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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.

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2019 Friends Events

Friends’ Musical Tastings:  Sunday 19 May 2019, 3:00 pm
Hanover Hall, 65 Hanover Street, Dunedin
$10 member, $20 non-member
Friends and their guests are invited to tastings of wine, cheese, and to enjoy a programme of music presented by members of the Orchestra and music students from the University of Otago.

Donald, Neil and Sydney:  Sunday 30 June 2019, 3:00 pm
Hanover Hall, 65 Hanover Street, Dunedin
$10 member, $20 non-member
What do Sydney Manowitz (Violin), Donald Cullington (Piano) and Neil Favell (French Horn) have in common? Well, for a start – Brahms’s Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano

Attend a Rehearsal:  Friday 23 August 2019, 6:30 pm
Dunedin Town Hall
Free of charge (members only)
Meet the conductor and artists that will be performing Anthony Ritchie’s From the Southern Marches on 24 August.

Training a Children’s Choir:  Sunday 15 September 2019, 3:00 pm
Hanover Hall, 65 Hanover Street, Dunedin
$10 member, $20 non-member
Meet Alison Tay (Fairfield School’s Head of Music) and the Fairfield School Choir who so impressed us all at the 2018 Carmina Burana performance. Together with a marimba and, they will demonstrate the importance of a music programme in a primary school, preparing a children’s choir for performance and how to teach tuned percussion.

Restoration Man:  Sunday 3 November 2019, 3:00 pm
Hanover Hall, 65 Hanover Street, Dunedin
$10 member, $20 non-member
Restoration work has been an important part of making Hanover Hall the new home of the DSO. Join John Seddon of Seddon’s Fibrous Plaster as he describes the restoration work done in Hanover Hall and in other projects undertaken throughout Dunedin and NZ.

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.

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