New Zealand will remain in Alert Level Four until Tues 24 August at 11.59pm. Due to this, we have made the decision to postpone our performance of Mozart Serenity at Wellington College on Saturday 28 August.

At this stage, we are looking to secure a new date for Mozart Serenity in October and will be in touch as soon as we are able to confirm this. Your tickets will remain valid for the new performance date.

We understand that this may not work for everyone, so please get in touch with the NZSO Ticketing team if you would like a refund for your tickets. You can email us at or call us on 0800 479 674 during our office hours, which are 10am-4pm Mon-Fri.


Vesa-Matti Leppänen Director/Violin
Donald Armstrong Violin
Andrew Thompson Violin
Megan Molina Violin

Mozart Serenade No. 12 in C Minor Nachtmusik
Mozart Serenade No. 7 in D Major Haffner

Known as one of the greatest composers of all time with countless symphonies, concertos and operas to his name, Mozart was equally at home composing smaller works for friends and patrons in Viennese society.

Serenades are often thought of as light, entertaining works but Mozart’s Nachtmusik breaks the mould. This dark, serious work was unlikely to bring a jovial sense of occasion to events held during Mozart’s lifetime, but the intricate detail and contrasting style of Nachtmusik has made this a popular concert work for wind ensembles.

From the serious to the sublime. Serenade No. 7 Haffner signified Mozart’s transition from a young prodigy to a fully-fledged composer in his own right. Composed to celebrate the wedding of Marie Elisabeth Haffner, Serenade No. 7 has the sense of majesty and joy you would expect from music for such an occasion.

Mozart Serenity is presented in partnership with Wellington College.