John Campbell Presenter
Eckehard Stier Conductor
All your favourite music in one evening
For the first time in its 14 year history, Radio New Zealand Concert’s Settling the Score goes live, with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.
The programme will be an eclectic mix of favourite orchestral movements, selected by popular vote, and a grand finale featuring New Zealand’s most popular orchestral work as voted for by you.
Join us at Auckland Town Hall to hear music lover John Campbell announce which of your favourite works has made the cut.
If you are an APO subscriber or wish to purchase four or more tickets to Settling the Score Live, tickets can be bought by calling the APO Ticketing team on 09 623 1052 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All other ticket purchases can be made by clicking on the 'Purchase Tickets' tab on the right hand side of this page.
And just in case you were wondering how this was all going to work here's some questions answered…
Are there going to be any soloists? Yes. We have soloists on stand-by in the very likely event of any concertos or vocal works appearing in the programme. We just can’t tell you who they are yet…we will not be contracting anyone to perform until we know the favourite works. This will happen after votes are counted in early October.
How can you organise a concert at such short notice? Don't you usually select works and organise music months ahead? Yes our music librarians usually start preparing the music months and months in advance and in this case they will have six weeks. If something obscure comes out on top and it’s hard to get hold of the music, our librarians Robert and Hermione will be working some unsociable hours to get everything ready in time.
How long will the concert be? Approximately, two hours, as our usual concerts are. We will select movements from the favourite works to ensure the concert is not too short or too long.
When does the voting close? Voting closes on 1 October. This will give the orchestra six weeks to prepare and rehearse the music.