New Zealand Symphony Orchestra 2014 Season

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra 2014 Season

Step away from the everyday world and let your imagination take flight with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Collaborating with giants of the conducting world and stunning international soloists, our 2014 season is crowded with wonderful orchestral masterpieces as well as incredible contemporary music from home and abroad.

Maestros like Edo de Waart and Alexander Lazarev will lead the orchestra in performing vast, impressive works such as Mahler’s 9th and Shostakovich’s 15th symphonies. Our NZSO Music Director Pietari Inkinen will display his remarkable abilities conducting two cycles of Beethoven’s nine symphonies, with each cycle played over four nights. The final symphony will include a stunning line-up of international opera stars, ensuring an unforgettable climax to this beloved masterpiece.

Experienced virtuosos such as Håkan Hardenberger – rated as the greatest trumpeter alive – and the extraordinary pianist Alexander Melnikov will join the mix, along with new stars of the classical world including American cello prodigy Alisa Weilerstein and Simone Lamsma, one of the world’s leading violinists.

In December we revealed our 2014 Season App – a bold new step for us. It's an interactive and comprehensive digital tool packed full to the brim with additional content to further enrich your experience with us. Find out how to download a copy from our website

People of all ages and stages of music appreciation can enjoy this Season. Make the NZSO part of your year and experience the captivating, glorious sounds of your national orchestra. Enjoy!

We Remember, Auckland Town Hall, THE EDGE

With Support from The Wellington Regional Amenities Fund and proud to...

Hear & Far, Auckland Town Hall, THE EDGE
Saturday 10 May, 7.30pm
Hear & Far

We welcome back pre-eminent Scottish composer James MacMillan to conduct two...

Russian Fire, Auckland Town Hall, THE EDGE
Saturday 24 May, 7.30pm
Russian Fire

An intoxicating intensity animates Rachmaninov’s Caprice Bohémien....

Beethoven, The Symphonies, Auckland Town Hall, THE EDGE
Thursday 19 June - Sunday 22 June
The Symphonies

We embark on a thrilling exploration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s nine...

NZSO National Youth Orchestra, Auckland Town Hall, THE EDGE
Saturday 19 June, 7.30pm
NZSO National Youth Orchestra

For 55 years, the NZSO National Youth Orchestra has provided New...

Wounded Hearts, Auckland Town Hall, THE EDGE
Friday 4 July, 7.00pm
Wounded Hearts

Under the baton of Sistema student and prize-winning Venezuelan conductor...

Shakespeare in Music, Auckland Town Hall, THE EDGE
Friday 25 July, 7.00pm
Shakespeare in Music

The man that hath no music in himself / Nor is not moved with concord of sweet...

The Creation, Auckland Town Hall, THE EDGE
Saturday 30 August, 7.30pm
The Creation

Haydn brings forth magnificence from silence as he retells the creation of the...

Bold Worlds, Auckland Town Hall, THE EDGE
Saturday 18 October, 7.30pm
Bold Worlds
Pictures at an Exhibition

Pictures at an Exhibition is a deeply personal work, composed in memory of...

Opulence, Auckland Town Hall, THE EDGE
Friday 7 November, 7.00pm

Firebrand pianist Eldar Nebolsin has a dazzling capacity to capture every...

Tuscan Summer, Auckland Town Hall, THE EDGE
Saturday 22 November, 7.30pm
Tuscan Summer

Rossini’s Overture to The Barber of Seville is the epitome of Italian...

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