Forsyth Barr Matinee Series 1: Reflections

Reflections - Vaughan Williams’ Oboe Concerto

Tianyi Lu - Conductor
Thomas Hutchinson - Oboe

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto
Gareth Farr: Le Temps est la Pluie
Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony

Each of this programme’s works embodies their composer’s reflections on war or violent loss of life:
- Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin’s movements are each dedicated to the memory of one of his friends who died fighting in World War I.
- Vaughan Williams’ music is alternately contemplative and sinister reflecting how deeply his First World War experiences affected him.
- New Zealand composer Gareth Farr ‘s Le Temps est La Pluie is a threnody to those in the Pacific region adversely affected by nuclear testing.
- Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 (transcribed by Rudolf Barshais as the ‘Chamber Symphony’ for strings) is dedicated ‘to the victims of fascism and war’.

Conductor Tianyi Lu continues her busy conducting schedule, with concerts in New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Lapland, the USA, Turkey, and Singapore.

Concerto soloist Thomas Hutchinson, the first New Zealander to win the prestigious 66th ARD competition in Munich in 2017, is now Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Oboist.

More Information Reserved seating event at King's and Queens Performing Arts Centre, 270 Bay View Rd, Dunedin.

Please ensure you are booking for the correct day as there are two performances of each concert in the series.

Concert duration - 2 hours.

Child is school age. Not recommended for children under 6 years.

Wheelchair and companion spaces can be booked through the Regent Theatre box office.

Taking photographs and recording any part of the performance is not permitted.
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