Last Saturday, Orchestra Wellington performed in front of a live audience for the first time since the Covid-19 lockdown.
It was the first in a series of all-Mozart concerts the orchestra is giving over the next few weekends at St Andrew’s on the Terrace in central Wellington.
Each concert pairs a Mozart violin concerto with a symphony, with Concertmaster Amalia Hall taking on the dual role of soloist and - for the first time - director.
RNZ Concert’s David Morriss spoke with Amalia about how the first concert went, and what it feels like to be back in front of a live audience.
'Amalia & Friends' takes place over three weekends.
Saturday 6 June, 1pm & 3pm
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5, Amalia Hall
Mozart Symphony No. 31 (Paris)
Saturday 13 June, 1pm & Sunday 14 June, 3pm
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4, Amalia Hall
Mozart Symphony No. 38 (Prague)
Saturday 20 June, 3pm & 5pm
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3, Amalia Hall
Mozart Symphony No. 36 (Linz)