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RELAXED CONCERT

NZSO relaxed concerts perform for audiences who may feel uncomfortable in a traditional concert environment.

This concert is particularly suited to people with autism, sensory and communication disorders or a learning disability. There will be a relaxed attitude to noise and movement during the performance. Lighting effects are minimal and a ‘chill out’ space is available.

This concert features a selection of short pieces by Mozart, Bach and Webern, among others, and the open setting of Shed 6 allows people to move around freely. If you’re interested in attending this concert, please contact the NZSO at 0800 479 674 or email info@nzso.co.nz.

Relaxed Concert - Wellington
Wed, 7 Aug | Shed 6, TSB Arena

1.30-2.30pm - FULL

3.15-4.15pm - Spaces available

Preparing for the Concert

The NZSO has created a this guide to help you prepare for the relaxed concert. Download it here

The video below will also help familiarise yourself with the Shed 6 venue before you arrive.   

NZSO Relaxed Concert – FAQs

How is this different to a normal NZSO concert?

The NZSO relaxed concerts perform for audiences who may feel uncomfortable in a traditional concert environment. This concert is particularly suited to people with autism, sensory and communication disorders or a learning disability. There will be a relaxed attitude to noise and movement during the performance. Lighting effects are minimal and a ‘chill out’ space is available.

What will happen at this concert?

The NZSO will perform the following works. This will take approx. 45min.

W.A. MOZART Symphony No. 32 in G Major

J.S. BACH / WEBERN A Musical Offering: Ricercare

PIAZZOLLA Sinfonietta

After the performance, attendees can get close-up with our musicians and their instruments.

What if we need to leave the auditorium during the performance?

It is fine to move around and leave the auditorium at anytime during the performance. If you need to get away from the concert there will be a ‘chill-out’ space in the atrium outside the main auditorium.

We’ve never been to the NZSO before. How can we prepare to attend the concert?

The NZSO will be preparing a pre-concert guide and video, outlining the whole experience of attending an NZSO concert at Shed 6. This will include a step by step guide to the venue and the special spaces we’re creating as part of this concert. This information will be available from 2 August at nzso.co.nz/relaxed-concert.

 

For more information call our box office on 0800 479 674 if you have any questions.

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