News - 08 Feb 2024

DSO appoints Principal Guest Conductor

The DSO has secured New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Music Director Emeritus James Judd as Principal Guest Conductor for 2024-26. We greatly look forward to the two DSO concerts he will be conducting this year.

I am honoured to be named Principal Guest Conductor of your wonderful DSO and hope you will enjoy the exciting season ahead.

In addition to a much-anticipated return concert with Umberto Clerici we will welcome back to New Zealand the Swiss conductor Matthias Bamert who some of you will remember as a previous Principal Guest Conductor of the NZSO. We also welcome Ingrid Martin to the DSO rostrum for the first time.

There are too many musical treats in store, including beautiful New Zealand music, to name in these few words, but I will mention that I am especially looking forward to performing Mahler songs with Jonathan Lemalu once again, in the great acoustic of Dunedin Town Hall.

James Judd
Principal Guest Conductor

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