The move to alert level 1 means Kiwis are finally able to go out and watch live shows again - including orchestra performances.
But with the borders still closed, this means all the main headlining acts will no longer be able to travel to New Zealand until potentially next year.
So what does the future look like New Zealand's orchestra performances look like?
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra chief executive Barbara Glaser spoke to The AM Show.
Watch the video.