"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 postponed until further notice. Following the triumphant 2019 Beethoven Festival, NZSO’s celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth continues with a masterwork from the end of his life – the Missa Solemnis. Imbued with theatrical...


Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero, renowned for his Grammy Award-winning recordings of contemporary American composers, conducts the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) in a clutch of provocative 20th-century classics.


Renowned conductor Marin Alsop visits New Zealand for the first time. A ground-breaking role model for 21st-century conductors worldwide, Alsop is capable of inspiring an orchestra to give “a life-changing performance” and is praised by the New York Times as...


Chief Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and soon-to-be Chief Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko draws out performances “rich in mood and character … a conductor with an intelligent, informed but deep love...


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 San Francisco. You will look...


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: 04 February 2020