Dunedin Symphony Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Reunion – Sunday 2 October 2016
Half a century of musical history was recalled as past and present members of the DSO gathered on Sunday 2 October. About 70 past and present orchestra members were in Dunedin attending the reunion, including watching or taking part in Saturday 1 October’s performance of ‘Gallipoli to the Somme’ performance as part of the Arts Festival Dunedin.
On Sunday the group gathered at the DSO Rooms in Carnegie Centre to perform together as part of a ‘play-in’ conducted by Peter Adams. The group also enjoyed lunch together and spent the afternoon swapping stories about the orchestra’s history. Members travelled from around New Zealand for the reunion. The longest-serving member taking part was Dunedin-based violinist Patricia Leen, who had been with the orchestra since its formation in February 1966.’ Otago Daily Times, Monday 3 October, 2016 (Front page)