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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.

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The bird-themed second half of the concert opens with Biss's 'Four NZ Bird Songs'. The work was initially inspired by the threat of development of the main nesting site of the Tara-iti (NZ fairy tern). The work also depicts the pukeko and the karearea (NZ falcon).


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Latest News & Reviews

Review - 08 Jul 2024

NZ modern music at its most authentic

Despite the lure of an international sporting event on Saturday evening, the Dunedin Town Hall was packed for the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra’s midwinter concert conducted by James Judd

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News - 04 Jul 2024

ODT Article - DSO brings Matariki strands together

To celebrate Matariki, as part of the Puaka Matariki Festival, the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra is performing a special concert featuring Michael Norris’ 'Rerenga', bass Jonathan Lemalu and principal guest conductor James Judd. Rebecca Fox of the ODT asks them how they will remember, celebrate and look to the future this Matariki.

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News - 02 Jul 2024

Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Violin soloist in 'Journeys'

Given that Mozart challenged the Baroque norms and pushed the boundaries of harmony towards a more open expression of emotions, performing a concerto by him is a fun challenge.

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News - 02 Jul 2024

Jonathan Lemalu, Bass soloist, in 'Journeys'

Vocally, these Mahler songs demand the full range, from top to bottom, absolute lyricism and theatrical word painting, and with orchestra the vividness of the story lines is wonderfully HD and the emotions and textures palpable.

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