2015 Special Concert Packages

New to concert-going? Or want to introduce someone to orchestral music?
Take advantage of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s new, inexpensive packages for orchestral first-timers.

With four new first-timer-friendly packages on offer, there are plenty of ways to explore the excitement of live orchestral music with the APO. We invite you to dip your toe into the world of orchestral music with four packages tailored to suit different lifestyles and musical tastes. Just pick the package that’s best for you.

 

The Full Works

You’ll hear Richard Gill unwrap the music. Then delve deeper and hear the full works. We’ve created a new series to present the three ‘unwrapped’ masterworks in concert alongside other orchestral favourites. Select the three Unwrap concerts plus their mainstage counterparts to take advantage of our six-concert Full Works package price.
All concerts are at Auckland Town Hall.

 

Unwrap1 PLUS full work in Enigma Variations

Elgar’s masterwork takes centre stage in this concert. Richard Gill has shown how Elgar builds from the tiniest scrap of melody: now hear the whole piece unfold, from the quiet opening, to Elgar’s affectionate pictures of his friends, and its ebullient finale. The other works we hear are Douglas Lilburn’s evocative Aotearoa Overture and Béla Bartók’s Violin Concerto No.2, the soul of Hungarian folk music. It is played by Benjamin Schmid, a huge success with the APO in 2014.
Unwrap Enigma Variations: 6.30pm, Thursday 21 May
The Full Work: 8pm Thursday 18 June

 

Unwrap 2 PLUS full work in Musical Treasures

Richard Gill plucks highlights from The Firebird, but hearing this magical piece in full is a whole new experience: Stravinsky’s fabulous score will carry you away. In the full Musical Treasures concert, Principal Cellist Eliah Sakakushev-von Bismarck also plays two delightful miniatures by Richard Strauss and Ottorino Respighi, before you hear Beethoven’s sunny Symphony No.4.
Unwrap The Firebird: 6.30pm, Thursday 13 August
The Full Work: 8pm, Thursday 1 October

 

Unwrap 3 PLUS full work in Virtuoso Violin

Bruch’s Violin Concerto is an intoxicating blend of romance and gypsy fire, and calls for a player of pyrotechnic élan. Viviane Hagner is that player. She is unquestionably an international star, and will give a performance to remember.Also in the Virtuoso Violin concert, Gustav Mahler’s astonishing first symphony tells stories of love, death, nature; stupendous, overpowering, exhilarating, it will sweep you away.
Unwrap: Bruch Violin Concerto 6.30pm, Thursday 10 September
The Full Work: 8pm, Thursday 8 October

 

Unwrap the Music concerts are sold with standard allocated seating, excluding Stalls level cabaret tables. Full Works concerts limited to A reserve only, with seating allocated at APO discretion.

 

Buy a Full Works subscription here

 

 

APO Mystery package

For just $75 you receive tickets to three concerts selected by APO, from the full range of our concert offerings.
Let us know what your musical preferences are and we will select a package that you will love. We’ll advise you of your seats at least 10 days before each concert – and further ahead if we can.
Seats will be allocated on a best-available basis – you could find yourself sitting in Premier or A reserve seating for your three concerts.

 

Buy a Mystery package here

 

Take a Punt package

$90. You pick your choice of any three concerts from The New Zealand Herald Premier Series, the Newstalk ZB Sources of Inspiration series or the Bayleys Great Classics series only.
Your seats are allocated only in the week of the concert and are subject to seat availability in that week. The upside is cheap tickets to APO mainstage concerts and the possibility that you may sit in some of the best seats in the house if they are not already purchased. The “punt” is that there may not be tickets available, in which case we discuss with you a transfer to another concert.
*Available only to people new to the APO database

 

Buy a Take a Punt package here

 

Family package

Our family package enables you to introduce family members to the power of live orchestral music – in a number of different concert styles. For $150 you can book five tickets for each of three concerts, selecting from:
• one Unwrap the Music concert,
• one APO 4 Kids concert, and
• one of either Settling the Score Live, Divas, Blues to Bebop, or In Your Neighbourhood concerts.
Tickets are booked and allocated at time of paying to provide certainty and the ability to plan three wonderful outings for your family. The group of five must include at least two children or students.

 

Purchase any of our special concert packages and you receive 10% off any further ticket purchases with the APO in 2015, plus pay no booking fees when you book through the APO ticketing office.

 

 

Call Ina or Blair in our ticketing office on 6231052 to receive a 2015 season brochure or find a pdf version here
Bookings for all packages on 09-6231052

 

 

 

 

Terms and Conditions

 

Click here for a full list of APO Terms and Conditions

 

Mystery Package
- One Treat Me Voucher/Mystery Package per person – the offer is one Treat Me Voucher/ Mystery Package per person, redeemable for three mystery concerts, i.e., 2 vouchers for two people etc…
– All Treat Me vouchers must be redeemed by March 16 for concert selection. All unredeemed vouchers after this date will be null and void. Mystery Package stay on sale through the APO as long as there is seat availability.
– The purchaser may state their musical preferences at the time of Treat Me Voucher redemption/ Mystery Package purchase. (However this is not a guarantee of seat or concert selection.)
– For purchasers of 2 or more Treat Me Vouchers/ Mystery Packages, seating will be assigned together in an area at APO discretion.
– On redemption, the purchaser is assigned 3 concerts from the entire APO 2015 season (all 3 concerts will be issued simultaneously).
– Seats will be allocated on a best-available basis and at APO discretion.
– Three mystery concerts will selected at APO discretion. (However any note of preferences will be taken into consideration.)
– For all Treat Me Voucher/ Mystery Package redemptions, the purchaser will be advised of their concert and seat selection at least 10 days before the first concert (if not earlier).
– Delivery of tickets will be confirmed at the point of Treat Me Voucher redemption / Mystery Package purchase.
– The final offer of seating and concert selection by the APO is final. (In exceptional circumstances, the purchaser may be able to negotiate an exchange to another concert in the week following advice of concert selection. After this period all concert selections are non-negotiable and purchasers are welcome to gift unused concert tickets to friends and family.)
– There are no refunds or exchanges, except as required by law.
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Take a Punt
- One Grab One voucher/Take a Punt Package per person – the offer is one Grab One voucher/Take a Punt Package per person, redeemable for three concerts from our The New Zealand Herald Premier Series, Bayleys Great Classics and Newstalk ZB Sources of Inspiration series , i.e., 2 vouchers for two people etc…
– All Grab One vouchers must be redeemed by March 24 for concert selection. All unredeemed Grab One vouchers after this date will be null and void. However Take a Punt Packages are on sale through the APO as long as an allocation of tickets is available.
– The purchaser may state their concert preference at the time of Grab One voucher redemption/purchase of a Take a Punt Package. However this is not a guarantee of seat or concert selection if there is no seat availability in the concert selected.
– For purchasers of 2 or more Grab One vouchers/packages, seating will be assigned together in an area at APO discretion.
– All seats are allocated only in the week of the concert and are subject to seat availability in that week. If seats are not available for a concert you select, you will be asked to select another concert
– Seats will be allocated on a best-available basis and at APO discretion.
– Delivery of tickets will be confirmed at the point of Grab One voucher redemption or Take a Punt Package purchase
– The offer of seating and concert selection by the APO is fina.
– There are no refunds or exchanges, except as required by law.
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