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Bach Musica NZ presents: Beethoven & Perkins (world premiere) - 26 May | Auckland Town Hall
Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 7:02 pm


26 May | 5pm - 7.30pm | Auckland Town Hall

Recent events in New Zealand and the world are a clear indication that times are changing, presenting the next generation with various challenges to their future.

With this concert Bach Musica NZ is highlighting the importance of music for young people and the ways in which music can raise awareness of key social issues.

This evening is about the past, present and the future presenting a world premiere of a NZ composition 'The Birds' including a pre-concert talk with the composer Andrew Perkins.

The winner of the 2018 Wallace National Junior Piano Competition, 14-year-old Ashani Waidyatillake will open the night playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 2.

This concert is for the next generation of musicians, featuring mezzo-sopranos Jessica Wells and Dilys Fong, tenor Harry Grigg, and baritone Angus Simmons. Conducted by the formidable Rita Paczian.

    Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No 2
    Singspiel "The Birds" by Andrew Perkins and Rachel Le Rossignol

    PRESENTED BY Bach Musica NZ orchestra and chorus

    Rita Paczian conductor

    Ashani Waidyatillake piano
    Jessica Wells mezzo
    Dilys Fong mezzo
    Harry Grigg tenor
    Angus Simmons baritone
    Rachel Le Rossignol narrator

    PRE-CONCERT TALK WITH THE COMPOSER
    5pm - 5.20pm
    Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall
    Free entry with concert ticket
    No registration needed


TICKETS
$30 - $70 general admission
$15 - $55 under 16 and students with valid ID

Discounts & complimentary tickets for secondary schools, youth and environmental organisations. For more information please visit our website

Tickets via Ticketmaster
09 970 9700 | 0800 111 999
Booking fees apply.
Tickets also at the door but booking is strongly recommended.

Box office open 3.30pm.

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