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Orchestra Wellington's final show of the 2016 'Last Words!' season offers a multi-media extravaganza with one of the grandest and most popular works of the entire orchestra repertoire – Gustav Holst’s The Planets!

Orchestra Wellington partner this huge work with projected images from Space Place and welcome back (for the third time in the season) the (very) hard-working Orpheus Choir of Wellington.

The concert begins with two vital premieres by three of our Composers-in-Residence. First, Claire Cowan’s Violin Concerto with noted New Zealand violin virtuoso, Amalia Hall as soloist, closely followed by David Long and a video presentation by David Downes in a work that straddles both classical art music and popular idioms.

Claire Cowan (1983–)
Concerto for Violin, composed 2015–2016
Amalia Hall - Violin

David Long (1967-)
New Commissioned Work, composed 2015–2016
David Long - Guitar
David Downes - Visuals
Jim Murphy - Mechatronics

Gustav Holst (1874–1934)
the Planets, Op 32, Composed 1914–1916
Orpheus Choir of Wellington

Marc Taddei - Conductor

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