Dunedin Symphony Orchestra Events

Open Viewing of Our Home – Sunday 4 November, 3 pm – 5pm 

We are delighted to invite the public of Dunedin and the region to an open viewing event of our new home, Hanover Hall, this Sunday! Many people and organisations help the orchestra with the Hall fit-out. This will be an opportunity to see the result of the fit-out, including the specially-designed acoustic wall panels. Hanover Hall is also now an outstanding performance venue for local music organisations and contributes significantly to the city’s art and culture sector. Come and have a look this Sunday!

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Performance partners

The Dunedin Symphony Orchestra regularly accompanies productions by resident and touring opera, ballet, musical and choral companies. The following are our engagements for the 2018 season:

The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Nutcracker  – Royal New Zealand Ballet, Saturday 17 November, 7:30pm and Sunday 18 November 2018, 1:30 pm, Regent Theatre

Christmas 2018 is sure to be extra special, as the Royal New Zealand Ballet stages a national tour of the charming, festive tale The Nutcracker for the first time since 2010. 

Our story begins on Christmas Eve, as Tchaikovsky’s enchanting music (performed live by the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra) fills the air and Clara is given a nutcracker doll by her mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer.

As the clock strikes midnight she falls asleep and the drawing room is transformed. Skirmishes break out between the toy soldiers and motley crew of mice, but clever Clara saves the day, and the handsome Nutcracker Prince sweeps her away to the Marzipan Castle.

Clara and her Prince are captivated by dances representing tea, coffee, chocolate, marzipan and flowers, finishing with the spectacular dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – one of ballet’s most cherished showpieces.

On Christmas morning Clara awakes, knowing that the sweetest memories are made with those we love.