Dance and Sing

EF Dance & Sing 85

Dance and Sing | 7.30pm Saturday, 17 March
ROSSINI ‘William Tell’ Overture
MOZART ‘Porgi Amor’ from Le Nozze di Fiagro
VIVALDI Concerto for Oboe in C major
MARQUEZ Danson No.2
PUCCINI ‘Vissi d’Arte’ from Tosca
TCHAIKOVSKY ‘Swan Lake’ selections
Ray Chan Conductor
Morag Atchison Soprano
Bede Hanley Oboe
Celebrate with the MSO in this our 25th Anniversary Year!

Our first item, the overture to William Tell, paints a musical picture of life in the Swiss alps: Dawn, a Storm, Call to the Cows and March of the Swiss Soldiers. Although there are no horses or cavalry in the opera, the final section is often used to denote galloping horses – its most famous use being as the theme for The Lone Ranger!

In Porgi Amor, Morag Atchison, as the Countess in ‘The Marriage of Figaro’, laments her husband’s infidelity and prays for his return or she be allowed to die.

MSO welcomes Bede Hanley, Principal Oboist with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, to perform Vivaldi’s C Major Concerto. Vivaldi’s most popular Oboe Concerto, this work is substantial in both scope and length. The oboe writing is masterful and virtuosic throughout with the solo instrument at times lively – almost breathless – sometimes melancholy, and the finale is a most graceful Minuet.

Then dance! Danson No. 2 expresses and reflects the dance style named Danzón which has its origins in Cuba. We invite you to tap your toes to this highly rhythmical work with its lively accents and tempi.

In Vissi d’Arte Tosca questions why God has deserted her: ‘I lived for art, I lived for love. I never harmed a living soul. Why, why Lord, do you reward me thus?’

Finally, we dance again! This time to selections from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.

Premium A Reserve: B Reserve:
Adult: $70 Adult: $52 Adult: $40
Student: $15 Student: $15 Student: $15
Senior: $60 Senior: $46 Senior: $34
A light supper will be served after the concert and can be pre-paid with your ticket for $8Intermediate age and upwards welcome.
For tickets, you may book online at or or you may call (09) 5773031
Venue: BNZ Theatre
Vodafone Events Centre
770 Great South Rd
Parking: Gate 1, Northern Carpark. $4.00 for the first hour and 0.50 cents per hour thereafter. Payment via credit card, Vodafone text or Eftpos only. No cash. Liquor ban zone in all external areas