Pre-concert talks

Our free pre-concert talks offer a fascinating insight into the music you are about to experience.

Before the start of each major concert in the Town Hall our knowledgeable guest speakers offer you fascinating insights into the programme you are about to hear. This is your chance to discover more about the composers, music and musicians, and enrich your concert-going experience.

Join us in the Concert Chamber and let us set the scene for the concert to come.

For the 2024 Season all pre-concert talks will start at 6.45pm

New Zealand Herald Premier Series

Passion & Mystery15 Feb 2024William Green
In The Italian Style29 Feb 2024Gregory Camp
Other Worlds28 Mar 2024Robert Johnson

Please note this pre-concert talk will be held in the Supper Room on the stalls level of the Auckland Town Hall
Bach & Bruckner2 May 2024Joshua Clark
Totally Trumpet23 May 2024TBC
The Eternal City13 Jun 2024Robert Johnson
Scheherazade4 Jul 2024Gregory Camp
Vengerov & Sibelius22 Aug 2024TBC
Joie de Vivre12 Sep 2024TBC
Pictures at an Exhibition17 Oct 2024Robert Johnson
Sir Andrew Davis Conducts7 Nov 2024Ingrid Martin
City Lights28 Nov 2024Ingrid Martin

Bayleys Great Classics

Beethoven 722 Feb 2024Sam Girling
Viennese Feast11 Apr 2024Sam Girling
Bellincampi & Brahms6 Jun 2024Kerry Stevens
Mozart & Dvořák24 Oct 2024Sam Girling
Romantic Journeys21 Nov 2024Sam Girling
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