Dunedin symphony Orchestra

Forsyth Barr 'Matinee Two - Pastorale'

Saturday 31 july 2021 & SUNDAY 1 AUGUST 2021





Show Information

Forsyth Barr ‘Pastorale’
Saturday 31 July, 5pm and Sunday 1 August, 3pm
King’s and Queen’s Performing Arts Centre

Conductor: Marc Taddei
Violin: Monique Lapins
Viola: Gillian Ansell


Knecht: Grande Symphonie – Pastorale
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, Pastorale

Knecht’s Pastorale symphony, composed in 1785, is remarkably similar to Beethoven’s own Pastorale composed some 37 years later. Both have the non-standard five movements, are based on a description of nature, include a thunderstorm, and both finales contain hymns of thanksgiving. This concert, under the masterly direction of Marc Taddei, will give an opportunity for a rare and fascinating comparison of the two symphonies. Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante has been described as ‘a work that bursts with joy’. Mozart created a remarkable partnership between the two soloists, creating an intensely beautiful blend of sound. Exemplifying these features will be the NZ String Quartet’s Monique Lapins and Gillian Ansell.


Adult $48
Student (with ID) $15
Child (up to 18) $15
Family (2 adults & 2 children) $110
Concession (with ID 65+, beneficiaries, unwaged) $46

Prices excludes booking fees


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Otago, New Zealand

PO Box 5036, Dunedin, 9058



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