Wellington: Houstoun and Debussy


Friday, 7 July 2017, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


$20 for seats in the front two rows (limited visibility)
$40 for all other seats in the hall (if you have a vision support person attending with you, their entrance will be free)
$12 Community Services Card
$12 Tertiary student
$10 Child (if you have a vision support person attending with you, their entrance will be free)

To book tickets contact Margaret Myers at Orchestra Wellington – please explain that you are a client of the Blind Foundation and Margaret will be able to provide support with seat selection and ticketing.
Email: margaretm@orchestrawellington.co.nz or telephone 04 801 7810.

*Please note – discounts cannot be provided for tickets purchased through Ticketek.


  • Claude Debussy- Jeux.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart- Piano Concerto in D Minor. Michael Houstoun, piano.
  • Johannes Brahms- Piano Concerto in D Minor.  Michael Houstoun, piano.

Orchestra Wellington will perform Debussy’s masterpiece Jeux, scored for a huge orchestra, as well as two piano concertos with New Zealand’s best-loved pianist, Michael Houstoun.

Diaghilev’s magic touches this concert too, in the form of Debussy’s commission for the Ballets Russes: Jeux. Premiering within two weeks of The Rite of Spring, and likewise scored for a huge orchestra, this was Debussy’s final masterpiece for orchestra and was one of the most influential scores of the 20th century – an inspiration to some of the greatest composers of the 20th and 21st centuries!

We also present two piano concertos which bookend the world of D-minor piano concertos. The first is one of Mozart’s most forward-looking concertos, with stormy passages and unresolved tensions that are rare for the Classical period. Brahms’ monumental First Piano Concerto stands as a conclusion to the territory Mozart explored in his concerto. It’s a frankly emotional, fully Romantic work in every sense, and a tribute to the composer we feature in our next concert, Schumann, and to Schumann’s wife Clara, who championed the work.

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