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NZSO National Youth Orchestra: 2018 Summer Concert

The National Youth Orchestra meets in Wellington in February 2018 for a summer camp and concert.

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APO: Degenerate

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's concert is called 'Degenerate' because that is the label given to each of the works on the programme, by the Third Reich.

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Carnegie Hall Live 2019 - Martha Argerich & Rome's Santa Cecilia Orchestra

Carnegie Hall Live 2019 - Martha Argerich & Rome's Santa Cecilia Orchestra

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Adam Chamber Music Festival 2019: Bach by Candlelight

The 'Bach by Candlelight' concert at the Adam Chamber Music Festival has become a much-loved tradition. The dimly-lit  atmosphere, beautiful music and special acoustics in Christ Church Cathedral in Nelson make for a very special experience.

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NZSO: Beethoven 9

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven's first and last symphonies.

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APO: Latin Rhythms

Australian guitarist Slava Grigoryan joins the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto, for music from Spain and the USA.

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Carnegie Hall Live 2019

Trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger will be in New Zealand later this year. Here he's at Carnegie Hall with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andris Nelsons.

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Adam Chamber Music Festival 2019: Wilma and Friends

Violinist Wilma Smith brings two friends from Melbourne to play chamber music by Gareth Farr, Ian Munro and Jean Françaix.

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NZSO: Johannes Moser plays Shostakovich

It's an all-Russian banquet tonight. Johannes Moser plays a powerful cello concerto by Shostakovich and the orchestra plays Borodin and Prokofiev.

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APO: Pathétique

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's concertmaster Andrew Beer plays György Ligeti's brilliant and fiendishly difficult Violin Concerto. 

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Music Alive: Carnegie Hall Live

The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim makes a bold statement at Carnegie Hall.

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NZSO: Simon Trpčeski Plays Grieg

Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski plays one of the world's best-loved concertos with the NZSO, between orchestral works by Shostakovich.

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APO: Baroque Voices

From the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's 'Great Classics' series this concert is called Baroque Voices.

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Carnegie Hall Live 2019

For this episode of Carnegie Hall Live, the period-instrument ensemble Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique led by John Eliot Gardiner presented an all-Berlioz programme.

The centerpiece of the broadcast is Harold in Italy, a work that beautifully shows the composer's talent for painting pictures with music. The featured soloist is violist Antoine Tamestit.

The night's selections also include a pair of vocal works, La mort de Cléopâtre and excerpts from his grand opera Les Troyens, featuring mezzo-soprano Lucile Richardot.

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Adam Chamber Music Festival 2019: Textural Landscapes & Morning Mozart

Two shorter concerts from the Adam Chamber Music Festival recorded in Nelson in February 2019.

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Wallace International Piano Festival: Marta Zabaleta

Basque pianist, Marta Zabaleta plays a richly engaging programme, which she calls "Chopin in Mallorca", combining some of the music that Chopin wrote during a near-disastrous holiday on that Spanish island in the Mediterranean, along with music by Spanish composers.

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Catch the first broadcast of a new recording from New Zealand, or something from overseas - perhaps from the European Broadcasting Union, the Salzburg Festival or the Sydney Opera House. The NZSO are regular performers, and Thursdays are often the domain of the Auckland Philharmonia; You might hear an ensemble touring with Chamber Music New Zealand, something from the Wellington Jazz Festival or music from around the world via the WOMAD festival.

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