The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) has confirmed that their upcoming concert performance Messages to Mozart on Thursday 24 September at the Auckland Town Hall will now be filmed live and broadcast exclusively as a livestream performance.
Continuing restrictions on mass gatherings has meant that the APO are still unable to open the Town Hall doors to audiences. Despite this setback, the orchestra will still take to the stage at 8pm next Thursday evening, socially distanced accordingly and ready to perform the advertised programme, Messages to Mozart, featuring piano soloist Stephen De Pledge.
According to Robin Lane, Digital Content Coordinator for the Auckland Philharmonia, it is expected that this live-stream event will put the orchestra’s total views over the 6 months since level 4 lockdown, to more than 4 million and with viewers spread across 29 countries.
“In other words, we have effectively filled our Auckland Town Hall 2,571 times since March or if stadiums are more your thing, we’ve achieved capacity crowds at Eden Park 78 times across the last 6 months”
The New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Messages to Mozart
8pm, Thursday 24 September Great Hall - Auckland Town Hall
Director Andrew Beer
Piano Stephen De Pledge
Ibert Hommage à Mozart
Mozart Piano Concerto No.23
Valentin Silvestrov The Messenger - 1996
Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings