It’s more than just the cannons! In his biggest hit, Tchaikovsky employs the French and Russian national anthems in a musical description of the Napoleonic Wars, but he ingeniously ensures that his battlefield storytelling still obeys the strict rules of musical form. And who doesn't like a great orchestral composition where you get to blow things up in the middle of it? 

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Conductor: Carlos Miguel Prieto
Tchaikovsky, 1812 Overture 



Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra 2021 Season:

Upcoming Performances

$15.00 - $28.00
Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall | Tickets available via