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Pre-concert Talks

2018 Season

Our free pre-concert talks offer a fascinating insight into the music you are about to experience.

45 minutes before the start of each major concert in the Town Hall and Bruce Mason Centre our knowledgeable guest speakers offer you fascinating insights into the programme you are about to hear. This is your chance to discover more about the composers, music and musicians, and enrich your concert-going experience.

Join us in the Concert Chamber and let us set the scene for the concert to come.

 

Concert Date Speaker
New Zealand Herald Premier Series
Bellincampi. Bavouzet. Beethoven.

15 February

7:15 pm

Ronan Tighe
A Night of Firsts

12 April

7:15 pm

Alex Taylor
Enigma

19 April

7:15 pm

Amber Read
Organ Symphony

17 May

7:15 pm

Kevin Bishop 
Ottensamer plays Weber

21 June

7:15 pm

Kerry Stevens
Beethoven 7

12 July

7:15 pm

William Green
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 2

9 August

7:15 pm

Robert Johnson
The Prodigal Son

30 August

7:15 pm

Alex Taylor
St Matthew Passion

4 October

7:15 pm

Richard Green
Power & Brilliance

25 October

7:15 pm

Frances Moore
Free Spirit

1 November

7:15 pm

Alastair McKean
Masters of Song

15 November

7:15 pm

Ronan Tighe
Bayley’s Great Classics Series
Love Letters

22 February

6:45 pm

Sam Girling
The Planets

10 May

6:45 pm

Kevin Bishop
Brahms 4

4 July

6:45 pm

Amber Read
Russian Tales

27 September

6:45 pm

Paul Christ
APO on the Shore - Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna
Bellincampi & Mendelssohn

23 February

6:45 pm

Sam Girling
Bellincampi & Brahms

5 July

6:45 pm

Amber Read
Opera in Concert
Verdi's Aida

20 July

6:45 pm

Giordano Bellincampi

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