The 2018 Lamb & Hayward Masterworks season opens with a flourish of new sounds from Christchurch born composer, John Young. This work has been commissioned to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the CSO, and we invite you to celebrate with us at its premiere.
We welcome back internationally renowned violinist Natalia Lomeiko to perform Bruch’s luxuriant Concerto No 1 in G minor.
Said by Beethoven to be his favourite, his third symphony is an astonishing piece of music that takes us on a profound and ultimately uplifting emotional journey. Not only was the symphony revolutionary in its musical context, but it was originally intended to celebrate Napoleon Bonaparte and his stance against political tyranny. Upon Napoleon declaring himself Emperor, Beethoven famously scratched out the dedication to Napoleon and renamed the symphony The Heroic (Eroica) instead.
This performance will be broadcast live by Radio New Zealand. Due to the live broadcast, audience members need to be seated no later than 7.25pm and there will be no pre-concert talk.