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All pre-concert talks are free of charge and do not require you to book ahead of time, but you may wish to come early as they often fill up fast.

Pre-concert talks commence 45 minutes before the start of each concert, and last approximately 30 minutes.

Mozart & Mahler | Roger Smith

Berlioz, Debussy & Ravel | Sarah Chesney

Bernstein at 100 | David Bremner and Brett Mitchell

The Four Seasons | David Bremner and Vesa-Matti Leppänen

An Evening With Simon O'Neill | Sarah Chesney

Brahms & Tchaikovsky | Martin Riseley 

Mozart & Beethoven| Samantha Owens 

NYO The Firebird | There is no pre-concert talk for this concert

Simon Trpčeski Plays Grieg | Roger Smith

Beethoven & Brahms | NZSO player panel (Heather Thompson and Laurence Reese), led by Donald Armstrong

Stravinsky & Rachmaninov | Roger Smith 

Classical Hits | Brigid O’Meeghan

Johannes Moser Plays Shostakovich | Kate Mead

Lars Vogt Plays Mozart | Hamish Robb

Mahler 7 | Roger Smith

Prokofiev & Tchaikovsky | David Gilling

Beethoven 9 | Hamish Robb

Messiah | Samantha Owens