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Mahler’s Eighth Symphony to kick-off NZ Arts Fest

Music Alive

Friday, 26 February

8:00 pm

Mahler’s Eighth Symphony to kick-off the New Zealand International Arts Festival

In a new venture for Radio New Zealand the opening concert of this year's New Zealand International Arts Festival will be available as a live videocast on our website.

The performance of Gustav Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, on 26 February, conducted by iconic international musician, Vladimir Ashkenazy, is to be held at Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre.

There’ll be a traditional live broadcast on Radio New Zealand Concert’s FM network.

Roger Smith, Radio New Zealand Concert’s Manager, says listeners will not only be able to hear this exciting event in stereo sound on their radios…but they now have the choice of seeing and hearing it as a live video-stream on their computers.

A live relay of the performance, along with RNZ Concert’s presentation, can also be enjoyed on a giant screen and sound system in Wellington’s Civic Square.

Mahler’s Eighth Symphony is often described as Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand because of the huge instrumental and choral forces required.

Significant talents been harnessed for this performance are: Soloists with New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir, New Zealand Youth Choir, Orpheus Choir of Wellington, Christchurch City Choir, and the Choristers of Wellington Cathedral of St Paul.

How to watch:

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1. Visit the Radio New Zealand website www.radionz.co.nz/festival

How to listen:

1. Live stream the audio at www.radionz.co.nz/concert/listen

2. For Radio New Zealand Concert frequencies visit www.radionz.co.nz/listen/amfm


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