ENSEMBLE POLYMNIA

Aorangi Symphony Orchestra

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The fourth and final in our series of World War One commemoration concerts, and third event in the Auckland Town Hall, the Aorangi Symphony Orchestra returns to honour the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, 1919 – marking the end of four years of the horror, bloodshed and suffering of the Great War.

With the exquisitely beautiful “Adagio for Strings” by Samuel Barber as the opening piece, the main feature of this programme is Giuseppe Verdi’s powerful and moving “Requiem”. Together with international New Zealand-born soloists Anna Leese (soprano), Kristin Darragh (mezzo-soprano), Amitai Pati (tenor) and Wade Kernot (bass), the Aorangi Singers and accompanying orchestra bring to us the drama, passion, protest and final peace of this great work.

Under the baton of the inspirational and award-winning conductor Sarah Bisley Schneider, recently returned from conducting “La Traviata” in Bulgaria to acclaim, this promises to be a night to remember