John Chen Plays Mozart

John Chen Plays Mozart


Price: Free Admission - bookings essential

Sunday, 29 April 5pm


John Chen Plays Mozart

The next ACO concert is fast approaching and we are excited to be working again with John Chen.

SUNDAY April 29 @ 5pm

FREE ADMISSION!  see below for instructions to reserve seats. We recommend this concert for audience members aged 13 years and over.

Raye Freedman Arts Centre
Auckland, New Zealand

Peter Scholes conductor

Soloist John Chen piano

  • Edvard Grieg “Elegiac Melodies”
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart “Piano Concerto K595”
  • Lyell Cresswell “Of Smoke and Bickering Flame”

Grieg’s “Elegische Melodien” were originally written for piano and voice. This is an arrangement for string orchestra made later by Grieg of the two songs “The Wounded Heart” and “The Last Spring”.

Mozart had great success with his piano concertos. We play No. 27 which was first performed in 1791 – the year of Mozart’s death.

In 2017 we played Lyell Cresswell’s “I paesaggi dell’anima (Landscapes of the Soul)”. This was a terrific piece and we were keen to play more of his music. “Of Smoke and Bickering Flame” is a concerto for orchestra with virtuoso playing for all the musicians.

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Schubert “Death and the Maiden”
Rautavaara “Divertimento”
Richard Strauss “Metamorphosen”

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