18 May 2017

Sound the Horn

From Music Alive, 7:30 pm on 18 May 2017

RNZ Concert is proud to present live video from 7:30pm of tonight's performance by the APO at the Auckland Town Hall.

Stefan Dohr (horn), Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Tadaaki Otaka

BEETHOVEN: Overture, The Creatures of Prometheus

An energetic overture to a classical ballet advocating the civilising power of art.

Stefan Dohr

Stefan Dohr Photo: Supplied

RICHARD STRAUSS: Horn Concerto No 1 in Eb

This effervescent concerto by an 18-year-old Strauss challenges virtuoso players to this day.  Tonight's soloist has it in his blood - he's the principal horn of the Berlin Philharmonic.

RACHMANINOV: Symphony No 2 in E minor Op 27

A sprawling warm-hearted symphony with an inexhaustible profusion of glorious Romantic melody.

You can also listen to this performance live from RNZ Concert online and on air. In future we will publish this recording for you to listen again.