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NZSO - Goldberg Variations

Date Wednesday 11 March 2020
Time 7:30pm
Where Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
Contact email academy@waikato.ac.nz
Website www.waikato.ac.nz/academy/events/music/nzso-goldberg-variations
Admission Cost $15 - 25

Goldberg Variations

Vesa-MattiLeppänen Director/Violin

Stephen DePledge Fortepiano

J S Bach Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

J S Bach’s Goldberg Variations is a masterpiece. First written for harpsichord, it opens with a beautifully tranquil and ornamented Aria followed by 30 intricate and distinct variations. NZSO brings this Baroque gem to regional audiences, with the variations performed on a variety of instruments.

“The different instruments will add a huge amount of colour to the variations, making an already exquisite work even more mesmerising for audiences” says NZSO Concertmaster and Baroque Series Director Vesa-Matti Leppänen. “Bach’s Goldberg Variations is hauntingly beautiful and a work of genius. It’s the most incredible piece.”

NZSO Setting up Camp

The NZSO travels through Greater Wellington, Wairarapa, Palmerston North, Hamilton and Tauranga for several days for a variety of performances and activities. From evening concerts featuring Bach and Beethoven, to NZSO musicians providing educational opportunities and relaxed events for all ages, NZSO Setting up Camp is a great chance to spend time with your Orchestra and friends old and new.

For full details of what’s happening in your town, visit: nzso.co.nz/camp

Buy tickets here: https://nz.patronbase.com/_UniversityOfWaikato/Productions/GOLD/Performances