is my li...

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The composer has lived for over 25 years in Ponsonby, one of Auckland's oldest residential areas with 20th century Victorian style villas and cottages. Today, Ponsonby is caught between the glamour of renovation and the excitement of inner city living. It is a terrain of glossy expensive shops, designer boutiques, bars, restaurants and street cafes. The new elegance and romance of historic and modern architecture, living side by side, the hustle and bustle of today's lifestyle and the panoramic harbour views is portrayed in the music.

Performance history

Performed by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Petr Poloanik