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Mahler with MSO ‘a dream’

A Mahler symphony is a symbol of maturity for any orchestra. Together with soprano Anna Leese, Manukau Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will perform Mahler’s Fourth Symphony on Saturday 28 August, 7.30pm at the Vodafone Events Centre. Leese, a sought-after Kiwi soprano, says the challenge is conveying the sense of child-like wonderment in Das himmlische Leben (The Heavenly Life) in the last movement of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony. ‘There are few …

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‘No longer retired’ – Houstoun plays The Egyptian in Manukau

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE14 April 2021 The Manukau Symphony Orchestra (MSO) begins its 2021 season with renowned New Zealand pianist Michael Houstoun in the twice-rescheduled concert Houstoun Plays The Egyptian on Sunday 2 May, 5pm at the Vodafone Events Centre. Houstoun always tries to avoid picking favourites, although he does ‘love the charm, exoticism and virtuosity’ …

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