Wellington.Scoop » Seven free NZSO concerts for a restricted and vaccinated audience


Press release – NZSO
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will perform seven free special concerts in Wellington starting this week, each designed for audiences of up to 100 people.

The NZSO created the concert series after having to cancel a North Island tour this month The art of running away due to Covid-19 restrictions, and postpone his sold-out 75th anniversary concert at Wellington’s 2,000-capacity Michael Fowler Center until later this year.

Under the Covid-19 Red protection framework, the orchestra is permitted to perform for an audience of up to 100 people, if all audience members are vaccinated, maintain social distancing and are encouraged to wear masks.

The concert series Daily intake will be played at the Public Trust Hall on Lambton Quay from February 16, with further concerts on February 18, 19, 21, 22, 23 and 25, all from 6.30pm.

An ensemble of NZSO musicians perform works by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, New Zealand composer Douglas Lilburn and many more. The program changes with each concert and the works to be performed are announced each evening.

Admission is free, but requires a ticket which can be booked via nzso.co.nz/concerts-and-tickets/season-2022/daily-catch/

NZSO chief executive Peter Biggs said that although a few gigs have had to be canceled or postponed, the NZSO is committed to always presenting live music in a way that keeps players and audience members safe. .

“Our players love nothing more than performing in front of a live audience and they were eager to research other ways to play live in the red box. We also knew that audiences were just as eager for a evening where he could enjoy his national orchestra live during our 75th anniversary year.

“The Daily intake The concert series allows the public to experience the NZSO live and feel safe. This will be the first time we’ve teamed up and performed at the Public Trust Hall, which is a fantastic venue for live music and where audiences can comfortably maintain social distancing.

Daily intake members of the public must provide a My Vaccine Pass for entry and maintain social distancing while in the Public Trust Hall. Wearing a mask during the concert is recommended.

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