Da da da dah . . .
The work featured in brat pack movie The Breakfast Club, romantic drama Howards End, and computer-animated comedy The Peanuts Movie and now the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra brings Beethoven’s famous Fifth Symphony live to your living room.
The NZSO played the “da-da-da-dah” masterpiece on stage last night from Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre. This was the first time since the Covid-19 restrictions that many of the orchestra’s 90 players performed together. The concert was an exclusively live-streamed event and can be streamed online at live.nzso.co.nz via smart TV, mobile phone, tablet or computer.
Several cameras placed in the Michael Fowler Centre captured each section of the NZSO as they played Beethoven Symphony No. 5.
Since the Covid-19 restrictions, the NZSO has streamed more than 20 new performances by orchestra players in their homes, along with some earlier filmed concerts.
Other NZSO streamed concerts and performances are available to view on demand at live.nzso.co.nz. These include the JS Bach series Sei Solo, Ryman Healthcare Presents Discovering Beethoven, the Shed Series concerts Heritage and Speed, and Play Our Part, featuring NZSO players and international guests performing in their homes.
For families, the NZSO has also produced Music Room, a 10-part series of educational videos.