Brighter Future Appeal 2022

We are extremely grateful for all the donations we receive, large and small. It is especially appreciated as such support has helped us weather the challenges of the last few years. It is wonderful that so much commitment to the orchestra stretches back well over 50 years!

The opening of the world’s borders provides exciting possibilities for you to experience international soloists not seen in NZ for several years.

Today we begin our Brighter Future Appeal to help us transform these possibilities into world-class concerts and significant activities in 2023!

This year we have performed to over 4000 patrons. While attendances are down on 2019 concert levels, we look forward to audiences returning in greater numbers with our brighter future. Two highlights of the year so far have been:

Celebrating Matariki – Whakanuia Matariki was a first for the DSO, packed with original New Zealand compositions celebrating and honouring our cultural heritage, highlighted by Ko te tātai whetū, the world’s first taonga pūoro concerto performed by Ariana Tikao and Alistair Fraser.

Crouching Tiger, conducted by Umberto Clerici along with solo cellist Ashley Brown, was anything but boring! Bieber’s modern sounding and chaotic overture contrasted with Tan Dun’s emotionally exotic Crouching Tiger Cello Concerto.

“It’s great to be back playing live concerts again. I’m looking forward to playing with the DSO, the home of my first professional orchestra job" - Ashley Brown

On average 17,000 people benefit each year through involvement in our wide range of activities: concerts, collaborations, competitions, masterclasses, composers' workshops, DSO scholarships, pre-concert talks, concert recordings, School Outreach tours, and DSO Academy. And in 2023 the DSO will be collaborating with the Dunedin Youth Orchestra for the Dunedin Concerto Competition!

Will you support our Brighter Future Appeal?

Help us continue to provide our world class performances, our many activities and our collaborations essential to the long term success of the DSO. Enable us to bring you the exciting possibilities for 2023.

How your Donation today could help secure a bright future for the DSO

$50 - Could replace a harp string

$100 - Could give seven college students seats at a DSO concert

$250 - Could hire a music score

$500 - Could help record a concert

$1000 - Could help fund a masterclass with the Orchestra

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PO Box 5571

Dunedin 9054

New Zealand

Hanover Hall

65 Hanover Street

Dunedin 9016

New Zealand