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Manukau Symphony Orchestra - Butterfly Lovers

Saturday, December 10, 2011


Vodafone Events Centre


Age Restrictions
All Ages

Hummel – Trumpet Concerto, Allegro con spirito
Chen Gang & He Zhanhao – Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto
Handel – Music for the Royal Fireworks
Lane – The Night Before Christmas
Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture

Manukau Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Uwe Grodd, presents the tragic love story of the ‘Butterfly Lovers’ – China’s favourite ‘Romeo and Juliet’ legend. The lovers follow a sad and sorrowful journey to be united, only in death, as their souls fly heavenwards as butterflies. The Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Auckland is arranging for an internationally-renowned Chinese violinist to perform at Manukau for this prestigious occasion.

Young trumpet soloist Patricia Robertson-Bickers will delight with the spirited first movement of Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto.

Handel’s music for the Royal Fireworks and Lane’s ‘Night Before Christmas’ – narrated by the charming Max Cryer – bring us ever closer to the festive season. These concerts end with one of Tchaikovsky’s most popular works – the 1812 overture, with booming cannons, ringing church bells, patriotic songs and musical fireworks!

Uwe Grodd – Conductor
Violin soloist from the People’s Republic of China
Max Cryer – Narrator
Patricia Robertson-Bickers – Trumpet

Held in the Genesis Energy Theatre, TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre.


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