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NZSO Live-stream 'Passion'


The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is going ahead with a unique kind of live performance this Saturday 29 August. Level 2 restrictions still allow the Orchestra to perform with appropriate social distancing in place. To continue supporting our online audiences across New Zealand and the world they will still live stream a performance of Passion this Saturday at 7.30pm without a live audience. The concert will be live-streamed and free to watch at

The performance will be led by Gemma New Conductor with Andrew Joyce Cello performing the following programme:

Robin Toan 'Tū-mata-uenga "God of War, Spirit of Man"'
Elgar Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 'Pathétique'

Written in 2005 as the first NYO Composer-in-Residence commission, Robin Toan’s 'Tū-mata-uenga “God of War, Spirit of Man”' was inspired by the Māori story of creation.

A former Conducting Fellow under the mentorship of LA Philharmonic’s Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, New Zealander Gemma New has lead performances at Carnegie Hall and with the symphony orchestras of San Diego, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and San Francisco. You will look forward to her intelligent interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony, 'Pathétique' – the vehicle par excellence for expressivity and emotion.

NZSO Section Principal Cellist Andrew Joyce performs Elgar’s well-loved Cello Concerto in E Minor. Andrew has been performing this concerto since he was a teenager and is looking forward to performing it with the NZSO for the first time.

You can stream on Saturday 29 August at 7:30pm HERE

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Written By: Radio13