Gemma New conducts the NZSO again with four streamed performances this month

Conductor Gemma New made her NZSO debut with our streamed Passion concert in August, followed last month with the first of our three-part Shed Series Cadence experience.

Gemma New credit Roy Cox

We’re delighted that on each Wednesday at 7.30pm in October Gemma will again conduct the Orchestra exclusively online.

The second and third parts of Cadence premiere on 7 and 14 October. The 7 October stream showcases works by two 20th composers – Igor Stravinsky’s Danses Concertantes and the third movement of Spanish composer and cellist Gaspar Cassadó’s mesmerising Suite for Solo Cello, featuring NZSO Section Principal Cello Andrew Joyce as soloist.

The 14 October stream features New Zealand composer Maria Grenfell’s engrossing Clockwerk and a selection of ballet music from Mozart’s Idomeneo, considered one of the composer’s first great operas.

New then conducts the NZSO performing Edward Elgar’s enchanting Serenade in E Minor on 21 October and Maurice Ravel’s playful Mother Goose Suite on 28 October.

More than 50 NZSO performances and special video content can be viewed now On Demand at – including Passion and part one of Cadence.