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Manukau Symphony Doubles the Tchaikovsky

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The Manukau Symphony Orchestra is set to perform two of Tchaikovsky’s greatest works with one of the country’s finest string players later this month.

When Tchaikovsky first wrote his Violin Concerto in D major, violinists refused to perform it, citing the technically challenging passages ‘impossible’.

Amalia Hall, violinist of the newly-remade NZTrio and one of the country’s most sought-after musicians, will be bringing the work to life with the Manukau Symphony Orchestra.

"Having worked with Amalia over the years, I have always admired her beautiful tone, exceptional virtuosity and her captivating voice on the violin," says Uwe Grodd, Music Director of the Manukau Symphony Orchestra. "Amalia is one of the finest string players in the country, and it is a great privilege to have her perform this much-loved work with the Manukau Symphony Orchestra."

Dubbed ‘Winter Daydreams’ and written by a 26-year-old Tchaikovsky, his Symphony No. 1 is a youthful masterwork with all the hallmarks of the melodic richness and skilful orchestration found in his later music.

"I am really excited about this programme as I know our orchestra and audiences will love the romantic melodies and catchy Russian folk tunes," says Grodd.

The Manukau Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra with a ‘very special spirit’. Comprised of a unique mix of professional, youth and community players, it is the only full symphony orchestra based in South Auckland. Its mission to deliver high quality concerts in South Auckland has seen the orchestra programming accessible repertoire and engaging renowned soloists.

The orchestra gratefully acknowledges the support of its donors, funders and supporters, including the Auckland Council, Pub Charity, Four Winds Foundation, Franklin Local Board, Howick Local Board, Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board, Papakura Local Board, Multi-Media, Vodafone Events Centre and Second Nature Charitable Trust for this concert.

What: Manukau Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Winter Dreams’

When: Saturday 17 August 2019, 7.30pm

Where: Vodafone Events Centre.

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