Past Event25 Jul 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


Marin Alsop Conductor          

Anna Clyne Night Ferry
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 

Renowned conductor Marin Alsop visits New Zealand for the first time. A ground-breaking role model for 21st-century conductors worldwide, Alsop is capable of inspiring an orchestra to give “a life-changing performance” and is praised by the New York Times as a “formidable musician and a powerful communicator.”

Alsop conducts Anna Clyne’s Night Ferry and Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, which both represent extremes. Night Ferry was inspired by Schubert’s and poet Robert Lowell’s struggles with bipolar disorder, charting the stormy voyages between the highs and lows of this illness.

Shostakovich’s Fifth was received rapturously by both the Soviet government and the public. Officials saw it as Shostakovich finally toeing the party line after falling dangerously out of favour in 1936. For the public, however, it was a raw expression of misery forced upon them by Stalin. Whether Shostakovich meant it as a government-approved work of obedience or an anguished cry from the heart of the people, its emotional power is without question.




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