Featuring music by John Zorn and Mozart
Hamish McKeich - Conductor
In association with Craggy Range.
Conducted by NZSO Associate conductor Hamish McKeich,
Shed Series: Projection features music and composers associated with some of the most iconic scenes in film.
The intense, rhythmic first movement of Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 set the scene for the Oscar-winning film Amadeus, while Béla Bartók’s Music for Strings Percussion and Celeste was used to jarring effect in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.
The NZSO also performs In Distance by Tan Dun, best known for his scores for films, including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and How Slow the Wind by prolific Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu, who also wrote for film, including Akira Kurosawa’s acclaimed Ran.
McKeich will close the concert with inventive American composer John Zorn’s For Your Eyes Only, written in 1983.
Shed Series concerts have a casual, inviting atmosphere, where audiences can sit or stand, mingle with friends and enjoy a drink while the Orchestra performs.