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2019 Full New Zealand Herald Premier Series

Auckland Town Hall : Thu 4/4/19 8:00p.m. - Thu 11/14/19 8:00p.m.

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2019 Full New Zealand Herald Premier Series

Book all 12 concerts and save 25%

Includes a complimentary programme book for the full series

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

Landscapes Thursday, 4 April, 2019 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »

Conductor Tadaaki Otaka

Piano Alessio Bax

[John] Ritchie Suite No.1 for Strings

Grieg Piano Concerto

Sibelius Symphony No.5

One delightful tune after another!

Elgar's Cello Concerto Thursday, 9 May, 2019 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
Elgar's Cello Concerto

Conductor Ludovic Morlot

Cello Umberto Clerici

Lili Boulanger D’un matin de printemps

Elgar Cello Concerto

Stravinsky Petruska

Sydney Symphony Orchestra principal cellist Umberto Clerici joins the APO to play Elgar’s elegiac concerto.

Ehnes Plays Bruch Thursday, 30 May, 2019 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
Ehnes Plays Bruch

Conductor Giordano Bellincampi

Violin James Ehnes

Strauss Metamorphosen

Bruch Violin Concerto No.1

Schumann Symphony No.3 'Rhenish'

The superstar violinist James Ehnes is absolutely not to be missed.

Pathétique Thursday, 27 June, 2019 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »

Conductor Mikhail Tatarnikov

Violin Andrew Beer

Khachachurian Gayane Suites (excerpts)

Ligeti Violin Concerto

Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 Pathétique

Andrew Beer! Our marvellous concertmaster plays Ligeti’s brilliant (and fiendishly difficult) concerto.

Reimagined Thursday, 8 August, 2019 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »

Conductor Tung Chieh Chuang

Pipa Wu Man

Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite

Harrison Pipa Concerto

Shostakovich Symphony No.1

To hear an unfamiliar instrument is a revelation, but doubly so when its unsuspected depths are revealed by a virtuoso.

Reveries Thursday, 22 August, 2019 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »

Conductor Bertrand de Billy

Organ Benjamin Sheen

Debussy Prélude à L’Apres-midi d’une faune

Poulenc Organ Concerto

Franck Symphony in D minor

Hear the mighty Auckland Town Hall organ let rip, as the British organist Benjamin Sheen plays Poulenc’s darkly Gothic (but very French) concerto.

Ashkenazy & Mullova Thursday, 12 September, 2019 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
Ashkenazy & Mullova

Conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy

Violin Viktoria Mullova

Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy: Overture

Sibelius Violin Concerto

Dvorák Symphony No.7

Vladimir Ashkenazy is, quite simply, one of the greatest musicians alive.

Bolero Thursday, 17 October, 2019 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »

Conductor Kazuki Yamada

Piano Louis Schwizgebel

Arvo Pärt Fratres

Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste

Ravel Piano Concerto

Ravel Bolero

The most hypnotic piece in the business and always exhilarating.

Zarathustra Thursday, 31 October, 2019 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »

Conductor Giordano Bellincampi

Cello Harriet Krijgh

Mozart Symphony No.29

Haydn Cello Concerto No.1

Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra

Best known for that music in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Conflict & Triumph Thursday, 14 November, 2019 8:00p.m.   ·   More Info »
Conflict & Triumph

Conductor Giordano Bellincampi

Violin Ning Feng

Salina Fisher New work

Beethoven Violin Concerto

Neilsen Symphony No.5

APO favourite Ning Feng returns with Beethoven’s titanic concerto.