Orchestra in the City

7 April, 2016

Check out the incredible orchestra shows we'll be heading to this year in the central city. 

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra 

Spirit of ANZAC 
22 April
This is a stunning  way to reflect on our fallen ANZAC soldiers and commemorate their memory. 

Aotearoa Plus 
7 May
This programme is all about showcasing some of the best contemporary repertoire from New Zealand and beyond. 

Stephen Hough plays Brahms 
21 May 
An extraordinary polymath, Hough’s interpretations of Brahms have drawn praise for their gentle reflectiveness. His performance of the composer’s Piano Concerto No. 2 is, quite simply, an experience not to be missed.

Mozart and Strauss 
22 July 
In a concert of contrasts, hear Maestro Edo de Waart’s interpretations of Mozart and Strauss masterworks.

Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra 

The New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Beethoven's Triumph 
5 May 
Korngold’s Violin Concerto, when it was first performed, was derided for being too lush and too beautiful – very unfashionable in 1947! APO favourite Ning Feng gives this piece the gloriously sumptuous performance it deserves.

The Topp Twins & The APO: Untouchable 
14 May 
Five years after their last appearance with the APO, the irrepressible double act of Lynda and Jools Topp rejoins the orchestra for an evening with their infamous alter-egos the Kens, Camp Mother and Camp Leader and the Bowling Ladies.

Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet 
21 June 
Shakespeare fired Prokofiev’s imagination. His white-hot music shows the doomed couple, their reckless love, the forces that mindlessly destroy them. 

Jaguar Presents: The Rat Pack 
4 August 
Too marvellous for words! Come fly with the APO, and celebrate music from an era when fellows were dressy and girls were dazzling. For one night only, the Aotea Centre becomes a Vegas lounge for a wing-ding show led by Mr Entertainment himself, Tim Beveridge.