Presented by: Bay of Plenty Symphonia
Bay of Plenty Symphonia meets the Taranaki Symphony Orchestra in a grand all-Russian concert. The two community orchestras will join forces to create a large ensemble, playing some of the most magnificent music in the repertoire.
Tchaikovsky’s beloved 1st Piano Concerto features Italian soloist Flavio Villani, well-known to many music lovers for his 2015 documentary Crossing Rachmaninoff.
No Russian concert would be complete without some Rachmaninov, and the combined orchestras will present the complete version of his epic 2nd Symphony. With haunting themes, sweeping melodies and lush orchestration, interspersed with lively, triumphant and fiery passages, this symphony is one of the best.
The concert opens with a short item from the well-known Lieutenant Kijé Suite by Prokofiev.
Music Director of Bay of Plenty Symphonia, Justus Rozemond, will share the conducting with his counterpart from the Taranaki Symphony Orchestra, Adam Jasinski.