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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 Poulenc – Cantilena for Flute arr. Cree Brown
Johannes Brahms – Concerto No. 1 for Piano
For further information: https://www.cso.co.nz/