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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. Post-concert suppers will be served immediately after each International Series concert.

Contact us for further details or to book your place at Friends Events. Membership also entitles you to vote at the annual general meetings of the Dunedin Civic Orchestra Inc.

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2018 Friends Events

Attend a rehearsal:  Friday 13 April 2018, 6:30 pm
Dunedin Town Hall
Free of charge (members only)
Outstanding musicians discuss their lives and careers; then attend the rehearsal that follows.

Friends’ Musical Tastings:  Sunday 22 July 2018, 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 music presented by members of the Orchestra and music students from the University of Otago. Wines from the Murray Brennan’s and Dick Bunton’s Central Otago vineyards will compete for top honours.

Friends’ Special Guest – Judy Bellingham:  Sunday 19 August 2018, 3:00 pm
Venue to be confirmed.
$10 member, $20 non-member
Celebrated Professorial voice coach presents her book “Sing What You See, See What You Sing” and her two DVD’s “Warm Me Up, Judy” and “Body, Voice and Brain”. Audience participation? More than likely!!

Film Show “Portrait of a Composer” :  Sunday 16 September 2018, 3:00 pm
Hanover Hall, 65 Hanover Street, Dunedin
$10 member, $20 non-member
We will see Ken Russell’s wonderful film on Edward Elgar, with commentary by an Elgar expert.

Friends’ Special Guest Marian Weaver :  Sunday 28 October 2018, 3:00 pm
Hanover Hall, 65 Hanover Street, Dunedin
$10 member, $20 non-member
Following their concert performance on the 6th and 7th October, Marian Weaver will tell us the story of Barber shop singing – its origins and spread to become a worldwide activity: with a demonstration of its success in Dunedin.

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.

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