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2018 Full New Zealand Herald Premier Series

Auckland Town Hall Main Series : Thu 4/12/18 8:00p.m. - Thu 11/15/18 8:00p.m.

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2018 Full New Zealand Herald Premier Series

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Includes a complimentary programme book for the full series

Twelve concerts displaying the power and passion of classical and comtemporary music


A Night of Firsts Thursday, 12 April, 2018 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
A Night of Firsts

Conductor Christian Kluxen

Piano Ingrid Fliter


Mark-Anthony Turnage Symphonic Movements (Australasian premiere)

Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No.1

Sibelius Symphony No.1


The APO’s first international co-commission, with the internationally acclaimed British composer Mark-Anthony Turnage.



Enigma Thursday, 19 April, 2018 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
Enigma

Conductor Anthony Hermus


Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending

Ross Harris Face (world premiere)

Elgar Variations on an Original Theme, ‘Enigma’


Two of the most adored pieces of English music.



Organ Symphony Thursday, 17 May, 2018 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
Organ Symphony

Conductor Gemma New

Violin Francesca Dego

Organ Christopher Wrench


Lilburn Aotearoa Overture

Sibelius Violin Concerto

Saint-Saëns Symphony No.3, ‘Organ’


Up and coming New Zealand conductor Gemma New makes her first appearance with the APO.



Ottensamer Plays Weber Thursday, 21 June, 2018 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
Ottensamer Plays Weber

Conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto

Clarinet Andreas Ottensamer


Copland Quiet City

Weber Clarinet Concerto No.1

Shostakovich Symphony No.5


Andreas Ottensamer is the Principal Clarinet of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra



Beethoven 7 Thursday, 12 July, 2018 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
Beethoven 7

Conductor Giordano Bellincampi

Violin Kolja Blacher


Poul Ruders Light Overture

Nielsen Violin Concerto

Beethoven Symphony No.7


Giordano Bellincampi continues his tour of the music of his greatest musical compatriot.



Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto 2 Thursday, 9 August, 2018 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto 2

Conductor Tobias Ringborg

Piano Henry Wong Doe


Barber The School for Scandal: Overture

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2

Korngold Symphony in F sharp


A glamorous combination of heartfelt lyricism and fearless athleticism.



The Prodigal Son Thursday, 30 August, 2018 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
The Prodigal Son

Conductor Lionel Bringuier

Cello Alban Gerhardt


Ravel Ma mère l'Oye: Suite

Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1

Prokofiev Symphony No. 4


From parables to fairy tales



St Matthew Passion Thursday, 4 October, 2018 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
St Matthew Passion

Conductor Stephen Layton


J.S. Bach St Matthew Passion


A profoundly moving story betrayal, sacrifice, and forgiveness.



Power & Brilliance Thursday, 25 October, 2018 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
Power & Brilliance

Conductor Alan Buribayev

Violin Ioana Cristina Goicea


Borodin Prince Igor: Overture

Shostakovich Violin Concerto No.1

Bartók Concerto for Orchestra


2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, Ioana Christina Goicea promises to make it a performance to remember.



Free Spirit Thursday, 1 November, 2018 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
Free Spirit

Conductor Giordano Bellincampi

Viola Robert Ashworth


Strauss Don Juan

Ritchie Viola Concerto

Dvorák Symphony No.8


The APO’s own Robert Ashworth takes the viola out of the crowd and into the spotlight



Masters of Song Thursday, 15 November, 2018 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
Masters of Song

Conductor Giordano Bellincampi

Baritone Thomas E. Bauer


Schubert Symphony No.3

Mahler Songs of a Wayfarer

Schubert Selected Songs(arr. Brahms, Reger & Webern)

Mahler Totenfeier


Iimmortal songs, beautifully orchestrated.