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NZSO Streaming More New Performances

We may be at level 2 but the The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra continues to stream free weekly performances with works from Bach and Beethoven. Under Alert Level 2, performers are able to rehearse and perform together while adhering to the Ministry of Health’s guidelines.



Sei Solo 4 will feature NZSO First Violinist Anne Loeser who has performed extensively both locally and internationally. Performing two movements from Bach’s Sonata No. 1 from her home, Loeser is looking forward to performing.

“What I love most about Bach is his ability to express both the greatest beauty and variety in the universe, all in the voice of a single violin,” says Loeser.

“I’ve chosen to perform on the Baroque violin, and I have selected the Adagio and the Presto from Bach’s Sonata No. 1 in G Minor because these two contrasting movements give a glimpse into the extraordinary diversity to be discovered in these masterpieces for solo violin.”

From left, NZSO Violinist Anne Loeser and Guest Assistant Concertmaster Jessica Oddie.

Later this week, the NZSO’s Ryman Healthcare Presents Discovering Beethoven series will continue along with the NZSO’s recognition of the compters 250th birthday. Presented with short readings of Beethoven’s letters, this performance is one of more than 20 free online performances.

Both the Sei Solo 4 and Ryman Healthcare Presents Discovering Beethoven are supported by NZSO project partner RNZ Concert and can be viewed HERE

Music Room videos, previously filmed NZSO performances can be found HERE

Sei Solo 4 – Bach, Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001 I. Adagio IV. Presto with Anne Loeser on Violin – online premiere Wednesday 20th May, 7.30pm

Ryman Healthcare Presents Discovering Beethoven – Curator and Concertmaster Vesa-Matti Leppänen – online premiere Sunday 17th May, 4pm

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