An evening in a fully booked Baycourt Theatre listening to the the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra playing Mozart was a great way to spend time. The audience was as enthusiastic in their appreciation at the conclusion of an evening as they were in their attentiveness during the performance.
I usually end up closing my eyes to listen to the music but this time watching the Conductor Nicholas McGegan was entertainment in itself. His hand movements can best be described as ‘fluid’. There were lovely performances by Bridget Douglas – Flute and Carolyn Mills – Harp – Mozart Serenade in G major K525 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp – Mozart Idomeneo: Ballet Music Chaconne – Mozart Symphony No 41 Jupiter.