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Hawke’s Bay Orchestra (HBO): Two New Zealand String Quartet players to perform Mozart Sinfonia Concertante
May 16, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Hawke’s Bay Orchestra (HBO) is back to present a Sunday afternoon concert featuring works by Beethoven, Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga and Mozart.
The Mozart Sinfonia Concertante is a ‘double’ concerto, featuring viola and violin soloists. Performing with the HBO are two of New Zealand’s most experienced and fine players – violinist Monique Lapins and violist Gillian Ansell.
The orchestra will also perform the exhilarating dancing apotheosis of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7; the Allegretto second movement enjoying a resurgence in popularity when it featured in the film ‘The King’s Speech’.
Rounding out the concert is Spanish Basque composer de Arriaga’s Los esclavos felices ‘The Happy Slaves’ overture, written when he was only 14.
The HBO concert is on at the Blyth Performing Arts Centre, Iona College in Havelock North on Sunday 16 May at 2.30pm. Admission is $20, children under 18 free.