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Welcome to the Podium Series, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra’s subscription series for 2019.

In 2019 we bring you a diverse mix of soloists and conductors from New Zealand and around the world, including our Music Director, Maestro Edo de Waart. This diversity is also reflected in the repertoire with The Planets, Linz Symphony, Prague Symphony and contemporary works from Europe and America, performed alongside NZSO commissions, marking 250 years since the first encounters between Māori and Captain James Cook. The Beethoven Festival will also be a rare chance to hear all nine of Beethoven’s Symphonies performed across four concerts.

Since being established in 1947, the kaupapa of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra has been to be accessible to all New Zealanders. That is why we perform to schools, tour extensively throughout the country, and make our performance venues as accessible as possible.

Symphonic music runs throughout our lives – on radio, film, television and online. But the best place to enjoy it is still the concert hall.

We hope you enjoy this first series of concerts from the NZSO. Watch out as we release more events for the 2019 season.

We look forward to seeing you and your family in 2019 – there’s a lot of great music to make everyone happy.

Classical Journey

The Planets*


Love Eternal

Winter Daydreams

NYO Celebrates


Beethoven Festival - Heroic

Beethoven Festival - Destiny

Beethoven Festival - Pastoral

Beethoven Festival - Joy



Te Māpouriki

The Great*




* Edo de Waart’s Masterworks