Houstoun Plays ‘The Egyptian’ | Sun 6 Sep, 5pm (cancelled)

NEW DATE 5pm, Sunday 6 September Vodafone Events Centre (1)


UPDATE: Due to recent government announcements on alert levels and restrictions on mass gatherings, we sadly have to cancel our Houstoun Plays ‘The Egyptian’ concert on Sunday 6 September. 

We do have good news though, as we are pleased our soloist Michael Houstoun has graciously agreed to reschedule the performance to Sunday 2 May 2021 at 5pm - so save the date!

If you have purchased tickets from the MSO:

- Please contact us for a refund, or
- Opt for a voucher for this concert to be used in 2021, or
Donate the cost of your tickets to the MSO.

If you have purchased tickets from Eventfinda:

- Please contact Eventfinda directly for a refund.

While we are most disappointed to have to cancel the Houstoun Plays ‘The Egyptian’ concert this September, we are heartened by, and grateful for, the generosity and positivity shown to us by you – our supporters.

To that end, we are busily working in the background towards our Symphonic Journey workshop performance on Sunday 27 September, and bringing more music back for our supporters and players in the near future, so do watch this space! 

Thank you very much for your continued support of the Manukau Symphony Orchestra, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Houstoun Plays ‘The Egyptian’ | 5:00pm SUNDAY, 6 SEPTEMBER 2020 (CANCELLED)
Uwe Grodd Conductor
Michael Houstoun Piano
BEETHOVEN Name Day Celebration Overture
MOZART Symphony in G minor
OFFENBACH La Vie Parisienne Overture
SAINT-SAËNS The Egyptian Piano ConcertoWe commence the year with our first Beethoven Overture – his Name Day Celebration – this being a ‘Happy Birthday’ song. How fitting that we play this for such a special birthday celebration – Beethoven’s 250th.Then, Mozart’s wonderful G minor Symphony. This emotional work, so full of melodic writing of surpassing beauty, rightly deserves to be called the ‘crown’ of Mozart’s symphonies.Offenbach’s overture to La Vie Parisienne celebrates all things Parisian. Let’s dance to the gaiety and joie de vivre of this fun work.Finally, we welcome New Zealand’s one and only Michael Houstoun to perform Saint-Saëns’ remarkable Egyptian Piano Concerto! Michael has said that this is one of his favourite concertos. How wonderful that he has chosen to perform this one final time at Manukau!A keen traveller, Saint-Saȅns wrote this dazzling concerto while in Luxor, the sunny Egyptian city of famous temples. It is an exotic work with Javanese, Spanish and Middle Eastern influences – a musical “sea voyage” in Saint Saȅns’ words.
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, please call (09) 577 3031 or email admin@manukausymphony.org.nz
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