Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Saturday, February 09, 2019
our 2019 Season!
I hope you have
had a relaxing holiday and you are feeling recharged and ready for
another season of great music just as much as we are.
Bellincampi returns to open our 2019 season with the New Zealand
Herald Premier Series: Fantasy next week. This concert
features Symphonie fantastique by Berlioz, a
spectacular work and one of the very few times you will see four
harps on stage.
Did you know
that the APO Friends run buses to the Auckland Town Hall for most
APO concerts? For just $10 return you can forget about traffic and
parking and get to meet fellow APO enthusiasts. They cover each
corner of Auckland from North, South, East to West, find out more.
Let's hope that
this wonderful weather continues and we look forward to performing
some equally wonderful music. Have a fantastic February!
at the APO
be my orchestra valentine
fantastique was written in the throes of a failed
love affair. Despite the complicated source material,
it is deliriously romantic, bizarre and thrilling –
this is not your average Valentine’s Day concert!
The greatest of gershwin's
was Gershwin’s first critical hit as a composer.
Coupled with his love song to the City of Love, An
American in Paris, this evening will be an
unforgettable jaunty romp of 1920s jazz.
A beethoven piece
Soloists Tianwa Yang (Violin),
Gabriel Schwabe (Cello) and Nicholas Rimmer (Piano)
join the APO for Beethoven’s only concerto written for
more than one instrument. Don't miss it!
If you are a
student or under 30, an APO GO membership gives you
access to $10 tickets to any main series concert in the
2019 season. To join, simply pay a one-off $5
membership fee and you’re set for the season!
A week of arts in melbourne
from the success of our previous trips to Sydney – we
are now offering a Melbourne Gala trip in September
2019. This will be a four-day tour of the must-see arts
events of the city. Register your interest now.
Out and about with the apo
The APO will
have a stall at the Ending HIV Big Gay Out event
at Coyle Park, Pt Chevalier on Sunday 10 February.
APO brass musicians will also perform on the stage.
Come and say hi!
We are pleased to be giving away three
double passes to Templar Great Classics: Musical
Simply reply to this email with your answer
to the question below:
George Gershwin's An American in Paris was
initially inspired by a trip to the French
capital. In which year did he visit Paris?
Send your answers in before Thursday 14
February to be in the draw.
Auckland Live presents:
Prepare for the unexpected as Auckland Town
Hall transforms into a multi-performance destination for
Auckland Fringe. This year’s programme features a bevy of
music, poetry, dance, music and ‘out of the box’
experiences including headlining act, Russian provocateurs,
We have a double pass to giveaway for Movement
of the Human, made by the creators behind the
immersive, award-winning RUSHES, Movement of the Human
For six days only, you’ll have no excuse not
to embrace the extraordinary found in Fringe Town! Check
out our full line-up and times here.
gratefully acknowledges the significant contributions made by the
following companies, trusts and organisations.