Viola player Robert Ashworth plays a concerto by New Zealand composer Anthony Ritchie in this concert by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Giordano Bellincampi
Pianist turned conductor Mikhail Pletnev is really the star of this concert by the Russian National Orchestra, which he founded.
The Beethovenfest concert has a name: Quintessence, and it's about composers’ last works.
The ones on the playbill are by Rossini, Schumann, Beethoven and Shostakovich.
- 7:30 BILL CONTI: Musical highlights from Rocky
- 7:30 JOHN WILLIAMS: Theme from Jurassic Park
- 7:30 VANGELIS, arr NIC RAINE: Chariots of Fire
- 7:30 MAX STEINER: Suite from Casablanca
- 7:30 JOHANN STRAUSS: The Blue Danube
- 7:30 JOHN WILLIAMS: Adventures on Earth from E.T.
- 7:30 ALAN SILVESTRI: Suite from Back to the Future
- 7:30 JOHN WILLIAMS: Theme from Schindler's List
- 7:30 JOHN WILLIAMS: Music from the Star Wars Saga
- 7:30 LALO SCHIFRIN: Theme from Mission Impossible
- 7:00 LONG: I'll hum the first few bars (première performance)
- 7:00 Claire COWAN: Stark - The Violin Concerto (première performance)
- 7:00 HOLST: The Planets
- 8:00 LISZT: Benediction of God in Solitude
- 8:10 DEBUSSY: Études, Book 1
- 8:20 DEBUSSY: Études, Book 2
- 8:30 BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No 30 in E Op 109
- 8:40 POULENC: Novelette No 1