Mahler 4 | Sat 28 Aug 2021

FB MSO 03 Mahler

Saturday 28 August, 7.30pm | Vodafone Events Centre

MOZART Il Seraglio Overture
STRAUSS Orchestral songs Morgen, Zueignung, Cäcilie
MAHLER Symphony No. 4

UWE GRODD Conductor

A Mahler symphony is, for any orchestra, a symbol of maturity. His fourth Symphony in G major, completed in 1900, is built around a single song – Das himmlische Leben (The Heavenly Life) – which describes, with naivety, all the pleasures awaiting us in heaven. The song is prefigured in various ways in the first three movements and sung in its entirety by a solo soprano in the fourth movement.

MSO welcomes lyric soprano, Anna Leese, now based in Dunedin, to sing Mahler’s Das himmlische Leben – a fervent and happy message – in this amazing 4th symphony. Anna will also charm us with Richard Strauss’ emotional orchestral songs Morgen (Tomorrow) – one of his most well known and frequently recorded songs – Zueignung (Devotion) and Cäcilie (Cecily) completed the day before his wedding and offered to his wife, Pauline, as a wedding gift.

Mozart’s curtain-raiser Overture to his opera Il Seraglio is characterised by the use of instruments – unusual for its time – such as cymbals, big (Turkish) drums, piccolo and triangles. With The Abduction from the Seraglio, Mozart created the first of his great operatic masterpieces. It premiered on July 16, 1782, in Vienna and was a great success.



Premium A Reserve B Reserve
Adult $73 $55 $43
Senior $63 $49 $37
Student $18 $18 $18
Parking $6 prepaid with your ticket.
Supper $10 prepaid with your ticket ($15 on the night)
Venue BNZ Theatre
Vodafone Events Centre
770 Great South Road, Wiri, Manukau, Auckland
Parking Gate 1, Northern Carpark.
$4 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.

For tickets, please call (09) 577 3031 or email















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