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CSO presents “Houstoun Plays Brahms”

October 3, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

CSO presents “Houstoun Plays Brahms” on Saturday 3rd October 2020, 7.30 p.m. at Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall

Mendelssohn’s fourth symphony is bursting with exuberance and youthful energy.  Inspired by his travels around Italy, it is characterised by bright, sunny melodies and an uplifting freshness.

Also featuring in this programme are two exquisite miniatures, Debussy’s Lindaraja, originally composed for two pianos, and Poulenc’s Cantilena both re-imagined in sensitive arrangements for orchestra.

New Zealand’s foremost pianist, Michael Houstoun, joins the CSO to perform Brahams magnificent first piano concerto in this final performance with the CSO as he farewells the concert platform.

Chief Conductor: Benjamin Northey

Piano: Michael Houstoun

Flute: Anthony Ferner


Claude Debussy  Lindaraja arr. Bill Hopkins (New Zealand premiere)

Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 “Italian”

Francis PoulencCantilena for Flute arr. Cree Brown

Johannes BrahmsConcerto No. 1 for Piano

For further information: https://www.cso.co.nz/


October 3, 2020
7:30 pm


Christchurch Town Hall
Kilmore Street
Christchurch, 8011
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