Supported by generous help from the Turnovsky Endowment Trust

Rich opportunities for NZSM Orchestra’s youthful freshness, commitment, poetry and dynamism

This interesting and varied programme opened with Mendelssohn’s incidental music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Kenneth Young set a whacking pace for the Overture but the players rose confidently to the challenge with exemplary clarity in the demanding high speed pianissimo passagework, excellent intonation, and effective balance within the orchestral forces. The phrasing and dynamics of the more poetic sections were thoughtful and musical throughout, as were those of... read more

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