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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 […]
Summer School students join forces to take on the Big Bad Wolf
During a scorcher of a week in January, 84 budding instrumentalists stepped out of the sun and into a fun week of music-making at our […]
Young Composer announced for Auckland Philharmonia Residency
This month, talented composition student, Jennifer Yuan, will take up the sought-after role of Auckland Philharmonia’s 2024 Young Composer-in-Residence. This annual residency programme, a partnership […]
Auckland Philharmonia Announces Artist Change to June Concert
The Auckland Philharmonia has announced an artist change to its upcoming concert, Bayleys Great Classics: Bellincampi & Brahms, on Thursday 6 June 2024. Acclaimed pianist, […]
New NZ Assistant Conductor-in-residence steps onto the podium
This year, the baton for a coveted New Zealand residency position will be passed to Ingrid Martin, who will commence her tenure as the 2024 […]
Auckland Philharmonia Festive Selections
We’ve asked some of our Auckland Philharmonia whānau to share their favourite festive tunes and why they can’t get into the yuletide spirit until they […]
Kiwi Kapers concerts delight thousands of children with (spell)binding tale
In November, over 3,200 primary and intermediate school students enjoyed the entertaining tale of The Bookbinder at four Auckland Philharmonia Kiwi Kapers concerts held in Central and […]
Q&A with Terence Maskell
Auckland Philharmonia's Joshua Clark interviewed Terence Maskell, Artistic Director and Conductor of The Graduate Choir New Zealand, as he prepares the choir for our upcoming […]
Chair Donor Profile - Andrew and Jenny Smith
Meet Andrew and Jenny Smith, Chair Donors for Principal Timpanist Steve Logan. Find out more about how their relationship with their sponsored musician has enabled […]
Notes Fund Donor Profile - David Lovell
Meet David Lovell, a dedicated supporter of the Auckland Philharmonia. David is a Chair Donor as well as a founding member of the Future Fund, […]
Wagner’s Preludes and Overtures – What Makes Them Great?
Auckland Philharmonia’s Joshua Clark is a huge Wagner fan. Read on as he recounts his experiences with the great operatic composer’s music and what makes […]
Q&A with Diana Weir
Auckland Philharmonia’s Joshua Clark interviewed our newly appointed Chief Executive Diana Weir as she commences her role with the orchestra. Welcome to Auckland Diana, it […]
Auckland Philharmonia gets children in the Christmas groove
This December, gather the whānau together for our festive family concert, APO 4 Kids Christmas. With concerts in the city centre and on the North […]
Eight Seasons Q&A with Andrew Beer
Auckland Philharmonia's Lucy Harris chatted with our acclaimed Concertmaster, Andrew Beer, ahead of his appearance both directing and performing as violin soloist in Baroque & […]
Auckland Philharmonia Celebrates Music for All in 2024 Season
From outstanding concerts, featuring international and local artists, to the magic of Disney’s The Lion King with a live orchestra, and inspirational community events regionwide, […]
Record numbers of community musicians attend popular annual APO event
On a sunny September afternoon, the Auckland Town Hall shone with the excited faces of over 350 community musicians who had gathered for a free afternoon […]
Leaving a legacy for a musical future
It’s the perfect time of the year to take time to consider, seek advice, create or update your will. Learn how legacy giving can strengthen […]
A Seasonal Journey Through Time
This October, northern and southern hemispheres collide as Auckland Philharmonia’s Baroque & Beyond series takes on Vivaldi’s ageless portrait of the seasons juxtaposed against a Piazzolla […]
Four Winds Foundation support Community Play In
Helping Kiwi Communities is at the heart of the Four Winds Foundation, and they provide necessary funding for vital music education across Tāmaki Makaurau including […]

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