FLIGHT | Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra
Take flight: An intensely romantic, and uplifting programme of orchestral favourites.
Orchestras Central & TWSO Present:
Sunday 28 May, 2.30pm
St Paul’s Collegiate Chapel, Kirikiriroa Hamilton
Anthony Ritchie | Albatross in Flight
Sibelius | Violin Concerto
Beethoven | Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Joshua Kirk, conductor
Kauri May, violin soloist
Follow a soaring Albatross in Flight, a short fanfare by renowned Aotearoa New Zealand composer Anthony Ritchie, before embarking on an intensely virtuosic and romantic journey with the exquisite Violin Concerto by Sibelius – performed by up-and-coming star, Kauri May, winner of the 2022 University of Waikato Concerto Competition.
The second half of the concert opens with arguably the most famous four-notes in classical music history. Beethoven’s fifth symphony is known worldwide and has been used in countless films, and from disco versions to rock and roll covers.
Joins us at 1.45pm for our ever-popular pre-concert talks, diving deeper into the music ahead of the performance.