"Podium Series 2020 marks 250 years since Beethoven’s birth and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) celebrates his legacy with performances of some of his greatest works. The much-loved Eroica, Fifth and Pastoral symphonies, the Emperor Piano Concerto and other seminal works will be heard in concert halls across the country. 

Though Beethoven remains the common thread throughout the season, the Podium Series offers something for all music lovers. Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, Haydn’s Tempora Mutantur, JS Bach’s Toccata and Fugue, Elgar’s Cello Concerto, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth symphonies all feature in 2020."

The NZSO 2020 season is set to be one to remember, see all the performances that will take place in the Auckland Town Hall below

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This event has been cancelled. A former Conducting Fellow under the mentorship of LA Philharmonic’s Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, New Zealander Gemma New has lead performances at Carnegie Hall and with the symphony orchestras of San Diego, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and...


Perennial favourite Miguel Harth-Bedoya returns to conduct the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) in a sumptuous Spanish-inspired musical feast – with a Finnish cherry on top. The concert opens with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol, ripe with Spanish melodies.


The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) sees out Beethoven’s anniversary year with a programme placing Beethoven’s achievements in the context of his great contemporaries Haydn and Mozart.


World renowned conductor Osmo Vänskä returns to New Zealand to lead the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) in a concert celebrating the full might of the symphony orchestra. Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra, Vänskä has been praised for interpretations...

Last updated: 19 October 2020