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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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2017 Friends Events

Attend a rehearsal:  Friday 28 April 2017 6:30 pm
King’s and Queen’s Performing Arts Centre
Free of charge (members only)
Join us to hear from outstanding musicians discussing their lives and careers; then attend the rehearsal that follows.

Masterclass:  Sunday 25 June 2017 3:00 pm
Hanover Hall, 65 Hanover Street, Dunedin.
$10 member, $20 non-member
Friends and their guests are invited to join Tessa Petersen as she presents a masterclass.

Musical Tastings:  Sunday 16 July 2017 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 Wine Society will be on offer.

“Survival of a Music Department”:  Sunday 3 September 2017 3:00 pm
Hanover Hall, 65 Hanover Street, Dunedin.
$10 member, $20 non-member
Emeritus Professor John Drummond discusses the challenges facing the University of Otago Music Department and providing musical education in 2017.

“Gallipoli to the Somme”:  Sunday 15 October 2017 3:00 pm
Hanover Hall, 65 Hanover Street, Dunedin.
$10 member, $20 non-member
Associate Professor Anthony Ritchie discusses how he came to write “Gallipoli to the Somme” which was debuted and was performed by the DSO in 2016.

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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