AUCKLAND PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra is the city’s leading performing arts organisation and Auckland’s only full-time professional symphony orchestra. In more than 80 annual performances the APO presents a full season of symphonic works showcasing many of the world’s finest classical musicians. Recent and upcoming soloists include artists of the calibre of James Ehnes, Cameron Carpenter, Stephen Layton and Dame Evelyn Glennie. The APO is also proud to work with leading local arts organisations including New Zealand Opera, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Auckland Arts Festival and the Michael Hill International Violin Competition. Through its numerous education initiatives the APO offers opportunities to more than 20,000 young people and adults nationwide to participate in music, ranging from hip-hop and rock to contemporary and classical. More than 100,000 people hear the orchestra live each year, with many thousands more reached through special events, recordings and other media.
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