The ensemble will perform two concerts to a live audience in July

Diedre Irons - credit Debbie Rawson

Diedre Irons

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is to give two Beethoven and Bach concerts in Wellington next month to a live audience and to livestream each performance.

On 8 July, the ensemble will perform Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto, featuring the pianist Diedre Irons; and the Sixth Symphony (‘Pastoral’) - under the baton of NZSO Principal Conductor in Residence, Hamish McKeich.

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On 22 July the NZSO will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s ‘Goldberg’ Variations. 

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Both concerts will also be livestreamed and free to view at