The Orchestra

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is your national orchestra. One of the world’s oldest national symphony orchestras, we have charmed audiences with memorable concerts and recordings for 68 years.

Today, the NZSO is recognised as an orchestra of international standing. We continue to grow and develop artistically, taking a challenging and varied programme of music to communities throughout New Zealand.

Our 2015 Season offers something for everyone – celebrated composers, star appeal, bold new music, and extraordinary talent.
Sensational soprano Renée Fleming debuts with the NZSO in a Gala Evening featuring popular art songs and arias, acclaimed violinist Janine Jansen performs Tchaikovsky’s beloved Violin Concerto, and star conductors Vasily Petrenko and Simone Young return to dazzle us again.

We celebrate much-loved composer Douglas Lilburn who left an enduring impression on the landscape of New Zealand music. 100 years on, we honour his rich musical legacy alongside a new work by Wellington composer Michael Norris.

Our NZSO National Youth Orchestra concerts continue to increase in popularity and our Community and Education programmes offer New Zealand’s future generations the opportunity to experience the exceptional skill of our NZSO players, inspiring them towards a life-long love of music.

Enjoy the excitement and drama of our exhilarating line-up of international stars alongside New Zealand’s elite orchestral musicians, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

2015 Season

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