Past Event25 Jun 2020

Mahler 6

No longer available

Auckland Town Hall

Classical music

Under current Covid-19 Alert Levels, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra has cancelled all performances scheduled for June 2020.

They apologise for the inconvenience, however ensuring and protecting the health and wellbeing of their audiences, staff and musicians is their primary concern.

Cancelled concerts include:

  • Perspectives - Thursday 18 June, Auckland Town Hall
  • Mahler 6 - Thursday 25 June, Auckland Town Hall

As Auckland's orchestra, the APO is still committed to playing for this city and will continue to stream content online for your enjoyment. Check regularly for more information on upcoming APO Encore streams.

Ticket holders shall receive a full refund from the point of purchase.  If customers have any queries regarding their booking, please contact Ticketmaster



Conductor Antony Hermus 
Mahler Symphony No.6 

Spacious yet taut, passionate yet terrifying, open-hearted yet bleak: Mahler’s titanic Sixth Symphony is a whole world. It begins with an implacable drumbeat for the entire orchestra and it ends with brutal blows of fate, ‘the last of which fells the hero as a tree is felled’, to quote its composer. 

The piece isn’t solely tragic, though. Mahler gives us music of blissful reveries, of peaceful alpine meadows, of ardent love. In every way this is a tremendous piece. Hearing it is always an overwhelming emotional experience.

Presented in collaboration with the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)



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