Kia ora,


Enter your student's artwork into the Auckland Symphony Orchestra's 'Happy Birthday Mr Beethoven!' art competition and they could have their work showcased on the large screens in concert and will be in to win an art pack!


To celebrate Beethoven's 251th Birthday, Auckland Symphony Orchestra is presenting a concert of his works on Sunday May 2nd at Bruce Mason Centre and Sunday 9th May at Auckland Town Hall, 2.30pm. We are running an art competition for students in Years 0 to 8 based on Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral Symphony).

Here's the brief: create a work of art in response to listening to this piece of music. It could represent what you think is happening in this music, or a visual depiction of how this piece makes you feel, or an illustration of what this music makes you think of- or something else entirely! You may use any medium you wish (ie, pastel, photography, sketch, digital media, drawing, paint).

Here are some links to motivate your young artists:​​


Simply label your students work (name, age, school), scan, and email to before Friday 23rd April.

How information on the 'Happy Birthday Mr Beethoven!' concerts, please click the link below.


Please let me know if you have any questions.


Ngā mihi


Micaela Bonnar
Auckland Symphony Orchestra