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Pre-concert Talks

2021 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 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.

New Zealand Herald Premier Series

Concert

Date

Speaker

Nordic Fire

25 Feb
7:15 pm

Amber Read
Enduring Spirit

15 Apr
7:15 pm

Robert Johnson
The Romantic

13 May
7:15 pm

TBC
Rediscovery

17 Jun
7:15 pm

TBC
Light & Shade

15 Jul
7:15 pm

TBC
The Greats

22 Jul
7:15 pm

TBC
Má Vlast

12 Aug
7:15 pm

TBC
Symphonic Dances

2 Sep
7:15 pm

TBC
From the New World

16 Sep
7:15 pm

TBC
Musical Landscapes

7 Oct
7:15 pm

TBC
Mahler 5

18 Nov
7:15 pm

TBC
The Radical

25 Nov
7:15 pm

TBC

Bayleys Great Classics

Concert

Date

Speaker

Houstoun Plays Rachmaninov

18 Feb
6:45 pm

Robert Johnson
The Classicist

22 Apr
6:45 pm

TBC
On the Danube

8 Jul
6:45 pm

TBC
The Revolutionary

29 Jul
6:45 pm

TBC
Might & Majesty

12 Nov
6:45 pm

TBC

The Trusts Community Foundation Opera in Concert

 

Date

Speaker

Beethoven's Fidelio

8 May
6:45 pm

TBC

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