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NZSO to premiere new online performance tonight Wed, 25 March at 7.30pm

At times like these, we all must Play Our Part. The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will still perform online for all New Zealanders tonight at 7.30pm, Wed 25 March at nzso.co.nz/live after adapting our planned free livestream performance for the new COVID-19 restrictions.

NZSO Concertmaster Vesa-Matti Leppänen and several Section Principals will each playing one of their favourite pieces of music from home. Pianist Stephen De Pledge, who performed with the NZSO earlier this month, has also been filmed playing one of JS Bach’s famous Goldberg Variations.

Joining Vesa-Matti Leppänen and Stephen De Pledge for Play Our Part will be Section Principal Cellist Andrew Joyce, Section Principal Harpist Carolyn Mills, Section Principal Flautist Bridget Douglas with other players to be confirmed.

Play Our Part

CAROLYN MILLS, Section Principal Harp
JS BACH arr. Carolyn Mills – Goldberg Variations I. Aria

VESA-MATTI LEPPÄNEN, Concertmaster
JS BACH – Violin Partita No.2 in D minor III. Sarabande, IV. Gigue

ANDREW JOYCE, Section Principal Cello
Traditional arr. Andrew Joyce – El cant dels ocells

BRIDGET DOUGLAS, Section Principal Flute
JS BACH – Partita in A Minor for Solo Flute III. Sarabande, IV. Bourrée anglaise

STEPHEN DE PLEDGE, Guest Soloist Fortepiano
JS BACH – Goldberg Variations I. Aria

Samuel Jacobs, Section Principal Horn
Britten – Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings I. Prologue

Play Our Part will premiere for free at nzso.co.nz/live 7.30pm tonight and can be viewed via smart TV, mobile phone, tablet or computer.

We’ll see you there.

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