Despite the temptation to stay home and catch Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s Glennie at Olympus concert streamed live, there was almost a capacity turnout at the Town Hall.
John Psathas’ piano and percussion concerto, View from Olympus, is one of New Zealand music’s big successes. Premiered by Dame Evelyn Glennie at the Manchester Commonwealth Games in 2002, it has gone on to be played in Germany, Canada and Australia as well as four times back home.
This, the fifth, revealed that Psathas’ Pacific/Aegean mix still retains its pulsating allure.
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Hans Graf
Piano: Stephen de Pledge
Auckland Town Hall
4 September 2014