Programme

This programme opens with John Rimmer’s short and fiery ‘Vulcan’ inspired by Auckland’s volcanic landscape. Commissioned by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra for the reopening of the Christchurch Town Hall, Chris Cree Brown’s dramatic ‘Phoenix’ follows. We end with Lyell Cresswell’s ‘Of Smoke and Bickering Flame’, a virtuosic, intense depiction of conflict between heaven and hell.

Chris Cree Brown: Phoenix
Performed by the CSO, conducted by Benjamin Northey

John Rimmer: Vulcan
Performed by the APO, conducted by Giordano Bellincampi

Lyell Cresswell: Of Smoke and Bickering Flame
Performed by the ACO, conducted by Peter Scholes

Approximate running time: 51 minutes