A message from Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra:
In light of the recent updates on COVID-19, and continued restrictions on mass gatherings in Auckland, the APO regret to announce that this concert – New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Messages to Mozart (previously called Grace & Grandeur) has been cancelled.

The orchestra will still perform in the Auckland Town Hall, without an audience, and the concert will be livestreamed FREE. Watch here

As I am sure you can understand, the ongoing situation with COVID-19 is unpredictable and the APO would really appreciate your patience as they work through this challenging time. 

The APO staff and musicians hope that you stay safe and well and look forward to welcoming you back to the concert hall as soon as they can.

All phone and online bookings will be refunded automatically. Please allow 10 – 14 working days for your refund to be processed.

If your tickets were purchased from a Ticketmaster outlet, you will need to contact the Customer Service Team at Ticketmaster here and follow the instructions


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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