Livestream FAQs

Livestream FAQs

Dramatic Skies 1: Stratus, April 18, 5pm

(booking link expires 4pm on the day!)


Is this an online only event?

While the performance is taking place live in person at the Auckland Town Hall, your ‘livestream’ ticket does not allow you to physically access the show at the venue. A livestream ticket is for online access only.

If it’s after 4:00 PM on Sunday April 18 can I still buy a ticket?

Unfortunately no, the Ticketmaster booking link will automatically expire at 4pm and you will have missed your window to purchase and view the livestream.

I have bought a ticket but have not received the website link to view the performance?

All ticket-buyers will be emailed a link and unique password from JX Live after 4pm on concert day. Look out for yours in your inbox and keep it safe.

If you have not received an email from by 4:30pm on Sunday 18 April, please email or phone 027-458-7863.

Can I share this link and password with someone else?

While we encourage sharing and inclusiveness, we ask that people support the integrity of the arts and the hard work of artists like NZTrio by paying for access. We have three very affordable price options to choose from depending on your financial situation ($10/$30/$50), and a koha/donation option with further options.

If you’re hosting a watch party and capitalising off of one purchased ticket, we encourage you to share the donation link with guests to contribute what they can. You can also help us by posting pics and sharing your night with us @nztrio!

If I paid for my tickets before 4pm but join the live stream after 5:00 PM, can I still watch from the beginning?

No, the livestream is completely live, so when you join it will be in real time at whatever stage the performance is up to. However, you may use your special link and password to view a recorded version of the concert up until midnight on 25th April. If you were unable to join due to technical reasons, please email to discuss.

Why can’t I get Vimeo to load on my browser?

Three steps to try:

1. Check your wifi connection is working

2. Use Chrome or Safari

3. Restart your computer


It was so good I need to watch it again! Is this possible?

Yes. If you successfully purchased your tickets prior to 4pm on 18th April, you will have access to a recording of the full performance until midnight 25th April.

Where can I get further help?

Prior to Sunday 18th April you can email

For technical assistance on concert day please email or phone 027-458-7863. Please wait until 4:30pm to allow time for your link and password to arrive in your inbox.

How can I watch it on my TV?

If you have a smart TV, you need only open a browser and head to to enter your unique password.

Alternatively, you can access the site on your personal device and link it to your TV via HipAppleHop, a Google Chromecast, Samsung screen share, or other supported products.

Dramatic Skies 1: Stratus

Dramatic Skies 1: Stratus

Join us for Dramatic Skies 1: Stratus, April 10/18

Welcome to the first concert of our 2021 series. Please find below some fresh
Listening Notes and a yummy new matched cocktail.
We look forward to seeing you soon at

Dramatic Skies 1: Stratus

Nathan Homestead, Manurewa (Auckland), April 10 – Book now
Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber, April 18 – Book now
Book a Season Pass here $135 (Concert Chamber only)

Stratus begins the series enveloped in a foggy blanket of sound, with the dark, sumptuous depths of Rachmaninoff’s Trio élégiaque and Suk’s yearning Elegie, sandwiched around the cosy, rustic nature of Haydn’s sunny G Major trio. Claire Cowan’s Ultra Violet shimmers through the spectrum with its millions of colours; in Reuben de Lautour’s new commission An Auscultation of Water we sink into the undulations of an aquatic heart beat; and we ascend again, evaporating into the melancholy, linear architecture of the Chausson Trio, reminiscent of Aotearoa’s eponymous threads of clouds hugging the horizon.

Full programme 1.5 hours plus interval (or 1 hour no interval at Nathan Homestead)
Livestream option in the works – more info coming soon


Listening Notes

Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor
~ lapping waves, a rising breeze, harbinger of a tempest brewing ~

Haydn: Piano Trio in G Major, Hob XV:25
~ fleeting daydreams of wanderlust ~

Suk: Elegie in D flat Major, Op. 23
~ here is my heart, do with it what you will ~

de Lautour: An Auscultation of Water (new commission)
~ watery silhouettes barely perceptible through the mist ~

Cowan: Ultra Violet
~ vista through others’ eyes ~

Chausson: Trio in G minor, Op. 3
~ a journey of extremity, from innermost to outermost ~


Stratus Cocktail

Inspired by a dramatic sky of ethereal swirling clouds against melancholy darkness, this take on the classic White Russian combines the smoky depth of coffee and clean Russian vodka with the rustic continental comfort of earthy spiced walnuts and honey.


