Past Event24 Sep 2020

Messages to Mozart

No longer available

Auckland Town Hall

Classical music

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) has announced artist and repertoire changes to its upcoming performance on Thursday 24 September (previously named Grace & Grandeur) at Auckland Town Hall.

This concert has been renamed Messages to Mozart.

The performance is part of The New Zealand Herald Premier Series and will see the APO’s own concertmaster Andrew Beer directing the orchestra in place of the previously advertised conductor, Johannes Fritzsch. 

Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.23 remains on the programme and New Zealand concert pianist Stephen De Pledge will replace the original guest artist, Haochen Zhang. 

This programme also looks a little different due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions. A new concert title reflects the changes to repertoire which features a selection of works by and inspired by Mozart. The revised programme is as follows:

The New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Messages to Mozart

Ibert Hommage à Mozart                                             NEW

Mozart Piano Concerto No.23                                     featuring soloist Stephen De Pledge
Valentin Silvestrov The Messenger - 1996              NEW

Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings                              NEW

Your existing tickets for Grace & Grandeur are still valid, however if you can longer attend this event, please contact Ticketmaster 0800 111 999.

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