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(Multiple Venues) : Thu 5/4/17 7:30p.m. - Thu 11/16/17 8:00p.m.

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2017 CHOOSE YOUR OWN SUBSCRIPTION

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NS1: From Russia With Love Thursday, 4 May, 2017 7:30p.m.   ·   More Info »
NS1: From Russia With Love

Conductor Rumon Gamba

Piano Kathryn Stott


Stravinsky Funeral Song

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.4

Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4


A night of Russian passion.



NS2: The New World Wednesday, 9 August, 2017 7:30p.m.   ·   More Info »
NS2: The New World

Conductor Joshua Weilerstein

Percussion Eric Renick


Karlo Margetic Percussion Concerto (World Premiere)

Dvorák Symphony No.9, ‘From the New World’


It’s an APO family affair.



BGC2: Sound the Horn Thursday, 18 May, 2017 7:30p.m.   ·   More Info »
BGC2: Sound the Horn

Conductor Tadaaki Otaka

Horn Stefan Dohr


Beethoven The Creatures of Prometheus: Overture

R. Strauss Horn Concerto No.1

Rachmaninov Symphony No.2


Stefan Dohr, the Principal Horn of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, plays a concerto inspired by another star horn player.



BGC3: Baroque Voices Thursday, 3 August, 2017 7:30p.m.   ·   More Info »
BGC3: Baroque Voices

Conductor Matthew Halls

Choir Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir

Soprano Siobhan Stagg

Tenor TBC


Handel Zadok the Priest

J.S. Bach Suite No.3

Handel Ode for St Cecilia’s Day


Nothing compares to the glory of the voice in the high Baroque.



BGC4: Mendelssohn's Violin Thursday, 9 November, 2017 7:30p.m.   ·   More Info »
BGC4: Mendelssohn's Violin

Conductor Giordano Bellincampi

Violin Isabelle van Keulen


Beethoven Leonore Overture No.3

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Schumann Symphony No.2


‘A violin concerto in E minor keeps running through my head,’ Mendelssohn wrote to a friend, ‘and the opening gives me no peace.’



CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS Friday, 15 December, 2017 7:30p.m. - Saturday, 16 December, 2017 3:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS

Conductor Johannes Fritzsch

Soprano Madeleine Pierard


The APO’s annual Yuletide celebration in the beautiful Holy Trinity Cathedral.



Bowie. Starman. Thursday, 6 April, 2017 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
Bowie. Starman.

Featuring: Jon Toogood, Julia Deans, Ladi6 and Laughton Kora,/p>

From ‘Ziggy Stardust’ to ‘Space Oddity’,‘Rebel Rebel’ to ‘Let’s Dance’ – all the classics will be there!



Magic of the Musicals Thursday, 17 August, 2017 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
Magic of the Musicals

Featuring Taryn Fiebig


Get out your jazz hands, put your heart on your sleeve, and don’t miss what will certainly be some enchanted evening.



MIDNIGHT Thursday, 23 November, 2017 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
MIDNIGHT

APO & The Dust Palace present

MIDNIGHT


Cirque meets Symphony



MHIVC FINAL Saturday, 10 June, 2017 7:30p.m.   ·   More Info »

The three finalists, selected after grueling rounds in Queenstown and the chamber music round in the Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber earlier in the week, go head to head in the grand finale of this prestigious competition, each performing a concerto with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.



Manon Lescaut Friday, 14 July, 2017 7:30p.m.   ·   More Info »
Manon Lescaut

Conductor Giordano Bellincampi


Cast includes:

Manon Lescaut Serena Farnocchia

Des Grieux Massimo Giordano

Lescaut Philip Rhodes

Geronte di Revoir Pelham Andrews


Puccini’s breakthrough opera was a smash hit from its première



NZB1: Pushing Boundaries Thursday, 11 May, 2017 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
NZB1: Pushing Boundaries

Conductor Rumon Gamba

Violin Torleif Thedéen


Mahler Symphony No.10: Adagio

Haydn Cello Concerto in D major

Stravinsky The Rite of Spring


Mahler wrote his Tenth Symphony under the shadow of death and in fact he completed only this movement.



