Past Event27 Jun 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


Giancarlo Guerrero Conductor          
Valentina Lisitsa Piano

Tabea Squire Variations
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 
Rachmaninov The Isle of the Dead
Bartók Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin

Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero, renowned for his Grammy Award-winning recordings of contemporary American composers, conducts the NZSO in a clutch of provocative 20th-century classics.

Rachmaninov’s lush and brooding Isle of the Dead sprang from Arnold Böcklin’s painting of a looming island, approached by a lone rowboat carrying a coffin. Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin was originally a pantomime ballet depicting both the sounds of the urban jungle, but also the depravity within.

Valentina Lisitsa performs Prokofiev’s best-loved Piano Concerto, his third. Lisitsa, one of the first viral classical music stars, is now a globe-trotting concert pianist whose playing has been praised by The Guardian as displaying “a special combination of utterly self-assured virtuosity and real lyricism and communication.”

NZ composer Tabea Squire’s piece Variations is the first of her works to be premiered in an NZSO subscription series. The youngest ever composer to be awarded the NZSO/NYO Composer-in-Residence position, her works have been premiered in Melbourne, Adelaide, and London.

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