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Dazzling Violinist Amalia Hall takes centre stage

Press Release – Orchestra Wellington
Orchestra Wellington’s concertmaster Amalia Hall is performing Samuel Barber’s beautiful violin concerto, while music director Marc Taddei leads the orchestra through Aaron Copland’s mighty Third Symphony.

These two great pieces from America fill the bill in the latest concert in Orchestra Wellington’s Epic 2019 season on Saturday 19 October at the Michael Fowler Centre, titled Fanfare for the Common Man.

Amalia Hall dazzled audiences last year with her world-class performance of Bartok’s violin concerto. Interestingly she’s been engaged to perform one of Prokofiev’s concertos with the Vallejo Symphony in California’s San Francisco Bay Area next February, also under the direction of conductor Marc Taddei.

While the artistic understanding between conductor Taddei, and Hall continues to flourish both here and in America, Hall is also in demand as a guest soloist in Europe, Asia, South Africa and Mexico.

Given her considerable success on a global scale we should take each chance we can to experience her natural artistry and virtuosity while we can.

She’ll explore the beauty of Samuel Barber’s violin concerto. Barber, best known for his Adagio for Strings, wrote his concerto just before the war broke out in 1939, and it includes all the trademark melody and lyricism that made him one the America’s most popular composers.

First performed just after World War II, Copland’s Symphony No. 3 includes his popular Fanfare for the Common Man – his contribution to the US War Effort.

Another annual highlight is the addition in this particular concert of the musicians from the Sistema programme, Arohanui Strings Hutt Valleyand Wellington. These dedicated young string players continue to build their musicality performing ’side-by-side’ with the musicians of Orchestra Wellington.

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