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NZSO Extravaganza

Saturday 27th August 2022

Enjoy all the pomp and grandeur of a night out in 17th century Europe with Extravaganza.

Masterful French Baroque composer Jean-Baptiste Lully was a major composer of comédie-ballet, a genre which fused a traditional comedic play with large chunks of music and dance. Extravaganza features several works from Lully, including his best-known work Monsieur de Pourceaugnac, with text by his good friend and frequent collaborator, Moliére.

Marc-Antoine Charpentier, another French Baroque composer, was better known for his religious music, including Te Deum, while the Italian musician Pietro Locatelli was a virtuoso on the violin. This explains the technical flair shown in Locatelli’s Caprices from his Art of the Violin – a work that deeply influenced 18th century violin playing, lifting standards and raising the bar for all violin virtuosi to come. Paganini’s Caprice No.24 accepted Locatelli’s challenge.

Family Friendly

Date(s)

August 27

Time

7.30pm

Location

Nelson & suburbs

Venue

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
48 Nile Street, Nelson, New Zealand

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Adult $35, Senior/CS Card $32, Student $15, U18 $15

Tickets from NCMA ph. 5489477.

Contact

Ph. 5489477
venues@ncma.nz

Additional Info

Official Website

 

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