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Canadian Baroque Star to Perform with NZSO in Wellington

Monday, 13 November 2017, 9:26 am | NZ Symphony Orchestra

Virtuoso Canadian violinist Aisslinn Nosky will direct and perform with players from the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra ’s string section in a special concert of Baroque music in Wellington on 17 November. More >>

Violin Virtuoso Janine Jansen Returns to Perform with NZSO

Friday, 27 October 2017, 10:47 am | NZ Symphony Orchestra

One of the most popular and critically acclaimed violinists in the world returns to perform with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in November. More >>

Two world premieres in one night for NZSO

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 12:12 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

New Zealanders will be the first to hear orchestral music inspired by a nineteenth century conman and a giant of twentieth century literature when the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra premieres two works next month. More >>

Folk-influenced works to feature in upcoming NZSO concert

Friday, 18 September 2015, 2:11 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

A vibrant programme of folk-influenced contemporary music will keep concertgoers on the edge of their seats at the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra’s (NZSO) next concert, Bold Worlds: Fire and Ice , featuring two works that were especially written ... More >>

Trans-Tasman orchestras mark Anzac centenary

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 12:02 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra join forces to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli landings with near simultaneous concerts featuring two world premieres by New Zealand and Australian composers. More >>

Beethoven extravaganza opens NZSO Season

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 1:11 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra opens its 2015 Season with more great music from master composer Beethoven. Following last year’s popular NZSO concert series, Beethoven: The Symphonies, the first national tour for 2015 features the famous composer’s ... More >>

NZSO Concertmaster steps in at eleventh hour for concerto

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 12:06 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

Due to illness, US violinist Stefan Jackiw has regrettably cancelled his Tuscan Summer tour with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. NZSO Concertmaster Vesa-Matti Leppänen will now perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, a gold standard among violin works. More >>

Armenian star cellist débuts with NZSO on South Island tour

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:00 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

Acclaimed Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan and returning Australian conductor Ben Northey join forces for the NZSO’s tour In the Hall of the Mountain King this November. More >>

‘Best trumpet player in the galaxy’ returns

Monday, 1 September 2014, 3:33 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

Famous for his virtuosic skill and ‘fabulously velvet tone’, Håkan Hardenberger can make the trumpet sing like a human voice. The Swedish trumpeter has been declared ‘the best trumpet player in the galaxy’ by The Times and has performed with some ... More >>

Trans-Tasman orchestras' simultaneous Anzac premieres

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 2:38 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra join forces to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli landings with simultaneous concerts featuring two world premieres by Australian and New Zealand composers. More >>

Mahler champion leads NZSO in death-defying final symphony

Monday, 7 July 2014, 12:14 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

Superstar conductor Edo de Waart, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and Mahler’s death-defying Ninth Symphony come together for an epic night in the concert hall this August. More >>

Appointments to New Zealand Symphony Orchestra board

Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 3:29 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

Peter Biggs and Bronwen Holdsworth have been appointed to the board of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and members Donald Best, Lisa Bates and Roger Taylor have been reappointed, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced ... More >>

Symphonic Feast with NZSO, Palliser Estate and Café Medici

Monday, 30 June 2014, 2:48 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

The NZSO will perform four other pieces between courses and at the conclusion of their last performance will get to mingle with the guests in this intimate setting. More >>

NZSO celebrates Shakespeare’s 450th birthday

Thursday, 26 June 2014, 1:13 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

It is 450 years since William Shakespeare was born so the NZSO is bringing to life his fairies and kings, and lovers and plotters in an irresistible evening of music inspired by the great bard. More >>

James MacMillan conducts own works with NZSO this weekend

Monday, 5 May 2014, 9:51 am | NZ Symphony Orchestra

Eminent Scottish composer and conductor James MacMillan will conduct the NZSO in Hear & Far , an annual concert tour that features the best of international contemporary classical music alongside the best of New Zealand contemporary classical music. Dr ... More >>

Shostakovich authority conducts Russian Fire with NZSO

Friday, 11 April 2014, 10:01 am | NZ Symphony Orchestra

This May, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra performs with star conductor from Russia Alexander Lazarev and acclaimed Russian pianist Alexander Melnikov . This is an exceptional opportunity to hear New Zealand’s national orchestra perform gems of the repertoire: ... More >>

NZSO performs concert for Anzac Day and WWI centenary

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 3:20 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will commemorate Anzac Day in 2014 with a concert dedicated to the alliances, comradery, and memory of this nation-defining legacy. This year, the NZSO is also proud to be part of commemorations for the First World ... More >>

First NZSO tour of 2014

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 4:19 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

Erich Korngold’s Violin Concerto, which has enjoyed increasing international popularity in recent times, is one of three symphonic works that the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will be performing on their first national tour of 2014, Visions of Happiness. More >>

Experience La Dolce Vita – ‘The Good Life’ – with the NZSO

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 3:00 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

The NZSO opens its 2014 Season with a concert of festive Italian celebrations in La Dolce Vita. NZSO Music Director Pietari Inkinen will return to delight audiences in this Wellington-only concert that features three symphonic tone poems by Ottorino ... More >>

Summer concerts on Waitangi weekend

Friday, 10 January 2014, 12:35 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

In the first week of February the NZSO National Youth Orchestra will perform an exciting new concert programme. More >>



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