Central Otago Regional Orchestra returns again

Grieg, Dvorak and Weber will all be played in the Northern Lights performance. Image from Edvard Grieg Archives at Bergen Public Library

For lovers of Greig’s Nordic compositions, the upcoming Central Otago Regional Orchestra performance is not to be missed. 

“To give this concert its Northern Lights flavor we will be playing two movements from Grieg's Peer Gynt suite and four of Dvorak's Slavonic Dances. The concert will open with Weber's Overture to Oberon,” said Ashley Hopkins, conductor of the CORO. 

“The soloist we have lined up is Patrick Cornfield from Auckland,” said Hopkins. “I worked with Paddy for 12 years in a row conducting a different piano concerto each year, and Grieg was the very first. Regardless of what else is on the program, Paddy will be worth coming along to hear on the big Steinway at the Lake Wānaka Center.” 

The Central Otago Regional Orchestra draws on players from many Central Otago towns, including Alexandra, Cromwell, Roxburgh, Queenstown, and Arrowtown.

Northern Lights, Lake Wānaka Centre, December 7, 7.30pm. 

If you can't make it to the Wānaka concert, the program will be repeated in Alexandra at the Memorial Theater at 2:30pm on Sunday December 8.


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