1 shot (30ml) Vodka (preferably Russian)

1 shot Harpoon Cold Brew Espresso Strength Concentrate

1/2 shot Honey Syrup (2 parts honey,1 part hot water, cooled)

8 dashes Fee Brothers Black Walnut Bitters

1/2 shot fresh cream (or to preference)

Gently shake first four ingredients with ice, serve in a short glass over ice and float cream on top so it gradually mixes down into the cocktail creating a cloud effect.

Designed by Claire Filer @highginx
Ginesthesia Blog @ginesthesia


Next concerts

Dramatic Skies 2: Cumulus

St Andrew’s on The Terrace, Wellington, Aug 22, 5pm – Book now
Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber, Sept 5, 5pm – Book now
Greytown Music Group, October 10, 4pm – Book via 
06 304-9497

Grieg: Andante Con Moto in C minor
Schifrin: Hommage a Ravel
McLeod: Clouds (new commission)
Taylor: burlesques mécaniques – ten miniatures for piano trio
Smetana: Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15

Cumulus maps a dramatic voyage, from deep melancholy touched with hints of hope in the Grieg, through a quirky reflection of Ravel’s life and music from Schifrin’s unique point of view, and deep into Smetana’s mournful response to the death of his daughter.
These billowing global masterpieces come to surround and embrace the eminent locals at the heart of the programme – two edgy works by Kiwi composers at the peak of creativity: a rediscovery of Alex Taylor’s remarkable set of rugged miniatures burlesques mécaniques, and the premiere of a mist-covered new work from Jenny McLeod.

Dramatic Skies 3: Cirrus

Nathan Homestead, Manurewa (Auckland), Nov 6th, 5pm – Book now*
St Andrew’s on The Terrace, Wellington, Nov 19, 7pm – Book now
Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber, Dec 12, 5pm – Book now

Schubert: Sonatensatz, D. 28
Clement: shifting states
Panufnik: Piano Trio Op. 1
Whitehead: tba (new commission)
Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9

Cirrus sweeps us towards the heights of Schubert’s musical charm, shifting us into Rachel Clement’s glassmaking-inspired sound world. Panufnik takes us through passionate mood changes and luscious melodies reminiscent of the late French Romantics; we are then transported into the nebulous glow of Aotearoa’s clouds in our new commission by Dame Gillian Whitehead. Rachmaninoff’s masterpiece reflects on the huge journey of the whole series and brings the year to a dramatic close with a sense of pathos and heightened emotion.
*Slightly shorter programme of 1 hour, no interval at Nathan Homestead. Special price available for those who wish to attend the same programme at Concert Chamber.
Email Jessica at for discount code.

Book a Season Pass here $135 (Concert Chamber only)

NZTrio Livestream

Join Amalia Hall (violin), Ashley Brown (cello), and Somi Kim (piano) for:

Dramatic Skies 1 – Stratus via livestream

direct from The Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber

on April 18th at 5pm (NZST/GMT+12)

We are proud to add a livestream option to our Dramatic Skies series. Join us from wherever you are to be part of these live events at The Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber. The series leads us through intense emotional contrasts, from sweetness and light to drama and darkness. Each concert presents exciting new NZ commissions as well as works from overseas. More Stratus programme info here and concert calendar here.

Choose your level of support:

$10 / $30 / $50 (NZD)

Important – booking link expires 4pm Sunday April 18th!


View livestream FAQs

Whether you’ve got your feet up in cosy socks with a cuppa, or you’ve gathered with friends for a wine-fuelled ‘watch party’, we look forward to connecting with fellow music-lovers across Aotearoa and the globe. Music knows no borders.

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