The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's concert season for 2020 blasts off with seven minutes of simple, uncomplicated fun, courtesy of Shostakovich’s helter-skelter overture. Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu joins them for the ever-popular Piano Concerto No 1 by Tchaikovsky.

Pianist Alexandra Dariescu

Pianist Alexandra Dariescu Photo: WWW.MARCOBORGGREVE.COM

Ace orchestrator Maurice Ravel's rendering of Modest Mussorgsky's piano suite Pictures at an Exhibition rounds out the concert.

The orchestra's Music Director Giordano Bellincampi conducts.

Programme:

SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture Op 96
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor Op 23
Tudor CIORTEA: Romanian Dance (encore)
MUSSORGSKY arr Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition 

Giordano Bellincampi

Giordano Bellincampi Photo: Supplied

Recorded by RNZ Concert, Auckland Town Hall, 13 February 2020
Producer: Tim Dodd; Engineer: Adrian Hollay