Supported by generous help from the Turnovsky Endowment Trust

Wellington Orchestra play Elgar with violinist Feng Ning under Taddei


The concert ended, somewhat unusually, with the violin concerto – but as the longest work, it was sensibly placed after the interval.  The concert began unusually, too, with the orchestra playing itself ‘Happy Birthday’ in a short and amusing orchestration by Stravinsky, created for the conductor Pierre Monteux’s 80th birthday.

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