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Live orchestral music for the people of Ōtepoti Dunedin, Otago and Southland

Welcome to the DSO! Since 1966, Dunedin’s only professional orchestra has been a key contributor to local and regional cultural vibrancy. It presents its audiences and communities with a wide variety of orchestral masterpieces performed by top international and New Zealand conductors and soloists, as well as a comprehensive range of educational and outreach programmes.

What’s On

What does 2023 have in store for us?

  • Some favourite artists return, including new conductors Umberto Clerici, James Judd and Brent Stewart.
  • Collaborations with City Choir Dunedin, the Dunedin Concerto Competition, and the University.
  • More education projects, including a Play with the Orchestra.

Save the dates! DSO’s 2023 concert dates are:

Saturday 11 March: All you Need Is Love – some of the Beatles greatest hits!
Saturday 24 June: International Series I
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July: Matinee Series I
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August: Matinee Series II
Saturday 23 September: International Series II
Saturday 2 December: International Series III

Full details will be announced in late February.

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Latest News & Reviews

News - 12 Jan 2023

DSO 2023 Concerts

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News - 20 Dec 2022

Season's Greetings

Meri Kirihimete! Our best wishes for Christmas and the Festive season!

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News - 07 Dec 2022

Hooked on the classics

The six-person DSO band was travelling around schools in Dunedin and Queenstown to share their love of music with the pupils, she said.

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Review - 10 Nov 2022

Review: 'Amalia Plays Mendelssohn'

A well-balanced programme, superbly performed, kept a large town hall audience spellbound during Saturday’s Dunedin Symphony Orchestra concert, featuring fabulous New Zealand violinist Amalia Hall.

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Dunedin 9016

New Zealand