Cowdell  Persephone
Haydn     Trumpet Concerto in E flat   Soloist: Jake Krishnamurti  
Copland  Appalachian Spring
Sibelius   Finlandia

Note:  For the concerts in Dobrna and Berlin,  (see the Europe Tour tab below), the Haydn will be replaced with :
Anthony Ritchie   Cartoon: Fantasy for Oboe and Orchestra   Soloist: Noah Rudd


Europe Tour  12-26  August

This exciting tour will be the orchestra's second visit to Europe.  At the invitation of the Young Euro Classic Festival organisers, AYO will perform as part of the annual festival at Berlin's famous Konzerthaus.

Six concerts will be presented in Slovenia and Germany:

15 August   8pm   Dobrna - Hotel Terme Dobrna
16 August   8pm   Dobrna - Murska Sobota Castle
19 August   8pm   Berlin - Konzerthaus - Young Euro Classic Festival
20 August  7pm   Bayreuth - Stadtkirche
21 August   7pm   Bayreuth - Speinshart Monastery
22 August  8pm   Tübingen - Sparkassen Carre

Come and hear the orchestra on their return from Europe at Papakura's Hawkins Theatre (8 September) or at the Auckland Town Hall (9 September).

Saturday       8 Sept.   7.30pm Papakura - Hawkins Theatre
Tickets available:
  • online from Eventfinda; or
  • 0800-BUYTIX (0800-289849); or
  • in person at the Hawkins Theatre, 13 Ray Small Dr, Papakura
Adult $25,   Senior $20,   Student/Child $10
Sunday         9 Sept.     2.30pm Auckland Town Hall (free concert)

Always a highlight in our concert series, the free concert in the Auckland Town Hall provides an opportunity for everyone to attend a symphony concert.

A generous donation from the Lodge of the Liberal Arts helps make it possible to present this free concert.  To assist with the many other associated costs, donations are received at the door on exit from the concert and we hope many will be able to give generously.

Concerts Earlier This Year

Wagner  Rienzi Overture
Grieg  Piano Concerto in A minor  Soloist: Sara Lee
Elgar  Enigma Variations

Saturday    19 May   7.30pm    Massey High School
Sunday      20 May   4.30pm    Orewa Arts and Events Centre
Saturday   26 May         2pm    Ormiston Senior College
Sunday      27 May   2.30pm    Auckland Town Hall


Grieg  Peer Gynt Suite No.1
Nielsen  Flute Concerto   Soloist: Anna Cooper
Schubert  Symphony No.8  (Unfinished)

Saturday    3 March, 7.30pm Howick - All Saints Church
Sunday      4 March, 2.30pm  Manukau - Vodafone Events Centre
Saturday 10 March, 7.30pm  Orewa - Arts and Events Centre
Sunday     11 March, 2.30pm  Remuera - Baradene College





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