Saturday, February 09, 2019

APO News




Welcome to our 2019 Season!

Barbara Glaser, Chief Executive
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. 
Maestro 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!
Barbara Glaser, Chief Executive
Barbara Glaser
Chief Executive

This month at the APO


be my orchestra valentine

Berlioz’ Symphonie 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 romps

Rhapsody in Blue 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 rarely-performed

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!

Go and See the orchestra for $10

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

Following on 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! 

Win tickets to Musical Postcards!

We are pleased to be giving away three double passes to Templar Great Classics: Musical Postcards. 
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: FRINGE TOWN

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, Pussy Riot.
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 is unmissable.
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.
The APO gratefully acknowledges the significant contributions made by the following companies, trusts and organisations.

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