Concert Series Subscription (Closed for 2023)

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Nau mai, haere mai, and welcome

We are thrilled to present details of the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra’s 2023 concerts.

Our year starts a little differently with All You Need Is Love, a programme of 28 of the Beatles’ greatest hits. Sharing the stage with the DSO will be stars of Dunedin’s musical theatre, along with talented contemporary music students from the University’s School of Performing Arts.

The International and Matinee Series concerts are at the heart of the orchestra’s 2023 events, and some of the highlights will be:

  • The return of our eminent conductors: James Judd, Brent Stewart, Kenneth Young, and Umberto Clerici, as well as London-based conductor Simon Over (last here in 2019).
  • Top soloists: internationally acclaimed tenor Simon O’Neill, mezzo-soprano Wendy Dawn Thompson, and Australian pianist Konstantin Shamray, as well as New Zealand’s own taonga pūoro specialist Ariana Tikao and up-and-coming pianist Benjamin Carter.
  • DSO’s own talented musicians: the woodwinds in Dvořák’s Serenade, the strings in Mozart’s Divertimento, and DSO’s versatile Principal Trumpeter Ralph Miller as a concerto soloist

The repertoire includes many musical treasures:

  • From Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 (known as the Elvira Madigan concerto)
  • To Mahler’s spectacular The Song of the Earth
    As well as the sweeping Romanticism of works by Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

DSO is proud to showcase New Zealand repertoire. 2023 concerts include:

  • Two world premières of works by local composers Anthony Ritchie and Gillian Whitehead
  • Works by Brigid Bisley, Ariana Tikao, Philip Brownlee and Larry Pruden.

Other 2023 activities for the DSO include two concerts with City Choir Dunedin, the Dunedin Concerto Competition Finals, as well as our extensive range of education projects: Otago and Southland school tours, DSO Academy, Play with the Orchestra, and many collaborations with the University’s School of the Performing Arts – all helping to contribute to the country’s musical fabric.

To all our subscribers, ticket buyers, business partners, donors, funders and volunteer supporters – thank you. Your dedicated support is integral to our musical success, and we can’t wait for you to join us to experience the power of music for yourself.

We look forward to welcoming you to a DSO concert soon. Kia manahau.

Megan Bartlett - Chair of the DSO Board

Philippa Harris – General Manager

Become a Concert Series subscriber

For as little as $32 per concert ($27 for Concessions) you can enjoy a world of superb orchestral music and world-class artists here in Dunedin.
  • Early-bird savings of up to 33% on single concert ticket prices.
  • Flexibility – attend between two or more concerts at discounted prices.
  • Guaranteed seating – secure in advance the best available seats for the season.
  • Book from home – subscribe by booking on-line, by email, by phone, or by post.
  • Personalised service – reserve your seats directly with the DSO.
  • Golden Circle bonus – International Series subscribers seated in this area also receive a free programme and complimentary glass of wine or juice at these concerts.
  • Special offers of discounted ticket prices and priority booking periods to other DSO concerts.
  • Newsletters – subscribers also receive free DSO Newsletters, keeping you up-to-date with the Orchestra’s news and activities.

Flexi-Ticket Vouchers

Pick and mix – only $37 per concert for a seat in any area (subject to availability)

With a Flexi-Ticket Voucher, you can choose one seat per concert to any three concerts in our International and Matinee Series.

  • First, complete the Flexi-Ticket Voucher section on the booking form in this brochure and send that (by post or email) to the DSO along with your payment.  Alternatively, you can book your Flexi-Ticket Voucher online. We will then send you your Flexi-Ticket Voucher.
  • Once you have received your Flexi-Ticket Voucher from us, the next step is to reserve the specific seats for your chosen concerts.  Take your Flexi-Ticket Voucher to the Regent Theatre Box Office (hours: Weekdays 9.00 am – 5.30 pm). The Regent Theatre will then provide you with your concert tickets (booking fees may apply).
  • These bookings can be made from Tuesday 30 May onwards, the start of the Flexi priority booking period.
  • If you live out of town, please phone the DSO office on (03)477 5623 to discuss alternative arrangements.

Family Tickets
These will be available only for individual concert ticket sales from Friday 2 June onwards, i.e. not as a concert series subscription.

Gift Vouchers

Great birthday or other gifts!

Gift vouchers for the orchestra's concerts make a suberb gift.

To purchase a voucher, please contact us clicking the link below or phone (03)477 5623

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Important Dates - Ngā rā Whakamaumahara

Friday 31 March
Deadline for renewing 2022 subscribers to retain the same seats they booked last year.

Tuesday 30 May until Thursday 1 June
Priority period for individual series concert ticket sales for Flexi-Ticket Voucher holders. Please note that ticket sales during this period are available only for purchases made in person at the Regent Theatre.

Friday 2 June
Individual Series Concerts on sale
Public sales of tickets for individual concerts in the 2023 concert series will be on sale from 2 June.

Please note that programmes and artists are subject to change.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a subscriber?

Book online:

Book and pay by credit card in one simple on-line process. You can find the on-line series booking and credit card forms, here.

You can also book online and pay by direct credit. (Please do not send us your credit card details by email). You will need to put SUB and the subscriber’s name as the reference. Once your subscription order has been matched with your payment, your subscription tickets will be posted to you.

Use the Booking form in the brochure:

You can download a copy of our brochure or you can call the office to get one sent to you in the mail.

Complete the application form and return it to us electronically, or scan/email it to us, or post it to us. You can choose to pay by direct credit or credit card.(Please do not send us your credit card details by email)

By Phone:

You can also phone the office on (03)4775623 to make your booking.


You can choose a subscription to the International Series (3 concerts in the Series) and/or the Matinee Series (2 concerts in the Series).

International concerts are at 7.30 pm at the Town Hall.

Matinees are at the King's and Queen’s Performing Arts Centre at 5 pm on Saturdays and 3 pm on Sundays. A subscription ticket is valid for either Saturday or Sunday, not both.


Plans for the venues are on the booking form in the brochure. Please call the office if you need further assistance choosing your seats.


Call the office on (03)4775623 or email

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+64 (03) 477 5623


PO Box 5571

Dunedin 9054

New Zealand

Hanover Hall

65 Hanover Street

Dunedin 9016

New Zealand