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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 Next

Our 2024 season opens with the DSO debut of renowned Swiss conductor Matthias Bamert, directing a programme of music by three of Germany's greatest composers: Beethoven, Brahms and Richard Strauss


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Latest News & Reviews

News - 02 Apr 2024

Samuel Jacobs, French Horn soloist for the 'Beethoven, Brahms and Strauss' concert

Ask any horn player who their favourite composer is and it is likely Richard Strauss’s name would come up more often than not. The beautiful, dramatic and lyrical lines Strauss writes for the horn are an absolute joy to play (and a devil to master), and he undoubtedly sits alongside other great composers such as Gustav Mahler, Johannes Brahms and Richard Wagner as someone who really understands what the horn can do. And luckily for us, Strauss went above and beyond those other three greats and wrote not one but two concertos for the horn.

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News - 02 Apr 2024

Matthias Bamert, the conductor for the 'Beethoven, Brahms and Strauss' concert

I am very much looking forward to returning to Dunedin. During my five years as Principal Guest Conductor of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, I visited Dunedin regularly and I have fond memories of a very attractive town in a beautiful surrounding.

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News - 01 Apr 2024

Newsletter April/May 2024 - Message From Philippa Harris, General Manager

Welcome to the DSO’s 2024! Drama. Lyrical beauty. Melodies that sweep you away. Our first 2024 series concert programme has all these, and we’re delighted that the series starts with two outstanding guest artists: soloist Samuel Jacobs and conductor Matthias Bamert, both with the DSO for the first time.

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News - 29 Mar 2024

DSO performs to an estimated 20,000 people!

2024 started with a bang for the DSO!

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+64 (03) 477 5623

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PO Box 5571

Dunedin 9054

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Hanover Hall

65 Hanover Street

Dunedin 9016

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