Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's Reimagined could well be its most imaginative concert of the season, an exhilarating cultural mix that made for enthralling evening.

Stravinsky's Pulcinella may be a curiosity for those accustomed to the wild primitivism of his earlier Rite of Spring, as the composer stepped back in time and worked his wiles on unsuspecting 18th century music. Here, it was delivered with the perfect style, grace and humour by young Taiwanese conductor Tung-Chieh Chuang.

A smaller orchestra put the focus on telling solo contributions, particularly from Andrew Beer and Camille Wells, while the tingle and crunch of dashing dissonances

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