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Unique Collaborative Concert With NZSO And International Stars

Monday, 29 January 2024, 3:15 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra joins with Aotearoa New Zealand’s Muslim communities and acclaimed international artists to present a unique concert experience in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland in March. Beyond Words is a special collaboration to promote ... More >>

Grammy Winner Joins NZSO For Colossal Concert Experience

Tuesday, 28 February 2023, 7:01 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

Mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke. Photo by Stephanie Girard. More than 100 musicians, 80 choral singers, a Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano and an internationally renowned New Zealand conductor are to perform in Wellington and Auckland one the greatest ... More >>

Back-to-back Beethoven With Renowned Pianist And The NZSO

Tuesday, 12 July 2022, 9:38 am | NZ Symphony Orchestra

Acclaimed English pianist Paul Lewis will perform Beethoven’s entire Piano Concerto cycle in three back-to-back concerts in Auckland with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra next month. Lewis, highly regarded for his interpretations of Beethoven’s piano ... More >>

Grammy Award-winning Violinist Returns To Perform With NZSO

Thursday, 7 July 2022, 4:31 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra American virtuoso violinist Hilary Hahn returns to Aotearoa for the first time in more than a decade to perform three extraordinary works with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in August. Hahn, a three-time Grammy ... More >>

Youth Orchestra Takes On A Titan Of The Music World In Wellington

Monday, 20 June 2022, 11:32 am | NZ Symphony Orchestra

Aotearoa New Zealand’s best young orchestral musicians unite in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington on 7 July to perform one of the greatest symphonic works ever written: Gustav Mahler’s First Symphony Titan . The NZSO National Youth Orchestra will be ... More >>

Sensational Violinist Amalia Hall Makes Her NZSO Debut In May

Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 1:17 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

Virtuoso violinist Amalia Hall joins with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra for a night of soul-stirring musical drama in Wellington and Auckland in May. Hall makes her NZSO debut, with the Orchestra led by internationally renowned NZSO Music Director ... More >>

NZSO Celebrates 75th Birthday With Special Streaming Event

Friday, 4 March 2022, 5:26 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

Gemma New conducts the New Zealand Symphony. Orchestra Credit: Latitude Creative The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 75th birthday on Sunday 6 March with a special selection of videos and more for everyone to enjoy. The NZSO performed ... More >>

NZSO Cancels February Tour Due To Covid-19 Red Setting Restrictions

Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 6:51 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra has cancelled a seven-date North Island tour in February due to the country moving to Red in the Covid-19 Protection Framework. The Art of Fugue tour was to begin in Wellington on 11 February, followed by concerts ... More >>

NZSO Todd Young Composer Winner Inspired By Romantic Poet John Keats

Friday, 19 November 2021, 5:12 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

From left, NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composers Award winner Micah Thompson and Orchestra’s Choice Award winner Jack Bewley Photo: Latitude Creative Music inspired by the great English Romantic poet John Keats has netted Micah Thompson the prestigious ... More >>

NZSO To Livestream Dazzling Concert Featuring 50-member Choir

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 4:01 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

New Zealanders across the country can enjoy an exciting performance by their national orchestra live-streamed from Wellington next week. The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra ’s Song of Destiny concert on 27 November, in association with InterContinental ... More >>

NZSO Celebrates 75th Birthday With Top Kiwi And International Stars

Wednesday, 3 November 2021, 12:04 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

Multi Grammy Award-winning American violinist Hilary Hahn , Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero , Australian organist Joseph Nolan , singer-songwriter Ria Hall , soul star Whirimako Black and rock icon Shayne Carter join with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra ... More >>

Metal Stars Alien Weaponry Set To Explode With The NZSO In May

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 4:33 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

Alien Weaponry. Aotearoa’s Alien Weaponry, hailed as one of the most exciting young metal bands in the world, unite with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra for two special performances in May. Stronger Together in Kirikiriroa Hamilton and ŌtautahiChristchurch ... More >>

NZSO Opens Its Doors With A Day Of Free Events In Wellington

Monday, 16 November 2020, 11:31 am | NZ Symphony Orchestra

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to conduct musicians, you’ll have the opportunity to pick up a baton and have a go in a day of free events by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in Wellington on Friday. A new NZSO initiative Open Doors will ... More >>

Keeping It In The Family – A Special NZSO Night Of Bach In Wellington

Monday, 19 October 2020, 11:06 am | NZ Symphony Orchestra

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra performs the glorious music of baroque genius Johann Sebastian Bach and two of his gifted sons in Wellington on 31 October. Bach Extended features four beloved works by JS Bach and two exceptional pieces by his ... More >>

Acclaimed Soprano To Perform Spellbinding Song Cycle With NZSO

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 3:36 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

Renowned soprano Emma Pearson is to tour with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra , performing in Wellington, Auckland, Dunedin and Christchurch in October. The Australian-born singer, who made her professional operatic debut with New Zealand Opera, will perform ... More >>

NZSO Revamps Concerts To Ensure Safe Social Distancing For Players

Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 3:01 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra has revamped performances in Wellington and Auckland this month to ensure safe social distancing between its musicians on stage. The Orchestra’s scheduled Inspiration concerts in Wellington and Auckland on 18 and 25 September ... More >>

Star Kiwi Conductor Gemma New To Tour With NZSO From August

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 4:36 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

Lauded New Zealand conductor Gemma New will lead the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra for the first time with concerts in Wellington, Dunedin, Christchurch and Auckland in August and September. Hailed as “one of the brightest rising stars in the conducting ... More >>

NZSO Marks Anzac Day With Streaming Of Acclaimed NZ Work

Thursday, 23 April 2020, 4:47 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will commemorate Anzac Day with a free streaming of its performance with soprano Madeleine Pierard of New Zealand composer Ross Harris’ acclaimed Symphony No. 2 . Harris’ work, with settings of poems by New Zealander ... More >>

NZSO’s At-home Performances Go International With Special Guest

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 5:31 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra ’s second at-home performance will feature a special guest appearance by acclaimed American violinist Shana Douglas from her home in Britain. Douglas will duet with NZSO Associate Principal Cellist Ken Ichinose, ... More >>

NZSO To Premiere New Online Performance Tonight At 7.30pm

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 9:31 am | NZ Symphony Orchestra

At times like these, we all must Play Our Part . The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will still perform online for all of New Zealand tonight, 25 March , after adapting its planned free livestream performance for the new COVID-19 restrictions. NZSO Concertmaster ... More >>





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