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CSO presents “Symphonic Dances”

February 29 @ 7:30 pm

CSO presents “Symphonic Dances” on Saturday 29th February 2020, 7.30 p.m. at Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall

Making his debut with the CSO to perform Sibelius’ brilliant Violin Concerto in D minor, New Zealand born Benjamin Baker has been described by the New York Times as a “fine violinist of virtuosity and refinement”.

Considered to be his greatest work for orchestra, Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances is a sumptuous musical feast.  Featuring echoes of musical chants from the Russian Orthodox and Catholic traditions, the work contrasts deeply expressive moments with outbursts of ecstatic exuberance.

Chief Conductor: Benjamin Northey

Violin: Benjamin Baker


Jack BodyFanfare for Bert

Jean SibeliusViolin Concerto in D minor

Sergei RachmaninovSymphonic Dances

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



February 29
7:30 pm


Christchurch Town Hall
Kilmore Street
Christchurch, 8011
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