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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 >>

NZSO TODD Corporation Young Composers Award announced

Monday, 2 December 2013, 2:27 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

On Tuesday, 20-year-old Salina Fisher was named the winner of the NZSO TODD Corporation Young Composers Award 2013. More >>

Nurturing talent: TODD Corporation Young Composers Award

Tuesday, 29 October 2013, 4:24 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

On 24 November, nine students selected from applicants across New Zealand arrive in Wellington for the TODD Corporation Young Composers Award workshops. The award, now in its ninth year, provides a unique opportunity for young composers to be mentored ... More >>

Free family fun with NZSO at Te Papa

Tuesday, 22 October 2013, 3:32 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

You won’t have heard a symphony like this before! Known for his quirky performances, acclaimed loop artist Adam Page has written his first symphony for the NZSO, MOMENTVM. Audience members – together with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra – will perform ... More >>

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra announces 2014 Season

Monday, 7 October 2013, 3:52 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra invites listeners to discover its 2014 Season, announced today. Showcasing their impressive talent, the NZSO will collaborate with giants of the conducting world and stunning international soloists to perform wonderful ... More >>

NZSM Concert of the Year: A Concert of Contrasts

Friday, 4 October 2013, 3:25 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

The final concert for 2013 from the New Zealand School of Music Orchestra is one of huge contrasts with a programme that includes Elgar’s Cello Concerto , Shostakovich’s 9th Symphony and the world premiere of Noumena , a work by Master's Composition student ... More >>

Experience Fireworks and Fantasy with the NZSO

Tuesday, 24 September 2013, 2:45 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

This November, experience an explosive evening of fireworks and fantasy in concert venues across the country with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. In this exhilarating performance, brimming with brilliant sound and orchestral colour, the NZSO performs ... More >>

 

 

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