NZB2: Fallen Heroes Thursday, 6 July, 2017 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
NZB2: Fallen Heroes

Conductor Giordano Bellincampi

Piano Behzod Abduraimov


Ligeti Concert Românesc

Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.1

Beethoven Symphony No.3, ‘Eroica’


Shostakovich’s madcap piano concerto with its crazy trumpet solo sums up late 1920s Moscow.



NZB3: New Directions Thursday, 5 October, 2017 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
NZB3: New Directions

Conductor André de Ridder

Violin Robert McDuffie


Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune

Glass Violin Concerto

Schoenberg Theme and Variations

Debussy La Mer


The twentieth century in music began with Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune



NZH3:The Sorcerer's Apprentice Thursday, 30 March, 2017 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
NZH3:The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Conductor Hamish McKeich

Harpsichord Mahan Esfahani


Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin

Poulenc Concerto champêtre

Bizet L’arlésienne: Suites (selections)

Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice


n homage to the golden age of Versailles.



NZH4: From Russia With Love Wednesday, 3 May, 2017 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
NZH4: From Russia With Love

Conductor Rumon Gamba

Piano Kathryn Stott


Stravinsky Funeral Song

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.4

Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4


A night of Russian passion.



NZH5: Mountain King Thursday, 1 June, 2017 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »

Conductor Giordano Bellincampi

Violin Ilya Gringolts


Grieg Peer Gynt: Suite No.1

Brahms Violin Concerto

Nielsen Symphony No.3, ‘Sinfonia espansiva’


Carl Nielsen is a composer close to Giordano Bellincampi’s heart.



NZH6: Ibragimova Returns Thursday, 20 July, 2017 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
NZH6: Ibragimova Returns

Conductor Giordano Bellincampi

Violin Alina Ibragimova


Rossini La gazza ladra: Overture

Bartók Violin Concerto No.2

Schubert Symphony No.5


The stunning violinist Alina Ibragimova makes a welcome return to the APO.



NZH7: The New World Thursday, 10 August, 2017 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
NZH7: The New World

Conductor Joshua Weilerstein

Percussion Eric Renick


Karlo Margetic Percussion Concerto (World Premiere)

Dvorák Symphony No.9, ‘From the New World’


It’s an APO family affair.



NZH8: Defiance Thursday, 24 August, 2017 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
NZH8: Defiance

Conductor Andrew Gourlay

Cello Wolfgang Emmanuel Schmidt


Messiaen Les offrandes oubliées

Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No.1

Shostakovich Symphony No.10


Shostakovich’s monumental, overwhelming symphony is at once a lament for the suffering of the Soviet people under Stalin and a document of defiance.



NZH9: German Masters Thursday, 28 September, 2017 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
NZH9: German Masters

Conductor Douglas Boyd

Piano David Fray


Schumann Piano Concerto

Beethoven Symphony No.4


Schumann’s Piano Concerto has always been phenomenally popular, and no wonder; it swings between tempestuous emotion and a wistful poetry.



NZH10: Prokofiev 5 Thursday, 19 October, 2017 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
NZH10: Prokofiev 5

Conductor Johannes Fritzsch

Piano Michael Houstoun


Elgar Serenade for Strings

Lyell Cresswell Piano Concerto (premiere)

Prokofiev Symphony No.5


One of New Zealand’s favourite pianists, Michael Houstoun, returns



NZH11: Fire Music Thursday, 2 November, 2017 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
NZH11: Fire Music

Conductor Brett Dean

Piano Piers Lane


Sibelius Scene with Cranes

Brett Dean Fire Music

Brahms Piano Concerto No.2


Composer/conductor/violist Brett Dean wrote Fire Music in response to the catastrophic Victorian bushfires of 2009.



NZH12: Heaven and Earth Thursday, 16 November, 2017 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
NZH12: Heaven and Earth

Conductor Giordano Bellincampi

Soprano Lisa Larsson


Mozart Don Giovanni: Overture

Berg Seven Early Songs

Mahler Symphony No.4


Swedish soprano Lisa Larsson sings Berg’s lush, decadent, ultra-Romantic songs.