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DSO welcoming new conductors for the season

The power of live orchestral music to entertain and bring people together in uncertain times is at the heart of the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra’s 2022 season, announced recently.

Symphony orchestra’s return a triumph!

The complete and utter joy of making and experiencing music was palpable at Dunedin Town Hall on Friday night as a Covidlimited audience were treated to a superb performance by Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.

Music finds a way in a pandemic

Covid-19 has come with a silver lining for pianist Diedre Irons — she is in demand and has had her work heard internationally online. She tells Rebecca Fox about windfalls and keeping work fresh.

Appeal aims to help DSO deal with challenges

The Dunedin Symphony Orchestra will launch its inaugural Keep Making Music Appeal on Monday.

DSO Schools Tour: sharing classical music with kids

Q: What do the theme from James Bond, Fauré’s Pavane and Paul Desmond’s Take Five have in common? A: They’re all being performed by a small ensemble from the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra who are touring primary and intermediate schools in the Otago Region at the moment. Upbeat caught up with one of the musicians, flutist Feby Idrus, to find out how things were going so far.

Orchestra given years of backing

The Dunedin Symphony Orchestra has been granted $270,000 in the first multi-year grant issued by the Otago Community Trust to an organisation in the arts and culture sector

DSO November 2021 Newsletter

Read all about our upcoming concerts and activities in our Newsletter for November 2021.

Sunshine on a damp Dunedin day

A programme of sunny, pastoral music was the perfect antidote to Sunday’s damp, chilly weather, as the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra concluded its matinee series concerts.

Interview with Conductor Marc Taddei

Conductor Marc Taddei has been waiting for a chance to perform Knecht’s Grand Symphonie — Pastorale. He tells Rebecca Fox of the ODT about the unusual pairing with Beethoven’s Symphony No 6.

Orchestra brings beautiful melodies to the fore

Strings, woodwind and voice all had their time to shine in the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra’s Songs and Serenades matinee series concerts at the weekend

Performance truly momentous occasion!

A large audience was treated to a wonderful evening of opera excerpts in the Dunedin Town Hall on Saturday when New Zealand international singers Anna Leese and Simon O’Neill delivered thrilling performances from operas they have sung in prestigious venues such as Covent Garden and New York’s Metropolitan Opera.

Rach 2 - Russian Romantics Concert Review

A near-capacity house was thunderous in its applause for an evening with pianist Jian Liu and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra conducted by Simon Over.

Russian Romantics soloist Jian Liu share his thoughts.

A near-capacity house was thunderous in its applause for an evening with pianist Jian Liu and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra conducted by Simon Over.

Guest Pianist shines as conductor lifts DSO.

A near-capacity house was thunderous in its applause for an evening with pianist Jian Liu and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra conducted by Simon Over.

Dunedin Symphony Orchestra’s 50 years a joy!

For a city of this size, Dunedin's symphony orchestra is a real triumph. Since its formation 50 years ago, the orchestra has gone from strength to strength, and on Saturday evening a packed town hall (including the "Gods'') was treated to a momentous Gala 50th Anniversary Concert.

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