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Shakespeare in music celebrated at free concert series
Calls of ‘Wherefore art thou Community Classics?’ will be answered on 16 June when Auckland Philharmonia’s free concert series kicks off with the Community Classics […]
Auckland Philharmonia announces artist change to Opera in Concert
The Auckland Philharmonia announces an artist change to its upcoming Opera in Concert, Tristan und Isolde, on Saturday 10 August 2024. Soprano Ricarda Merbeth will step in […]
Eternally Yours - Phil News
As Auckland Philharmonia prepares for Respighi’s Roman trilogy, Amber Read takes a deep dive into the composer’s love/hate affair with the Italian capital. Ottorino Respighi […]
Boogie Wonderland: Disco Ball Photo Gallery
Our Boogie Wonderland: Disco Ball fundraising event was a dazzling night of 70s glamour and groovy tunes. Everyone shone in their best disco outfits, strutting […]
Celebrate Matariki with Ché-Fu and the Auckland Phil
Bringing together our diverse communities from across Tāmaki Makaurau to celebrate Matariki, Auckland Philharmonia’s Matariki with Ché-Fu & The Kratez will be an unforgettable evening of hip […]
Giggles and growls galore guaranteed in new children's production
Join a hilarious hunt for a wolf on the loose at Auckland Philharmonia’s newest children’s production, Peter and the Wolf with Dynamotion. For this family-friendly retelling of […]
Bold as Brass - Phil News
Trumpet sensation Tine Thing Helseth talks to Richard Betts about life as a prodigy, choosing to play and surviving cancer. Tine Thing Helseth has had […]
Q&A with Annie Crummer
Auckland Philharmonia’s Robin Lane caught up with acclaimed New Zealand vocalist Annie Crummer ahead of her performance with the orchestra for Boogie Wonderland: Disco Ball.   […]
Q&A with George Fistonich
Auckland Philharmonia’s Lucy Harris chatted with Sir George Fistonich, Kiwi wine pioneer and founder of our new wine partner, Čuvar Winery, about the exciting next […]
Auckland Philharmonia announces replacement conductor for May concert
The Auckland Philharmonia announces changes for its upcoming concert, The New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Bach & Bruckner, on Thursday 2 May 2024. Acclaimed German conductor Karl-Heinz […]
Auckland Philharmonia announces new conductor for May concert
The Auckland Philharmonia announces changes for its upcoming concert, The New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Totally Trumpet, on Thursday 23 May 2024. Highly regarded Dutch-Maltese conductor, Lawrence […]
Play it forward
Early live music experiences offer much more than just a way to entertain children: they can help to develop their resilience and concentration skills and […]
Music for wee monsters - Phil News
We’re going on an interactive trumpet hunt with TVNZ’s Toi Time. Gary Steel chats with Jojo and Buzz about their Auckland Philharmonia collab. The little […]
Music to take you on a journey
Music has always had a special power, to transport us to different times and places. Composers have frequently sought to try to convey the natural […]
Stars of TV and symphony align for children's concert
Howls of ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf’ will echo across Auckland this April as TVNZ’s Toi Time cast join the Auckland Philharmonia to perform the children’s concerts, Tunes […]
Boujee night of boogie coming to Auckland
Get set to groove the night away to disco tunes performed by a full symphony orchestra, plus enjoy fabulous food and cocktails, at Auckland Philharmonia’s […]
Picking up the baton
New CEO Diana Weir tells Richard Betts about hating piano lessons, loving Britten, and her vision for the orchestra. Diana Weir is poised, articulate, and […]
Surround yourself with music… and friends: Friends President Delysse Glynn’s story.
After years of being an audience member and Auckland Philharmonia supporter, Delysse Glynn answered the call to deepen her relationship with the orchestra by joining […]
The colour of sound
Unsuk Chin is one of the leading composers of our time. Evie Bamford looks at Chin’s life, music and her Violin Concerto No.1, the piece […]
Q&A with Jennifer Yuan
Evie Dwyer-Leech, Tertiary Projects Executive, chatted with Jennifer Yuan, the Auckland Philharmonia 2024 Young Composer in Residence. Tell us a bit about yourself I am […]
Auckland Phil throws open its digital doors with New Virtual Experience
With a click of your mouse, you can now be transported to an interactive 3D view of the Auckland Philharmonia on the Auckland Town Hall […]
Q&A with Yeol Eum Son
Auckland Philharmonia’s Lucy Harris chatted with piano soloist Yeol Eum Son ahead of her performance with the Auckland Philharmonia for Bayleys Great Classics: Beethoven 7. […]
Encore Maestro Bellincampi!
Auckland Philharmonia and Giordano Bellincampi partnership extended Auckland Philharmonia is delighted to announce Giordano Bellincampi’s contract has been extended and he will continue as its […]

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