John Psathas: ‘View from Olympus’ | Australasia Review: Stuff Nation

Thursday’s Auckland Philharmonia concert was always going to be one of most sought-after classical concerts in 2014.

If you’ve heard of Dame Evelyn Glennie, or better yet seen her in action, you will know she is a world-renowned, exceptionally brilliant percussionist. […]

The piece chosen was New Zealand composer John Psathas’ work View from Olympus. Composed with Dame Evelyn in mind and premiered by her, it is officially described as a double concerto for percussion, piano and orchestra. […]

Transitions were seamless as Dame Evelyn moved from instrument to instrument. The textural, dynamic and harmonic contrasts created by the different instruments were clearly defined by both soloists and orchestra under the clear direction of conductor Hans Graf.

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Hans Graf
Piano: Stephen de Pledge
Auckland Town Hall
4 September 2014



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