Resonance Ensemble will present a programme of diverse and enticing masterpieces. From Rossini’s sparkling overture and Sibelius’s exhilarating Karelia suite to Schubert’s lively Sixth Symphonyand Shostakovich’s colourful and spectacular suite, these are works that, despite their appeal and accessibility, have not been heard in Christchurch recently. Shostakovich’s Jazz Suite No. 2will receive its New Zealand première.
Resonance Ensemble has the flexibility to include some instruments that are not so often encountered in an orchestra, and this concert includes four saxophones, an accordion, guitar, harp and piano, all used in Shostakovich’s innovative score, and making it the largest contingent of players that the group has yet assembled. Resonance Ensemble has delighted in bringing this programme to life – they are sure the audience will enjoy it just as much as they have enjoyed rehearsing it.