New Zealand conductor Gemma New leads the NZSO in a concert full of rhythm and dance. 

Originally written for piano, BrahmsHungarian Dances bring the spirit of the travelling gypsy bands that served as the inspiration for this music. Acclaimed cellist Johannes Moser brings something different to his performance as he presents a solo work for electric cello, an instrument that allows him to new textures and effects to his performance.

Originally written for the concert hall, Stravinsky’s Danses Concertantes wouldn’t feel out of place as a ballet. The rhythms, syncopation and structure of the piece led to it being choreographed several times. 

Clockwerk, with its fugal structure, introduces the different sections of the orchestra. The feeling of the work changes often before ending on driving, accelerating end.

Written when he was just 24, Idomeneo is considered one of Mozart’s first great operas. Dance was a large part of opera at the time and the selection of works performed form this opera shows the young genius’ talent as a composer and adaptability to the style. 

“brilliantly pushing boundaries.” Max Rashbrooke, Scoop (Shed Series Sinfonietta)

“My whole experience of the Shed 6 gig … was by far one of the best, musically, of my life,” Anna Knox, The Spinoff(Shed Series Responses)

"These concerts ... are an important enterprise; judging by the size, character and final noisy ‘response’ of the audience, they work, and their presentation, in style, in venue, in the appropriateness of McKeich’s pithy and pertinent remarks, is excellent.” - Middle C. (Shed Series Responses)

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