Alina Ibragimova (violin) with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Giordano Bellincampi

Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova is the Auckland Philharmonia's special guest in this Premier Series concert. She plays Bartók's Second Violin Concerto, and the orchestra rounds out the programme with Rossini's William Tell Overture, and Schubert's sprightly Fifth Symphony.

They end the concert with a tribute to their Principal Flute, Emma Gerstein, who was departing to take up a position with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

ROSSINI: William Tell, Overture; BARTÓK: Violin Concerto No 2 Sz112; SCHUBERT: Symphony No 5 in Bb D485

(recorded in Auckland Town Hall by RNZ)