Peter and the Wolf & Other Creatures

Come along and explore the wild creatures of the earth with us. Enjoy the elegance of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Suite from Swan Lake’ before diving deep ‘In the Lair of the Cave Weta’ by New Zealand’s own Leonie Holmes. Marching our way through Anthony Ritchie’s ‘Procession’, we … Continue readingPeter and the Wolf & Other Creatures

Applications open for the Audrey Reid Composition Award

Applications are now open for the Audrey Reid composition Award. This is an annual award for an orchestral composition with prize money donated by the former Audrey Reid Charitable Trust. The aim of the Audrey Reid Composition Prize is to foster and encourage orchestral composition … Continue readingApplications open for the Audrey Reid Composition Award

Registrations for 2017 have now closed.

Registrations for the 2017 orchestra have now closed. However, there may still be vacancies for some instruments (especially brass). Please enquire by sending an email to, including details about your instrument, playing level and orchestral experience. Those who have registered for 2017 will receive an … Continue readingRegistrations for 2017 have now closed.

Semester 2 Concert: “Stone Mage, Sax & Symphony”

DYO proudly presents their second concert for 2016! Conductor: David Burchell Soloist: Elliot Tay (Alto Saxophone) Young Composer: Sam van Betuw   Be welcomed by the DYO with Von Suppe’s powerful and lyrical ‘Poet & Peasant Overture’. Malcolm Arnold’s ‘Little Suite’ will take you through … Continue readingSemester 2 Concert: “Stone Mage, Sax & Symphony”

Semester 1 Concert: “Tradition Reinvented”

DYO proudly presents their first concert for 2016! Conductor: Peter Adams Soloist: Jacinda Kumar (Violin) Join us in exploring Brahms‘ ‘Academic Festival Overture’, combining the dignification of university academia with student drinking songs. Float through the stars in New Zealand composer Salina Fisher‘s stunning piece … Continue readingSemester 1 Concert: “Tradition Reinvented”

DYO Presents: “These Lands are Ours”

DYO proudly presents their final concert for 2015! Conductor: David Burchell Soloist: Matthew Scadden Premiering Composer: Merlin Callister Collaborating Choir: City Choir Dunedin Join us in exploring Douglas Lilburn’s depiction of the New Zealand landscape in his ‘Drysdale Overture’. Marvel at the young talent of … Continue readingDYO Presents: “These Lands are Ours”