Auckland Town Hall Organ Trust and Auckland Youth Orchestra (AYO)
Organist Nicholas Forbes with AYO and vocal soloists
The Auckland Youth Orchestra and the Auckland Town Hall Organ Trust presents a free concert for your enjoyment.
Come and experience the magnificent Town Hall Organ
Enjoy the thrill of 75 talented young musicians (ages 16-26) performing together with energy, precision and passion!
Gigout: Grand Choeur Dialogué
Mozart: Andantino from Concerto for Flute & Harp
Mozart: The Magic Flute: Selected arias
Saint-Saëns - Symphony No.3"Organ Symphony"
Conductor: Antun Poljanich
Soloists: Nicholas Forbes (organ), Tayla Alexander (soprano), Christina Ellison (soprano), Sid Chand (tenor), Anna Kexin Zhang (flute) and Harrison Chau (harp)
Gigout – Grand Choeur Dialogué
The programme opens with a grand fanfare, written for the uncommon instrumentation of organ in ‘dialogue’ with a brass ensemble. The majestic style of the theme is bright and rhythmic, and the dialogue steadily intensifies throughout – first the brass, then the organ, then the brass, then altogether for a thrilling climax.
Mozart – Andantino from Concerto for Flute & Harp
The elegant and graceful melody of this movement simmers with Mozartean magic. Some consider this to be some of Mozart’s most exquisite writing for flute...
Mozart – The Magic Flute (selected arias)
This well-loved opera was premiered just two months before Mozart’s death; it was an instant hit and was the greatest operatic success of his career. The opera contains some of the most beautiful arias Mozart ever wrote.
Saint-Saëns - Symphony No.3 "Organ Symphony"
Premiered in London 136 years ago, this symphony was immediately popular and is considered to be a staple work in the orchestral repertoire. Saint-Saëns said, “I gave everything to it I was able to give. What I have here accomplished I will never achieve again.”
Listeners will quickly recognise its most well-known theme in the Finale – it featured in the 1995 movie “Babe”, and in Keeley and Fitzgerald’s 1977 hit record “If I Had Words”.
This concert is proudly supported by the following organisations:
Tayla Made Foundation
Waitemata Local Board
Lodge of the Liberal Arts No.500
Interval 3.15 (20 min)
Finish 4.15 approx.
Child Policy: Not recommended for 3 years & under.
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