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Boh Runga will join the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO), Bella Kalolo, Vanessa Stacey and the Jubilation gospel choir, to celebrate the music of Aretha Franklin on Saturday 24 July. From ‘Think’, ‘Spanish Harlem’ and ‘Natural Woman’, right through to the fierce feminist anthem of all time, ‘Respect’ – the APO’s...
Ludwig van Beethoven was baptised on 17 December 1770 and thought to have been born just a few days earlier. To honour his 250th Anniversary the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) will be performing all nine of his symphonies, plus his only opera - over five concerts! APO Music Director...
On Thursday 25 February the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra are bringing a slice of snow covered Northern Europe to our sizzling Summer, with Nordic Fire! Principal Timpanist Steven Logan tells us he is ready to ignite our senses with his dramatic big drums. “Timpani concerti are extremely rare, most people go...
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The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) has produced another stellar line-up for their 2021 Season – here are express’ highlights. SHOULDER TO SHOULDER ON MONDAY 8 MARCH: A powerful collection of music and poetry by women – including award-winning voices from Aotearoa, India, Iran, France and the US. What better way to...
The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra is excited to announce that it is performing physical concerts again at the Auckland Town Hall from Thursday 9 July, as it resumes its 2020 season. During the lockdown and through Level 2, the orchestra shared a wide range of digital content. This included their...
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) is celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a series of concerts and events from Saturday 23 to Sunday 29 March that will be live-streamed from Auckland Town Hall. Composer Chris Gendall talks to Oliver Hall about the impact of the master’s work. Kiwi composer Chris Gendall’s works...
NZ Herald Premier Series: Fantasy 8pm, Thursday 14 February Including highlights from Wagner’s comedic opera Die Meistersinger: Overture, British composer Thomas Adès’ Violin Concerto ‘Concentric Paths’ and Berlioz Symphonie fantastique. Berlioz composed this spectacular symphony to recover from a failed love affair. He evidently found it therapeutic to write music depicting his own...
2015's exciting commercial line-up of classical music looks set to be the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra’s biggest selling season ever. From Holst’s The Planets which will launch the season on Thursday 19 February, to Elgar’s Enigma Variations on Thursday 18 June and Film Classics on Thursday 22 October, which will feature Barber’s...

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