FB 1 Bolero

Bolero | 7.30pm Saturday, 9 March
Ray Chan Conductor / Piano
Matthew Verrill Trumpet
Melody Lin Flute
RAVEL Bolero

GERALD FINZI Eclogue for Piano & Strings

NERUDA Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat Major

WARWICK BLAIR (NZ) ‘tamāhine’ from Whānau for any number of performers & electronics

JOHN RUTTER Suite Antique for Flute & Strings

TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture


Our year begins with the sensational Bolero – French composer Maurice Ravel’s most famous work. Originally conceived as a ballet, Bolero soon became a purely orchestral piece. At its first performance a woman was heard to cry ‘Au fou! Au fou!’ (The Madman! The Madman!), to which Ravel replied ‘That lady…She understood.’ Be enthralled, as were the audiences in 1928, and tap and sway with the mesmerizing rhythms and melody of the one and only Bolero.

We welcome two of ‘our own’ to perform as soloists in this first concert of the year: Matthew Verrill, Principal Trumpet, and Melody Lin, Principal Flute. Matthew brings us a most popular Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major by the Classical Czech composer, Johann Baptist Georg Neruda, while Melody will perform the Suite Antique for flute and strings by English composer John Rutter.’ And we are in for a surprise when conductor, Ray Chan, takes to the piano for Gerald Finzi’s Eclogue for Piano and Strings.

NZ composer Warwick Blair’s work, ‘tamāhine’ from Whānau, encourages the orchestra to perform in an improvisational style.

We conclude this momentous programme with Tchaikovsky’s mighty 1812 Overture written to commemorate the successful Russian defence, in 1812, against Napoleon’s Grande Armée – said to be one of the greatest fighting forces ever assembled.

Premium A Reserve: B Reserve:
Adult: $73 Adult: $55 Adult: $43
Student: $18 Student: $18 Student: $18
Senior: $63 Senior: $49 Senior: $37
A light supper will be served after the concert and can be pre-paid with your ticket for $8
For tickets, you may book online at Eventfinda or call (09) 5773031.
Venue: BNZ Theatre
Vodafone Events Centre
770 Great South Road, Wiri,
Parking: Gate 1, Northern Carpark. $4.00 for the first hour and $0.50 per hour thereafter. Payment via credit card, Vodafone text or EFTPOS only. No cash. Liquor ban zone in all external areas