Douglas Lilburn Allegro for Strings
Mozart Violin Concerto No.3, K215, G major
Kurt Weill Songs - Surabaya Johnny, Alabama Song, Pirate Jenny
Kurt Weill Symphony No. 2
Violin Martin Riseley
"Shunning the portentous, plodding style of "old school Bach", but not explicitly espousing any of the "authentic" creeds, Martin was a veritable fountain of agility and expressiveness, putting the "bass notes" of Bach's astonishing polyphony firmly in their proper place." Seen and Heard International, Paul Serotsky.
Vocalist Jackie Clarke
'Who can turn the world on with a smile? Clarke can; she's a revelation. Clarke is a joy to watch as she belts out such classics... with an exuberance that's awe-inspiring. And she sure can strut her stuff.' Natasha Hay Sweet Charity Review NZ Listener
Auckland Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Peter Scholes
"...vivid, committed performances, success was guaranteed." William Dart, NZ Herald
Auckland Chamber Orchestra and Musical Director Peter Scholes in concert with brilliant violinist Martin Riseley perform the popular Mozart G major violin concerto. Riseley has an impressive international career and is Head of Strings at the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington. He gave the New Zealand premiere of the Red Violin Chaconne of Corigliano, and has given solo recitals around New Zealand of the Paganini Caprices.
Douglas Lilburn was one of New Zealands first symphonic composers and paved the way for future generations of composers. His Allegro for Strings is an energetic and sunny piece.
Kurt Weill, most famous for his satire, cabaret and jazzy style also wrote two symphonies. Fans of Threepenny Opera and The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny will love this work. As a prelude to the symphony, Jackie Clarke sings three songs by Kurt Weill.