Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Monday 9th March 2020
Next generation baroque, this chamber orchestra of young players from Julliard starts the season with a bang. The NYT describes Juilliard415 as an ensemble who plays with “consistent poise, and hair-trigger responsiveness” under such prominent artists as William Christie, Jordi Savall and Rachel Podger. For their New Zealand tour, Juilliard415 perform under the leadership of early music legend violinist Robert Mealy in a programme contrasting two baroque styles.
“Our programmes are a dialogue between the two main musical languages in the baroque, the French and the Italian styles, focusing on Rome where Corelli was inventing the orchestra in the 1680s & Paris where Lully did the same thing at about the same time. The French pieces explore various dance forms, including everything from brilliant gigues to slow sarabandes, while the Italian works are fiery concertos: a nice contrast of styles!” – Robert Mealy
This programme also features new commission from Dame Gillian Whitehead providing a striking contrast between old and new.
Presented in association with The Juilliard School through the generous support of Sarah Billinghurst Solomon.
Nelson & suburbs
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
48 Nile Street, Nelson, New Zealand
$37 Concession $13 Child (17 and under) $215 Group of 6. Service fees not included.
Tickets from Ticket Rocket ph. 0800 224 224.
Ph. 03 548 9477