Past Event25 Sep 2020


No longer available

Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

Classical music

A message from The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra:

Due to uncertainty around COVID-19 Alert Levels across New Zealand we have decided to cancel the Auckland Eroica concert on 25th September.

We know our Auckland audience have been looking forward to this concert. You can still enjoy Eroica live online at

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


Due to the Covid-19 restrictions currently in place we’ve had to make some changes to the upcoming Podium Series Inspiration concert in Auckland on 25th September.  This concert has been renamed Eroica and the programme will now be:

Miguel Harth-Bedoya Conductor
Vesa-Matti Leppänen Violin

Anthony Ritchie Remember Parihaka
Sibelius Violin Concerto 
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 Eroica

Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya is a familiar face to New Zealand audiences, returning to conduct an offering of time-tested classics.

Anthony Ritchie was inspired to write Remember Parihaka as testament to the plight of Māori at Parihaka, forcibly removed from their Pā, unjustly arrested and imprisoned in 1881.

Augustin Hadelich, one of this generation’s greatest violinists, performs Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. After a disastrous premiere, Sibelius reworked the concerto substantially, removing some of its most difficult sections. Even in this more commonly played revised version, the Concerto remains one of the most difficult works written for violin – while still retaining the power to move, inspire and exhilarate.

Beethoven’s Third Symphony also looms large as a great work. Its effect on 19th-century classical music was cataclysmic; after the Third, the symphony as a form was never the same again.

All tickets purchased for Inspiration are valid for the renamed Eroica concert.

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