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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, auditory 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.

SCHREKER Kammersymphonie 
SATIE Gymnopedies No. 3 
EISLER Kleine Sinfonie, Op. 29, II. Allegro assai 
WEILL Suite from 'Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny
SATIE Gymnopedies No. 1
W F BACH Duet for Two Flutes in F Major, F. 57

You can listen to the music that will be performed here.

What if we need to leave the auditorium during the performance?
This concerts has an open-door policy so don’t worry about disrupting others if you need to move around or leave the concert hall at any time during the performance. If you need to get away from the concert there will be a ‘chill-out’ space outside the main concert hall.

We’ve never been to the NZSO before. How can we prepare to attend the concert?
The NZSO has prepared a pre-concert guide outlining the whole experience of attending an NZSO Relaxed Concert. This will include a step-by-step guide to each of the venues and the special spaces we’re creating as part of this concert. This information is available below.

How do we get tickets for this event?
This concert is a free event and you must register prior to the event to secure your attendance. The NZSO will send tickets to you before the concert once you have registered.

To register for the Relaxed Concerts, please fill out this form, or email