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James Judd Conductor
Amalia Hall Violin
David Bremner Trombone
National Band of New Zealand

Verdi Aida. Triumphal March
Corigliano The Red Violin  Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra
Nino Rota Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra
Respighi Pines of Rome

On the second night of Hamilton’s Immerse Festival, brace yourself for some big bold brass! For the very first time in its 53-year history, the National Brass Band joins the NZSO in a night of Italian fireworks.

There’s no better introduction to the magisterial sound of the Brass Band like the Triumphal March from Verdi’s opera Aida, with NZSO Section Principal Trombone David Bremner serving as NZBB Music Director. David then has the chance to show his own playing prowess in a trombone concerto by Nino Rota – best known as the composing genius behind the music for The Godfather.

Violin virtuoso Amalia Hall performs the Chaconne from Italian-American composer John Corigliano’s score for The Red Violin -- a film inspired by a mythical Stradivarius-like violin with a seductive sound and a rumoured curse. The National Band then joins the NZSO for The Pines of Rome, Ottorino Respighi’s vivid musical paintings of different iconic locations in Rome.