Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) regrets to advise that the upcoming Beethoven 250 Symphony Series concerts will not go ahead as planned, owing to the critical Covid-19 situation and the Government’s new limits on mass public gatherings.
We are however delighted to announce that the APO will still be performing each of the Beethoven concerts for you to enjoy via a livestream on the APO website and Facebook page as well as other third-party digital channels.
All four concerts will be livestreamed:
7.30pm, Saturday 21 March
Symphonies No.1, 2, 3
7.30pm, Tuesday 24 March
Symphonies No.4, 5
7.30pm, 26 Thursday March
Symphonies No.6, 7
5pm, Sunday 29 March
Symphonies No.8, 9
APO will be in contact with all ticketholders for these concerts within the next 48 hours.
This is not a situation we could have foreseen, and we appreciate your support during this challenging time. We hope that you stay safe and well and we look forward to sharing our Beethoven performances with you and welcoming you back into the concert hall soon.
Ticket holders shall receive a full refund from the point of purchase. If customers have any queries regarding their booking, please contact Ticketmaster
Conductor Giordano Bellincampi
Beethoven Symphony No.1
Beethoven Symphony No.2
Beethoven Symphony No.3 ‘Eroica’
Right from the very first note of his very first symphony, Beethoven does something new. No symphony had ever started on such an unexpected chord. Yet here’s the paradox: these first two symphonies fit quite happily within the classical mould Haydn and Mozart had created. Haydn, in particular, would have appreciated their quicksilver wit.
With the colossal Third though, the mould is shattered and cast aside. A symphony on such a gigantic scale was totally unprecedented. This is where Beethoven truly begins to reshape music