MASTERWORKS CONCERT V: The Bells of Ecstasy
Considered by Rachmaninoff to be his greatest work, The Bells sets the descriptive words of Edgar Allan Poe to paint
musical poetry. The HSO presents one of the first performances of New Zealand Composer John Psathas’
All Seeing Sky, an evocative work for two percussionist soloists and orchestra, and Alexander Scriabin’s mystical
Poem of Ecstasy is an erotic, existential, all-consuming experience!