New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

31 Jan - 12 Dec 2020

Auckland Town Hall

Curated by NZSO Section Principal Trombonist David Bremner, NZSO are bringing live performances from their musicians to you. More info here.


2020 marks 250 years since Beethoven’s birth, and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra celebrates his legacy with performances of Missa Solemnis and Grosse Fuge. Internationally renowned conductor Marin Alsop and the NZSO present a special performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with secondary schools and youth choirs also performing a new version of Ode to Joy in te reo Māori.

Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, Haydn’s Tempora Mutantur, Elgar’s Cello Concerto, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth symphonies all feature in 2020. 

The NZSO brings some of the best classical artists to our shores. International conductors Donald Runnicles, Giancarlo Guerrero, Marin Alsop and Osmo Vänskä feature alongside world-class musicians. Violinists Augustin Hadelich and Esther Yoo, cellist Johannes Moser and pianists Valentina Lisitsa and Yeol Eum Son are just some of the musicians you’ll see in 2020.

Subscriptions are now open for the 2020 Podium Series.

NZSO: Johannes Moser Plays Shostakovich