Bruce Mason Centre: ASO – Happy Birthday Mr Beethoven!

Date: May 2nd, 2021 - May 2nd, 2021

Auckland Symphony Orchestra, in association with Auckland Live, presents Happy Birthday Mr Beethoven!
The Auckland Symphony Orchestra belatedly celebrates the 250th birthday of Ludwig Van Beethoven with a special performance of his beautiful Pastoral symphony. This music really tells a story and paints a picture, and we will add to our performance by sharing artworks from Auckland artists of all ages. We are pleased to welcome stunning young pianist Shan Liu as our soloist in the gorgeous second piano concerto of Chopin, as well as the exuberant March in Bb by Prokofiev, and a few birthday surprises.

Shan Liu is 11 years-old. He began studying piano before his 7th birthday, with Ms Xi Jiang and is currently studying with Stephen De Pledge. Shan has been the winner of numerous piano competitions in China, New Zealand, and internationally. Most recently, Shan was the youngest-ever  finalist in the 2020 New Zealand National Junior Piano Competition.


This is FREE, but booking is required. To book, please visit the Bruce Mason Centre website, here.

Encore Theatre Collective is proud to present a dazzling new production of Seussical The Musical, based on the immortal works of Dr Seuss. Seussical brings to life many infamous and well-loved Dr Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie La Bird and, of course, the Cat in the Hat. These characters and stories weave together in a whimsical and wacky musical extravaganza, played out against an uplifting score, and highlighting the show’s universal messages of love and acceptance – reminding us all that “a person’s a person, no matter how small.”

Since launching in 2019, Encore Theatre Collective has made an incredible mark on the Auckland theatre scene and redefined the standard of youth theatre in New Zealand. Hot on the heels of their sold-out season of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, the June season of Seussical features 120 of the country’s finest young talent, ranging in age from 9-23.

With spectacular choreography, unbelievable production design, and slick vocals, Encore Theatre Collective’s Seussical The Musical is the theatrical offering of 2021 that you will not want to miss!

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