At the earlier time of 6.30pm we cross to the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington where the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra performs Gustav Mahler's monumental Symphony No 2, Resurrection.

It features 112 NZSO players, accompanied by more than 120 singers and two international soloists.

Edo de Waart leads the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Edo de Waart leads the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Photo: Stephen A'Court Photography

The 'Resurrection' programme, part of Maestro Edo de Waart’s Masterworks series, marks his last concerts after four years as NZSO Music Director before commencing as NZSO Conductor Laureate in 2020.

Maestro de Waart says the Resurrection Symphony made Mahler famous and revealed the composer’s genius. “The result is a 100 per cent masterpiece. It will be a wonderful ending for my years as Music Director.”

Programme:

6.30pm NZSO: Resurrection 

MAHLER: Symphony No 2 in C minor, Resurrection 

Lauren Snouffer (soprano), Anna Larsson (mezzo), Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir, Orpheus Choir of Wellington, New Zealand SO conducted by Edo de Waart 

Direct from the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington (RNZ)