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New Zealand Symphony Orchestra


NZSO with Edo de Waart. Photo by Stephen A’Court.

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is New Zealand’s national touring orchestra. One of the world’s oldest national symphony orchestras, its reputation for artistic excellence attracts many of the world’s leading conductors and soloists. This year, the NZSO was nominated for Best Orchestral Performance at the prestigious Grammy Awards.

Annually, the NZSO can perform more than 100 concerts in more than 30 different communities across New Zealand to audiences in excess of 100,000 people. Many more enjoy the Orchestra’s performances through Radio New Zealand Concert broadcasts, film soundtracks, which have included The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and CD recordings.

Recently, the NZSO appointed internationally acclaimed conductor Edo de Waart as its Music Director. Maestro de Waart has a prolific and illustrious conducting career spanning five decades and he has worked with some of the world’s leading orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera. From 1993-2003 he was Chief Conductor at the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

For more information about the NZSO’s exciting Season, visit www.nzso.co.nz