Basically Baroque

Soloist – Robert Orr

Saturday 29 April 5:00 pm and Sunday 30 April 2017 3:00 pm
King’s and Queen’s Performing Arts Centre

JS Bach’s music incorporates musical inventiveness, drama, and exquisite beauty – all of which are evident in this concert’s two concerti. The soloist is Robert Orr, NZSO’s Principal Oboeist.

Tasmanian-based conductor Daniel Kossov was born in Russia, emigrated to Israel, and graduated from the Curtis Institute and London’s Guildhall School. At the age of 23, he became Australia’s youngest ever concertmaster in Perth. He is currently conducting in Australia, Israel, Russia and Europe. Appropriately, he will be directing the Bach double concerto from the violin.

In Respighi’s The Birds, this 20th century composer freely re-works four Baroque keyboard pieces while depicting characteristics of four different birds.

Rounding off the concert is Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony, which finishes with one of the most extraordinary symphonic movements ever written. Mozart presents and then interweaves no less than five musical themes.

JS Bach: Concerto for Violin and Oboe
Respighi: The Birds
JS Bach: Concerto for Oboe D’Amore
Mozart: Symphony No. 41, Jupiter

Daniel Kossov Conductor
Robert Orr Oboe