Past Event13 Aug 2020

Tchaikovsky’s Violin

No longer available

Auckland Town Hall

Classical music

In light of the recent updates on COVID-19, the APO regret to announce that tomorrow's concert – Great Classics: Tchaikovsky's Violin has been cancelled.

This was a difficult but unavoidable decision, as Auckland officially entered Alert Level 3 lockdown at midday today.

This is not a situation we could have foreseen, and appreciate your patience during this challenging time.

We hope that you stay safe and well and look forward to welcoming you back to the concert hall as possible.

For ticketing enquiries please contact Ticketmaster or call 0800 111 999.


Due to the impact of COVID-19, these concerts do look a little different but it's the same great orchestra you know and love.

Previously called Love Stories, this Great Classics series concert now features the magnificent New Zealand violinist Amalia Hall performing Tchaikovsky's devilishly difficult violin concerto. Recognised as one of the peaks of a violinist's repertoire.

The revised programme also features Suppé's Overture from Poet and Peasant, and Schumann's Symphony No.4.

Any tickets already purchased for this performance, even if they have the old concert name, will be valid for this performance.


Conductor Giordano Bellincampi

Violin Amalia Hall


Suppé Poet and Peasant: Overture

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Schumann Symphony No.4


Suppé’s Overture from Elmar’s comedy Poet and Peasant (Dichter und Bauer) is one his most popular works with around 60 arrangements for different instrument combinations.

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto was famously described as “unplayable” when it was first composed. Today it is recognised as one of the peaks of a violinist’s repertoire. Talented New Zealand violinist Amalia Hall is bound to prove the early critics wrong as she takes on this giant concerto.

To round off the evening Schumann’s fascinating Fourth Symphony. The first draft of which was written in a rush of creativity in just over a week, in a particularly happy phase of his life.

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