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Monday, 6 April 2020

Inspired by Smetana's 'Vltava', Orchestra Wellington's programme ranges over Eastern Europe.

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Sunday, 5 April 2020

Livestream video of 'Hansel & Gretel' by the Royal New Zealand Ballet, recorded in late 2019.

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Saturday, 4 April 2020

A concert of chamber music including two Cello Sonatas by Beethoven.

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Thursday, 2 April 2020

Bede Hanley is the soloist in Christopher Rouse's Oboe Concerto with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Giordano Bellincampi.

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Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Tonight we begin a new series by the Los Angeles Philharmonic in its 100th anniversary season. This first concert is conducted by the orchestra's music director, Gustavo Dudamel.

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Monday, 30 March 2020

We begin a series of three concerts from Orchestra Wellington and its charismatic music director Marc Taddei.

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Friday, 27 March 2020

NZTrio present a varied programme including a work by New Zealander Celeste Oram.

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Thursday, 26 March 2020

Michael Hill International Violin Competition winner Ioana Cristina Goicea joins the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra to play Shostakovich's powerful first Violin Concerto.

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Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Highlights from the International Classical Music Awards held in Germany just in December. You'll hear some brilliant young musicians on the rise who're not yet well known internationally.

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Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Two shorter concert from the 2019 Adam Chamber Music Festival held in Nelson.

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Monday, 23 March 2020

Operatic tenor Simon O'Neill turns his attention to the concert hall and sings an arrangement of Wagner's Song Cycle Wesendonck Lieder. The orchestra follows that with a massive symphony by Bruckner.

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Saturday, 21 March 2020

3.00pm Adam Chamber Music Festival 2017: Memories

7.30pm Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in concert (RADIO and VIDEO)

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Friday, 20 March 2020

Brahms himself made this arrangement of 'A German Requiem' with a piano duet accompaniment.

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Thursday, 19 March 2020

Michael Houstoun joins the Auckland Philharmonia to perform the world première of Lyell Cresswell's Piano Concerto No 2, commissioned by Houstoun himself.

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Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Franz Schubert's song cycle of despair, rendered by a singer and pianist of great sensitivity. And several pieces by Mozart – after all, this does come from the festival bearing the composer's name in Würzburg.

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Tuesday, 17 March 2020

The Orava Quartet - with their colourful sox - visited for the 2018 NZ Festival.

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Monday, 16 March 2020

American mezzo Susan Graham sings 'The Death of Cleopatra' by Berlioz, and the NZSO plays music by Anna Clyne and Gustav Holst.

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Friday, 13 March 2020

Harking back to the glory days of Venice, before cruise ships, climate change and coronavirus, NZ Barok with cellist James Bush perform music by some of the city's famous sons.

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Thursday, 12 March 2020

Guest soloist Torleif Thedéen plays a tuneful cello concerto by Haydn and later the orchestra launches into Stravinsky's ground-breaking ballet score 'The Rite of Spring'.

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Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Seven bridges span the River Rhine at Cologne. The eighth one spans gulfs in the minds and hearts of music lovers, bringing 20th and 21st century to the masses. And they love it; attendance at the most recent edition of Eight Bridges in Cologne was in the thousands. This all-Russian programme is led by one of the most exciting young maestros around.

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Catch the first broadcast of a new recording from New Zealand, or something from overseas - perhaps from the European Broadcasting Union, the Salzburg Festival or the Sydney Opera House. The NZSO are regular performers, and Thursdays are often the domain of the Auckland Philharmonia; You might hear an ensemble touring with Chamber Music New Zealand, something from the Wellington Jazz Festival or music from around the world via the WOMAD festival.

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