Due to the impact of COVID-19, the Beethoven 250 concerts, including this rehearsal, have been cancelled.

Join the APO for a relaxed Open Rehearsal

Relaxed Open Rehearsal Monday 23 March 12.00pm
This relaxed open rehearsal is for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment. This can include people with autism, sensory sensitivities, or a learning difficulty. Listening devices available for hyperaudio sensitive audience members

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra joins the worldwide celebrations marking Beethoven's 250th birthday in 2020 with a series of concerts and events.

Beethoven 250 will be a fantastic festival within the Festival. The centrepiece will be the APO performing the complete cycle of nine Beethoven symphonies in four concerts over nine days, led by APO Music Director Maestro Giordano Bellincampi, culminating in a very special performance of the Ninth Symphony featuring New Zealand soloists Madeleine Pierard, Kristin Darragh, Amitai Pati and Teddy Tahu Rhodes.

In addition to the symphony cycle there will be a variety of exciting free and community events celebrating Beethoven’s legacy and connecting him to our city and our people. This includes Ludwig Reflected – a free chamber concert and speaker series featuring new Beethoven-inspired works by New Zealand composers and the chance to delve deeper into the fascinating life and times of Beethoven, a series of access and inclusion initiatives, and a community Big Play-In for musicians of all skill levels.


Rehearsal could include performances from the programme of nine symphonies

Concert 1: The Classicist Symphony No.1, 2 & 3

Concert 2: The Romantic Symphony No.4 & 5

Concert 3: The Revolutionary Symphony No.6 & 7

Concert 4: The Radical Symphony No.8 & 9


Book online using the Google booking form HERE

Download and complete the booking form HERE

Email the completed form to [email protected]

Phone 09 374 0320 or email [email protected] if you require assistance


Conductor Giordano Bellincampi

Symphony No.9
Soprano Madeleine Pierard
Mezzo Soprano Kristin Darragh
Tenor Amitai Pati
Baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes

with an ensemble of singers from the three national choirs
Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir
New Zealand Youth Choir
New Zealand Secondary Students' Choir

Presented by

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in Association with

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