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Experience the thrill of 75 talented young musicians (ages 16-26) performing together with energy, precision and passion!

Auckland Youth Orchestra, together with Sistema Whangarei, presents an exciting symphony concert conducted by Antun Poljanich, featuring pianist Shangrong Feng.

The Programme:
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.2
Dvorak: Symphony No.7

Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.2 in F major, Op.102
A cheerful, graceful and undeniably charming work composed in 1957 and premiered by Shostakovich’s son in Moscow. The work’s strong appeal to audiences and pianists alike has endured, and it remains one of Shostakovich’s more popular works.

Dvorak: Symphony No.7 in D minor, Op.70
Written in a time of dark personal circumstances, Dvorak produced this symphony which cemented his international reputation as a composer. It is sometimes called “The Tragic”, and it presents melodies in turn foreboding, lyrical, dance-like and stormily grief-laden. A masterpiece of tragedy and considered by many to be Dvorak’s finest symphony.

Soloist: Pianist Shangrong Feng is currently studying with Australian pianist Prof. Stephanie McCallum .
Shangrong has won international prizes and awards, including the Rere Beckway Pianoforte Performance Award 2022 and the Expressions Piano Trust Award 2021.

Conductor: music director Antun Poljanich studied piano in Dubrovnik and conducting at the University of Ljubljana. Following post-graduate studies in Austria, he won a scholarship which took him to Leningrad for a three-year Master Course in Conducting at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. He has since worked with the Leningrad State Symphony Orchestra, the Veneto Philharmonia, the Slovene and Croatian National Orchestras and other prominent orchestras in Russia and Europe.
How to Find Us
From $25


Turner Centre, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

Event Dates

Sunday 2 April 2023