Tonight the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will perform at Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre for the first time since the Covid-19 restrictions began.
Playing Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, the concert will be led by NZSO Principal Conductor in Residence Hamish McKeich and will be live streamed on stage from 7.30pm for audiences to enjoy at home.
While restrictions have been lifted, this performance, along with another on the 24th June, will be exclusively live streamed. The performance on the 24th June will also feature New Zealand pianist Diedre Irons for Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto.
Each concert will premiere at live.nzso.co.nz via your smart TV, mobile phone, tablet or your personal computer.
The NZSO has streamed over 20 performances since the Covid-19 restrictions began and reaching audiences who have never seen the orchestra perform before. If you have missed these, the concerts are also available to view on demand at the same website above.
Previous performances include the Bach series Sei Solo, Ryman Healthcare Presents Discovering Beethoven, the Shed Series concerts Heritage and Speed, and Play Our Part. If you’re interested in getting the little ones involved, the NZSO has also developed a 10-part series of educational videos called Music Room, also available on the website.
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67, online premiere. Wednesday 10 June, 7.30pm
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor, online premiere. Wednesday 24 June, 7.30pm