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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.

Elgar + Strauss | Roger Smith

Mozart + Beethoven | Samantha Owens

Aotearoa Plus: Farr, Adams + Boulez | Michael Norris

Pathetique: Dvořak + Tchaikovsky | Brigid O’Meeghan, Kirstin Eade + Vicky Crowell

Schumann + Barber | Gregory Squire 

British Festival: Lands of Hope and Glory | There is no pre-concert talk for this concert

British Festival: Bold Worlds | Elizabeth Kerr

British Festival: NYO: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra | Sir James MacMillan, Celeste Oram + Reuben Jelleyman, led by Elizabeth Kerr

Alexander Shelley Returns | Anthony Ritchie

Mahler + Berg with Karen Gomyo | Roger Smith

Beethoven + Bruch with Karen Gomyo | Roger Smith 

The Damnation of Faust: Concert Opera | Frances Moore

Pianomania with Freddy Kempf | Eleanor Carter

Travels in Italy | Laurence Reese interviews James Judd

Rachmaninov with Joyce Yang | Roger Smith

Janine Jansen plays Sibelius | Sarah Chesney

Messiah | Clarissa Dunn