Ways to Support Us

The DSO’s distinguished history and passion for making world-class music contribute to the cultural capital of Ōtepoti Dunedin.

Your investment strengthens our performances, safeguards our commitment to our players, and enables us to grow our activities with innovative, high-quality programmes.



General Donations

DSO Donors

Sponsorship & Musician Partnerships

DSO Academy

Legacy - A gift for the future

DSO Foundation

Hire the Orchestra or Chamber Ensemble

General Donations

Your thoughtful generosity supports the heart of the DSO to keep making music.

We are grateful for every donation, large or small, they all make a difference to the future of the DSO.

All donations over $5 are tax deductible and receive an official tax receipt.

DSO Donors

We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to become a DSO Donor by making a donation of $200 or more.

Concertino $200+

Concertante Donors $500+

Bronze $1000+

Silver $2000+

Gold $5000+

Platinum $10000+

All donations of $200 plus will be acknowledged in our concert programmes books.

(Anonymity if desired)

Sponsorship & Musician Partnership

Enjoy a greater connection with your Orchestra or Guest Conductors and receive special benefits.

Become a Sponsor or Musician Partner

DSO Sponsorship and Musician Partnership options:

Conductor's Podium Sponsorship

$3500 +GST

20 complimentary tickets in any combination for any of the Series concerts.

Recognition of your individual investment or business logo alongside Principal Guest Conductor photo.

Meet the Conductor after the concert.

Priority booking privileges for special events.

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Concertmaster Sponsorship

$2500 + GST

16 complimentary tickets in any combination for any of the Series concerts.

Name and business recognition with name or logo under the Concert Masters photograph and page, linked logo on the DSO website.

Priority booking privileges for special events.

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Principal Musician Sponsorship

$1350 + GST

14 complimentary tickets in any combination for any of the Series concerts.

Recognition with logo/name under the sponsored Principal Musician’s photograph, on the Sponsorship acknowledgement page and linked logo on the DSO website.

Priority booking privileges for special events.

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Musician Partnership

$650 + GST

6 complimentary tickets in any combination for any of the Series concerts.

Recognition with logo/name under the sponsored Musician’s photograph, on the Sponsorship acknowledgement page and linked logo on the DSO website.

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DSO Academy

Patrons: Carol and Trevor Kempton

The DSO Academy, established in 2005 is proving popular with Dunedin’s younger players as it provides crucial opportunities to learn how to rehearse and perform. These are important skills for aspiring Dunedin Youth Orchestra and DSO players.

The Academy musicians meet once a week during the second and third school terms, and at the end of each term present a concert of their term’s work. This is for players between Grades 2 to 6.

The Director for 2022 is Rachel Barton, assisted by Rose Stevenson, both senior Dunedin violinists.

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Legacy - A gift for the future

Leaving a gift in your Will is one of the most lasting gifts you can make. It will safeguard the orchestra and live performance for future music lovers.

When the time is right for you to include a gift in your Will, please remember us and consider becoming a member of our family of DSO Guardians.

By making this lasting commitment, you will be leaving your own musical legacy for future generations to enjoy.

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DSO Foundation

The Dunedin Symphony Orchestra is trying to raise $6 million over 20 years to ensure its long-term survival.

We depend heavily on grants from organisations such as Creative New Zealand, the Dunedin City Council and the Otago Community Trust. However, funding is not guaranteed and if we should lose any of these grants, then the future of the orchestra would be in jeopardy.

You can help the DSO by including a bequest to the Foundation in your will. It is an easy way to create a lasting legacy of music for future generations. Your bequest, be it modest or substantial, will be sincerely appreciated.

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DSO Musicians for your special event

Add flair to your festivities with a DSO Ensemble, tailored to your event requirements and musical preferences.

Enhance your special event with live music from Dunedin’s finest musicians – available for weddings, private functions, corporate events and concert or recital-style performances.

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+64 (03) 477 5623

info@dso.org.nz

Address

PO Box 5571

Dunedin 9054

New Zealand

Hanover Hall

65 Hanover Street

Dunedin 9016

New Zealand

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