Saturday, 9 March 2019
Fazioli International Piano Recital Series 2018: Read Gainsford & Orchestra Wellington: Planets

3.00pm Fazioli International Piano Recital Series 2018

In a beautifully curated programme, Read Gainsford introduces and performs music that links to Impressionism in some way, but is not impressionistic in itself.

Read Gainsford is a New Zealand pianist currently based in Tallahassee, where he’s Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Florida State University.

He eloquently introduces each of the works in this recital.

8.00pm Orchestra Wellington: Planets

Orchestra Wellington offers a multi-media extravaganza with one of the grandest and most popular works in the orchestral repertoire - The Planets - preceded by not one but two premières from New Zealand composers.

 

3.00pm Fazioli International Piano Recital Series 2018: Read Gainsford

LISZT: Benediction of God in Solitude
DEBUSSY: Etudes, Book 1
DEBUSSY: Etudes, Book 2
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata in E Op 109
POULENC: Novellette No 1

Recorded by RNZ Concert in Auckland War Memorial Museum Auditorium, 5 October 2018, by Rangi Powick and Tim Dodd.

8.00pm Orchestra Wellington: Planets

DAVID LONG: I'll hum the first few bars;

CLAIRE COWAN: Stark - The Violin Concerto;

HOLST: The Planets

Amalia Hall (violin), David Long (guitar), David Downes (visuals), Jim Murphy (mechatronics), Orpheus Choir, Orchestra Wellington conducted by Marc Taddei

Recorded by RNZ Concert in Michael Fowler Centre Wellington - Producer: David McCaw, Engineer: Graham Kennedy.