Past Event4 Apr 2020


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Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

Classical music

With the ongoing uncertainty due to the COVID-19 situation, we regret that all scheduled New Zealand Symphony Orchestra concerts and associated events until 31 July, 2020 have been cancelled.

Devotion – Auckland Town Hall, 4th April 2020

Provocateurs – Auckland Town Hall, 27th June 2020

NYO: Leningrad – Auckland Town Hall, 10th July 2020

Rebels – Auckland Town Hall, 25th July 2020

When restrictions on public events were first announced, we suspended concerts in March and April to later dates.  However, at all COVID-19 Alert Levels there are likely to be restrictions on public events and admission of overseas artists entering New Zealand, making it prohibitively difficult for the NZSO to present its scheduled concert performances through to 31 July.

A statement as well as up to date information from NZSO can be found here

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


Donald Runnicles Conductor          
Jennifer Davis Soprano
Vasilisa Berzhanskaya Mezzo-soprano
Samuel Sakker Tenor
Jonathan Lemalu Baritone
Voices New Zealand Choir    

Beethoven Missa Solemnis

Following the triumphant 2019 Beethoven Festival, NZSO’s celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth continues with a masterwork from the end of his life – the Missa Solemnis. Imbued with theatrical spirit of opera and deep spirituality of Catholic mass, mixed choir, soloists and orchestra bring to life this rarely heard magnum opus.

Maestro Donald Runnicles visits New Zealand for the first time to conduct this work. Currently Music Director of Deutsche Oper Berlin and Music Director of the Grand Teton Music Festival, Runnicles is also Principal Guest Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Under his baton, a quartet of local and international soloists will be supported by Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir. Runnicles brings his considerable operatic expertise to Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, a work whose manuscript Beethoven inscribed with the phrase: “From the heart – may it return to the heart!”

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