On Thursday 16th July, Julian will join forces with the Auckland Philharmonia to perform Copland’s Clarinet Concerto and Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue and Riffs, arranged by Lukas Foss. The concert will be broadcast live at 20:00 from Auckland Town Hall on Radio New Zealand Concert’s All Music programme. There are still a few tickets available from the Auckland Philiharmonia website.
‘Copland’s Clarinet concerto is a great piece, full of wit and energy. Written for Benny Goodman, it is incredibly influenced by Jazz. Goodman gave Copland free reign to write whatever he wanted.’ Julian Bliss