Cambridge Edition, Waikato - 03 May 2017
General News - page 34   

Gurgling brooks, glints of sunlight, foaming rapids and hunting horns are just some of the imagery created in music when Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra take you on a journey of Slavic riches.

The Cambridge Edition has a double pass to give away - email emma.james@fairfaxmedia.co.nz with your contact details by 12pm May 10.

"Slavic Masterpieces" provides the perfect opportunity to be unique in tributes to Waikato mums on Mother's Day.

"Relaxation and inspiration come naturally when your mind is taken on a musical journey", said Susan Trodden, Orchestras Central chief executive.  "Let the orchestra provide the magic, and the essential chocolate as our gift to all special Mums".

Conducted by Rupert D'Cruze, the concert will feature one of New Zealand's foremost young violinists, Amalia Hall, who has performed to rave reviews on the international competition circuit.

With an impressive list of competition successes, she has played throughout Europe, USA and New Zealand. She was recently appointed concertmaster of Orchestra Wellington, making her the youngest concertmaster in New Zealand. Amalia will perform Wieniawski's second violin concerto, a piece that showcases a fascinating array of virtuoso violin technique and moves the listener with its gorgeous melodies.

Tchaikovsky's joyful Symphony No.2 uses three Ukrainian folk songs to great effect, hence its nickname the Little Russian. Smetana's Ma Vlast is a powerful Czech nationalistic work. Vltava is the popular 6th movement, and cleverly utilises instrumentation to paint a vivid portrait of Bohemia's mighty river.

This special performance is on Sunday May 14 at 4pm, at Clarence Street Theatre. Tickets available through Ticketek. For more information, or to become a Friend of the orchestra, visit www.orchestras.org.nz.

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