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Pre-concert Talks

2017 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
Myth and Legends

16 February

7:15 pm

Ronan Tighe
Scottish Symphony

2 March

7:15 pm

William Green 
The Sorcerer's Apprentice

30 March

7:15 pm

Kerry Stevens
From Russia with Love

3 May

7:15 pm

Kevin Bishop 
Mountain King

1 June

7:15 pm

Robert Johnson
Ibragimova Returns

20 July

7:15 pm

Michael Weiss 
The New World

10 August

7:15 pm

Amber Read 
Defiance

24 August

7:15 pm

Robert Johnson
German Masters

28 September

7:15 pm

Kerry Stevens
Prokofiev 5

19 October

7:15 pm

Alex Taylor 
Fire Music 2 November Alex Taylor
Heaven and Earth

16 November

7:15 pm

Ronan Tighe
Newstalk ZB Series
Pushing Boundaries

11 May

7:15 pm

Nancy November
Fallen Heroes

6 July

7:15 pm

Sam Girling 
New Directions

5 October

7:15 pm

Robert Johnson
Bayley’s Great Classics Series
Hanslip Plays Mozart

23 February

6:45 pm

Sam Girling
Sound the Horn

18 May

6:45 pm

Amber Read
Baroque Voices

3 August

6:45 pm

Sam Girling
Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto

9 November

6:45 pm

Sam Girling
APO on the Shore - Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna
From Russia with Love

4 May

6:45 pm

Kevin Bishop
The New World

9 August

6:45 pm

Amber Read
Opera in Concert
Manon Lescaut

14 July

6:45 pm

Stuart Maunder 

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