Friends of the DSO
For only $20, become a member of the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra’s support organisation, Friends of the DSO. Their aim is to support the activities of the orchestra through post-concert suppers, chamber music concerts, meetings with the orchestra’s guest artists and social occasions.
Friends members are offered an exclusive advance booking period for tickets to the International and Matinée series concerts.
2020 Friends Events
Join us on Sunday afternoons, 3:00 pm at Hanover Hall, 65 Hanover Street, Dunedin
$10 member | $20 non-member
Sunday 10 May: An appointment with Shane Foster
The distinguished brass band conductor, Shane Foster, recently appointed conductor of the St Kilda Brass Band will reflect on his involvement with the band culture of the UK and now that of New Zealand. Dunedin has a rich Brass Band heritage and this is a rare opportunity to explore the past and present of brass music and musicians.
Sunday 28 June: The History of City Choir Dunedin with Dr Jenny Burchell
It is great to have Dr Burchell with us to speak about her well-received book on tracing the history of Dunedin’s ‘big choir’. She will discuss how the choir and the DSO have intersecting histories – with many amusing, and sometimes dramatic, incidents throughout the years.
Sunday 9 August: Musical Tastings
Enjoy the 2020 Musical Tastings – our annual encounter with good wine and music. The music will be provided by students from the University of Otago Music School in a concert preceding the Tastings. This is a very popular afternoon in the Friends programme. Don’t miss it!
Sunday 13 September: A Chamber Music Soiree
Hear some of the DSO’s possible future players! This concert will throw the spotlight on some of the very best secondary school instrumental musicians in the city who will have taken part in the regional finals of Chamber Music NZ’s annual Chamber Music Contest held in June.
Can you help?
The Friends of the DSO provide assistance with mail-outs, serving post-concert suppers and other behind the scenes functions. If you are able to donate your time please contact us and let us know if you are available nights, days or weekends. Use the contact form below for general information and enquiries.